Date: 5/15/18 1:56 pm
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/15
Hi Massbirders,
A group of 17 of us birded McLaughlin Woods in Boston this morning. During
the official one-hour Brookline Bird Club walk we encountered 42 species
with 13 kinds of warbler and some odds and ends like a continuing
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. At the conclusion of the walk, I continued to
bird the area with some of the group and we were treated to additional
species like Scarlet Tanager, Northern Waterthrush, Veery, Canada and
Blackpoll Warblers and some improved looks at Wilson's and Black-throated
Blue Warblers.

I also had an Olive-sided Flycatcher and Clay-colored Sparrow a little
later in the day (courtesy of a tip from Paul Peterson). More info on those
rarities here. <>

This walk will continue weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30 am throughout the
spring, more
info on the next walk here.

Sebastian Jones
Jamaica Plain, MA

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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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Tue, May 15, 2018 at 4:22 PM
Subject: eBird Report - McLaughlin Woods, May 15, 2018
To: <sebastianojones...>

McLaughlin Woods, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
May 15, 2018 7:30 AM - 8:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.68 mile(s)
Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk-- official checklist for the
7:30-8:30 hour; about half the group continued to bird after and saw
additional species, especially in Iroquois Street Woods. Temps in the 60s
and rising, good assortment of birds (some more accommodating than others).
Location info:
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Red-tailed Hawk 1 Mobbed by jays
Herring Gull 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Continuing. Territorial drumming at the
start of the dirt path. Possible second drumming on metal near lower ball
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Least Flycatcher 2 Near main staircase.
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 4
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 8
Cedar Waxwing 2
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 5
Magnolia Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1 Odd song recorded along lower path
Chipping Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4
Baltimore Oriole 2
Common Grackle 1
House Sparrow 15

View this checklist online at

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