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Checklist S39973515

 
Location
Rondeau Provincial Park (general location for observations within the park), Chatham-Kent County, Ontario, CA ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:27 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 27 minute(s)
Observers:
steve charbonneau
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.149
Species
25 species (+1 other taxa) total
1

I was doing the daily lakewatch at Dog Beach. I first saw this goose through the scope while looking north at a distance of about 1 km. It was flying into the strong SW wind but was moving quite rapidly. I was able to see an all dark head, neck and breast on a smallish goose and immediately knew it was a brant. The wings were almost pointed and it was flying about 25m above the water. I watched it for the next 30 seconds, as it got closer. I got my camera ready and watched a bit longer. I then attempted a few photos as it flew in front of me at a distance of about 150m. I included 3 photos, one of them lightened a lot to show contrasting black and white areas of the bird (the white rump was obvious as it flew away from me). They also showed a small, stubby bill. Unfortunately the sun was bright and in my face. I believe this is the first county record record since 2011.

© steve charbonneau

Heavily cropped

© steve charbonneau

Flying towards me. Heavily cropped.

© steve charbonneau

I really lightened this photo to show as much contrast as possible

16
2
22
1
14
55
Greater/Lesser Scaup
2
26
8
56
200
150
6
1
4
18
15
1
1
1
1
5
1
75
2
 

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

Yes