Grand Manan – BRANT, GADWALL, KING EIDER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

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Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:40:14 -0400
From: Roger Burrows via NatureNB Listserv
Subject: Ingalls Head & White Head birds, inc. BRANT, GADWALL, KING EIDER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

February 18, 2009

Ingalls Head feeders 10:45-11:15 & 14:30-15:30
7 Mourning Doves, 7 Blue Jays, 5 American Tree Sparrows, Song Sparrow, 7
Common Redpolls, Pine Siskin, 60 American Goldfinches

Ingalls Head 11:25-11:40
13 American Black Ducks, female Bufflehead, female Red-breasted Merganser,
first-winter LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

White Head ferry 11:40-12:10
3 Common Loons, Red-necked Grebe, 6 Cormorant sp., Great & Double-crested
Cormorants, 6 American Black Ducks, female GADWALL, 30 Common Eiders, female
KING EIDER, 9 Surf, 19 White-winged & 4 Black Scoters, 14 Long-tailed Ducks,
14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 10+ Purple Sandpipers, 2 Thick-billed Murres,
Black Guillemot

White Head Village & Long Point Road 12:10-13:00
Common Loon, Horned Grebe, 2 Buffleheads, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, male
Ring-nedked Pheasant, Black Guillemot, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Song Sparrow

White Head ferry 13:00-13:30
4 Common Loons, 5 Red-necked Grebes, Great & 2 Double-crested Cormorants,
170 BRANTS (on White Head flats at low tide), 9 American Black Ducks, 28
Common Eiders, female KING EIDER, 6 Surf, 2 White-winged & 3 Black Scoters,
16 Long-tailed Ducks, male Common Goldeneye, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers

I also saw what looked like a RIVER OTTER swimming off the Ingalls Head
wharf; the ferry operators tell me that otters have been on White Head
Island for decades and that you can sometimes see their tracks in the snow
at Northern Pond.

Roger Burrows
Ingalls Head
Grand Manan


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