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11/16/18 4:45 pm Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Gloucester, Bird Art [1 Attachment]
11/16/18 12:34 pm '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blackpoll 11/16
11/15/18 1:15 pm 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Nov 15, 2018
11/14/18 8:29 pm <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] RE: Juveniles Raptors Being Generally Larger Than Adults
11/14/18 5:24 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trip Reminder
11/13/18 9:02 pm <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
11/13/18 7:44 pm <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
11/13/18 5:07 pm Susan Green <brookhill.design...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
11/13/18 4:42 pm Susan Green <brookhill.design...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
11/13/18 2:01 pm 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] DCR's Belle Isle marsh * Winthrop Beach-FREE birding programs
11/13/18 1:58 pm <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
11/13/18 4:36 am Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upcoming MBC Meetings - Save the Date
11/12/18 8:45 pm LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake 11/12/2018 Monday
11/12/18 5:04 pm <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
11/12/18 4:55 pm Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fresh Pond
11/12/18 4:30 pm 'Eric D. Olick' <maplepeacetree...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow [2 Attachments]
11/12/18 1:47 pm '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Spotted Sandpiper 11/12
11/12/18 1:12 pm Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Redheads Medford/Everett
11/12/18 10:50 am Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] CNN: Birdwatching for peace of mind and better health
11/12/18 9:44 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blackpolls, Black-and-white Warbler 11/12
11/12/18 4:57 am 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Berkshire Natural History Conference - please announce to your clubs!
11/11/18 2:56 pm 'Ann M. Gantz' <annmgantz...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Black Scoter
11/11/18 10:44 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Black Scoter
11/11/18 9:28 am Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Black Scoter, Upper Mystic Lake
11/11/18 9:01 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Dunback trip report 11/11
11/11/18 8:23 am Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Scientists Discover Adorable Bird That's Actually 3 Species In One
11/9/18 3:04 am 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Nov 8, 2018, Dikes are flooding.
11/8/18 2:09 pm MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Medford surprises 11/08
11/8/18 11:45 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Medford surprises 11/08
11/8/18 8:02 am Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] MBC Meeting Reminder - tonight Thursday Nov 8th
11/7/18 7:27 pm MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Immature Bald Eagle. Medford Dam 11/ 7/2018
11/7/18 6:48 pm LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Immature Bald Eagle. Medford Dam 11/ 7/2018
11/7/18 5:09 pm '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blackpolls, Chipping Sparrows at Sandy Beach 11/7
11/7/18 9:38 am <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Goops. A Mystic Lakes Correction Re: Redials
11/7/18 9:34 am <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes Raptors 11/7/18
11/7/18 5:53 am Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fox sparrows
11/7/18 5:34 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trip Reminder
11/6/18 9:06 pm Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Space Still Available for Wintering Hawks Field Class Saturday, Nov 10 [1 Attachment]
11/6/18 7:52 pm <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Space Still Available for Wintering Hawks Field Class Saturday, Nov 10
11/5/18 3:32 pm <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our Meeting on Nov. 8th
11/5/18 3:19 pm <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our meeting on Nov. 8th
11/5/18 3:03 pm <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our Nov. 8th Meeting
11/3/18 3:58 pm 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Snipe (3) in Field off Shadyside Lane, Concord
11/3/18 11:19 am <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Common Redpoll at Horn Pond
11/3/18 10:22 am <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Common Redpoll at Horn Pond
11/3/18 7:10 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] BBC Trip on Sunday to Mt Auburn - Additional Info
11/2/18 4:00 pm Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] NYTimes: A Mandarin Duck Mysteriously Appears in Central Park, to Birders’ Delight
11/2/18 3:02 pm MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] RFI: Photos of Immature Bald Eagles on Mystic Lakes
11/1/18 8:38 pm LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Bald Eagle 10/29/2018 [2 Attachments]
11/1/18 4:48 pm Carol Thrope <clt51...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Large owl right along TOT route tonight...
11/1/18 3:44 pm Carol Thrope <clt51...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Large owl right along TOT route tonight...
11/1/18 1:10 pm Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Next Menotomy Bird Club Meeting - Thursday, November 8th
11/1/18 1:01 pm 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Nov 1, 2018
11/1/18 10:57 am <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] RFI: Photos of Immature Bald Eagles on Mystic Lakes
11/1/18 10:03 am MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Large owl right along TOT route tonight...
11/1/18 4:03 am 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Fwd: [Arlington Birds] Saw-whet Owl banding
10/31/18 6:49 pm Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi <MariaAA...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Large owl right along TOT route tonight... [1 Attachment]
10/31/18 5:52 pm Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Peregrine Falcon Photo Exhibit: Opening reception Sun. Nov. 4th
10/30/18 5:13 pm Mary Dill <dillml...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fwd: Remembering Donald Wilkinson
10/30/18 4:40 pm MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Carolina Wren at Rock Meadow community garden [1 Attachment]
10/30/18 9:39 am MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Bluebirds!
10/28/18 9:14 am <kenmedford...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Protect Fells birding area from development
10/28/18 7:47 am Jonathan Layman <jonathan.layman...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Summer Tanager, Belmont
10/26/18 5:16 pm 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fall and winter bird feeding Presentation tomorrow at WBU
10/26/18 1:49 pm Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Snow Buntings at School St. Field, Acton.
10/26/18 10:38 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Hermit Thrushes galore in Fells 10/26
10/25/18 9:11 pm <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Raptors at Mystic Lakes 10/25/18
10/25/18 8:49 am Pamela Swearingen <pamswearingen1...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Resending Photos of October
10/25/18 8:47 am 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Oct 25, 2018
10/25/18 8:12 am Brad Dinerman <bdinerman...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Resending Photos of October
10/25/18 7:27 am LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Resending Photos of October
10/24/18 2:35 pm Karyn Lundberg <karyn.lundberg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] travel recommendations?
10/23/18 2:10 pm Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blair Pond - nice mix; Raven to Lincoln's Sparrow
10/22/18 3:16 pm Charles Atkinson <charleshatkinson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Identification
10/22/18 3:09 am Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] MBC Meeting Reminder: Wednesday, October 24th
10/21/18 6:58 pm MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Identification
10/21/18 6:50 pm 'Vivian A. Kalber' <KVkheath...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Identification [1 Attachment]
10/21/18 9:53 am Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fells walk.
10/21/18 7:45 am Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] The Washington Post: The secrets of the royal ravenmaster at the Tower of London
10/20/18 2:25 pm Andrea Golden 2 <andgold...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Arlington Res afternoon
10/19/18 2:14 pm Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Tomorrow
10/19/18 8:37 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fells Orange-crowned Warbler 10/19
10/18/18 10:24 am 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Oct 18, 2018
10/17/18 2:34 pm 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Very Birdy at Lexington Community Farm This Morning, 10/17
10/17/18 2:14 pm <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our Oct. 24th Meeting Correction
10/17/18 1:30 pm <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Red necked Grebe at Horn Pond
10/17/18 10:52 am <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our Oct. 18th Meeting
10/17/18 10:11 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Correction on Sapsucker directions
10/17/18 10:07 am MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Two Sapsuckers at Mystic Lakes 10/17
10/17/18 9:30 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Two Sapsuckers at Mystic Lakes 10/17
10/17/18 8:47 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] CORRECTION: Landscaping for the Birds Workshop is TONIGHT
10/17/18 8:33 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Workshop on "Landscaping for the Birds"
10/17/18 7:52 am <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Red necked Grebe at Horn Pond
10/17/18 4:18 am Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Bald Eagle; Mystic Lake
 
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Date: 11/16/18 4:45 pm
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Gloucester, Bird Art [1 Attachment]
Birders: We drove friends up to Cape Ann to see the Harlequins and the Eiders. They were there at Andrews Point. A lot of Eiders, males splendid. Fewer Harlequins, but perhaps 20 ducks out there. Scoters too, with orange on their bills — I think they were Surf Scoters. I believe a few winter plumage Long-tailed Ducks. A flock of Purple Sandpipers flew by. Around the corner to the right, end of Longbranch Ave., looking towards Rockport, at least a 100 Eider. To get there take Rte 127 along north shore of the Cape towards Rockport, and just past Halibut State Park, left on Haven Ave., right on Linwood, left on Point de Chene which crosses Longbranch. We parked on gravel right across (looking out towards Cranes Beach and Maine).
Went to a fund raising party Saturday night for bird art along the bike way. Did not see any birders present! Maybe I should have alerted people. Very different vibration. Horns of buffalo on the wall, nature art OK, but a room full of tropical finches,15 of them! All in cages, very colorful, but! I guess they let them out to fly around the room, like a porch, so plenty of light. No heat, but apparently tropical birds can stand the cold, but not the wind. They do put in a heater if it gets too cold. They are not really buddies with their birds. Just one feisty one has a name. Not like Julie Zickefoose book about the baby Starling she adopts and becomes her buddy, saying HELLO and Meow to her cat. Based on Mozart buying a Starling when he heard it whistle one of his concertos!
Regards, Oakes
>> Hello Friends and Neighbors
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>> We are going to the BIRDS to raise funds for Arlington Public Art’s PATHWAYS; Art on the Bikeway.
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>> Please join us for an evening of snacks, drinks, birds, and a chance to learn more about this latest initiative.
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>> Thursday Nov 15, 7-9 pm.
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>> 20 Woodland Street
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>> We hope you can join us.
>> Please RSVP by NOVEMBER 10 <eltreed...> <mailto:<eltreed...>
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>> Thank you and we hope to see you,
>>
>> Ellen and Bill Reed
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>>

 

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Date: 11/16/18 12:34 pm
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blackpoll 11/16
-Still one Blackpoll remaining at Sandy Beach, eating spindle berries. (When I saw it yesterday I told it to get going, but I guess it didn’t listen.)

Also a Ruby-crowned Kinglet down nearer the beach.

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

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Date: 11/15/18 1:15 pm
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Nov 15, 2018
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 15, 2018 7:13 AM - 9:12 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: weekly survey by GMNWR volunteers: Alan, Kathy, Maryellen,
Pete, Soheil,, Frank, Tom and Will. overcast, 22 degrees. dike trails are
flooded. Observation from parking lot tower and rail trail.
29 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 297
Mute Swan 1
Wood Duck 3
American Wigeon 4
Mallard 5
American Black Duck 1
Ring-necked Duck 1
Hooded Merganser 2
Wild Turkey 11
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 11
Mourning Dove 1
American Coot 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
American Robin 92
American Goldfinch 6
American Tree Sparrow 2
Dark-eyed Junco 5
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 8
blackbird sp. 46
Alan Bragg
Bedford MA

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Date: 11/14/18 8:29 pm
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] RE: Juveniles Raptors Being Generally Larger Than Adults
After a recent post I received several inquiries regarding my statement to the effect that juvenile raptors, in general, are larger than the adults? Many observers might assume that raptors are somewhat like human beings, with the kids smaller than the adults until they near or reach adulthood. Not the case.


Juveniles of many hawk species have a subtly different and distinguishable silhouette from their seniors. First, in most North American hawks juveniles have longer tails than adults. Many also have wings that are a bit thicker than those of adults, especially accipiters and eagles. Buteos are a bit different in that they have longer tails and longer but narrower wings than adults.


The differences are perhaps most obvious on larger birds where the differences are greater in terms of actual physical units of measurement. Juvenile Redtails have longer (and therefore narrower, more accipitrine-looking) tails and longer wings than adults. (Also noticeable on juvenile Broadwings.)


Bald Eagles make it even easier. A juvenile's tail is longer (and therefore appears narrower) than that of an adult, and their secondaries (the trailing part of the "inner" wing) are longer than those of an adult and pointed. The first wing molt produces shorter, rounded secondaries, so you are able to age many eagles by the pattern of length and shape of their secondaries when seen in flight.


Why are juveniles flight feather generally longer? Good question. I don't recall seeing a really good discussion of this, but I think one might speculate something along these lines. "Parents feed nestlings as much food as they will/can possibly eat (if such prey is available) so they can put on extra grams as a hedge against short-term starvation, especially after they fledge. Fledglings are not very good hunters. (The additional prey also fuels the development of the longer flight feathers.) This means the nestlings have heavier wing-loading just as they are learning to fly well and to hunt, so the longer flight feathers decrease their "wing loading" a bit so they are better able to handle the extra weight until they are accomplished hunters. The longer tails would also appear to increase their maneuverability in pursuit of prey. For most species during their first wing and tail molt the second generation of feathers is generally shorter than the first. Why are buteos a little different? Beats me.


This is a very quick, superficial overview of a rather complex and fascinating subject that merits further research and discussion, though probably not in this forum.


Overall, I don't recall the specific discussions of this topic in the various basic hawk field guides. I would highly recommend Pete Dunne's Hawks in Flight (Second Edition) as a great guide that does address the issue to some extent. I am currently reading Brian Wheeler's two fascinating new field guides on Birds of Prey of the East ... and West that has the most thorough discussion of raptor molt and ageing that I've seen in any field guide. (I believe the same discussion is in both regional guides.)


Hope this helps answers the questions that several people asked.


Best,


Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
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Date: 11/14/18 5:24 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trip Reminder
Our last scheduled trip of 2018:

Saturday November 17
Arlington Reservoir - Early Ducks and Late Migrants
The Arlington Reservoir and adjacent farm fields may be the best place in Lexington for bird variety. This walk will be looking for early arriving ducks and lingering fall migrants. Co-sponsored by Citizens for Lexington Conservation. Meet at the Arlington Res parking lot off of Lowell Street. 9:00-11:00AM John Andrews <mailto:<jandrews166...>


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA
 

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Date: 11/13/18 9:02 pm
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
HI Susan,


This is a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, likely a large female. Young hawks are typically larger than adults and females are larger than males. Redtails are sufficiently large and impressive that frequently people with little knowledge of hawks assume they must be eagles, which is really a compliment to both birds. Redtails can have bronzish heads and necks, resembling a golden, but their light breast and belly with a typically dark belly band amd their light underwingfs is a pretty good clue to their identity. They don't develop a red tail until they are about a year old.


Golden Eagles are typically dark brown all over, with a golden nape, and young Goldens can have white patches at the base of the flight feathers in their wings and on their tail. Goldens are almost twice as large as Redtails.


Best,


Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
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Date: 11/13/18 7:44 pm
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
HI Susan,


This is a juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, likely a large female. Young hawks are typically larger than adults and females are larger than males. Redtails are sufficiently large and impressive that frequently people with little knowledge of hawks assume they must be eagles, which is really a compliment to both birds. Redtails can have bronzish heads and necks, resembling a golden, but their light breast and belly with a typically dark belly band amd their light underwingfs is a pretty good clue to their identity. They don;t deveop a red tail untiol they are about a year hold.


Golden Eagles are typically dark brown all over, with a golden nape, and young Goldens can have white patches at the base of the flight feathers in their wings and on their tail. Goldens are almost twice as large as Redtails.



Best,

Paul

Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
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Date: 11/13/18 5:07 pm
From: Susan Green <brookhill.design...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
A friend of mine in Somerville took this photo today. He thought it was a
juvenile eagle but all of his friends on social media balked and said it
was a red-tail hawk.
[image: 46187608_10155954909058927_1131286096479518720_n.jpg]

On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 7:24 PM <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <
<arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

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>
> Sulmaan Khan, a very knowledgeable and astute observer who knows his
> hawks, had a juvenile Golden Eagle fly over right next to Dunback Meadow
> yesterday around 2:45.
>
>
> Best,
>
>
> Paul
> Paul M. Roberts
> Medford, MA
> <phawk254...>
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Date: 11/13/18 4:42 pm
From: Susan Green <brookhill.design...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
A friend of mine took this photo near his house in Somerville. He thought
it was a juvenile eagle but friends on social media told him that it was a
hawk. Consensus?
https://photos.app.goo.gl/YcWm6vWfNRSXfMnF9


On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 7:24 PM <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <
<arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Sulmaan Khan, a very knowledgeable and astute observer who knows his
> hawks, had a juvenile Golden Eagle fly over right next to Dunback Meadow
> yesterday around 2:45.
>
>
> Best,
>
>
> Paul
> Paul M. Roberts
> Medford, MA
> <phawk254...>
>
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Date: 11/13/18 2:01 pm
From: 472Matthew Nash <parkranger553...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] DCR's Belle Isle marsh * Winthrop Beach-FREE birding programs
North Region Coastal District

Department of Conservation and Recreation

One Eliot Circle Contact: Matthew Nash
Revere, MA 02151
781-656-1485


Date November 13, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Find yourself in a DCR State Park

East Boston\Winthrop\Revere

Join a DCR Park interpreter to learn about the wonderful natural and cultural history of your state parks. All Programs are FREE and open to the public. 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. The agency strongly recommends visitors dress appropriately for the weather, bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and footwear suitable for walking on the beach, and on paths. For more information phone 781-656-1485 or email <Matthew.Nash...><mailto:<Matthew.Nash...>. For a listing of programs at other DCR state parks visit
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/upcoming-programs-and-events


Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

An Oasis for Birds
Saturday, November 17
NOTE TIME CHANGE 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. We will walk while birding for a distance of one 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. Suitable for adults and children ages 10 and older accompanied by an adult. Meet at: On or near the boardwalk to the right of the Bulletin Board, located at 1399 Bennington Street, East Boston. 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.







Winthrop Shores Reservation

Avian Delights at Winthrop Beach
Saturday, November 24 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Observe water birds 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 will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Suitable for adults and children ages 10 and older accompanied by an adult. 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: 11/13/18 1:58 pm
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
There was an eBird report of Golden Eagle from Dunback Meadow at this same time from Brian Lipson, with several decent photos. The link to the checklist is below. That must have been an exciting sighting!
Jeff Thomas

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49868275

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Date: 11/13/18 4:36 am
From: Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upcoming MBC Meetings - Save the Date
In an effort to assist those like me that like to plan ahead, as
promised at our meeting last week, here is the information on our
upcoming January & February meetings. Reminders will be sent out
prior to the meetings.

Hope to see you there!!!

Thursday, January 17th 7:30 PM
Fox Library Community Room
Observations from Manomet Bird Observatory
Evan Dalton
Scientists at Manomet Bird Observatory in Plymouth, MA have been
monitoring the birds that use the East Coast migratory flyway for over
50 years. The data they have collected paints a vibrant picture of the
health of North American bird populations and how they respond to the
challenges posed by habitat loss and climate change. Please join us as
Evan Dalton, biologist and educator at Manomet shares the results of
50 years of data collection and what Manomet has learned about bird
populations in Massachusetts and beyond.

Tuesday, February 26th 7:30 PM
Fox Library Community Room
Rhode Island: More than the Ocean State
Dan Berard
With beautiful sandy beaches, over 20 islands, and some of the best
seafood around, Rhode Island certainly lives up to the nickname the
Ocean State. Large rafts of ducks, migrating shorebirds and coastal
migrant traps bring the focus of many birders to the coast as well
but, did you know almost 60% of Rhode Island is forest and much of
that is protected. In this presentation we’ll discuss some of Rhode
Island’s well known birding spots, a few hidden gems and why birds in
Rhode Island are important to Massachusetts’s birders. Join us as we
discover Rhode Island’s diverse habitats and diverse species of birds
that call this small state home.


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Date: 11/12/18 8:45 pm
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake 11/12/2018 Monday
Hi


At the Upper Mystic Lake mostly forebay The Hooded Mergansers far out numbered the Mallards. The were several Buffleheads. This was around noon time. Quite a few Juncos and many Robins. One bird in a tree I need an ID at the end of my photos for today. I did hear the Kingfisher once, but never showed.


Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93. Mystic Lakes 2018 album.


Happy Birding


Linda Thompson

Arlington


 

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Date: 11/12/18 5:04 pm
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow
Sulmaan Khan, a very knowledgeable and astute observer who knows his hawks, had a juvenile Golden Eagle fly over right next to Dunback Meadow yesterday around 2:45.


Best,


Paul

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Date: 11/12/18 4:55 pm
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fresh Pond
Birders: As usual every year, Hooded Mergansers at Black Nook (just up from Neville Nursing and across from Burger King) (but park in the next lot towards Fresh Pond Mall), and many Ruddy Ducks walking west, and then a flock of Ring-necked Ducks not far from the Golf Course pond. In past years we have seen Canvasbacks and Red Heads, but fewer or none each year. No loons.. Not even any gulls.
You should consider purchasing 2nd hand a Naturalist Buys an Old Farm by Edwin Way Teale. N.E. Conn. in the 1960s. He edits Thoreaus Journals sitting on a chair with table in a hut made of brush and sticks. Birds do not know he is there. Spies on a pair of Wood Ducks, who pausing, then jumping into rapids of a brook, female first. He also hangs out in a hammock, same idea. He wonders at a Catbird behaving strangely, balancing oddly. He goes to look and there is a Black Snake coiled below. The Catbird is hypnotizing the snake (not VV) to distract the snake from its nest above!

Oakes Plimpton


 

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Date: 11/12/18 4:30 pm
From: 'Eric D. Olick' <maplepeacetree...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Golden Eagle SUnday, Nov 11 at Dunback Meadow [2 Attachments]
I saw a mature bald eagle fly over Wilson Farm in Lexington today and perch for a while in an evergreen along Mass Ave. Nice blue sky!


Sent from my iPhone

> On Nov 12, 2018, at 4:35 PM, <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Sulmaan Khan, a very knowledgeable and astute observer who knows his hawks, had a juvenile Golden Eagle fly over right next to Dunback Meadow yesterday around 2:45.
>
>
>
> Best,
>
>
>
> Paul
>
> Paul M. Roberts
> Medford, MA
> <phawk254...>
>

 

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Date: 11/12/18 1:47 pm
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Spotted Sandpiper 11/12
To finish off this nice day, late this afternoon a Spotted Sandpaper was walking along the shoreline at the southern end of the Lower Mystic Lake.

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

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Date: 11/12/18 1:12 pm
From: Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Redheads Medford/Everett
I found a pair of Redhead by Earhart Dam in Everett this morning. They
were a good ways up the Malden River and likely weren't visible from
the Everett side much of the time. They could be seen distantly from
the Wellington Greenway across the river (I parked at the little park
behind Station Landing at the end of Constitution Way). A few other
birds of moderate note in the area included a Hermit Thrush on the
Everett side, and Brown Creeper and Ruby-crowned Kinglet on the
Medford side.

A few stops elsewhere were pretty quiet, only birds of interest were a
White-crowned Sparrow at Magazine Beach in Cambridge and a Common Loon
on Cambridge Res.

Jason
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Date: 11/12/18 10:50 am
From: Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] CNN: Birdwatching for peace of mind and better health

Birdwatching for peace of mind and better health
CNN

A flutter in the leaves, breeze blowing the feathers of a perched bird, can send your spirits (and health) soaring Read the full story


Shared from Apple News



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Date: 11/12/18 9:44 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blackpolls, Black-and-white Warbler 11/12
A lovely morning. -No sign of the Black Scoter at Sandy Beach, but it was nice to see 4 Blackpolls (remaining) and a Hermit Thrush in the spindle trees. And the Fells had a couple nice surprises.

Could someone tell me what kind of berries the Robins in the Fells are eating? The berries were in small trees/bushes that no longer have leaves. The berries were almost all yellow, but a few had ripened to a reddish-brown, and the Robins were only eating the ripe ones.

Sandy Beach (Winchester):
26 Hooded Mergansers
4 Bufflehead
4 Blackpolls
1 Hermit Thrush

Middlesex Fells (Whitmore Brook path and path to high school):
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Winter Wren
2 Fox Sparrows
1 Black-and-white Warbler


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

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Date: 11/12/18 4:57 am
From: 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Berkshire Natural History Conference - please announce to your clubs!
This is a two and a half hour drive from here but passing along in case
anyone is interested....

Diana Fruguglietti
Woburn



Here's an event that the Hoffmann Bird Club is sponsoring, please announce
to your clubs!

*Fourth Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference*

*Saturday November 17, 9 AM - 4 PM*

*Hosted by The Berkshire School*

* Rte. 41, Sheffield, MA*



Please help us celebrate our return to the site of our first
conference. As usual, there is an impressive list of speakers, exhibitors,
and displays to entice, inform, and entertain students and adults.
Features include Joan Walsh, author of the State of the Birds for Mass
Audubon that updates previous publications. Her work highlights actions
that we might take soon in order to maintain healthy populations of birds
that now appear vulnerable. Other speakers will focus on local endangered
species (like the Bog Turtle with Angela Sioris), a Natural History Year at
Simon’s Rock (with Sarah Snyder), and Andrew Madden’s return visit with an
update on Black Bears.

This event is cosponsored by Hoffmann Bird Club, BCC, MCLA, Green
Berkshires, BEAT, Williams College Center for Environmental Studies, Mass
Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries, Hoosic River Watershed Association, and
others.



*PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. *Contact Tom Tyning for details:
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*Register today! Here’s the link: *Here is the link for registration:
Berkshire
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<http://shop.berkshirecc.edu/Berkshire-Natural-History-Conference_p_1659.html>
When asked for your birth date, just enter zeroes, 00/00/0000!



Please email Laura Salderini at <lsaldari...> if you have
questions or concerns. We look forward to seeing you this year!!



*Here’s the latest agenda!*

*REGISTRATION 8:15 – 9:00 am*

9:00 – 9:05 *Welcome *



9:05 – 9:15* Announcements and Introductions*

Dr. Charles Kaminski



9:20 – 9:30* Meet Elizabeth Gertrude Britton –
Eric Doucette*

9:35 – 9:55 *Why Study Bryophytes and Lichens? —
**Eric Doucette*

9:55 – 10:20 *BREAK*: Exhibits, Artwork, Natural
History Quiz, Silent Auction

10:20 – 10:40* Why Monument Mountain Stands Out *— *Mike
Bergman *

10:45 – 11:05* Saving the Tiny Turtle — **Angela
Sirois*

11:10 – 11:40* JOAN WALSH – STATE OF THE BIRDS*

11:45 – 12:00 *The Snake that Loves People* — Tom
Tyning



*EXHIBITS, QUIZ, AND SILENT AUCTION 12:00 to 1:30 pm*

* Lunch in the Dining Hall (included with registration) 12:30 – 1:15 pm*



1:30 *Welcome Back*. Reminders and
Announcements – Dr. Charles Kaminski

1:35 – 1:55 *Life Between the Epidermis *— *Charley
Eiseman*

2.00 – 2:20 *The Use of Trail Cameras in Wildlife
Study* — *Richard Greene*

2:25 – 2:45 *A Natural Year at Simons Rock*— *Sarah
Snyder*

2:50 – 3:20 *BREAK: *Exhibits and last chance for
Quiz and Auction

3:25 – 3:55 *ANDREW MADDEN – LIVING WITH
BERKSHIRE BEARS *

4:00 *Conference* *Wrap-up*. Raffle
and Auction winners

*The Hoffmann Bird Club is one of the sponsors! This year we are having a
fund-raiser for the Marilyn Flor Campership Fund at our table. If you make
a donation, you may choose from over 100 owls, marble, glass, wood, and
ceramics! Audrey Werner*

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Date: 11/11/18 2:56 pm
From: 'Ann M. Gantz' <annmgantz...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Black Scoter
Also a flock of 3-4 Eastern bluebirds at Sandy beach this morning. Around the big trees in front of the pond. Ann Gantz

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> The Black Scoter (which is a female and therefore brown not black) -thanks Jason!- was last seen with the Buffleheads drifting toward the pond behind the Winchester Boat Club, where it should be easier to see.
>
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Date: 11/11/18 10:44 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Black Scoter
The Black Scoter (which is a female and therefore brown not black) -thanks Jason!- was last seen with the Buffleheads drifting toward the pond behind the Winchester Boat Club, where it should be easier to see.

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Date: 11/11/18 9:28 am
From: Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Black Scoter, Upper Mystic Lake
There’s a Black Scoter on Upper Mystic Lake, viewing from Sandy Beach. It’s with three Bufflehead, scope helpful. Quiet otherwise

Jason

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Date: 11/11/18 9:01 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Dunback trip report 11/11
Fourteen birders showed up for this morning’s Menotomy Bird Club trip at Dunback Meadow. Unfortunately, we didn’t find any Fox Sparrows, and several other birds (Purple Finch, Eastern Phoebe, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker) made only a brief appearance before disappearing.

We did have nice looks at 3 Turkey Vultures overhead, a small flock of Cedar Waxwings, and a beautiful Eastern Bluebird.

-A lovely sunny morning and good company!

Renee LaFontaine
Medford,MA

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Date: 11/11/18 8:23 am
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Scientists Discover Adorable Bird That's Actually 3 Species In One
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5be7426fe4b0769d24cde48b/amp

 

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Date: 11/9/18 3:04 am
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Nov 8, 2018, Dikes are flooding.
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 8, 2018 6:04 AM - 10:04 AM
Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Tim, Tom, Kathy, Audrey, Frank, Kevin,
Will, Frank and Alan

Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
55 species

Canada Goose 450 One very small silvery one (even compared to the tiny
northern migrants) not observed very well, but bill looked a bit too long
for a CACG. Also a partially leucistic (dilute) bird.
Wood Duck 10
Mallard 40
American Black Duck 9
Common Goldeneye 1 Early flyover.
Wild Turkey 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1 Channel
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 9
Mourning Dove 4
American Coot (Red-shielded) 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull (American) 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 3
Turkey Vulture 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern) 1
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 2
Great Horned Owl (Great Horned) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 6
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
Blue Jay 45
American Crow 296 *high: Exact count of flyovers, all heading west
along the river.
Common Raven 2
Black-capped Chickadee 13
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 6
Brown Creeper 1
Marsh Wren (palustris Group) 2
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 Tower
Eastern Bluebird 12
American Robin 60
House Finch 7
Purple Finch (Eastern) 2
White-winged Crossbill 1 **rare, irruption year: Heard only flyover
heading north over tower early. Harsh “jjuvjjuv” call, sometimes tripled;
more harsh, mechanical, and resonating than CORE.
Pine Siskin 2 *irruption year
American Goldfinch 26
American Tree Sparrow 5
Fox Sparrow (Red) 1 South end of dike trail
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 12
White-throated Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 2 Along dike
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 11
Swamp Sparrow 14
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 320 *pretty high: Not unexpected
numbers here as flyovers.
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Rusty Blackbird 2 Boat ramp
Common Grackle (Bronzed) 675
Blackpoll Warbler 1 *late: Strong “zeep” flight call heard at tower.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 1 **very late: First detected by
unassuming “chip” (sharper and less husky than PAWA, less liquid and higher
pitched than YRWA, and softer and less piercing than BLPW) from feeding
flock below tower. Eventually showed itself; lemony green back and crown,
yellow face with a faint green auricular, and white wing bars. After a few
seconds we lost it, but still heard a few times afterwards from farther
into the red-maple swamp on the edge of the marsh.
Northern Cardinal 6

Alan Bragg
Bedford MA

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Date: 11/8/18 2:09 pm
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Medford surprises 11/08
Lovely to see this report.

I went to Dunback and brought home a couple of ticks, and one decided to
investigate and found it this morning lodged in my upper back.

Please be extra mindful while doing complete tick checks. Once getting
home, find a tick-check point and go through all the clothing you had on,
including the shoes, and your car seat.

I was able to get my dose of Doxycycline Hyclate this morning at the
walk-in clinic at Mt. Auburn Hospital. My, how I hate that medication.

Be careful!!

MJ



On Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 3:23 PM '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Some nice birds this morning:
>
> Brooks Estate: (The vireo, oriole, and blackpolls were in the berry bushes
> and vines at the top of the hill behind the stump-dump)
>
> 8 Wood Ducks
> 27 Hooded Mergansers
> 1 RED-EYED VIREO
> 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> 1 BALTIMORE ORIOLE (1st fall male)
> 2 Blackpolls
>
> Middlesex Fells (Whitmore Brook path and nearby):
>
> 1 Carolina Wren
> 1 Winter Wren
> 3 Hermit thrush
> 1 Purple Finch
> 1 MAGNOLIA WARBLER near the Winford Way entrance - all the usual field
> marks - bright yellow breast, heavy dark streaks on flanks, yellow rump,
> white under tail with large black tail-tip, etc. (maybe a fall adult male?)
>
> Renee LaFontaine
> Medford, MA
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/8/18 11:45 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Medford surprises 11/08
Some nice birds this morning:

Brooks Estate: (The vireo, oriole, and blackpolls were in the berry bushes and vines at the top of the hill behind the stump-dump)

8 Wood Ducks
27 Hooded Mergansers
1 RED-EYED VIREO
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 BALTIMORE ORIOLE (1st fall male)
2 Blackpolls

Middlesex Fells (Whitmore Brook path and nearby):

1 Carolina Wren
1 Winter Wren
3 Hermit thrush
1 Purple Finch
1 MAGNOLIA WARBLER near the Winford Way entrance - all the usual field marks - bright yellow breast, heavy dark streaks on flanks, yellow rump, white under tail with large black tail-tip, etc. (maybe a fall adult male?)

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA








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Date: 11/8/18 8:02 am
From: Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] MBC Meeting Reminder - tonight Thursday Nov 8th
Our next meeting of the season is tonight Thursday, November 8th @ 7:30 PM.
The doors open at 7:00 PM for some social time and setup.

Fox Library Community Room

Recording Bird Sounds - Dr. Timothy Spahr

Please join the Menotomy Bird Club as Dr. Timothy Spahr leads a
workshop where we will discuss recording and analyzing bird
vocalizations. Rather than concentrate on sophisticated recording
gear, we will discuss simple recordings made with phones and digital
cameras, and then graduate to discussing small hand-held devices and
also external microphones.

There are several free sound-processing software packages available
such as Audacity, and we will also discuss how to use these simply and
effectively for improving recordings. Recordings deposited in eBird
checklists are being added to the Macaulay Library at Cornell, and we
will discuss how to prepare and insert these recordings in your
checklists.

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

Hope to see you there!!!

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Date: 11/7/18 7:27 pm
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Immature Bald Eagle. Medford Dam 11/ 7/2018
I saw them flying this morning. 😊

On Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 9:48 PM LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Mid afternoon today there was an Immature Bald Eagle flying around the
> lower part of the lake but came near the Dam to get a couple of photos. I
> went up to the Upper Lake fore bay also and the only activity were the Mute
> Swans with their two young ones. They are growing up. I have not seen them
> fly yet. When do they begin to fly? Included a few photos.
>
>
> Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93.
>
>
> Hope these send. Took awhile. Hope I can remember how I did it.
>
>
> Linda Thompson
>
> Arlington
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/7/18 6:48 pm
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Immature Bald Eagle. Medford Dam 11/ 7/2018
Mid afternoon today there was an Immature Bald Eagle flying around the lower part of the lake but came near the Dam to get a couple of photos. I went up to the Upper Lake fore bay also and the only activity were the Mute Swans with their two young ones. They are growing up. I have not seen them fly yet. When do they begin to fly? Included a few photos.


Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93.


Hope these send. Took awhile. Hope I can remember how I did it.


Linda Thompson

Arlington
 

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Date: 11/7/18 5:09 pm
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blackpolls, Chipping Sparrows at Sandy Beach 11/7
-Just for the record, there are still at least 3 Blackpolls feeding on the spindle tree berries at Sandy Beach in Winchester. There were also 3 Chipping Sparrows on the ground among a small group of Juncoes.

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

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Date: 11/7/18 9:38 am
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Goops. A Mystic Lakes Correction Re: Redials
Quickly checking my photos I discovered that two of the Redtails were actually juveniles. Some juvenile Redtails have very reddish, rusty brown tails that are banded with narrow dark bands. The average juvenile's tail looks flatter, grayer brown with narrow dark bands. The brilliant sunlight and blue skies made the tails look adult through my rather pathetic electronic view finder on my megazoom camera. My apologies. I should note those juveniles were soaring alone, not in tandem, when photographed.


Best,


Paul

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Date: 11/7/18 9:34 am
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes Raptors 11/7/18
A gorgeous morning on the Mystic Lakes. Mild temps in the mid 50s with increasingly gusty southwest winds in 100% sunny skies. Juvenile raptors enjoy it for what it is, a great day to soar into the winds. Food and fun come easy on days like this. Adults relish it as well, but know these are the salad days before the ice, snow and intense cold of winter test the mettle of all raptors, even urban ones.


It is also the time when thousands of raptors from "up north" are migrating south for the winter, looking for productive territories to occupy for the off-season, or maybe just a nice spot to stop for several days until the next cold front comes through. You know what property prices are like now in Arlington, Winchester, and Medford. Raptors share the experience. Most of the productive territories with waterfront views are already occupied, but transients keep testing to see if they are seriously occupied. Thus, you might see 4, maybe 6, Redtails soaring in a fairly narrow column. Likely two are locals and two are not. Sometimes locals rise to deter outlanders from getting comfortable near their territories. From what I've seen where I've recognized familiar raptors, it seems as though the local adult female will circle low, closest to her territory. As in breeding season, the locals might tolerate intruders passing high overhead. The higher the better. The local adult male often soars somewhat higher above the female, but still between the intruders and the territory, contrary to what might see intuitive. Theoretically, the power position is to be high, to be above the potential challenger,so one can dive down on them attack from above, but that is often not the case. That might be primarily when the intruders are known neighbors moving across someone else's nesting territory. With unknown intruders, the male might go very high to maintain the superior position for attack, but the female almost always remains closer to the ground. It's something to look for at this time of year, so you can see what is happening. Also worth noting, two days ago several people photographed an immature Red-shouldered Hawk perched near the dam. This is prime "Shoulder" time, and is the fifth time in the past month that Red-shouldereds have been sighted at the lakes, the most I'm ever aware of. A buteo, but narrower wings and a longer tail the the Redtail, with obvious crescent-shaped wing windows at the base of the outer primaries, visible from above and below.


Wednesday morning we saw:


Bald Eagle 2 ad (very high, doing some talon dropping) 1 Basic II bird perched and flying close.

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 male (distant), 1 female (fairly close)

Cooper's Hawk 1-3

Red-tailed Hawk 7-11 adults


MK, the local 2.6 yr old Bald Eagle, was perched in THE Tree, drying out. We had a Redtail going after an adult Cooper's Hawk soaring east of the pump house. Then 2, then 4 Redtails soaring east of Sandy Beach, and two more beyond them. A little later we had three soaring south of the dam on the east side, but likely part of the same four. We then had 4 soaring off on the west side, closer to Arlington Center, so it is possible we had 11. All the birds aged were adults.


Then we had a large sharpie flying south along the west shore of the upper lake, turning around, and flying west toward the country club. We had another Cooper's hawk on the west shore soaring up and down. Likely a new bird.

Then two adult Bald Eagles overhead almost at the limits of naked eye vision, hanging and soaring into the wind over the east shore of the upper lake, with an occasional talon drop and swoops at each other. Too far away for anyone too photograph.


Then Mark R. without bins, spotted a bolus of Starlings swirling off the point to the southeast of the dam and thought there must be a Redtail there. I scanned and found a Cooper's hawk soaring beneath the Starlings, and a likely Redtail way off to the SE. That distant Redtail was a somewhat closer but still very distant tiny sharp-shinned hawk, clearly a male when compared to the enormous Cooper's hawk on the close side of the starlings. Male SS vs female Coop's, clear as day. What a difference. The two were why the Starlings were "murmuring." There was a Redtail much lower, just over the canopy.


We had flocks of goldfinches, which I kept scanning for Pine Siskins, and a few birds that looked intriguing. Possible Bluebirds flying against the sun.


It was a very dynamic 90 minutes. The winds were warm, the sun warmer, and the shoreline spectacularly dappled in yellow, gold, and bronze. It was nice. Very nice.


Best,


Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
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Date: 11/7/18 5:53 am
From: Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fox sparrows
In regards to Renee's trip reminder regarding fox sparrows at Dunback,
I had three fox sparrows there last Wednesday. Let us hope that they
are still around. Also quite large flocks of purple finches at different
locations. Best, Anna

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> On Nov 7, 2018, at 8:32 AM, '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Dress warmly for this November trip:
>
>
> Sunday, November 11
> Dunback Meadow, Lexington
> Our target bird is the Fox Sparrow, and this is the time and place to find it. We hope to find other birds too! Meet at the Clark School parking lot at the end of Brookside Avenue in Lexington. 8:00-10:30AM. Renee LaFontaine
>
>
> Renee LaFontaine
> Medford, MA
>

 

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Date: 11/7/18 5:34 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trip Reminder
Dress warmly for this November trip:

Sunday, November 11
Dunback Meadow, Lexington
Our target bird is the Fox Sparrow, and this is the time and place to find it. We hope to find other birds too! Meet at the Clark School parking lot at the end of Brookside Avenue in Lexington. 8:00-10:30AM. Renee LaFontaine <mailto:<dacooper...>


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA
 

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Date: 11/6/18 9:06 pm
From: Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Space Still Available for Wintering Hawks Field Class Saturday, Nov 10 [1 Attachment]
Speaking of early winter visitors, my mom (not a birder!) just sent me this picture her friend took at Crane’s beach this last sunday! There is indeed hope!!

Lisa Carr



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> On Nov 6, 2018, at 10:32 PM, <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> There are still several spaces available on my Wintering Hawks field trip class for Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Sanctuary this Saturday, Nov. 10. The trip will be to the Plum Island/Newburyport/Salisbury area from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the weather is looking excellent.
>
>
>
> We'll be looking for good views of Northern Harriers, Red-tailed Hawks and Bald Eagles, possibly Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks, and hope to see some of the early winter visitors, including Rough-legged Hawk, Snowy Owl and even a possible Golden Eagle or Northern Goshawk. You'll learn how to look for and identify these species.
>
>
>
> For complete information go to
>
> https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:program_code=62373
>
>
>
> Best,
>
>
>
> Paul
>
>
>
> Paul M. Roberts
> Medford, MA
> <phawk254...>
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Date: 11/6/18 7:52 pm
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Space Still Available for Wintering Hawks Field Class Saturday, Nov 10
There are still several spaces available on my Wintering Hawks field trip class for Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Sanctuary this Saturday, Nov. 10. The trip will be to the Plum Island/Newburyport/Salisbury area from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and the weather is looking excellent.


We'll be looking for good views of Northern Harriers, Red-tailed Hawks and Bald Eagles, possibly Cooper's and Sharp-shinned Hawks, and hope to see some of the early winter visitors, including Rough-legged Hawk, Snowy Owl and even a possible Golden Eagle or Northern Goshawk. You'll learn how to look for and identify these species.


For complete information go to

https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:program_code=62373


Best,


Paul


Paul M. Roberts
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Date: 11/5/18 3:32 pm
From: <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our Meeting on Nov. 8th
Hi Everyone,
This is a general call to all club members to ask whether anyone would like to contribute a baked item, snack or drink for our meeting. Our only caveat is no nut products are allowed as our library does not permit them. So far I have one person plus myself who will bring a baked item. Please let me know so I can coordinate our efforts.
Many thanks,
Wendy McIntosh>
 

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Date: 11/5/18 3:19 pm
From: <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our meeting on Nov. 8th
Hi Everyone,
This is a general call to all club members to ask whether anyone would like to contribute a baked item, snack or drink for our meeting. Our only caveat is no nut products are allowed as our library does not permit them. So far I have one person plus myself who will bring a baked item. Please let me know so I can coordinate our efforts.
Many thanks,
Wendy McIntosh

 

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Date: 11/5/18 3:03 pm
From: <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our Nov. 8th Meeting
 Hi Everyone,

This is a general call to all club members to ask whether anyone would like to contribute a baked item, snack or drink to our meeting. So far only one baker has replied. Please let me know so I can coordinate.
Many thanks,
Wendy McIntosh
 

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Date: 11/3/18 3:58 pm
From: 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Snipe (3) in Field off Shadyside Lane, Concord
Details, photo at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49653605

I had to work to find a snipe this fall. They are usually easy to find well into the fall at my local-patch Arlington Reservoir. Not so this year. A factor may be the lack of the usual invasive plant muck they love there. There was a big removal effort by many folks out in canoes a month or two ago.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
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Date: 11/3/18 11:19 am
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Common Redpoll at Horn Pond
I can confirm that it is a Common Redpoll after looking at the photos. They are now posted on my Flickr. There are also some shots of the Belmont Summer Tanager there.

There are a few other recent redpoll sightings from MA on eBird in the last week or so. Looks like it might be a good winter for them!

Jeff

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Date: 11/3/18 10:22 am
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Common Redpoll at Horn Pond
I have lousy photos that I will post. I am not 100% sure yet because there are also house finches which are pretty similar. On the George Olson path at the southwest end (keep going past the “ovenbird spot” if that helps. Was with a large flock of waxwings.
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Date: 11/3/18 7:10 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] BBC Trip on Sunday to Mt Auburn - Additional Info
Tomorrow morning at 8AM I am leading a Brookline Bird Club sponsored trip
to Mt Auburn. All are welcome! I checked out the Cemetery last Sunday and
found several very large flocks of sparrows mixed with other species.
Hopefully they will still be present after this morning's rain and this
afternoon's wind.

If you plan to attend there are a few more bits of info you should be aware
of regarding timing and traffic:

1. Daylight Savings Time ends tonight. Be sure to show up at the right
time or you will find the gates locked.

2. The Cemetery gates open at 8AM. If I had realized this earlier I would
have scheduled the trip to start around 8:15. We will wait a few minutes
by the gate to allow late arrivals to park.

3. There have been recent changes to the traffic pattern on Mt Auburn
Street. Much of the righthand in-bound lane is now bus-only. Also, the
turns from Brattle Street onto Mt Auburn and visa versa have been
redesigned to improve safety.

4. Since it is Sunday you can park on street in Cambridge but do not park
in the Star Market lot or you may get towed.

5. Public transportation is great way to join up with the trip. The 71,
72 and 73 buses go right by the Mt Auburn front gate. There is also a new
Blue Bikes station a short distance away at the Star Market. If you are on
a bus and it is running late you can email me at ccook13 at gmail dot com
to let me know.

Cliff Cook
Watertown

 

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Date: 11/2/18 4:00 pm
From: Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] NYTimes: A Mandarin Duck Mysteriously Appears in Central Park, to Birders’ Delight
Here's a story from The New York Times that I thought you'd find interesting:

A brilliantly colored duck appeared in the Pond in Central Park in October. The duck, which is native to East Asia, stunned wildlife officials.

Read More...

Get The New York Times on your mobile device


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Date: 11/2/18 3:02 pm
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] RFI: Photos of Immature Bald Eagles on Mystic Lakes
Do you happen to know the leg tags these birds have? Both silver or is one
a colored band? I think one of my photos includes an orange right leg band
that was seen yesterday morning.

I believe Jim R sent you photos already of this bird.

Thank you.

On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 4:38 PM <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <
<arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> A request to the photographers who have been looking for eagles at the
> Mystic. Lakes.
>
>
> I've seen at least three immature Bald Eagles at the Mystic Lakes in the
> past week or so, plus at least 1-2 adults. The youngest is clearly a large
> dark brown bird with a light brown belly and a dark brown bib. One of the
> older birds has a band that reveals it is MK, who was hatched roughly 2.6
> years ago. When seen perched, the bird is mottled but the body looks
> darkish brown overall (no distinctive bib). It has an obvious relatively
> narrow Osprey-like eye stripe, with a whitish streaked-brown crown, and
> eyes and bill that are dull yellow. It also appears to have completed Basic
> II wing molt, so the trailing edge of the wings are smooth with the tips of
> the flight feathers rounded. I believe there is a second bird in somewhat
> similar plumage that has still not molted at least several inner primaries,
> which are longer and pointed, compared to the fresher, darker, rounded new
> secondaries. In other words, the trailing edge of the wing is a birt
> ragged, not smooth.
>
>
> If you have any relatively recent flight photos of immature Bald Eagles at
> the lakes with an osprey-like eye stripe, could you please send a couple of
> them (preferably ventral but dorsal will work) or a link to me at the
> address below. They should be somewhat larger than icons but don't have to
> be full size. Please note if you are sure or unsure if the bird is MK
>
>
> Thanks in advance for your help.
>
>
> Best,
>
>
> Paul
> Paul M. Roberts
> Medford, MA
> <phawk254...>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/1/18 8:38 pm
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Bald Eagle 10/29/2018 [2 Attachments]
I had posted two photos of, I believe, an Immature Bald Eagle, end of last week in my Mystic Lakes 2018 album. That was at the Medford Dam. I think I had just missed an adult Bald Eagle at the Dam some had seen a few days ago.Timing is everthing.


Linda Thompson

Arlington






 

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Date: 11/1/18 4:48 pm
From: Carol Thrope <clt51...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Large owl right along TOT route tonight...
I heard the loudest owl/s ever in this
In the neighborhood. Fantastic! My husbAnd
Thought it was a dog.

Carol Thrope Arlington Heights



> On Oct 31,

> 2018, at 9:48 PM, Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi <MariaAA...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) from Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi included below]
> What a special treat--huge, beautiful silhouette against early evening sky on corner of Lowell & Nourse (Heights) tonight!!!!
> I am assuming that it is Barred, since I didn't see the "horns" of GHO, but then again I don't know...
> Hope you can see the picture I'm attaching...
>
> Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi
>
> <SAM_1651.JPG>
>
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Date: 11/1/18 3:44 pm
From: Carol Thrope <clt51...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Large owl right along TOT route tonight...


> On Oct 31, 2018, at 9:48 PM, Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi <MariaAA...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) from Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi included below]
> What a special treat--huge, beautiful silhouette against early evening sky on corner of Lowell & Nourse (Heights) tonight!!!!
> I am assuming that it is Barred, since I didn't see the "horns" of GHO, but then again I don't know...
> Hope you can see the picture I'm attaching...
>
> Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi
>
> <SAM_1651.JPG>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/1/18 1:10 pm
From: Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Next Menotomy Bird Club Meeting - Thursday, November 8th
Our next meeting of the season is Thursday, November 8th @ 7:30 PM.
The doors open at 7:00 PM for some social time and setup.

Fox Library Community Room

Recording Bird Sounds - Dr. Timothy Spahr

Please join the Menotomy Bird Club as Dr. Timothy Spahr leads a
workshop where we will discuss recording and analyzing bird
vocalizations. Rather than concentrate on sophisticated recording
gear, we will discuss simple recordings made with phones and digital
cameras, and then graduate to discussing small hand-held devices and
also external microphones.

There are several free sound-processing software packages available
such as Audacity, and we will also discuss how to use these simply and
effectively for improving recordings. Recordings deposited in eBird
checklists are being added to the Macaulay Library at Cornell, and we
will discuss how to prepare and insert these recordings in your
checklists.

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

Hope to see you there!!!

Paul Ippolito – Woburn


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Date: 11/1/18 1:01 pm
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Nov 1, 2018
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 1, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Will, Tom, Audrey, Kevin,
Joan, Kathy, Maryellen, Pete, Frank & Alan.
Highlight of the day was a visit by the new refuge manager Linh Phu.
34 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck 6
Mallard 9
Hooded Merganser 3
Mourning Dove 4
American Coot 2
Ring-billed Gull 1
Herring Gull 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1 Seen 20' away from us in oak from top of tower.
All I'd marks clearly visible.
Blue Jay 6
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 7
American Robin 14
European Starling 1
American Pipit 1
House Finch 4
American Goldfinch 16
Dark-eyed Junco 7
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 7
Red-winged Blackbird 18
blackbird sp. 67
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 1
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49600641

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
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Date: 11/1/18 10:57 am
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] RFI: Photos of Immature Bald Eagles on Mystic Lakes
A request to the photographers who have been looking for eagles at the Mystic. Lakes.


I've seen at least three immature Bald Eagles at the Mystic Lakes in the past week or so, plus at least 1-2 adults. The youngest is clearly a large dark brown bird with a light brown belly and a dark brown bib. One of the older birds has a band that reveals it is MK, who was hatched roughly 2.6 years ago. When seen perched, the bird is mottled but the body looks darkish brown overall (no distinctive bib). It has an obvious relatively narrow Osprey-like eye stripe, with a whitish streaked-brown crown, and eyes and bill that are dull yellow. It also appears to have completed Basic II wing molt, so the trailing edge of the wings are smooth with the tips of the flight feathers rounded. I believe there is a second bird in somewhat similar plumage that has still not molted at least several inner primaries, which are longer and pointed, compared to the fresher, darker, rounded new secondaries. In other words, the trailing edge of the wing is a birt ragged, not smooth.


If you have any relatively recent flight photos of immature Bald Eagles at the lakes with an osprey-like eye stripe, could you please send a couple of them (preferably ventral but dorsal will work) or a link to me at the address below. They should be somewhat larger than icons but don't have to be full size. Please note if you are sure or unsure if the bird is MK


Thanks in advance for your help.


Best,


Paul

Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
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Date: 11/1/18 10:03 am
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Large owl right along TOT route tonight...
That looks like the Barred owl that has been calling in my backyard at
night, not too far from that intersection.

On Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 9:49 PM Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi <MariaAA...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
> [Attachment(s) <#m_8878496068238811135_TopText> from Maria Aliberti
> Lubertazzi included below]
>
> What a special treat--huge, beautiful silhouette against early evening
> sky on corner of Lowell & Nourse (Heights) tonight!!!!
> I am assuming that it is Barred, since I didn't see the "horns" of GHO,
> but then again I don't know...
> Hope you can see the picture I'm attaching...
>
> Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi
>
> [image: SAM_1651.JPG]
>
>
>

 

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Date: 11/1/18 4:03 am
From: 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Fwd: [Arlington Birds] Saw-whet Owl banding
See below announcement - I still have a couple of slots available for
participants, so if you are having remorse that you didn't sign up, let
me know!



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On Saturday, November 3, the Menotomy Bird Club has organized a trip to
Drumlin Farm's Saw-whet Owl banding station. We will meet at Drumlin
Farm at 7:00 PM, and stay through 9:30. A donation of $20 per person is
a discount from their normal rate and goes directly to the banding station.

This is a very limited opportunity for 20 birders so please let me know
as soon as possible if you plan to attend. If requests exceed 20 we'll
go with first come, first served.

As a heads-up to photographers, flash photography will be strictly
prohibited.

--
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Date: 10/31/18 6:49 pm
From: Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi <MariaAA...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Large owl right along TOT route tonight... [1 Attachment]

What a special treat--huge, beautiful silhouette against early evening sky on corner of Lowell & Nourse (Heights) tonight!!!!

I am assuming that it is Barred, since I didn't see the "horns" of GHO, but then again I don't know...
Hope you can see the picture I'm attaching...


Maria Aliberti Lubertazzi







 

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Date: 10/31/18 5:52 pm
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Peregrine Falcon Photo Exhibit: Opening reception Sun. Nov. 4th
Local Bird Photographers

To Display Work at

Peregrine Falcon Photo Exhibit and Contest

Hunt’s Photo and Video Will Host the Event


MELROSE, MA, October 2018—Many well-known local bird photographers will be participating in the 2018 Peregrine Falcon Photo Exhibit and Contest hosted by Hunt’s Photo and Video in Melrose. The exhibit and contest will showcase 17 photographers whose work will be exhibited throughout November. Three winners and three honorable mentions will be chosen from the group and announced at the opening reception this Sunday. In December, the exhibit will move to Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum, where it will remain through February.


The purpose of the exhibit, which begins with an opening reception at Hunt’s Photo, Sunday, November 4, is to highlight the successful conservation story of the Peregrine Falcon in Massachusetts. Although previously listed as an endangered species at the federal level, peregrines are now only listed as threatened at the state level, and MassWildlife is in the process of upgrading their status. According to state wildlife officials, this demonstrates the effectiveness of the national, regional, state and local efforts to protect the bird.


Family, friends, conservation-group members, bird clubs and the general public are welcome to attend the opening reception, 2:00–4:00 p.m., Sunday, November 4, at Hunt’s Photo, 100 Main St., Melrose, 02176. The guest speaker will be Tom French, assistant director of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife for Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program. Norman Smith, director of Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum, will be bringing a live peregrine to the reception. Since 1987, Smith and French have been banding the peregrine-falcon chicks in the clock tower of the Marriott Custom House in Boston, which provides researchers valuable information about the behavior of these birds. Also at the event will be Ray Brown, radio host of Talkin’ Birds, which can be found on WROL 950 AM Boston or online.


A panel of three contest judges who have considerable experience in bird photography will select winners from the group of 20 finalist photos. The criteria for winning include originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. The judges are:


* Brenda Tharp, an award-winning, professional photographer and instructor whose images have appeared in national magazines, books and other publications. Brenda works in part as a photography instructor aboard the Lindblad Fleet in partnership with National Geographic. She is the writer/photographer of Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography, the author of Expressive Nature Photography, and the co-author of Extraordinary Everyday Photography;

* Shawn Carey, who runs Braintree-based Migration Productions. The company produces bird-and-wildlife-related multi-media presentations, videos and photo workshops that have been presented across the United States. He is a past president and current vice president of Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch.. Shawn’s photos have been published in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Mass Audubon Sanctuary Magazine, Science magazine, the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary magazine and many others over the last 20 years

* Mark Wilson, a wildlife photojournalist, author, naturalist and teacher who has photographed wildlife from the Amazon to the Arctic. Mark was a staff photographer at the Boston Globe for 23 years. His photographs have been published widely in newspapers, magazines and books, though he’s perhaps most proud of a bullfrog photo he captured that starred on the cover of National Geographic Magazine. With his wife, Marcia, Mark runs Eyes On Owls, which brings live owls to schools, libraries and conservation groups. His children’s book Owling, will be out in March 2019 and will cover all 19 species of owls that nest in North America north of Mexico.

The three top winners will be awarded Hunt’s Photo gift cards. Honorable mentions will receive a signed copy of The Peregrine Returns, written by Mary Hennen and illustrated by Peggy MacNamara. The books have been donated by the Chicago Peregrine Program.


Additionally, Hunt’s Photo is creating an online auction of all the photographs, which will be matted and framed. Proceeds from the online auction will benefit Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum. To bid, visit https://www.biddingforgood.com/Huntsphoto/falcons.


Many organizations with an interest in raising awareness of birds and wildlife conservation have signed on as Community Partners of the project. They include:


Hunt’s Photo and Video

Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

The Center for Conservation Biology

Chicago Peregrine Program

Earthspan Foundation

Eastern Massachusetts Hawk Watch

Illinois Peregrines/Field Museum

Martignetti Real Estate

MassWildlife

Midwest Peregrine Society

Migration Research Foundation

NH Audubon

The Peregrine Fund

Raptor Research Foundation

Ray Brown’s Talkin’ Birds



For more details visithttp://www.birdphotoexhibit.com
 

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Date: 10/30/18 5:13 pm
From: Mary Dill <dillml...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fwd: Remembering Donald Wilkinson
please share if appropriate. thank you.

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Memorial Service
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Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Nahant, will be at a later time

Sunday, November 4 at 10AM
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Date: 10/30/18 4:40 pm
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Carolina Wren at Rock Meadow community garden [1 Attachment]
Cute as a button little thing.

 

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Date: 10/30/18 9:39 am
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Bluebirds!
I saw a small flock, about 10-12 bluebirds at Rock Meadow in Belmont today
around 10am.

Pretty cool, they were traveling together.

MJ

 

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Date: 10/28/18 9:14 am
From: <kenmedford...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Protect Fells birding area from development
I've not seen any mention of this here so I wanted to share the news about a proposal being led by Winchester Youth Hockey to clear-cut 15 acres of an important bird area/meadow along South Border road in the Middlesex Fells in Medford (the 90mm site).


The Friends of the Middlesex Fells launched a petition opposing the plan last Wednesday, and it already has garnred nearly 3,000 signatures. I hope you will please add your name to the list, or if you aren't comfortable with online petitions, voice your opposition to Governor Baker, DCR Commissioner Leo Roy, your local state legislators and elected municipal officials.


Link to petition:


tiny.cc/savethefells http://tiny.cc/savethefells



Aditional background:


Friends of the Fells position paper:


https://tinyurl.com/90mmMeadow https://tinyurl.com/90mmMeadow



Medford Transcript articles:


http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20181016/winchester-hockey-groups-propose-ice-rink-on-medford-fells-site http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20181016/winchester-hockey-groups-propose-ice-rink-on-medford-fells-site



http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20181025/mayor-burke-medford-city-council-oppose-fells-development http://medford.wickedlocal.com/news/20181025/mayor-burke-medford-city-council-oppose-fells-development



Boston Globe article:


https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2018/10/26/middlesex-fells-ice-rink-proposal-sparks-criticism/bnPHtzqtMiz7uD4jEByIYM/story.html https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/globelocal/2018/10/26/middlesex-fells-ice-rink-proposal-sparks-criticism/bnPHtzqtMiz7uD4jEByIYM/story.html



Thank you.


Ken Krause
Medford







 

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Date: 10/28/18 7:47 am
From: Jonathan Layman <jonathan.layman...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Summer Tanager, Belmont
Birders,

While leading a bird walk at Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary in Belmont this morning, I found a female SUMMER TANAGER. The bird was active along the north side of the meadow, near a fruiting tree bursting with hermit thrushes.

Good Birding,

Jonathan Layman
Medford, MA

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Date: 10/26/18 5:16 pm
From: 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fall and winter bird feeding Presentation tomorrow at WBU
Wild Birds Unlimited in Woburn is doing a presentation tomorrow, Saturday
at 1 p.m. at the store on Cambridge Street near Whole Foods.

Dawna will be featuring a discussion about the different kinds of birds we
can expect to see this winter, their behaviors and the different kinds of
bird food and other high-fat Foods available. We will also discuss bird
feeders, weather guards, winter bird baths and how to provide cover for the
birds during cold weather.

Free feeder to all who attend.

Diana Fruguglietti
Woburn

 

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Date: 10/26/18 1:49 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Snow Buntings at School St. Field, Acton.
Snow Buntings with flock of Starlings & Cowbirds (see below) but flew away
from them going west not to return!

Karsten Hartel Arlington

School St. fields, Acton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Oct 26, 2018 8:40 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: Walked up and down the edge of School St. field and walked
across the Wetherbee Field ... north across Rt. 2 see
www.actontrails.org/wetherbee/
20 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 90
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 48
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 15
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 23 On Wetherbee Field N of Rt.2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 4
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 Walking on dry field (Wetherbee)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern) (Accipiter striatus [velox Group]) 1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) X
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 1
crow sp. (Corvus sp. (crow sp.)) 210
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 300 estimated; surly more in
large mixed flock with cowbirds
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 1
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) 5 mixed in with massive flock of
starling and cowbirds but flew away from then to the west. Variable
non-breeding and 1st year plumage
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 4
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica) 5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 300 estimated; under count,
surly more in large mixed flock

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Date: 10/26/18 10:38 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Hermit Thrushes galore in Fells 10/26
This morning in the Middlesex Fells I walked the Whitmore Brook path and a loop to Medford High School. Hermit Thrushes were everywhere! When I returned to where I’d started at the Winford Way entrance, one hopped down to bathe in the little stream.
Highlights:
1 juv. Red-shouldered Hawk
3 Winter Wrens
24 Hermit Thrushes

Also, at Sandy Beach there was a nice variety of birds, including:
1 Osprey flying over
1 imm. Cooper’s Hawk
1 Blue-headed Vireo
4 Blackpolls
1 Palm Warbler (yellow)
1 Pine Warbler
1 American Tree Sparrow (first of the fall for me)

Renee LaFontaine
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Date: 10/25/18 9:11 pm
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Subject: [Arlington Birds] Raptors at Mystic Lakes 10/25/18
It was a spectacular afternoon at the Mystic Lakes;


Bald Eagle 4-5 min 1 juv, 2 Basic II, 1-2 adults

Sharp-shinned Hawk 2, inc 1 ad male

Cooper's Hawk 2 1 ad, 1 imm

Red-shouldered Hawk 1 ad

Red-tailed Hawk 6 min, 4 ad 2 juv

Peregrine Falcon 2 imm


I went to the lakes for a late lunch around 1:30. Winds were NW at 15-25 mph, with sunny skies, excellent for local raptors flying pleasure and for migration.


John Blout was there and while I was eating, watched a Peregrine Falcon harass an adult Cooper's high overhead. When I got out of the car, I saw a lightly marked imm Peregrine hanging into the stiff wind.


Then I had what I thought was a Red-tailed Hawk launch out from the woods on the east side of the upper lake and fly across the dam. As I lifted my camera, through its inadequate electronic viewfinder I saw the accipitine-barred wings of a buteo, which had to be a Red-shouldered Hawk. An adult Red-shoulder! Only the third or fourth I have ever seen at the lakes. Ken Stampfer photographed one at the dam about three weeks ago. Could be the same bird, but we are now in the heart of the Red-shouldered migration.


There was a flurry of activity approximately in the following order. We saw a Peregrine soaring over the eastern shore of the upper lake. It was harassed by a Sharp-shinned Hawk, which then flew across the lake. This was a very heavily marked, dark-looking immature Peregrine, so we clearly had two different juveniles. Then an adult Cooper's took off from about the same area and flew across the upper lake, in the teeth of a strong wind. We had an immature eagle soaring over the upper lake. Over the next 2 hours we had at least six Redtails, 4 of which I think were locals (We have at least six adult Redtails hanging around the lakes in October; three territorial pairs that do not migrate out.)


A juvenile Cooper's flew across the lake. A diminutive adult male Sharp-shinned Hawk shot down the east side of the upper lake past the dam. This was remarkable because it was smaller than a Blue Jay. The smallest hawks in North America are male Sharp-shinned Hawks, roughly 3 ounces, or half an ounce less than the smallest male kestrel. To me this was the rarest sighting of the day because I see relatively few male sharpies in Massachussetts. (That is not saying there aren't male sharpies in Mass., but they are a very uncommon breeder. They are a more abundant migrant. but tend to keep low, close to the forest canopy in migration because they are so small and light, vulnerable to strong winds and larger hawks, so they are not seen on many mountain-top hawk watches. I've been down in coastal Connecticut four days in the past two weeks, and in the past week have seen a major sharpshin migration (the best in years) and by far more tiny male Sharpies than I've ever seen in one season before. Some were notably smaller than the Blue Jays migrating around them, and one wag jokingly asked if a bird had been a male sharpie or a kinglet.


Shortly thereafter we had an immature Bald Eagle thought to be MK (banded). We had the dark juvenile Peregrine soaring sentry over the east woods again, and two juvenile Redtails crossed the lake. We had two immature Bald Eagles flying, both fairly distant, and not together. Then I spotted one Bald Eagle soaring near the limits of binocular vision over the north lower lake. Following it, I found two more Bald Eagles soaring a little above it, at the very limits of binocular vision before they soared even higher. I don't think I've ever seen eagles flying higher at the lakes, but the conditions were absolutely perfect for effortless soaring. One immature later flew up the east shore of the lower lake and wheeled around to land in THE tree, where it was totally backlit by the setting sun, impossible to photograph. Another immature flew up the west shore of the upper lake, then sliced into the wind barely above the water, grabbing a fish as it approached Sandy Beach. It sat down briefly in a tree on the eastern side and then packed its meal over to the Winchester western side.


It was a spectacular three and a half hours. However, be advised that it was not that way for the rest of the day. 3-4 different eagles might fly over the lakes on the average day, but they are seldom seen sitting anywhere where they can be photographed except for an occasional visit to THE tree, especially by MK, a Basic II bird. We had only one perched bird view this afternoon.


The past two weeks have been excellent for raptor migration, with a major movement of Bald and an unusually intense (and early) flight of Golden Eagles in the northeast. Today Franklin Mountain in Oneonta, NY had 128 Golden Eagles, breaking its previous one-day record of 71. Several sites in New England have reported roughly ten birds each, which is unusual in October. The past two weeks have seen the best October hawk migration weather we have seen in years. It appears that this rapid ripple of true cold fronts with strong NW winds is coming to an end Friday, but there may well be migrants still hanging around in this area and some might be seen at the lakes. Remember that these birds love to soar in strong winds, so if you visit the lakes be sure to scan the skies time and again with binoculars. Spend some time looking. Don't expect the same photographic opportunities you might find in winter. Just spend some time looking. Like today, you never know what you might see.


Best,


Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
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Date: 10/25/18 8:49 am
From: Pamela Swearingen <pamswearingen1...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Resending Photos of October
I received your photos and was able to see them. Great pictures. Thanks for posting! Enjoyed viewing them
Pam Swearingen
Belmont

> On Oct 25, 2018, at 10:27 AM, LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Trying to send photos to Arlington Birds. Have been unable to do so for quite awhile. Able to get into Arlington Birds group, but unable to send. Please let me know if these are received.
>
>
>
> Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93 <https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93>. Mystic Lakes 2018 album.
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> Linda Thompson
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Date: 10/25/18 8:47 am
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Oct 25, 2018
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Oct 25, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:14 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Kevin, Kathy, Will, Pete and
Alan
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 293
Wood Duck 16
Mallard 12
American Black Duck 5
Green-winged Teal 9
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Mourning Dove 12
American Coot 1
Herring Gull 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Cooper's Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 45
American Crow 126
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Marsh Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 10
American Pipit 3
American Goldfinch 6
American Tree Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 48
Swamp Sparrow 41
Red-winged Blackbird 18
blackbird sp. 449
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49439438

Alan Bragg
Bedford MA

 

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Date: 10/25/18 8:12 am
From: Brad Dinerman <bdinerman...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Resending Photos of October
Received.

-Brad


(Sent from my mobile office, a.k.a the iPhone)

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On Oct 25, 2018, at 11:09 AM, LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...><mailto:<lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...><mailto:<arlingtonbirds-noreply...>> wrote:



Trying to send photos to Arlington Birds. Have been unable to do so for quite awhile. Able to get into Arlington Birds group, but unable to send. Please let me know if these are received.


Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93. Mystic Lakes 2018 album.


Linda Thompson

Arlington


 

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Date: 10/25/18 7:27 am
From: LINDA THOMPSON <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Resending Photos of October
Trying to send photos to Arlington Birds. Have been unable to do so
for quite awhile. Able to get into Arlington Birds group, but unable
to send. Please let me know if these are received.


Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93. Mystic Lakes
2018 album.


Linda Thompson

Arlington



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Date: 10/24/18 2:35 pm
From: Karyn Lundberg <karyn.lundberg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] travel recommendations?
Hi!

Have any of you done any birding travel is SE Asia? I'm planning an xmas
trip and I could use some help choosing a destination. The trip is not
exclusively birding- I'll have my seven year old with me. He is pretty
agreeable with the birding, but we can't do it all day every day. :)

Thanks for any ideas you're willing to share!

Karyn (and Joakim)

 

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Date: 10/23/18 2:10 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blair Pond - nice mix; Raven to Lincoln's Sparrow
Blair Pond, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Oct 23, 2018 12:50 PM - 1:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments: overcast with light showers starting
23 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Dryobates pubescens pubescens/medianus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 7
Red-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 2
Brown Creeper (Certhia americana) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 17
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 10
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 9
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 9
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica) 3
Lincoln's Sparrow (Melospiza lincolnii) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 3
blackbird sp. (Icteridae sp.) 30
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 10

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Date: 10/22/18 3:16 pm
From: Charles Atkinson <charleshatkinson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Identification
Yes that's what it is. I was at Ipswich Audubon a couple of years ago and
nuthatches and chickadees were coming down to any upraised hand - with
seeds or not. Never seen anything like that before or since.

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> That’s a Nuthatch being unusually friendly.
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> On Sun, Oct 21, 2018 at 9:50 PM 'Vivian A. Kalber' <KVkheath...>
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>> [Attachment(s) <#m_-4679491707177121028_m_67637845920853183_TopText>
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>> Can anyone identify this friendly little bird? He's sitting on the hand
>> of a coworkers son.
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>> Thanks,
>>
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Date: 10/22/18 3:09 am
From: Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] MBC Meeting Reminder: Wednesday, October 24th
As a reminder we have our next meeting of the season this coming
Wednesday, October 24th @ 7:30 PM. The doors open at 7:00 PM for
social time and setup.

Fox Library Community Room

A Wing and a Care - Shawn Carey

Please join the Menotomy Bird Club as Shawn Carey from Migration
Production presents it’s latest work, “A Wing And A Care”. Learn how
Snowy Owls, Atlantic Puffins, and American Kestrels are connected by
more than simply a resemblance of form or function. A crucial thread
ties them together: each one has an advocate committed to protecting
it and educating others about its plight. “A Wing And A Care,” opens a
window onto the lives of these three birds, and introduces you to the
people dedicated to their preservation and survival.

“A Wing And A Care” follows the stories of these three individuals as
they work to protect the birds they love, and shows how a single
individual can make a world of difference in the life of a bird. And
it asks a critical question: how can each one of us get involved and
help build a better future for these incredible birds?

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

Hope to see you there!!!

Paul Ippolito – Woburn


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Date: 10/21/18 6:58 pm
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Identification
That’s a Nuthatch being unusually friendly.

MJ

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> Can anyone identify this friendly little bird? He's sitting on the hand of
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> Thanks,
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Date: 10/21/18 6:50 pm
From: 'Vivian A. Kalber' <KVkheath...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Identification [1 Attachment]
<*>[Attachment(s) from Vivian A. Kalber included below]

Can anyone identify this friendly little bird? He's sitting on the hand of a coworkers son.

Thanks,

Vivian Kalber

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Date: 10/21/18 9:53 am
From: Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fells walk.
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Six birders joined me with threatening skies. The showersabated soon after we started. 

Some highlights:

            Fieldsparrow within a flock of White-throated. Good spotting!

            Black-throatedblue M & F.

            Blackpoll

            Woodcockseen & heard flying.          Hermit thrushes 5 together.

Towhee

Phoebe

Brown creeper


White-throated  dozens.Ruby-crowned  dozenYellow-rumped  dozenSharp-shinned playing with Blue jays.6 Turkeys before walk.
Thanks to all the eyes.


Paul Devaney


 

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Date: 10/21/18 7:45 am
From: Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] The Washington Post: The secrets of the royal ravenmaster at the Tower of London

The secrets of the royal ravenmaster at the Tower of London
The Washington Post

He treats the cherished birds to biscuits soaked in blood. Read the full story


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Date: 10/20/18 2:25 pm
From: Andrea Golden 2 <andgold...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Arlington Res afternoon
A pretty good afternoon at the Arlington Reservoir. The area behind the
footbridge, between spillway and Mill Brook had lots of activity

Bald Eagle (full adult flying over Reservoir and diving, with entourage
of crows & jays)
RT hawk
WT sparrows 3
Song Sparrows (many)
Downy WP
Brown Creeper
Phoebe 2

Reservoir:
Pied-billed Grebe
Green-winged Teal 4
Widgeon 4
GB Heron
Hermit Thrush

Andrea G.
Arlington



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Date: 10/19/18 2:14 pm
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Tomorrow
Birders; No car this weekend (no bike anymore). Anyone game to give me a ride?? Carlisisle Cranberry Bog at 8 a.m. Saturday and Middlesex Fells at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Just spied a Kinglet out my window here, and huge Purple Grackles have been migrating through! No birds walking through Fresh Pond to Alewife station, though yesterday a Red-tail being pursued by Crows at Robbins Farm Park. . . .

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Date: 10/19/18 8:37 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fells Orange-crowned Warbler 10/19
The highlight of my morning was close looks at an Orange-crowned Warbler along the Whitmore Brook path (in the large marshy section) in the Middlesex Fells.

Also, there has been an immature White-crowned Sparrow at Sandy Beach for a few days now, usually feeding on the ground with other sparrows.

Renee LaFontaine
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Date: 10/18/18 10:24 am
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Oct 18, 2018
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Oct 18, 2018 7:30 AM - 11:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Will, Tom, Joan, Pete & Alan
24 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 73
Mallard 7
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 15
Turkey Vulture 7
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Marsh Wren 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 2
American Goldfinch 21
Field Sparrow 1
White-crowned Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 26
Swamp Sparrow 8
blackbird sp. 129
Palm Warbler 3
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49271141


Alan Bragg
Bedford MA

 

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Date: 10/17/18 2:34 pm
From: 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Very Birdy at Lexington Community Farm This Morning, 10/17
Highlights were Y-b Cuckoo, Field Sparrow, 3 R-c Kinglets

Details and photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49257545

Separate details for Arlington Reservoir at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49257658

Chris Floyd
Lexington
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Date: 10/17/18 2:14 pm
From: <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our Oct. 24th Meeting Correction
Please notice date correction in my email today. October 24th is the correct date.
Wendy
 

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Date: 10/17/18 1:30 pm
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Red necked Grebe at Horn Pond
I put a couple photos of the grebe on my Flickr. It has a neat striped pattern on the face that I believe is a remnant of its juvenile plumage.
Jeff
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Date: 10/17/18 10:52 am
From: <WendyMcI...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Call for Refreshments for our Oct. 18th Meeting
 Hi Everyone,

This is a general call to all club members to ask whether anyone would like to contribute a baked item, snack or drink to our meeting. So far only one baker has replied. Please let me know so I can coordinate.
Many thanks,
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Date: 10/17/18 10:11 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Correction on Sapsucker directions
The berm that I referred to in my previous post is opposite Lakeview Ave (not Lake Street). Sorry!

Renee

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Date: 10/17/18 10:07 am
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Two Sapsuckers at Mystic Lakes 10/17
HI Renee,

I'm a bit confused - Lake Street? Do you mean Mystic Lake Drive?

Thank you.
MJ

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> At least one of these Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers has been around the wooded
> area at the southern end of the Lower Mystic Lake in Medford for several
> days. I found it making sap holes in a tree along the Mystic River 3 days
> ago, and this morning there were two birds at the same spot. From Mystic
> Valley Pkwy, walk down the berm opposite Lake Street almost to the end
> (just past the large oak tree on the left), and look 4 or 5 trees down the
> river to one that has a big squirrel nest at the top. The sap holes are
> just a foot or two below the nest.
>
> Renee LaFontaine
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Date: 10/17/18 9:30 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Two Sapsuckers at Mystic Lakes 10/17
At least one of these Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers has been around the wooded area at the southern end of the Lower Mystic Lake in Medford for several days. I found it making sap holes in a tree along the Mystic River 3 days ago, and this morning there were two birds at the same spot. From Mystic Valley Pkwy, walk down the berm opposite Lake Street almost to the end (just past the large oak tree on the left), and look 4 or 5 trees down the river to one that has a big squirrel nest at the top. The sap holes are just a foot or two below the nest.

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Date: 10/17/18 8:47 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] CORRECTION: Landscaping for the Birds Workshop is TONIGHT
Tonight in Waltham, Claudia Thompson from Grow Native Massachusetts is
teaching a workshop on "Landscaping for the Birds". The event will take
place at Great Hall at Cedar Hill, 265 Beaver Street in Waltham, MA. Grow
native Massachusetts is an organization dedicated to the protection and use
of native plants.

You can find more info about the workshop here:

https://connect.clickandpledge.com/w/Form/f1c0af16-6029-48aa-a06c-f0c213316e58

and about Grow Native Massachusetts here:

https://www.grownativemass.org/about/welcome

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Watertown

 

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Date: 10/17/18 8:33 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Workshop on "Landscaping for the Birds"
Tomorrow night in Waltham Claudia Thompson from Grow Native Massachusetts
is teaching a workshop on "Landscaping for the Birds". The event will take
place at Great Hall at Cedar Hill, 265 Beaver Street in Waltham, MA. Grow
native Massachusetts is an organization dedicated to the protection and use
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Date: 10/17/18 7:52 am
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Red necked Grebe at Horn Pond
In the main pond visible from Sturgis St at 9:50 am. Looks like an immature. Also 8 Ruddy ducks
Jeff Thomas
Winchester

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Date: 10/17/18 4:18 am
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Bald Eagle; Mystic Lake
Greetings all,

Adult Bald Eagle atop tree behind Boat Club just before sunrise!

Best,

Craig Gibson
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