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Checklist S40198123

 
Location
Lake Park--general, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 7 minute(s)
Distance:
1.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Thomas Wood
Comments:
N/A
Species
35 species (+5 other taxa) total
27
1
14
1
1
1
3
1
1
5
Larus sp.
1
2
2
1
1
woodpecker sp.
3
7
2
2
2
1
wren sp.

Suspect Marsh Wren due to the strong white supercilium, but didn't see the mantle streaks, underparts, or have a good enough look at the crown during this short observation. It wasn't red enough to be a Carolina Wren, and I thought it was too large to be a Sedge Wren and of course Winter Wren, but I didn't see enough to rule out an improbable Bewick's Wren. The House Wren was eliminated by the supercilium.

15
3
2
1
9
1

This may have been a hatch-year bird because I noticed a small area of streaking on the side of the breast near the bend of the wing. It had a thin white eyering on a brownish face, with a darker brown postocular stripe. I was using my 20-60X,80mm spotting scope, so I examined the lores, and they were pale which eliminated a Chipping Sparrow. The crown had reddish-brown lateral stripes and a white median stripe. Both a moustachial stripe and lateral throat stripe were obvious on this bird. The back was brown with longitudinal black stripes, but the nape was gray. The bill was pink, but Field Sparrow could be eliminated by the facial pattern. It was distinctly smaller than the Song Sparrow, 2 Tree Sparrows, and Dark-eyed Juncos that were with it.

3
1
24
3
4
1
1
sparrow sp.
1

This bird was well seen as it foraged just above the ground in the shrubs and weeds at the edge of the lawn. I observed it from as close as 20 feet using 10X42 binoculars under sunny conditions. It had a dark olive back with no wingbars, a gray hood and a broad, distinct white eye ring. the throat was yellow as were most of the underparts except for a white area on the belly. The lower belly and undertail coverts were yellow. The bill was too small for a Connecticut Warbler, and the yellow throat, brightness of the yellow underparts, and lack of any gray on the breast eliminated that species. Mourning Warbler would not have such a distinct eye ring and it would also show gray on the breast.

2
2
2
3
8
passerine sp.
 

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

Yes