Grand Manan Birds – August 19, 2009

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Date: Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:41:10 -0300
From: Roger Burrows: NatureNB
Subject: Grand Manan birds, inc. SNOWY EGRET & CAROLINA WREN

August 19

Marathon Inn 06:45-07:30
Northern Flicker. juvenile Gray Catbird nursed back to health from collision with the school bus

Castalia Marsh 08:45-10:00
2 Great Blue Herons, SNOWY EGRET, female Common Merganser, adult male Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, 2 Black-bellied & 42 Semipalmated Plovers, Pectoral, 24 Least & 35+ Semipalmated Sandpipers, juvenile Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow

Long Pond area 10:15-11:15
85 Double-crested Cormorants in flypast (very early for migrants), 15+
American Wigeons, Blue-winged Teal, 2 Ring-necked Ducks + female & 8 10-day-old ducklings, Brown Creeper, 5 wood-warblers, inc. juvenile Palm & Canada Warblers

Grand Harbour 13:05-13:55
2 Great Blue Herons, 7 Double-crested Cormorants, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher

North Head 16:30-17:30
newly-fledged CAROLINA WREN, juvenile Red-winged Blackbird & Brown-headed Cowbird

Roger Burrows
Ingalls Head
Grand Manan

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