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Checklist S39804509

 
Location
Fort Morgan State Historic Site, Baldwin County, Alabama, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Eric Haskell
Species
57 species (+3 other taxa) total
60

salt marsh area between fort sea wall and beach, flock flew up twice and all individuals showed blue on wings

© Eric Haskell

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flock mostly in eclipse plumage

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flock mostly in eclipse plumage

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flock mostly in eclipse plumage

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flock mostly in eclipse plumage

2

pair flew from trees near Stables entrance onto powerlines

© Eric Haskell

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12
2

stables area, possibly 3, face of one seen clearly with yellow bill

© Eric Haskell

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photo only of 1 bird's rear, in mixed flock

8

in mixed flock on the beach, all in nonbreeding plumage

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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1

solo on beach side near breached dune

6

all on the gulf side, in nonbreeding plumage

1

gulf side, in nonbreeding plumage

30

gulf side, in nonbreeding plumage, fewer numbers than normal, perhaps due to debris

© Eric Haskell

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2

joined Sanderlings, smaller with dark legs and shorter black bills than Western

1

bay riprap behind Stables

6

gulf side, in nonbreeding plumage

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one willet probing through hurricane debris where new salt marsh is draining to beach

100

both sides, in nonbreeding plumage

2

in only big beach flock along gulf shore, disturbed by beachcombers

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1

© Eric Haskell

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immature in background with White Pelican, Terns and Laughing Gulls

Age:
Juvenile
50

see Gull and Pelican photos too, mostly on gulf shore but also in flight

7
100

see Gull and Pelican photos too, mostly on gulf shore but also in flight

© Eric Haskell

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multiple terns

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multiple terns

7

in mixed flock on beach

15
large tern sp.
6

Possibly more, all seen from Stables area during storms, 1 seen early, but 6 seen in group around 2pm as 3rd storm front rolled through.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown 3

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

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© Eric Haskell

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Female

© Eric Haskell

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4

shore side

1

on beach initially with mixed flock of shorebirds, flew to salt marsh

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flying with Royal Tern over gulf

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on shore with Skimmers and Terns

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flying

200

large groups in water off Mobile Pt., and on dock posts by ferry

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group perched on dock posts near ferry stn.

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Age:
Immature

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group near Mobile Point foregrounding approaching Carnival Fantasy

Age:
Juvenile
4

on beach and in marsh, maybe more

2

one in salt marsh, one on bay riprap

7

6 with LBH on bay side rip rap area

© Eric Haskell

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beginning of walk about 1035hrs

© Eric Haskell

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seen upon return at 2:20pm

1

photo with Snowy Egrets on bay riprap behind Stables

2

chasing each other on Mobile Pt. near fishermen

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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4

joined White Pelican in new salt marsh

1

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

1

in "bunker" area on brush at top, flew off toward main fort

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1

fresh plumage, in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach

1

fresh plumage, in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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5

Stables

6

maybe more, flying below Frigatebirds

5
swallow sp.

undersides white

1

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

1

pines by mowed fort bunkers

© Eric Haskell

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1

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
2

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

6

pairs around pines by mowed fort bunkers

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
1

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, tawny spectacles and dark spots on throat offset by clean belly

1
Catharus sp.

Stables area, alone with spotted breast, buffy facial area, dull brown back. Not seen well due to rain.

2

in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach

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1

Stables area

4
40

powerlines over mowed area

4

pines by mowed fort bunkers

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3 finches at puddle near pines

1

near Mobile Pt. on beach side, diagnosed by buffy breast, orange malar and streaked flanks, bill a bit shorter than Salt Marsh Sparrow, but no reddish tinge to flank streaks, and the belly was not clean white. Also, the breast streaks within the buffy breast were bold rather than blurry.

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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8

salt marsh area between fort sea wall and beach

1

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

2

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1

in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach. Dull yellow with some white on flanks, light eyeline more extensive than Orange-crowned Warbler.

© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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© Eric Haskell

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2

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks

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

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, possibly 3. Either females or immature males.

1

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, maybe 2 individuals but rainy conditions made following the flock difficult

3

in Yaupon mixed flock near new salt marsh between maintenance area and beach.

© Eric Haskell

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Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

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Sex:
Female
3

pines by mowed fort bunkers

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on lower left after bathing in puddle

1

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, larger than warblers and uniform dull orangish look with thick bill; rainy conditions made following the flock difficult

2

Stables in 1 of 2 mixed flocks, maybe 3 individuals but rainy conditions made following the flock difficult

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
 

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

Yes