Checklist S69465387

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Owner Mike Fahay

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Sat in my blind, sand bar exposed here; Sunny, 59F too start, got even warmer. No perceptible change in water levels until 10:30-ish. Why not? maybe neap tides. Includes birds seen/heard on the way in and out, and from the dam area. Found my camo cloth, left here last fall.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 2

    Details: cooing

  2. Number observed: 142

    Details: actual count by ones, counted audibly; these are typical high counts for this area and Popham/Green Pt., ; two groups drifted off to the North end and to the SE corner while I watched. leaving 67 on sand bar. All regrouped on the bar until flushed by 2 ad Bgls at 10:30.

  3. Number observed: 3

    Details: 1 intially, joined by 2 in alt plumage

  4. Number observed: 1

    Details: arrived 10:24; alt plumaged

  5. Number observed: 1

    Details: distant photos; possibly same bird I spotted on Popham Beach "New Dune Beach" on May 5. That date very early for this sp. but not unprecedented.

  6. Number observed: 9

    Details: here the whole period until flushed by Bgls

  7. Number observed: 4

    Details: spotted out on salt marsh at 10:40

  8. Number observed: 5
  9. Number observed: 54

    Details: actual count - 22 in the air, hovering over small fish; 54 is total count; No Roseates or Leasts

    Breeding Code: C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
  10. Number observed: 1

    Details: fly-by high

  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 7

    Details: very low count for here; also note zero GYLegs

  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 2

    Details: tandem flight pair; fly-over and spooes shorebirds

    Breeding Code: C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
  15. Number observed: 2

    Details: 1 loud one seen; second one carrying food (fish?)

    Breeding Code: CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
  16. Number observed: 2

    Details: 1 singing - in 'secret woods'

    Breeding Code: S Singing Bird (Possible)
  17. Number observed: 2

    Details: none in Spirit Pond; 2 on Salt Marsh - perhaps interaction w/ Willets

  18. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Bird (Possible)
  19. Number observed: 1

    Details: singing in 'secret woods'

  20. Number observed: 2
  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 1