Date: 3/29/18 5:27 pm
From: Maryellen Stone <mstone816...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Weekly survey report Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge 3-29-2018

Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Mar 29, 2018 6:57 AM - 10:52 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.21 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NFWS volunteers Chrissy, Soheil, Audrey, Bill, Tom, Kevin, Joan, Will, and Maryellen. Wonderful not to have mush through snow! We were treated to an otter feeding in the upper impoundment. Nice to be able to confirm the Eastern Screech Owl today.
36 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 342
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 7
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 17
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 12
Northern Pintail (Anas acuta) 3
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 16
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 2 1 m 1 f
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 2
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 1 1 f
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 3
Common Merganser (Mergus merganser) 9 In Borden Pond
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 4
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
hawk sp. (Accipitridae sp. (hawk sp.)) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 3
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 16
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 6
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 8
Golden-crowned Kinglet (Regulus satrapa) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 5
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 10
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 150
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 12
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

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Maryellen Stone
North Reading, MA

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