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Checklist S29558910

 
Location
Grand Rapids, OH, yard, Lucas County, Ohio, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Wed May 11, 2016 6:30 AM
Protocol:
Area
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Area: 5.0 ac
Observers:
Tom Kemp
Comments:
Met a fine young birder named Doug Gilbert
Species
73 species (+1 other taxa) total
16
3
8
2
2
8
1
2
1
3
31
4
2
2
1

Seen at 6 pm flying over our yard to the northeast at a distance of 50-60 yards, viewed for perhaps 30 seconds; a crow-sized raptor, appeared all dark (viewed against light sky in south); shape - wings were long and pointed, falcon shaped but narrower; tail was long and narrow; flight style - leisurely wing beats, buoyant flight. Gave the overall impression of a long, slender falcon. Other birds considered: Peregrine falcon - this falcon has a heavier build, slightly wider wings and shorter tail, and has a more powerful flight style; Northern harrier - flight style is a bit similar, but wing shape is totally wrong. Habitat - Maumee River corridor with floodplain forest and brushy meadows. I admit I am identifying this bird based mostly on shape and flight style, but I am confident of my ID

2
1
Buteo sp.
2
2
3
1
1
1
2
1
3
3
1
30
2
1
2
10
10
24
1
3
1
1
2
1
2
1
10
5
10
1
5
1
1
8
5
1
6
5
3
5
10
1
2
4
3
3
1
1
1
6
1
3
7
1
3
8
2
 

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

Yes