#554

I have been doing some review of my birds and field notes.  There was always a bit of uncertainty after my trip to Lake Como north of Tampa in December.  I had called a bird a Hermit thrush and after seeing what was a real hermit thrush in Deer park Naturist resort in california in March, I had second thoughts besides seeing a Swainson’s warbler in Florida.  It is quite clear to me the bird I saw on that hedge was a Swainson’s warbler not a hermit thrush, and coupled with the actual hermit thrush seen in California, much like the bit of housekeeping done before Attu, I am actually on 553 now negating the bird I had removed a month ago.

Couple that with the bittern and I think I have the list correctly

June 23, spotted a Connecticut warbler twice briefly as it hid in some think stuff and heard it repeatedly, bird 554

#549

Bering Sea, AK, May 27-29, 2013

  • 501.  Whiskered auklet
  • 502.  Tufted puffin
  • 503.  Horned puffin
  • 504. Northern fulmar
  • 505.  Layson’s Albatross
  • 506.  Crested auklet
  • 507.  Ancient murrelet
  • 508.  Black-footed Albatross
  • 509.  Short-tailed sheerwater
  • 510.  Least auklet
  • 511.  Red-faced cormorant
  • 512.  Thick-billed murre
  • 513.  Parasitic jaeger
  • 514.  Black-legged kittiwake
  • 515.  Short-tailed albatross
  • 516.  Fork-tailed storm-petrel
  • 517.  Red-legged kittiwake
  • 518.  Mottled petrel

Attu Island, May 29-June 6th 2013

  • 519.  Snowy Owl
  • 520.  Common Eider
  • 521.  Harlequin Duck
  • 522.  Brambling
  • 523.  Gray-crowned Rosy-finch
  • 524.  Rustic Bunting
  • 525.  Smew
  • 526.  Gray Wagtail
  • 527.  Eastern Yellow Wagtail
  • 528.  Siberian rubythroat
  • 529.  Gray-streaked flycatcher
  • 530.  Common cuckoo
  • 531.  Wood Sandpiper
  • 532.  Rock Sandpiper
  • 533.  Eurasian Widgeon
  • 534.  Dark-sided Flycatcher
  • 535.  Far eastern Curlew
  • 536.  Kittlitz’s Murrelet
  • 537.  Marbled murrelet
  • 538.  Black Scoter
  • 539.   Arctic Loon
  • 540.  Bar-tailed godwit
  • 541.  Black-headed gull
  • 542.  Common sandpiper
  • 543.  Aleutian Tern
  • 544.  Rock Ptarmigan
  • 545.  Emperor Goose

Bearing Sea, June 6-8, 2013

  • 546.  Leach’s Storm Petrel
  • 547.  Parakeet Auklet

Kiska, AK June 7, 2013

  • 548.  Eyebrowed Thrush

Adak Island (Harbor) June 9, 2013

  • 549.  Red-necked phalarope