Checklist S59832459

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Owner Marshall Iliff

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  • 1.1 mi
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Blue skies, windy. Very busy with beach goers on this sunny day, with most beaches and flats occupied by noisy boaters, which probably made for unsettled terns and shorebirds. Walked out boardwalk to spit. Hoping for some Dorian terns moving S or a Plymouth Ringed Plov, or at least my hugely overdue Plymouth Western Sand. I got two out of three I guess, plus a 100% ratio of unexpected:expected passerines. LEPS: cawh 2 clsu 1 cobu 1. See http://www.e-butterfly.org/ebutterflyapp/#/checklists/view/95525 ODES cgda 10 Swamp Darner 1

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 11
  2. Number observed: 64

    Comments: checked carefully

  3. Number observed: 45
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 5

    Comments: juv

  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: juv; ph; terribly overdue county bird; good numbers around lately suggest a better than average September push

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  7. peep sp.

    Number observed: 120
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 75

    Comments: mostly juv offshore

  10. Number observed: 10
  11. Number observed: 110
  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: ad; ph

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  13. Number observed: 12
  14. Number observed: 9

    Comments: *rare and high count, up from four seen here yesterday by Lisa Schibley et al. (age?); 8 adults, 1 juv today apparently a high for county, surpassing previous high of seven (https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S8754171 ); likely part of ongoing phenomenal of Hurricane Dorian displaced coastal terns (Royal, Gull-billed, skimmers) drifting south from Atlantic provinces; ph

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  15. Number observed: 1

    Comments: SY offshore

  16. Number observed: 4
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 9
  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 2
  21. Number observed: 1

    Comments: cruised in over beach

  22. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *rare; juv; presumably a migrant since I have not heard of breeding here and since habitat a bit atypical. Flushed from edge of dune path along margin of phrags that connect to marsh and then flushed once more as I tried to confirm ID. Almost got away since I could not refind where it landed but some ‘tup’ calls brought it back and it flew in along marsh edge allowing diagnostic digiscopes; welcome county bird

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