Checklist S60864490

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Owner Robert Hughes

Traveling
  • 1
  • 2 mi
Checklist Comments

Chilly (low 40s), mostly sunny, light southwest winds. I checked the beach, Dunes, peripheral plantings, Magic Hedge, Meadow, and Butterfly Garden and walked out onto the fishing pier. Good numbers of birds. Impressive flight of Northern Harriers. Passerines coming in off Lake Michigan early in the morning, always a sign of a good movement.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 200

    Details: On the grass around the harbor.

  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 15
  4. Aythya sp.

    Number observed: 6
  5. Number observed: 3

    Details: Flybys going south close to shore. Female/immature type birds.

  6. Number observed: 2
  7. duck sp.

    Number observed: 30

    Details: Distant birds flying south over Lake Michigan or in poor, early morning light.

  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flying in off Lake Michigan low over the beach around dawn.

  11. Number observed: 2

    Details: Flying in off Lake Michigan over the beach early. One bird pursued by the 2 Peregrine Falcons.

  12. Number observed: 7

    Details: Group on the water with Ring-billed Gulls. Mainly adults.

  13. Number observed: 4

    Details: First cycle birds, either resting on the water off the beach or flying south over the Point or Lake Michigan.

  14. Number observed: 200
  15. Number observed: 3
  16. Larus sp.

    Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 2

    Details: Sitting in the lake off the beach with the Ring-billed Gull flock.

  18. Number observed: 15
  19. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flying south over the Point.

  20. Number observed: 16

    Details: Strong movement, with birds flying low over the Dunes and over the lake. Mostly juveniles, 1 adult female for sure, and 1 adult male for sure. One group of 3 together.

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  21. Number observed: 3

    Details: Two juveniles and an older bird with barring on the underparts.

  22. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flying east over the Point and then out over Lake Michigan.

  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 2

    Details: The continuing adults, probably a male and female based on the difference in size. Relentlessly pursuing and attacking birds coming in off Lake Michigan. They caught an unidentified sparrow and a Northern Flicker while I was there.

  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 12
  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 1
  30. Number observed: 10
  31. Number observed: 1
  32. Number observed: 1

    Details: Flying in off Lake Michigan over the beach early.

  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 4
  35. Number observed: 1

    Details: Medium-sized, long-tailed passerine, gray overall with dark cap and short, thin bill.

  36. Number observed: 4
  37. Number observed: 60
  38. Number observed: 2
  39. Number observed: 1
  40. Number observed: 1
  41. Number observed: 1

    Details: Female type bird in the Magic Clump, a personal FOS.

  42. Number observed: 1

    Details: Feeding on seeds in the tops of flowers in the Meadow

  43. Number observed: 30
  44. Number observed: 1
  45. Number observed: 1
  46. Number observed: 1
  47. Number observed: 20
  48. Number observed: 2
  49. Number observed: 4
  50. Number observed: 3
  51. Number observed: 1
  52. sparrow sp.

    Number observed: 8
  53. Western/Eastern Meadowlark

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Silent meadowlark in the Native Planting Area.

  54. Number observed: 2
  55. Number observed: 2
  56. blackbird sp.

    Number observed: 1
  57. Number observed: 1
  58. Number observed: 3
  59. Number observed: 10
  60. Number observed: 2
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