Checklist S59857491

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Owner Stephen Mirick

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All day along the coast. This list includes a summary of random sightings from offshore, transient, or migrating birds. Moderate to strong SW winds shifting to S and SSE, overcast and rain showers.


  1. Number observed: 13
  2. Number observed: 7
  3. Number observed: 43

    Comments: Most moving south, but some moving north and some sitting on rocks.

  4. Number observed: 18

    Comments: Some migrating. Some in rocks during stormy weather. Almost all gone the next day. Mostly adults, a few juveniles. Just one 1st summer bird.

  5. Herring/Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: One adult hybrid. This seemed the best fit despite the pinkish leg color.

  6. Number observed: 16

    Comments: All MIGRATING SOUTH. Groups of 1,2,7,3,2,1.

  7. Number observed: 8

    Comments: Group of 6 and group of 2 moving south. Although views were brief, the frosty white appearance and black eye patches were clearly seen.

  8. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Two birds seen moving south offshore from Bicentennial Park in the morning. Found while Jane was in bathroom! Fortunately, she got on them (after I screamed!) as they were in view for about a full minute. An hour or two latere, two birds appeared in Hampton harbor and are likely the same birds. We saw the two in the harbor later in the day. These birds are part of fallout of skimmers carried north to Nova Scotia by Hurricane Dorian.

  9. Number observed: 2
  10. Number observed: 253

    Comments: Light migration of many small flocks.

  11. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Moving south far offshore.

  12. Number observed: 1422

    Comments: Careful count of Tree Swallows MIGRATING SOUTH. This went on in pulses, especially in AM, but also in PM. Total of 39 migrating groups counted. Few if any birds seen moving north. I suspect these birds were migrating rather than dispersing from roost.

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