Checklist S50023415

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Owner Tim Healy

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  • 2.5 mi
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Very light winds, shifting from NNW to E over the court of the morning. Nearly 100% cloud cover with only a few periods of sunlight peeking through. Quite brisk. Good movement of finches and blackbirds today with a few nice surprises. Saw the black squirrel west of the Coast Guard lot again

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  1. Number observed: 29

    Details: Resting on the sandbar

  2. Number observed: 7

    Details: Flyovers headed southwest, flock of five and a pair

    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
  3. Number observed: 63
  4. Surf/Black Scoter

    Number observed: 8

    Details: High, distant flybys

  5. duck sp.

    Number observed: 2

    Details: Faraway, poorly-lit pair headed south

  6. Number observed: 125
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 2

    Details: On the sandbar in the morning. None visible when I returned around midday, but one heard somewhere north of the lot

  9. Number observed: 3

    Details: Continuing birds, present at this site since at least early September. Sandy-colored godwits, foraging on their own today with no oystercatchers in sight at the time of observation

  10. Number observed: 10
  11. Number observed: 35
  12. Number observed: 4
  13. Number observed: 70
  14. Number observed: 8
  15. Number observed: 3

    Details: All flyovers

    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
  16. Number observed: 7

    Details: Milling around over the ocean south of the swale

  17. Number observed: 32
  18. Number observed: 2
  19. Number observed: 5

    Details: Individuals observed coursing over the dunes and along the roadsides, two high-flying birds headed due west

  20. Number observed: 1

    Details: Circling high, working its way west

    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
  21. Number observed: 2

    Details: Immatures, one seen perched on the holiday lights, the other circling westward. The bird from the lights also took a pass at the boat basin pigeons

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Sex Unknown 2
  22. Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Large Sharpie or small Coop. Seen from behind only at the turnaround

  23. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flew in to perch in the trees at the exit

  24. Number observed: 14

    Details: Surprising westbound movement of birds engaged in active migratory flight throughout the morning. Some paused to forage in the median trees before continuing on

  25. Number observed: 8

    Details: Generally westbound, a few teed up in the treetops along the way

  26. Number observed: 1

    Details: Female

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  27. Number observed: 1

    Details: Half-heartedly harassed pigeons flushed by the departure of a nearby Cooper’s Hawk

  28. Number observed: 10

    Details: Close-knit flock flying north together

  29. Number observed: 5
  30. Number observed: 110

    Details: Reduced numbers compared to yesterday, and movement seemed to be all over the place rather than a strong westward flight

  31. Number observed: 11

    Details: Most seemed to be slowly meandering west while foraging

  32. Number observed: 2
  33. Number observed: 32

    Details: Many birds foraging in the pines, with hints of some slow westward drift but no obvious migration activity

  34. Number observed: 80
  35. Number observed: 3
  36. Number observed: 4
  37. Number observed: 3
  38. Number observed: 20

    Details: Most flyovers with a few individuals perched in bare deciduous trees before continuing west

  39. Number observed: 16

    Details: Westbound flock of fourteen, then two singles

  40. Number observed: 10

    Details: Foraging flock at the Coast Guard lot

  41. Number observed: 1

    Details: Calling flyover heard at Coast Guard parking lot at dawn and a few minutes later at the median. Counting as a single bird, may have been different individuals

    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
  42. Number observed: 1

    Details: Calling flyover, heard twice near the gazebo at the boat basin around 11:50. Rich, descending, full-throated whistle, superficially similar to the call note of a House Sparrow but more majestic. Vocalizations consistent with the characteristic flight calls of eastern Type 3 birds. Rare and irregular on Long Island, but a pattern of observations is emerging associated with this winter’s finch flight

    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
  43. Number observed: 21

    Details: Seemed to be a few individuals moving west with the other, more migratory finches

  44. Number observed: 71

    Details: Westbound movement with a few individuals perching at the turnaround and in the median

  45. Number observed: 374

    Details: Finch flight year. Careful count. Westbound flocks throughout the morning. Some groups landed to forage in the pines

  46. Number observed: 1253

    Details: Finch flight year. Careful count. Large groups of foraging birds and westbound flybys

  47. Number observed: 56
  48. Number observed: 28
  49. Number observed: 5

    Details: All together at the edge of the lot near the swale

  50. Number observed: 13
  51. Number observed: 1096

    Details: First big push I’ve seen this season. All birds observed flying west, no stopovers this time

    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
  52. Number observed: 1

    Details: Single female type bird flushed from the median

  53. Number observed: 6

    Details: Westbound singles, most vocalizing. One individual circled over the turnaround in a wide loop before continuing on

    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
  54. Number observed: 2

    Details: Continuing. One flew from the median across to the north side of the parkway and was immediately chased by a second individual. Pursued one another through the brush for a moment. Small warblers with short tails. Bluish gray with yellow throat, greenish back, white tail markings

  55. Number observed: 68
  56. Number observed: 6
  57. Number observed: 1

    Details: Deep, electrical, buzzing splat call heard repeatedly at the turnaround, coming from the brush south of the median. I followed up and saw it flying north towards the bayside dunes. Brief recording obtained

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