Checklist S59871573

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Owner Shilo McDonald

  • 2
  • 1 mi

Cassandra's up from Arizona. And so I took her to Plum Island to go see some birds. It was her first time birding and her first time at Plum Island. I think she liked it? We found a Royal Tern, which was a first time for me! So, it was a day of firsts for the both of us!


  1. duck sp.

    Number observed: 3

    Comments: Flybys.

  2. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Perched in the parking lot.

  3. Number observed: 70
  4. Number observed: 7
  5. Number observed: 10
  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: One lone Dunlin in the mix of shorebirds foraging in the mud. Long black drooping bill. Black legs. And the fading remnants of a black belly patch. See photos.

  7. Number observed: 35
  8. peep sp.

    Number observed: 50

    Comments: Not close enough to us to properly ID.

  9. Number observed: 30
  10. Number observed: 50
  11. Number observed: 24
  12. gull sp.

    Number observed: 25

    Comments: Too far away to ID.

  13. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Pretty sure this bird flew in just to see the Common Ringed Plover. And I'd say he dipped. Because he had a serious mid-life crisis look going on. One lone tern in a mixed flock of gulls. Black legs. Orange dagger-like bill. Shaggy black feathers sticking up and out at back of head. Either he's having a really bad hair day. Or else he's stressed out about missing that life bird. See photos.

  14. Number observed: 8

    Comments: Flying by or swimming by.

  15. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Flying by.

  16. flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard a "whit" sound. Looked up and spotted a bird perched on a bare branch, flycatcher shaped. Bird flew before I could get a picture.

  17. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Heard only. Near the parking lot.

  18. Number observed: 5
  19. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Whining call heard. Coming from bushes alongside the path to the beach.

  20. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Seen, not heard.

  21. Number observed: 3

    Comments: Heard only. In the trees near the parking lot.

  22. Number observed: 1

    Comments: This bird really confused me. I'm not used to seeing finches on the beach. And due to the direction of the sunlight, it looked much more sparrow-like in person. When I brightened up the photos, I could see it was a juvenile House Finch.

  23. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Near parking lot.

  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Chuck call heard. Coming from bushes beachside, near the cliff.

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