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Checklist S8708053

 
Location
Cape Hatteras, Dare County, North Carolina, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat May 26, 2007 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
5.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Michael Todd
Comments:
Steve and I walked all the way out to Cape Point. We had a lot of nice birds at Cape Pond, and also had the Roseate Terns out on Cape Point itself.
Species
57 species total
X
Wood Duck
X
Lesser Scaup
1
Black Scoter

female on Cape Pond

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
X
Red-breasted Merganser
X
Clapper Rail
X
American Oystercatcher
X
Black-bellied Plover

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
X
Semipalmated Plover
10
Piping Plover

at least 3 nests in the area, with a few other apparently unmated birds.

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
X
Whimbrel (Hudsonian)
X
Ruddy Turnstone
30
Red Knot

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
X
Sanderling
X
Dunlin
X
Least Sandpiper
X
White-rumped Sandpiper
X
Semipalmated Sandpiper

© Michael Todd

With Sanderling

Age:
Adult
X
Short-billed Dowitcher (griseus)

© Michael Todd

Average Quality

© Michael Todd

Average Quality

With Dunlin

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
X
Willet
X
Parasitic Jaeger

visible with a scope offshore

X
Bonaparte's Gull
X
Laughing Gull
X
Ring-billed Gull
X
Herring Gull (American)
X
Great Black-backed Gull

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Immature
X
Least Tern
X
Gull-billed Tern
X
Caspian Tern
X
Black Tern
3
Roseate Tern

This record was published in NA Birds. Steve McConnell and I found these birds displaying amongst the multitude of other terns on the point.

Roseate Tern: (5/26/07): We had three adult Roseate Terns at Cape Point on Cape Hatteras on the morning of the 26th. They were loafing with a large number of other terns (mostly Common and Royal) at the depression just off the Point. The slender black bill, white underparts (one of the birds had a nice rosy flush, and another a slight flush), very long streamers extending well past the tail on two birds, and obvious white edging to inner primaries on the folded wing. The primaries at rest were obviously paler than those of the surrounding Common Terns, as was the whole bird. I am attaching a couple of shots of the birds, including one with all 3 birds in the frame.

http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/image/79657874

http://www.pbase.com/mctodd/image/79657869

© Michael Todd

Average Quality

Nice look at extreme look at very long tail of Roseate

Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality

Displaying

Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality

One bird consistently had a nice rosy blush

Age:
Adult
X
Common Tern

© Michael Todd

Average Quality

Nice dark Common to left of two Roseate

Age:
Adult
X
Forster's Tern
X
Royal Tern

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult

© Michael Todd

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
X
Sandwich Tern
X
Black Skimmer
1
Pacific Loon

I did not report this bird to NA Birds, and don't expect it to be included in eBird data. I saw this bird, an adult in breeding plumage, just as it took off from Cape Pond and flew directly away from us. I saw the silver nape well as it came up, but couldn't get Steve on it in time for him to get anything on the bird as it was going away. I am very familiar with Pacific Loons, and have no doubt about the bird, for counting on my own list. But, didn't get enough of a look to fell comfortable including in any permant record archives, other than my own.

X
Common Loon
X
Wilson's Storm-Petrel

visible with a scope offshore

X
Sooty Shearwater

visible with a scope offshore

X
Northern Gannet

visible with a scope offshore

X
Brown Pelican
X
Great Blue Heron
X
Great Egret
X
Snowy Egret
X
Little Blue Heron
X
Tricolored Heron
X
Green Heron
X
White Ibis
X
Glossy Ibis
X
Great Crested Flycatcher
X
White-eyed Vireo
X
Fish Crow
X
Gray Catbird
X
Brown Thrasher
X
Red-winged Blackbird
X
Boat-tailed Grackle
X
Common Yellowthroat
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes