Black-legged Kittiwake at Upper Lake Mary

jawilder

Active Member
Getting the word out there for those not on Facebook or monitoring eBird alerts:
Roger Sleeper found an adult Black-legged Kittiwake at Upper Lake Mary yesterday. It was present through the whole day, seen widely over the southern third of the lake.
Pics are here:

I believe this is a second record for Coconino County, the first being an injured individual found in a Flagstaff parking lot and turned over to Arizona Game and Fish (1999??). Black-legged Kittiwakes seems to be quite rare in the interior west, for example there are only four records (only three of live birds) from the state of Utah (http://www.utahbirds.org/RecCom/UBRC_SightingsList2.htm#BlackleggedKittiwake). There are about 20 accepted records from Arizona, with the preponderance of these coming from the western part of the state along the Colorado River.
Nice work, Roger!

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ
 
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tblows

Member
Bird present at the southern end of the lake around noon today. Bird flew in from the north and then stayed around for at least half an hour, mainly flying but with short stays on the water.
 
chip engelmann, nanette, & i searched the south end from osprey to the end scoping and scanning from about 2-3 and no kittiwake. we then blasted up to ashurst and did find the LONG-TAILED DUCK, then scanned south end of mary again and still no kittiwake. there was a HORNED GREBE right near south end.
rich armstrong
928-282-3675
 

Tom Linda

Active Member
Getting the word out there for those not on Facebook or monitoring eBird alerts:
Roger Sleeper found an adult Black-legged Kittiwake at Upper Lake Mary yesterday. It was present through the whole day, seen widely over the southern third of the lake.
Pics are here:

I believe this is a second record for Coconino County, the first being an injured individual found in a Flagstaff parking lot and turned over to Arizona Game and Fish (1999??). Black-legged Kittiwakes seems to be quite rare in the interior west, for example there are only four records (only three of live birds) from the state of Utah (http://www.utahbirds.org/RecCom/UBRC_SightingsList2.htm#BlackleggedKittiwake). There are about 20 accepted records from Arizona, with the preponderance of these coming from the western part of the state along the Colorado River.
Nice work, Roger!

Jason
Flagstaff, AZ
The kittiwake was present at the south end of ULM late this afternoon.
 

jawilder

Active Member
Kittiwake is still present this morning, 23 November. Also two Horned Grebes (previously reported) at the far southern end of the lake.

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Jason
Flagstaff, AZ
 
1. 4 of us (nanette, me, chip engelmann, rob bonner) al came up from the now 60 degree sedona area and easily saw the BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE from about 950 to about 1015. it flew all around the south end of the lake, never landed, sometimes got very high like it was working thermals or the wind.
2. still at least 1 HORNED GREBE, did not look hard to see if 2
3. there were duck hunters there, 1 in a blind at south end actually shooting, and a couple others on opposite side of lake.
4. estimates of ducks on ebird, but we did not look super carefully in cold and wind as we are wimps from down here.
rich armstrong
928-282-3675
 
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