Date: 3/9/17 9:17 am From: Kat Birder <katbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows NWR weekly species census
A bad day for strolling through the pine forest but a good day for raptors.
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Mar 9, 2017 6:45 AM - 9:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Comments: Weekly bird census for the NWR. Mild upper 30's to mid 40's F but with increasing wind as the morning progressed (17 mph with gusts to 50 mph). Observers: Will Martens, Kevin Crispell, Kathy Dia, Joan Stoner, Frank Richichi, Tom Maxwell, Maryellen Stone, Andrea Bean, Andy Scholten. <br />Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.2 Build 70 30 species
Canada Goose 119 Mute Swan 2 Wood Duck 6 Pair exploring nest box Mallard 2 Northern Shoveler 4 Pairs in Lower and Upper Pool seen concurrently Green-winged Teal (American) 3 Ring-necked Duck 12 Common Goldeneye 6 Displaying males Hooded Merganser 3 Cooper's Hawk 1 Bald Eagle 1 Third to fourth year bird. Head was pretty white but still with some brown in tail. Aprox 8:00 am. Red-tailed Hawk 3 Killdeer 4 Ring-billed Gull 3 Mourning Dove 4 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 Blue Jay 0 American Crow 4 Black-capped Chickadee 5 Tufted Titmouse 7 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3 American Robin 1 American Tree Sparrow 1 Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2 Song Sparrow 10 Northern Cardinal 2 Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 40 Common Grackle 50 American Goldfinch 9 House Sparrow 2