Checklist S24582981

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Owner Marilyn Henry

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Traveling
  • 2
  • 1 mi
Comments

Some sun to very overcast. A major storm arriving. Light SW winds, it got windier as the storm approached. 80 dropping to 75 degrees or so. Mary and Emily Delia joined us briefly for the Red Knot.
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 32
  2. Number observed: 7

    Comments: In with the Mallards in the main shorebird pool.

  3. Number observed: 6
  4. Number observed: 45

    Comments: All over the main shorebird pool. This is a conservative count.

  5. Number observed: 18
  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult still in some breeding plumage. The middle of the main shorebird pool. The short bill, the salmon breast coloring, the overall large, stocky structure, and the barring on the rear flanks. The bird was actively feeding for most of the time we were watching it. When it did preen after a bit, we saw the rump and tail exposed. The pale gray light barring on the rump and the plain tail are unique.

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  7. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Very poor phone - scope shots available if needed. We saw the overall slim structure - a cross between a Dowitcher and a tringa. They were all actively feeding with their rapid probing. Much quicker than a Dowitcher's more deliberate, slower action. Bills were thinner, shorter, and had a slight droop at the tip.

  8. Number observed: 11
  9. Number observed: 22

    Comments: Scattered on the more grassy areas of the shorebird pool. Again, a conservative count. We have no pics of these as we were concentrating on the Red Knot. This species is known to occur here with the drawn down bogs. Distinctive with the densely streaked breast and the size. Like a large Least Sandpiper.

  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 1

    Comments: A juvenile bird with buffy fringes and bars to the tertials - ruling out LB Dow juvenile - which would be exceedingly early anyway. The main shorebird pool.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
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  12. Number observed: 2
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 13
  16. Number observed: 6

    Comments: One was a juvenile bird. Begging. Here is a phone - scope shot. It shows three of the birds. We had six at once at one point. This is a known staging area for them after breeding. Gull-billed Terns - White/s Bog

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1 5
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 10
  19. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Flew from another drawn down impoundment to the main shorebird impoundment. Flew in as we were leaving - flew in with the Great Egrets.

  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 8

    Comments: Flew in as we were leaving. A small flock.

  22. Number observed: 5
  23. Number observed: 1

    Comments: On the entry road in.

  24. crow sp.

    Number observed: 4

    Comments: On the mud, looked small, but we aren't sure - never vocalized.

  25. Number observed: 20
  26. Number observed: 15
  27. Number observed: 4
  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Sandra Keller:
  1. Number observed: 6
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