Date: 11/7/19 7:09 pm
From: Kathy Dia <katbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Weekly species census, Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Nov 7, 2019
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 7, 2019 7:12 AM - 10:27 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Checklist Comments: Weekly species census for the NWR. Mostly cloudy
with bits of blue sky, 30's to 40's F. Observers: Alan, Kathy, Will, Tom,
Joan, Maryellen, Audrey, Larry.
35 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 29
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 8
Mallard 13
American Black Duck 18
Wild Turkey 14
Mourning Dove 1
rail/crake sp. 1 Seen very briefly in the vicinity of "the Holt" (open
area on the north side of the Lower Pool) as it flushed across the trail
calling "kek kek kek" as it flew. The call is not one of the usual VIRA or
SORA calls so I spent some time on Xeno Canto. The Sora has been seen
recently in this area, however, reviewing xeno canto, call had more of a
VIRA tone (flatter, less nasal).
Ring-billed Gull 8
Great Blue Heron 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 2
Bald Eagle 1 Fourth year? Looked a little smudgy on tail.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Pileated Woodpecker 1 Intersection of railroad grade and marsh trail.
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 10
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1 In the lot in the morning. Seemed as curious
about us as we were about him!
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 On side of railroad grade. Great views.
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 162 Most migrating over the river, streaming over in
low loose flocks,
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 10
American Tree Sparrow 1 FOY. Dike Tr.
White-throated Sparrow 12
Song Sparrow 20
Swamp Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 22
Rusty Blackbird 2
blackbird sp. 177
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at

Kathy Dia for the Great Meadows Survey Team
Concord, MA

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