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Checklist S7177009

 
Location
John H. Kerr Reservoir--Tailrace Park, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Sep 06, 1996 6:00 AM 🌙 Nocturnal
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
4
Duration:
12 hour(s)
Observers:
Brian Sullivan List , Edward Brinkley
Comments:
Hurricane Fran made landfall and passed over Kerr Lake. We watched from the parking area near the dam and found tubenoses and tropical terns. Many of the notes here are from Ned Brinkley. Birding with Ned, Brian Patteson and Fenton Day.
Species
54 species (+4 other taxa) total
1
Wood Duck
1
Northern Pintail

Uncommon to rare here

3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
10
Mourning Dove
50
Chimney Swift

Probably storm-transported

4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Probably storm-transported

20
Black-bellied Plover

Rare transient here

1
Semipalmated Plover

Rare fall transient

7
Ruddy Turnstone

Third Piedmont record

73
Sanderling

Tenth Piedmont record

1
Least Sandpiper
1
Pectoral Sandpiper

Uncommon transient

3
peep sp.
3
Short-billed/Long-billed Dowitcher
43
Red-necked Phalarope

Fifth Piedmont record, previous records of singles only

1
Red Phalarope

Second Piedmont record

1
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Greater Yellowlegs

Uncommon to rare here

2
Willet

Fifth Piedmont record

1
Pomarine Jaeger

Dark-morph, thought to be juv but possibly subadult. First Piedmont record

1
Parasitic Jaeger

Light-morph sub-adult, first Piedmont record

1
Sabine's Gull

First Piedmont record, seventh state record, first since 1983

150
Laughing Gull
30
Ring-billed Gull
15
Herring Gull
2
Great Black-backed Gull
24
Sooty Tern
3
Caspian Tern
15
Black Tern

Rare transient here

1
Roseate Tern

First piedmont record

35
Common Tern

Rare transient here

1
Arctic Tern

First Piedmont record

20
Forster's Tern

Rare transient here

40
Royal Tern

Third Piedmont record

2
Sandwich Tern

First Piedmont record followed by singles at Briery Creek Res on 9/6 and Lake Anna 9/7

1
Trindade Petrel

Light-morph, First Piedmont record and third state record

1
Fea's Petrel

First Piedmont Record, second state record

5
Black-capped Petrel

Possibly 6; first Piedmont record

4
Cory's Shearwater

First Piedmont record

2
black-and-white shearwater sp.

Thought to be Audubon's but could not confirm

1
shearwater sp.

Thought to be Greater but never had solid looks

2
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Great Blue Heron
1
Great Egret
2
Black Vulture
10
Turkey Vulture
10
Osprey
7
Bald Eagle
1
Belted Kingfisher
5
Blue Jay
10
American Crow
2
Fish Crow
1
Bank Swallow
15
Barn Swallow
5
Carolina Chickadee
5
Tufted Titmouse
1
Cedar Waxwing
1
American Goldfinch
Additional species seen by Brian Sullivan:
X
Gull-billed Tern
1
Black Skimmer
 

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