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Checklist S48302461

 
Location
Cheyenne Bottoms WA, Barton County, Kansas, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:22 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
3 hour(s), 23 minute(s)
Distance:
4.509 mile(s)
Observers:
Mark Nolen
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.6.36
Species
29 species (+3 other taxa) total
300
Blue-winged Teal
25
Northern Shoveler
25
Northern Pintail
15
Green-winged Teal
5
Black-necked Stilt
650
American Avocet
2
Semipalmated Plover
3
Marbled Godwit
2
Baird's Sandpiper
3
Least Sandpiper
1
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
Western Sandpiper
6
Calidris sp.
1
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
3
Greater Yellowlegs
4
Willet
1
Parasitic Jaeger

Likely a continuing parasitic jaeger first identified on 9/3 by several observers. Spotted flying in a straight line at a good distance away on the far side of pool 1A. All dark large gull-sized bird with light panels in primaries. Observed harassing a tern, then it settled on the water at an extreme distance. Relocated much closer and near a large group of Franklins gulls in the flooded pool 5 near the observation tower. Will post a few low quality photos taken of this dark bird on a rainy day. Tail definitely that of a juvenile jaeger. Bill appears thinner than would be for a pomarine jaeger. Flight was powerful and direct, and size was significantly larger than Franklin’s gulls.

ML113838811

© Mark Nolen

Average Quality
800
Franklin's Gull

Rough estimate

25
Ring-billed Gull
50
Black Tern
5
Forster's Tern
50
American White Pelican
4
Great Blue Heron
15
Great Egret
33
Snowy Egret
1
Black-crowned Night-Heron
X
Glossy/White-faced Ibis
5
Bank Swallow
25
Barn Swallow
5
Cliff Swallow
30
Red-winged Blackbird
3
Great-tailed Grackle
 

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

Yes