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Checklist S30291552

 
Location
Moriches Bay and Inlet, Suffolk County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:50 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael McBrien
Species
39 species (+2 other taxa) total
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4
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38

almost all basic SYs

3

2 basic SY-types; 1 near alt

1

basic SY

2

SYs

9

flock of 6 flyover early on; 3 more touched down with the WESA

1

**Uncommon in June; bright alt that arrived on the flats with 3 Semis; possibly a late migrant. First adult WESA I've seen here in mid-June

© Michael McBrien

12

one appeared to be a near-alt hendersoni, but was preoccupied and couldn't refind it later

14
1

ratty SY, touched down briefly on the tern flat; took off to the west; ratty primaries

4

all subads

16
1

SY on flats

© Michael McBrien

3
4
175

many flying about bay; max ~80 on flats just before we left; 1 SY; 1 TY

1

***Very Rare - probable TY Eastern Siberian COTE; distinctive from local COTEs in multiple ways: obvious all-dark bill (subtly straighter and smaller), dark red/brown legs, dusky underparts, flanks, and armpits. Primary pattern very obviously different than hirundo TYs. Tail was also very long for a TY, reaching (and extending beyond) pp tips. Photos below; will insert more excerpts from my field notes tomorrow.

[also of note, my phone was extremely low on battery energy when we discovered the tern and it wouldn't allow me to take normal iPhotos . . . so I had to resort to documenting the COTE exclusively through saved Snapchat photos]

© Michael McBrien

© Michael McBrien

© Michael McBrien

8

*large count; 5 ads; 1 TY, 1 SY

2
6
4
7
18

all flyovers toward the marshes to the east

2
1
1
2

near police station at toll booth

1

** odd bird for barrier beach; flying e to w along dune line - dusky brown upper chest, tan wash down to vent, subtly blunt wings,

3

all e to w along dune line while walking along 4WD road

20

2 e to w flying with TRSWs

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8
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5
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Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes