Checklist S64385651

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21 Bay Pine

Owner Dan Gray

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Sue also observing today. Clear and sunny initially becoming partly or mostly cloudy in late morning and for much of the afternoon but returned to clear and sunny in th elate afternoon, temps steady at or just below 40 F, winds in the high teens mph at treetop level and above slowly decreasing to just below 10 mph during the day, moderate winds early dropping to light near the ground. Sue observed the initial swarm of birds converging on the feeders at ~ 8:30 AM. A second convergence on the feeders occurred at ~10:05 AM. Duration consisted of an ~30 minute continuous watch at the start of the observations and a 2nd ~20 minute one at around 10:00 AM with the rest mostly 5-minute observations made intermittently during the day but also included about 1 1/2 hours outside in late afternoon, mulching plants and digging up stones of which about 20 minutes was spent checking out bird calls and sightings.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 8
  2. Number observed: 1

    Details: One seen over the Callahans' yard in rapid, direct flight heading generally NW.

  3. Number observed: 1

    Details: A large black bird with a slight dihedral wing position glided over the Brandts' yard and then the Callahans' yard heading generally northward and the circled once before moving on, all with no wing flaps.

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

    Details: 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);
    Continuing adult male with red nape, strongly brown rictal bristles and 2 relatively faint dark bars on dorsal surface of white outer rectrices;
    The bird just above was displaced and chase away by: an occasionally appearing adult male with red nape, faintly sooty rictal bristles and 2 obvious black bars on the dorsal surface of its white outer rectrices;

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

    Details: One at the feeders with black malars;

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  7. Number observed: 22
  8. Number observed: 4

    Details: One landed in the yard with a "guard" bird calling above. Quickly 2 more joined the one on the ground with the "guard" still intermittently calling. Then the "guard" flew down and all 4 fed for ~ 2 minutes (longer than usual) before they all flew off.

  9. Number observed: 3
  10. Number observed: 2
  11. Number observed: 1

    Details: 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);

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

    Details: 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;
    Much later: Continuing adult female with buffy-orange ventrally and buffy wash on rear of supercilium (observed as the local breeding female during ’17, ’18 & ‘19 breeding seasons, chattering nearby when the other adult was singing, making this bird an A4Y female);

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
  14. Number observed: 2
  15. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  16. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  17. Number observed: 3

    Details: One with strong reddish on head breast, back and rump was at the safflower feeder with one with no reddish in its plumage;
    Later: One with moderate red on its head and breast but none on its back (rump not visible) was also at the safflower feeder;

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

    Details: *Rare. *Continuing. Feeding on the ground in their usual location between/near the Ilex bushes next to the shed.

  19. Number observed: 12

    Details: One with solid slate-gray dorsum and two with lighter gray dorsa with some brown;
    Later: Four with solid slate-gray dorsum and four with lighter gray dorsa with some brown;
    Even later: 12 counted near the Ilex bushes but flock all flushed and flew away before a count of males and females could be done;

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

    Details: The continuing dull, browner bird with the larger breast patches fed on suet bits at the small hanging platform feeder. Saw a limited amount of yellow on its crown for what I think was the first time;
    ~ an hour later: The continuing 1st winter male appeared and also fed on suet bits at the small hanging platform feeder.
    Somewhat later: The 1st winter male returned to the same horizontal position on the vine stretched out to reach the small cabin-roof suet feeder pole, the same place and position where the warbler was seen yesterday. Today it was sitting still in the sun.

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

    Details: Males # 1 and 2 were present feeding at opposite ends of the feeding area, # 1between the Ilex bushes near the shed and # 2 on the safflower feeder neat the large sugar maple.
    Late afternoon: Female# 2 fed at the metal-cabin sunflower feeder;

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