Date: 9/15/20 3:15 pm
From: 'Derek Lovitch' via Maine birds <maine-birds...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Sandy Point Morning Flight, 9/15
Hi all,

A very good flight passed over and through Sandy Point Beach, Cousin’s Island, Yarmouth this am.

41F, partly cloudy with high smoke haze, NW 7.25-9.5mph decreasing to 5.3-7.1mph.

3-4 hunting Merlins and 1 Sharp-shinned Hawk made counting a challenge as birds were often reluctant to cross and/or turned around. Smoke haze and some low clouds impacted color perception, especially for early high birds leading to a higher percentage of unidentified birds.

283 Northern Parulas
242 unidentified
54 Dark-eyed Juncos (seems early for such a high number)
52 Cedar Waxwings
47 American Redstarts
23 Black-throated Green Warblers
19 Blackpoll Warblers
14 Cape May Warblers
13 Yellow Warblers
11 Northern Flickers
10 Tennessee Warblers
9 Purple Finches
8 Red-eyed Vireos
6 American Robins
6 Yellow-rumped Warblers
5 American Kestrels
5 Swainson’s Thrushes
4 Wilson’s Warblers
3 Ospreys
3 Scarlet Tanagers
2 unidentified Empidonax
2 Chestnut-sided Warblers
2 Rusty Blackbirds
1 Sharp-shinned Hawk
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Philadelphia Vireo
1 unidentified vireo
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
1 Northern Waterthrush
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
1 Savannah Sparrow
1 Lincoln’s Sparrow
1 Red-winged Blackbird
1 unidentified oriole

T = 840

Sent from my iPhone

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