Date: 6/5/18 1:27 pm From: Sam Miller <zamziller...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Old Weston Nurseries Land, Hopkinton. White-eyed Vireo, No; Police, Yes.
I returned to the old Weston Nurseries land in Hopkinton the last two days to see if I could relocate the White-eyed Vireo that I heard and saw on Sunday. No luck yesterday in the rain, and none today in nicer weather. I did have an encounter with a policeman, who came to investigate me and my car because the LNG facility had seen, on camera, my car parked next to their fence the last two days, and called the police. If you visit this location (now an eBird hotspot) I suggest not parking near the fence of the LNG facility or next to the fenced-in cell tower. Probably the best bet is to enter along Phipps St., off of Legacy Farms Rd., and park somewhere off the road after you’ve passed the few houses. Still nice birding here, even without the White-eyed Vireo. My eBird list from today is below. Sam Miller Acton, MA
> Old Weston Nurseries Land, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US > Jun 5, 2018 9:56 AM - 12:53 PM > Protocol: Traveling > 2.5 mile(s) > Comments: I suggest NOT parking alongside the chain link fence that surrounds the LNG facility on the west side of the property, nor near the fenced-off cell-phone tower. The LNG facility had seen my car on camera by their fence the last couple of days, and called the police, who came to investigate. I moved my car, and will not park near the fenced areas in the future. > 35 species > > Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1 > Turkey Vulture 1 > Osprey (carolinensis) 1 > Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 1 > Mourning Dove 1 > Black-billed Cuckoo 2 > Chimney Swift 6 > Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 > Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 3 > Willow Flycatcher 1 > Great Crested Flycatcher 1 > Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 3 > Blue Jay 1 > Barn Swallow (American) 2 > Black-capped Chickadee 2 > Tufted Titmouse 1 > American Robin 5 > Gray Catbird 5 > Cedar Waxwing 3 > Blue-winged Warbler 3 > Common Yellowthroat 6 > Yellow Warbler (Northern) 12 > Prairie Warbler 1 > Chipping Sparrow 1 > Field Sparrow 1 > Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 14 > Eastern Towhee 4 > Northern Cardinal 3 > Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 > Indigo Bunting 2 > Baltimore Oriole 2 > Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 4 > Common Grackle (Bronzed) 4 > American Goldfinch 12 > House Sparrow 3 > > View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46327669 > > This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)