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Checklist S40257379

 
Location
Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:25 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 50 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Very Oldsquawk
Comments:
With Alan Ryff
Species
29 species total
7
Canada Goose
X
Greater Scaup

IN mixed flock showing wing stripe extended into primaries

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
3
White-winged Scoter
3
Long-tailed Duck
X
Common Merganser

Most in mixed flock flying over; one in water

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1
Red-breasted Merganser
3
Sharp-tailed Grouse
X
Ring-billed Gull
X
Herring Gull
5
Common Loon

3 flyovers, 2 in water

1
Turkey Vulture
1
Bald Eagle
1
Snowy Owl

© Very Oldsquawk

4
Blue Jay
2
Common Raven
2
Horned Lark
6
Black-capped Chickadee
7
Red-breasted Nuthatch
1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2
Golden-crowned Kinglet
7
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird

© Very Oldsquawk

© Very Oldsquawk

2
Pine Grosbeak
200
Common Redpoll

Migrating flocks of different sizes

1
American Goldfinch
3
Snow Bunting
6
Dark-eyed Junco
2
Rusty Blackbird
1
Brewer's Blackbird

Fall Brewer's showing matte black plumage with upper wing coverts, tertials and secondaries showing no rusty margins; dark face and crown on Brewer's displayed no rusty highlights apparent on rusty blackbird's face and crown. Cowbird eliminated by bill shape (short, thin bill shape of Brewer’s) and its dark eye; grackle eliminated by its larger stout bill and its longer tail;; lack of either speckles, streaks, or red lesser and yellow median coverts eliminated starlings and red-winged blackbirds. Brewer's first heard in roadside alder bushes before it flew into a jack pine where two rusty blackbirds joined it; flight displayed a slightly rounded, longer tail on the Brewers and a more squared tail on the rusty. One rusty aggressively followed the Brewer’s to the mud near the bird feeders where they could be more closely examined. Misty rain prevented the use of a camera way too precious to be used to document a Brewer's . . .

 

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

Yes