LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

     

1. English and Scientific names: Brown Booby

2. Number of individuals, sexes, ages, general plumage (e.g., 2 in alternate plumage): 3

3. Locality: Parish:Cameron

†† Specific Locality: Calcasieu Lake

4. Date(s) when observed: October 28, 2013

5. Time(s) of day when observed: 9:45 AM

6. Reporting observer and address: Thomas Finnie, Sulphur, LA

7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s): Robby Bacon

8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s): Kevin Savoie (finder) on 10/24/2013

9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light): Great light with few clouds

10. Optical equipment (type, power, condition): Nikon D300 / 400mm

11. Distance to bird(s): 40 ft

12. Duration of observation: 15 minutes

13. Habitat: sitting on gas well head in Calcasieu Lake

14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation): sitting on gas well head in Calcasieu Lake

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): See photos

16. Voice: None

17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation): See photos

18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?): Yes, by me

19. Previous experience with this species: None

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

Petersonís Field Guide

a. at time of observation: before observation

b. after observation: before observation

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

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

23. Date: 11/1/2013††††††††† Time: 10:00 PM