Checklist S64352846

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21 Bay Pine

Owner Dan Gray

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Sue also observing today. Overcast all day with intermitent rain showers in the morning and continuous light rain all afternoon, temps steady in the low 40's F, winds starting just below 10 mph at treetop level and decreasing during the day, calm to light near the ground. Duration consisted of mostly 5-minute observations made intermittently during the day.

Observations

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

    Details: 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);
    Continuing female with no red on head, faintly brown rictal bristles (recent change) and no black bars on dorsal side of white outer rectrices (local territory holder);

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

    Details: Resident territorial male, red on nape with faintly brown rictal bristles, the brownish stain on its white outer rectrices is now easy to see;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  5. Number observed: 12
  6. Number observed: 2

    Details: Fussing in tree tops along the back fence with several blue jay. Look for something been gmobbed but did not find anything.

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

    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
  10. Number observed: 10

    Details: The resident male was on the ground feeding under the suet cage when a single female robin landed near him. He promptly displaced her. As she flew up into the large, nearby sugar maple, several more robins landed on the ground. The local male displaced a nearby male and as he did, the 1st female flew back down to the ground along with another, just arriving female. By this time, there were 6 robins on the ground, five of which made a point of moving away from the aggressive male. All 6 continued or started feeding.
    Mid-afternoon: The robin flock returned slightly enlarged (10 birds) and this time I could not tell if the local male was among them. There were 4 males, 4 females and 2 that I did not see in good enough light to judge their gender.

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

    Details: All 3 with gray crowns and black bibs;
    Somewhat later: a male with a black bib and a female were seen feeding near the Ilex bushes;

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

    Details: One with moderate reddish on its head and back;
    Later: Two with no reddish plumage seen on adjacent feeders;
    Even later: One with strong reddish feeding at the triple feeder:

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

    Details: First use of recently hung thistle bag! One with olive dorsum and brownish wings with buffy wing-bars spent ~4 minutes eating seeds from the thistle bag.

  14. Number observed: 3

    Details: *Rare. *Continuing. Two were seen in their usual place, feeding just in front of the Ilex bushes near the shed.
    Later: Three seen in the same location.

  15. Number observed: 13

    Details: One with solid slate-gray dorsum and one with lighter gray dorsum with some brown at same time 2 more were seen in the bare tops of a distant oak tree;
    Mid-afternoon: Flock of 13 seen in/near the paired Ilex bushes. Four with solid slate-gray dorsa and six with lighter gray dorsa with some brown plus 3 more that did not stay around long enough to be checked;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 4
    Female 6
    Sex Unknown 3
  16. Number observed: 3
  17. Number observed: 1

    Details: The recently occurring 1st winter male was seen sitting on a horizontal part of the vines that have reached out from ~ 3 feet away and wound around the pole holding up the wooden roof shaped suet feeder. (The vine is horizontal only when the birds weight from sitting on it makes the vine horizontal.)

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

    Details: Pair seen twice, once near the side fence shared with the Callahans' yard and once between the Ilex bushes near the shed - neither time did I get a good enough look to determine which pair it was;
    Shortly afterward: Male# 1 from the territory behind the house fed at the metal-cabin sunflower feeder;
    Later: Female# 2 from the territory in front of the house was seenfeeding on the ground under the safflower feeder;

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