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Checklist S11721538

 
Location
Island Beach SP, Ocean County, New Jersey, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
0.75 mile(s)
Observers:
Skyler Streich
Comments:
N/A
Species
29 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Black-billed Cuckoo
1
Osprey
1
Sharp-shinned Hawk
1
Cooper's Hawk
1
American Kestrel
1
Peregrine Falcon
1
Eastern Wood-Pewee
4
Eastern Phoebe
1
Ash-throated Flycatcher

What jumped out at me right away about this bird was the very pale underparts. It had faint yellow below extending from it's belly to its undertail coverts. Also noticeably paler grey breast than GCFL. It flew in very low in a leafless cedar tree and remained in that area moving around at mid-to lower-level in the tree and an adjacent pine. Finally after about 2 minutes in flew away. The overall size seemed smaller than a Great-crested Flycatcher, with a noticeably smaller bill. It seemed to behave more like the Ash-throated Flycatchers I have seen out west staying in the mid to lower levels of trees, in this case a cedar and pine tree. I'm not sure if that is a diagnostic characteristic of this species as opposed to Great-crested Flycatchers, but seemed different to me.

2
Blue-headed Vireo
3
Red-eyed Vireo
1
Brown Creeper
X
Golden-crowned Kinglet
X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1
Gray-cheeked Thrush
6
Hermit Thrush

Odd these are considered rare for here at this time... They did not seem like a rare bird to me judging by the half dozen we saw there.?

1
Pine Siskin
1
Clay-colored Sparrow

Good views feeding with mixed flock of sparrows on grass seeds on trail.

1
Field Sparrow
X
Dark-eyed Junco
X
White-throated Sparrow
X
Song Sparrow
1
Tennessee Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
1
Northern Parula
2
Magnolia Warbler
3
Black-throated Blue Warbler
X
Yellow-rumped Warbler
X
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
1
Scarlet Tanager
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

No