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Checklist S39580816

 
Location
Fish Point SWA, Tuscola County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
1 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Joe Soehnel
Comments:
Will complete all bird sightings later in the day. I remained with the Ruff the entire time so didn't count the good numbers of waterfowl in the two spots where you can see the open water beyond the cattails.
Species
30 species (+1 other taxa) total
475
Canada Goose
6
Wood Duck
4
Blue-winged Teal
250
Mallard
35
Northern Pintail
5
Green-winged Teal
8
Hooded Merganser
3
Sandhill Crane
1
Black-bellied Plover
2
Killdeer
1
Ruff

Monica Essenmacher re-found the RUFF this morning at shortly after 8:00AM and texted me. I got out there at 9:30 and finally re-found it right around 10:00AM. I left it at 11:15AM and it was still there at that time. Documentation will be provided to state eBird Monitor. Click HERE for one minute video of the Ruff's movements while feeding.

© Joe Soehnel

17
Dunlin
1
Least Sandpiper
7
Pectoral Sandpiper
2
Long-billed Dowitcher

Continuing. Observed and heard giving 'peep' calls while feeding.

1
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher

Non vocal dowitcher.

4
Wilson's Snipe
4
Lesser Yellowlegs
25
Ring-billed Gull
2
Caspian Tern

Continuing. Loafing with RBGU.

3
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Great Blue Heron
16
Great Egret
2
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Continuing. Both immature birds.

120
Tree Swallow

92 counted on lines plus conservative estimate of those flying over the marsh.

2
American Pipit
6
White-crowned Sparrow
2
Savannah Sparrow
2
Swamp Sparrow
725
Red-winged Blackbird
10
Rusty Blackbird
 

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

Yes