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Checklist S45504458

 
Location
Rondeau Provincial Park (general location for observations within the park), Chatham-Kent County, Ontario, CA ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 09, 2018 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
20.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Allan Dennis List , Betty Michalowski List , Bree Tucker List , Derek Dunnett List , Ian Barrett List , Jon P. Ruddy , Karine Scott List , Lorraine Elworthy List , Sophie Roy List
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
97 species (+1 other taxa) total
6
Canada Goose
2
Wood Duck
1
Mallard (Northern)
1
Long-tailed Duck
8
Red-breasted Merganser
1
Wild Turkey
4
Common Loon
3
Horned Grebe
1
Neotropic Cormorant

Observed at 9:40 AM at Beach lookout directly east of the VC. Immature (first summer) by the absence of the thin strong-white border contouring the base of the bill. It should be noted that I am not 100% on the precise age, however; so, 'immature' works. Notes as follows from memory without the aid of a field guide or photos. I was scanning the waterfront, with no species in particular in mind (open mind/no expectations, etc). First observed a Cormorant so dainty in build it immediately provided a strong gut response. It’s small size and lightly-built and delicate proportions drew my attention immediately, and I began to study the bird at high mag. It was providing a side profile view, showing the following: thin bill, dark head(!) with limited if any trace of orange at the distance (400-450 m possibly more) and light (somewhat backlit but could detect field marks and where pale areas were on birds etc), the loral area was dark. This impressed a darker-headed look, with far less orange areas visible at high mag as in equally distant DCCO. This in and of itself was already intriguing. Moving along, the bird was thin-necked and appeared small-bodied. The clincher was the presence of its tail resting on the water behind its rump; as for visual balance, it was essentially equally long to the length of its neck and head projecting out the front of its body, a look completely unique from my field experience with DCCO and book study of cormorants. My heart was thoroughly racing at that point as I knew NECO was in the bag. The bird was observed by two other observers (Sue Milks and Gary Milks) before essentially vanishing from view; a damn shame as it was all on its own on glass water, availing critical study. Though my confidence level as to the ID is high, I am open to this report not being accepted without photographic documentation/difficulty in identifying immatures (although, of which I have studied and was ready for). All features checked out wonderfully, and I appreciate the fact that its long tail happened to rest on the water behind it. Was a great ID challenge; one I won’t forget.

60
Double-crested Cormorant
1
American Bittern
1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)
4
Turkey Vulture
2
Sandhill Crane
1
Killdeer
3
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Bonaparte's Gull
2
Ring-billed Gull
8
Herring Gull (American)
1
Caspian Tern
1
Common Tern (hirundo)
3
Mourning Dove
1
Eastern Screech-Owl (Northern)
1
Eastern Whip-poor-will

Roosting 20 ft off the ground at bridge G

2
Chimney Swift
4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
6
Red-headed Woodpecker
2
Red-bellied Woodpecker
1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Least Flycatcher
1
Eastern Phoebe
2
Eastern Kingbird
2
White-eyed Vireo
2
Yellow-throated Vireo
1
Blue-headed Vireo
1
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)
8
Blue Jay
1
American Crow
8
Purple Martin
20
Tree Swallow
3
Bank Swallow
12
Barn Swallow (American)
3
Black-capped Chickadee
1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)
3
House Wren (Northern)
4
Carolina Wren
4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Veery
1
Gray-cheeked Thrush
4
Swainson's Thrush (Olive-backed)
5
Wood Thrush
4
American Robin
6
Gray Catbird
3
European Starling
1
Cedar Waxwing
3
Ovenbird
1
Northern Waterthrush
1
Golden-winged Warbler

Great looks at bridge 7. 0815 hrs

1
Golden-winged/Blue-winged Warbler

Singing BWWA song

4
Black-and-white Warbler
3
Prothonotary Warbler

Male and female

1
Tennessee Warbler
2
Nashville Warbler
5
Common Yellowthroat
1
American Redstart
2
Cape May Warbler
1
Northern Parula
1
Magnolia Warbler
4
Blackburnian Warbler
40
Yellow Warbler (Northern)
3
Chestnut-sided Warbler
2
Black-throated Blue Warbler
1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
2
Black-throated Green Warbler
4
Chipping Sparrow
1
Field Sparrow
1
White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored)
4
White-throated Sparrow
2
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)
5
Lincoln's Sparrow
2
Swamp Sparrow
6
Eastern Towhee
2
Northern Cardinal
14
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
1
Indigo Bunting
1
Bobolink
4
Orchard Oriole
12
Baltimore Oriole
20
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)
8
Brown-headed Cowbird
8
Common Grackle (Bronzed)
4
House Finch
16
American Goldfinch
4
House Sparrow
 

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