Checklist S56283534

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Owner Edward Kittredge

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  • 0.73 mi

Observations

  1. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Two females flushed from water near Gate 36. Large mergansers with long, serrated bills and clean white chins. Large white wing panels in flight.

  2. Number observed: 6
  3. Number observed: 20

    Comments: Estimate, with the swallows.

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

    Comments: Immature/basic type

  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 100

    Comments: Estimate. Part of a large flock of swallows, about three hundred birds, feeding frenetically over the dike rocks, the dike, and the water surface.

  11. Number observed: 10

    Comments: Estimate. Part of a large flock of swallows, about three hundred birds, feeding frenetically over the dike rocks, the dike, and the water surface.

  12. Number observed: 100

    Comments: Estimate. Part of a large flock of swallows, about three hundred birds, feeding frenetically over the dike rocks, the dike, and the water surface.

  13. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Continuing from earlier today. In with the large flock of swallows. Good conditions for viewing the swallows. Overcast, but bright light. I was on the dike looking down or at eye-level at the swallows, for the most part, as they feed low and close to the rocks. It was not too difficult to spot this bird even with the naked eye because of its extensive, pale rump patch. The other swallows were uniformly dark on their upperparts. It was smaller than the Barn Swallows and larger than the Bank Swallows. Had very good binocular views several times. Dark head and throat. Clearly saw the white forehead patch two times as it passed by at close range. Tail appeared to be squarish, not at all like a Barn Swallow's forked tail. Tried hard to get an image in flight, and I may have got one poor quality image of the bird that may show the dark throat and short, square tail. Posting that image. Regardless of the image, whether it is actually the bird or not, I had great looks at the Cliff Swallow.

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  14. swallow sp.

    Number observed: 100

    Comments: Estimate. Part of a large flock of swallows, about three hundred birds, feeding frenetically over the dike rocks, the dike, and the water surface.

  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 6
  17. Number observed: 2
  18. Number observed: 2
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  19. Number observed: 8
  20. Number observed: 1
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