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Checklist S5585172

 
Location
Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually NWR, Thurston County, Washington, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Nov 29, 2009 9:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
3 hour(s), 20 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Bill Tweit , Whittier Johnson List
Species
43 species (+3 other taxa) total
3
Snow Goose
4
Greater White-fronted Goose
150
Cackling Goose
1350
Cackling Goose (minima)
60
Canada Goose
70
Northern Shoveler
25
American Wigeon
100
Mallard
250
Northern Pintail
1
Mallard x Northern Pintail (hybrid)

I spotted this bird swimming with a group of Mallards and Pintails, first noted
grayish sides and back, but instead of a diffuse brown horizontal line above
the flanks, this bird had a narrower black line. Next noted the birds breast
was a pale brown, not sharply demarcated from the flanks. Had a weak
white neck ring, that showed the beginning of a vertical white line up the side
of the neck, but only extending for an inch or so. Head was a duller
greenish, showing a brown cast to the green in strong light. Bill was
grayish, and slightly more slender at the base than Mallard. Back did not
show the elongated black and white fringed tertials of male Pintail, instead
mostly like a Mallard, except that it had a single narrow long uppertail
covert, instead of the recurved coverts of Mallard. When it flapped, I could
see that the speculum was a greenish iridescence, bordered by black and
white stripes, lacking the tawny stripe of Pintail. Similar to Mallard in body
size, but head and neck appeared more slender. Did not see leg color.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
180
Green-winged Teal
3
Ring-necked Duck
12
Bufflehead
2
Hooded Merganser
1
Pied-billed Grebe
3
American Coot (Red-shielded)
5
Dunlin
10
Glaucous-winged Gull
6
Great Blue Heron
5
Northern Harrier
4
Bald Eagle
10
Red-tailed Hawk
2
Northern Flicker
1
American Kestrel
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Merlin (Taiga)
2
Peregrine Falcon
2
Northern Shrike
40
American/Northwestern Crow
10
Black-capped Chickadee
5
Bushtit
1
Pacific Wren
3
Marsh Wren
4
Bewick's Wren
10
Golden-crowned Kinglet
3
American Robin
100
European Starling
5
House Finch
2
Purple Finch
35
Pine Siskin
8
American Goldfinch
4
Fox Sparrow (Sooty)
6
Golden-crowned Sparrow
15
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow
3
Spotted Towhee
40
Red-winged Blackbird
Additional species seen by Whittier Johnson:
40
American Crow
4
Fox Sparrow
 

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