Checklist S33445238

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36.5669x-76.0826 - Dec 29, 2016, 12:46 PM

Owner Andrew Baldelli

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  1. Number observed: 22
  2. Number observed: 5
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 3
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 3
  13. Number observed: 14

    Details: A. Baldelli and myself (A. Bose) were participating on the Back Bay CBC, Blackwater sector. We briefly checked the stable area on West Gibbs Rd. and were about to leave when I noticed a group of blackbirds coming to a tree adjacent to the rd. Initialy I thought they were going to be Common Grackles, but quickly noticed their small size and thought they might be Rusty Blackbird. We glassed the birds and Baldelli mentioned he thought some birds to be Brewer's Blackbirds; in fact they proved all to be Brewers. We got a spotting scope on the birds and studied them for the next 30 minutes or so. Distance was about 50'-100'.The birds left the tree to go back to a pasture, but returned 2 or 3 times. 14 birds was the maximum number counted. Females overall dull brown with ashy tones, dark eye. Males were very dark, showing some gloss even in the dull light. Light yellow iris. Bill was quite stout and triangular, broad based and relatively short. Not slender and slightly decurved like Rusty. Size separated from Common Grackle. Dry "kek" call heard.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 5
    Female 9
    Sex Unknown
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