Date: 6/24/18 8:08 pm From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Donovan Reservation, Hamilton, Jun 24, 2018
This new Greenbelt acquisition is now a hotspot in eBird. The entrance is on Candlewood Rd. a mile or so south of Rt. 133. (You turn onto this road from 133 at the Candlewood Golf Course). There is a Greenbelt sign on the left (if you are driving south) and a parking lot just up the driveway. The sign is a bit obscured by foliage, but if you drive slowly enough you will see it just past a tiny vernal pool, also on the left.
Donovan Reservation (Sagamore Hill), Hamilton Jun 24, 2018 8:55 AM - 11:35 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.5 mile(s) Comments: I walked a loop to the hilltop and back to the parking lot. I saw and heard a lot, but zero jays, crows, cuckoos, wood thrushes, tanagers, buntings, or savannah or field sparrows. 37 species
Red-tailed Hawk 1 Herring Gull 1 Mourning Dove 6 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1 Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Eastern Phoebe 3 Eastern Kingbird 3 Warbling Vireo 1 Barn Swallow 6 Black-capped Chickadee 5 One pair fed young in cavity at top of 5-foot snag in open field. I couldn't see in well enough to see more than one young. Tufted Titmouse 6 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 House Wren 1 Carolina Wren 1 Eastern Bluebird 2 Veery 2 American Robin 13 2 or 3 carrying food Gray Catbird 22 1 or 2 carrying food Northern Mockingbird 1 Cedar Waxwing 9 Ovenbird 2 Common Yellowthroat 13 one male carrying food American Redstart 2 Yellow Warbler 4 Chipping Sparrow 3 Song Sparrow 13 Eastern Towhee 6 Northern Cardinal 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Bobolink 14 Much chasing, courtship, and an attempted copulation. Orchard Oriole 6 I saw one group of 2 adult males and a female chasing each other, and, elsewhere, a female feeding 2 fledglings. Baltimore Oriole 1 Red-winged Blackbird 26 many alarmed and carrying food Common Grackle 1 Purple Finch 1 American Goldfinch 18 House Sparrow 2