Checklist S60893509

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Owner Jim Berry

  • 17
  • 3.6 mi
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I took part in a Greenbelt walk here, led by Kathy Lanois and Jane Rumrill. We took a 3.6-mile loop along or around several of the ponds Including Coy Pond over by Gordon College. The walk took the first two hours, but since I did not see any pied-billed grebes on the ponds, I took another half-hour to check other ponds for them and finally found one at Chebacco Lake. Distance is for the walk only.


  1. Number observed: 2
  2. Number observed: 1

    Details: west end of Chebacco Lake--a low number for late October!

  3. Number observed: 2

    Details: Gordon College

  4. Number observed: 1

    Details: Beck Pond

  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 13
  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 1

    Details: singing weakly and unsteadily--a young bird or an adult who'd lost his hormones?

  15. Number observed: 10

    Details: I heard a few (maybe 10 or so) with the first grackle flock we saw between Beck and Round Ponds, their squeaky songs even squeakier than the grackles' squeaky songs. After that I didn't hear any more.

  16. Number observed: 1900

    Details: Give or take a few hundred. Several large flocks, the largest about 1300 near Chebacco Lake. I did not see any redwings or cowbirds with them, just grackles and a few rusties.