Checklist S48868156

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Willow Bay Recreation Area pier

Owner Steven Kahl

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  • 1
  • 0.33 mi
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 7
  2. Number observed: 13

    Comments: Seems to be a good year for Blue-winged Teal as I have seen higher than expected numbers at several locations this fall. Cavorting in mixed flocks w/ Green-winged Teal, allowing for close comparison. Mauve-blue upperwing coverts most obvious distinction. None w/ bills large enough to consider Cinnamon Teal and no light, round patch at base of bill.

  3. Number observed: 36
  4. Number observed: 18
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 9
  8. Number observed: 45
  9. Number observed: 5
  10. Number observed: 40
  11. Western/Clark's Grebe

    Number observed: 100

    Comments: Very conservative estimate. Birds counted by ten's. Could have easily been double this number. Birds extended out from shoreline as far as could be detected w/ telescope and waves kept birds popping in and out of view.

  12. Number observed: 29
  13. Number observed: 28
  14. Number observed: 14
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 38
  17. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Rare. Well seen for about 2 minutes. Generally gull-like in shape. Relentlessly chasing gulls in agile, twisting, turning flight. Eye-catching white flashes in primary wing feathers, otherwise completely brownish-black. Smaller than the Ring-billed Gulls it was chasing, thus too small to be a Pomarine Jaeger. Did not have the bulkiness of a Pomarine Jaeger which also would be even rarer at site. Jaeger identification can be very challenging, but I at least at least been able to get long, studying looks of this species off Atlantic Coast of FL. There may have been a second bird, as I saw birds in telescope scans of far different sections of reservoir, but this species can cover a lot of ground fast, so I went conservative and only put down one.

  18. Number observed: 3
  19. Number observed: 270
  20. Number observed: 11
  21. Number observed: 67
  22. Number observed: 12
  23. Number observed: 4
  24. Number observed: 12
  25. Number observed: 20
  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Expected form for this area. Heard only. Contact call to me sounds like "chvit" or chwit."