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Checklist S28994099

 
Location
Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
8 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Observers:
Ted Keyel
Comments:
N/A
Species
54 species (+8 other taxa) total
22
Canada Goose
1
Wood Duck
29
Northern Pintail
5
Common Goldeneye
2
Common Merganser
1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
4916
Sandhill Crane

Today was an extremely challenging day for counting Sandhill Cranes. Unlike yesterday where almost all of the birds passed, today many flocks would spin back around. When those birds turned back around, I tried to keep an estimation of how many birds in what sized flocks were moving back and would not count flocks of similar sizes.
The waterbird counter watched >3000 birds cross.

© Ted Keyel

Average Quality

© Ted Keyel

Average Quality
2
Killdeer
1
Greater Yellowlegs
14
Ring-billed Gull
12
Herring Gull
1
Common Loon
1
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Egret

Very large white heron, all yellow bill, yellow eye, long, black legs, long neck crooked.

© Ted Keyel

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26
Turkey Vulture
28
Northern Harrier
1504
Sharp-shinned Hawk

Exact count. Great day for watching Sharpy migration. Hourly breakdown: 99, 306, 286, 203, 96, 188, 110, 154, 54, 6. Only two young birds.

© Ted Keyel

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© Ted Keyel

Average Quality

© Ted Keyel

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© Ted Keyel

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© Ted Keyel

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© Ted Keyel

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4
Cooper's Hawk
2
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk
5
Northern Goshawk

© Ted Keyel

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19
Bald Eagle
3
Red-shouldered Hawk

Two juvs and one adult. White crescents and rectangularish wingshape noticeable on all three, with the red wash on the underside visible on the adult.

© Ted Keyel

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121
Red-tailed Hawk
4
Red-tailed Hawk (calurus/alascensis)

Three adults and one juv. Unlike yesterday's bird which seemed to circle back around for most of the afternoon, these birds left. The waterbird counter saw the first adult cross. The second adult just went by once, the third bird was a juv (first for the season), and the fourth bird was pretty far out to the north on the same line as the Bald Eagles and just heading out. The red tail was visible on all three adults. I was unable to photograph the last adult.

© Ted Keyel

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2nd dark bird of the day

© Ted Keyel

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3rd dark bird of the day, and the first dark juv.

© Ted Keyel

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1st dark bird of the day.

14
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)
15
Rough-legged Hawk

© Ted Keyel

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© Ted Keyel

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1
Buteo sp.

Hard to tell at the distance if it was a dark RL or dark RT, though my inclination is that it was a 5th dark RT. It was just on a powered flight on the same line as the 4th dark RT (and many of the RLs).

1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker
23
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
39
American Kestrel

© Ted Keyel

Average Quality
4
Merlin
2
Blue Jay
21
American Crow
38
Common Raven
1
Barn Swallow
4
Black-capped Chickadee
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
11
Golden-crowned Kinglet
2
Eastern Bluebird
222
American Robin
17
European Starling
1
Bohemian Waxwing
8
Evening Grosbeak
23
Purple Finch
2
Common Redpoll
4
Red Crossbill
41
Pine Siskin
30
finch sp.
2
American Tree Sparrow
3
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
7
Song Sparrow
31
Red-winged Blackbird
44
Brown-headed Cowbird
82
Rusty Blackbird
2
Rusty/Brewer's Blackbird
319
Common Grackle

many large flocks of grackles and mixed grackle/blackbird flocks and mixed grackle/robin flocks

120
blackbird sp.

There were quite a few distant mixed blackbird flocks that were just a little too far to call the non-grackle species.

15
passerine sp.
 

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

Yes