Date: 2/22/18 2:37 pm
From: Maryellen Stone <mstone816...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge weekly survey for 2/22/18

Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord US-MA (42.4752,-71.3296), Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 22, 2018 6:26 AM - 10:01 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.31 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NFWS volunteers Kevin, Audrey, Larry, Will, Tim, Dick, and Maryellen. Spring weather and warm temperatures have melted ice in impoundments and the river, which brought the first good variety of ducks this year. Fish kill evident, bringing in a number of gulls. No raptors until a Redtail flew into the parking area as we were wrapping up. Temps remained at 40° throughout, sprinkles a few times.
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 68
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 6
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 15 Careful count, not unusual at Great Meadows. Water opening up so many more ducks today.
Northern Shoveler (Spatula clypeata) 4 Well seen in flight, white and blue stripes, distinctive male wing pattern
American Wigeon (Mareca americana) 5
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 9
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 7
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 11
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 15
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 7
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 9
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 9
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 4
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 2
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 5
gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 5
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 4
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 9
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 11
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 14
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 12
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 7
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 25
American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea) 2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 14
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 130
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 71 Flock seen flying over fields at Huckins Farm.
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 90
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

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Maryellen Stone
North Reading. MA

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