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Checklist S8876018

 
Location
Cape Island--CMPSP (Cape May Point SP), Cape May County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Sep 29, 2011 5:00 PM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
10
Duration:
30 minute(s)
Observers:
Louise Zemaitis List , Michael O'Brien
Species
16 species (+2 other taxa) total
1
Northern Pintail
30
Sanderling
7
Parasitic Jaeger
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 2 3
1
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger

A bit on the large end for Parasitic; maybe 10% bigger than LAGU. Mostly dark with paler brown underparts, white-based tail, bold white primary patches (couldn't see "double flash"). Direct flight with more languid, gull-like flaps than typical Parasitic; glides on slightly more bowed wings than Parasitic (which usually have stiff, straight-out arms and pressed down hands). Chasing flight fairly acrobatic, similar to Parasitic. Maybe just a big, heavy Parasitic?
**Better views on the following day revealed this bird to be a Parasitic.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1500
Laughing Gull
3
Ring-billed Gull
40
Herring Gull (American)
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull
150
Great Black-backed Gull
25
Common Tern
300
Forster's Tern
100
Sterna sp.
15
Royal Tern
2
Northern Gannet
100
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Osprey
1
Merlin
1
Peregrine Falcon
 

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

No