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Checklist S15241145

 
Location
Hog Island, Lincoln County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:20 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
24
Duration:
1 hour(s), 25 minute(s)
Distance:
0.1 mile(s)
Observers:
Peter Vickery , Seth Benz List
Comments:
Seth Benz, Geoff LeBaron and I led a Hog Island group for pre-breakfast birding.
Species
32 species total
12
Canada Goose
3
American Black Duck
12
Common Eider (Dresser's)
1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
6
Black Guillemot
8
Laughing Gull
2
Ring-billed Gull
30
Herring Gull (American)
2
Great Black-backed Gull
3
Common Loon
8
Double-crested Cormorant
1
Great Blue Heron
2
Bald Eagle
2
Belted Kingfisher
3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1
Eastern Wood-Pewee
1
Eastern Phoebe
1
Blue-headed Vireo
3
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
2
Black-capped Chickadee
2
Red-breasted Nuthatch
1
Veery
1
Gray-cheeked Thrush

One cold gray thrush. First seen in a low spruce for 30+ seconds, very dark face, no eye-ring, cold gray back and tail. A few minutes later I played the song of Gray-cheeked Thrush because a camper wanted to hear this species's song. Unexpectedly, at least for me, this individual shot across the yard and perched in an exposed spruce branch for 5+ minutes. Remarkable. This was the continental form, C. m. aliciae. It was cold battleship gray on the entire dorsal surface, no warmth to the tail. The breast had spotted dark blackish-brown slightly fuzzy spots, the flanks were smooth gray, and the mandible was not bright with just a bit of dull yellow at the base. It didn't call. Legs dingy flesh tone but dull.

I wasn't aware that thrushes, at least Gray-cheeks, were so responsive to song in fall.

12
American Goldfinch
2
Song Sparrow
1
Blackpoll Warbler
1
Black-throated Blue Warbler
1
Palm Warbler (Yellow)
1
Pine Warbler
8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
 

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

Yes