Checklist S52962958

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Owner J. A.

  • 1
  • 1 mi

damp grey overcast with fine misting and intermittent sprinkles, upper 30s with a chill damp wind from ESE; small pockets of bird activity, most of cypress forest silent but for the wind; dogs running off the leash, vehicles parked without paying, not a park ranger to be found.


  1. Number observed: 2

    Comments: male and female in the same cypress lagoon as usual, the male patrolling while the female rested motionless among the cypress knees

  2. duck sp.

    Number observed: 100

    Comments: at least a hundred individuals riding the rough swells several hundred feet out from shore, unable to ID

  3. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Joy! spotted the bird's distinctive rolling gait from 100' away on the access road (SR 343) not far from the western trailhead of Long Creek Trail; when I got out of my car to take a photo, the bird scuttled across the road and into leaves by the shoreline of a cypress lagoon; fortunately the bird remained motionless while I drove up slowly, and I was able to get an excellent view of the bird out of my car window from less than ten feet away. Unmistakably American Woodcock, perhaps still lingering by the edge of the first long cypress lagoon adjacent to the access road between trailheads for Fox Run and Long Creek Trail.

  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 30

    Comments: only about thirty on the pound-net pilings, interspersed with a few gulls

  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: at least one, almost certainly two but couldn't verify, mixed in with a twittering bustle of kinglets and other small birds around the old restroom hut to immediate N of trail center

  9. Number observed: 1

    Comments: this should really be "kinglet sp.," could only identify to genus, gleaning in holly leaves as part of a larger mixed-species flock

  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 5

    Comments: at least five, probably seven or more in thickety trees above campground parking area

  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 1