Checklist S62441408

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Location
Small Point MEBP CBC area

Owner Mike Fahay

Traveling
  • 9
  • 10 mi
Checklist Comments

7 miles on foot, 3 by car.

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 88
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  2. Number observed: 43
  3. Number observed: 94
  4. Number observed: 48
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 15
  7. Number observed: 22
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 28
  10. Number observed: 18
  11. Number observed: 10
  12. Number observed: 6
  13. Number observed: 2
  14. Number observed: 5
  15. Number observed: 6
  16. Number observed: 1

    Details: In a flooded yard. Flushed by us; flew back toward where cars parked; near Duck Club "farm"

  17. Number observed: 2

    Details: 1 - blow over (notes below); 1- on a road. 'E's not pinin'! 'E's passed on! This Dovkie is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket, 'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!!He's f*ckin' snuffed it!..... THIS IS AN EX-DOVKIE!!

    We also observed a flying dovekie earlier in the day when we were out near the tip of Cape Small. Our consensus was that it was a small (smaller than a bufflehead) alcid (judged by shape and rapid wingbeats) and Gary's photos indicated tiny feet tucked away in the ventral plumage. Weston opined that the bird had a tiny bill. Gary's photos also indicated a notched tail (not wedge-shaped). This bird, aided by gale-force, following winds, flew up from the rough surf zone, up and over Cape Small headed ESE, and disappeared, although we hiked over to that side of the cape and searched waters between the many rocks there, without relocating it. Its original location was apparently nearshore in the Eastern part of Spar Beach (between Bald Head and Cape Small).

    Weston provided more details on the flying bird next day. My initial gestalt impression was a very small (smaller than a bufflehead) alcid with rapid, fluttering wingbeats. I uttered "gotta be a Dovekie" based on first impression. Next day's consensus was Dovekie. We later found a dead Dovekie in Head Beach pkg lot; there are also a few other sightings in eBird along the mid-coast of ME. Weston also provided a detailed sketch of the dead specimen the next day. Many diagnostic details are well-represented in his sketch of that bird.

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  18. large alcid sp.

    Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 31
  20. Number observed: 75
  21. Number observed: 26
  22. Number observed: 5
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 3
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 1
  27. Number observed: 5
  28. Number observed: 26
  29. Number observed: 38
  30. Number observed: 9
  31. Number observed: 3
  32. Number observed: 1
  33. Number observed: 2
  34. Number observed: 12
  35. Number observed: 6
  36. Number observed: 1
  37. Number observed: 26
  38. Number observed: 6
  39. Number observed: 1
  40. Number observed: 22
  41. Number observed: 1
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