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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
Canada Goose
12
Mallard
1
American Black Duck
1
Northern Bobwhite

Broadkill

2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2
Mourning Dove
5
Chimney Swift
1
Clapper Rail

Prime Hook Beach Road calling

6
Black-necked Stilt

Broadkill

2
American Oystercatcher

Fowler

2
Semipalmated Plover

Fowler

2
Killdeer

Fowler

1
Ruddy Turnstone

Fowler

15
Red Knot

High count

75
Semipalmated Sandpiper

summering birds i assume -- Fowler

175
Short-billed Dowitcher

*high count, almost all basic plumage, likely summering

1
Short-billed Dowitcher (griseus)

alternate plumage

2
Short-billed Dowitcher (hendersoni)

alternate plumage

12
Willet (Eastern)
500
Laughing Gull
5
Ring-billed Gull
3
Herring Gull
25
Great Black-backed Gull
5
Least Tern
1
Roseate Tern

***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
Forster's Tern
120
Black Skimmer
10
Double-crested Cormorant
9
American White Pelican

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

8
Great Blue Heron
3
Great Egret
10
Snowy Egret
1
Green Heron
4
Osprey
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
2
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Acadian Flycatcher

Turkle

2
Great Crested Flycatcher

Turkle

1
Eastern Kingbird
1
White-eyed Vireo
4
Red-eyed Vireo

Turkle

2
Blue Jay
2
Purple Martin
10
Tree Swallow
5
Barn Swallow
1
Carolina Chickadee
1
Tufted Titmouse
2
House Wren
3
Marsh Wren
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1
Wood Thrush

Turkle

5
American Robin
2
Gray Catbird
1
Brown Thrasher
4
Northern Mockingbird
12
European Starling
2
Cedar Waxwing
1
House Finch
2
American Goldfinch
2
Chipping Sparrow
3
Field Sparrow
10
Seaside Sparrow

Fowler

1
Song Sparrow
2
Eastern Towhee
1
Yellow-breasted Chat
30
Red-winged Blackbird
5
Brown-headed Cowbird
1
Common Grackle
2
Boat-tailed Grackle
3
Ovenbird

Turkle

1
Worm-eating Warbler

Turkle

3
Prothonotary Warbler

Turkle, all singing males

2
Common Yellowthroat
4
Pine Warbler

Turkle

4
Northern Cardinal
2
Blue Grosbeak
2
Indigo Bunting
1
Dickcissel

*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
House Sparrow
 

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