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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
3
12
1
6
8
2
30
2
3
8
1
2
2
3
1
1
1
3
3
2
2
1
1

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
2
1
1
1
1
8
1
 

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

Yes