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Checklist S10696389

 
Location
Lepelaarplassen--Trekvogelgraslandje, Flevoland, NL ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 09, 2012 2:00 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
2 hour(s)
Distance:
0.5 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Petra DeBruine List , Zachary DeBruine
Comments:
N/A
Species
64 species total
50
Graylag Goose (European)
Breeding Code
NE Nest with Eggs (Confirmed)
8
Canada Goose
5
Mute Swan
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
1
Black Swan

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
2
Egyptian Goose
2
Common Shelduck
15
Gadwall (Common)
1
Eurasian Wigeon
5
Mallard
2
Common Pochard
50
Tufted Duck
25
Greater Scaup
1
Common Scoter
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1
Horned Grebe

Smaller grebe in with all the Great Crested Grebe. Netherlands lifebird!

250
Great Crested Grebe

Impressive numbers along the IJsselmeer dike. Counted by 5's.

10
Common Wood-Pigeon
5
Eurasian Collared-Dove
6
Common Cuckoo
Breeding Code
N Visiting Probable Nest Site (Probable)
50
Common Swift
50
Eurasian Coot
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
1
Pied Avocet

Seen in flight only.

25
Northern Lapwing
4
Dunlin

Couldn't get the subspecies/form on these.

2
Common Sandpiper
10
Spotted Redshank
50
Black-headed Gull
1
Little Gull
5
Mew Gull (European)
10
Herring Gull (European)
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull
50
Common Tern
40
Great Cormorant (Eurasian)
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
50
Gray Heron (Gray)
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
5
Great Egret (Eurasian)
2
Glossy Ibis

***MEGA
Accidentally bumped into a group of birders randomly scoping the field from the entrance of the Lepelaarplassen. Realized they were looking for two "Zwarte Ibis", and got really excited. I first found a single bird, but got only brief looks as they were deep in the brush. An hour later both birds moved out to forage.
     On my first good looks, I quickly recognized the Glossy Ibis, though the birds seemed to be entirely black (including the bill and facial skin), perhaps blacker than American birds. These ibises first found about 1 week ago, from what other birders told me.


The Glossy Ibis has had a history of declining populations throughout Europe in the late 20th century, but the re-establishment of a colony in southern Spain has lead to increased numbers of wintering birds throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland where there have been over 20 records have been noted in 2010 alone. Breeding occurs near the wintering grounds, therefore it makes sense that this pair of Ibises should be on their way south towards Spain from the United Kingdom region.
Hudson N. & the Rarities Committee, Report on Rare Birds in Great Britain 2010, British Birds 104, pp 557-629

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
1
Eurasian Spoonbill
4
Common Buzzard
1
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1
Eurasian Kestrel
1
Eurasian Magpie
50
Eurasian Jackdaw
15
Carrion Crow
1
Bank Swallow
25
Barn Swallow
5
Common House-Martin
5
Eurasian Blue Tit
10
Great Tit (Great)

Singing Beautifully!

Breeding Code
DD Distraction Display (Confirmed)
1
Eurasian Wren
10
Willow Warbler

Sings quite like a Warbling Vireo, only with a song far more lyrical and sustained...

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
X
Common Chiffchaff
1
Marsh Warbler
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
1
Eurasian Blackcap

Finally got good looks at this warbler. It sings SO beautifully, despite it looking SO drab.

20
Greater Whitethroat
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
1
Common Nightingale

Heard from less than 10 feet in the shrubs, but not seen. Very typical of this extremely seclusive bird.

Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
10
Northern Wheatear (Eurasian)

Very impressive numbers along the Lepelaarplassen kanaal.

Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
1
Song Thrush
25
Eurasian Blackbird
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
50
European Starling
3
White Wagtail (White-faced)

I'm waiting for the British subspecies one of these days--or just something other than motacilla alba alba.

4
Common Chaffinch

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
1
Eurasian Bullfinch

Lifer. Nemesis bird found in shrubs while searching for the Nightingale.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)
15
European Greenfinch
Breeding Code
CN Carrying Nesting Material (Confirmed)
2
Reed Bunting

Lifer! Seen for a few seconds and then heard well singing.

2
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes