Friday, October 3, 2014

Van Wiggles Beach - October 2nd

Hamilton--Van Wagner's Beach (Lakeland Centre), Hamilton, CA-ON
Oct 2, 2014
Protocol: Incidental
12 species (+1 other taxa)

Green-winged Teal 10
Greater Scaup 1
Surf Scoter 7
White-winged Scoter 15
Black Scoter 1
Red-breasted Merganser 25
Red-throated Loon 1
Double-crested Cormorant X
Sanderling 11
Pomarine/Parasitic Jaeger 2 looked big - but very far

Long-tailed Jaeger 1 int/dark juvenile. Greatly reduced white flash on primares with a notch around P8/9. 2 White primary shafts, bill more than 1/2 black and pretty thick. Dull lemon hindcollar on back of neck. Chasing gulls more frequently than the majority of LTJA I see. Great looks for over 60+ mins?

Bonaparte's Gull 1
Great Black-backed Gull 2

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