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Checklist S39826115

 
Location
Presque Isle Park, Marquette County, Michigan, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:05 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
2 hour(s), 34 minute(s)
Distance:
1.59 mile(s)
Observers:
Nathan Martineau
Comments:
N/A
Submitted from eBird Android, version 1.6
Species
34 species (+4 other taxa) total
12
17
1
14
1
2
3
2
5
1
1
1
1
1
2
5
6
4
2
1
5
2
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Quite the siskin flight along the Lake Superior shoreline this morning! Near constant eastward movement, rather than the usual flocks coming in off the island. Lots of good-sized flocks estimated by fives or tens, mostly 15-40 birds but largest flock was about 120. Most movement occurred 9:10-10am then rapidly dwindled down. After that occasional flocks flew by. Did not count birds flying west or in trees.

9
1

This looks to be the bird reported as an Oregon yesterday, but to my eyes ticks a few of the boxes for male Cassiar. It has the very dark hood and convex bib of an Oregon, and the bib and head do contrast very strongly and sharply with the back and flanks. However, the flanks are mostly a medium shade of slate gray with only some hints of brown. The back appears gray most of the time but in good light it's grayish-brown with parallel dark gray streaking, not a bright shade of brown at all. I did not obtain identifiable pictures but other reports contain photos of what I believe is this same bird.

1
28
1

No doubt about the ID of this beautiful adult male Oregon Junco in the community garden. Very dark gray head and convex bib contrasting strongly with bright orangish-brown sides and warm brown, unstreaked back.

7
1

Continuing at seed pile.

3

Continuing immature at seed pile plus 3 (2 imm 1 ad) in spruces at corner of Lakeshore and Island Beach. Digiscoped 2 or 3. Not confident that one of the birds at the corner wasn't a repeat from the seed pile, so I'm going with a conservative count of 3.

11
2
2
4
2
1
2
 

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

Yes