Date: 4/5/18 9:47 am
From: Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Spring Birdwalks Begin @ Hall's Pond & Amory Woods!
Hey Folks!
come on down to find the spring migrants and wicked local resident species
walks go Tues (Neil Gore leader) and Thursday (Fred Bouchard).
7-8:30 AM, thru May.
Fred B

Hall's Pond & Amory Woods, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
Apr 5, 2018 6:55 AM - 8:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny, harsh 20-knot n/w winds, 30F+. Nora Dooley a 'drop-in'.
Green limited to a few buds, skunk-cabbage shoots pond-side, and
frostbent-but-unbowed snowdrops. No turtles out! Accosted by two unruly
dogs: cute irish terrier and small greyhound with a ball. Too cold for
20 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 6 pair housekeeping on pond; 2 pair
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 7 3 on pond; 2 in cattails; 2 in
still-flooded amory swale; tame expecting handouts
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 1 sits quiet on pond
snag; lifts off toward Charles after 9am
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1 leisurely coursing over
ballfield at 9:15
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 3
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 0 whirring wings?
Barred Owl (Strix varia) 1 has 'barrie' been here all winter? as
12/17, wide-eyed in forked pine 70' from pond.
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2 M on amory oak; F grubbing in
golden birch-bark by boardwalk
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1 in sunny leeward of ballfield
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 8 noisy, treetopping
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 0 two resonant croaks @ 8am; no visual
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1 singing
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 33 widespread, esp. on ball field
(herded by dogs, pacing joggers); low estimate
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 3 sunny amory side, with robins
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1 leaf-littering right by cattails
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4 pair by boardwalk, another
by 24 churchill
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4 one singing; 3 flyovers
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 22 half of them rummaging thru
leaves in wet swale; rest scattered, 'check'-ing
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1 singing on ball field
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 6 tennis courts and 1080 beacon

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