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Checklist S36335809

 
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
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12
1
8
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8
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1

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

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© Mike Mencotti

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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.

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

Yes