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- Spring Sightings from Big Bend
Ross's Gull (1) Point View Holding Pond in NW Tallahassee,Leon Co off
2 miles west of L. Jackson. Date 3/5/11. Bob
I have a good image I can e-mail if you wish.
(stubby bill, small size).
Black Scoter (1) (immature) Alligator Point, within 50 yards of shore
opposite old KOA
camp-ground. Minimal wind. 3:00 PM
Date May 29, 2011. Dark cap, light face,cheeks.
Thin dark bill
meets steep forhead at an angle. Underparts
light. Head not seen
when exercising wings and no light wing
patches. I will crop an image
and send it for documentation. Though they
uncommonly linger into
summer (Stevenson and Anderson) there are few
late May reports.
Glaucous Gull (1) Second cycle, all white with pink and black bill and pink
attached. Lanark Village (Lanark on the sea Boat
Club). Nearby Fish Crow
for size comparison. Standing at end of dock.
Gray-cheeked Thrush (4) St George Island Youth Camp. Date 4/30/11. Fran
A group of 4 flew in around noon. Gray cheek
bordered below by a white
crescent and no buff. In spite of Sibley these are
my favorite field marks.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 male, dark lores). St George Island Youth Camp. I
will send a
cropped picture because the date is unusual
according to Stevenson and
Anderson. Date 5/15/11. Other warblers present
included Magnolia (4)
Black-throared Green (2), Blackpoll, male,
Redstart (6) and a nicely
plumaged female Bay-breasted (colorful bay
sides, buffy collar, streaked
green crown and back.
3950 Bellac Rd Tallahassee, 32303
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