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Checklist S27301515

 
Location
Farmington Bay WMA, Davis County, Utah, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
4.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Matthew Pendleton
Comments:

Submitted from eBird Android 1.0.0
Species
36 species (+5 other taxa) total
6
Tundra Swan
8
Cinnamon Teal

Rusty red ducks seen at close range.

1500
Northern Shoveler
75
Gadwall
2
Mallard
1000
Northern Pintail
300
Green-winged Teal
1
Ring-necked Duck
1
Lesser Scaup
8
Common Goldeneye
75
Common Merganser

Abundant. Not an exact count but estimated the best I could.

1
Ruddy Duck
100
duck sp.
1
Ring-necked Pheasant
15
Pied-billed Grebe
75
Eurasian Collared-Dove
1000
American Coot (Red-shielded)
200
Ring-billed Gull
100
California Gull
75
Herring Gull
2
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull

© Matthew Pendleton

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1
Herring/Lesser Black-backed Gull

This gull gave me fits. It looks really good for just a 1st cycle Lesser Black-backed but the bill and bill end look very big to me. In comparison to the Herring it looks bigger or at the very least as big. Half the time I see a Lesser Black-backed I think it looks almost as big or as big as a Herring which always bugs me since the books say they are the size of a California. I considered Western Gull as well, given the size and the bill feel like they fit really well, but I haven't heard of a Western having this much white on the head. I now think it is possible that I'm over thinking this gull which is complicating a possible confident ID. Maybe I'll just give it up and call it a hybrid, just kidding but maybe. Any thoughts or help on this bird are welcome.

© Matthew Pendleton

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© Matthew Pendleton

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© Matthew Pendleton

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Any reviewers combing through the library please feel free to give me your take on this bird. http://ebird.org/ebird/edit/checklist?subID=S27301515 My email- mpendl10@gmail.com

1
Herring x Glaucous Gull (hybrid)

Interesting 2nd cycle big gull and at first glance appeared to be a Glaucous Gull but primaries don't seem white enough. Medium brown primaries with frosted tips. With a closer look it also seemed to have some other Herring traits. For example the bill looks like a mix to me.

Glaucous x Herring Hybrid

3000
Larus sp.

The majority seen in the distance across the bay and at the dump.

12
Great Blue Heron
4
White-faced Ibis

Exact count, all black shorebird with a long curved bill, red eye.

20
Northern Harrier

Conservative count. Probably the most harriers I have ever seen in one place.

60
Bald Eagle
8
Red-tailed Hawk
7
American Kestrel

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6
Black-billed Magpie
1
American Crow
10
Common Raven
10
crow/raven sp.

Not sure. Very distant.

5
American Pipit
4
Dark-eyed Junco
20
White-crowned Sparrow
10
Song Sparrow
100
Red-winged Blackbird
15
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes