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Checklist S13653942

 
Location
Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
6 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Doug Hitchcox
Comments:
Started around the Ice Pond before heading in to town - checked the back of the meadow then down to the dock before heading to Lobster Cove via Ocean Ave. Took Trail 1 to Burnt Head and back through town via Horn Hill. General birding after lunch was mostly around the Ice Pond. From NOAA: "Mostly clear, with a low around 29. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph" Very windy making it very cold - beautiful out of the wind.
Species
44 species (+1 other taxa) total
1
Canada Goose

came flying in over the Ice Pond at the end of the day

7
Mallard

duck sex in the Ice Pond...

Breeding Code
C Courtship, Display, or Copulation (Probable)
4
American Black Duck
1
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid)

at least one continuing in the meadow

40
Common Eider (Dresser's)
6
Red-breasted Merganser
3
Ring-necked Pheasant
8
Mourning Dove
1
Killdeer

maybe 2. One seen early in the meadow and another (the same?) at Horn Hill later

6
Black Guillemot
1
Bonaparte's Gull

watching flying around Fish Beach from the dock but couldn't be relocated...

100
Herring Gull (American)

plenty of birds (almost all adults) in the lee. Green wing-tag 195 still present

1
Glaucous Gull

**rare | only my second on the island. Adult seen in flight over the harbor from the meadow. Later relocated roosting with HERGs. Photo'd

6
Great Black-backed Gull

low

4
Common Loon

one alternate plumage

2
Great Cormorant

*low | probably seeking shelter from the crazy wind

1
Snowy Egret

*uncommon | found in the back of the Ice Pond in the afternoon. Flushed after 30 minutes but quickly returned. Had no problem catching fish in the pond

1
Northern Harrier

young male hunting over the meadow

1
Bald Eagle
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
Red-tailed Hawk

**RARE | first spring record(?). First spotted being mobbed by AMCRs over Ocean Ave. Made two more passes over Lobster Cove shortly after. PHOTO'D

2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

continuing around the yard

1
Downy Woodpecker

in the yard

1
Eastern Phoebe

along Ocean Ave

4
Blue Jay

not many out here

12
American Crow
1
Common Raven
20
Black-capped Chickadee
6
Red-breasted Nuthatch
2
White-breasted Nuthatch

at our feeders

10
Brown Creeper
4
Carolina Wren

singing males

25
Golden-crowned Kinglet

down from yesterday but still abundant

15
American Robin
17
European Starling

17 was the high count but probably more. Definitely more than usual

2
House Finch

continuing at our feeders

1
American Goldfinch
2
Fox Sparrow (Red)

at Burnt Head

5
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
1
Savannah Sparrow (Ipswich)

my first for the island. Feeding in the wrack at Swim Beach. Photo'd

10
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow

spiffy adult behind the school house; photo'd

10
Red-winged Blackbird
25
Brown-headed Cowbird

up to 3 females!

40
Common Grackle

lots passing over the meadow this morning

6
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes