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Checklist S45251304

 
Location
Presque Isle Park, Marquette County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri May 04, 2018 11:21 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
53 minute(s)
Distance:
0.73 mile(s)
Observers:
Chiri2k14 Big Year 2018 List , Joseph Kurtz List , Nathan Martineau
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.8.1
Species
39 species total
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Seriously bizarre observation in broad daylight. Picked it up as a speck far away over the ridge southeast of Sugarloaf Mountain as I was scoping a small distant kettle of Turkey Vultures. Immediately knew it was something weird. Kept it in the scope as it flew northeast over the lake toward the west shore of the peninsula where we were standing. Color overall seemed a nondescript darkish brown at first. Medium-length, blunt tipped tail and broad oval-shaped wings. Wingbeats floppy and 5-10 at a time interspersed with short, clumsy, slightly wobbly glides. Body round, but appeared small next to wings. Rounded front of head, tiny bill, buffy wing coloration, and large dark eye seen clearly through scope as it approached shore. Both of us observed this bird through the scope. Mostly just assumed it wasn't a Chuck-Will's-Widow, but the tail did seem shorter than it would be on a CWWI. Never spread its tail, so didn't see if there was white in the tail corners. Stayed about 50 meters above lake level the entire time. Lost sight of it as it flew behind trees 200+ meters from where we were standing.

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Yes