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Checklist S27779984

 
Location
Lake Henry, Crowley County, Colorado, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Feb 21, 2016 2:50 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
6
Duration:
45 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
Rick Wright List , Ted Floyd
Comments:
With Rick Right, Elena Klaver, Topiltzin Martinez, Hannah Floyd, and Andrew Floyd. Sunny and mild; winds calm.
Species
21 species (+3 other taxa) total
10
Canada Goose

Distant. Looked large.

10
Mallard
1
Green-winged Teal
10
Aythya sp.
8
Common Goldeneye
703
Common Merganser

1x1 count, and you can bet I missed a bunch of them.

2
Red-breasted Merganser
100
duck sp.

Bare-bones minimum; perhaps many more. Too far out for study (or interest); we focused on the mergansers and gulls.

15
Scaled Quail
2
Eurasian Collared-Dove
2
Killdeer

One Killdeer...Two Killdeer...

200
Ring-billed Gull
12
Herring Gull
2
Lesser Black-backed Gull

One was an adult or near-adult bird that I did not get on; seen by Rick. He mentioned the quite dark "mantle" and white head. I saw and studied in detail a first- or second-cycle, mainly in flight out over the lake. In flight: dark wings, gray back, prominent black tail band and whitish upper tail coverts and rectrix bases; lanky, long-winged look overall. On the water, again lanky and long, with pale head conspicuously pin-headed. I'm pretty sure there were two first/second-cycle birds, but we'll leave it at the one, well-studied bird.

1
Great Blue Heron
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
American Kestrel
2
Loggerhead Shrike

Roadside birds; we stopped to ID both. Both were characteristically short-tailed and stub-billed (relative to Northern), with (relatively) dark and contrasting plumage.

1
American Crow
8
Horned Lark
2
sparrow sp.

Probably White-crowns; along the road.

4
Western Meadowlark
75
Red-winged Blackbird
2
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes