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Checklist S48280508

 
Location
Cheyenne Bottoms WA, Barton County, Kansas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:35 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
2 hour(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Andrew Miller List , Joseph Miller
Species
39 species total
50
Blue-winged Teal
25
Northern Shoveler
50
Mallard
5
Green-winged Teal
2
Mourning Dove
4
American Coot
6
Black-necked Stilt
250
American Avocet
1
Upland Sandpiper
1
Marbled Godwit
25
Stilt Sandpiper
5
Baird's Sandpiper
6
Least Sandpiper
15
Semipalmated Sandpiper
15
Long-billed Dowitcher
1
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Willet
2
Lesser Yellowlegs
1
Parasitic Jaeger

Dark morph juvenile first found earlier this morning by Aaron Batterbee. Medium sized all-dark jaeger with light cinnamon barring on underparts and neck. Seen fairly well although briefly at very close range while it was harassing gulls. Long-tailed Jaeger eliminated by the 5+ white primary shafts on the wing upperside, as opposed to only two in Long-tailed (fide Kaufman, 1990), as well as a bulkier appearance than expected for that species. Pomarine was more difficult to eliminate definitively, but the thin bill with little hint of a gonydeal angle, fairly small head, slightly paler nape, as well as the smaller size and seeming more slender and agile than expected for Pomarine and certainly from what I remember from a previous sighting of that species. Unfortunately was not able get a great look at the central tail feathers, so was unable to use that as an identification aid.
Photos by Andrew Miller

ML113509061

© Joseph Miller

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ML113509071

© Joseph Miller

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ML113509161

© Joseph Miller

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ML113509171

© Joseph Miller

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ML113509181

© Joseph Miller

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1
Laughing Gull

Non-breeding adult. Larger than Franklin's, with black ear patch, long bill, extensive black wing tip. I think one of the guys got pics

ML113621581

© Andrew Miller

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750
Franklin's Gull
15
Ring-billed Gull
25
Black Tern
15
Forster's Tern
10
American White Pelican
6
Great Blue Heron
15
Great Egret
2
Snowy Egret
15
White-faced Ibis
2
Turkey Vulture
1
Northern Harrier
1
Peregrine Falcon
2
Horned Lark
1
Tree Swallow
25
Bank Swallow
50
Barn Swallow
25
Red-winged Blackbird
2
Great-tailed Grackle
 

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

Yes