Observation Details

General Observation Information

Observed By David Yates
Submitted By David Yates
Collection Date August 4, 2018
Observer Arrival Time 9:00 AM
Observer Departure Time 6:00 PM
Vouchers Observation Notes


Name Sloat pond
Notes Fresh water Pond behind house, about 1/3 acre wetland with heavy cat tails surrounded by trees on three sides. Pond is shallow and occasionally gets down to moist mud. South of this is saltwater sound and then the ocean.
Latitude 30.42403 N
Longitude 86.61030 W
Elevation 4 meters


Precipitation Scattered Clouds
Cloud Cover 20 %
Wind Speed Light
Wind Direction Southeast
Temperature 30 °C

Flight Behavior

Minimum Height 1 m
Maximum Height 7 m
Behavior Description exploring pond through plants from water to patrolling above eating...pairing off instead of being territorial for the most part
Proportion Observed All
Flight Type Multiple
Flight Direction
Observed Behaviors feeding

Observed Taxa


Identification Confidence

Percentage of Flight

Darners High 95 %

Coincident Taxa

Description of Coincident Taxa A few eastern pond hawks and perhaps ambers

Point Counts

Point counts were not provided
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