Checklist S5501849

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Owner Marshall Iliff

Traveling
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  • 1 mi
Comments

I searched widely for the Lark Bunting seen yesterday morning (but missed in the afternoon). Although the birding was great, I did not find the main quarry, which turned up shortly after I left. I made only a brief effort at the Le Conte''s, which continued through yesterday at least. WEATHER: Light drizzle early, 40 F, high overcast, calm.

Observations

  1. Number observed: 35
  2. Number observed: 7
  3. Number observed: 1

    Comments: female; surely a product of recent stocking

  4. Number observed: 1
  5. Number observed: 4

    Comments: continuing flock of juvs

  6. Number observed: 2
  7. Number observed: 4
  8. Number observed: 225
  9. Number observed: 6
  10. Number observed: 1

    Comments: *rare; flyover seen with 5 Common Loons; about 50% of the overall size and much more slender, with comparatively 'needle-thin' neck and pin head

  11. Number observed: 5

    Comments: flyover flock

  12. Number observed: 1

    Comments: juv

  13. Number observed: 6
  14. Number observed: 1

    Comments: im

  15. Number observed: 6
  16. Number observed: 1

    Comments: light im; hovering to south of manure pits

  17. Number observed: 3
  18. Number observed: 2
  19. Number observed: 2
  20. Number observed: 3

    Comments: *hgih count; two males, one female--all in view at same time

  21. Number observed: 4
  22. Number observed: 7

    Comments: one flock

  23. Number observed: 5
  24. Number observed: 1

    Comments: singing from wood edge

  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 3
  27. Number observed: 250

    Comments: many birds in air in morning

  28. Number observed: 1
  29. Number observed: 200
  30. Number observed: 50
  31. Number observed: 2

    Comments: calling flyover

  32. Number observed: 45
  33. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Manure pits

  34. Number observed: 2
  35. Number observed: 12

    Comments: all checked for Gambel's. Many singing, just one adult.

  36. Number observed: 4
  37. Number observed: 35
  38. Number observed: 1

    Comments: ***mega; one of few, if any inland records. LARGE PALE Savannah Sparrow, with pale choclate streaks on chest, pale gray back with narrow dark brown dividing braces (is this OK for Ipswich?), buff wash to malar area, very faint yellow on eyebrow. Hank Levesque took some photos that should help to confirm ID.

  39. Number observed: 60
  40. Number observed: 12
  41. Number observed: 600
  42. Number observed: 25
  43. Number observed: 1

    Comments: same location that I saw one last week--near cut through to head out to Le Conte's area

  44. Number observed: 4
  45. Number observed: 4
  46. Number observed: 1

    Comments: **rare and late; one brown bird was very well seen and heard giving loud 'chink' note; large bill, even brownish plumage, bold cinnamon wingbars with hint of blue at bend of wing, longish tail. iPhone-scoped photos are identifiable.