Date: 5/8/18 9:11 am From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/8
Hi Massbirders, Thirteen of us birded McLaughlin Woods in Boston this morning. Things were a little slower than the past few days (no Cape Mays or Blackburnians), but we were able to locate 10 warbler species, including an Orange-crowned Warbler that has been present since 5/6, in addition to a pair of Brown Thrashers and an assortment of other species. Full checklist is below.
Just after the conclusion of the walk, a few of us who had lingered to do a final loop of the woods were treated to a male Summer Tanager <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45448082>. The bird was found along the dirt path that starts in the orchard area and leads to the feeder, though was later relocated towards the edge of the hospital parking lot in the tangle by Ted Bradford. This customized Google Map <https://tinyurl.com/McLaughlinWoods> shows the different locations at McLaughlin Woods for those interested. Northern Cardinals seemed to be pestering the tanager throughout both sightings, so that might be something to keep an eye out for if you attempt to relocate the bird.
PS- for those on this morning's walk who would like me to share the eBird checklist with you, send me a quick email and I'll take care of that.
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McLaughlin Woods, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US May 8, 2018 7:43 AM - 9:09 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.86 mile(s) Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk. Mid-60s, warming and getting sunnier during walk. Checked main McLaughlin loop and Iroquois Street Woods. 34 species
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 1 Blue-headed Vireo 1 Red-eyed Vireo 1 Blue Jay 4 Black-capped Chickadee 2 Tufted Titmouse 2 House Wren 2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 American Robin 5 Gray Catbird 3 Brown Thrasher 2 Northern Mockingbird 1 European Starling 5 Ovenbird 3 Black-and-white Warbler 5 Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Continuing rarity. Drab yellow-olive warbler, broken eyering. Nashville Warbler 3 Common Yellowthroat 2 Northern Parula 5 Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 Pine Warbler 1 Unusual at this location, in mixed flock. Yellow-rumped Warbler 2 Prairie Warbler 1 Female. White-throated Sparrow 6 Eastern Towhee 1 Northern Cardinal 4 Baltimore Oriole 2 Common Grackle 3 House Finch 3 House Sparrow 11