Checklist S14866175

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Location
Mittry Lake - marsh pond

Owner Bobby Wilcox

Traveling
  • 1
  • 0.05 mi
Comments


Submitted from BirdLog World for iOS, version 1.5.3

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Northern Shoveler

    This female has been present for number of weeks now. When I returned later in the day to try and resight the shearwater there was also a male but I was not doing a checklist at the time.

  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 2
  4. Number observed: 3
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 6
  7. Number observed: 50
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 3
  10. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Bird was dark brown overall with very little patchy light spots on the scapular area and lighter brown chest/throat area. the head had a very clean, uniform brown appearance which held up in different light conditions and from different distances. The wingtips seemed more blackish than the more uniform brown of the rest of the body. As it got closer (maybe 200m) i started paying attention to the bill more and began to really get the impression of a tubenose bill (this was before i looked at tuberose in Sibley so my judgement was not yet clouded - up until this point at a greater distance I was thinking it was a juvenile gull of some sort). It was windy and choppy on the water but I got some good looks and really started to feel like this was not a juvenile gull. Then it raised its wings (unfortunately my phone had died by this time so i have no wing shots) and the wings were brown overall but the underwing coverts showed a very clear silvery/white patch that covered a significant part of the wing (i.e. most of the coverts I'd say). When it flew i was unable to get a good idea of feet color or slenderness of the wings but the white underwing and dark, uniform brown upperwing was obvious. Eye color was dark. Also, both times I saw it flying it was gliding low over the surface of the water with intermittent wingbeats.

    Sooty Shearwater

    Sooty Shearwater

    Sooty Shearwater

    Sooty Shearwater

    Sooty Shearwater

    Sooty Shearwater

    Sooty Shearwater

  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 8
  16. Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 3