Date: 6/11/19 8:53 pm From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] New England Biolabs, Jun 11, 2019
New England Biolabs, Ipswich Jun 11, 2019 3:40 PM - 5:20 PM Protocol: Traveling 1.25 mile(s) Comments: Highlight was seeing 3 fledgling American crows up close. Despite the sunny (albeit windy) weather, zero butterflies. 21 species (+1 other taxon)
Mute Swan 4 pair with just 2 young, still small Double-crested Cormorant 1 im. Red-tailed Hawk 2 One was mobbed by at least 25 redwings. It worked! 8 or 10 of them escorted the beast out of their territory (a big open marsh) Buteo sp. 1 distant Eastern Kingbird 2 Warbling Vireo 2 singing Blue Jay 2 American Crow 7 Including 3 fledglings, their parents, and probably one helper. I heard the young first, and they sounded a little like fish crows. That usually signals young American crows this time of year, and the appearance of their parents removed any doubt. The fledglings with their reddish gapes and less shiny plumage were easy to recognize--two in a big white pine and the third much lower in buckthorn. They could not fly very well yet and clearly had left the nest just recently.
Tree Swallow 0 The marshes are usually loaded with them in June, but today, zero. Black-capped Chickadee 1 Tufted Titmouse 2 Marsh Wren 0 another mysterious absence Eastern Bluebird 1 Gray Catbird 1 American Goldfinch 4 Chipping Sparrow 1 Song Sparrow 4 Swamp Sparrow 4 Baltimore Oriole 2 Red-winged Blackbird 45 Common Grackle 5 Common Yellowthroat 2 Yellow Warbler 4 Northern Cardinal 2