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Peaks Island's Bird Lists, 2020

Michael LaCombe's (ML) and Sam Wainright's (SW) daily bird sightings from 2020 are shown below along with the number of birds for each species, weather conditions, and observation times.

These bird lists are listed sequentially - the most recent one on top.

Michael's and Sam's individual lists are submitted to Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird.

By providing these lists, we hope you will compare birds seen within each month for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

Lists Assembled by Patty Wainright

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July 2020

July 2, 2020

6:45 AM - 8:00 AM
3.0 miles
Checklist Comments:  Heavy fog; 64 degrees, 86% humidity; 2 hours to high tide; heavy surf

ML

19 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) 

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  3
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  3
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  6     One very large cormorant, standing upright on a rock.  no binoculars; heavy fog, couldn't make the call that this was a GRCO
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  3
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  7
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  8
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3

 

 

 

July 1, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:10 AM
3.0 miles
Checklist Comments:  Heavy fog; one hr to high tide; 71 deg

ML

18 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  64     25 juveniles, 29 female adults in 8th Maine Cove
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  3
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  3
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  4
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  6          Together; wet, seemingly exhausted; approachable
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  4
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1

June 2020


June 22, 2020

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
3.0 miles
Checklist Comments:   Low tide; cool, 61 degrees; heavy fog
24 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  1
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  32                              Creches in 8th Maine cove
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia)  8
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  29     

Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  4
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)  2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  1
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  4
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)  1
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  3
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  3
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1

June 14, 2020

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
3.0 miles
Checklist Comments:   61 degrees; 68% humidity; low tide; mostly sunny

ML
18 species

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  5
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  5
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1                     On nest at Great Diamond
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  5
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  7
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  12
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis)  1     In smaller marsh, outer Brackett Ave; robin size;streaked breast, white supercilium, dark legs; no wing bars; dark bill; flew from reeds into bushes.
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2

 

 

June 10, 2020

8:55 AM - 11:05 AM
4.0 miles
Checklist Comments:  56 degrees; partly cloudy

ML
33 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  7
Rock Pigeon  (Columba livia)  14
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  4
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)  6
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  11
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  7
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  9
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  14
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  5
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  4
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1

June 6, 2020

Peaks NE quadrant

6:47 PM
Checklist Comments:   Seashore Ave N from Spar Cove to Tollman Rd. Part sunny, fog bank offshore, light wind, 70F, low tide.

SW
6 species

Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  1     Hunting, near Ice Pond, across the street from "No Parking Pond".  Perched at close range.  Size of a cuckoo or skinny pigeon. about 5 dark bands on tail as it flew off.

 

Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1

 

 

June 6, 2020

7:30 AM - 10:10 AM
4.0 miles
Checklist Comments:  AM began with dense fog, humidity, 56 deg; cold front moved in at about 10, with clearing

ML
35 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  55         All 15 juveniles in Spar Cove with females; 22 females and 13 males in Wharf Cove
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  5
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  9
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  7
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  2                          One each on House Island buoy, and Diamond Island sand bar
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  2           Both on Great Diamond nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  2
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  3
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  11
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  11
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  7
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  12
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  4
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  9
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5

 

 

 

June 5, 2020

11:30 AM - 1:20 PM
4.0 mils
Checklist Comments:  63 degrees; humid; partly cloudy

ML
33 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  82          Quite a spectacle, in Spar Cove
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  7
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  2
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  8
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1                  Ice Pond
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  2
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)  1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  2             Both on Great Diamond nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  13
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  8
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  4
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2

June 4, 2020

4:55 AM - 6:10 AM
Checklist Comments:  Five minutes before sunrise; one hour past low tide; 54 degrees and clear. South Shore near 8th Maine.

ML
27 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  9                      At Ryefield Cove at sunrise
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  3
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  6     
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  2     
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  27    In squadrons of 7, 9, and 11 headed up the coast from House I. or Ft. Gorges
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1                            Out early, headed up the coast
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  1                                      An early arrival, from Cushing I. to Hadlock Cove
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  2     The pair, flying low, grim and with purpose, up the coast, likely from Cushing I.
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus)  1                     Two DCCO's flew low, over Fifth Maine, and this SSHA flashed out of the trees, then decided not to take him on, and returned to his outpost
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 

Alder Flycatcher (Empidonax alnorum)  1     
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  1                                  High in the sky, with distinctive deeply forked tail and brown undersides
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  12     

 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  9                      A flock of them arrived at the tree top at about 5:45
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  6   
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  5
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1                           Late arrival at 6 AM at thistle feeder
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3

June 3, 2020

7:20 AM - 10:45 AM
4.0 miles
Checklist Comments:  Forties; near high tide; cloudy with intermittent sprinkles

ML
37 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  6     

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) (Columba livia)  3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  12
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  5
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  8
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)  3
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  9
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  3
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  22
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  12
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  5
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  7
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1     
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  9
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1

June 1, 2020

10:28 AM - 12:26 PM
PI East Quadrant
2.0 miles
Checklist Comments: Seashore Ave N to Spar Cove, then to NE quadrant (Ice Pond) for 22 min, then return. Sunny, 60F, wind W 10 kn, low tide.

SW
39 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  42
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica)  5
Bonaparte's Gull (Chroicocephalus philadelphia)  1
Laughing Gull (Leucophaeus atricilla)  5
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  25
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  4
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)  17
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  2                                      Mature pair, feeding along the rocky shore.
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  16      Some lounging on rocks. Some feeding, and apparently scaring up bait fish for gulls, terns at surface.
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  2
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)  1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  3
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii)  2                          "fitz-bew" call at  Battery Steele
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  1
Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)  8
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  6
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  6
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  3
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  27
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  17
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  16
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  14
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  4
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  10
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4

See all of the May warblers and migrants!

May 31, 2020

6:20 AM - 10:
4.0 miles
Checklist Comments:  Sunny, 57 degrees, chilly off shore breeze; high tide

ML
39 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  40     20 together off Wainrights at high tide, the rest scattered up and down back shore coast
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  13
Caspian Tern (Hydroprogne caspia)  3             In with flock of COTE feeding on surface fish, off Davies Sanctuary; red bill and much larger size evident.
Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)  30                  Flock circling and diving for fish off lower end of Davies Sanctuary, at Ice Pond turn
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  11  Eight swimming and diving for the school of fish off Davies Sanctuary
Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus)  4                   Two overhead, two in larger outer Brackett marsh among the reeds
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1                   Circling over back shore
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1               Being chased by a starling

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  2 One at top of bare tree over outer Brackett marsh, the other atop bare tree, marsh SW end of B.S.
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  7
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1             NE end of Battery Steele
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  24
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  6   
                 Among the tree swallows over Brackett marshes
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3                  One on Brackett Ave., two back side of Battery Steele, NE end
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  2 
  
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  1                       Seen very close, perhaps 10 ft away and on branch ten feet above ground; beautiful!
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum)  1    
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  8

House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  5
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  3
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  1    
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  9
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  4
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  3
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  9   
         3 along back shore, six in front of Battery Steele, NE end
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  3  
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea)  2                 Along the board walk in from back shore toward Battery Steele; together, the female large goldfinch-like
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4

May 28, 2020

6:10 AM - 7:25 A
Checklist Comments:  Overcast; sixties; humid; near high tide

ML
18 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  3
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  3
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  6
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3

May 22, 2020

Peaks E quadrant

6:10 PM - 7:10 PM
1.0 mile
Checklist Comments: Seashore Ave north from Alderbrook to Spar Cove. Sunny, 10 kn wind SE, Sunny, 64F. Low tide.

SW
24 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  5                              One pair.  3 males.  One was flying, then dropped altitude and landed on a large rock along the shore.  I was not aware that they landed on rocks.
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  65
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Black-billed Cuckoo (Coccyzus erythropthalmus)  1    Heard, then spotted.  Reclusive while singing.  Black bill, red eye.
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  31
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  2
Common Tern (Sterna sp.)  73                                          Offshore, flying S in groups of 10-20
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  18
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  3
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  12
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2                     Giving chase to catbirds.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  12
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  13
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  9
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  8
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  8

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4

May 22, 2020

Peaks W quadrant

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
0.6 miles
Checklist Comments:  Peak Health Clinic up Central Ave to Daniel to Upper A St to Brackett Ave. Sunny, light breeze SE, 70F.

SW

33 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  4     Drumming on a resonant part of tree
Olive-sided Flycatcher (Contopus cooperi)  1             Perched atop bare tree, smokey "vest" beneath wings, not bobbing tail, stout bill.  Call was 4 repeated notes, e.g. Whip Whip Whip Whip. Slight yellow wash beneath.
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus)  1                                  Heard the distinctive call first.  White wing bars, yellow spectacles, olive above, white/yellow below
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  4

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  6
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  5
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1                         Trott Little John Park entrance. Heard first, where INBU was last year.  This one partly brown on top, partly light/white underneath.

 

May 22, 2020

Peaks E quadrant

9:12 AM - 9:35 AM
0.4 miles
Checklist Comments:  Sunny, calm, 70F.  Alderbrook Rd to Florida Ave to Brackett Ave.

SW

19 species

Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  1
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus)  2     Heard call;  Soaring, relatively light underneath, not reddish; about 3 black tail bands, broad wings.
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus)  3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  5
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  3
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  5
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1
Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis)  2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6

May 19, 2020

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Checklist Comments:  Sunny, clear, cold, 40 degrees

ML
19 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2
Northern Harrier (Circus hudsonius)  1     The tree became very quiet and still as this guy soared by; impressive!
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  4
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1

May 18, 2020

7:50 AM - 8:45 AM
Checklist Comments: 50 degrees; overcast; flat light

ML
19 species

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  8
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  2
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  4

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2


May 17, 2020

Peaks E quadrant

5:57 PM - 7:57 PM
2.5 miles
Checklist Comments: Alderbrook to xfer sta to Brackett to Seashore to Tollman to Highland to Central to Reservoir to Fla Ave to Alderbrook. partly cloudy, 50F, 10-15 km S.

SW
37 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  13                         1 female; 12 ducklings
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3                    2 males in surf with 19 COEI in Wharf Cove
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  63
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)  3
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  29
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  3
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  1
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  1                    Eye-ring, wing bars, no yellow
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  5
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  3
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  15
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1     

 American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  10
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  14
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  6
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  13
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  7
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  4

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  8

 

 

 

May 17, 2020

6:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Checklist Comments:  50 deg.; sunny; lovely day; used Merlin as ID aid

ML
29 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  3     
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  1
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  5
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia)  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  6
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1                               Soaring above, then chased by a bird a quarter of its size
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  9
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  12
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius)  1                 Female; run through merlin
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  2
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1     run through Merlin
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  4

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4


May 16, 2020

6:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Checklist Comment: 50 degrees, chilly wind, near high tide, morning after a thunderstorm

ML

28 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigen)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  4
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  2
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  6
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  5
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  2
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  6

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2

 

 

May 15, 2020

Peaks E quadrant

5:40 PM - 6:55 PM
1.0 mile
Checklist Comments:  Alderbrook to Florida Rd, to Brackett Ave to xfer station to Florida Ave to Alderbrook.  Light rain, light fog, 45-50F, calm.

SW
29 species

 

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  3
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  9
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  8
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  8
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  6
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  10
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  5
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  8
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  6
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  13
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2

May 15, 2020

10:30 AM

Peaks E quadrant
Checklist Comments:  While pruning vines in Brackett marsh. overcast, partly sunny, 50F, light wind;  high tide.

SW
29 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  2
Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  4
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  8
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  3
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  3
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  5
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  4
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2

 

 

 

May 15, 2020

6:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Checklist Comments:  44 deg. overcast; chilly; with Sam Wainright

ML
20 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  8
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  10
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  2
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  3
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor)  1     

May 12, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Checklist Comments:  Sunny, low fifties, light wind.

ML
15 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  6
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  8
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  1
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  2
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  3
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1

 


May 12, 2020

Peaks East quadrant

9:37 AM - 11:07 AM
1.2 miles
Checklist Comments:   Tollman Rd to Spar Cove to Seashore Ave to Brackett Ave to Florida Ave to Alderbrook. 45-55F, wind N 10-20 kn, clear, low tide.

SW
34 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  1
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  30
Black Guillemot (Cepphus grylle)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)  1
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  1     heard
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  2
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  3
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  4
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  13
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  1     on wire near Spar Cove
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  13
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  9
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  11
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  3
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  8
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  4
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

May 12, 2020

6:00 AM - 6:40 AM
Checklist Comments: 39 degrees, sunny, cold wind.

ML
6 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  4
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1

 

 


May 11, 2020

Peaks Island East Quadrant

4:55 PM - 6:25 PM
1.5 miles
Checklist Comments: Alderbrook to Florida Rd to Brackett Ave to trail from Trott Little John to Brackett Ave to Battery Steele to Alderbrook to Seashore Ave.  Spitting rain, 52F, calm.  Warbler fall-out.

SW
33 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  7
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1     Alderbrook near Florida Rd.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  7
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  7
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  6
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  8
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  5
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  5

May 11, 2020

8:15 AM - 11:30 AM
4.0 miles
Checklist Comments:   Sunny, 40's, low tide

ML
31 species

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  22   
Rock Pigeon (Columba livia)  5
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  4
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  3
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1                    Lower back shore, low tide
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  2                                 Sand bar nest
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  1               On the Great Diamond nest
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  6
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  8
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6                  The female a lovely lime green color, reminiscent of female summer tanager
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  5
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  5
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2
Nashville Warbler (Leiothlypis ruficapilla)  1        Small; high in the tree; white eye ring; ran photos through Merlin
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  3
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1        
            Two white wing bars
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2

May 8, 2020

10:15 AM - 1:00 PM
4.0 miles
Checklist Comments:   Partly cloudy; 51 degrees; low tide

ML
33 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes)  1
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  90   A convention of 80 of them, in a feeding frenzy at Wharf Cove, low tide
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  11
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  4
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  1
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)  2   On nest on Great Diamond; look across from Evergreen Landing
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  3
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  5
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  6
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  11
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  4
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  6
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  2

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6

May 8, 2020

6:15 AM - 7:00 AM

Stationary
Checklist Comments:  Sunny, bitter cold wind; 39 degrees

ML
21 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)  1      Unusual blue-purple iridescent back
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  4
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1


May 6, 2020

7:45 AM - 9:35 AM
1.5 miles

Peaks E quadrant
Checklist Comments:  Alderbrook to Florida Ave to Battery Steele to Brackett Ave to Florida Ave to Alderbrook to home.  Sunny, 45-52F, 1-7 km wind.

SW
29 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  5
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  5
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  4
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  1
Black-crowned Night-Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus)  3
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  5
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  7
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  12
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  10     Pairs scouting out possible nesting sites in standing dead birch trees
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon)  3
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  9
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  8
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  10
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  11
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  12
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  2
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  6

 

May 6, 2020

6:20 AM - 7:10 AM
Checklist Comments:  Cold, 39 degrees, clear; at the deck

ML
17 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  6
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  2
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  2
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  5

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1


May 5, 2020

7:20 AM - 8:30 AM
Stationary
Checklist Comments:  Cold, 49 degrees; mostly sunny

ML
14 species

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana)  1
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia)  1
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens)  1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  1

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1

 

May 4, 2020

1:00 PM - 2:00PM
2.0 miles
Checklist Comments:  Overcast; chilly wind; 50 degrees

ML

17 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  18
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  15
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  10
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  6
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  4
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  12
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  12
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4
 


May 4, 2020

7:45 AM - 8:30AM
Checklist Comments: Sunny; 50 degrees; high tide, no wind; the view from the deck

ML

18 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  6
Rock Pigeon   3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  3
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  5
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  3
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  3
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3

May 3, 2020

2:15 PM
Checklist Comments: In tree adjacent to deck

ML
1 species:
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata)  1

May 2, 2020

3:20 PM - 5:30 PM
4.0 miles
Checklist Comments: 67 degrees; sunny, beautiful day

ML

27 species

Brant (Branta bernicla)  14                       V - flock headed NW over back shore
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  34
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)  3     Wharf Cove
Rock Pigeo (Columba livia)  4
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  5
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  1
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)  3
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)  3
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  5
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  5
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  5
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  3
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  5
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  4