Date: 11/25/19 9:36 am From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] November 25, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge - Abundant Juncos &,White-Throated Sparrows
Thanks to Matt S. for this report.
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA <barb620...>
From: "Matt S." <accipiter22...> Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2019 12:01:35 -0500 Subject: November 25, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge - Abundant Juncos & White-Throated Sparrows
I took a quick trip to Mount Auburn today since the weather was nice. I didn=E2=80=99t see any Sapsuckers or Fox Sparrows, but I did see Juncos and White-Throated sparrows in numbers, along with a small flotilla of mallards which is always a welcome sight. It was actually mobbed with them. Jays and Cardinals were abundant as well. If I had to guess I would say more northerly Jays and Cardinals have come down to Massachusetts and our resident ones haven=E2=80=99t moved south yet (if they actually will). I= =E2=80=99ve noticed a ton of Jays in general over the past month, in higher numbers than any other year I=E2=80=99ve lived in Eastern Massachusetts, and beatin= g out a lot of the years from when I lived in the Western part as well.
There was also a ton of leaf cleanup going on so that created a din that probably kept activity somewhat suppressed.
That's all for now
Matt S <Accipiter22...> Newton, MA ------
Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Nov 25, 2019 10:24 AM - 10:57 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.28 mile(s) 14 species
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 5 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 7 Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 13 Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1 European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 37 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 9 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 6 Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 25 White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 31 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 7