Date: 10/14/19 7:24 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] October 14, 2019 Belle Isle Marsh - Greater Yellow Legs, Snowy Egret,,and Tons of out of season Cowbirds
Thanks to Matt S. for this report.
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA <barb620...>
From: "Matt S." <accipiter22...> Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:42:02 -0400 Subject: October 14, 2019 Belle Isle Marsh - Greater Yellow Legs, Snowy Egret, and Tons of out of season Cowbirds
I took my first ever trip to Belle Isle Marsh today, I didn't realize how easy it was to park at or get to, I'll definitely be going back, what a fun spot. I didn't see any warblers, but there were a bunch of cowbirds and red-winged blackbirds foraging right by the entrance. I also saw a few greater yellow-legs and a snowy egret; so odd to see those basically in Boston, in modern times.
That's all for now.
Matt S. Newton, MA <Accipiter22...>
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US Oct 14, 2019 9:18 AM - 10:22 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.53 mile(s) 22 species
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 1 Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 24 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 15 Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 3 Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 4 Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 4 Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 1 Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 1 Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 2 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 89 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2 Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 3 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 6 House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2 Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 5 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 10 Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 11 Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 14 Mixed flock right at entrance with red wings and starlings. In the photos below those 2 males were seen simultaneously to the flock of 10 in the other picture. The 7th female in the 2nd picture is behind the starling in the bath. I have more photos that show it. Also simultaneous to these two shots were another two males in a tree to the left.