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Owner Nick Tepper

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Overcast, 15-30mph ENE then a shift to N and then finally ending in a NW, 55-63F. Hurricane Dorian off the coast of Nantucket on track to Nova Scotia. Winds barreling into Cape Cod Bay. High-tide 7:08am. As tide rose, tide many gannets, a few jaegers, and phalaropes moving N offshore, and tern flocks moving S inshore. Activity began to rise at about 8:45AM with the receding tide exposing some flats. Terns began moving N again and perching on flats, shorebirds showed up. Peak excitement was 10AM with a LTJA seen moving north right off the marsh grass providing great looks. 10:25AM, several RNPH were seen moving N 50-100ft off the beach, with three landing in close to the parking lot. Flats became more exposed, and gull/ shorebird numbers estimated then as we felt most were out in the open. Feeding frenzy of LAGU, 1COSH, and many terns seen offshore lasting about an hour at this point. No storm-petrels and a relative lack of shearwaters was unexpected.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 3
  3. scoter sp.

    Number observed: 2
  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 135
  6. Number observed: 60
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 65
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 4
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 3
  15. Number observed: 5
  16. Number observed: 25

    Comments: Exact

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  17. phalarope sp.

    Number observed: 13
  18. Number observed: 10
  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Two thick-winged/ barrel-chested jaegers moving north together early on in the morning. One with spoon.

  21. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Up to four seen at once. One dark immature with a cinnamon head made several passes throughout the morning, including one pass from behind us over the beach.

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  22. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Dark immature pointed out by Joe over the marsh grass at 100ft while I was photographing PESA flyby. Falcon-like jaeger with a banded rump, small bill, 2 white primary shafts. Banked on the wind and briefly took a dive at a tern before proceeding north. A possible second adult bird later on... looks not good enough, but photos might be.

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  23. jaeger sp.

    Number observed: 4
  24. Number observed: 85
  25. Number observed: 35
  26. Number observed: 105
  27. Number observed: 40
  28. Number observed: 12

    Comments: Exact

  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 24
  31. Number observed: 250
  32. Number observed: 35

    Comments: Did our best to count as birds kept shifting. Tried not to double count.

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  33. Number observed: 1
  34. Number observed: 1
  35. black-and-white shearwater sp.

    Number observed: 3
  36. Number observed: 375
  37. Number observed: 55
  38. Number observed: 1
  39. Number observed: 3
  40. Number observed: 2
  41. Number observed: 10
  42. Number observed: 1
  43. Number observed: 1
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