Checklist S56370532

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Owner Louis Bevier

  • 1
  • 0.43 km
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Exploring area in Ripley where Western Tanager reported. Partly cloudy, 50 F, gentle breeze NW

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  1. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  2. Number observed: 1

    Details: Male

  3. Number observed: 1

    Details: Drums

    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  4. Number observed: 1

    Details: Drums and calls, seen

    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 6
  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 1

    Details: By call

  9. Number observed: 8

    Details: One bird carrying food and entering probable nest site in opening through house siding under eaves at corner of building.

    Breeding Code: CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 5
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 1

    Details: Adult

  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 4
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 6
  19. Number observed: 1

    Details: singing

  20. Number observed: 1

    Details: While watching feeders in a private yard across the street from me, a medium-sized passerine that was bright yellow below with blackish wings, back, and tail flew into a small tree above a male Rose-breasted Grosbeak. The tanager was about the size of the grosbeak but slightly smaller. I could clearly see that the anterior part of the head and crown on the tanager was red, contrasting with the yellow neck. A broad yellow bar formed a narrow triangle across the black wings. This triangular bar was across the upper wing median coverts. There also was a (broken) white wing bar across the tips of the greater coverts. As the bird shifted position, I noticed a bright yellow rump below the blackish back, which appeared slightly mottled and not as sharply black as the tail and wings. The beak was dull grayish horn. The eyes dark. I did not note the color of the legs, except that they were not obviously pale.

    This appears to be a first-year (aka SY) immature male based on the olive edges to the back and somewhat dull looking remiges. This bid was found and first reported by Linda Leavitt on 14 May. This may be the first record of the species for Somerset County. Otherwise, Western Tanager is a rare visitor to Maine, being almost annual along the coast and islands.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Sex Unknown
  21. Number observed: 1
  22. Number observed: 1
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