Checklist S38890203

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Owner Blair Nikula

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  • 4 mi
Checklist Comments

Cloudy; E@5mph; Visibility good; Seas calm; Tide near high falling to near low. I drove out Pole Line Road to the point and spent most of the time there, with a quick look at the cove to the east (dead) and about 20 minutes at Hatches Harbor. The shearwater feeding bonanza continues (it's now been at least 12 days!), the largest surf-feeding concentration this morning was off Hatches Harbor at sunrise. Huge concentration of large gulls (including the first adult LBBG of the season) also present today. Once again stunningly few terns and not a single jaeger.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 13
  2. Number observed: 25
  3. Number observed: 40
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
  7. Number observed: 30
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 1

    Details: ^ extremely confiding juvenile on the beach south of the lighthouse; many photos

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1
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  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 3
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male
    Female
    Sex Unknown 1 2
  12. Number observed: 250
  13. Number observed: 50
  14. Number observed: 1500

    Details: ^ most at the tip; many feeding on hundreds of dead mackerel trapped by the tide

  15. Number observed: 13

    Details: ^ 5 ad. (FOS), 1-3s, 2+ 2s, 5+ 1s

  16. Number observed: 1500

    Details: ^ most at the tip; many feeding on hundreds of dead mackerel trapped by the tide

  17. Number observed: 6

    Details: incredibly few

  18. Number observed: 200

    Details: most at Hatches Harbor; the paucity of terns here the past couple of weeks is hard to understand

  19. Number observed: 10

    Details: remarkably few

  20. Number observed: 15000

    Details: ^ At one point early they were passing westbound at a rate as high as 800/minute! Given the nearly calm conditions, many were sitting on the water, as far as I could see to the south toward Wood End and as far to the east.. While I was kneeling near the waterline photographing the surf-feeding birds off Hatches Harbor, a GRSH hit me in the back and got tangled up in my feet!

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  21. Number observed: 150

    Details: did not see the white bird today

  22. Number observed: 10

    Details: very few today

  23. Number observed: 20
  24. Number observed: 200
  25. Number observed: 2

    Details: at Hatches Harbor

  26. Number observed: 4

    Details: at Hatches Harbor

  27. Number observed: 6

    Details: on the beach at the south end of Hatches Harbor apparently feeding on the masses of Menhaden fry

  28. Number observed: 1

    Details: at Hatches, being harassed by terns (first one I've seen since spring)

  29. Number observed: 5
  30. Number observed: 2

    Details: along Pole Line Road

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