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  • 5.3 mi
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Acadia Birding Festival Saddleback Mountain Bicknell's Thrush field trip with Josh Fecteau and Michael Good. A successful trip to the Appalachian trail and the wind sweep mountaintop of Saddleback. The group initially struggled with the steep trail called Gray Ghost but eventually caught their second wind and finished with the climb in style finding many Blackpoll and Magnolia Warbler's, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and some not so totally cooperative Bicknell's Thrush. The weather cooperated, as did the birds, for an excellent experience for everyone and a few Life Birds. New birds, smiles and sore muscles where the reward for this intrepid group of Acadia Birding Festival participants. This is a trip no one ever forgets for the beauty and solitude that Saddleback offers. Thank you to Josh Fecteau for his good humor and knowledge of Maine birds. It was a great pleasure working with everyone today.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 2
  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Accipiter sp.

    Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 1

    Details: Seen well by two group members and heard by several

  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 4

    Details: found along the Gray Ghost trail beginning where Jim had his fall after getting overly excited about this species. As he mentioned later, "I did hear the bird".

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  8. Number observed: 1
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 1
  11. Number observed: 1
  12. Number observed: 5
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
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  15. Number observed: 2
  16. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 1
  19. Number observed: 1

    Details: at the bottom of the hill

  20. Number observed: 3

    Details: Three locations checked had defensive males approaching our group but only a few fleeting views were afforded by these birds today. The weather may have been a factor in keeping the birds low in the scrub and difficult to see. We all had an excellent experience listening to this mountaintop nesting thrush at the top of the world on Saddleback Mountain. Thank you to the entire group for your fortitude and determination to reach the summit. This was a memorable field trip.

    Breeding Code: T Territorial Defense (Probable)
  21. Number observed: 2

    Details: seen and heard by Josh and a couple of other group memebers.

  22. Number observed: 1

    Details: seen by Jim and Ann as they birded the lower reaches of Saddleback Mountain after deciding not to make the climb. Thank you to both of you

  23. Number observed: 7
  24. Number observed: 1

    Details: The group had an opportunity to observer several display flights, calling as it descended to the ground. This bird was very reactive to pishing. Found at the very top of the mountain in the semi-alpine habitat

    Breeding Code: C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
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  25. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  26. Number observed: 1

    Details: heard in the distance aftr finding our first Bicknell's Thrush.

  27. Number observed: 15
  28. Number observed: 6
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 4
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown
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  29. Number observed: 3
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 3
    Female
    Sex Unknown
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  30. Number observed: 13
  31. Number observed: 1
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female
    Sex Unknown
  32. Number observed: 12
  33. Number observed: 9
  34. Number observed: 2
Additional species seen by Michael J Good:
  1. Number observed: 4
  2. Number observed: 1
Additional species seen by Josh Fecteau:
  1. Number observed: 4
  2. Number observed: 1
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