Owner Michael McBrien

Traveling
  • 1
  • 1.25 mi
Comments

survey of the flats on a rising, late afternoon tide; stayed until the flats were mostly covered, but at that point, most shorebirds had been flushed by the marauding PEFA

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 17

    Comments: flock to the east

  2. Number observed: 6

    Comments: didn't spend much time scoping the bayshore to the north

  3. Number observed: 2
  4. King/Clapper Rail

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: large Rallus sp. - bird giving single call notes in the dry, upland section of the phrag marsh, sounded a bit odd and piqued you interest; call notes seemed fairly assertive and staccato, and less burry than classic Clapper calls; very poor recording taken

  5. Number observed: 122

    Comments: numbers building up quickly; 69 on the Inlet bars with the remainder on the flats

  6. Number observed: 115

    Comments: *exact count - numbers building; FOS juvs today

  7. Number observed: 138

    Comments: good numbers about today; many juvs

  8. Number observed: 7
  9. Number observed: 1

    Comments: fresh bird dropped into the flats from the west, with a group of 6 AMOYs as the tide was rising; disappeared shortly thereafter

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  10. Number observed: 23

    Comments: FOS juvs (4-5)

  11. Number observed: 8

    Comments: 3 juvs

  12. Number observed: 104
  13. Number observed: 4

    Comments: 2 basics, 1 fading alt, 1 nearly full alt

  14. Number observed: 20

    Comments: small flocks dropping in and out; almost all juvs

  15. Number observed: 2

    Comments: bright juv, ad; both e to w, dropping in briefly

  16. Number observed: 45
  17. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *regular in fall along the barrier beach - nice bright juv that dropped in late on the rising tide

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  18. Number observed: 40
  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 19
  21. Number observed: 24

    Comments: 22 juvs, 2 fading alts

  22. Number observed: 18

    Comments: 12 juvs, 6 fading alts; numbers building from mid August on, following the withdrawal of t Easterns

  23. Number observed: 3

    Comments: all juvs

  24. Number observed: 6

    Comments: 2 fresh juvs

  25. Number observed: 6
  26. Number observed: 120
  27. Number observed: 65
  28. Number observed: 4
  29. Number observed: 60

    Comments: small flock on the Inlet bar

  30. Number observed: 2

    Comments: Ad and juv, dropped in late in the tide

  31. Number observed: 35
  32. Number observed: 2
  33. Number observed: 9
  34. Number observed: 8
  35. Number observed: 3
  36. Number observed: 1

    Comments: juv bird came in to harass the shorebird flocks

  37. Number observed: 2
  38. Number observed: 3
  39. Number observed: 40

    Comments: Flock of juvs flying north out of the flooding marsh

  40. sparrow sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: poor views of a marsh sparrow on my walk out

  41. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Fem at the edge of clump of Spartina on the flats; actually came out to probe the mud with some RUTUs

  42. Number observed: 1
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