Date: 5/4/18 8:10 pm From: Charles Patterson <chaspatt...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Daniel Webster
I think we may have seen the Bobolinks arrive today. When we passed the fields on the way to Fox Hill there were none but on the way back there were a flock of females and at least 6 males. Of course they could have been in hiding on the way in though the grass is still pretty short.
Yellow warblers along the river along with a flock of very active Yellow Rumps. Song Sparrows all over. To the east of the meadow section of the boardwalk there was a flock of Greater Yellow Legs with a few Lessers among them as well as a small group of Semi Palmies. Guess the pan was too high for them. Saw one large flycatcher at extreme range (no scope:(). Probably an Eastern Kingbird. Tree and Barn swallows all over. No Martins yet.
One Turkey Vulture. Northern Harrier east of Fox Hill flying uncharacteristically high. Ospreys present, one in nest and one in the air.
Had a flyover of a Green Heron but no other waders.
Large group of Turkeys south of Fox Hill displaying like crazy. There was even one displaying under the bird feeder to two unimpressed hens.