Checklist S64272747

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21 Bay Pine

Owner Dan Gray

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Sue also observing today. Clear and sunny all day, temps from 32 to 37 F, winds light slowly increasing to ~10 mph at treetop level and above, initially calm near the ground beacon light. Duration started with 70 minutes of continuous feeding activity and then consisted of mostly 5-minute observations made intermittently during the day.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 1

    Details: One heard calling once up in the air in the distance to the N.

  2. Number observed: 4
  3. Number observed: 4

    Details: Breeding pair appeared briefly within a minute of each other:
    Continuing female with no red on head, white rictal bristles and no black bars on dorsal side of white outer rectrices (local territory holder);
    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);
    Soon afterward:
    Continuing female with no red on head, white rictal bristles and 3 thick black bars on dorsal side of white outer rectrices;
    Continuing adult male with red nape, faintly brown rictal bristles and 2 obvious black bars on the dorsal surface of its white outer rectrices;

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

    Details: Heard calling in the distance;

  8. Number observed: 3
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 3

    Details: Continuing adult female with dark gray crown and even darker black line through the eye, pale russet ventrally;
    Continuing adult (A4Y) male with black crown, wide white area on side of neck, and typical russet ventrally (long-term resident - seen as an adult since at least summer of '17);
    Continuing ASY male with black crown, narrow white area on side of neck, and typical russet ventrally (somewhat lighter ventrally than the other bird fitting this description - new bird fall ’18;

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

    Details: Continuing male with black crown, small area of gray wash on lower flanks just ahead of legs and faint russet wash just behind the legs, short russet streak to under-tail coverts;
    Continuing long term resident, male with black crown and small area of russet wash on lower flanks near its legs, limited russet streak on under-tail coverts;

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

    Details: Continuing TY bird (sex unknown) with entire supercilium buffy, was pale buffy ventrally when first seen as a juvenile in late summer of ’18, now after its formative molts, ventral surface is still pale but somewhat stronger buffy and supercilium is still all buffy but somewhat lighter than before;
    Continuing 4Y male first seen as a juvenile the fall of ‘17 while molting into formative plumage (pale buffy ventrally and entire supercilium white, this year somewhat darker buffy ventrally with entire supercilium still white, took over as resident male when previous male disappeared during the summer of ’18;

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

    Details: Brightly colored male seen sitting on the pole supporting the small hanging platform with the suet bits it usually feds on when here but it flew away before eating any of them;
    A couple of minutes later: A duller female seen sitting on a lower branch of the mid-sized Japanese maple within the feeding area ut it also flew away without eating anything.

  15. Number observed: 2

    Details: Today the the resident male is acting territorial, displacing and chasing a 2nd male that tried to eat the bits of suet dropped on the ground by other birds feeding at the suet cage above. It took 4 chases before the "intruder" was bested and flew away.

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  16. Number observed: 5

    Details: Three with black bibs, two in typical female plumage without bibs;

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

    Details: Male with strong reddish on its breast and head seen at the safflower feeder with a female without any reddish;
    Male with moderate reddish on its breast, head and upper back seen at the safflower feeder with a female without any reddish [These were likely 2 different females but I was not sure so i only counted 1 of them];
    Two female with no red plumage at separate places in the feeding area simultaneously, one at the safflower feeder and the other one in the large sugar maple just overhead;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 2
    Female 2
    Sex Unknown
  18. Number observed: 3

    Details: *Rare. *Continuing. One seen just after the observations started near the shed.
    Mid-afternoon: Three seen in their usual feeding area near the Ilex bushes next to the shed.

  19. Number observed: 11

    Details: One with a solid slate-gray dorsum and two with lighter gray dorsa with some brown plus one that flew away just as I started counting;
    [The ground near the Ilex bushes where the juncos and other sparrows prefer to feed has been filled with squirrels and blue jay most of the observation period so numbers have been low for all of the sparrows.]
    Mid-afternoon: Squirrels and blue jay are mostly gone and 11 juncos were seen in their usual space. Six with a solid slate-gray dorsa and five with lighter gray dorsa with some brown;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 6
    Female 5
    Sex Unknown
  20. Number observed: 2
  21. Number observed: 2

    Details: First spotted one of the two browner birds that have been coming to the feeding area, the one with the larger, brighter breast patches. Once again, moments later it was displaced and chase away by the 1st winter male that has been here the past few days.

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

    Details: Male#1 seen at the metal-cabin sunflower seed feeder;
    A short time later: Female# 2 without the eye-arcs appeared at the same feeder;