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Location
Prime Hook NWR, Sussex County, Delaware, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue May 16, 2017 5:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
15 hour(s)
Distance:
15.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Keith Maley
Species
121 species (+1 other taxa) total
28
Canada Goose
14
Wood Duck
8
Mallard
10
American Black Duck
1
Hooded Merganser

Small, brown merganser with cinnamon crest, white wing markings, thin bill, swimming alone in Turtle Pond.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2
Wild Turkey
11
Mourning Dove
1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
1
Black-billed Cuckoo

Seen well along Dike Trail where it perched low, feasting on tent caterpillars.

1
Common Nighthawk

Flying over Turkle Pond, just after sunset.

8
Chimney Swift
5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
5
Black-necked Stilt
6
American Avocet

2 from Dike Trail, 4 from Prime Hook Beach Road.

65
Black-bellied Plover
55
Semipalmated Plover

Majority in plowed field along Cods Road

2
Killdeer
14
Ruddy Turnstone
1
Stilt Sandpiper

Associating with Lesser Yellowlegs, from bench outlook along Black Farm Trail.

© Keith Maley

17
Sanderling
230
Dunlin
44
Least Sandpiper
25
Semipalmated Sandpiper
65
Short-billed Dowitcher
6
Spotted Sandpiper
7
Greater Yellowlegs
9
Willet
28
Lesser Yellowlegs
250
Laughing Gull
32
Ring-billed Gull
7
Herring Gull
5
Great Black-backed Gull
13
Least Tern

All resting on sand bar with some Forster's Terns off the end of Dike Trail.

17
Forster's Tern
120
Black Skimmer
18
Double-crested Cormorant
13
Great Blue Heron
2
Great Egret
33
Snowy Egret
1
Green Heron
2
White Ibis

2 ibis transitioning from brown to white perched up in dead snags where the water crosses Black Farm Trail.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2

© Keith Maley

© Keith Maley

28
Glossy Ibis

Flyovers. 4 at Fowler Beach Road, 24 over Visitor Center.

2
Black Vulture
19
Turkey Vulture
8
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
5
Bald Eagle
1
Red-tailed Hawk

Hovering behavior, like a Rough-legged Hawk, high in the air over Turkle Pond Road.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
3
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Pileated Woodpecker

In woods along Turkle Pond Road, just past the entrance gate.

2
Northern Flicker
9
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Acadian Flycatcher
2
Eastern Phoebe
23
Great Crested Flycatcher
9
Eastern Kingbird
1
White-eyed Vireo
5
Red-eyed Vireo
6
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
2
Fish Crow
1
Horned Lark

Cods Road.

17
Purple Martin
48
Tree Swallow
20
Barn Swallow
2
Carolina Chickadee
8
Tufted Titmouse
2
House Wren
2
Marsh Wren
7
Carolina Wren
7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
4
Eastern Bluebird
2
Veery

One on Pine Grove Trail, One on Boardwalk Trail.

10
American Robin
16
Gray Catbird
6
Brown Thrasher
4
Northern Mockingbird
22
European Starling
5
Cedar Waxwing
5
House Finch
8
American Goldfinch
1
Grasshopper Sparrow

Perched up singing in the field to the left as you approach the Visitor Center.

12
Chipping Sparrow
17
Field Sparrow
1
White-crowned Sparrow

Perched up in shrubs that line the field on the right as you approach the Visitor Center.

2
White-throated Sparrow

Pine Grove Trail and Dike Trail.

11
Seaside Sparrow
1
Saltmarsh Sparrow

Sparrow resting briefly in marsh grass along Fowler Beach Road footpath. Significantly lighter in overall appearance than the nearby Seaside Sparrows. Orange face with gray auricular, large bill, sloped forehead, faint streaking on the flanks, even less on the white breast.

1
Savannah Sparrow

Fowler Beach footpath.

2
Song Sparrow
3
Eastern Towhee
1
Yellow-breasted Chat
3
Eastern Meadowlark
4
Orchard Oriole
1
Baltimore Oriole

Blue Goose Trail, high in Tulip Poplar.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
43
Red-winged Blackbird
18
Brown-headed Cowbird
56
Common Grackle
4
Ovenbird
1
Black-and-white Warbler
1
Prothonotary Warbler
23
Common Yellowthroat
25
American Redstart

Vast majority female-types.

2
Northern Parula
5
Magnolia Warbler
5
Yellow Warbler
3
Blackpoll Warbler
1
Black-throated Blue Warbler

Blue Goose Trail

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
2
Pine Warbler

Pine Grove Trail

2
Yellow-throated Warbler

Pine Grove Trail

1
Prairie Warbler
1
Black-throated Green Warbler

Pine Grove Trail

1
Canada Warbler

Pine Grove Trail

1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)

Possible female Blackburnian or Blackpoll, brief views.

1
Summer Tanager

Pine Grove Trail. Vocalizing in the evening.

1
Scarlet Tanager

Pine Grove Trail. Singing in the morning.

12
Northern Cardinal
9
Blue Grosbeak
11
Indigo Bunting
3
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes