1. English and Scientific names:Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis


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




3. Locality: LOUISIANA: (parish) ___Union_________________________________


Specific Locality: ___DíArbonne Lake next to Highway 33______________________


4. Date(s) when observed:01-08-14



5. Time(s) of day when observed:11:45 pm until 12:20 pm



6. Reporting observer and address:Steve Pagans, West Monroe, LA71291



7. Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):Gerry Click



8. Other observers who independently identified the bird(s):



9. Light conditions (position of bird in relation to shade and to direction and amount of light):Overcast sky but with ample light.



10. Optical equipment (type, power, conditionZeiss, 10x binoculars, in good condition



11. Distance to bird(s):At closest point about 50 feet or less



12. Duration of observation:33 minutes



13. Habitat:lake



14. Behavior of bird / circumstances of observation (flying, feeding, resting; include and stress habits used in identification; relate events surrounding observation):Bird was swimming along and diving to feed next to a boat launch road.



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):birdís bill was short but somewhat thick with brown around the bill at the back.The birdís head and neck were white except that the top of the head down to the bill was a grayish-brown color.On the cheek area there was a fairly large roundish smudge of grayish brown.The scapular feathers were brown with some light white on the edges.The main wing area was brown.The side was white but with some mottling of light brown.



16. Voice:none



17. Similar species (include how they were eliminated by your observation):donít know any that are similar



18. Photographs or tape recordings obtained? (by whom? attached?):Photos



19. Previous experience with this species:None



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


Sibleyís bird book


a. at time of observation:same



b. after observation:National Geographic Birds of NA



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


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



23. Signature of reporter: __Stephen L. Pagans___________Date:01-08-14___Time:_7:10 pm_



24. May the LBRC have permission to display this report or
portions of this report on its webite? ______Yes___X___________


If yes, may we include your name with the report? ________Yes____X___


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