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Checklist S8313187

 
Location
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, Cumberland County, Maine, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu May 26, 2011 7:00 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
19
Duration:
3 hour(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Eric Hynes
Comments:
started cloudy but ended with blue sky and light south breeze; high tide at 0659; Matt McCray photographed a Tricolored Heron in flight before the walk started; three different litters of woodchuck pups are above ground now.
Species
68 species total
21
Canada Goose

surprised to see a skein overhead moving inland; confirmed they were not DCCO

11
Mallard
4
American Black Duck
5
Common Eider
2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
23
Black-bellied Plover

18 in a flock standing on a hump in the marsh waiting for the tide to drop

1
Killdeer

flew over the north meadow calling

1
Red Knot

**very rare for this site** - only the second time I have had this species from Gilsland Farm, it was a bird in nonbreeding plumage flocking with 18 Black-bellied Plovers, fair digiscope image captured for documentation

1
Greater Yellowlegs

heard only

1
Ring-billed Gull
13
Herring Gull
2
Great Black-backed Gull
3
Common Tern

first time this year

18
Double-crested Cormorant
3
Snowy Egret

along the river's edge

1
Green Heron

at the pond

22
Osprey

**record high count** alewives must be running, this was a conservative count, I had 22 in view at one time but no doubt several or even quite a few came and went; at one point at least 8 were circling directly over us and whistling like crazy, one carried nesting material to the top of the cell tower across the river

1
Cooper's Hawk

immature (SY bird) and I would guess male by size

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2
Red-tailed Hawk

remarkably tolerant immature bird continues, all 19 of us walked by it within ten feet; an adult was soaring across the river

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

at bluff with nest burrow along edge of west meadow

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
5
Downy Woodpecker
2
Hairy Woodpecker
1
Merlin

a brown-backed bird zipped across the north meadow after the walk scaring all the swallows

1
Eastern Wood-Pewee

heard only calling

1
Willow Flycatcher

singing from the shrubby swale in the north meadow - historical territory

1
Least Flycatcher

che-becking near the barn

1
Eastern Phoebe
1
Great Crested Flycatcher

heard only

2
Warbling Vireo

singing - heard only

4
Red-eyed Vireo
11
Blue Jay

flock of six very active - bouncing around the north meadow

3
American Crow
1
Purple Martin

patch bird number 212! A female flew over the north meadow

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
20
Tree Swallow
10
Barn Swallow
6
Black-capped Chickadee
2
Tufted Titmouse
3
White-breasted Nuthatch
1
House Wren

singing in thick veg at the footbridge under the big willow leading to the north meadow

3
Marsh Wren

may have been more - singing in marsh along edge of the river

2
Eastern Bluebird

pair bringing food to a nest box in the west meadow - first confirmation of breeding on this site since I have been here the last four years

Breeding Code
CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
1
American Robin
14
Gray Catbird
1
Brown Thrasher
36
Cedar Waxwing

many eating apple blossoms

2
Purple Finch

immature males singing and on feeder

20
American Goldfinch
1
Chipping Sparrow
20
Song Sparrow
1
Swamp Sparrow

singing in the marsh north of the north meadow

4
Bobolink
5
Baltimore Oriole

males were conspicuously singing around the edges of the meadows

10
Red-winged Blackbird
4
Brown-headed Cowbird
5
Common Grackle
6
Black-and-white Warbler

lots of singing

1
Nashville Warbler
10
Common Yellowthroat
10
American Redstart

no adult males

2
Northern Parula
3
Magnolia Warbler
16
Yellow Warbler
1
Blackpoll Warbler

heard only singing

1
Pine Warbler
1
Black-throated Green Warbler
2
Northern Cardinal
1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

heard only calling

10
House Sparrow
 

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

Yes