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Checklist S15785055

 
Location
Mud Hole (Ocean Feature off Shark River Inlet), Monmouth County, New Jersey, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
35
Duration:
6 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
90.4 mile(s)
Observers:
Doug Gochfeld List , Heydi Lopes List , Martin Dellwo List , Paulagic Birding , Samuel Paul Galick List , Scott Barnes List , Tom Reed List
Comments:
From the base of the hook we traveled due east for a few miles, then transected South East to the Mud Hole water feature, we traveled WNW on the way back.
Species
18 species (+1 other taxa) total
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2
Wood Duck

Flying North.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female 1
Sex Unknown
4
White-winged Scoter

Small group flying North.

41
Black Scoter
1
Common Murre

Mostly alternate-plumage, single bird flying up the bow of the boat then flying off starboard side. A little after 3 PM.

347
Razorbill

Excellent count! We suspect that many of the Alcid sp. flocks in the distance were Razorbills. This was early in the day, ~1-3mi offshore, around Sandy Hook. The abundance of baitfish in the area was noted by the captain. The first group of (6) birds was mostly alternate (breeding)plumaged. We had a dozen birds on the way in to port.

85
large alcid sp.

Flocks at a distance, suspected to be Razorbills. Unfortunately too far away to say what they were.

36
Bonaparte's Gull

31, 4, 1.

3
Laughing Gull
10
Ring-billed Gull
425
Herring Gull
2
Iceland Gull (glaucoides/kumlieni)

One whitish first year- black bill. Adult bird attracted to a scallop boat shucking scallops off the back end with about 300 other gulls. The adult (with gray primaries) briefly joined the group of Gulls following us after we left the Scallop Trawler.

3
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Second cycle and third cycle following the chum line in the afternoon. Adult bird with sparse head streaking was offshore attracted to a scallop boat shucking scallops off the back end with 300+ other gulls.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2 1
80
Great Black-backed Gull
15
Red-throated Loon

Birds flying.

32
Common Loon

Many birds flying, some on the water, Various stages of molt.

450
Northern Gannet

Conservative estimate.

1
Great Cormorant

Flying East. ~2 miles from shore.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
10
Great Blue Heron

Viewed from the bow. 4 miles from shore (asked captain for distance at this time). Migrating north.

1
Great Egret

Flying Northwest. Far offshore.

 

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