Longridge Point - Mammals, Birds - page 4 of 6

Female Black Bear and three cubs on 19 July 2009.


Black Guillemot found by Mark Peck on 18 July 2009. We aged it as first summer (first alternate) because it has retained faded brown juvenile primaries that contrast with black body feathers. The secondaries are white tipped and the wing patch which is formed by greater and median secondary coverts is very worn. Both are characters of first summer (first alternate) plumage.


Juvenile Northern Shrike found by Don Shanahan on 27 July 2009.

Three juvenile Northern Shrikes on 27 July 2009

Hudson Bay Toad, a colourful subspecies of the American Toad, Bufo americanus copei

Horned Lark on 23 July 2009

2-3 day old Wilson's Snipe chick on 22 July 2009

Female Black Scoter on 25 July 2009.

Aerial surveys on 26-28 July counted over 10,000 molting Black Scoters in the Longridge area. Most were males.


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