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

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Kathy Dia for the Great Meadows Survey Team
Concord MA

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