Checklist S6102062

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Owner Marshall Iliff

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Traveling
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  • 1 mi
Comments

Matt Garvey and I got a lateish start and headed to Cumbies to see what was around. We focused on Nrothern Shrike, blackbirds, sparrows, and waterfowl. Apparently there were some good ducks somewhere in the complex (including Eurasian Wigeon) but we only managed to find geese, including our bird of the day: Greater White-fronted. Weather was superb and the mud was not as bad as in fall, although Matt and Luke got stuck in mid-manure making for an entertaining photo shoot. WEATHER: Clear, calm, 50 F. Seemed like early April rather than March.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Comments: **rare; adult; photos; orange bill seen well (but legs not seen); face rather dark but ceek somewhat pale; a darker line of feathering just along border of white face; white flank line narrow and overall seemed typical of Greenland. Bill was clearly and unambiguously orange. Same bird relocated by others in area on following days.

  2. Number observed: 750

    Comments: careful count

  3. Number observed: 35
  4. Number observed: 4
  5. Number observed: 1

    Comments: heard

  6. Number observed: 25
  7. Number observed: 10
  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: circling high overhead

  9. Number observed: 7
  10. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 dark, 1 light

  11. Number observed: 1

    Comments: along Wood St., seen from manure piles

  12. Number observed: 2
  13. Number observed: 125
  14. Number observed: 7

    Comments: *note; my first Cumbies; photos; seen and heard well in tree in manure pits with American Crow

  15. Number observed: 120

    Comments: flyover flock scanned well for other species

  16. Number observed: 1

    Comments: singing

  17. Number observed: 1

    Comments: at parking area

  18. Number observed: 1

    Comments: near Lark Bunting brushpiles

  19. Number observed: 1000

    Comments: manure pit area

  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 6
  22. Number observed: 25
  23. Number observed: 40

    Comments: with starlings

  24. Number observed: 1