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Checklist S7046592

 
Location
Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Wed May 14, 1997 6:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
2
Duration:
9 hour(s)
Distance:
13.999 mile(s)
Observers:
Peter Vickery
Comments:
PDV, DJA.
Monhegan Is. am; ferry pm.
Species
89 species total
1
1
X
2
X
8
4
1
8
1
1
1
12
1

Ledge just N. of dock.

1st spring plumage. We were astonished to see a brilliant white gull perched on the wrack on the N. side of this ledge. Bird faced away from us, as we observed it on the Laura B. distance 40-200+ feet from vessel.

Back was brilliantly white, no small black spots on mantle or coverts. Head, dove-like, blackish facial smudge apparent in both left & right side as the bird turned its head; bill slim & greenish but not seen for any extended periods. Legs not apparent. L. argentatus & marinus nearby & this bird was somewhat smaller-but gleaming white on the mantle. Could not - or at least did not - observe presence or absence of black tips to primaries, too difficult to see against wrack. Obs. for 2+ minutes. Could not get the ferry to circle the ledge. Govt. vessel coming into the harbor at this time. Apparently not seen subsequently.

4
X
X
80
1
1
1
X
1
1
4
2
1
4
1
12
4
6
X
X
10
12
X
4
2
4
10
2
3
X
30
2
1
X
6
4
3
12
20
12
1

probably different individual than 13 May.

2
15
40
15
10
5
3
12
6
4
60
40
4
1
60

60+

2
3
2
3
6
1
10
3
12
2
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 2
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
24
1
6
1
10

10+

14
8
 

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

Yes