Date: 9/28/17 8:00 pm From: Kat Birder <katbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Weekly species census- Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Sep 28, 2017
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Sep 28, 2017 6:45 AM - 11:45 AM Protocol: Traveling 3.2 mile(s) Comments: Weekly bird species census. Unseasonably mild 70's F and breezy. <br />Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.2.2 Build 70 Observers: Will Martens, Kevin Crispell, Maryellen Stone, Joan Stoner, Frank Richichi, Audrey Cicchetti, Herb, Seth Beaudreault, Kathy Dia 47 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose 28 Wood Duck 24 American Wigeon 2 males Mallard 47 Green-winged Teal (American) 3 Double-crested Cormorant 1 Great Blue Heron 4 Great Egret 1 Turkey Vulture 2 Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 Cooper's Hawk 4 Red-tailed Hawk 4 Semipalmated Plover 1 Heard by Seth Killdeer 8 Ring-billed Gull 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20 Mourning Dove 5 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3 American Kestrel 1 Merlin 1 Perched on pine early a.m. near Tower Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 Blue Jay 17 Including a group of twelve American Crow 5 Black-capped Chickadee 15 Tufted Titmouse 9 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4 Marsh Wren 7 Carolina Wren 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 American Robin 9 Gray Catbird 3 Cedar Waxwing 9 Pine Warbler 2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1 warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2 Chipping Sparrow 1
Vesper Sparrow 1 Possible but not definite. A chunky sparrow with a brown back and distinctly visible white outer tail edges. Seen by all near "the Holt" (open grassy area with some trees between the river and Lower Pool on the north east side of the Pool, but unfortunately only from the back in flight. Face not visible. Seth noted some streaks on sides of breast ruling out Lark Sparrow; flight and streakier back coloration wrong for Dark-eyed Junco.
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 4 Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 28 Swamp Sparrow 13 Northern Cardinal 1 Red-winged Blackbird 1 American Goldfinch 2