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Checklist S21149116

 
Location
Shark River Inlet, Monmouth County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:10 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
52
Duration:
8 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Distance:
55.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Al Della Bella List , Andrew Marden List , Bob Cunningham List , Glen Davis , Heidi Petri List , John Bloomfield List , John Finch List , Karen Landers List , Lisa Ryan List , Martin Dellwo List , Pam Hoogerhyde List , Paulagic Birding List , Ray Hennessy List , Roger Bynum List , Scott Keys List , Steven Albert List , matthew sabatine List
Species
29 species (+4 other taxa) total
750
Brant (Atlantic)
20
Mallard
60
American Black Duck

3 were a few miles offshore

5
Surf Scoter
25
White-winged Scoter
14
Black Scoter
10
Surf/Black Scoter
15
scoter sp.
28
Long-tailed Duck
75
Bufflehead

2 were a few miles offshore

24
Red-breasted Merganser
50
Red-throated Loon
17
Common Loon
23
Northern Gannet
12
Great Cormorant
6
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron
1
Cooper's Hawk
3
Common Murre

One bird flushed to the other(s) and then they both flushed away. The first one was very well seen in side flight profile at 100m, showing thin bill, white behind eye, brown COMU color in very good light, and prominent flank streaks. The additional individuals were seen going away with the well-seen, first individual and also showed COMU brown color and flank streaks.

9
Razorbill

probably more; all were within a few miles of shore.

5
large alcid sp.

various quick sightings of birds mostly flushing at a distance.

2
Black-legged Kittiwake

small yellow bill, lacking gonydeal spot, two-toned gray upperwing with pointed, black-tipped wingtips. Well-seen by many. Each sighting was of a single individual flying over the chum-slick wake, but not lingering long.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
16
Bonaparte's Gull
3
Ring-billed Gull
450
Herring Gull (American)
1
Lesser Black-backed Gull
100
Great Black-backed Gull
65
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2
Mourning Dove
1
Belted Kingfisher
30
American Crow
5
crow sp.
25
European Starling
 

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Yes