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Grand Manan`s Great Summer Birding

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Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:39:58 -0300
From: Roger Burrows NatureNB
Subject: Grand Manan & White Head birds. inc. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and alcids

June 29

White Head ferry 15:30=16:00 & 16:30-17:00
immature Common Loon, Great & 2 Double--crested Cormorants, 7 female Common Eiders + 15 ducklings, adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 5+ Razorbills, 4+ Black Guillemots, 32+ Atlantic Puffins (all the alcids were very close to the ferry in foggy conditions)

June 30

Ox Head & Brownville Road 07:00-07:45
2 Double-crested Cormorants, 9 American Black Ducks, Northern Flicker, Alder Flycatcher, Red-breasted Nuthatch, 3 singing Winter Wrens, Swainson's & Hermit Thrushes, Cedar Waxwing pair, 4 wood-warblers, inc. singing Blackpoll warbler

Grand Manan Bird Sanctuary 07:45-09:00
adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 5 + 3 juvenile American Black Ducks, 7 American Wigeons, Green-winged Teal pair, 4 male + 2 female Ring-necked Ducks, 15 + 3 juvenile Common Eiders, adult Bald Eagle, Killdeer pair giving distraction display, adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, male Northern Flicker, Swainson's Thrush with food, Cedar Waxwing pair, male Northern Parula with food

Anchorage Road & Highway 776 09:00-10:15
Olive-sided Flycatcher, singing Winter Wren, 4 wood-warblers

Roger Burrows
Ingalls Head
Grand Manan


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