1. English and Scientific names:  Brown Booby (Sula leucogaster)

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage):  one adult, unknown sex

3. Locality: Parish:   _Jefferson___________________________________________

   Specific Locality: _Lake Pontchartrain south shore from Causeway bridge between mile marker 1 and 2______________________________________________

4. Date(s) when observed: 1/7/2014

5. Time(s) of day when observed:  9:00 am

6. Reporting observer and address:  Cham Mehaffey, Folsom, LA 70437, cmehaffey@financialguide.com

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): none

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): none

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):  partly cloudy, bird out in open

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition):  none

11. Distance to bird(s):  50- 60 yds

12. Duration of observation: 5 – 6 seconds

13. Habitat:  Lake Pontchartrain

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):  flying

15. Description (include only what was actually seen, not what "should" have been seen; include if possible: total length/relative size compared to other familiar species, body bulk, shape, proportions, bill, eye, leg, and plumage characteristics. Stress features that separate it from similar species): while driving on the Causeway to the south shore, I noticed this big bird flying alongside just to the right, and was able to see front, side, face and back.  It had a light long bill, dark brown head and neck, white breast; brown wings on top, white wings with brown edges underneath

16. Voice:  did not call

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):  juvenile 1st year Northern Gannet has dark bill

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): No

19. Previous experience with this species:  seen 11/1/2013 at Big Lake Cameron Parish, LA with scope; and 12/31/2013 about 20’ away from boat perched on buoy in Lake Pontchartrain St Tammany Parish

20. Identification aids: (list books, illustrations, other birders, etc. used in identification):

a. at time of observation: driving on Causeway

b. after observation:  Sibley’s Guide to Birds North America

21. This description is written from: _____ notes made during the observation (_____notes attached?);__x___notes made after the observation (date: 1/7/2014_____); _____memory.

22. Are you positive of your identification if not, explain:  Yes

23. Date:_2/18/2014_________Time:_6:45 am______