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Checklist S32432764

 
Location
Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:15 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
9 hour(s)
Distance:
7.0 kilometer(s)
Observers:
Doug Hitchcox List , Fyn Kynd List , Josh Fecteau List , Louis Bevier
Comments:
Mostly cloudy to start, becoming overcast; partly cloudy to sunny by early afternoon, and then clouding up late with a few breaks; 36-46 F; calm to start becoming windy from S-SW by mid morning, wind 10-15 mph. We birded from the Ice Pond south through town, checking beaches and Wharton Ave before heading south toward Lobster Cove by way of Mooring Chain Rd. and Ocean Ave. From Lobster Cove, we headed up trail #1 around the southeast side of the island, birding parts of Underhill Trail, Burnt Head Trail, Horn Hill, and back through town. We also walked out the Library Road to the pump station and the back of the meadow, up through the cemetery, around the lighthouse and ballfield, down the Lighthouse Road and back along Black Head Rd to Ice Pond Rd. Distance calculated (partially estimated) using one-way paths of our routes, i.e. not counting backtracking over same sections. Total walking distance was close to 6+ miles or almost 10 kilometers.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.4.107
Species
68 species (+3 other taxa) total
9
1

Single bird flying over channel between Monhegan and Manana.

42
11
12
4
6
scoter sp.
2
1

Male in display flight giving crow call on south side of Horn Hill Road.

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
1

Drab bird at SE side

12
4
1
55
22

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
80
gull sp.

flocks behind distant fishing boats were likely mostly Herring Gulls and Great Black-backed Gulls.

9

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
27
6
23
2

1 2nd yr; 1 juvenile

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 1

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
2
2
2
1

Presumably the same bird as yesterday was now further south in town. Tail wagged downward, pale underparts, grayish olive upperparts with whitish edging to wing coverts. Photos.

© Doug Hitchcox

2

A duller bird and a brighter bird along trail #1. Both showed gray heads with fairly sharp demarcation to white throat, bold white spectacles, blackish lores, greenish backs, bold white wing bars, yellow flanks and white underparts. The head-back contrast on the first bird was duller and washed with greenish (immature female?), whereas the second was more boldly marked on the head with somewhat sharper contrasts (immature male?).

© Doug Hitchcox

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
15
12
2

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
45

© Doug Hitchcox

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
10
3
4

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality
1

at house near top of Horn Hill

© Doug Hitchcox

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
19
5
2

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
32
1

We saw this bird in the same area that we heard it yesterday. A long-tailed, medium dark gray mimid with chestnut undertail coverts and black cap. In thicket of barberry and bittersweet on south facing slope below top of Horn Hill Road and above Underhill trail.

16
1

Heard by the others and thought to have the coarser rattling seee notes typical of this species. This bird flew overhead at the ballfield and appeared to be larger than Cedar and overall darker (grayer?). Body size seemed to sync with call as Bohemian, but I (LRB) could not hear the vocalization.

Late in the day when back at the Hitchcox house, both Fyn and Josh clearly heard Bohemian Waxwing calling overhead, but all we could see was a flock of Cedars. Reviewing my photos of this flock, I found at least one of these was indeed a Bohemian. It is possible that this was the same bird that flew over the ball field earlier in the day.

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality
12
2
6
7
13
17
5

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality
3

Together at a feeder

1

Same bird at Hitchcox feeders

2
3

seen and heard giving smacking call note shrubs and small trees around edge of ballfield and in scrubby growth along Lighthouse Road downhill from lighthouse.

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
75

© Doug Hitchcox

Average Quality

Apparent young bird with white malar stripes and a pale iris

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
1

Immature judged to be this form based on darkening and bolder anterior lateral crown stripes as well as brownish-red bill

9
3

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
12
1

Doug spotted this bird at the sw. corner of the meadow. Moving closer, I thought that I heard a few call notes from the grass here that sounded like Lincoln's, giving a somewhat Black-throated Blue like 'tchik' or 'tik' call note (responded to playback).

3

Counted

1

Spotted by Doug on lawn immediately north of Rusty's landing, this bird was seen at very close range as it foraged. A yellow-buff bird with dark streaking; upperparts with pale cream-colored braces on the back; short and spiky tail; heavy pinkish bill; blackish lateral crown stripes. Any November Bobolink in Maine is late and rare, but this is not the latest date for the species in the state.

© Doug Hitchcox

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality
1

Pale-bellied bird in plums again. This is the bird with olive washed orange hood, orange throat and breast, grayish white lower breast and abdomen, and orange undertail coverts. The upper wing bars are bold and broad without black "teeth"; lower wing bars narrow and lacking pale outer margins.

35
4
60

Careful estimate

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
1

In apple trees by Hitchcox yard along Black Head Road. Somewhat yellower than most gray-headed "celata" types. The eye arcs were dull yellowish.

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality

© Doug Hitchcox

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
1

Same bright yellow underparts as yesterday but at SW corner of marsh near store.

© Doug Hitchcox

Average Quality
2

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
5

Careful count of birds along town side of meadow (3 together) and elsewhere

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality
6
7
2
passerine sp.

One was an unusual pale brown bird at Lobster Cove. It looked chunky and short-tailed in some aspects. The other bird was simply an unidentified sparrow seen on trail 1 below Burnt Head (White-throat or Song most likely).

 

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

Yes