Date: 5/9/18 8:30 am
From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC–Mt Auburn Walk 5/9/18
Dear Massbirders,

While Indian Ridge was slow, the rest of the cemetery was not with 14
species of warbler recorded. Highlights were a very accommodating singing
male Scarlet Tanager, multiple Blackburnian Warblers, and a male Indigo
Bunting (the latter two species in the same tree on Harvard Hill!).

Behavioral highlight / lowlight was a pair of marauding Common Ravens. We
watched one bird methodically devouring the eggs from a Robin's nest. This
pair seems to be a regular fixture in and around the cemetery this spring.

Notable misses from our group: no flycatchers and no migrant thrushes.

eBird checklist below.

Good birding,

Neil Hayward
Cambridge, MA

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 9, 2018 5:58 AM - 8:58 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk led by Neil Hayward.
46 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 1
Wild Turkey 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
gull sp. 2
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 On Tufts Medical building in Watertown.
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 3
Common Raven 2 Eating eggs from American Robin nest :(
Tree Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 18
Gray Catbird 1
Ovenbird 1 Thistle Ave. Silent.
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Nashville Warbler 5
American Redstart 2 Male and female at Willow Pond.
Cape May Warbler 1 Brief views near Harvard Hill.
Northern Parula 25
Magnolia Warbler 3
Blackburnian Warbler 2 Harvard Hill, Dell (same bird?) and near Cedar.
Males. Silent.
Blackpoll Warbler 1 North end of Auburn Lake. Singing.
Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
Palm Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 25
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 1 Male. Near dell / Cedar. Singing and showing off!
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1 Male. Harvard Hill.
Baltimore Oriole 8
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 4
Common Grackle 15
American Goldfinch 4

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