> Appleton Farm (TTOR), Ipswich > Apr 11, 2017 11:10 AM - 1:00 PM > Protocol: Traveling > 1.0 mile(s) > Comments: I went to the farm today to see a SANDHILL CRANE that had > just shown up, thanks to a call from Russ Hopping, the regional TTOR > ecologist who was showing someone around the farm. After I saw the crane > (and thanked Russ), I walked down to the woodpecker swamp to check on the > red-head. > 26 species > > Canada Goose 23 > Great Egret 2 > Glossy Ibis 20 > Sandhill Crane 1 Tall gray bird about the size of GBHE, but with > shorter, dark bill and bright red crown. Standing with CAGOs and ibises > in the narrow pasture between the road you drive in on and the RR tracks > (on your way to the visitors' center). But I saw it fly off to the south > about 1130. That direction (south) gives me hope that it did not leave > the area.
> Mourning Dove 4 > Red-headed Woodpecker 1 I heard a rumor that someone had seen TWO > birds over the weekend, but nobody posted such a sighting on ebird. I > watched the now almost adult RHWO (it retains a little black barring on > the white secondaries) for an hour and saw or heard no sign of a second > bird. It called once when I arrived, but I never heard another call. If > it had a mate, I'm sure I would have heard at least a few contact calls in > an hour, but nothing. The bird flew from cavity to cavity, all of which > looked freshly dug. In between it was flycatching a lot.
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 > Downy Woodpecker 1 > Northern Flicker 3 none seen (which is why I can't label them > "yellow-shafted") > Eastern Phoebe 1 > Blue Jay 4 > American Crow 4 > Tree Swallow 16 mostly pairs at boxes > Black-capped Chickadee 1 > Tufted Titmouse 1 > Eastern Bluebird 8 > American Robin 6 > Northern Mockingbird 1 > European Starling 12 > Pine Warbler 1 > Chipping Sparrow 3 > White-throated Sparrow 1 > Song Sparrow 3 > Red-winged Blackbird 4 > Common Grackle 7 > House Sparrow 3 > > View this checklist online at > http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35879527
At home this morning, another chipping sparrow and an early HOUSE WREN.