Date: 5/15/19 11:58 am From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/15
Hi Massbirders, A group of 14 of us birded McLaughlin Woods <https://ebird.org/hotspot/L897808> in Boston this morning, and after the official walk ended several of us continued combing through the spot for another hour or so. We ended up with 41 species, highlights of which included 2 Cape May Warblers, one especially stealthy and uncooperative Lincoln's Sparrow and a number of other migratory birds (11 warbler species). Full checklist below.
Walks will continue weekly throughout May, Wednesdays at 7:30 am. More info about the next walk on May 22 can be found here <https://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/tripevent/mclaughlin-woods-migrants-boston-4/>. We'll meet at the bleachers next to the lower baseball field, per usual. The spot is accessible by T (a short walk from the Jackson Square stop on the Orange Line) and there's usually ample parking along Fisher and Parker Hill Avenues. This customized google map <https://tinyurl.com/McLaughlinWoods> has more information on the location of our meeting spot, how to walk over from the T, and where parking is usually available.
Best, Sebastian Jones Jamaica Plain, MA
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McLaughlin Woods, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US May 15, 2019 7:29 AM - 9:34 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.1 mile(s) Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk. Sunny and cool. Slow going at the start with some fairly uncooperative birds but ended on a nice note with a couple Cape Mays. 41 species (+1 other taxa)
Wild Turkey 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4 Mourning Dove 2 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 Downy Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 1 Least Flycatcher 3 Two tangle, one lower ball field Blue-headed Vireo 1 On path up from lower ball field Blue Jay 3 Black-capped Chickadee 3 Tufted Titmouse 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 House Wren 1 Carolina Wren 4 Veery 2 1 main stairs, 1 Iroquois Street Woods American Robin 7 Gray Catbird 7 Northern Mockingbird 1 European Starling 12 House Finch 1 American Goldfinch 1 Chipping Sparrow 2 White-throated Sparrow 5 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Continuing Iroquois Street Woods. Extremely uncooperative, not sure how many got a chance to see it. Swamp Sparrow 1 Like yesterday, with Lincoln Sparrow at Iroquois Street Woods. Baltimore Oriole 1 Common Grackle 1 Ovenbird 12 Spread throughout various areas of park. Leading a walk so less meticulous of a count, though seemingly less than yesterday. Northern Waterthrush 2 Black-and-white Warbler 4 Nashville Warbler 4 Common Yellowthroat 5 Cape May Warbler 2 Together in trees at the top tangle, viewed from the orchard/along the edge of the top field. One singing at times. Northern Parula 11 Magnolia Warbler 2 Black-throated Blue Warbler 2 Prairie Warbler 1 Wilson's Warbler 1 warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1 Possible Canada singing towards lower ball field, though didn't get enough of the song to be certain. Northern Cardinal 4 House Sparrow 15