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Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 19:59:26 -0300
From: Roger Burrows - Nature NB
Subject: White Head birds, butterflies & flowers, inc. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE, BROWN THRASHER, BLACKPOLL & PRAIRIE WARBLER, INDIGO BUNTING & BALTIMORE ORIOLE
Ingalls Head 08:00-08:15
6 Double-crested Cormorants, American Wigeon pair, Barn Swallow pair
White Head Ferry 08:15-08:45
4 Double-crested Cormorants, 122 Common Eiders, 9 Black Scoters
White Head Island 08:45-13:45
Great & 2 Double-crested Cormorants, 10 Canada Geese, American Wigeon pair, 6 American Black Ducks, 99 Common Eiders, 2 Bald Eagles, immature male Sharp-shinned Hawk, 2 Ring-necked Pheasants, first BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER of spring, 3 Greater Yellowlegs, first EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE of spring, 5+ Cliff Swallows, Boreal Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, first BROWN THRASHER of spring, 5 Northern Parulas, male Magnolia, 10 Yellow-rumped & 6 Black-throated Green Warblers, first male BLACKPOLL and immature male PRAIRIE WARBLERS of spring, male Common Yellowthroat, female INDIGO BUNTING, first 2 BALTIMORE ORIOLES of spring. At least 7 Baltimore Orioles, 4 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and a first-year male SUMMER TANAGER were reported from the feeder beside White Head Church during the week...only the Baltimore Orioles were present today.
White Head Ferry 14:00-14:30
Great & 3 Double-crested Cormorants, 70 Common Eiders
Ingalls Head Road afternoon
ca 650 Brants on the water at high tide
There were lots of RED ADMIRAL, PAINTED LADY & CABBAGE WHITE butterflies, plus a few SPRING AZURE, CLOUDED SULPHUR & MOURNING CLOAK butterflies, and single COMMA sp., BROWN ELFIN & AMERICAN LADY butterflies.
New flowers in bloom were YARROW, BUNCHBERRY, BEARBERRY & BLUEBERRY plus single BEACH PEA, RED CLOVER & STARFLOWER. BLUETS were in bloom at Marathon Inn on May 12.
Photo Credit painted lady butterfly: wikipedia.com