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Checklist S50023415

 
Location
Jones Beach SP--West End, Nassau County, New York, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:47 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
5 hour(s), 32 minute(s)
Distance:
2.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Tim Healy
Comments:
Very light winds, shifting from NNW to E over the court of the morning. Nearly 100% cloud cover with only a few periods of sunlight peeking through. Quite brisk. Good movement of finches and blackbirds today with a few nice surprises. Saw the black squirrel west of the Coast Guard lot again
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Species
54 species (+3 other taxa) total
29

Resting on the sandbar

7

Flyovers headed southwest, flock of five and a pair

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
63
8
Surf/Black Scoter

High, distant flybys

2
duck sp.

Faraway, poorly-lit pair headed south

125
1
2

On the sandbar in the morning. None visible when I returned around midday, but one heard somewhere north of the lot

3

Continuing birds, present at this site since at least early September. Sandy-colored godwits, foraging on their own today with no oystercatchers in sight at the time of observation

10
35
4
70
8
3

All flyovers

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
7

Milling around over the ocean south of the swale

32
2
5

Individuals observed coursing over the dunes and along the roadsides, two high-flying birds headed due west

1

Circling high, working its way west

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
2

Immatures, one seen perched on the holiday lights, the other circling westward. The bird from the lights also took a pass at the boat basin pigeons

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 2
1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk

Large Sharpie or small Coop. Seen from behind only at the turnaround

1

Flew in to perch in the trees at the exit

14

Surprising westbound movement of birds engaged in active migratory flight throughout the morning. Some paused to forage in the median trees before continuing on

8

Generally westbound, a few teed up in the treetops along the way

1

Female

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
1

Half-heartedly harassed pigeons flushed by the departure of a nearby Cooper’s Hawk

10

Close-knit flock flying north together

5
110

Reduced numbers compared to yesterday, and movement seemed to be all over the place rather than a strong westward flight

32

Many birds foraging in the pines, with hints of some slow westward drift but no obvious migration activity

11

Most seemed to be slowly meandering west while foraging

2
3
20

Most flyovers with a few individuals perched in bare deciduous trees before continuing west

3
4
80
1

Calling flyover heard at Coast Guard parking lot at dawn and a few minutes later at the median. Counting as a single bird, may have been different individuals

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
16

Westbound flock of fourteen, then two singles

1

Calling flyover, heard twice near the gazebo at the boat basin around 11:50. Rich, descending, full-throated whistle, superficially similar to the call note of a House Sparrow but more majestic. Vocalizations consistent with the characteristic flight calls of eastern Type 3 birds. Rare and irregular on Long Island, but a pattern of observations is emerging associated with this winter’s finch flight

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
21

Seemed to be a few individuals moving west with the other, more migratory finches

71

Westbound movement with a few individuals perching at the turnaround and in the median

374

Finch flight year. Careful count. Westbound flocks throughout the morning. Some groups landed to forage in the pines

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© Tim Healy

Average Quality
1253

Finch flight year. Careful count. Large groups of foraging birds and westbound flybys

56
28
5

All together at the edge of the lot near the swale

13
1096

First big push I’ve seen this season. All birds observed flying west, no stopovers this time

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
1

Single female type bird flushed from the median

6

Westbound singles, most vocalizing. One individual circled over the turnaround in a wide loop before continuing on

Breeding Code
F Flyover (Observed)
2

Continuing. One flew from the median across to the north side of the parkway and was immediately chased by a second individual. Pursued one another through the brush for a moment. Small warblers with short tails. Bluish gray with yellow throat, greenish back, white tail markings

68
6
1

Deep, electrical, buzzing splat call heard repeatedly at the turnaround, coming from the brush south of the median. I followed up and saw it flying north towards the bayside dunes. Brief recording obtained

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© Tim Healy

Average Quality
10

Foraging flock at the Coast Guard lot

 

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