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Checklist S30002888

 
Location
Whitefish Point, Chippewa County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Mon May 30, 2016 5:44 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
11 hour(s), 25 minute(s)
Distance:
1.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Skye Haas
Species
87 species (+2 other taxa) total
703
Canada Goose
5
Wood Duck
4
Mallard
1
White-winged Scoter
2
Hooded Merganser
5
Common Merganser
56
Red-breasted Merganser
2
Red-necked Grebe
1
Common Nighthawk
9
Chimney Swift
1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
3
Sandhill Crane
3
Black-bellied Plover
6
Semipalmated Plover
1
Piping Plover
4
Killdeer
8
Ruddy Turnstone
9
Sanderling
35
Dunlin
3
White-rumped Sandpiper
43
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
American Woodcock

flew off lake during waterbird count!

3
Spotted Sandpiper
1
Lesser Yellowlegs

Heard only on waterbird count. A whistled "tu" note. Single notes heard a couple times. Not as strident as GRYE. Unmistakable.

326
Ring-billed Gull
55
Herring Gull
3
Caspian Tern
9
Red-throated Loon
46
Common Loon
5
Double-crested Cormorant
9
Turkey Vulture
1
Osprey
1
Northern Harrier
8
Sharp-shinned Hawk
6
Bald Eagle
34
Broad-winged Hawk
12
Red-tailed Hawk
1
Northern Flicker
2
Merlin
2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
2
Alder Flycatcher
1
Empidonax sp.
1
Western Kingbird

Seen twice on waterbird count. First time flew in off lake, across beach before lost in jack pines, second time flew into close pines and perched before disappearing again.
Bird had a stout flattened bill, pale gray head, slight darker eye mask, brownish back, gray upper chest, bright yellow belly, black tail with bold white outer tail feathers. Observed through binoculars both times.

7
Eastern Kingbird
1
Blue-headed Vireo
500
Blue Jay
3
American Crow
7
Common Raven
1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
6
Tree Swallow
3
Bank Swallow
21
Barn Swallow
7
Cliff Swallow
6
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch
1
Golden-crowned Kinglet
1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
13
Eastern Bluebird
1
Catharus sp.
2
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird
4
European Starling
2
American Pipit
55
Cedar Waxwing
4
Evening Grosbeak
2
Purple Finch
40
Pine Siskin
25
American Goldfinch
7
Chipping Sparrow
3
White-crowned Sparrow
6
Savannah Sparrow
1
Baltimore Oriole
7
Red-winged Blackbird
22
Common Grackle
1
Tennessee Warbler
2
Nashville Warbler
1
Common Yellowthroat
6
American Redstart
1
Northern Parula
4
Magnolia Warbler
1
Blackburnian Warbler
3
Yellow Warbler
3
Palm Warbler
5
Yellow-rumped Warbler
4
Black-throated Green Warbler
2
Canada Warbler
6
Wilson's Warbler
3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
5
Eurasian Tree Sparrow

An amazing influx of this species. One was continuing bird at feeders, 2 additional birds seen at feeders (photos to come). All 3 birds were being observed at feeders by Louie Dombroski as I saw 2 in flight over waterbird count at exact same time. This was communicated via 2-way radios. Pair of weaver finches seen in flight, chirup-chirup flight calls heard and recognized. Birds in flight were ID'd by combination of stocky bodies, brown caps, white auriculars with black center spot, & white collars. Full report and photographs to MBRC.

 

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