Checklist S11799313

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Owner Alex Burdo

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  • 2
  • 0.5 mi

Observations

  1. Number observed: 65
  2. Number observed: 2
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  3. Number observed: 16
  4. Number observed: 5
  5. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Two individuals flushed from the marsh (while viewing the Wood Sandpiper) that called and then flew west.

  6. Number observed: 11
  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 1

    Comments: ***MEGA; found the day before by Carlos Pedro; seen by many. What I believe to be only the FIFTH record for the Lower 48, and the first since Delaware in 2008. After waiting a few hours and having not seen the bird, it was relocated in a series of pools at the eastern edge of the marsh, to the east of the main road. 50+ individuals made the trek out to view this stunning bird, which provided close and diagnostic views for all.

    I was able to obtain nice views and footage of this bird foraging, preening, and sleeping. Constant tail-bobbing behavior was very apparent; never vocalized. Diagnostic views of this individual's prominent supercilium, thick/short bill, diffuse breast pattern, yellow/green legs, as well as short-tailed and dark-backed (when compared to Lesser Yellowlegs) confirmed the identification. Distinctive, prominent and narrow barring on tail seen well when this bird was preening. Many photos.

    Wood Sandpiper
    Wood Sandpiper
    Wood Sandpiper

  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 6
  11. Number observed: 3
  12. Number observed: 5
  13. Number observed: 8
  14. Number observed: 13
  15. Number observed: 1

    Comments: **Rare; reported by many others on previous days. Seen well but briefly at the beginning of the count flying above the grass and then landing out of view among the egrets in the northeast corner of the marsh.

  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 1
  21. Number observed: 3
  22. Number observed: 3
  23. Number observed: 6
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 55
  28. Number observed: 6
  29. Number observed: 14
  30. Number observed: 6
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 8