Date: 4/19/17 5:07 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Middleton Pond, Middleton, Apr 19, 2017
> Middleton Pond, Middleton, Essex, Massachusetts, US
> Apr 19, 2017 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: My nephew and I birded the west end of the "pond" (it's a
> mile-long lake) including the great blue heron colony at the SW end and
> the powerline just behind that. Highlights were a hooded merganser nest,
> 2 singing field sparrows, 4 e. towhees, and 6 singing brown creepers.
> 33 species (+1 other taxon)
>
> Canada Goose 4
> Wood Duck 6
> Mallard 10
> Hooded Merganser 4 One pair flew to a snag in the blue heron colony.
> The female flew into a cavity in the snag and stayed, while the male
> landed in the water at the base of the snag. Probably incubating.
> Double-crested Cormorant 7 adults all perched on a big rock in the
> lake
> Great Blue Heron 18 That is all the birds I could count on 21 nests.
> Several nests appeared unoccupied. There were no horned owls on any of
> the nests.
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Herring Gull 3 flyovers
> Great Black-backed Gull 1 surprise flyover, adult
> Mourning Dove 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
> Downy Woodpecker 4
> Northern Flicker 4 not seen
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Blue Jay 5
> Tree Swallow 12
> Black-capped Chickadee 14
> Tufted Titmouse 5
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> Brown Creeper 6
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 4
> Pine Warbler 4
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Field Sparrow 2 singing on powerline behind beaver swamp
> Song Sparrow 5
> Eastern Towhee 4 calling on powerline
> Red-winged Blackbird 10
> Common Grackle 25
> Brown-headed Cowbird 6
> American Goldfinch 5
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36097721


Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>

 
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