[CT Birds] Fwd: [MASSBIRD] storm & overshoots revisited
Tina and Peter Green
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Fri Apr 27 15:43:10 EDT 2012
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> From: Tina
> Interesting info from Blair Nikula.
> Tina Green
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>> From: Blair Nikula <odenews at odenews.org>
>> Date: April 26, 2012 9:19:40 PM EDT
>> To: Massbird <Massbird at world.std.com>
>> Subject: [MASSBIRD] storm & overshoots revisited
>> Reply-To: Blair Nikula <odenews at odenews.org>
>> Presumably due to its more easterly track, the Monday storm failed to produce much in Massachusetts (other than on Nantucket), but it did produce a good fall-out to our north, particularly in Nova Scotia and on Machias Seal Island. I've compiled the following rough totals - undoubtedly incomplete - based upon a perusal of the listservs:
>> Blue Grosbeak: About 24(!) on Machias Seal Island; 15 in Nova Scotia (including 8 at one location and 6 at another!); one in Maine.
>> Indigo Bunting: 35+ in Nova Scotia; a dozen on Machias Seal Island; 3+ in Maine.
>> Rose-breasted Grosbeak: 21+ in Nova Scotia; 10 in New Brunswick (6 on Machias)
>> Baltimore Oriole: 5 in Nova Scotia.
>> Summer Tanager: one in Maine.
>> Scarlet Tanager: one in Nova Scotia.
>> Hooded Warbler: 2 in Maine.
>> Yellow-throated Warbler: one in Nova Scotia.
>> Prothonotary Warbler: one in Nova Scotia.
>> Also intriguing was the presence of a couple dozen Veeries on Machias; this is not a species typically associated with these storms.
>> I'm sure the above totals are incomplete, and had the storm fallen on a weekend there would have been many more birds reported.
>> Finally, a note about frigatebirds to address Steve Arena's question: Most of the frigatebirds seen in the northeast have NOT been associated with storms - at least not in any direct or obvious way. So the recent sightings are not unusual in that respect, though the date(s) are certainly surprising.
>> Blair Nikula
>> 2 Gilbert Lane
>> Harwich Port, MA 02646
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