Checklist S28704987

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Owner Frank Mantlik

Traveling
  • 2
  • 4 mi
Comments

With Linda, looking for Western Grebe (successful), with many other birders. Humid, overcast, cool 50F, light breeze, calm Sound.
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 6
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 10

    Comments: At least. All off Morraine trail

  4. Number observed: 24
  5. Number observed: 11

    Comments: Most in (or approaching) breeding plumage

  6. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Seen well through scopes in good light (bright overcast) and relatively calm sea from along Morraine trail about 3:20-4:00pm. Large grebe with bright white throat and breast, contrasting with black cap (that extends down to slightly below eyes), black nape and rear neck, dark gray back, greenish-yellow thin pointed bill. Bill held perpendicular (parallel to water) to fairly straight vertical neck. This probably same bird photographed in Old Saybrook by R. Smiley on 3/27; relocated here this morning by T. Green. Record photos obtained, to be included later.

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  7. Number observed: 3
  8. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Pair on boulder at end of Morraine trail

  9. Number observed: 3

    Comments: On grass parking field near Meigs Pt nature center

  10. Number observed: 4

    Comments: On grass parking field at Meigs Pt nature center

  11. Number observed: 3

    Comments: On boulder at end of Morraine trail

  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Flushed from edge of Phragmites, at close range, as I walked around south side of small pocket marsh with viewing blind near Cedar Is. picnic area.

  13. Number observed: 10
  14. Number observed: 20
  15. Number observed: 3
  16. Number observed: 8
  17. Number observed: 6
  18. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult far out off Meigs Point, landed on water

  19. Number observed: 1
  20. Number observed: 4

    Comments: Two pairs on two different nest platforms, setting up their 'homes'.

  21. Number observed: 5
  22. Number observed: 1
  23. Number observed: 3

    Comments: A male and 2 females sitting on and flying around nest boxes at Swan Pond. Our first of year.

  24. Number observed: 5
  25. Number observed: 8

    Comments: Scattered all over the park

  26. Number observed: 3
  27. Number observed: 3
  28. Number observed: 14
  29. Number observed: 8
  30. Number observed: 20
  31. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Adult male singing and flaring wings and tail from perch atop bare deciduous trees in Cedar Is./Willard's Is. picnic area. Species has nested here the past 2 years. Photos.

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  32. Number observed: 1
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