Checklist S64176282

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21 Bay Pine

Owner Dan Gray

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Sue also observing today. Overcast all day with light rain intermittently in the morning that changed to continuous rain in early afternoon, winds in the high to mid-teens mph above treetop level, but mostly light near the ground, in afternoon changed to moderate wind blowing the tree branches around near the ground, temps range was 36 to 39 F. Duration consisted of mostly 5-minute observations made intermittently throughout the day.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 6
  2. Number observed: 1

    Details: Male with completely red crown but did not see its ventrum well enough to determine which male;
    Mid-afternoon: The continuing TY male with the red belly patch that is distinctly smaller than the one on the dominant territorial male, was seen on the white split-peanut feeder.

  3. Number observed: 3

    Details: Continuing adult male with red nape, faintly brown rictal bristles (formerly white) and 2 black bars on dorsal surface of white outer rectrices;
    Continuing female with no red on head, white rictal bristles and 2 black bars on dorsal side of white outer rectrices;
    Continuing adult male with red nape, white rictal bristles and no black bars on dorsal side of white outer rectrices [this bird has picked up some faintly brown discoloration on its white outer rectrices] (local territory holder);

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  4. Number observed: 19

    Details: Conservative estimate. I counted 18 jays before the large flock flushed and most flew away;
    Later: I counted 19 jays before the large flock flushed again.

  5. Number observed: 2

    Details: Landed briefly in the trees along the back fence but did not come down to feed.

  6. Number observed: 4

    Details: There are two 3-bird flocks of chickadees locally, both using our feeders. Members of both flocks were present simultaneously with no aggressive interaction observed.

  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 3

    Details: All 3 local birds appeared at the feeders over an ~5 minute span. The one with the completely white supercilium was observed singing several times confirming that the singing bird still fits the description of the singing bird present the last two breeding season.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown 1
  10. Number observed: 3

    Details: Male with black bib and female without one seen together at and under the triple feeder.
    Shortly afterward: Two males with black bibs seen under the triple feeder;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  11. Number observed: 2

    Details: Two birds, potentially a pair, feeding together at the safflower feeder, one with moderately reddish plumage and one with no reddish in its plumage;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  12. Number observed: 3

    Details: *Rare. *Continuing. Seen feeding in, near and under the same two bushes where they have been found 19 previous days in the past 5 weeks.

  13. Number observed: 13

    Details: One with solid slate-gray dorsal and five with lighter gray dorsa with some brown plus one that flew away before it was checked were seen feeding in the ivy under the large sugar maple and then moving out under the two feeders closest to the ivy;
    A short time later: Three with solid slate-gray dorsa and one with lighter gray dorsa with some brown feeding near the Ilex bushes next to the shed;
    Flock of 12: Five with solid slate-gray dorsa and six with lighter gray dorsa with some brown and one which flew away before I could determine its gender;
    Flock of 13: Seven with solid slate-gray dorsa and six with lighter gray dorsa with some brown;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 7
    Female 6
    Sex Unknown
  14. Number observed: 1
  15. Number observed: 2

    Details: The 1st winter male from the past two days returned to the hanging platform and fed on the suet bits there.
    A short time afterward: The much browner bird with the smaller yellow breast patches also fed at the same feeder, once again, I saw its yellow rump patch but did not see yellow on its crown.

  16. Number observed: 3

    Details: Pair# 1 seen feeding together on/near the metal cabin sunflower feeder, females eye-arcs easy to see;
    Later: Both Male# 1 and male# 2 seen on adjacent feeders with no obvious interaction;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown