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Checklist S45739377

 
Location
Hooper Lane, Henderson County, North Carolina, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 16, 2018 9:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
2 hour(s), 45 minute(s)
Distance:
1.2 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael Plauché List , Wayne Forsythe , bob butler List
Species
24 species total
3
Mallard
10
Wild Turkey
28
Black-bellied Plover

28, adult birds in breeding plumage. Stocky plover, with white cap, black face, chest and belly, changing to white in vent area. Prominent white shoulder patch or stripe. Back is a combination of white and black feathers. In flight they displayed the diagnostic black armpit and white rump! This species is also an almost annual visitor to this location!

3
Killdeer
28
Whimbrel

28 birds. Very large long legged, large wading bird, with long, down curved bill, striped crown and face. Overall streaky brown and white in color.

ML100571971

© Michael Plauché

Average Quality
ML101192961

© bob butler

Average Quality

Three birds on right with dowitcher

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
28
Ruddy Turnstone

Birds present were all in breeding plumage. Roughly Knot size, short-billed with white face, chest, and belly all the way to the vent. Rufous and black back, red legs and a black bib on the chest. This species has also been seen at this location in the past on several occasions!

ML101191671

© bob butler

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
8
Red Knot

8 birds seen, a new record for Henderson Cty, NC First observed feeding with Black-bellied Plovers. These birds were feeding very quickly vs. the feeding style of the Plovers they were with. Slightly smaller then the Black-bellied Plovers, short, thick billed, relatively short legged. Red face and chest extending to lower belly and then turning white to the vent. Top of the head and back were mottled chestnut, black, and brown. It was about even, 4 & 4 with half being in almost complete breeding plumage and the other half still in winter plumage!

ML100572051

© Michael Plauché

Average Quality
2
Dunlin

2 birds in breeding plumage. Smaller then Black-bellied Plovers present. Long, down curved bill,
rufous cap, white streaked cheek and chest, rufous back and very obvious black under belly! This species has been seen at this location several times in the past.

20
Least Sandpiper
ML101195671

© bob butler

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
2
White-rumped Sandpiper

Medium sized shorebird with with thin bill, overall grayish white with black legs. Streaking on head and chest extending down flanks.Belly is white extending to vent area. Wings extend beyond tail and has a white rump. This species also has been seen at this location in the past!

50
Semipalmated Sandpiper
100
Short-billed Dowitcher

100 birds is a very conservative estimate of the birds present. This species is an annual visitor, but I have never seen anything like this fallout!

ML101193201

© bob butler

Average Quality

Bird on left with Whimbrels

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML101194711

© bob butler

Average Quality

Most of these birds are dowitchers (with Whimbrel and turnstones).

Age:
Adult
Sex:
Sex Unknown
1
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Greater Yellowlegs
15
Lesser Yellowlegs
13
Forster's Tern
1
Great Egret
1
Willow Flycatcher
1
Purple Martin
4
Tree Swallow
5
Cliff Swallow
3
Song Sparrow
8
Bobolink
3
Red-winged Blackbird
 

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

Yes