Checklist S49588532

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Owner Howie Sternberg

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With Robin McAllister and Chichen, Beverly, Judy Moore, Mike Marsano, and Dana Campbell; 1 mph N wind in morning to 12 mph S wind by afternoon; 33-61 degrees Fahrenheit; variable sky. Watched morning westward migratory flight of passerines (mostly Red-winged Blackbirds with smaller numbers of Common Grackle, Eastern Blue Birds, and finches) and counted migrating hawks from the hawk watch site.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 121
  2. Number observed: 6

    Comments: Flew into Morris Creek marsh.

  3. Number observed: 21
  4. Number observed: 6

    Comments: What we first thought was a White-winged Dove in a distant tree turned out to be a Mourning Dove that was perfectly perched behind a short, horizontal tree branch lit by the bright sunlight that made it look like it had a white wing bar. Our excitement in seeing a White-winged Dove quickly dissipated once we saw the wing bar remain stationary while the bird moved around when it began to preen itself. Only then did we see the sunlit branch in front of the bird that had us fooled for a wing bar. Sometimes you need to remember when it's Halloween... Trick or Treat.

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  5. Number observed: 4

    Comments: passage migrants. boomerang-shaped wings. Erratic flight. One pair passing overhead and 2 single birds flying to the east of the park.

  6. peep sp.

    Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 40
  8. Number observed: 4
  9. Number observed: 11

    Comments: migrating in small flocks

  10. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 2 migrating

  11. Number observed: 2

    Comments: migrating

  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: migrating

  13. Number observed: 12

    Comments: migrating

  14. Number observed: 4

    Comments: migrating

  15. Number observed: 1

    Comments: migrating

  16. Number observed: 5

    Comments: migrating

  17. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Heard in Morris Creek

  18. Number observed: 1

    Comments: migrating

  19. Number observed: 3

    Comments: migrating after staying in the park

  20. Number observed: 3

    Comments: 1 migrating. 2 local birds.

  21. Number observed: 25
  22. Number observed: 5
  23. Number observed: 19
  24. Number observed: 30
  25. Number observed: 1

    Comments: heard

  26. Number observed: 1

    Comments: heard

  27. Number observed: 75

    Comments: Estimate. Passage migrants. Often heard overhead in the morning but not often seen. Up high and mixed in with other migrating passerines.

  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 40

    Comments: passage migrants. Very few seen or heard today.

  30. Number observed: 30

    Comments: passage migrants

  31. Number observed: 25

    Comments: passage migrants

  32. finch sp.

    Number observed: 100

    Comments: Estimate. Passage migrants in morning up high.

  33. Number observed: 110

    Comments: afternoon flock in park trees.

  34. Number observed: 2
  35. Number observed: 6000

    Comments: Passage migrants. One large flock of 1,500 in early morning, followed by more numerous flocks ranging in size of 25-300 birds.

  36. Number observed: 400

    Comments: Passage migrants

  37. passerine sp.

    Number observed: 300

    Comments: passage migrants

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