Checklist S55342876

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Location
Florida, Pasco, Aripeka, Aripeka Sandhills Preserve

Owner Bill Pranty

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Traveling
  • 2
  • 2 mi
Comments

With Don Fraser; a visit to see if any Neotropical migrants remained (some have). We walked the usual trails to the green barn, then walked the east-west trail north of the mounds, since Jim McKay (whom we met earlier) had seen a Solitary Sandpiper there. We spent about 15 minutes looking for the Red-breasted Nuthatches -- and yes, I even allowed Don to use his iPod for them -- but they were no-shows. Other misses were Great Crested Flycatcher, any swallows, Fish Crow, and Northern Mockingbird. Other taxa: my lifer Southern Hairstreak (Satyrium favonius). The weather was sunny and chilly, with calm winds at the start, becoming sunny and hot by the end. We left at 1251 and headed to Panera Bread for lunch.

2019-04-24 oak hairstreak b

2019-04-24 oak hairstreak a

Observations

  1. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles.

  2. Number observed: 7

    Comments: 5 singles (3 singing) and 1 duo.

  3. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles; 1 grappled with a large caterpillar for a minute, whacking it against a branch numerous times (while my camera focused on a branch rather than on the bird ...).

    Now that my camera (sans cheap UV filter) is taking in-focus photographs, I need to learn how to set the "Intelligent Auto" setting to focus on a pinpoint in the center of the screen, rather than 1 or more of the 49 (!) individual focusing areas on the screen.

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  4. cuckoo sp. (Cuculidae sp.)

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Don saw a cuckoo fly in, then I saw it quickly fly out. I saw very limited rufous in the wings as it flew away.

    I'll add this listing to the county filter ... (You would think that eBird HQ would exclude "___ sp." listings from the list of rarities, but you would be wrong).

  5. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Female that perched briefly (but neither of us could get an in-focus photograph); species presumed.

  6. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Presumed pairs heard off the property, south of the parking lot and east of the Briar Oaks denuded area.

  7. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles overhead.

  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Female soaring high overhead.

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  9. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Overhead.

  10. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles overhead.

  11. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles overhead, both adults.

  12. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles overhead.

  13. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 and 1 overhead, all adults.

  14. Glossy/White-faced Ibis

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Over the parking lot shortly after our arrival.

  15. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 and 1 overhead.

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  16. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Duo overhead.

  17. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles overhead hours apart.

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  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 5

    Comments: Singles.

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  20. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Not in my field notebook.

  21. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles, 1 adult male and 1 heard.

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  22. Number observed: 5

    Comments: Singles, with 4 of these singing.

  23. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Along "warbler alley," not singing.

  24. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Singing male along "empid alley."

  25. Number observed: 3

    Comments: Singles, all vocal.

  26. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Including 3 or 4 together, probably a family group.

  27. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles, both singing.

  28. Number observed: 7

    Comments: Singles.

  29. Number observed: 1

    Comments: We didn't check any of the boxes, since I cleaned out all of them just a few days ago.

  30. Number observed: 5

    Comments: 5 singles, with 3 of these singing.

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  31. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Singles.

  32. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Singing male.

  33. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard calling.

  34. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Female overhead.

  35. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult male.

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  36. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult male.

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  37. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Singles, mostly singing males; 1 male repeatedly carried insects into a presumed nest in a clump of hanging Spanish Moss.

    Breeding Code: CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
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  38. Number observed: 3

    Comments: Singles, 2 males and 1 female.

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  39. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Singles, male and female.

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  40. Number observed: 1
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  41. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 immatures, and 1 singing male.

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  42. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult male.

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  43. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult male, not singing.

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  44. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult male.

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  45. Number observed: 13

    Comments: Mostly singing males.

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  46. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Males along "warbler alley."

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  47. Number observed: 1

    Comments: 1 female in the racist's yard.

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  48. Number observed: 1

    Comments: A "greenie" in the racist's yard.

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