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Date: 8/19/19 6:31 pm
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] These migratory birds will risk their lives for a good nap
Thought some of you might find this interesting.

https://phys.org/news/2019-08-migratory-birds-good-nap.html

Chandrashekhar Tibrewal
917-603-1361

 

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Date: 8/18/19 11:07 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Various Spots Around Concord and Lincoln Today
I visited several spots this morning I've been meaning to hit recently.
While nothing really out of the ordinary turned up, I found a good cross
section of species for the effort. With one exception, the shorebirds were
all from Beaver Brook North Reservation. The pond along the road near the
Trapelo Road entrance has drained leaving maybe the only exposed inland
shorebird flats in the area, other than at Blair Pond in Cambridge. The
shorebird sp. was a distant flyover seen from the overlook over the Elm
Brook Conservation Area. While the Common Loons at Flint Pond tripped an
eBird filter, to me the most surprising bird was a Northern Harrier seen
above the office park along Virginia Road near the old Sybase helicopter
pad. FWIW, this area is no longer posted, though I've heard that if you
park in the office park during the work week you may get asked to move
along. Another interesting sighting was 16+ Mockingbirds all visible at the
same time feeding in the field by the Elm Brook Conservation Area ad
adjacent to Virginia Road. This was a surprisingly productive spot, though
patience and a scope were both required.

Good birding!
Cliff Cook, Watertown

Number of Checklists: 4
> Number of Taxa: 56
>
> Checklists included in this summary:
> (1): Beaver Brook--North Reservation
> Date: Aug 18, 2019 at 7:30 AM
> (2): Elm Brook Conservation Area
> Date: Aug 18, 2019 at 9:28 AM
> (3): Hanscom Field--Sybase Overlook
> Date: Aug 18, 2019 at 10:27 AM
> (4): Flints Pond
> Date: Aug 18, 2019 at 11:01 AM
>
> 18 Canada Goose -- (2),(4)
> 17 Wood Duck -- (2)
> 17 Mallard -- (1),(2)
> 4 Green-winged Teal -- (2)
> 4 Wild Turkey -- (2)
> 1 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (2)
> 12 Mourning Dove -- (1),(2)
> 13 Chimney Swift -- (1),(2),(3)
> 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird -- (2)
> 4 Killdeer -- (1)
> 15 Least Sandpiper -- (1)
> 1 Spotted Sandpiper -- (1)
> 1 Solitary Sandpiper -- (1)
> 1 shorebird sp. -- (2)
> 2 Common Loon -- (4)
> 3 Green Heron -- (1),(2)
> 1 Northern Harrier -- (3)
> 5 Cooper's Hawk -- (1),(2),(4)
> 5 Red-tailed Hawk -- (1),(2),(4)
> 2 Belted Kingfisher -- (2)
> 4 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- (1)
> 9 Downy Woodpecker -- (1),(2)
> 6 Northern Flicker -- (1),(2)
> 5 Eastern Wood-Pewee -- (1)
> 1 Eastern Phoebe -- (2)
> 9 Eastern Kingbird -- (2),(4)
> 1 Warbling Vireo -- (1)
> 3 Red-eyed Vireo -- (1),(4)
> 13 Blue Jay -- (1),(2),(4)
> 2 Common Raven -- (4)
> 20 Black-capped Chickadee -- (1),(2),(4)
> 8 Tufted Titmouse -- (1),(2)
> 1 Tree Swallow -- (3)
> 14 Barn Swallow -- (2),(3),(4)
> 4 White-breasted Nuthatch -- (1)
> 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -- (1)
> 6 House Wren -- (1)
> 5 Carolina Wren -- (1),(2)
> 80 European Starling -- (2),(3)
> 10 Gray Catbird -- (1),(2),(4)
> 17 Northern Mockingbird -- (2)
> 36 American Robin -- (1),(2),(3),(4)
> 22 Cedar Waxwing -- (1)
> 5 House Sparrow -- (2)
> 16 American Goldfinch -- (1),(2),(4)
> 23 Chipping Sparrow -- (1),(2)
> 4 Field Sparrow -- (3)
> 6 Song Sparrow -- (1),(2)
> 1 Swamp Sparrow -- (2)
> 1 Eastern Towhee -- (3)
> 5 Baltimore Oriole -- (1)
> 25 Red-winged Blackbird -- (2)
> 4 Common Grackle -- (1),(2)
> 2 Blue-winged Warbler -- (1)
> 5 Common Yellowthroat -- (1),(2)
> 5 Northern Cardinal -- (1)
>
> This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
> See eBird
> <http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1848031-ebird-mobile-apps-overview>
> for more information.
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>


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Date: 8/15/19 6:09 am
From: Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Opinion | The New Threat to Endangered Species? The Trump Administration - The New York Times
Hi Everyone,

You are all probably aware of this horrible news. This is a lovely piece by Carl Safina
that I thought you might like seeing. These are dire times indeed. Anna

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/opinion/endangered-species-act-trump.html?searchResultPosition=1


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Date: 8/14/19 3:07 pm
From: philip ellin <natureonparade...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] ID question
My husband Phil Ellin, a well-known nature and wildlife photographer is dying of Alzheimer's Disease. Please stop sending any more e-mails as I cannot keep answering them.

Most sincerely,

Sue Ellin


> On August 13, 2019 at 7:05 AM "Dan T <dan99265...> [arlingtonbirds]" <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> [Attachment(s) from Dan T included below]
>
>
>
> Hello all,
>
> I took this photo in Black's Nook at Fresh Pond; from a distance thought it was a duck, but the beak looks more like a cormorant, and the white belly would fit a juvenile great great cormorant.
>
> Thanks for any help!
>
> Dan
>
>
>
>
>




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Date: 8/13/19 5:07 am
From: Dan T <dan99265...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] ID question - female hooded merganser
Thanks to those who have identified this as a female hooded merganser!
Dan
On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 07:37:09 AM EDT, MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 

I’ve seen this one before at this pond.  Pretty sure it’s a female hooded merganser.
On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 7:13 AM Dan T <dan99265...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

  [Attachment(s) from Dan T included below]

Hello all,
I took this photo in Black's Nook at Fresh Pond; from a distance thought it was a duck, but the beak looks more like a cormorant, and the white belly would fit a juvenile great great cormorant.  
Thanks for any help!
Dan



 

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Date: 8/13/19 4:41 am
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] ID question
I’ve seen this one before at this pond. Pretty sure it’s a female hooded
merganser.

On Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 7:13 AM Dan T <dan99265...> [arlingtonbirds] <
<arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
> [Attachment(s) <#m_6822318879156682977_TopText> from Dan T included below]
>
> Hello all,
>
> I took this photo in Black's Nook at Fresh Pond; from a distance thought
> it was a duck, but the beak looks more like a cormorant, and the white
> belly would fit a juvenile great great cormorant.
>
> Thanks for any help!
>
> Dan
>
>
>

 

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Date: 8/13/19 4:06 am
From: Dan T <dan99265...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] ID question [1 Attachment]
Hello all,
I took this photo in Black's Nook at Fresh Pond; from a distance thought it was a duck, but the beak looks more like a cormorant, and the white belly would fit a juvenile great great cormorant.  
Thanks for any help!
Dan
 

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Date: 8/12/19 9:12 pm
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Juvenile Mute Swan. River Street. Arlington
Hi All

The so-called Blue Goose has been identified as a Juvenile Mute Swan.
I want to thank the ones who have helped identifiy it. I am stilled
amazed how tame it was. I hope it made it to the river. I haven't
heard anything different. The man who helped it across Mass Avenue was
going to stay with it until it made it to the river.


Many thanks


Linda Thompson

Arlington








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Date: 8/12/19 9:13 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Waterthrushes, Orchard Orioles at Sandy Beach 8/12
Recently Marj Rines reminded me that it’s time to look for waterthrushes, and so I had that in mind when I went to Sandy Beach (Charles Shannon Beach) in Winchester this morning. She was right, of course!

Highlights:

3 Wood Ducks
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Orchard Orioles (2 fledglings, and an adult female fed one a dragonfly)
1 Baltimore Oriole
2 Northern Waterthrushes (heard “chinking” back and forth, then both seen)
2 Yellow Warblers

Most of these were along the edge of the little pond near the birch trees.

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

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Date: 8/12/19 7:18 am
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Need ID of Blue Goose. River Street, Arlington.
That looks like a juvenile mute swan. That’s strange but it’s probably
being fed by humans; normally they would avoid people. What’s also odd is
that it’s wandered that far from its parent.

On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 11:53 PM LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> HI
>
> I was walking at the end of my street Ernest Road and saw a fellow with
> this bird walking with him. It did look like a goose of some sort and asked
> him if it was a pet. He said it was a Blue Goose which he had rescured
> from Mass Avenue and has followed him closely from Mass Avenue up River
> Street toward the river at the Valley Parkway. He was guiding him toward
> the river to get it across the Parkway. They acted as if they were
> communicating all the way.
>
> I am wondering if it is a Blue Goose. Never seen one around in this area.
> It was so much fun watching them. Where ever it goes I hope it finds come
> friends of its own kind.
>
> Please let me know what it could be. This is a new album, Hope it
> transmits correctly.
>
>
> Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o8e4QXefibaQsX8W7. Misc Birds 2019
> album.
>
>
> Happy Birding
>
>
> Linda Thompson
>
> Arlington
>
>
>
>
>
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Date: 8/12/19 4:43 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Need ID of Blue Goose. River Street, Arlington.
Linda,

With such a long neck, that looks to me more like an immature Mute Swan than a goose. They come in two color varieties - white and brownish-gray. This could be the latter.

Renee

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

> On Aug 11, 2019, at 11:53 PM, LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
>
> HI
>
> I was walking at the end of my street Ernest Road and saw a fellow with this bird walking with him. It did look like a goose of some sort and asked him if it was a pet. He said it was a Blue Goose which he had rescured from Mass Avenue and has followed him closely from Mass Avenue up River Street toward the river at the Valley Parkway. He was guiding him toward the river to get it across the Parkway. They acted as if they were communicating all the way.
>
> I am wondering if it is a Blue Goose. Never seen one around in this area. It was so much fun watching them. Where ever it goes I hope it finds come friends of its own kind.
>
> Please let me know what it could be. This is a new album, Hope it transmits correctly.
>
>
>
> Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o8e4QXefibaQsX8W7 <https://photos.app.goo.gl/o8e4QXefibaQsX8W7>. Misc Birds 2019 album.
>
>
>
> Happy Birding
>
>
>
> Linda Thompson
>
> Arlington
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


 

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Date: 8/12/19 4:22 am
From: Barbara Goodchild <bjgoodchild...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Need ID of Blue Goose. River Street, Arlington.
I do know that Canada Geese molt during the month of July and therefore are unable to fly. Not sure whether that extends into August. This goose does not seem to have the same markings as a Canada Goose (black feathers on its head and neck).
Barbara
On Monday, August 12, 2019, 1:02:14 AM EDT, RIch Turk <turkrich...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 

Hi Linda et al,   you never know what you'll see walking or waddling  the streets of Arlington...  I think the guy is "pulling your leg" or isn't sure what his companion is.  As far as I know, there's no Blue Goose species,  just different morphs of Snow Goose/Gooses/Geese.

I'm sure others will weigh in; meanwhile I'm going to have a walk with my *Grey* Goose.

rt



On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 11:53 PM LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

 


HI

I was walking at the end of my street Ernest Road and saw a fellow with this bird walking with him. It did look like a goose of some sort and asked him if it was a pet. He said it was a Blue Goose which he had rescured  from Mass Avenue and has followed him closely from Mass Avenue up River Street toward the river at the Valley Parkway. He was guiding him toward the river to get it across the Parkway. They acted as if they were communicating all the way. 

I am wondering if it is a Blue Goose. Never seen one around in this area. It was so much fun watching them. Where ever it goes I hope it finds come friends of its own kind. 

Please let me know what it could be. This is a new album, Hope it transmits correctly. 




Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o8e4QXefibaQsX8W7. Misc Birds 2019 album.




Happy Birding




Linda Thompson

Arlington

















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Rich Turk

<turkrich...>


 

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Date: 8/11/19 10:02 pm
From: RIch Turk <turkrich...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Need ID of Blue Goose. River Street, Arlington.
Hi Linda et al,
you never know what you'll see walking or waddling the streets of
Arlington... I think the guy is "pulling your leg" or isn't sure what his
companion is. As far as I know, there's no Blue Goose species, just
different morphs of Snow Goose/Gooses/Geese.

I'm sure others will weigh in; meanwhile I'm going to have a walk with my
*Grey* Goose.


rt



On Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 11:53 PM LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> HI
>
> I was walking at the end of my street Ernest Road and saw a fellow with
> this bird walking with him. It did look like a goose of some sort and asked
> him if it was a pet. He said it was a Blue Goose which he had rescured
> from Mass Avenue and has followed him closely from Mass Avenue up River
> Street toward the river at the Valley Parkway. He was guiding him toward
> the river to get it across the Parkway. They acted as if they were
> communicating all the way.
>
> I am wondering if it is a Blue Goose. Never seen one around in this area.
> It was so much fun watching them. Where ever it goes I hope it finds come
> friends of its own kind.
>
> Please let me know what it could be. This is a new album, Hope it
> transmits correctly.
>
>
> Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o8e4QXefibaQsX8W7. Misc Birds 2019
> album.
>
>
> Happy Birding
>
>
> Linda Thompson
>
> Arlington
>
>
>
>
>
>
>


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Rich Turk

<turkrich...>

 

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Date: 8/11/19 8:54 pm
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Need ID of Blue Goose. River Street, Arlington.
HI

I was walking at the end of my street Ernest Road and saw a fellow
with this bird walking with him. It did look like a goose of some sort
and asked him if it was a pet. He said it was a Blue Goose which he
had rescured from Mass Avenue and has followed him closely from Mass
Avenue up River Street toward the river at the Valley Parkway. He was
guiding him toward the river to get it across the Parkway. They acted
as if they were communicating all the way.

I am wondering if it is a Blue Goose. Never seen one around in this
area. It was so much fun watching them. Where ever it goes I hope it
finds come friends of its own kind.

Please let me know what it could be. This is a new album, Hope it
transmits correctly.


Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/o8e4QXefibaQsX8W7. Misc Birds
2019 album.


Happy Birding


Linda Thompson

Arlington







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Date: 8/9/19 2:43 pm
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Photos, Books
Birders: The jet noise was so loud this p.m. I couldn’t hear the bird song, maybe a Carolina. Photo exhibit at Habitat Sanctuary in Belmont on owls, hawks, an eagle, a Green Heron by Rick Olick. See below. Some of the owls pictured were from Habitat. Whether any there now know not. <https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/habitat/exhibits/eyes-of-nature>.
Have you ever wanted to go on a museum expedition?? You can read about it, for I kept a journal for the 3 month AMNH expedition to Baja California (islands in the Pacific and in the Gulf) 1957!! I am not sure it still happens the way it once did. For we collected the marine life and mammals and reptiles and fossils. Trapped the mice, shot the lizards with dust shot (my finger too!), shot black rabbits with shot gun, hit bats coming to water with a makeshift bat, and one proved to be a new species which the mammologist Van Gelder named after me and the herpetologist (not sure who killed it) — dubiaquercus — Zweiful (H’s name) means doubt in German, oak is quercus in latin. I volunteered to be the birder, and wrote it up, but I was too amateur. We saw a couple of albatrosses, once a really huge flock of cormorants (Great Blue’s standing in their midst), various rookeries (Sooty Tern, Man’o’War Bird, Pelican). Illustrated by my amateur photos (color slides translated into B & W’s by Hunts for the book). The Puritan Expedition. 100 foot schooner (sometimes we sailed). The crew sometimes got drunk. Part time in the Museum writing labels / preparation in the winter, the expedition March / April / May.
Back in 2011 I found my journal and typed it up. Self-published by iUniverse. 1957 Expeditions Journal. Note the “s”. For through connections (my sister’s classmate in school) got to assist Gordon Wasson in an expedition to Huautla, Mexico, searching for the Hallucinatory Mushroom, and also taking part in a ceremony with a Curandara!! So the reason I write about this is that I get a phone call at least once a week from some publishing company (also e-mails) “Our book scouts say your book has real possibilities, etc. “ and. . . .
But they want me to pay for the marketing or reprinting of it. All this is because of the recent articles by Michael Pollan toting the mushroom as a new therapy!! Trouble is you may not wish it, for a native of the village (school teacher) and one of us got really very bad trips. Pretty dramatic! But my friend’s trip changed to BLISS when the Curandara, hearing, spit a great mouthful of aguardiente, a foul liquor, into her face! Now, she has no memory of the bad! - - - Wrote a journal then too and combined. Interested??
Here is the deal. If you e-mail me that you are, writing down your address, I will send you (or deliver by bicycle) my book! I will enclose a stamped envelope, and you can send me $5 for the mailing of it. No profit there.. I have 60 books sitting around. Yes, I could bring the books by a meeting (and will). I did a few years back (before the scout's discovery). But too much going on, and very few people bought.

Best regards, writer Oakes


 

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Date: 8/8/19 8:09 am
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Egret, Upper Mystic Lake 8-7-2019
Did get a few photos able to post. It way across on the lake on the edge of the land in the forebay. I was able to better locate it with Janet Kovner's scope. It stayed there the whole time I was there. I was hoping it would fly, But it didn't while I was there. There was the Great Blue Heron watching it in the tree. This was around 10:30.


Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/C3aUtfR1q7cuxTz1A. Mystic Lakes 2019 album.


Happy Birding


Linda Thompson

Arlington.










 

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Date: 8/8/19 5:38 am
From: Jonathan Layman <jono.layman...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Medford Sandpipers
Check your local wet spots! I just had 2 Solitary Sandpipers, a Least Sandpiper, and a Semipalmated Sandpiper on the edge of a large puddle on the soccer field at Tufts Park in Medford until a few minutes ago, when a Peregrine Falcon gunning for Ring-billed Gulls spooked them.

Good Birding,

Jonathan Layman
Medford, MA

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Date: 8/7/19 2:49 pm
From: 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] 20% off Swarovski & Zeiss!
I was talking to Leslie Miller at the Mass Audubon Shop today, and she
told me they are having a 20% off Swarovski and Zeiss on tax-free
weekend, so I asked her to email me details (below). You aren't likely
to see this steep a discount in the near future, so if you've been
waffling on upgrading your optics, be sure to check this out!



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Set your sights high with Swarovski and Zeiss optics! Mass Audubon
members will receive an unprecedented 20% off any of our Swarovski and
Zeiss binoculars or spotting scopes during the Massachusetts tax-free
weekend, (August 17 and 18, 2019) at the Mass Audubon Shop. Members will
enjoy 15% off their tripod purchase.

Members will receive our standard discount on other optics purchases.
Our collection of optics includes Nikon, Pentax, Opticron, Kowa,
Manfrotto, and Vanguard.

If you are not already a member, you can join in the Mass Audubon
Shop. The Mass Audubon Shop is located at Mass Audubons Drumlin Farm
Wildlife Sanctuary, Route 117, in Lincoln, MA 01773. For more
information, please give us a call at 781-259-2214. We are open 10:00
am-5:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Your purchases support our
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Date: 8/7/19 1:33 pm
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Blair Pond / Little Pond
Birders: We tried Karsten’s advice and drove to Blair Pond between the rain drops (Normandy Ave. off Brighten Ave just across the RR tracks). We like Blair Pond (barely a pond) for no one is ever there. Robins and a Phoebe on the dead trees over the pond. Catbirds around. A Black Duck or two we thought, very dark brown plumage, and iridescent purple wing patch.. Mallards too. We counted a dozen adolescent Mallards I think who swam up to us. Someone probably feeds them. Two Spotted Sandpipers (rising their wings off and on). Two tiny sandpipers flittering around, probably Least..
At Little Pond just on the other side of the tracks towards Pleasant Street, probably a Red-tailed Hawk close (no red but immature probably). Mallards. You have to walk down steps between houses, but open space leading up to the pond. Probably a Great Pond. In the past we have seen Ospreys there (maybe migration though).

Regards, Oakes



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Date: 8/7/19 12:56 pm
From: 'Alan Ankers' <alankers...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Dragonfly walk Saturday - Carlisle
For those also interested in non-avian flying things, the Carlisle
Conservation Foundation will be holding our last dragonfly walk of the
season at 10 AM on Saturday at the Cranberry Bog - 750 Curve Street,
Carlisle.



Alan Ankers

Carlisle, MA


 

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Date: 8/7/19 11:47 am
From: Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Egret (Upper Mystic Lake, Winchester)
All,This morning, there was a Great Egret along the western edge of the Upper Forebay of the Upper Mystic Lake, in Winchester.  The Upper Forebay is near Charles Shannon Beach (formerly called Sandy Beach).
(Egrets are somewhat uncommon at the lakes. I thought that some might be interested.I saw it there between 8:15 am and 12:15 pm.)
(Park in the large parking lot at the northern end of the Mystic Lakes, along Mystic Valley Parkway.Look for a sign that says: Charles Shannon Beach.The beach area is to your left. Instead, walk across the large grassy area, straight out towards the water. The Forebay is the quieter water body at the northern end of the Upper Lake.)
-Janet

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Date: 8/6/19 6:06 am
From: 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Wildflower Walk with author Ted Elliman!!!
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Date: Sun, Aug 4, 2019, 9:06 PM
Subject: Wildflower Walk with author Ted Elliman!!!
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*Wildflower Nature Walk*
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On Saturday, August 10th, from 10am to noon, Ted Elliman, a botanist from
The New England Wild Flower Society, will lead our nature walk.

Ted is the author of “Wildflowers of New England“, a leading guide for the
six New England States.

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet and learn from one of our very
best wildflower experts. Ted not only knows his wildflowers, but is also an
engaging speaker.

The wildflowers in the meadows are putting on a great show this summer, so
there is plenty to see.

(There will ticks on hand, so all precautions should be taken: pants tucked
into sock, light colored clothing, bug-spray.)

We go ahead with our walks in all weather except heavy rain.

Meet at the playing field parking lot at roughly 26 Blanchard Road in
Burlington at 10am. Walk runs till noon.

For questions, contact <jon...> <jonsachs...>.
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Date: 8/6/19 5:14 am
From: 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] BBC/Ecoc Workshop: Habitat Gardening for Birds
*What*: *BBC Workshop: Habitat Gardening for Birds with Master Gardener
Catherine Carney-Feldman*

*Where*: Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield

*When*: * Sunday, August 25, 2019, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.*



All species on our planet need habitat—a place to call home. Habitats
provide shelter from the weather, protection from predators, a place to
raise young, water and of course food. With over 2,000 acres, the Ipswich
River Wildlife Sanctuary is a perfect place to see what birds require for
habitat and learn the basics of how you can transform your own landscape
into a sustainable habitat for birds. Participants will receive a guided
tour of the nature gardens, as well as a list of native trees, bushes and
ground cover that provide food for birds. Co-sponsored by the Essex County
Ornithological Club.



*Cost: * $10 for BBC or ECOC members; $20 for non-members. To reserve a
space: Pay online by credit card using the form at our website,
www.brooklinebirdclub.org. On the Home Page, click on "Habitat Gardening
for Birds with Master Gardener Catherine Carney-Feldman", fill out the
Workshop Payment form, and click on the green Submit button. Or email
<diana.fru...> to reserve a place and send a check for the full amount
made out to Brookline Bird Club, to Diana Fruguglietti, 5 Ellen Road,
Woburn, MA 01801



Hope to see you there!



Diana Frugulietti

BBC Workshop Committee


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Brookline Bird Club

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Date: 8/6/19 12:44 am
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake Noon today and last week.
I have posted just a few photos of yesterday and some of last week.
There have not been many birds around on days at noon lately. One has
to be a real early bird. There has been an Osprey around occasionally.
The Kingbirds and Cedar Waxwings around fairly regular. There seems to
be much more activity earlier in the morning. Which I haven't made. I
do try to get down around 5pm. Have a chance to chat with Janet
Kovner. She tells me what has been around.


Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/C3aUtfR1q7cuxTz1A. Mystic Lakes
2019 album.


Happy Birding


Linda Thompson

Arlington







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Date: 8/5/19 4:28 am
From: Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond: (? American Coot - ?)
Hi,
I was at Horn Pond (Woburn) yesterday morning. I saw what looked like an American Coot in the main pond near the small parking lot off of Sturgis Street. A dog flushed the bird as I picked up my binoculars to check details, - so I didn't have a great / long look- but the small dark body and the sloping white bill were apparent. 
It is quite early for Coots. (I know that they frequent Horn Pond in the winter.)
Has anyone seen this bird, or have any thoughts?
Thanks.Janet

Janet Kovner <jskmystic...>
 

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Date: 8/4/19 5:16 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Blair Pond, Aug 4, 2019
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From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...>
Date: Sun, Aug 4, 2019 at 6:03 PM
Subject: Fwd: eBird Report - Blair Pond, Aug 4, 2019
To: Arl Birds <arlingtonbirds...>

Arlington Birders...

Nice Semipalmated Plover with the Killdeer at Blair this PM
see full list below
Karsten

Blair Pond, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Aug 4, 2019 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 16
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 12
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 3
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 3
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2
Yellow Warbler (Northern) (Setophaga petechia [aestiva Group]) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58746905

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 8/4/19 3:35 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Blair Pond, Aug 4, 2019
Arlington Birders...

Nice Semipalmated Plover with the Killdeer at Blair this PM
see full list below
Karsten

Blair Pond, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Aug 4, 2019 3:50 PM - 4:10 PM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 16
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 12
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 3
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 3
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2
Yellow Warbler (Northern) (Setophaga petechia [aestiva Group]) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S58746905

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 8/3/19 8:24 pm
From: Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] 4
Saturday August 03, 20198:10 PM
I went out to water my pachysandra in the back tonight. After a few minutes I noticed something glide in and stop in the Dogwood tree. Then a second movement flew in. I put down the hose and moved slightly for a better view. Sure enough there were two young Screech owls perched in the Dogwood. They must be the ones molting the feathers I have found lately on my lawn I thought. Then two more flew in one at a time. Three were perch on a single branch within 12 inches of one another. The fourth was on the next branch over. The fourth started bobbing its head -triangulation?- so I did the same and it move closer and above me in the pine tree. Now I could see its two large dark pupils and I guess it could see mine as well. For a few minutes they switched to other Dogwood branches and even went back to the darkness of the Beech tree from whence they came eventually returning to the Dogwood and uttering a descending whinny from two of them. When the dominant one, who flew first and often, went back beside the laggard of the group the laggard thought food was being delivered for it put its beak up to the other's for a transfer. The dominant sibling wanted no part of this closeness and instantly recoiled and then gave a couple flaps hovering in place before touching back down.  Eventually two flew along the side of the house towards the front and around the corner. A third switched to another pine tree in the yard. I lost sight of the fourth and finished watering the pachysandra. It was fortunate I was a little tardy going outside.
Lesson: In less the two months after fledging Screech owls use descending whinny.

Paul DevaneyWinchester

 

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Date: 8/2/19 5:55 am
From: 'Becky' <b.holmes-farley...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Bird Identification thanks
Thanks for all the kind responses to my ID question. I replied, but I think
my reply may have only gone to Diana F.



Anyway, I had dismissed the idea of a grackle because it didn't have the
yellow eye and the really iridescent sheen I had seen on some birds I had
labeled grackles. But, I'm guessing the young can look a bit different?
Thanks for ending the ID mystery for me!


 

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Date: 8/2/19 5:38 am
From: 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXT] [Arlington Birds] Help Identifying a Bird
Hi Becky,

It's a young grackle, bigger and with more pointy bill than cowbird. Lots of them around right now - more of these brownish young ones than adults at my feeder currently. Nice photo!

Chris Floyd
Lexington
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From: <arlingtonbirds...> <arlingtonbirds...> On Behalf Of 'Becky' <b.holmes-farley...> [arlingtonbirds]
Sent: Friday, August 2, 2019 8:05 AM
To: <arlingtonbirds...>
Subject: [EXT] [Arlington Birds] Help Identifying a Bird


Hi,

I'm new to this group (and to birding). This is definitely a novice identification question, but I recently took this bird picture and I can't definitively identify it. It looks rather like a brown-headed cowbird, except that the brown is on the body and not on the head! Thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

Becky Holmes-Farley


 

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Date: 8/2/19 5:25 am
From: 'Becky' <b.holmes-farley...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Help Identifying a Bird
Hi,



I'm new to this group (and to birding). This is definitely a novice
identification question, but I recently took this bird picture and I can't
definitively identify it. It looks rather like a brown-headed cowbird,
except that the brown is on the body and not on the head! Thoughts?



Thanks in advance.



Becky Holmes-Farley


 

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Date: 7/30/19 11:00 pm
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] New hybrid warbler species found in Summit Parks raises ecology questions
https://www.cleveland.com/news/2019/07/new-hybrid-warbler-species-found-in-summit-parks-raises-ecology-questions.html

 

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Date: 7/29/19 2:36 am
From: Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] National Geographic: Songbirds are being snatched from Miami’s forests
This is a terribly sad situation.

Songbirds are being snatched from Miami’s forests
National Geographic

Law enforcement has discovered a thriving underground business of trapping songbirds around Miami—to become pets and to sing in competitions. Read the full story


Shared from Apple News



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Date: 7/27/19 4:52 am
From: 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [EXT] [Arlington Birds] Help identifying a bird
Very likely a young Eastern Phoebe, which do show wingbars like your bird.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
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From: <arlingtonbirds...> <arlingtonbirds...> On Behalf Of 'Eric D. Olick' <maplepeacetree...> [arlingtonbirds]
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2019 7:00 PM
To: <arlingtonbirds...>
Subject: [EXT] [Arlington Birds] Help identifying a bird



I think this is some sort of a fly catcher, but I’m not sure which type (perhaps a phoebe or something more exotic like an alder flycatcher). The breast was a sort of pale olive color and I saw it near a swampy bog swooping down to catch insects above the water surface. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks
Rick Olick
Cambridge

 

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Date: 7/26/19 4:47 pm
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Help identifying a bird
Eric

Looks like a Great Crested Flycatcher.

Cliff Cook


Sent from my iPhone

> On Jul 26, 2019, at 7:00 PM, 'Eric D. Olick' <maplepeacetree...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> I think this is some sort of a fly catcher, but I’m not sure which type (perhaps a phoebe or something more exotic like an alder flycatcher).. The breast was a sort of pale olive color and I saw it near a swampy bog swooping down to catch insects above the water surface. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks
> Rick Olick
> Cambridge
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Date: 7/26/19 4:30 pm
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Help identifying a bird
Olive-sided f-catcher?

On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 7:00 PM 'Eric D. Olick' <maplepeacetree...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I think this is some sort of a fly catcher, but I’m not sure which type
> (perhaps a phoebe or something more exotic like an alder flycatcher). The
> breast was a sort of pale olive color and I saw it near a swampy bog
> swooping down to catch insects above the water surface. Can anyone tell me
> what it is? Thanks
> Rick Olick
> Cambridge
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 7/26/19 4:08 pm
From: 'Eric D. Olick' <maplepeacetree...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Help identifying a bird
I think this is some sort of a fly catcher, but I’m not sure which type (perhaps a phoebe or something more exotic like an alder flycatcher). The breast was a sort of pale olive color and I saw it near a swampy bog swooping down to catch insects above the water surface. Can anyone tell me what it is? Thanks
Rick Olick
Cambridge


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Date: 7/25/19 10:18 pm
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes, 7/24 and 7/25
Taking advantage of this beautiful weather I spent about a half hour at the Dam this noon. The only activity there was a Great Blue Heron that flew into a tree to the left of the dam. I spent about twenty minutes waiting for it to fly to get a photo of it flying out, but all it did was preem. I think he worked on every bit of its body. I never did see it fly out. One clean bird.

Also yesterday around 5pm at the Upper Mystic Lake forebay the was one Kingbird that kept flying back and forth to a branch. I tried to get a photo of it flying in or out, but too fast. There was a Cedar Waxwing that flew in.

I need a confirmation on what I think is a Monach Butterfly. It looked a little too light on the photo.


I have posted some photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/C3aUtfR1q7cuxTz1A. Mystic Lakes 2019 album.

Many thanks.


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Date: 7/23/19 6:00 am
From: 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] BBC Workshop on Shorebirds July 31
For those who do not subscribe to massbird, I thought I would forward this
along.

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From: Diana F. <diana.fru...>
Date: Mon, Jul 22, 2019, 4:14 PM
Subject: BBC Workshop on Shorebirds July 31
To: MASSBIRD <massbird...>



We still have some spots available to attend the workshop on shorebirds
with Wayne Peterson on Wednesday July 31st. The location is in Woburn and
the specifics will be sent out to paid members as the date gets closer.

The walks still have a waitlist. I am waiting for responses from some
people that are waitlisted.

Wayne agreed to adding a second walk on August 4th which is also basically
full.

If you have not already mailed your check please do so as soon as possible.
More details below.

Thanks,
Diana Fruguglietti
BBC Director

*What*: *BBC Workshop: Shorebirds with Wayne Peterson*

*Where*: Woburn, MA

*When*: * Wednesday, July 31, 2019. 6:30-8:45 PM*

Limited to 100 participants



With their diverse adaptations, varied habitats, marvelous migrations, and
often confusing plumages, shorebirds are a perennial favorite among birders
in New England. More than two dozen shorebird species visit our coastal
beaches, salt marshes, and muddy lake shores during autumn migration each
year.



This workshop will examine the natural history of shorebirds within an
ecological context that considers their classification, identification,
breeding ecology, migration and conservation. Specific reference will be
made to the importance of Massachusetts to the conservation of shorebirds
in the Western Hemisphere.



An associated walk will be held the morning of Saturday, August 3, at
Parker River NWR. The walk is limited to 20 people, with priority given to
BBC members and workshop attendees.



*Cost:* $15 for both events for BBC Members or $10 for one; $25 for both
events for non-members or $20 for one. To reserve a space, email
<diana.fru...> and send a check for the full amount made out to
Brookline Bird Club to Diana Fruguglietti, 5 Ellen Road, Woburn, MA 01801.
Meeting locations will be sent to attendees upon registration.



Hope to see you there!



Diana Frugulietti

BBC Workshop Committee


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Date: 7/22/19 1:06 pm
From: Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Overlooked No More: Florence Merriam Bailey, Who Defined Modern Bird-Watching - The New York Times
This is a really nice read.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/17/obituaries/florence-merriam-bailey-overlooked.html?login=email&auth=login-email


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Date: 7/20/19 6:50 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Orchard Oriole nest 7/20
Early this morning I watched both male and female Orchard Orioles making feeding visits to the nest at Sandy Beach in Winchester. -Hope the nestlings survive this heat!

Renee LaFontaine
Medford MA

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