Checklist S13435131

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Owner Timothy Spahr

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  • 0.4 mi

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  1. Number observed: 4
  2. Number observed: 1

    Comments: flyover out of habitat; photo documented by JRT

  3. Number observed: 2
  4. Number observed: 2
  5. Number observed: 1
  6. Number observed: 2
  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 6
  9. Number observed: 4
  10. Number observed: 3
  11. Number observed: 60
  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: ***mega; found by Alan Ankers in the late morning, I heard about it at 2:00 pm and was on site an hour later. Second state (and county) record (prior record: 6-14 Apr 1986, Nine Ace Corner) and just the fourth for the Lower 48 states and first since 1991 record at Grand Marais, MN. Identification straightforward (see photos), with striking features of gray face, nape, and rump, reddish-brown back, and yellow-washed breast spotted on sides and flanks and streaked in center. At a distance it stood out as very pale among the robins and the white underwings showed as a flash of white in flight, unlike American Robins. Jeremiah Trimble got superb flight photos. SIGHTINGS: When I arrived it had not been seen for ten minutes or so, but I was able to spot it sitting stock still in a deciduous tree 70 ft. up in treeline. It then dropped down to feed on winterberries (?), flew back up in pines, then back down to bittersweet, back up to treeline, then down to the forest floor where we lost it. Later we had a couple brief views of it in the next field to the southwest before losing it again to the southeast. Despite much searching, the bird went missing for about 2 hours and 30 minutes, until refound back in the same red berries by Ian Davies, Jeff Offermann, Erik Nielsen, and Ryan Doherty. DIRECTIONS: Bird seen with robins seen EXACTLY where posted with robins. Hike in on trail opposite 538 Maple St., Carlisle. Google maps works five for navigation. Parking limited--carpool if possible and use common sense. PHOTOS: iPhone-scoped images (with adapter thanks to JRT) show a lack of contrasting white greater coverts, which should indicate that this was an adult bird:

    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Sex Unknown 1
  13. Number observed: 1
  14. Number observed: 5
  15. Number observed: 2
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