Date: 1/7/20 3:58 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] 1/4 Muddy River and Leverett Pond
Thanks to Paul Peterson for this report.
Sorry for the delay getting this message out.
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA <barb620...>
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> Subject: 1/4 Muddy River and Leverett Pond Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2020 20:42:19 +0000 (UTC)
This is in Jamaica Plain, Longwood, and the Fenway. I covered the entire length of the Muddy River. So surprised to see two large White-throated Sparrow flocks of thirty-two birds and twenty-five birds each in the Fenway. One was at Brookline Ave. and Fenway (actual name of road), the other in the Fenway Victory Gardens. I haven't seen numbers like this in ten years or more anywhere!
Great Blue Heron 4 all in river WOOD DUCK 6 four pond, two river AMERICAN BLACK DUCK 130 all in river Ring-necked Duck 27 pond, except one Common Merganser 4 pond Hooded Merganser 3 one pond, two eiver Red-tailed Hawk 1 Belted Kingfisher 1 pond; ice-free Carolina Wren 1 White-throated Sparrow 66 WOW! Song Sparrow 12 FOX SPARROW 1 Victory Gardens, at that feeder Dark-eyed Junco 1 Red-winged Blackbird 8 American Goldfinch 8 feeding on ground with the largest white-throated flock
P.S. I did not count Mallards, but there definitely were many. What fun!