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Checklist S7533992

 
Location
Monhegan Island, Lincoln County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
4
Duration:
9 hour(s)
Distance:
8.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Peter Vickery
Comments:
PDV. DWF, CDD, BSh.
Monhegan Island CBC
Unidentified passerine call notes heard by DWF & BSh.
Total species count day: 47
Total species count period: 50
Total individuals" 743

Total
Species
49 species total
12
Mallard
27
American Black Duck
61
Common Eider

low

2
Surf Scoter

CW

2
White-winged Scoter
12
Long-tailed Duck
1
Common Goldeneye
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
12
Red-breasted Merganser
13
Ring-necked Pheasant
0
Horned Grebe
0
Red-necked Grebe
10
Mourning Dove
2
Dovekie
63
Razorbill
14
Black Guillemot
15
Black-legged Kittiwake
6
Ring-billed Gull
150
Herring Gull
4
Iceland Gull (glaucoides/kumlieni)
18
Great Black-backed Gull

low

17
Red-throated Loon
9
Northern Gannet
33
Great Cormorant
1
Double-crested Cormorant

unusual

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
4
Bald Eagle

and 2 immatures 6 JAN

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 4
2
Rough-legged Hawk

CW: JAN 4

4
Downy Woodpecker
1
Peregrine Falcon

unusual

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
6
Blue Jay
24
American Crow
4
Common Raven
70
Black-capped Chickadee

high

7
Red-breasted Nuthatch
1
Winter Wren

CW: 6 JAN

1
Sedge Wren

At Lobster Cove:Charlie Duncan and I were birding Lobster Cove and were making our way along the edge of the wet meadow when we heard several harsh chip notes. A minute wren appeared on the edge of a rusted boat fragment for about 2 seconds. I saw a tiny, short-tailed, plain-faced wren with warm, orangish flanks and warm brown barred back. I had the general impression that both the back and wings were barred but the period of observation was too brief to determine this accurately. The face was quite plain and lacked the clear white eye-stripe of Marsh Wren (C. palustris) or Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus). The right flank was buffy orange, eliminating the equally small, but more likely, Winter Wren (Troglodytes troglodytes) or House Wren (T. aedon), which has a longer tail and is a colder brown. The wren then flew about 40 geet giving three or rour dry harsh call notes. We were unable to see it in the grass and thicket but it flushed once more, calling again. In flight the wren was very small, almonst kinglet-like, buffy flanked and warm and streaked on the back. I did not see any white on the back, however. We were unable to relocate the wren in a heavy grass-shrub thicket.

The three or four call notes were dry and harsh and were not a quick rattle but were delivered with a slight pause between each note. I used my ipod to play Sedge Wren song and calls but the wren didn't respond. To my ear the calls sounded very much like the introductory notes of the typical Sedge Wren song. The Elliott recording has sharper "chook" call notes that seemed deeper and more emphatic than what I remember hearing.

Despite the brief observation, I was confident the wren was a Sedge Wren, having seen and flushed dozens of them while conducting winter research in Florida. The tiny size, short tail, buffy flanks, barred back and wings, and plainer face eliminated all other wrens. The call notes further convinced me that this was a Sedge Wren.

14
Carolina Wren

I recorded 10 indiv., the largest # I've ever seen in ME in a day.

8
Golden-crowned Kinglet
1
Hermit Thrush
21
American Robin
2
American Goldfinch
50
Snow Bunting

high

6
American Tree Sparrow
20
Dark-eyed Junco
1
White-crowned Sparrow

unusual

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
2
White-throated Sparrow
7
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow
1
Red-winged Blackbird
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Common Grackle
2
Yellow-rumped Warbler
12
Northern Cardinal
 

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

Yes