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Checklist S23985617

 
Location
Prime Hook NWR, Sussex County, Delaware, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 20, 2015 11:06 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 19 minute(s)
Distance:
10.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Alan Kneidel
Comments:
Turkle Pond, Broad kill, prime, fowler -- very high tide -- hot and steamy
Species
77 species (+2 other taxa) total
5
12
1
1

Broadkill

2
2
5
1

Prime Hook Beach Road calling

6

Broadkill

2

Fowler

2

Fowler

2

Fowler

1

Fowler

15

High count

75

summering birds i assume -- Fowler

175

*high count, almost all basic plumage, likely summering

1

alternate plumage

2

alternate plumage

12
500
5
3
25
5
1

***rare -- just a handful of DE ebird records, none away from Cape Henlopen/IRI -- sitting on exposed mudflat island on northside of final Broadkill Beach Road causeway -- full alternate plumage, with dark cap, long black scythe-like bill, very white plumage with visible pink blush to breast, short legs photos and video taken:

Roseate Tern - Prime Hook NWR, DE - 6/20/15

Roseate Tern - Prime Hook NWR, DE - 6/20/15

link to video:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/35322683@N05/18993130472/in/dateposted-public/

100
120
10
9

Continuing on Fowler, very distant to the south but still unmistakable

8
3
10
1
4
1
2
1

Turkle

2

Turkle

1
1
4

Turkle

2
2
10
5
1
1
2
3
1
1

Turkle

5
2
1
4
12
2
1
2
2
3
10

Fowler

1
2
1
30
5
1
2
3

Turkle

1

Turkle

3

Turkle, all singing males

2
4

Turkle

4
2
2
1

*rare, continuing on Cods Road -- was technically on refuge property according to google maps, singing on wire just south of Clifton residence before flying short distance to east -- seen and heard well

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
5
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes