Checklist S55886599

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Chert Hollow Farm

Owner Joanna Reuter

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day list, birding not my primary purpose, but complete by my personal standards

sunny, warm, mid70s, lots of background lawnmower noise because of the brief sunny spell on a weekend packed between last week's rain and the forecast rain of the coming week

leaf-out moving right along: maples fully leafed out, walnuts approx 10-25%, oaks ~50%

birdcast showed heavy migration last night, but judging from the activity on the ground, almost everything left and not much came in; vocalizations dominated by locals--sounds more like a typical day in late May than early May, especially compared to the migratory awesomeness of last week

spent much of the day (late morning/afternoon/evening) in the field taking advantage of the brief period of dry weather to do some bed prep for planting; otherwise listening from near the house; didn't get around to a woods walk

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: F Flyover (Observed)
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 3
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 2

    Details: 10:40 am, a pair flew into big cottonwood by pond, one arriving less than a minute after the other; they initially sat apart in the tree, then I looked away, then I glanced back and noticed some flapping; by the time I got my binoculars up, they were sitting side by side, and they stayed that way for at least 5 minutes (at which point I needed to leave); did they copulate? or were they just hanging out?

  9. Number observed: 1

    Details: male well to the east barely audible at 6:17 pm, cannot hear the usual female response; heard again 7:28 pm from field, very distant to east

  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 2
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 5
  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. vireo sp.

    Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 3
  21. Number observed: 2
  22. Number observed: 4
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 4
  25. Number observed: 2
  26. Number observed: 2
  27. Number observed: 3
  28. Number observed: 2
  29. Number observed: 4
  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 2
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 3
  35. Number observed: 2
  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 2
  38. Number observed: 3
  39. Number observed: 2
  40. Number observed: 2

    Details: I saw 4 visits to the hair wads on the fence around 7:15 pm, clearly collecting strands of hair for nesting material. Also saw this behavior once in the middle of the day a few days ago. The hair removal technique seemed more practiced and efficient compared to the other day: Use the bill to grab onto one or more strands, then tug by lowering the body with a little flapping. Nest must be beyond the visual range of the field.

    A TUTI also appeared to be interested in the hair wads. Before I saw the NOPA this evening, I looked up to see a TUTI investigating a hair wad. It looked like it was trying to get hair out, but I never saw it successfully retrieve any hair. It started scolding, and during one visit of the NOPA, the TUTI came very close to the NOPA and the hair wad, seeming agitated.

    Breeding Code: CN Carrying Nesting Material (Confirmed)
  41. Number observed: 2
  42. Number observed: 1
  43. Number observed: 4
  44. Number observed: 1
  45. Number observed: 4

    Details: female along west edge veg field collecting pieces of dead vegetation presumably for nesting material

    Breeding Code: CN Carrying Nesting Material (Confirmed)