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Checklist S15785060

 
Location
Belmar pelagic 1/15/12 - offshore leg (2-15 miles offshore), Monmouth County, New Jersey, US ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
30
Duration:
5 hour(s), 25 minute(s)
Distance:
40.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Barbara Nevin List , Dave Lord List , David Flynt List , Doug Gochfeld List , Garry Annibal List , Jamie Harrison List , Linda Mack List , Linda Widdop List , Martin Dellwo List , Paul Guris List , Paulagic Birding , Scott Barnes List , Tom Johnson List , Tom Reed List
Comments:
See Life Paulagics trip out of Belmar, NJ. clear, 20° F, NW 10-15 mph, seas 2-4 feet. This leg of the trip ran from the base of Sandy Hook heading SE and then south to a point off of Manasquan Inlet before returning north and inshore to the Belmar area.
Species
15 species (+1 other taxa) total
30
Canada Goose
2
American Black Duck
2
White-winged Scoter
17
Long-tailed Duck
40
Dovekie

*rare and high this far inshore; groups of 1-5 flushed off the water between 11:54 AM and 2:00 PM; photos

IMG_4476

5
Common Murre

*uncommon but probably regular in this strip of water; all basic plumage birds, all singles, viewed both on water and in flight; photos

IMG_4442

IMG_4451

42
Razorbill

*common here; photos

IMG_4455

6
large alcid sp.

Razorbill or murre

3
Black-legged Kittiwake

*uncommon to common offshore; adults or near adults; one with retained P10s; all three photographed, 2 behind the boat attracted by chum, and 1 off in the distance (probably >1 mile) that never approached the boat.

14
Bonaparte's Gull
3
Ring-billed Gull
1200
Herring Gull
1
Iceland Gull (glaucoides/kumlieni)

*uncommon - one juvenile/ first cycle bird attracted to the back of the boat by chum near the southern terminus of the track

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull

*uncommon - one second cycle bird attracted to the back of the boat by chum near the southern terminus of the track while we were photographing the second BL Kittiwake

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
200
Great Black-backed Gull
12
Great Cormorant

*uncommon - two on a marker buoy, the other ten in the water surrounding the marker

 

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