Checklist S64199195

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21 Bay Pine

Owner Dan Gray

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Sue also observing today. Overcast with light rain and showers with light winds in the morning, changing to partly cloudy with no rain but with strong winds (30 to as high as low 40's mph in the afternoon with gusts forecast in the 40's to as high as 69 mph, temps range from 39 to 55 F and back down into the low 40's by dark. Duration started (in quite dark conditions because of being heavily overcast) with a 40-minute observation, the rest of the day consisted of mostly 5-minute observations made intermittently during the morning. The large flock of blue jays were the first birds to the feeders at 7:07 AM, soon followed by a chickadee. Tne strong winds seemed to reduce the bird activity in the yard.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 5
  2. Number observed: 2

    Details: Although they came in separately, the first two woodpeckers to appear in the feeding area this morning were the local breeding pair;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  3. Number observed: 31
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 2
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 3

    Details: Two with reddish plumage (one strongly reddish and one moderately reddish) with a 3rd bird with no reddish in its plumage;

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

    Details: *Rare. *Continuing. A single bird was seen 8 feet away on the deck while it was still dark enough that I probably could not have identified it with certainty if had been 40 feet away in its usual feeding spot near the bushes. This was a good test for my binoculars and they did the light-gathering job I paid extra for.

  10. Number observed: 7

    Details: Twice very early, I saw a flock of 7 near the Ilex bushes. The first time the birds were feeding inside the bushes to avoid the squirrels that had taken over their usual feeding area and the light was still quite dim, so I could not separate the 2 genders by their back color. The second time, ~10 minutes later, the squirrels had moved and the junco had regained their place just outside the bushes plus the light was a little stronger and I could separate them into males and females: Four with solid slate-gray dorsa and three with lighter gray dorsa with some brown;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 4
    Female 3
    Sex Unknown
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 2

    Details: Two appeared in high up in the trees at the same time. The reoccurring 1st winter male displaced and very briefly chased the reoccurring browner bird with the larger yellow breast patches. Soon both left the feeding area without coming down to either suet location (or any other feeder).

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

    Details: Female# 1, with the red eye-arcs, was seen feeding on sunflower seeds at the metal-cabin feeder.
    At mid-day, male# 1 appeared at the same feeder the female had been at hours before;

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