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Checklist S43409048

 
Location
Island Beach SP, Ocean County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
23.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Steven Weiss
Comments:
Fork at end of Spizzle Creek trail impassable without knee high boots.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
28 species total
X
Brant
4
Canada Goose
2
Mallard
3
King Eider

Females, mixed in with commons along backside of jetty. Originally reported one, but when checking for another photo I found a shot with three in it. All had lighter face than common, shorter and dark bill with the upturned “grinning” look.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 3
Sex Unknown

© Steven Weiss

Age:
Unknown
Sex:
Female

© Steven Weiss

X
Common Eider

© Steven Weiss

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male

© Steven Weiss

Rosy breast visible

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
3
Black Scoter
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 3
Female
Sex Unknown
3
Bufflehead
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 2
Sex Unknown
7
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Mourning Dove
10
Ruddy Turnstone
X
Sanderling
35
Purple Sandpiper

© Steven Weiss

X
Ring-billed Gull
X
Herring Gull
X
Great Black-backed Gull
1
Red-throated Loon

Inlet

6
Common Loon
1
Short-eared Owl

Flew up from side of trail and out of sight. Short, stocky looking, dark colored. Very short tail, rounded head, blunt in front with no bill visible from side view. Aboslutely silent wing beats as it flew off. Basing ID on structure and habitat. Too big for screech owl, and too small for great horned owl. Definitely not a harrier. Flew up and out from ground area at edge of trail, in a marsh area. Second time in week that a bird of prey flew off from the trail, seeing me before I saw it. Last week the bird was much larger and much whiter. Likely a snowy owl, but I did not list it. Really need to start wearing GoPro when walking trails alone.

2
American Crow
6
Carolina Chickadee
1
Carolina Wren
X
Cedar Waxwing
X
House Finch

Heard only

1
Savannah Sparrow

© Steven Weiss

3
Song Sparrow
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler
4
Northern Cardinal
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female 2
Sex Unknown
2
House Sparrow
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
 

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Yes