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Checklist S46594261

 
Location
Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s), 41 minute(s)
Distance:
0.6 mile(s)
Observers:
Patricia Lindsay List , Shai Mitra
Species
24 species total
1
Mallard
1
Red-throated Loon

odd-looking winter/first-summer loon with head and nape feathering appearing pale, brownish, and worn; but structure looked good for RTLO: looked small compared to a COLO (but they were fairly far apart from each other); bill slim and upturned, crown flat, neck slim.

1
Common Loon
3
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Glossy Ibis
2
Osprey
40
American Oystercatcher

many fluffballs and teenagers

10
Piping Plover

four tiny fluffballs

2
Willet (Eastern)
5
Laughing Gull
3
Herring Gull
5
Great Black-backed Gull
4
Least Tern
2
Gull-billed Tern
5
Roseate Tern
1000
Common Tern

fluffballs! the cutest of all fluffballs

1
Arctic Tern

rare to scarce and difficult to identify but regular from late May to mid July around ocean inlets; there is considerable inter-annual variation in this species' occurrence on LI, and 2018 is shaping up as a very strong year--perhaps rivaling 2013. This individual was a very attractive and charismatic second-summer type that persisted in the beach-front loafing flocks despite much disturbance, giving numerous flight views and panting in the sun. Bill and legs dark and forecrown extensively white (though flecked throughout with black)--thus very unlike Tripper's much more adult-like bird from yesterday. Lesser coverts and primary coverts dusky; ventral plumage extensively blotched with gray; rump washed gray; outer rectrices very long for a black-billed bird, the combination imparting a distinctive and very attractive impression in flight.

ML104617961

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104617991

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104618011

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104618031

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104618091

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104618121

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104618181

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104618241

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104618301

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
ML104618341

© Shai Mitra

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
Sex:
Sex Unknown
300
Black Skimmer
6
European Starling
1
Song Sparrow
4
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Common Grackle
1
House Finch
3
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes