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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
8
2
7

all adults, some still in remarkable breeding plumage

2

heard from the west meadow

10

heard calling in the first wave of SESAs that flew over

400
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

at the bluff

2
1
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs

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

100

all in basic plumage

30
20
20
4
8
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
1

immature bird flew over the orchard (near the feeders)

1
1

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
1

male in the woods by the road

1

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

1

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
2
1
2
1
4
12
40

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
1
2
1
2
2
10
1
12
3
12
10
14
6
2
1
10
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)
3
10
 

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

Yes