Date: 9/27/17 6:36 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Pond in Randolph Highlights
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:42:42 +0000 (UTC) From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> Subject: Great Pond in Randolph Highlights
I birded from 11:00-6:00, at a leisurely pace. I covered the entire southern section. (the dike and southwards). No luck with the Common Gallinule reported yesterday on e-bird.
Green Heron 1 Blue-winged Teal 4 continuing for at least ten days Green-winged Teal 24 Bald Eagle 1 adult Red-shouldered Hawk 1 accipiter sp. 1+ AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 1 big boulder area Killdeer 27 Semipalmated Plover 5 Least Sandpiper 3 Semipalmated Sandpiper 7 Spotted Sandpiper 2 Greater Yellowlegs 1 CASPIAN TERN 6 flew right by me! two called! at beginning of dike at 5:05 Hairy Woodpecker 2 Tree Swallow 5 apparently migrating; dropping in for a spot of tea (lol) American Pipit 5 big boulder area open expanse Carolina Wren 2 House Wren 1 WARBLERS: American Redstart 1 Northern Waterthrush 1 Black-throated Green 2 Black and White 3 Northern Parula 1 Wilson's 1 ad. male Palm 1 "western" Savannah Sparrow 2 on dike Swamp Sparrow 2 P.S. The town of Randolph has created a lovely woodland path along the southern half of the reservoir. From the Oak St. end, there is a path just after the last house on the left (if coming from North Main St.) It is hard to see, but it is just after big rocks in a line that demarcate the yard boundary of the aforementioned house. This path takes you almost all the way to the dike! Wonderful.