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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.
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Species
68 species (+3 other taxa) total
9
Mallard
1
American Black Duck

Single bird flying over channel between Monhegan and Manana.

42
Common Eider (Dresser's)
11
Surf Scoter
12
White-winged Scoter
4
Black Scoter
6
scoter sp.
2
Long-tailed Duck
1
Ring-necked Pheasant

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

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
Age:
Adult
Sex:
Male
1
Red-necked Grebe

Drab bird at SE side

12
Mourning Dove
4
Black Guillemot
1
Ring-billed Gull
55
Herring Gull (American)
22
Great Black-backed Gull

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
80
gull sp.

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

9
Common Loon

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
27
Northern Gannet
6
Great Cormorant
23
Double-crested Cormorant
2
Sharp-shinned Hawk

1 2nd yr; 1 juvenile

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

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
2
Downy Woodpecker
2
Hairy Woodpecker
2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1
Eastern Phoebe

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
Blue-headed Vireo

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
Blue Jay
12
American Crow
2
Common Raven

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
45
Black-capped Chickadee

© Doug Hitchcox

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
10
Red-breasted Nuthatch
3
White-breasted Nuthatch
4
Winter Wren

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality
1
Carolina Wren

at house near top of Horn Hill

© Doug Hitchcox

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
19
Golden-crowned Kinglet
5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2
Eastern Bluebird

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality
32
American Robin
1
Gray Catbird

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
European Starling
1
Bohemian Waxwing

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
Cedar Waxwing
2
Evening Grosbeak
6
Purple Finch
7
White-winged Crossbill
13
Pine Siskin
17
American Goldfinch
5
Snow Bunting

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality
3
Chipping Sparrow

Together at a feeder

1
Lark Sparrow

Same bird at Hitchcox feeders

2
American Tree Sparrow
3
Fox Sparrow (Red)

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
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)

© Doug Hitchcox

Average Quality

Apparent young bird with white malar stripes and a pale iris

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
1
White-crowned Sparrow (leucophrys)

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

9
White-throated Sparrow
3
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
12
Song Sparrow
1
Lincoln's Sparrow

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
Swamp Sparrow

Counted

1
Bobolink

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
Baltimore Oriole

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
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Rusty Blackbird
60
Common Grackle (Bronzed)

Careful estimate

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
1
Orange-crowned Warbler

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
Nashville Warbler

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

© Doug Hitchcox

Average Quality
2
Palm Warbler (Western)

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality

© Fyn Kynd

Average Quality
5
Pine Warbler

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

© Josh Fecteau

Average Quality

© Louis Bevier

Average Quality
6
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
7
Northern Cardinal
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).

 

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Yes