Date: 10/24/19 8:54 pm From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Chebacco Woods & Pond Complex, Oct 24, 2019
Chebacco Woods & Pond Complex, Hamilton-Wenham Oct 24, 2019 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 3.6 mile(s) Checklist Comments: I took part in a Greenbelt walk here, led by Kathy Lanois and Jane Rumrill. We took a 3.6-mile loop along or around several of the ponds Including Coy Pond over by Gordon College. The walk took the first two hours, but since I did not see any pied-billed grebes on the ponds, I took another half-hour to check other ponds for them and finally found one at Chebacco Lake. Distance is for the walk only. 16 species
Mallard 2 Pied-billed Grebe 1 west end of Chebacco Lake--a low number for late October! Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2 Gordon College Osprey 1 Beck Pond Red-tailed Hawk 2 Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Blue Jay 13 American Crow 2 Black-capped Chickadee 1 Tufted Titmouse 1 White-breasted Nuthatch 1 American Goldfinch 2 Song Sparrow 1 singing weakly and unsteadily--a young bird or an adult who'd lost his hormones? Rusty Blackbird 10 I heard a few (maybe 10 or so) with the first grackle flock we saw between Beck and Round Ponds, their squeaky songs even squeakier than the grackles' squeaky songs. After that I didn't hear any more. Common Grackle 1900 Give or take a few hundred. Several large flocks, the largest about 1300 near Chebacco Lake. I did not see any redwings or cowbirds with them, just grackles and a few rusties.