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Checklist S34039121

 
Location
Fort De Soto Park, Pinellas County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:58 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
46 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Karl Overman , Robert Epstein List
Comments:
with Robert Epstein. cool, overcast. A bike race closed the north beach area for us.
Species
24 species total
300
Redhead
6
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Wilson's Plover
6
Semipalmated Plover
1
Marbled Godwit

well off the east beach on flats

7
Ruddy Turnstone
8
Sanderling
15
Least Sandpiper
8
Short-billed Dowitcher
1
Willet
50
Laughing Gull
50
Ring-billed Gull
1
Brown Booby

one juvenile bird seen in flight from East Beach as the bird flew parallel to and quite close to the bridge. Large size, dark coloration, distinctive long pointed bill. Could not see white on rump that would make it a juvenile Gannet. I would prefer to call this bird Northern Gannet/Brown Booby as not seeing the white rump at the distance we were observing it (even with a scope) does not rule out that it actually had a white rump. The bird distantly landed in the water in front of the bridge.

60
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American White Pelican
8
Brown Pelican
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
1
Little Blue Heron
4
Turkey Vulture
6
Osprey
1
Loggerhead Shrike
2
Northern Mockingbird
 

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

Yes