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Checklist S31357397

 
Location
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Cumberland County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Sep 01, 2016 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
2 hour(s), 30 minute(s)
Distance:
1.8 mile(s)
Observers:
Doug Hitchcox
Comments:
Maine Audubon's Weekly Bird Walk | partly cloudy but clearing. cool to start but warm and humid near the end. low but rising tide that covered the mud by the end of the walk.
Species
49 species (+6 other taxa) total
13
Wild Turkey
8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
7
Black-bellied Plover

all adults, some still in remarkable breeding plumage

2
Semipalmated Plover

heard from the west meadow

10
Least Sandpiper

heard calling in the first wave of SESAs that flew over

400
Semipalmated Sandpiper
1
peep sp.

almost positive this was a Western but flushed before I felt confident. Stuck out from SESAs because of large square-headed look and long-necked appearance when walking/foraging. Bill seemed slightly heavier throughout but within range for SESA. Scapulars had a reddish tinge but not as strong as I expect (or would have liked to see) on a WESA; not enough time to look for anchors.

1
Solitary Sandpiper

at the bluff

2
Greater Yellowlegs
1
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs

with GRYEs; too far to be sure but looked only marginally smaller (no vocals to confirm)

100
Bonaparte's Gull

all in basic plumage

30
Ring-billed Gull
20
Herring Gull
20
Double-crested Cormorant
4
Great Blue Heron
8
Snowy Egret
1
Snowy Egret x Tricolored Heron (hybrid)

*rare at this location; apparently one of the presumed hybrids that has been seen around the Scarborough Marsh since 2012.

© Doug Hitchcox

© Doug Hitchcox

2
Osprey
1
Cooper's Hawk

immature bird flew over the orchard (near the feeders)

1
Belted Kingfisher
1
Red-bellied Woodpecker

brief looks at the edge of the orchard; possibly juvenile (RBWO feathers found near Moose Woods last week had me worried we lost our local birds so this was a nice surprise)

3
Downy Woodpecker
1
Hairy Woodpecker

male in the woods by the road

1
Northern Flicker

heard as we were walking back towards the parking lot from the west meadow

1
Willow Flycatcher

one of our resident birds still holding down territory in the north meadow; calling 'wit'

2
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher)

non-vocal but these were likely more of the Willows that nest on the property

1
Empidonax sp.
3
Eastern Phoebe
2
Great Crested Flycatcher
1
Eastern Kingbird
2
Warbling Vireo
1
Red-eyed Vireo
4
Blue Jay
12
American Crow
40
Barn Swallow

not exceptional giving the large number that nest in our barn; lots of HY birds flying around with adults, especially feeding near some of the large swarms we saw early over the trees

4
Black-capped Chickadee
1
Red-breasted Nuthatch
2
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
House Wren
2
Eastern Bluebird
2
American Robin
10
Gray Catbird
1
Northern Mockingbird
12
Cedar Waxwing
3
House Finch
12
American Goldfinch
10
Song Sparrow
14
Bobolink
6
Common Yellowthroat
2
American Redstart
1
Yellow Warbler
10
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
3
Northern Cardinal
10
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes