Checklist S56971071

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Owner Lisa Rose

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Traveling
  • 1
  • 2.5 mi
Comments

68 to 83 deg F, overcast and light drizzle initially, turning to mostly sunny later, walked about 1.5 miles south on beach with Lisa Rose.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 10
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  3. Number observed: 22
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  4. Number observed: 5
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  5. Number observed: 32

    Comments: Exact count observed in a single loosely associated flock probably around 1.5 miles south on the beach from the visitor contact station. Photographs to post.

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  6. Number observed: 155
  7. Number observed: 19

    Comments: Exact count.

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  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 17
  10. Number observed: 1
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  11. gull sp.

    Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
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  13. Number observed: 5
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  14. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *Rare! At 9:28 AM, Lisa Rose & I were walking south on the beach, roughly 240 yards (per photo GPS) south of the pilings protecting the southern end of the "north mile". We observed a small flock of four medium-sized terns moving slowly closer to us (northbound) against the north/northeasterly winds. A quick scan of the group appeared to show Common Terns, but as they approached and reached us, I immediately noticed one individual lacking any gray on the body (all white), and lacking red on the bill (all black). I yelled to Lisa, "I think this is a Roseate!". I took two photographs as the birds were even with us & another of the Roseate as it had passed (see images below). The very narrow, long, all black bill (lacking the yellow tip of a Sandwich), and the all white body and wings clearly stood out. Having never seen a Roseate before, I sent back-of-camera images to Ned Brinkley, who swiftly confirmed the ID.

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  15. Number observed: 9
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  16. Number observed: 34
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  17. Number observed: 1
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  18. Number observed: 6
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  19. Number observed: 3
  20. Number observed: 62
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  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 3
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 5
  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 2
  31. Number observed: 1
  32. Number observed: 2
  33. Number observed: 6
  34. Number observed: 3
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  35. Number observed: 9
  36. Number observed: 2
  37. Number observed: 1
  38. Number observed: 3
  39. Number observed: 3
  40. Number observed: 6
Additional species seen by Rob Bielawski:
  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 1
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