Owner Michael McBrien

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  • 3
  • 1.3 mi
Comments

MM, PM, TS; early brief sea-and-swallow watch just by MM while PM, TS were on flats; flats until fully flooded (~10:15), followed by a seawatch from the boardwalk; no cetaceans or sharks observed

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Observations

  1. Number observed: 3
  2. Number observed: 3
  3. Number observed: 40
  4. Number observed: 34

    Comments: exact tally of roosting flock on high rising tide

  5. Number observed: 76
  6. Number observed: 8

    Comments: flock highish e to w over beach during 2nd seawatch, migs?

  7. Number observed: 1
  8. Number observed: 4
  9. Number observed: 4
  10. Number observed: 52

    Comments: 32 on flats, two flocks e to w over ocean

  11. Number observed: 2

    Comments: alt, basic

  12. Number observed: 125

    Comments: small flocks e to w throughout; 65, 16 e to w over ocean during seawatches

  13. Number observed: 1

    Comments: ad, picked out by TS in roosting flock late in tide cycle

  14. Number observed: 250

    Comments: small flocks e to w throughout; 33, 12 e to w over ocean in sea watches

  15. peep sp.

    Number observed: 40

    Comments: small flocks e to w over ocean

  16. Number observed: 440

    Comments: 360ish on flats, remainder e to w

  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 7
  19. Number observed: 68

    Comments: max exact tally of roosting flock just before leaving flats

  20. Number observed: 18

    Comments: numbers building during late summer at this traditional staging sight, exact tally of birds on the pelican bar and flats on my walk in

  21. Number observed: 2

    Comments: e to w

  22. Number observed: 12
  23. Number observed: 3
  24. Number observed: 125

    Comments: colony at location, with many juvs

  25. Number observed: 300

    Comments: large colony at location, loaded with many fresh juvs

  26. Number observed: 18
  27. Number observed: 200

    Comments: relatively few on main flats; large flock on pelican bar with multiple fresh juvs

  28. Number observed: 8
  29. Number observed: 2
  30. loon sp.

    Number observed: 1

    Comments: don’t remember if we confirmed this to species

  31. Number observed: 13

    Comments: 3 w to e early; rest generally w to e during 2nd seawatch

  32. Number observed: 1

    Comments: MM only, w to e in 1st seawatch

  33. Cory's/Great Shearwater

    Number observed: 9

    Comments: distant, generally w to e

  34. Number observed: 1

    Comments: e to w, then likely same bird w to e 20 min later

  35. Number observed: 80

    Comments: two smallish flocks e to w, plus inlet bar birds

  36. Number observed: 5

    Comments: **rare but annual during hot summer inlet visits, and somewhat expected in context with ongoing invasion - dull grayish imm-type (SY?) with some faint white in rear crown and gray nape/shoulders, on far bar; 3 ads (prominent white rear crowns, deep brown napes and shoulders) appearing later on close pelican bar. Eventually, while we were discussing boat-jumping dolphins with a local, these 3 took off to the ocean and were suddenly joined by a 4th ad that materialized from the water.

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  37. Number observed: 14
  38. Number observed: 6
  39. Number observed: 1

    Comments: alt

  40. Number observed: 11
  41. Glossy/White-faced Ibis

    Number observed: 26

    Comments: Plegadis sp. flock, very distant, e to w over ocean

  42. Number observed: 6
  43. Number observed: 1

    Comments: w to e early, MM only

  44. Number observed: 2

    Comments: incl one high e to w early (MM only)

  45. Number observed: 160

    Comments: steady trickle e to w

  46. Number observed: 6

    Comments: e to w

  47. Number observed: 475

    Comments: steady trickle e to w

  48. Number observed: 2

    Comments: *uncommon but regular during strong swallow flights in early fall - buffy-rumped swallows, with dark throats, short squared-off tails, and subtle shoulder braces during some views; one early, MM only

  49. Number observed: 1
  50. Number observed: 1
  51. Number observed: 30

    Comments: gang on imms in the marsh

  52. Number observed: 3
  53. Number observed: 1
  54. Number observed: 1
  55. Number observed: 8
  56. Number observed: 7
  57. Number observed: 2
  58. Number observed: 4

    Comments: one singing in pines, 3 zinters e to w

  59. warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)

    Number observed: 2

    Comments: YEWA type e to w

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