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9/24/17 8:14 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake 9/24/17
9/23/17 1:03 pm 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Belle Isle Marsh FREE Nature Programs
9/23/17 12:49 pm Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Meadowbrook Park today (Saturday)
9/23/17 7:45 am Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Red-necked Grebes
9/23/17 7:39 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fells birds 9/23
9/21/17 1:07 pm 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Winthrop Beach, DCR Nature Programs, Saturday Sept. 23
9/21/17 8:57 am 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Sep 21, 2017
9/19/17 5:31 am 'Hartel, Karsten E.' <hartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] This weeks Danehy trip
9/19/17 5:23 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
9/18/17 8:46 am 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Golden-winged Warbler (Continuing?) 9/18/17 at Dunback Meadow, Lexington
9/18/17 4:24 am 'Hartel, Karsten E.' <hartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] FW: 09 30 017 Public Meeting Flyer.pdf [1 Attachment]
9/17/17 7:15 am 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] MacGillivray's Warbler Dunback Meadow
9/16/17 5:58 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake Yesterday 15th
9/16/17 1:54 pm <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Warbler ID help needed
9/16/17 12:53 pm 'Stan Deutsch' <deutschsgd...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> RE: [Arlington Birds] Warbler ID help needed
9/16/17 12:27 pm <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Warbler ID help needed
9/15/17 4:47 am 'Geraldine M. LaJoie' <gmlajoie...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fwd: Annual Optics Fair - Get Incredible Deals on Binoculars & More!
9/14/17 7:52 pm <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes Raptors 9/14/17: A Young Friend
9/14/17 8:35 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Golden-winged Warbler at Dunback 9/14
9/13/17 2:38 pm Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] BBC & MBC trip to Danehy Park
9/12/17 10:59 am 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Belle Isle Marsh & Winthrop Beach--IMPORTANT CHANGES TO DCR Programs
9/11/17 12:21 pm '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
9/11/17 11:48 am Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mt. Auburn walk
9/11/17 5:05 am Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] MBC Horn Pond Trip Sunday Evening Sept 10th
9/11/17 4:40 am Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Reminder: MBC meeting Wednesday Sept 13th
9/10/17 9:03 am <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blue-winged Teal at Winter Pond in Winchester
9/8/17 9:05 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach Warblers 9/8
9/7/17 7:56 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Peregrine Falcon, Medford Dam 9/7/17
9/7/17 7:34 pm <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes Raptors
9/6/17 7:16 pm Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Dannehy Park 6 Sept. 2017
9/5/17 8:12 pm Claire McCall <mccallclaire833...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Seeking refreshments for our first bird club meeting of the fall season
9/5/17 5:37 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach at Pond 9/5/17
9/5/17 1:40 pm Ann Perkins <annperkins5...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Seeking refreshments for our first bird club meeting of the fall season
9/5/17 11:34 am Isabella Vic <ivicari...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
9/5/17 11:08 am <jonathan.layman...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
9/5/17 10:10 am 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] First MBC fall meeting Wednesday Sept 13
9/5/17 9:30 am Zoltan Poleretzky <zoltanap...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
9/5/17 9:14 am Stephen P Baker <stephenpbaker...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Fwd: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
9/5/17 5:41 am Neelakshi Hudda <neelakshi.hudda...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
9/5/17 5:11 am Zoltan Poleretzky <zoltanap...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
9/5/17 5:05 am <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Goose Help? [1 Attachment]
9/5/17 3:45 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
9/4/17 3:27 pm Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Common Nighthawks Woburn
9/2/17 7:43 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake 9/02/17
9/1/17 3:24 pm Paul Roberts <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Eastern Mass Hawk Watch Annual Meeting FRIDAY, Sept 8, 7-9 p.m. Public Invited. Kevin Karlson keynote speaker
8/31/17 8:55 am 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Aug 31, 2017
8/30/17 9:49 am Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] waxwings in Arlington at the res
8/30/17 8:38 am John Sharp <baeolophus.d...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] waxwings in Arlington at the res
8/30/17 6:41 am 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Winthrop Beach & Belle Isle Marsh FREE Nature Programs-September 2017
8/28/17 7:40 pm Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach, Upper Mystic Lake - Winchester (Monday afternoon)
8/28/17 7:16 pm Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR, Concord: impromptu bird watch - Monday evening
8/28/17 2:44 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake 9/28/17
8/28/17 10:18 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Green-winged Teal at Sandy Beach 8/28
8/28/17 8:02 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mass Audubon MAPPR Web App
8/27/17 12:08 pm 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond today
8/27/17 8:22 am Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Concord Great Meadows NWR; Monday evening (impromptu outing)
8/26/17 3:11 pm Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] FW: eBird Report - Blair Pond, Aug 26, 2017
8/26/17 9:25 am Megan Gately <megan_gately...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] "Zugunruhe": Pre-season for hawk migration?
 
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Date: 9/24/17 8:14 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake 9/24/17
Around 10:15 today there was an Osprey flying around. Didn't seem to catch
anything. The Wood Ducks were busy. I was looking for the Kingfisher and it
just happened to fly quietly under the Osprey as I was was photographing
the Osprey. I think the rest of time it was avoiding me. There was a
Cardinal amonst the leaves. Also there was a Black and White Warbler that
flew into the trees.

There were scads of Mallards.

I stopped off at the dam quickly and very quiet there.

I have posted some photos of the Osprey at:
https://goo.gl/photos/jzPzM3Kc29EPMdBq9. Mystic Lakes 2017 album.

If the captions don't show up on any photos go to the "i" in the upper
right corner.

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 9/23/17 1:03 pm
From: 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Belle Isle Marsh FREE Nature Programs

North Region Coastal District
Department of Conservation and Recreation
One Eliot Circle Contact: Matthew Nash
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 485-2804 Ext. 105
Date September 23, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Find yourself in a DCR State Park
East Boston

Join a DCR Park interpreter to learn about the wonderful natural history of your state parks. All Programs are FREE and open to the public. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels. Bring Water. Strongly recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and footwear suitable for walking on the beach, and on paths. For more information phone (781) 485-2804 Ext. 105 or email <Matthew.Nash...><mailto:<Matthew.Nash...>. For a listing of programs at other DCR state parks visit www.mass.gov/DCR<http://www.mass.gov/DCR> .

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

Belle Isle Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 1, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Free fun for the Whole family including pumpkin decorating, live animals, crafts and Veronica Robles Cultural Center dancers presenting Latin American dance "Folkloric Style" Sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh, DCR, Save the Harbor, The Winthrop Marketplace and the East Boston Foundation.

An Oasis for Wildlife
Saturdays, October 7 & 21 8:00 -9:00 a.m.
Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. We will walk while birding for a distance of a mile on easy level terrain. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Reasonable accommodations available upon request.
Meet at: Main Parking lot near the bulletin board, located on Bennington Street, East Boston between address 1236 Bennington St., East Boston and 173 Bennington St., Revere. Parking is on a paved lot and is free of charge. Accessible by public transportation: MBTA Blue line, Beachmont Station. Exit station, turn right, at intersection cross State Road/Bennington Street, travel right along Bennington Street to park entrance on the left. Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh


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Date: 9/23/17 12:49 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Meadowbrook Park today (Saturday)
Meadow Brook Park, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US; Birding near the gate into
the cemetery. First area White-throated Sparrow for me this season.
Sep 23, 2017 1:00 PM

Karsten Hartel

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 26
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 2
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 8
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2

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

 

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Date: 9/23/17 7:45 am
From: Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Red-necked Grebes
Currently at least 12(!) on Cambridge Res.
Jason


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Jason Forbes
Waltham, MA
<jason...>
www.brewsterslinnet.com

 

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Date: 9/23/17 7:39 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fells birds 9/23
-A nice birdy morning along the Whitmore Brook path in the Middlesex Fells - and many, many thanks to whomever has been keeping this path clear.

Highlights:

2 Red-eyed Vireo
1 House Wren
1 Winter Wren (heard single “jip”s and then seen)
1 Carolina Wren
6+ Eastern Towhee calling back and forth

Warblers:
3 Black-and-white
1 Nashville
1 American Redstart
2 Northern Parula
1 Black-throated Blue (female)
1 Wilson’s

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

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Date: 9/21/17 1:07 pm
From: 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Winthrop Beach, DCR Nature Programs, Saturday Sept. 23

North Region Coastal District

Department of Conservation and Recreation

One Eliot Circle Contact: Matthew Nash
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 485-2804 Ext. 105



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Find yourself in a DCR State Park

Winthrop Beach

Join a DCR Park interpreter to learn about the wonderful natural history of your state parks. All Programs are FREE and open to the public. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels. Bring Water. Strongly recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and footwear suitable for walking on the beach, and on paths. For more information phone (781) 485-2804 Ext. 105 or email <Matthew.Nash...><mailto:<Matthew.Nash...>. For a listing of programs at other DCR state parks visit www.mass.gov/DCR<http://www.mass.gov/DCR> .



Winthrop Beach


What Lies Beneath the Sea
Saturdays, September 23 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Did you know that a barnacle is an animal that sweeps its legs through the water to catch its food consisting of tiny floating plants and animals? Discover what animals lay beneath the sea on this tide pool exploration and learn how these animals struggle for survival and satisfy their voracious appetites. Be prepared for walking on rocky and slippery ground and getting your feet wet. Some nets will be provided but bring a net if you have one.



Avian Delights
Saturday, September 23 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Afternoon)
Observe migrating shorebirds and learn about their adaptations for survival as we walk on the beach sand for a distance of up to one mile. Terrain can be uneven. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them.



Meet at: Winthrop Beach on Winthrop Shore Drive across from Sturgis Street and 62 Winthrop Shore Drive, Winthrop, MA. On street parking is available free of charge. Accessible by Public Transportation: Paul Revere Transportation bus 712 or 713 Point Shirley-Orient Heights, arrive at the Winthrop Beach stop then walk down Sturgis Street, Winthrop MA (If traveling from outside Winthrop, board the bus at the MBTA Orient Heights station on the blue line). Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees).

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

 

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Date: 9/21/17 8:57 am
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Sep 21, 2017
AlGreat Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Sep 21, 2017 6:46 AM - 10:38 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Frank, Melanie,Will, Ginger,
Kathy, Maryellen and Alan
41 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 111
Wood Duck 24
Mallard 45
American Black Duck 6
Northern Pintail 1
Green-winged Teal 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1
Green Heron 1
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 3
Accipiter sp. 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
peep sp. 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 30
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 7
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
Marsh Wren 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Palm Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 2
Song Sparrow 23
Swamp Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 4
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2
​Alan Bragg
Bedford MA

 

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Date: 9/19/17 5:31 am
From: 'Hartel, Karsten E.' <hartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] This weeks Danehy trip
This weeks Danehy Park trip may be canceled if the weather is any worse that a light mist. I will be there tomorrow to evaluate at 7:30

Karsten Hartel
Wednesday, September 20
Danehy Park, Cambridge
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Date: 9/19/17 5:23 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
This week’s trips:

Wednesday, September 20
Danehy Park, Cambridge
Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge's Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel <mailto:<karstenehartel...>

Sunday, September 24
Carlisle – Foss Farm
We’ll look for fall migrants such as sparrows and raptors in the community gardens and farm fields, including the old piggery, and also explore the wooded wetlands alongside the Concord River. Co-sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation http://ccf.unchi.org. Meet at Foss Farm parking lot, just west of the bridge over the Concord River on route 225. 8:00-11:00AM Alan Ankers <mailto:<alankers...>


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA
 

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Date: 9/18/17 8:46 am
From: 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Golden-winged Warbler (Continuing?) 9/18/17 at Dunback Meadow, Lexington
Details from my eBird report ( http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39250226 ):

Observed about 0850 for two minutes, foraging up in sparsely foliated birches on right side of trail (right) toward Bowman School, about 25 yards from trail intersection, same locality as in report by Renee Lafontaine on 9/14 (see below).

Immediately identified: Details observed were dark gray broad eyeline and bib against otherwise light gray underparts and face (obscure washed out pattern of male), and bright yellow wingbars and broad wing patch (broadly yellow-edged secondary coverts between the wingbars). No yellow on underparts. Top of head and back not seen clearly.

Pointed out to Lakshminara Sundaresan, who also observed bird clearly for at least a minute, before it flew into or past a high area of dense foliage and vines, in the direction (our right) of trail intersection. We were joined by several other birders within five minutes and all watched for the bird to reappear with no luck. Also checked up trail toward Allen Street. I think that searching mid-story birches all along the east-west trail that parallels the brook would be good strategy to relocate this bird (but see below).

Possibly a continuing bird first reported on Arlington Birds on 9/14 by Renee LaFontaine:

"It was pretty quiet at Dunback this morning, so I was really surprised to run across a Golden-winged Warbler just as I was about to leave. It was at the 4-way intersection, on the right side just after you turn right at the intersection (coming in from Alan Street). I got only brief looks, but saw two big yellow wing bars and a strong facial pattern with a large dark area through the eye and a dark throat and a greenish-gold crown. My first impression was that it was a male, but I'm not certain. The breast was greyish, certainly not a bright yellow.

"After hanging around for about half an hour, I got another brief look just several steps further down the path. In both cases it was low in the bushes a foot or two off the ground. A single Chickadee and Redstart were nearby both times."

Chris Floyd
Lexington
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Date: 9/18/17 4:24 am
From: 'Hartel, Karsten E.' <hartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] FW: 09 30 017 Public Meeting Flyer.pdf [1 Attachment]
<*>[Attachment(s) from Hartel, Karsten E. included below]

Birders,
David White of the Arlington Reservoir Committee has asked me to forward this around.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 9:13 AM
To: Hartel, Karsten E.; Bob Sprague; LexFarm Membership; Tim Hines, LexFarm CSA
Cc: Karen Mullins
Subject: 09 30 017 Public Meeting Flyer.pdf

You might want to know about the Res Master Plan public input opportunity at the Arlington Reservoir on Saturday September 30.
Flyer attached.  Please spread the word,

David White
Arlington Reservoir Committee etc.



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Date: 9/17/17 7:15 am
From: 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] MacGillivray's Warbler Dunback Meadow
This morning I drove down Bacon Street (Lexington) which runs along the
back side of Dunback Meadow, and stopped the car just where the marsh
begins on the left and spished. A large, bulky warbler popped up and my
initial thought was it must be a Connecticut, but as I got a better look
I realized it wasn't.

The yellow on the belly ran all the way to the vent. The head was bluish
gray, and the broken eye ring (broken fore and aft of the eye) was well
defined. The throat was white.

Unfortunately the car blocked my ability to follow it and although I got
out and looked I wasn't able to relocate it.

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Date: 9/16/17 5:58 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake Yesterday 15th
Yesterday around 10:30am there seemed to be more birds flying than in the
water. Did see a Great Blue Heron in flight across the fore bay. There were
some Wood Ducks amonst the lily pads. I didn't stay too long, but i
understand was was a Black and White Warbler by the small pond. I wish I
could have stayed longer. There might have been more activity earlier or
still around.

I have posted a couple photos at: https://goo.gl/photos/jzPzM3Kc29EPMdBq9.
Mystic Lakes 2017 album.

I noticed that the photos now have instead of "Comments" in the right hand
corner they now have "Say Something". It even shows up on the older photos.
I can/t fathom it!

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 9/16/17 1:54 pm
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Warbler ID help needed
Thank you, Stan. I hadn't considered female black throated blue because my guide shows almost no yellow while my bird is quite yellow. However all the other field marks match up very well, so I think that is it!
Jeff

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Date: 9/16/17 12:53 pm
From: 'Stan Deutsch' <deutschsgd...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [Arlington Birds] Warbler ID help needed
Jeff - The dark cheek, white wing spot and partial eye-ring corresponds well
to the female black-throated blue warbler in my guidebook.



Stan Deutsch



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Subject: [Arlington Birds] Warbler ID help needed





I took some pictures of a confusing (to me) Fall warbler in my yard in
Winchester today. I would appreciate help with the ID:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jthomas139



Thanks!

Jeff Thomas








 

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Date: 9/16/17 12:27 pm
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Warbler ID help needed
I took some pictures of a confusing (to me) Fall warbler in my yard in Winchester today. I would appreciate help with the ID:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jthomas139 https://www.flickr.com/photos/jthomas139


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Date: 9/14/17 7:52 pm
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes Raptors 9/14/17: A Young Friend
After about five hours of desk work this morning I took a break with coffee to the dam and reread a few more species accounts in Pete Dunne's excellent new Birds of Prey book. I kept an eye heavenward, and saw two local Redtails. A little later I was lucky to spot two falcons soaring up the parkway at the limits of unaided vision. Binos raised, they turned into a merlin and a peregrine, each harassing the other. It seemed good natured, in that they took turns dive bombing the other and stooping on the other's tail, but it seemed a little edgy, too. The tangling went on as they soared downwind, towards Winchester, vaporizing from view. From the size, I thought both had to be females, but I could not age them.

I took a late lunch over to read a few more chapters and look for hawks early this afternoon. An immature Cooper's Hawk swooped down over me while I was reading, or at least that was my impression out of the corner of my eye. However, the bird slowly soared into the gusty wind just over eye level, revealing it was a juvenile Peregrine Falcon. She sat down in the tree to the east and was clearly the same bird I had seen last week, the one who had fallen off the tree with one foot on each side of the branch. She sat briefly, and was buffeted by the winds so that she had to actively balance herself with her tail. As last week, I had the impression this was a very young, inexperienced bird who had little experience perching in exposed trees in a strong wind. (Remember, last week she was dozing and fell off the large tree branch, with one leg on either side of the branch.) Soon she took off, soared low over the cove, and then stooped into the large dead tree on the western shore often favored by eagles. It was more like she was harassing rather than pursuing something, but I could not see anything flush as she sliced between some large hardwoods and disappeared.

Before I left, an Osprey flew down the eastern shore, possibly a migrant as there was no attempt to fish.

The Cooper's/Peregrine thing was a bit ironic as I had recently reread Pete's excellent account of the Cooper's Hawk, in which he takes issue with many descriptions of Cooper's Hawks as birds with relatively short rounded wings suited to a forest habitat. Pete thinks their wings are longer and more tapered, designed for open habitats. Years ago I took a backlit photo of an immature female Cooper's Hawk in the Fresh Pond area. When I looked at the photo, my first impression was that the dark, backlit bird was a Peregrine, with long, tapered wings. If I hadn't KNOWN it was a Cooper's Hawk (seen well), I could have been really confused. Today with the Peregrine in a low, flat soar, out of the corner of my eye it really looked like a Cooper's. Pete really nailed that. The book is not a guide to identification, describing the natural history of each of our diurnal birds of prey in exquisite Pete Dunne prose accompanied by some truly outstanding raptor photography.

Best,

Paul


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Date: 9/14/17 8:35 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Golden-winged Warbler at Dunback 9/14
It was pretty quiet at Dunback this morning, so I was really surprised to run across a Golden-winged Warbler just as I was about to leave. It was at the 4-way intersection, on the right side just after you turn right at the intersection (coming in from Alan Street). I got only brief looks, but saw two big yellow wing bars and a strong facial pattern with a large dark area through the eye and a dark throat and a greenish-gold crown. My first impression was that it was a male, but I’m not certain. The breast was greyish, certainly not a bright yellow.

After hanging around for about half an hour, I got another brief look just several steps further down the path. In both cases it was low in the bushes a foot or two off the ground. A single Chickadee and Redstart were nearby both times.

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

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Date: 9/13/17 2:38 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] BBC & MBC trip to Danehy Park
A beautiful morning for the moderately large group of 15 birders of all
levels and skills. 31 species seen by the majority of the group. A few
other species seen just before or just after the trip by:
Karsten Hartel saw a Mallard and Double-crested Cormorants
Jeremiah Trimble saw Common Ravens, Cape May Warbler, Yellow-rumped
Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, and Bobolinks

The full trip list follows..............

Danehy Park, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Sep 13, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: BBC and MBC trip - Danehy Park - Leader Karsten Hartel with
counts assisted by J. Trimble but not including birds he saw when he was
not with the trip.
31 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 5
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 5
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 5
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee (Contopus virens) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 6
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 3
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 25
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 3
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 4
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 2
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 2
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 8
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 4
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 11
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 10

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

 

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Date: 9/12/17 10:59 am
From: 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Belle Isle Marsh & Winthrop Beach--IMPORTANT CHANGES TO DCR Programs
The following DCR programs will NOT BE TAKING PLACE on the dates listed:



An Oasis for Wildlife at Belle Isle Marsh on Saturday Sept 16, 2017--NOT TAKING PLACE



Nature Storytime Exploration at Winthrop Beach on Tuesday Sept 26, 2017 ----CANCELLED





Matthew Nash
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Revere, MA 02151
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Date: 9/11/17 12:21 pm
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
This week’s trips:

Wednesday, September 13
Danehy Park, Cambridge
Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge's Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel <mailto:<karstenehartel...>

Saturday, September 16
Dunback Meadow, Lexington
Migrants will still be coming through, and the fields and forests of Dunback Meadows and the nearby Waltham Streets fields are excellent locations to find sparrows, and late warblers. Meeting place: Allen Street entrance to Dunback Meadows in Lexington. There is parking along Allen Street. 8:00 AM Bobbie Hodson <mailto:<robertahodson...>

Sunday, September 17
Beaver Brook North and Rock Meadow
We'll look for warblers in the trees, sparrows in the fields, and hopefully something in the marshes. Meet at the parking lot on Metropolitan Parkway South in Waltham <https://goo.gl/maps/6liYe>. 7:30-11:00AM. JasonForbes <mailto:<jason...>


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA
 

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Date: 9/11/17 11:48 am
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mt. Auburn walk
Birders: Beautiful day. We have 3 or 4 Monarchs around, and a large Painted Lady patronizing our butterfly bush. Goldfinches have found our thistle seed feeder. We were visited by my sister and brother-in-law who came up for the Nuthall Bird Club gathering Saturday. They were shown the jewels of the bird collections at Harvard’s Zoological Museum, such as a bird collected by Captain Cooke, extinct birds such as the Great Awk, Heath Hen and Ivory-billed Woodpecker, an amazing tropical pheasant, etc. Before I took them on a walk to Mt. Auburn. They were very impressed (not been there since 1960 (separately). We didn’t see too many birds, many Robins, Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos, maybe a Chestnut-sided Warbler and Tennessee, a Yellow-throat, and, interestingly, at Willow Pond, a large turtle with a red mark on the side of its head. Turned out to be a Red-eared Slider, apparently a commonly domesticated turtle. A bunch of Chickadees had no warbler accompaniment. They had been to Victor Emanuel’s shack not far from the hurricane path this Spring. Fortunately the Whooping Crane was still up north. They saw things like 40 Avocets out his back door! Told them of a friend who sitting on a bench near a friend’s memorial on a wall got to watch a Red-tailed Hawk take a thorough bath in a shallow pool nearby!
My brother-in-law has a shack on Gilgo Beach near Jones Beach, Long Island, and told me they had been successful in repelling House Sparrows from raiding bird boxes for Swallows by hanging filament the same width as the box hole, and the sparrows are afraid to enter!
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Date: 9/11/17 5:05 am
From: Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] MBC Horn Pond Trip Sunday Evening Sept 10th
On Sunday evening 10 people joined me for an evening walk at Horn Pond
Conservation Area in Woburn. Overall it was quiet but there were some
enjoyable pockets of birds as we made our way around the lagoons.

Highlights from the 33 species of birds we tallied were Black-and-white
Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Indigo
Bunting, Cedar Waxwing, 8 female Wood Duck and a very strange interaction
between a Warbling Vireo and a "begging"? Goldfinch.

The full listing of species is below:

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

Wood Duck

Mallard

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Green Heron

Osprey

Peregrine Falcon

Spotted Sandpiper

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Mourning Dove

Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Warbling Vireo

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

American Robin

Gray Catbird

Cedar Waxwing

Black-and-white Warbler

Black-throated Green Warbler

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Indigo Bunting

Common Grackle

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow


Paul Ippolito - Woburn

 

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Date: 9/11/17 4:40 am
From: Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Reminder: MBC meeting Wednesday Sept 13th
As a reminder we have our first meeting of the season this coming
Wednesday, September 13th.

Wednesday, September 13 @ 7:30 PM. The doors open at 7:00 PM for some
social time and setup.


Fox Library Community Room


Attracting Native Birds 101 with Bill Gil


With the right combination of plantings, feeders, bird houses and bird
baths, your backyard can attract a wide range of common birds, as well as a
few surprises. Bill Gil from Blisscape Landscape & Nursery will discuss
different approaches and ideas to consider for attracting birds to your
yard.



If anyone would like to bring a baked item, bought item or drink that would
be fantastic! Please email Ann Perkins at <annperkins5...> so we can
coordinate our contributions.


Hope to see you there!!!


Paul Ippolito

Woburn

 

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Date: 9/10/17 9:03 am
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blue-winged Teal at Winter Pond in Winchester
This morning at 8 am there were two Blue-winged Teal on Little Winter Pond, visible by walking down from Woodside Road to the shoreline. They are with a group of about 20 Mallards and a few Wood Ducks. I believe one Teal is a female and the other a is a juvenile.


A couple lousy but diagnostic pictures (taken into the sun):


https://www.flickr.com/photos/jthomas139/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/jthomas139/



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Date: 9/8/17 9:05 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach Warblers 9/8
A nice birdy morning (8:00-10:00) at Sandy Beach in Winchester:

1 Green Heron perched in a tree near the dumpster
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee singing
3+ Warbling Vireos singing
1 Red-eyed Vireo
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart
3 Northern Parula
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Blackpoll
1 Pine Warbler singing
1 Black-throated Green Warbler

Also, late yesterday afternoon there were 2 Pied-billed Grebes in the Fore Bay area. I didn’t see them this morning, although I didn’t look very hard after getting distracted by the warblers.

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA



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Date: 9/7/17 7:56 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Peregrine Falcon, Medford Dam 9/7/17
Stopped off at the Dam late afternoon. Paul Roberts was there and pointed
out a Juvenile Peregrine Falcon in the tree in the open to the left of the
dam. It had been there quite a while after eating. I posted a couple of
photos. He didn't change position much while I was there. Probably
digesting its food.

Photos at: https://goo.gl/photos/jzPzM3Kc29EPMdBq9. Mystic Lakes 2017 album.

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 9/7/17 7:34 pm
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes Raptors
This morning "Jim" had 2 Merlins, 2 sharpies, and 1 immature Redtail perched and interacting at the dam. He seemed to think the two accipiters and two falcons both wanted to annoy the other, and succeeded. The immature Redtail got involved, and then two adult Redtails showed up, all around mid-morning.

It was VERY quiet around 3:30 so I reread part of Pete Dunne's new book for a while. Shortly after 4 a juvenile Peregrine Falcon flew in and landed in a tree east of the dam. The bird sat there, seemingly semicomtose, for 2.5 hours before I left near sunset. After taking the first 125 photos, I looked at one of the images and expanded it. The bird was so heavily streaked that with the binoculars it was difficult to discern the considerably extended crop. Enhancing the digital image, it was clear the bird had just finished eating sizable prey before arriving in the tree. Apparently it was suffering a severe case of too much tryptophan. Twice he almost fell off the branch, and I was fortunate in one of my photos finding both its large talons off the branch on either side. The bird had to helicopter furiously to prevent a humiliating embarrassment. I've never seen a hawk with its legs like that.

It was a gorgeous bird, with incredibly beautiful bronze-gilt feathers on its belly and flanks. It was a Mass bird, with a black band over green on its left leg and a silver USFWS band on its right leg. It will taker a little work to see if enough of the colored bands are visible in any of the photos.

Several photos are on my Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/30136859@N06/

Best,

Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
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Date: 9/6/17 7:16 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Dannehy Park 6 Sept. 2017
Danehy Park, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Sep 6, 2017 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: Menotomy Bird and Brookline Bird clubs trip, Danehy Park -
Leader: Karsten Hartel
20 species (+4 other taxa)

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 4
gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 8
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 4
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 1
Empidonax sp. (Empidonax sp.) 1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 1
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
vireo sp. (Vireo sp.) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 3
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 5
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 9
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
Prairie Warbler (Setophaga discolor) 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) (Parulidae sp.) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 7
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

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

 

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Date: 9/5/17 8:12 pm
From: Claire McCall <mccallclaire833...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Seeking refreshments for our first bird club meeting of the fall season
Hi,
I'm in Madagascar and look forward to seeing everyone in October.
Cheers,Claire 
-------- Original message --------From: "Ann Perkins <annperkins5...> [arlingtonbirds]" <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Date: 9/5/17 11:14 PM (GMT+03:00) To: Arlingtonbirds <arlingtonbirds...> Subject: [Arlington Birds] Seeking refreshments for our first bird club meeting of the fall season

 









Hello everyone!

Our Menotomy bird club will be kicking off its fall season with a meeting next week on September 13. We will be finding out how to make our yard and gardens more welcoming to our avian friends.

But we will also need refreshments to welcome our friends in the club. If anyone would like to bring a baked item, bought item or drink that would be fantastic! Please email me at <annperkins5...> so we can coordinate our contributions.

I am temporarily helping out our refreshment chairman Carol as she hosts guests at her home. Looking forward to seeing you at our meeting next week. Bye. Ann Perkins



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Date: 9/5/17 5:37 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach at Pond 9/5/17
Arrived there about 10:30 this morning just as the Green Heron flew in to
the Pond. It stayed in the main pond for awhile then flew to the area in
the small upper area where the Solitary is usually at. It is certainly much
more active that the Great Blue Heron. Also about the same time a Northern
Yellow-shafted Flicker arrived. There was also a Kingfisher flew by at the
fore bay by about 11:00. There was the Solitary Sandpiper in the upper area
of the pond.

This was the activity the short time I was here.

Photos at: https://goo.gl/photos/jzPzM3Kc29EPMdBq9. Mystic Lakes 2017 album.

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 9/5/17 1:40 pm
From: Ann Perkins <annperkins5...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Seeking refreshments for our first bird club meeting of the fall season
Hello everyone!
Our Menotomy bird club will be kicking off its fall season with a meeting next week on September 13. We will be finding out how to make our yard and gardens more welcoming to our avian friends.
But we will also need refreshments to welcome our friends in the club. If anyone would like to bring a baked item, bought item or drink that would be fantastic! Please email me at <annperkins5...> so we can coordinate our contributions.
I am temporarily helping out our refreshment chairman Carol as she hosts guests at her home. Looking forward to seeing you at our meeting next week. Bye. Ann Perkins



Sent from my iPad

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Date: 9/5/17 11:34 am
From: Isabella Vic <ivicari...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
Agree with Jonathan Layman. This bird has been hanging around that area for an extended time and Matt has even had him as far up as the by the middle schools in Medford. Domestic.

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  [Attachment(s) from <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] included below] Hi All,

  I could use some help with this ID. No bands on it, Domestic Greylag? Greylag? Other? It is with a group of Canada's near Bertucci's on Rte 16. You can park in the lot next to the Police barracks and walk up to them...... They just crossed the street into Bertucci's 8:02am.


Thanks,

Mark

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Date: 9/5/17 11:08 am
From: <jonathan.layman...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
Hi Mark,

This graylag turned up at the end of last winter. i have observed it around the lower Mystic River on several occasions since. Based on its docile and fearless behavior, as well as the fact that it has remained in the area so long, lead me to surmise that it is an escaped domestic.

Best,
Jonathan Layman
Medford, MA

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 5, 2017, at 8:05 AM, <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) from <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] included below]
> Hi All,
>
> I could use some help with this ID. No bands on it, Domestic Greylag? Greylag? Other? It is with a group of Canada's near Bertucci's on Rte 16. You can park in the lot next to the Police barracks and walk up to them...... They just crossed the street into Bertucci's 8:02am.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/5/17 10:10 am
From: 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] First MBC fall meeting Wednesday Sept 13
Hi,

Please join us for the following talk:

*Wednesday, September 13 7:30 PM*
*Fox Library Community Room <http://mrines.com/menotomy/Directions.htm>*
*Attracting Native Birds 101 with Bill Gil*
With the right combination of plantings, feeders, bird houses and bird
baths, your backyard can attract a wide range of common birds, as well as a
few surprises. Bill Gil from Blisscape Landscape & Nursery will discuss
different approaches and ideas to consider for attracting birds to your
yard.

The doors open at 7 for some social time and setup. Hope to see you there!

-Diana Fruguglietti
MBC Program Chair

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Date: 9/5/17 9:30 am
From: Zoltan Poleretzky <zoltanap...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
Yeah. I'm pretty sure it is a pink-footed goose. If others agree, you should post this on eBird and send a note on <massbird...>

What a great find!

Zoltan

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> On Sep 5, 2017, at 8:11 AM, Zoltan Poleretzky <zoltanap...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Pink-footed goose!?
>
>
>
> Sent from mobile device.
>
>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 8:05 AM, <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I could use some help with this ID. No bands on it, Domestic Greylag? Greylag? Other? It is with a group of Canada's near Bertucci's on Rte 16. You can park in the lot next to the Police barracks and walk up to them...... They just crossed the street into Bertucci's 8:02am.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mark
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/5/17 9:14 am
From: Stephen P Baker <stephenpbaker...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Zoltan Poleretzky <zoltanap...> [arlingtonbirds]" <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
> Date: September 5, 2017 at 8:11:02 AM EDT
> To: <resdez...>
> Cc: <arlingtonbirds...>
> Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
> Reply-To: Zoltan Poleretzky <zoltanap...>
>
> Pink-footed goose!?
>
>
>
> Sent from mobile device.
>
>> On Sep 5, 2017, at 8:05 AM, <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> I could use some help with this ID. No bands on it, Domestic Greylag? Greylag? Other? It is with a group of Canada's near Bertucci's on Rte 16. You can park in the lot next to the Police barracks and walk up to them...... They just crossed the street into Bertucci's 8:02am.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/5/17 5:41 am
From: Neelakshi Hudda <neelakshi.hudda...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
It's a Greylag.
It landed in Somerville after an early spring storm and has been hanging out with the Canadas since. Most afternoons they can be found in Assembly Square towards the Mystic.

Neelakshi

> On Sep 5, 2017, at 8:05 AM, <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) from <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] included below]
> Hi All,
>
> I could use some help with this ID. No bands on it, Domestic Greylag? Greylag? Other? It is with a group of Canada's near Bertucci's on Rte 16. You can park in the lot next to the Police barracks and walk up to them...... They just crossed the street into Bertucci's 8:02am.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/5/17 5:11 am
From: Zoltan Poleretzky <zoltanap...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help?
Pink-footed goose!?



Sent from mobile device.

> On Sep 5, 2017, at 8:05 AM, <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) from <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] included below]
> Hi All,
>
> I could use some help with this ID. No bands on it, Domestic Greylag? Greylag? Other? It is with a group of Canada's near Bertucci's on Rte 16. You can park in the lot next to the Police barracks and walk up to them...... They just crossed the street into Bertucci's 8:02am.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Mark
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 9/5/17 5:05 am
From: <resdez...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Goose Help? [1 Attachment]
Hi All,

I could use some help with this ID. No bands on it, Domestic Greylag? Greylag? Other? It is with a group of Canada's near Bertucci's on Rte 16. You can park in the lot next to the Police barracks and walk up to them...... They just crossed the street into Bertucci's 8:02am.


Thanks,

Mark


 

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Date: 9/5/17 3:45 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
Trips this week:

Wednesday, September 6
Danehy Park, Cambridge
Join us for some weekday urban birding at Cambridge's Danehy Park. A small marsh, grasses, and open fields often attract unexpected birds in this setting. Meeting place: parking lot at 99 Sherman Street, Cambridge. Sherman Street meets Garden Street and Huron Avenue at the Fire Station intersection. Drive down through the lights at Walden Street and look for a parking lot on the left after the playing field. Co-sponsored with the Brookline Bird Club. 7:30–9:00 a.m. Karsten Hartel <mailto:<karstenehartel...>

Sunday, September 10
Woburn Horn Pond, Evening Walk
Join us this evening as we take a walk exploring the varied habitats of the Horn Pond Conservation Area. The walk will focus on the main pond, accompanying lagoons and marsh areas in search of migrating fall warblers and sparrows and Horn Pond Mountain (elev. ~254 ft.) in search of Fall Warblers, Field Sparrow, Indigo Bunting and Eastern Towhee. This part of the walk has terrain that may be uneven, with muddy areas possible. Meeting Place: Sturgis Street entrance to Horn Pond. 5:00-7:00 PM Paul Ippolito <mailto:<paulippolito295...> <mailto:<paulippolito295...>


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA


 

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Date: 9/4/17 3:27 pm
From: Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Common Nighthawks Woburn
Tonight while enjoying this perfect evening there has been a fairly steady viewing of Common Nighthawks over the aberjona river in Woburn just off Salem Street - this would be the Cranberry Bog Conservation area.

- Paul Ippolito
Woburn

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Date: 9/2/17 7:43 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake 9/02/17
This mid-morning today there was a Spotted Sandpiper being very active in
the fore bay. Constant motion. Did see a Pine Warbler in the Sandy Beach
area with Renee. Renee stayed there while I went back to the fore bay
area. While in the fore bay area I did manage to catch the Kingfisher. I
just wished it was a little closer. Had to leave but stopped off at the
Dam. It was quiet there.

I have posted some photos at: https://goo.gl/photos/jzPzM3Kc29EPMdBq9.
Mystic Lakes 2017 album.

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington, MA

 

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Date: 9/1/17 3:24 pm
From: Paul Roberts <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Eastern Mass Hawk Watch Annual Meeting FRIDAY, Sept 8, 7-9 p.m. Public Invited. Kevin Karlson keynote speaker
The 2017 Eastern Mass Hawk Watch annual meeting is this coming Friday Sept.
8. The keynote speaker is Kevin T. Karlson, who will be speaking on Birds of
Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Vultures of North America. The program
reflects the mood and content of a new book (April 2017) by that title
co-authored by Pete Dunne and Kevin. The presentation includes some of the
most spectacular raptor images ever assembled by 19 top North American
photographers. This is a program guaranteed to interest anyone who cares
about raptors, regardless of their knowledge or experience.

Copies of Kevin and Petes new book will be available for purchase at the
meeting, and Kevin will be happy to autograph them or copies acquired
previously, along with copies of his other books you might already have,
including the well known The Shorebird Guide and more recently, Birding by
Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds.

The EMHW annual meeting is free and open to the public (donations gratefully
accepted). The meeting will be held on Friday evening at the new location,
the air-conditioned Woburn Elks Lodge, 295 Washington Street, Woburn, MA. A
social hour with beverages and snacks starts at 6 pm, followed at 7 pm by a
brief business meeting and Kevins presentation. Well also have our
increasingly famous raffle, including many books on raptors and some
fantastic photography.

For complete information, including driving directions to the new location
in Woburn (plenty of free parking), visit the Eastern Mass Hawk Watch web
site at massbird.org/EMHW The new Woburn location is easy to reach, just
blocks from Rte. 128 and a short distance off Rte 93.

Best,

Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
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Date: 8/31/17 8:55 am
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Aug 31, 2017
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Aug 31, 2017 6:01 AM - 10:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.6 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Joan, Tom, Kevin, Larry,
Soheil and Alan.
34 species (+4 other taxa)

Canada Goose 40
Wood Duck 14
Mallard 3
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 2
Green Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 5
Tree Swallow 9
Barn Swallow 41
swallow sp. 15
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Marsh Wren 9
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 4
Cedar Waxwing 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 4
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 13
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 1
blackbird sp. 5
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 20
passerine sp. 1
​Alan Bragg
Bedford MA​

 

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Date: 8/30/17 9:49 am
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] waxwings in Arlington at the res
John,


Terrific report!


While at Winter Pond for 2 minute visit, on way home last night, watched a dozen or so birds swarming over the water

in large swooping flight runs.....hawking insects....no idea what they were, until able to notice yellow-tipped tails, and then saw a few of them perch for moments on a far tree.....sure enough....Cedar Waxwings.....never saw this before....quite a sight!!


Again, many thanks,


Craig Gibson

Winchester

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Date: 8/30/17 8:38 am
From: John Sharp <baeolophus.d...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] waxwings in Arlington at the res
*Cedar waxwings are nomadic as is well known. They congregate where they
find their favorite food and linger until it is gone. Lately there is a
flock of 2-3 dozen feeding on something (insects? seeds?) on the surface
plant growth on the Arlington Reservoir. They often fly up to nearby trees
and make forays hawking insects allowing for photo opportunities. *

-- John Sharp
Arlington, MA
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Date: 8/30/17 6:41 am
From: 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Winthrop Beach & Belle Isle Marsh FREE Nature Programs-September 2017
Department of Conservation and Recreation
North Region Coastal District
One Eliot Circle Contact: Matthew Nash Email: <Matthew.Nash...>
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 485-2804 Ext. 105
Date August 30, 2017


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Find yourself in a DCR State Park
Winthrop\East Boston\Rockport

Join a DCR Park interpreter to learn about the wonderful natural history of your state parks. All Programs are FREE and open to the public. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels. Bring Water. Strongly recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and footwear suitable for walking on the beach, and on paths. For more information phone (781) 485-2804 Ext. 105 or email <Matthew.Nash...><mailto:<Matthew.Nash...>. For a listing of programs at other DCR state parks visit www.mass.gov/DCR<http://www.mass.gov/DCR> .

Winthrop Beach

Nature Story time Exploration
Tuesdays, September 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Listen to a nature themed childrens story followed by an exploration of nature. Recommended for children ages 4-10. Bring a towel, blanket or beach chair to sit on.

Avian Delights
Fridays, September 1 & 15 8:30-9:30 a.m. (Morning)
Saturdays, September 9 & 23 1:30-2:30 p.m. (Afternoon)
Observe migrating shorebirds and learn about their adaptations for survival as we walk on the beach sand for a distance of up to one mile. Terrain can be uneven. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them.

What Lies Beneath the Sea
Saturdays, September 9 & 23 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Did you know that a barnacle is an animal that sweeps its legs through the water to catch its food consisting of tiny floating plants and animals? Discover what animals lay beneath the sea on this tide pool exploration and learn how these animals struggle for survival and satisfy their voracious appetites. Be prepared for walking on rocky and slippery ground and getting your feet wet. Some nets will be provided but bring a net if you have one.

Meet at: Winthrop Beach on Winthrop Shore Drive across from Sturgis Street and 62 Winthrop Shore Drive, Winthrop, MA. On street parking is available free of charge. Accessible by Public Transportation: Paul Revere Transportation bus 712 or 713 Point Shirley-Orient Heights, arrive at the Winthrop Beach stop then walk down Sturgis Street, Winthrop MA (If traveling from outside Winthrop, board the bus at the MBTA Orient Heights station on the blue line). Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees).

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.


Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

An Oasis for Wildlife
Saturday, September 2 8:15 -9:15 a.m.
Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. We will walk while birding for a distance of a mile on easy level terrain. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Reasonable accommodations available upon request.

Meet at: Main Parking lot near the bulletin board, located on Bennington Street, East Boston between address 1236 Bennington St., East Boston and 173 Bennington St., Revere. Parking is on a paved lot and is free of charge. Accessible by public transportation: MBTA Blue line, Beachmont Station. Exit station, turn right, at intersection cross State Road/Bennington Street, travel right along Bennington Street to park entrance on the left. Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.

Halibut Point State Park

Birding 101
Sunday, September 17 8:00 -10:00 a.m.
Join us on a two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Boots are advisable. Please bring your binoculars and if you are able to a spotting scope to share. For more information, contact <Peter...>

Meet at: Halibut Point State Park, Parking lot, on Gott Avenue in Rockport.
Daily Parking Fee applies, visit http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/passes-and-fees/

Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club




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Matthew Nash
Visitor Services Supervisor
DCR North Region Coastal District
One Eliot Circle
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 485-2804 ext. 105

Email: <Matthew.Nash...>


Find yourself in a DCR Park!

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Date: 8/28/17 7:40 pm
From: Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach, Upper Mystic Lake - Winchester (Monday afternoon)
All,
I stopped by the Sandy Beach area this afternoon. I walked through the Forebay area, the upper section, and the Pines / Sandy Beach area. I then spent some time at the small pond and did see two Northern Waterthrush and was enjoying the Cedar Waxwings - when I noticed a Cedar Waxwing fly close to a stick - that moved. The stick turned into an American Bittern. I was so surprised to see an American Bittern here, that I walked to different vantage points to be sure that it was not an immature heron, but it was an American Bittern. I called Renee and she came down - unfortunately the Bittern had walked into the shoreline area and was out of sight. We tried to re-find it for several minutes, did see two (or possibly three) Northern Waterthrush [again], but not the Bittern.
The 6 Green-winged Teal that Renee had reported earlier continued in the Forebay. They were resting when I saw them.

My checklist is at:http://ebird.org/ebird/massaudubon/view/checklist/S38880414

Janet

Janet Kovner <jskmystic...>

 

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Date: 8/28/17 7:16 pm
From: Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR, Concord: impromptu bird watch - Monday evening
Hi,
Four Menotomy birders joined me at the platform at Great Meadows NWR in Concord this evening to watch as birds settled in to the marsh for the evening. It was a beautiful evening at Great Meadows; albeit a slow evening for birds.
We did have several highlights, including two sightings of Common Nighthawks, a total of about 80 Wood Ducks that flew into the lower impoundment for the night, an Eastern Screen Owl that called repeatedly for a few minutes, a territorial Great Blue Heron that chased one Great Egret from its perch. A short time later, a second Great Egret flew in, and again the Great Blue Heron flew over - but didn't chase the bird out - it just encouraged the egret to leave. A Least Sandpiper and a Killdeer were our only shorebirds. Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows and Chimney Swifts were flying throughout the time that we were at the platform. We heard several Marsh Wrens in the vegetation, as well as several other chip notes that we couldn't identify.

For a list of our sightings:
http://ebird.org/ebird/massaudubon/view/checklist/S38879800

Thanks to all for a lovely evening.
Janet
 Janet Kovner <jskmystic...>

 

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Date: 8/28/17 2:44 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake 9/28/17
Did manage late morning to see the Green-winged Teal after it came out from
the Lily Pads before noon. I also found the Solitary Sandpiper at the small
pond. I was unable to find the Northern Water Thrush, It could have been
among the leaves.

I have posted some photos at: https://goo.gl/photos/jzPzM3Kc29EPMdBq9,
Mystic Lakes 2017 album.

The info "i"side bar doesn't seem to work. It has no information for
captions.. When it did work a few days ago photos before uploading were
dated a day behind.
The captions for today are: the first two photos were the Solitary
Sandpiper and the next were Green-winged Teals and the Wood Ducks all dated
today.

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 8/28/17 10:18 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Green-winged Teal at Sandy Beach 8/28
Late this morning there were at least 6 Green-winged Teal almost hidden in the lily pads in the Fore Bay area above the Sandy Beach (Charles Shannon Beach) DCR recreation area. I first spotted a group of 4, which flew, circled around, and landed again. Then a bit later in the morning I saw a group of 6 in flight.

Other birders pointed me to 2 Northern Waterthrush and a Solitary Sandpiper at the edge of the little pond. I also found a Black-and-white Warbler up in the wooded area.

When I got home I read an ebird posting which included even larger numbers: 4 Northern Waterthrush, 3 Solitary Sandpipers, and several Least and Spotted Sandpipers. -Guess I should have gotten there earlier!

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA



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Date: 8/28/17 8:02 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mass Audubon MAPPR Web App
This updated web app from Mass Audubon might be of interest to birders:

- Cliff Cook
Watertown

*From:* MAPPR [mailto:<MAPPR...>]
*Sent:* Thursday, August 17, 2017 12:20 PM
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*Subject:* Help Us Make MAPPR Even Better!



Dear MAPPR user,



Mass Audubon is thrilled to announce the release of *MAPPR 2.0*, an updated
version of our online tool for identifying land conservation priorities in
Massachusetts. Since MAPPR’s release in November of 2015, nearly 700 unique
users have run over 2,800 models, helping them identify the most important
land to protect in their area of interest.



MAPPR 2.0 has been enhanced with updated open space and parcel data and now
features analysis by multi-town land trusts. Based on user feedback, we
have also added the ability to evaluate land based on prime farmland soils
and drinking water protection. Check out the new release of MAPPR 2.0 at:
massaudubon.org/MAPPR
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Date: 8/27/17 12:08 pm
From: 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond today
Today I led a Menotomy Bird Club to Horn Pond in Woburn. The weather was
spectacular, with the cool temperatures typical of more of a September
day. Songbird migration was pretty slow, with a small handful of
American Redstarts being about all we saw. The highlight of the trip was
all 15 of us standing in the Community Gardens watching a couple of
young Cooper's Hawks strafe a young Red-tail, then two Osprey hove into
view and circled the pond for several minutes. While we were there Jason
Forbes picked out a Common Nighthawk in the distance (unexpected at that
time of day).


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Woburn, MA



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Date: 8/27/17 8:22 am
From: Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Concord Great Meadows NWR; Monday evening (impromptu outing)
Good morning,

Re: Great Meadows NWR, Concord - tomorrow (Monday) evening. 5:30 pm until sometime @ 8 pm. (It is an easy walk back to the parking area for anyone wanting to leave early.)

I plan to be at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord tomorrow evening. I am posting this as a last-minute birding outing if you might want to join me at the platform.

Park in the large parking lot at the end of the main entrance to the refuge, off Monsen Road in Concord. (Monsen Road is off of Route 62.)  Walk from the parking lot along the main dike (between the two impoundments). We'll meet at the platform halfway down the dike on the right.

We may walk down to the river or stay at the platform. The Lotus is fairly thick, and the water has not been drawn down this year for shorebirds, but we will scan the pools for whatever is there. We also will watch for herons, egrets, wood ducks, etc. as they settle in for their evening roosts. In past years, we have seen migrating Nighthawks and [after sunset] have heard both Great Horned Owls and Eastern Screech Owls calling from the woods across the lower impoundment. Insect repellent is helpful, as are long sleeves & long pants, particularly once the sun sets. [5:30 PM - @ 8 PM.]

Thanks,
Janet

 Janet Kovner <jskmystic...>

 

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Date: 8/26/17 3:11 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] FW: eBird Report - Blair Pond, Aug 26, 2017
A few late in the day birds.

Sent from Mail for Windows 10

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Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2017 6:09 PM
To: <karstenehartel...>
Subject: eBird Report - Blair Pond, Aug 26, 2017

Blair Pond, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Aug 26, 2017 4:50 PM - 5:20 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.1 mile(s)
21 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 26
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 8
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 10
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 15
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 16
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 1

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Date: 8/26/17 9:25 am
From: Megan Gately <megan_gately...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] "Zugunruhe": Pre-season for hawk migration?
Hi all,


Has anyone else started to notice restless behavior in birds that migrate, particularly hawks?


I am a hawk watcher, and have been getting excited about the upcoming migration. I have also started to see some weird behavior in both local birds (RTs) around where I live in Medford, as well as in Central MA, around Wachusett Reservoir and Mt. Wachusett, where I spend a good amount of time.


The past few weeks, I have noticed a shift that is hard to describe. Whether it be interactions between birds (a Coop and an RT locking talons in mid-air), or vocalizations (a juvenile RT calling plaintively and seemingly without a purpose), it put me in mind of "Zugunruhe," a German word that, loosely translated, means an urge to move. I don't know much about it, but reading online, it seems to refer to restless behavior exhibited by birds as they get closer to migration season.


Is it possible that we would see behavior changes in birds that migrate, before they actually start to move? The timing is right, I believe, though Paul Roberts and others would have a better sense of anticipated time-lines and weather patterns for the upcoming migration.


It could be that what I am seeing is the territorial behavior of local birds. But there seems to be more of it, as I said, in a way that is hard to pinpoint. Maybe I am feeling a bit of zugunruhe myself, after a long summer (my least favorite season).


Either way, if anyone knows anything about whether a sort of pre-season itch is exhibited by migrating birds, please let me know. I, for one, am excited about hawk watching season, and for shorter, cooler days.


Best,

Megan





 

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