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Checklist S45532882

 
Location
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens, Monroe County, Florida, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu May 10, 2018 10:23 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
11
Duration:
2 hour(s), 27 minute(s)
Distance:
0.3 mile(s)
Observers:
Carol Langford List , David Simpson , Dorothy Russell List , Irmtraud Reswick List , cole burrell List , sherry bixler List
Comments:
Distance adjusted for overlap.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
36 species total
2

One female with small young and one male. All were on the golf course next door.

Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
1

Female in the pond on the golf course.

7
2
1

On golf course, chasing PUGA. Not particularly common in the keys, they use habitats such as half courses and artificial bodies of fresh water.

1

One seen on the golf course. All white under tail coverts, bright yellow legs, blue-purple flanks. Unusual in the keys as they are prone to using freshwater habitats.

20
1
4

Flying overhead. Found throughout the keys, but only nests on the Dry Tortugas. Wingspan is about 2.5x the length of the body and tail. Most soaring birds are ca. 2x. Thus, the frigatebirds strike the eye as a little odd.

2
1

One across the water on the golf course.

1
6
2
1

Raggedy looking immature flew over a couple times. Underside of wings very white. No translucent windows as would be seen in RHSA. Wings had the “flame tip” of BWHA. Wings not curled up at the tip as in STHA.

1
2
1
1

One singing near the parking lot and inside the park. Gave plenty of good views. Slightly larger, browner, and more plain than Red-eyed Vireo. Black whisker is evident at close range. Bill is larger and heavier. Face is very plain versus the striking black and white stripes and blues crown of Red-eyed Vireo.

1
1

I had hoped to call this one a Bicknell's at first, but further examination revealed a grayish cheek contrasting with the rest of the face. Extensive yellow on the mandible and slightly rufous color on the back gave rise to the hope of a Bicknell's. Bicknell's might actually be more common at this time of year given the wintering range of Bicknell's is in the Caribbean and most migrants at this time are coming from that region. Some Gray-cheeked do winter in the Caribbean as well.

ML100454031

© David Simpson

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ML100454051

© David Simpson

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ML100454061

© David Simpson

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ML100454071

© David Simpson

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ML100454081

© David Simpson

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2
3
1
1

Male heard first. Rather bizarre whistled song seemingly incongruent with this species. Got good looks at it from close range. Looking rather like a blackbird with the thin pointed bill, but lacking the red epaulets and with a glossy look.

1

Most common Icterid in the keys. There are however a few Boat-tailed Grackles in the Key West area.

1

Very late migrant. Desbian Pond. Chased it around the pond several times before getting a good view. Compared to NOWA: legs pinker, flanks buffier in contrast to rest of underparts, eyeline long, slightly buddy in front, white and broadened behind eye, squatted a bit when pumping tail, call flatter.

1
2
2
1
2
3
1

Late migrant or straggler. Small warbler, rusty cap, yellow throat and undertail coverts. Fine streaks underneath. Tail pumping.

1
1

Heard first, familiar chip note. Seen from close range. Very dull green, bill conical and pointed. Bill seemed bigger and the bird seemed bigger than. Black-faced Grqssquit which is surprisingly similar in female plumage.

 

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

Yes