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Location
Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:38 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
7.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Mike Mencotti
Comments:
Drove along Roberts Road. Hiked from Sigler Road out to the banana. Most of the shorebirds were seen on long Pond at the northwest corner, not far from the Sigler Road parking area. I did not check bloody run unit.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.114
Species
76 species total
5
Canada Goose
45
Mute Swan
5
Blue-winged Teal
3
Northern Shoveler
4
Gadwall
7
American Wigeon
25
Mallard
12
Green-winged Teal
1
Canvasback
8
Redhead
2
Greater Scaup
31
Lesser Scaup
8
Bufflehead
1
Common Merganser
1
Red-breasted Merganser
80
Ruddy Duck
1
Ring-necked Pheasant
12
Pied-billed Grebe
2
Horned Grebe
1
Eared Grebe

Continuing bird In Cell four. Wispy plume rises up past the top of the head.

1
Mourning Dove
1
Sora
35
American Coot
1
Semipalmated Plover
5
Killdeer
157
Dunlin

© Mike Mencotti

3
Pectoral Sandpiper
4
Long-billed Dowitcher

Plump birds with sewing machine motion feeding. Longish bills. Originally thought these birds were Short-billed Dowitchers, but after some careful consideration, I am listing these as this species. The reasons: I observed that the undertail was noticeably whitish compared to their rufous bellies. The SBDO should show consistent orange from belly through the tail region; Time of year: This species is much more likely to show up now, than SBDO would (this is and of itself would not make or break the ID, but a state eBird editor pointed this out to me.) I am so primed that the default dowitcher is SBDO, that this species originally was not on my radar; it has always been a "shorebird Fall" migrant to me. Also, it has a "hunched back" appearance, a trait pointed out to me by the eBird editor.

© Mike Mencotti

Average Quality

This photo was taken at long distance in horrid lighting conditions with a point-and-shoot camera taxed to its amx.

3
Spotted Sandpiper
4
Solitary Sandpiper
4
Lesser Yellowlegs
25
Bonaparte's Gull
8
Ring-billed Gull
6
Herring Gull
1
Great Black-backed Gull
35
Caspian Tern
2
Common Tern
15
Forster's Tern
79
Double-crested Cormorant
4
American White Pelican
6
Great Blue Heron
5
Great Egret
2
Osprey
2
Northern Harrier
5
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker
1
Northern Flicker
2
Warbling Vireo
3
Blue Jay
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1
Purple Martin
7
Tree Swallow
4
Barn Swallow
1
Black-capped Chickadee
1
White-breasted Nuthatch
6
House Wren
1
Marsh Wren
2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
American Robin
3
European Starling
3
American Goldfinch
6
Song Sparrow
3
Swamp Sparrow
1
Baltimore Oriole
150
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Brown-headed Cowbird
25
Common Grackle
1
Nashville Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
5
Yellow Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2
Northern Cardinal
1
House Sparrow
 

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