Checklist S57162175

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Location
Rockport--Fisk Lane

Owner Fyn Kynd

Traveling
  • 1
  • 0.15 mi
Comments

I came for the point count, stayed for the vireo.

Walked down to the end of the road, just past the power line, and back.

In other news, some deer were frolicking in a puddle. How neat is that.

66°F, clear skies, light SE wind.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  2. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: H In Appropriate Habitat (Possible)
  3. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: H In Appropriate Habitat (Possible)
  4. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  5. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: H In Appropriate Habitat (Possible)
  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *rare; less than 10 records in Knox County and very uncommon anywhere outside of their localized breeding range in SW and southern-central Maine | bicolored vireo; gray above and white below posteriorly, anterior has a bright yellow breast, throat and "spectacles", that being the lores, wrapping around the eye, although the yellow is broken by a faint dark eyeline, and connecting back along the eyebrow. The rest of the head is a fresh green, extending into the back.
    Very vocal; song somewhat similar to Blue-headed Vireo but more consistent and with a distinct slurred quality to it.

    This bird flew into a Red Oak 15m away from me and began singing during my last Maine Bird Atlas point count of the day. Thankfully it revealed itself in the last couple minutes of the count so I could dedicate my attention to it. For the next 5 minutes it stayed in the vicinity, singing near constantly as it foraging in the tops of a line of 15m tall Red Oaks on the north side of the road. At around 09:20 it flew away to the NW and I didn't detect it again until 10:24, when it began singing from the NW, >150m away. Song continued intermittently from the same area up to my departure.
    A late migrant overshoot or maybe a bold resident bird trying to expand the breeding range?

    Photos and audio to be uploaded.

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  7. Number observed: 5
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: H In Appropriate Habitat (Possible)
  11. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  12. Number observed: 3
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  13. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  14. Number observed: 3
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  15. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
  16. Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  19. Number observed: 1

    Comments: singing from southern edge of blueberry field.

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

    Comments: calling near end of road.

    Breeding Code: H In Appropriate Habitat (Possible)
  22. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  23. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  24. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  25. Number observed: 3
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  26. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
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  27. Number observed: 3
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  28. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  29. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  30. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  31. passerine sp.

    Number observed: 2

    Comments: maybe PUFI/HOFI? Too brief of a view.

    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
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