Date: 8/4/17 2:11 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Georgetown: Parker River marshes, Aug 4, 2017
> Georgetown: Parker River marshes
> Aug 4, 2017 7:20 AM - 12:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.0 mile(s)
> Comments: I teamed up with my long-time friend Bob Watts to bird the
> Parker River watershed, walking from his house nearby, including a portion
> of the Georgetown/Groveland powerline. There was not that much birdsong
> due to the late date, and thus limited variety (e.g., no raptors, rails,
> shorebirds, or several expected songbirds, and only a single warbler), but
> we had some decent birds and butterflies (e.g., buckeye, painted lady,
> white admiral, viceroy, monarch), and keyed out some wildflowers using
> Newcomb's guide.
> 33 species
>
> Canada Goose 5
> Wood Duck 1 No broods of ducks seen despite extensive looking.
> Great Blue Heron 2
> Great Egret 3
> Mourning Dove 3
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 5
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 10
> Eastern Phoebe 7
> Eastern Kingbird 5
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 250 Most perched on wires along a causeway across the
> river; the rest in the air. Those swallows did not fly even when we
> walked under them, thus giving me ample time to check for other species,
> of which I found none.
> Black-capped Chickadee 16
> Tufted Titmouse 10
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> House Wren 3
> Carolina Wren 1
> American Robin 9
> Gray Catbird 10
> Cedar Waxwing 4
> Pine Warbler 1
> Chipping Sparrow 5
> Song Sparrow 8
> Eastern Towhee 7
> Northern Cardinal 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 4
> Common Grackle 2
> Baltimore Oriole 4 or 5--one family
> American Goldfinch 18
> House Sparrow 10
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38476360


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

 
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