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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
Breeding Code
NE Nest with Eggs (Confirmed)
8
5
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
1

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
2
2
15
1
5
2
50
25
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1

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

250

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

10
5
6
Breeding Code
N Visiting Probable Nest Site (Probable)
50
50
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
1

Seen in flight only.

25
4

Couldn't get the subspecies/form on these.

2
10
50
1
5
10
1
50
40
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
50
Breeding Code
ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
5
2

***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
4
1
1
1
50
15
1
25
5
5
10

Singing Beautifully!

Breeding Code
DD Distraction Display (Confirmed)
1
10

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

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
X
1
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
1

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

20
Breeding Code
S Singing Male (Possible)

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
1

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

Very impressive numbers along the Lepelaarplassen kanaal.

Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
1
25
Breeding Code
P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
50
3

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

4

© Zachary DeBruine

Average Quality
1

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
Breeding Code
CN Carrying Nesting Material (Confirmed)
2

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

2
 

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

Yes