For the last three days Zeke Cornell and I have birded in the Concord area before work. It has been great to see all the spring migrants returning. Horseshoe Pond has definitely been a hot spot with lots of warbler activity. Highlights below.
Wednesday (5/2) highlights from Horseshoe Pond with Mark Suomala: 6 new warbler species Northerrn Waterthrush Black-throated Green Northern Parula Black-and-white Black-throated Blue
50+ Yellow-rumped Warblers Green Heron Spotted Sandpiper Least Flycatcher
Thursday at Concord Airport with Kathryn Friedan
E. Whip-poor-will before dawn at the Karnerr Blue Easement by Zeke
Thursday - new arrivals at Horseshoe Pond with Kathryn and Mark Suomala
Great Crestd Flycatcher
Zeke had Prairie Warbler and Ovenbird at Mast Yard State Forest and Bank Swallow at SPNHF Merrimack River Conservation Area.
I ended the day with a whip-poor-will sitting in the road at the Birch St. community gardens!
Today's new arrivals were
Magnolia Warbler and American Redstart at Cilley State Forest
Nashville Warbler, Warbling Vireo and Baltimore Oriole at Horseshoe Pond