Date: 8/25/19 2:39 pm From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Delaney WMA: Pied Billed Grebe, Great Egret, Green Winged Teal
I led a BBC trip with 4 other birders this morning at Delaney Wildlife Management Area in Stow & Bolton. Highlights included several flocks of Green Winged Teal that flew across the pond right after we arrived, a distant Pied Billed Grebe and three Great Egrets that dropped in shortly before the end of the trip. Also notable were the large number of Kingbirds (a flock of 11!) and Phoebes and the relative absence of woodpeckers and raptors. We parked at the boat ramp on Harvard Road then walked around the pond in the woods and fields. We then drove down the Garner Road overlook over the marsh.
Cliff Cook Watertown
Delaney WMA, Worcester, Massachusetts, US Aug 25, 2019 7:04 AM - 12:19 PM Protocol: Traveling 4.5 mile(s) 52 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose 7 Mute Swan 4 Wood Duck 25 Careful count. Group of at least 12 in back marsh. Mallard 18 Green-winged Teal 25 Several flocks flecw across the main pond as seen from the boat ramp. Small ducks. Green speculum. Lacked head pattern of Wood Duck and smaller than Mallard. Several later relocated at back marsh off Garner Road entrance Pied-billed Grebe 1 Obvious Grebe by shape and behavior. Distinctive profile. Seen in main pond from boat ramp. Mourning Dove 4 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5 Killdeer 4 Least Sandpiper 11 In marshes off Garner Road entrance. peep sp. 6 Probably all Least Sandpiper but unsure Double-crested Cormorant 7 Great Blue Heron 5 Great Egret 3 Unexpected. At boat ramp. Turkey Vulture 1 Cooper's Hawk 1 Broad-winged Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Downy Woodpecker 2 Northern Flicker 4 Eastern Wood-Pewee 4 Eastern Phoebe 14 Eastern Kingbird 21 Careful count. Staging for migration. 11 in one flock. Blue Jay 10 American Crow 2 Common Raven 1 Black-capped Chickadee 16 Tufted Titmouse 12 Tree Swallow 7 Barn Swallow 45 minimum White-breasted Nuthatch 4 Brown Creeper 2 House Wren 8 Carolina Wren 4 European Starling 11 Gray Catbird 16 Eastern Bluebird 2 American Robin 29 Cedar Waxwing 18 American Goldfinch 31 Chipping Sparrow 28 Song Sparrow 10 Swamp Sparrow 2 Baltimore Oriole 1 Red-winged Blackbird 5 Common Grackle 2 Common Yellowthroat 7 American Redstart 2 Northern Cardinal 3 Indigo Bunting 1