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Checklist S45737382

 
Location
Wilson Road/Turf Grass Field, Transylvania County, North Carolina, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Wed May 16, 2018 1:35 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
35 minute(s)
Distance:
0.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael Plauché
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
16 species total
2
Mallard
2
Great Blue Heron
1
Black-bellied Plover

Breeding plumage. Mottled silvery white and black upperparts, black below. Stubby bill. Plover style feeding (run, stop, pick.) This was the first shorebird I noticed. After running back to the car to grab my camera between showers it vanished.

12
Semipalmated Plover
1
Piping Plover

Sand colored above. Much lighter than semi palms. Weak breast band. Stubby bill with black tip and orange base. Yellow legs.

2
Ruddy Turnstone

Unmistakable. Thick black breast band. Reddish and black back. White underparts Intricate black and white facial pattern.

120
Least Sandpiper

conservative estimate

5
White-rumped Sandpiper

Larger than peeps. Wings projected well beyond tail. Spotting down white flanks. White supercilium. Fairly heavy marking on breast.

70
Semipalmated Sandpiper

five by five count of one flock separated from the other shorebirds. Likely more mixed in with other shorebirds

2
Western Sandpiper
7
Willet

Large rather plain grey tringa sandpiper with heavy black bill. Dark thick legs. The only shorebird that was large enough for poor but identifiable photos.

ML100487021

© Michael Plauché

Average Quality
ML100499701

© Michael Plauché

Average Quality
1
Willow Flycatcher
2
Eastern Bluebird
4
Song Sparrow
4
Red-winged Blackbird
2
American Goldfinch
 

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

Yes