Date: 12/30/19 6:54 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] 12/29 Cutler Park Dedham/Needham Marsh Wrens, Bald Eagle etc.
Thanks to Paul Peterson for this report.
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA <barb620...>
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 00:02:50 +0000 (UTC) From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> Subject: 12/29 Cutler Park Dedham/Needham Marsh Wrens, Bald Eagle etc.
I birded here from 1:00-4:40. I covered the entire Dedham portion,( including Pine Island), as well as a small portion in Needham. (where the MARSH WRENS were, as well as most of the Swamp Sparrows). I arrived at the long boardwalk in Needham at dusk. My pishing brought up three Swamp Sparrows and THREE MARSH WRENS. (all heard, and one seen). Park at the area for two or three cars on Needham St. in Dedham, just before the Needham line. You will see a bulletin board there. The walk from your car to the boardwalk is two minutes. Pine Island and the boardwalk were very productive:
Common Merganser 5 BALD EAGLE 1 immature flyover at Cow Island Red-tailed Hawk 1 Hairy Woodpecker 2 Fish Crow 25 flyover; calling MARSH WREN 3 See Above Carolina Wren 6 Winter Wren 1 near beginning of Pine Island Trail; right-hand side Golden-crowned Kinglet 3 ditto YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT possible; ditto; up in tree with berries Swamp Sparrow 5 White-throated Sparrow 13