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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

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

11
4
5
2
23

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

1

flew over the north meadow calling

1

**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

heard only

1
13
2
3

first time this year

18
3

along the river's edge

1

at the pond

22

**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

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

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
2

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

at bluff with nest burrow along edge of west meadow

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
5
2
1

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

1

heard only calling

1

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

1

che-becking near the barn

1
1

heard only

2

singing - heard only

4
11

flock of six very active - bouncing around the north meadow

3
1

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

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
20
10
6
2
3
1

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

3

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

2

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
14
1
36

many eating apple blossoms

2

immature males singing and on feeder

20
1
20
1

singing in the marsh north of the north meadow

4
5

males were conspicuously singing around the edges of the meadows

10
4
5
6

lots of singing

1
10
10

no adult males

2
3
16
1

heard only singing

1
1
2
1

heard only calling

10
 

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

Yes