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Checklist S31825404

 
Location
Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Atlantic County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
4 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
8.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Kyle Point List , Mason Sieges
Species
64 species (+10 other taxa) total
30
3
15
30
1
4
4
120
60
1
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)
80
Mallard/American Black Duck
55
450

Conversative count. Many flocks in NW and SW Pool. Frequently stirred up by hunting perergines

180
duck sp.
4
5
1
55
3
80
1
300
90
peep sp.
25
1
25
1
1
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
40
shorebird sp.
1

Harassing terns off South Dike, probably driven in by the strong NE winds (20-30 mph)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
75
5
160
40
9
40
55
7

Early. All off Turtle Cove, non-breeding plumage. Likely driven off the coast by high NE winds

180
5
80
100
9
1

Immature dark morph. Overall grayish. Yellow eye contrasted with dark lores and completely dark bill. Black legs. Larger than nearby snowy egrets but smaller than great blue herons and great egrets. Initially spotted in salt marsh off South Dike before Turtle Cove and eventually flew into East Pool with a group of other egrets and herons. Possibly the same bird that spent part of the summer/fall at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County? The strong NE winds could have driven it south along the coast. Poor digiscoped photos (driving wind and rain)

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1

© Mason Sieges

© Mason Sieges

© Mason Sieges

© Mason Sieges

4
5
2
1
2
4
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1
2

One repeatedly dove into the water to avoid a peregrine!

1
woodpecker sp.
4
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 1
Sex Unknown 1
2
30
10
25
1
15
4

Clear demarcation of buff and white on chest, blurry streaks rather than crisp

25
1
Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow)
35

Early. Foraging on the dikes with a mix of saltmarsh, Nelson's, and seaside sparrows. Probably concentrated on the Drive because of high winds and rain.

4
10
sparrow sp.
1
20
15
1
1
1

On South Dike!

9
1
passerine sp.

Nearly got taken out by a couple peregrines up high, no idea how it eventually escaped by shedding altitude and dropping into the Phragmites

 

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

Yes