Checklist S47108005

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Owner Marshall Iliff

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Seawatch from one of my favorite viewpoints with calm winds and calm seas. I was hoping for some distant shearwaters but there did not seem to be any seabirds in the area, although a couple decent migrants were noted coming off the water. MAMMALS: Harbor Porpoise - 1, perhaps my first from here?

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 3

    Comments: standing on rocks with house on them and later (8:27) a pair flying W along coast, which later joined the loner from the rocks and flew high over water offshore in highly vocal threesome before loner broke off and flew back to the rocks (pair presumably back to E) and landed with some display flights; presumably the whole interaction was to establish territory and keep the pair away

  4. Number observed: 1

    Comments: one flew in from offshore at 8:12

  5. Number observed: 3
  6. Number observed: 11

    Comments: mix of adults flying W along coast (4) and subadults feeding offshore

  7. Number observed: 1

    Comments: adult flying E along coast at 8:23

  8. Number observed: 45

    Comments: nesting on rocks with house on them

    Breeding Code: ON Occupied Nest (Confirmed)
  9. Number observed: 15

    Comments: nesting on rocks with house on them

    Breeding Code: NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
  10. Number observed: 8
  11. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *rare; one very distant adult appearing compact, short-tailed, and all dark with fairly quick flaps and occasionally rises and short falling swoops; although distant Least Tern would have had quicker flaps and appeared paler and distant Common Tern would have had clearly slower, more languid flaps and an obviously long tail; flew in from N and disappeared out towards Hill

  12. Number observed: 2

    Comments: two in basic plumage (presumed SY); one near shore and one far from shore

  13. Number observed: 2

    Comments: feeding in slicks well offshore

  14. Number observed: 130

    Comments: nesting on rocks with house on them

    Breeding Code: NY Nest with Young (Confirmed)
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 1

    Comments: flying W at 8:16

  17. Number observed: 2

    Comments: two flying E along coast from harbor islands at 8:23

  18. Number observed: 1

    Comments: flying W

  19. Number observed: 1

    Comments: feeding along coast, where probably nesting

  20. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *rare; female/imm; rarely seen anywhere in state away from known colonies but perhaps most expected in July/August (and Apr-May) when migrating and/or dispersing. Picked up flying directly towards me at great distance at which point I thought it was a Cliff Swallow because of the dark throat. As it got closer it was clear that it was all dark above, has a dark forehead, and a pale collar. It flew over land and inland just 300m to west, showing large size, deep flaps, strongly notched tail, bluish upperparts, dusky throat and upper chest, dark face, and pale grayish collar

  21. Number observed: 5
  22. Number observed: 5
  23. Number observed: 1
  24. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  25. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  26. Number observed: 3
  27. Number observed: 6
  28. Number observed: 4
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  29. Number observed: 3
  30. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  31. Number observed: 3
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  32. Number observed: 2
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  33. Number observed: 3
  34. Number observed: 1
    Breeding Code: S Singing Male (Possible)
  35. Number observed: 4