Date: 5/27/18 1:12 pm
From: Walt Webb <wwebb24...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: eBird Report - Walpole Town Forest, Walpole, MA, May 26, 2018

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Subject: eBird Report - Walpole Town Forest, Walpole, MA, May 26, 2018


> Walpole Town Forest, Walpole, MA, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
> May 26, 2018 9:34 AM - 11:34 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.75 mile(s)
> Comments: Walked the Bay Circuit Trail in the Walpole Town Forest. A
> highlight was hearing & later identifying the calls of a White-eyed Vireo.
> See comments under the species. As before, I do not count birds unless
> they number 2 or 3. Anything more, i use the dreaded "X"! Sky partly to
> mostly cloudy. Temp upper 70s to about 80.
> 19 species
>
> Mallard 11 Adult female with 10 ducklings.
> Great Blue Heron 1 Flyover.
> Mourning Dove 2 Heard only.
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Heard only.
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> White-eyed Vireo 1 As we walked the Bay Circuit Trail in the forest,
> we heard a loud distinctive call, repeated
> several times, but one that we could not identify. The call was coming
> from thickets between the trail and the Neponset River. We could not find
> the bird. Later, when I checked vireo calls in a field guide, I recognized
> the "chick-a-per-weeoo-chick" as the vocalization we heard. Online voice
> recordings confirmed it. The habitat was a perfect match for this
> vireo--"swampy streamside thickets and brushy area with tall trees"
> (Petersen/Burrows). This spring the WEVI had not been reported in Norfolk
> County and indeed, according to Breeding Bird Atlas 1 and 2, with a few
> exceptions, the species is decreasing in much of MA. It is possible the
> bird we heard is nesting. The map location flag is positioned at the very
> approximate coordinates for the bird.
> Blue Jay 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 2 Heard only.
> Tufted Titmouse 1 Heard only.
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Wood Thrush 1 Heard only.
> American Robin X
> Gray Catbird X
> Ovenbird X Heard only.
> Yellow Warbler 1 Heard only.
> Song Sparrow 1
> Northern Cardinal 2 Heard only.
> Baltimore Oriole 1 Heard only.
> Common Grackle X

Walt Webb
Westwood, MA
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>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46066557
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
 
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