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Owner Paul Nale

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  • 6 mi

Observations

  1. Number observed: 51

    Details: A flock of six took off from the main body of the lake almost immediately upon launch, followed soon by nine more. About a half hour later, 37 more flew over. All headed south. See photos.

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  2. Number observed: 2

    Details: Two flushed from under an overhanging serviceberry tree in the first little cove west of the north launch. (NOT the inlet with the old slate quarry.)

  3. Number observed: 1

    Details: In an eastern cove and then in the main body of the lake near the island.

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  4. Number observed: 1

    Details: It was feeding along the eastern shore of the island around 11 AM. See photos. I hope they help. I hope I'm right. ???

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  5. Number observed: 2

    Details: If I had not seen both of them flying together I would have counted it as one. Seen several times around the shores. See photos.

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  6. Number observed: 2

    Details: I saw six to eight vultures. Singles. But two together twice.

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  7. Number observed: 1

    Details: The only new bird after 2:30 PM. Cruising across lake. Landed. Took off. Came over to look at me.

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  8. Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk

    Number observed: 1

    Details: Flew across the northeasternmost cove. Bluish gray wings. Lighter belly. Not a big hawk, but much larger than a blue jay. Stubby flappy wings and flying pattern. Did not soar. Then flew back across the lake right in front of me and saw a speckled breast and it flew into and through the trees rather than over them. This is my educated guess. No photo.

  9. Number observed: 1

    Details: It is surprising that I didn't see a single one. I heard one laughing, but did not see it. Eastern cove.

  10. Number observed: 1

    Details: Tiny deeply forested eastern cove by breast of dam.

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  11. Number observed: 1

    Details: Way off shore in the woods east of the northern boat launch. I heard him laugh and then I heard him hammering. I did not see this bird.

  12. Number observed: 1

    Details: Tiny deeply forested eastern cove by breast of dam.

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  13. Number observed: 1

    Details: Along southern shore of island. See photo.

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  14. Number observed: 7

    Details: Around the lake, flying in singles and pairs and in the evergreens and other trees. These are widely dispersed birds, and yet it is not a big lake. 7 is my best guess based upon timing, location and direction. I write it all down as it happens on an index card.

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  15. Number observed: 2

    Details: Oddly, I did not see a crow all day. Two were calling to each other in different cadences, so I know there were two, at least.

  16. Number observed: 2

    Details: Were among several blizzards of birds that came into the willows, alders, multiflora rose, Russian olive, silky dogwood, wild honeysuckle etc. when I 'phished'. Eastern cove. I have spent well over an hour with my photos trying to figure out what exactly was in those mixed flocks.

  17. Number observed: 2

    Details: Shoreside brush. Eastern cove. Part of a mixed flock. I believe I saw the tails of two juncos also, but I don't have a photo to verify.

  18. Number observed: 2

    Details: I had these listed under unknown bird species because I didn't know what they were. The eBird reviewer of my Lake Nockamixon submission informed me that one of my warblers on that post was one of these Ruby-crowned Kinglets. So, I saw many of them here, but I remember that at one spot there were two of them working the underbrush side by side, so I'll go with two. There were probably many more mixed in, but I cannot count what I do not know. New species to me. My apologies.

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  19. Number observed: 2

    Details: The bill was bigger than a house wren, slightly curved perhaps, like Peterson, but NOT NEARLY as curved as National Geographic field guide. Color was wrong for house wren. Tail was up at times like a wren. This is my best guess. Please check me. SE forested cove right east of the breast of the dam. Mixed flock with the downy, flicker, blue jays, yellow-rumped warblers.

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  20. Number observed: 5

    Details: In an eastern cove checking out the cavities in an old snag -- probably checking or re-checking out a location for a nest next year.

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  21. Number observed: 4

    Details: Two pairs. Widely spaced by time and geography.

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  22. Number observed: 1

    Details: One total bird that I'm sure of. It was in a tree with four red-wing blackbirds. Mixed flocks. That's all I'm sure of. Couldn't tell it was a robin in the lighting until I lightened the shadows on the picture.

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  23. Number observed: 10

    Details: These birds were all over all around the lake. Dozens of them. I counted one flock of seven and saw three together at one location. At first I mixed them up with the yellow-rumped warblers which were also common and another bird that I can't figure out what it is -- one of Peterson's "Confusing Fall Warblers"???

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

    Details: These were EVERYWHERE in groups of two to five in the riparian vegetation. Unlike the goldfinches, which often seemed to scoot out ahead of me, these were much lower and seemed to just melt away back into the vegetation. I saw groups of these sparrows every 15 minutes for the first four or five hours and later on as well. See some of the photos.

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  27. Number observed: 4

    Details: Two were in a tree with the robin (eastern cove -- looking pretty much right toward the sun) and two were in the immediate neighboring tree. They sounded like red-wings and they took off together without the cardinal. Then, I saw that two were smaller females and two black males.

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  28. Number observed: 2

    Details: Two singles in two different relatively close locations, but the first one did not fly after I sighted it. Just kept clucking high up in the tree.

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  29. Number observed: 16

    Details: There were dozens and dozens of these in groups of one to five sometimes alone and sometimes in mixed flocks. Most often relatively low in the underbrush. They were all around the lake from 7:30 when I could start to see well enough into the shaded vegetation clear until 3:00 PM. See photos.

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  30. Number observed: 3

    Details: Two widely spaced males and one female. Eastern cove, island, and western cove.

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  31. bird sp.

    Number observed: 100

    Details: It was dozens and dozens of birds. I was a science teacher for 39 years. It could have been 300. If I'm going to pick a number, (and your website will not accept "MANY"), I am going to pick a conservative number that will be easily defended. The birds descended upon me in a mixed flock and I would just snap pictures and try to count. (e.g. there were 20 plus other birds with the yellow-rumped warbler, carolina wrens, downy woodpecker, and flicker -- they are the only ones being reported as counted.) Time after time. Especially along the eastern coves early morning through late morning. See photos. This is over EIGHT hours of quietly paddling tight along approximately 5.5 MILES of shoreline, much of which is maintained as very good mixed habitat (some forested areas, trees, lawn, old field habitat, transitional ecotones in between, lots of rich littoral shallows, lots of native fruits and berries). Some photos of mystery birds will not upload because they are over your limit. Is that one a Fox Sparrow?

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