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Checklist S26123184

 
Location
Rondeau Provincial Park (general location for observations within the park), Chatham-Kent County, Ontario, CA ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
steve charbonneau
Species
33 species (+1 other taxa) total
75
Canada Goose
2
Mute Swan
35
American Wigeon
25
Mallard
50
Redhead
4
Lesser Scaup
85
Greater/Lesser Scaup
4
White-winged Scoter
75
Bufflehead
30
Common Goldeneye
60
Red-breasted Merganser
57
Ruddy Duck
28
Horned Grebe
1
Eared Grebe

Continuing bird just south of the VC beach access.

© steve charbonneau

Very distant photo, cropped.

1
Purple Sandpiper

At 8:00 at Dog Beach, the second of 2 short-eared owls came along and the owl was flying south towards me but was out over the water a bit. I walked out to the water's edge with my camera and took a few photos. The owl then banked and I took my camera down. At this time, a shorebird came straight at me, also flying north to south along the beach. It was only about 10 metres away from me when I first saw it and it was about 1 metre off the ground. It swerved around me, missing me by a couple of metres. I turned and followed it with binoculars as it continued south and eventually went around the corner about 1/2 km south. It zigzagged a bit, going away from the water's edge, then back near it but it never stopped. I walked that way a few minutes later to see if it landed but it was long gone. Fairly large, all dark shorebird with a dark tail and white wing stripe. Excellent looks both head on (no binoculars but very close) and when it was going away from me. No doubt to identification.

40
Bonaparte's Gull
90
Ring-billed Gull
125
Herring Gull
11
Great Black-backed Gull
1
Red-throated Loon
3
Common Loon
4
Bald Eagle

All adults, flying together

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 4
2
Short-eared Owl

Migrating along the shoreline and out over the water. Both heading south along Dog Beach within 10 minutes of each other.

© steve charbonneau

The second one.

1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Blue Jay
2
Black-capped Chickadee
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
3
American Goldfinch
4
American Tree Sparrow
5
Dark-eyed Junco
1
Brown-headed Cowbird
2
Northern Cardinal
6
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes