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Checklist S33084890

 
Location
Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Kent County, Delaware, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
8 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Jerald Reb
Comments:
Bombay Hook CBC.

Weather quite variable; cold with light rain at times, warms and partly sunny at others. Crazy winds and pouring rain arrived shortly before we left.
Covered quite a bit of territory: entrance road, VC area, Finis, Allee House. Andy and I walked the boardwalk trail after everyone else had left.
With Andy Ednie, Dave, and Howard.
Two-lifer day!!!
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.113
Species
70 species (+2 other taxa) total
20000
Snow Goose

Conservative estimate.

1
Ross's Goose

**RARE. Flyover picked out by Andy Ednie. 2/3 the size of SNGO.

1
Cackling Goose

**RARE. Found by Andy Ednie from Shearness tower. Smaller than CANG.

300
Canada Goose
60
Tundra Swan
50
Northern Shoveler
10
Gadwall
300
Mallard
250
American Black Duck
50
Northern Pintail
5
Green-winged Teal
1
Lesser Scaup
20
Bufflehead
10
merganser sp.

COME or RBME seen flying in the distance.

15
Ruddy Duck
19
Mourning Dove

Whitehall Rd.

5
American Avocet
50
Dunlin
1
American Woodcock
2
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Willet
2
Lesser Yellowlegs
35
Ring-billed Gull
1
Great Black-backed Gull
3
Great Blue Heron
3
Black Vulture
3
Turkey Vulture
15
Northern Harrier
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk

Female.

10
Bald Eagle
1
Red-shouldered Hawk
3
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Barn Owl
2
Belted Kingfisher
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
3
Downy Woodpecker
7
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
1
Peregrine Falcon
5
Blue Jay
1
American Crow
2
crow sp.
15
Horned Lark
5
Carolina Chickadee
2
Tufted Titmouse
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
Brown Creeper
5
Carolina Wren
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
15
Eastern Bluebird
10
American Robin
3
Northern Mockingbird
2
European Starling
10
House Finch
4
American Goldfinch
5
Field Sparrow
2
American Tree Sparrow

Somewhat like a larger, prettier chipping sparrow with bright red cap. Breast spot very distinct. Lifer #292!

3
Fox Sparrow
5
Dark-eyed Junco
15
White-throated Sparrow
7
Savannah Sparrow
30
Song Sparrow
4
Swamp Sparrow
5
Eastern Towhee
1
Yellow-breasted Chat

*LATE. With first OCWA on Whitehall Neck Rd. I only caught a glimpse of the bright yellow breast through the bush, but other experienced birders saw it well enough to confirm.

30
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Common Grackle
2
Orange-crowned Warbler

** RARE. One on Whitehall Neck Rd. Just outside refuge (in bush across the road from the 45 mph speed limit sign. The other in restricted area. Rather drab greenish warblers with yellow underparts and eye arcs. Chris Rowe attached photo on his checklist. Chip note rather like Cape May, but a bit lower. Lifer #291!

2
Yellow-rumped Warbler
5
Northern Cardinal
10
House Sparrow
 

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