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Checklist S15234257

 
Location
Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
10 hour(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Frank Mantlik
Comments:
Birding most of day, for much of day with Bob & Linda Dixon, wife Linda, friends Sol Satin, photographer Bill Thompson, and occasionally others. Strong S winds most of day, light to moderate rain 8:30 - 11:30 or so.
Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.6.3
Species
56 species total
27
2
1
30
2
7
1
1
1

Seen briefly in flight over marsh before it dropped into marsh. Medium sized rail with longish bill, chunky body, legs dangling down.

1
1
1
1
2
100
2

2 full adults, clean plumage, smaller than GBBG, yellow legs, on rocks with direct comparison to HERG and GBBG

100
1
1

While scoping off Lobster Cove mid day (bright overcast- great light conditions) for seabirds during steady S winds and after a period of rain, I saw a storm-petrel fairly close to shore. It was identified by its long-winged nighthawk-like shape and similar flight style, and was low over the water. I had it in clear view for about 10 seconds before I lost sight. It either landed in the water, or disappeared behind a wave- either way it eluded my relocating it. I have seen dozens of this species (and many of the other regular east coast species) over many years of pelagic bird trips off ME, MA, NY, NC, etc.

2

Singles seen with scope from Lobster Cove mid day, under great light conditions with bright overcast skies. First was far out with feeding gannets, but 2nd was in fairly close, flying and landing in water near a harbor seal for 15 minutes, just offshore from wooden cross with life ring on it. Dark back, white underparts, dark cap with contrasting white 'stripe' on nape, tail dark with distinct thin white 'U'.

15
1
32
1
3
1
9
1
2
6
19
7
2
18
1
2
2
1
17
44
7
3
1
1
1
8
3
2
1
2
1
1
1
12
1
2
 

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Yes