LOUISIANA BIRD RECORDS COMMITTEE

REPORT FORM

     

 

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

 

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

 

one

 

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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