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Checklist S42422744

 
Location
Long Beach, Fairfield County, Connecticut, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:30 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
0.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Arthur Shippee
Species
13 species (+2 other taxa) total
20
American Black Duck

Many more in various locations around. Marsh side.

1
Velvet/White-winged Scoter

Surf side

20
Long-tailed Duck

At least, in a couple of rafts. Surf side

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 10
Female 10
Sex Unknown
12
Bufflehead

Marsh side

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 6
Female 6
Sex Unknown
8
Common Goldeneye

Surf side

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 4
Female 4
Sex Unknown
2
Hooded Merganser

Marsh side

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
8
Red-breasted Merganser

Marsh side

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 4
Female 4
Sex Unknown
2
Sanderling
30
Dunlin

Sanderling & Dunlin surf side.

© Arthur Shippee

© Arthur Shippee

10
Ring-billed Gull

There were a bunch of gulls around, RBGU & HEGU so far as I could tell, considerably more than 20

10
Herring Gull
30
gull sp.

Total 50 gulls is not from a count, but from recollection to give a sense of scale. It could have been a good number more, but not many times more. Review Greg Hanisek suggested I enter some number here to reflect more clearly what I saw. I wasn't paying them much attention.

1
Common Loon

© Arthur Shippee

Marsh side. Tx. to Greg Hanisek for correction.

11
Horned Lark
1
Savannah Sparrow (Ipswich)

© Arthur Shippee

Note from reviewer Greg Hanisek, "The bird you entered as sparrow sp. can be identified from your good photo. It is an Ipswich race of Savannah Sparrow, a specialty of Long Beach in winter because it is restricted almost entirely to dune habitat. It's identifiable as a Savannah because of the short, sharply notched tail and pink legs. Its bulky look and overall grayish tones ID it as an Ipswich. Some details of the dorsal surface also are good for Ipswich." Tx!

 

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

Yes