Date: 6/5/18 2:43 pm From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 6/5
Hi Massbirders, For the final walk of the season at McLaughlin Woods in Boston, two of us did a quick loop of the main spots checking for any lingering migrants, of which there weren't many. The highlights included the continuing Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, who was busy drumming on someone's back porch, and a group of four Carolina Wrens including two fledglings that were being fed by their parents. The full eBird checklist is below.
Thanks to everyone who has participated in the walks this spring. I had a wonderful time leading them and getting to meet many of you.
As for the birds, McLaughlin delivered once again and we had a really nice mix of migratory species and rarities over the course of the season: 28 warbler species (including Orange-crowned, Hooded, Mourning), 8 flycatcher species (including Olive-sided and Alder), a Summer Tanager, Clay-colored Sparrow and Gray-cheeked Thrush, to name just a few. Many of these were seen or heard on our walks or found by participants at other times of the week. Hopefully, many of you will continue to keep McLaughlin in rotation for your spring migration hotspots.
Best, Sebastian Jones Jamaica Plain, MA
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McLaughlin Woods, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US Jun 5, 2018 7:31 AM - 8:50 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.16 mile(s) Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk. 50s and overcast. 20 species
Herring Gull 4 Mourning Dove 3 Chimney Swift 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Continuing. Heard well drumming on the metal siding of one of the houses on Fisher Ave. Subsequently located drumming on someone's back porch. Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 2 Blue Jay 1 Black-capped Chickadee 1 House Wren 1 Carolina Wren 4 American Robin 5 Gray Catbird 3 Northern Mockingbird 1 European Starling 4 Common Yellowthroat 1 Northern Cardinal 2 Baltimore Oriole 1 Common Grackle 1 House Finch 2 House Sparrow 12