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Checklist S40354041

 
Location
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:04 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
7 hour(s), 10 minute(s)
Distance:
3.86 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Richard Aracil
Comments:
Areas covered: West 1/3 of lagoon, parking lot, Orchard Beach, Twin Island, east side trail of Hunter Island, southeast margin of Hunter Is. Stopped numerous times to thoroughly scan the Sound with scope.
Species
59 species (+3 other taxa) total
175

Conservative estimate.

170
4
5
21
52
1

Flew in off the Sound and came quite close to beach before flying out again.

© Richard Aracil

Average Quality
2

Were with a very distant flock of 22 Scoter sp (most likely Surf based on relative size), in flight. These two had obvious white secondary panels.

1

Female-type. Small scoter with steep bill profile and pale cheek patch contrasting with crown. Very distant and not photgraphable, but scope views were decisive for ID.

22
Surf/Black Scoter

Seen at great distance in flight. Based on size relative to the 2 White-winged mixed in, I strongly lean Surf.

51
9
1
4
2
shorebird sp.

In flight and too distant for ID, but dark with long downcurved bills. Purple Sandpiper/Dunlin.

3

2 way out over the sound and 1 off Glen Is.

1

*Continuing rarity. Seen through scope loafing on the beach with a group of Laughing Gulls. Was slowly working my way closer to the flock in order to get good photos, but bird disappeared while I stopped to scan the Sound. Saw the red bill and legs, black auricular dot.

195

Minimum estimate. Still numerous for date. Schools of fish close to surface were attracting hundreds of gulls from all directions. Scanned through these feeding frenzies very carefully, but did not find anything rare.

400

Minimum estimate. Schools of fish close to surface were attracting hundreds of gulls from all directions. Scanned through these feeding frenzies very carefully, but did not find anything rare.

84
30
6

Exact count. Birds were seen simultaneously.

© Richard Aracil

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4

© Richard Aracil

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3

All immatures with whitish bellies contrasting with dusky upper breast. Loafing with DCCOs on offshore rocks and decidedly bigger than them.

1100

Minimum estimate. Around sunset, offshore rocks covered with roosting cormorants.

© Richard Aracil

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© Richard Aracil

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4
5
1

© Richard Aracil

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4
3
2
2
1
1
1

*Rare for the date. Along the trail up the east side of Hunter Island.

© Richard Aracil

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11
2
1
crow sp.
1
1

Unseen but clearly heard the high, somewhat Song Sparrow-like doubled "chimp" calls in dense vegetation.

1

Heard the distinct calls and then got momentary views of it.

© Richard Aracil

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1
4
1
4
1

© Richard Aracil

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© Richard Aracil

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2
31
2
5
1
2
9
44
1
11
4
1
1

Blue-gray head with distinct white eyering. Underparts all yellow except for vent.

© Richard Aracil

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© Richard Aracil

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© Richard Aracil

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4
4
14
 

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

Yes