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Checklist S43767714

 
Location
Pte. Mouillee SGA, Monroe County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Kenneth Bishop
Comments:
Eurasian Wigeon chase. Note to reviewer: most duck counts are estimates as there were 1000s of ducks in the lagoons.
Species
40 species (+2 other taxa) total
6
Snow Goose

Both Blue Morph and White Morph. Continuing at southwest corner of Vermet Unit viewable from Cell 3 or 4. Blue Morph had distinctive white head and dark bodies. Pinkish bill with grin patch visible on both morphs. Photos.

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

6
Greater White-fronted Goose

Medium-sized brown geese with white frontal feathering and orange bills. Foraging directly behind the Snow Geese in the southwest corner of the Vermet Unit. Photos.

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

150
Canada Goose
100
Mute Swan
15
Tundra Swan

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

50
Northern Shoveler

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

250
Gadwall

© Kenneth Bishop

1
Eurasian Wigeon

Target Species. Spotted from Cell 3 and 4 on the Vermet Unit, Southwest Corner near the Snow Geese at about 230 PM. After spending well over an hour sifting through rafts of foraging ducks, my patience paid off. Medium-sized dabbling duck with blue bill, red head with a pale stripe on forehead. Pink sides. Mixed with flock of Redhead and American Wigeon. I observed this duck through my scope for nearly 20 minutes. Distant photos taken.

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

250
American Wigeon

© Kenneth Bishop

50
Mallard
3
American Black Duck

© Kenneth Bishop

50
Northern Pintail

© Kenneth Bishop

5
Green-winged Teal
500
Redhead
100
Ring-necked Duck
5
Greater Scaup
5
Lesser Scaup
4
Bufflehead
3
Hooded Merganser
2
Common Merganser
25
Ruddy Duck
2500
duck sp.
2
Pied-billed Grebe

© Kenneth Bishop

100
American Coot
2
Sandhill Crane
5
Killdeer
10
Ring-billed Gull
1
Herring Gull
50
gull sp.
1
Great Blue Heron
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier
1
Bald Eagle
1
Snowy Owl

White owl with gray and black markings. Possibly saw 2 different ones but hard to say. Photos.

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

© Kenneth Bishop

1
American Crow
200
European Starling
4
American Pipit
2
American Tree Sparrow
4
Song Sparrow
50
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Rusty Blackbird
8
Common Grackle
 

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