Date: 9/3/17 3:43 pm
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sea Watch this morning
Rye Harbor State Park, Rye
Sep 03, 2017
8:30 AM
240 minutes
Comments: Sea watch. All except Ravens counted moving south. Excellent
visibility. SE winds 15-20 knots. With Jason Lambert for most of the time.

9 American Black Duck -- 4 flocks.
1 Northern Pintail
19 Green-winged Teal -- Two flocks.
17 White-winged Scoter -- 8 groups.
1 Black Scoter
13 Common Loon
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Great Shearwater
3 shearwater sp.
680 Northern Gannet -- All carefully counted moving south.
404 Double-crested Cormorant -- Migrating in 24 flocks.
30 Bonaparte's Gull
12 Laughing Gull
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull -- Adult in breeding plumage.
1 Forster's Tern -- Distant flyby. Pale tops of wing. Large head with no
sign of black nape or cap. Glimpse of eye patches. Independently identified
by J. Lambert.
2 Common Raven -- Not migrating, but unusual sighting for location.

Steve Mirick
Bradford MA

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