Spent the morning at Mt Auburn. At first it was pretty quiet then ran into Bob Stymiest who helped with locating the Screech Owls. After Bob had to leave I headed over toward Willow Pond where I came across a very large flock of sparrows up from the pond across the first roadway to the east by a large yew. The group consisted of mostly Juncos, with a few others mixed in including 4 Chipping Sparrows and the Clay-Colored Sparrow. After an adult Red-Tail came by and took a swipe at the sparrows they scattered. After some time I was able to relocate the Clay-Colored west of Willow Pond. Also west of WIllow were an immature Sapsucker and a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. On the way back to the car a mixed species flock at the beginning of the Dry Dell included a Pine Warbler.
Cliff Cook Watertown
---------- Forwarded message ---------- Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Nov 25, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:09 PM Protocol: Traveling 3.75 mile(s) 28 species
Mallard 1 Hooded Merganser 2 Double-crested Cormorant 2 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Herring Gull 1 Eastern Screech-Owl 2 One gray. The other more a gray brown. Great Horned Owl 1 in Dell Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 In trees west of Willow Pond. Downy Woodpecker 3 Blue Jay 16 Black-capped Chickadee 11 Tufted Titmouse 2 White-breasted Nuthatch 8 Brown Creeper 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet 13 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 In trees west of Willow Pond. American Robin 40 Pine Warbler 1 Warbler type. Yellow on head upper breast Wing bars. Limited stealing underneath. At beginning of Dry Dell across from Dell area. Associating with mixed flock. Chipping Sparrow 4 Spizella sparrows with grey rumps and dark lores. Clay-colored Sparrow 1 Spizella type sparrow. Light colored lores. Beige wash underneath with grey limited to nape of neck. Apparent beige rump but not a great view. Submustachiol stripe more prominent than on Chipping. Overall much lighter coloration than Chipping Sparrows associating with flock. Dark-eyed Junco 60 White-throated Sparrow 7 Song Sparrow 4 Northern Cardinal 3 House Finch 2 American Goldfinch 7 House Sparrow 10