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Checklist S49426771

 
Location
Parker River NWR, Essex County, Massachusetts, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:30 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
3
Duration:
4 hour(s)
Distance:
4.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Stephen Hale
Comments:
N/A
Species
46 species total
1
9
15
30
3
1
12
1
5
15
1
3
2
1
10
100
4
4
2
1
1
1
1

Bird sitting in marsh across from boat launch. Observed for several minutes. Bird was seen to move head by rotating. It was large and pristine white, with very round head atop bulky body - very few (if any) dark markings. I am calling this bird an adult based on minimal observed dark markings, which should have been visible if present. Movement confirmed this bird was Snowy Owl as any ardeid was eliminated and what plastic bag eliminated. Observation (include two spotting scopes) confirmed by two other birders in party, and other birder not from party.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
1
2
1
3
3
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
25
15

Adults and Juveniles observed, but mostly juveniles

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 12 3
150
1
10
12
1
1

This bird was observed utilizing sap oozing from sapsucker wells on a white birch on the Marsh Loop birdwalk (Hellcat). Interestingly, the week before, the oozing sap (same tree) was being utilized by a female Black-throated Blue Warbler.

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© Stephen Hale

This bird was observed utilizing sap oozing from sapsucker wells on a white birch on the Marsh Loop birdwalk (Hellcat). Interestingly, the week before, the oozing sap (same tree) was being utilized by a female Black-throated Blue Warbler.

4
1
 

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

Yes