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Checklist S41798537

 
Location
Shinnecock Inlet, Suffolk County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 42 minute(s)
Distance:
0.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael McBrien
Species
34 species (+2 other taxa) total
225
40
12
2

in the AMBD rafts

3

in the AMBD rafts

250
2

males, in the AMBD rafts

1

male, in the scaup flocks

1500
18

those that were noticed, during an extensive study

1
Tufted Duck x scaup sp. (hybrid)

**very rare hybrid - male, superficially like TUDU with fully dark back, bold white flank panel, and white overlapping the black nail of the bill; distinct from Tufted Duck based on small knotted tuft at the rear corner of the head, back fading to dark gray on the shoulders, and green glossy iridescence apparent at some angles

© Michael McBrien

© Michael McBrien

© Michael McBrien

8

**high count - exact tally during a close inspective of the COEI/scoter rafts just inside the bay, 7 distinctly separated females, 1 imm male; females - tan brown overall, noticeably different than the warm cinnamon brown of female COEIs, short black bills, subtle impression of an eyering; immature male - orange bill knob, white chest, no white on back

© Michael McBrien

1800
1

**very rare taxa on LI and in southern New England, though possibly overlooked and occurring in small numbers -- female; distinctive relatively cold, gray-brown tone overall with pale face making it easy to refind among the other female COEIs; bill lobes short and pointed; bill dark sooty gray with pale olive tip (vs. a more uniform gray olive overall); forehead seemed fairly steep compared to the normal gradual sloped forehead of Dresser's, but this might be a function of the short bill lobes; additionally, the white edging on the secondaries was rather bold compared to adjacent Dresser's

325
400
175
600

large raft inside the bay, singing all morning

150
120
45
16
1

**rare, esp on the East End, but nearly annual along the South Shore - dark Podiceps grebe, with peaked forehead, puffy rear end, blurred dusky markings on the neck and face (vs. clear black/white border on HOGRs)

© Michael McBrien

33
2
1
40
150
1

*late, following a big freeze-out - calling from the marina

50
300
30
3

on the ocean

22
2

TYs, sitting on the flats, chilling with some Harbor Seals

© Michael McBrien

© Michael McBrien

2
 

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

Yes