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Checklist S47210985

 
Location
NS--Yar--Tusket Islands--Peases Island, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia, CA ( Map )
Date and Effort
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:54 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
1 hour(s), 9 minute(s)
Distance:
0.97 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Alix d'Entremont , Kathleen MacAulay List , Paul Gould List
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.9
Species
14 species total
25
Semipalmated Plover
5
Killdeer
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
2
Least Sandpiper
5
Semipalmated Sandpiper
83
Short-billed Dowitcher
ML107551801

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
1
Willet
4
Lesser Yellowlegs
110
Black Guillemot
300
Herring Gull
150
Great Black-backed Gull
5
Roseate Tern

During the nest count at Peases Island on June 22, 2018, we had found 70 nests on the gravel bar north of the pond and 43 on the hill on the west of the pond. Paul, Kathleen and I visited Peases today and there appeared to be many more nests on the hill west of the pond. It wasn't long before we heard ROSTS and we were able to confirm five individuals. Only two ROST were observed at Peases on May 31 and then one on June 22.

We watched at least three ROST land on top of the hill about here (43.630731, -66.032050) and then two of them were seen sitting very low likely on nests. We picked a unique bunch of grass near the ROST and walked to it. I found a nest that was nestled between 5-6 inch tall woody vegetation (see attached image). The eggs appear longer and more pointed at the small end than those of COTE. They also seem to have more uniform spotting overall than COTE eggs. I then placed a rock on a rock adjacent to the possible ROST nest and we backed off for more observation. We saw three ROST return to the exact spot where the possible ROST nest was. Can any of you confirm that it is a ROST nest?

I took as many photos as I could and was able to get a few field readables: L13, L36, L96.

I only find information for L36 on Ted's website:

L36
Banded on North Brother
Seen July 5 & 7, 2017 on Gull Island.
Seen at Cape Cod, Mass July 7-26.

As you can see by the images on the eBird checklist, there are still nests with up to three eggs. It seems to me that many and possibly most nests on the hill are new since the June 22 count.

Breeding Code
NE Nest with Eggs (Confirmed)
ML107551591

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107551621

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107551631

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107551641

© Alix d'Entremont

ML107551651

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107551661

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107551681

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107552171

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107553631

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
200
Common Tern
Breeding Code
NE Nest with Eggs (Confirmed)
ML107553471

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107553491

© Alix d'Entremont

Average Quality
ML107578721

© Kathleen MacAulay

Average Quality
20
Arctic Tern
1
Barn Swallow
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes