Checklist S61563660

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Owner Doug Niwa

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  • 0.2 mi
Checklist Comments

Also seen - 3 river otters.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 18
  2. Number observed: 11
  3. Number observed: 32
  4. Number observed: 38
  5. Number observed: 8
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 1
  13. Number observed: 32
  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 2
  17. Number observed: 14
  18. Number observed: 1

    Details: Initially seen at the top of a tree at about 80', the odd icterid looking bird among 6-8 Robins.  Too far to ID, moving closer Mary heard single musical notes - not something she had heard from Red-winged, Cowbird, Brewers or Yellow-headed Blackbirds.  It flew down and perched about 20' away to give good, clear looks for a minute+. 

    Yellow eye, dark eye line from bill through eye to back of head.  Brownish head, lighter above eye, darker (rufous) cap above supercilium.  Head, back, chest patchy brown/black.  Chest looked scaly.  About the same size as a Red-winged or Brewer's Blackbird (did not have the bat-like tail of a Brewer's).  Bill straight, pointed, med-length, typical of smaller icterids. 

    Located across the street from the Post Office, about 40 yards to the West, between the street and the pond.