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5/21/18 9:51 am <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Nighthawks in Winchester
5/21/18 7:00 am 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Osprey Winchester Town Hall
5/21/18 6:57 am GaryShostak <g.shostak...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Yard Birds
5/21/18 6:46 am Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Addition to previous memo of 5/20 Sunday
5/21/18 6:36 am Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake Yesterday 5/20/2018
5/17/18 5:51 pm Dan T <dan99265...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] high drama at Fresh Pond this morning [1 Attachment]
5/17/18 12:36 pm Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Yard birds
5/17/18 9:19 am Liz Lawrence <lzlawrenz...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] RE: Warblers up high
5/17/18 9:11 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] My Auburn White Throated Sp Junco Hybrid
5/17/18 8:51 am 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, May 17, 2018
5/17/18 6:11 am Liz Lawrence <lzlawrenz...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] RE: Warblers up high
5/16/18 7:49 pm John Sharp <baeolophus.d...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Yard warblers in Arlington
5/15/18 1:15 pm Karin Turer <oberon119...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Anecdotal mockingbird shortage?
5/15/18 6:17 am Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] MBC Area Century Run - Saturday, May 12th
5/15/18 3:09 am MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach, Upper Mystic Lakes 5/14/2018
5/14/18 9:57 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach, Upper Mystic Lakes 5/14/2018
5/14/18 11:10 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Mt Auburn Good Late Morning 5/14
5/14/18 10:57 am 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mt Auburn Good Late Morning 5/14
5/14/18 9:01 am Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] MBC Area Century Run - Saturday, May 12th
5/14/18 7:03 am <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Upper Mystic Lakes/Forebay area
5/13/18 9:15 pm RIch Turk <turkrich...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lakes/Forebay area
5/13/18 7:50 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach area. 5/13/2018
5/13/18 1:11 pm Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Yard birds
5/13/18 9:06 am Liz Thorstenson <lizzylee...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Wilson’s warbler
5/11/18 5:43 pm Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Bird ID
5/11/18 1:17 pm Julia Petipas <jpetipas...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Bird ID
5/10/18 6:45 pm subash pereira <subash_pereira...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Bird ID
5/10/18 6:41 pm Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Bird ID [1 Attachment]
5/10/18 11:17 am 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, May 10, 2018
5/9/18 7:35 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes. 5/9/2018
5/8/18 7:03 pm Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Correction to my earlier email
5/8/18 6:50 pm 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond counting fish
5/8/18 6:14 pm Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Some photos from Mt. Auburn Cemetery Birding
5/8/18 6:06 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Resending last nights photos 5/7 .
5/8/18 3:39 pm <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] First hummer
5/8/18 8:21 am Mark Rosenstein <mar...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Rookery in Concord
5/8/18 7:42 am 'Constance Devanthery-Lewis' <devlew...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> RE: [Arlington Birds] Rookery in Concord
5/7/18 8:10 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake, Sandy Beach area. 5/7/2018
5/7/18 3:03 pm Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] The Washington Post: Bird migration explained at last: It’s all about energy efficiency
5/7/18 10:08 am Martin Fraser <m.fraser781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Orioles
5/7/18 10:08 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trip Reminder
5/7/18 4:22 am MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Rookery in Concord
5/6/18 3:32 pm correne george <correnegeorge...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy walk trip report Mount Auburn
5/6/18 2:54 pm '<pamswearingen1...>' <pamswearingen1...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mt Auburn cemetery
5/6/18 8:20 am 'David Bean' <beandk...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Orioles
5/6/18 5:18 am Liz Thorstenson <lizzylee...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Yard/Alewife Brook sightings
5/5/18 7:58 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Subject date previous e-mail
5/5/18 7:51 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Medford Dam and Sandy Beach area. 5/5/2108
5/5/18 6:27 pm John Andrews <jandrews166...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Dunback Meadow, Arlington Res
5/5/18 5:37 pm Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Need help with identification
5/5/18 2:52 pm Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Wonderful birding day at Sandy Beach and the Dam
5/5/18 2:46 pm Neelakshi Hudda <neelakshi.hudda...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Injured bird rescue options
5/5/18 11:08 am 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond Menotomy Bird Club walk
5/5/18 9:47 am STEVEN SIMPSON <stevensimpson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Rocks Park
5/4/18 3:53 pm Eric Nguyen <eanguyen...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak
5/4/18 1:43 pm <brooklinebiker...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak
5/3/18 2:39 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Yesterday 5/2/2018 Mystic Lakes
5/3/18 10:11 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Birds back at Sandy Beach 5/3
5/3/18 10:09 am 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, May 3, 2018
5/3/18 8:30 am Andrew <andrew.lloyd.mason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] 5/2/2018 Bald eagle images
5/2/18 1:20 pm Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Photos of Blue Grosbeak
5/2/18 9:11 am <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush Fells
5/2/18 8:40 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
5/2/18 6:44 am Nick Pavey <nickjpavey...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Singing
5/2/18 4:07 am Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Singing
5/1/18 5:29 pm Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak, Arlington Reservoir, 5/1/18 [4 Attachments]
5/1/18 2:18 pm Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Warblers and Starlings
5/1/18 9:42 am <steph_gaynor...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Menotomy Bird Club Report for Arlington Reservoir, 5/1/2018
5/1/18 9:22 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Fells Northern Parula, Ovenbird 5/1/18
5/1/18 8:26 am 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Bird Club Report for Arlington Reservoir, 5/1/2018
4/30/18 11:19 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trip Reminder
4/29/18 7:15 am Andrea Golden 2 <andgold...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Whipple Hill and Locke Farm: Late risers' walk/CANCELLED
4/28/18 12:04 pm Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Arlington Reservoir Blue Grosbeak
4/28/18 11:28 am Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mt. Auburn, Fresh Pond
4/28/18 10:01 am 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak, Arlington Reservoir, 4/28
4/28/18 9:30 am Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> Re: [Arlington Birds] Re: Blue Grosbeak Arlington Res
4/28/18 7:05 am Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Re: Blue Grosbeak Arlington Res
4/28/18 5:58 am Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak Arlington Res
4/27/18 5:02 am Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Boston Globe: Bald Eagle article
4/27/18 3:48 am m r <alohablessings...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] 2018 Spring Cape May Festival
4/26/18 7:05 pm Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Birding Saturday morning at Mt. Auburn
4/26/18 7:43 am <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] When Will trhe Mystic Lakes be "Great" Again?
4/25/18 6:19 pm m r <alohablessings...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Cape May Spring Birding Festival
4/25/18 6:09 pm Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake, Sandy Beach area 22nd & 24th
4/25/18 5:51 am Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Dunback Meadows
4/25/18 3:51 am Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Birdwatcher for hire - ?
4/24/18 8:32 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
4/24/18 7:05 am <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mass Audubon Birdathon May 11-12.
4/23/18 3:00 pm Andrea Golden 2 <andgold...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Raven's nest/Turkey Hill
4/23/18 2:42 pm <4mrfish...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Help with Eastern Meadowlark surveys
4/22/18 6:05 pm Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Northern Harrier & more: Photos!
4/22/18 10:32 am '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach Menotomy Trip Report 4/22
4/22/18 9:58 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Watertown Broad-winged Hawk
4/22/18 9:25 am Sean Mullahy <sean.mullahy...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Female Brown Headed Cowbird
4/22/18 8:32 am 'Arthur L. Robinson' <lewie...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Bird Observer Back Issues
4/22/18 7:32 am RIch Turk <turkrich...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Mt. Auburn Cemetery Fri and Sat,
4/21/18 8:36 pm 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond today
 
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Date: 5/21/18 9:51 am
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Nighthawks in Winchester
Last night between 8:10 and 8:30 pm I had 2 (possibly 3) nighthawks over Winter Pond, one briefly came down quite low over the pond.

On both days this weekend a pair of ravens was trying to raid a grackle nest on the north side of Winter Pond. I could not tell if they were successful.

Jeff Thomas

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Date: 5/21/18 7:00 am
From: 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Osprey Winchester Town Hall
Paul Devaney reports an Osprey perched on the weather vane atop
Winchester town hall. Cool!

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Date: 5/21/18 6:57 am
From: GaryShostak <g.shostak...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Yard Birds
Yesterday we had a back & white, eastern phoebe ( I think) & black throated green. Warblers were at bird baths & can still hear them. Phoebe was in on the top of a dead branch in a Thundercloud tree.

This morning we found a dead yellow throat which must have hit a window. We used to get more warblers & orioles when we had fountains but now with no running water we get far fewer.

Any recommendations for light weight, easy to clean fountains? Our previous ones had underground cisterns which silted up & required too much maintenance as I’ve gotten older.

Someone mentioned lack of mocking birds which I’ve noticed also but did hear one on walk on Cutter Hill Rd a couple days ago. So far not seen our catbirds which we have nested in a hedge row in past several years.


Gary
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Arlington

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Date: 5/21/18 6:46 am
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Addition to previous memo of 5/20 Sunday
I did get to the Dam mid morning also. I forgot to comment on the
Cormorants.
and posted them also. They are just beyond counting. Plus the ones in the
water. There seem to be more every day. There are also many, many on the
dock on the other side of the Dam.

Linda

 

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Date: 5/21/18 6:36 am
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake Yesterday 5/20/2018
Sorry for the delay. I have posted a few photos of yesterday, Sunday mid
morning, late last night. Most of the activities were two Great Blue Herons
and a Swan, probably defending a nest, in chase. Some birds in trees but
couldn't get photos because of constant motion or behind the leaves. I am
going have to learn more bird songs.

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

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 5/17/18 5:51 pm
From: Dan T <dan99265...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] high drama at Fresh Pond this morning [1 Attachment]
Hello all,
Walking at Fresh Pond this morning we saw two large birds swooping down across the path; quickly saw that they were ravens.  Suddenly, the (mother) great horned owl exploded out of a tree and went at them.  They backed off but quickly settled in branches flanking her; we could see the baby owl right nearby, and it was pretty clear the ravens had their eye on him.  They made noises that sounded kind of like sonar; very interesting.  They got a little close and the mother again flew at them threateningly, then led them away from the baby.  They followed her and settled on branches quite close to her, squawking.  They kept moving around, and then there was another skirmish as she led them further from the baby.  Then another owl, which we thought at first was the baby, flew into the tree they had just left.  Turned out to be the (father), and he then flew directly at the group and they all disappeared into deeper woods; couldn't see or hear anything.  Baby seemed to be fine, at least when we left.  It was really exciting, but also scary, as we were worried about the baby (who we call Gustavo.  parents are Greta and Gill).  
Didn't get any really good photos or video, action was pretty fast and furious.  Very short video here:New video by Dan Talbot



Hopefully all will be well with the family tomorrow morning.
Dan
 

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Date: 5/17/18 12:36 pm
From: Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Yard birds
Thursday May 17,2018

Singing Chestnut-sided & Redstart.
For a while the Chestnut-sided sat still with the tree trunk as backdrop.

Paul Devaney
Winchester
 

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Date: 5/17/18 9:19 am
From: Liz Lawrence <lzlawrenz...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] RE: Warblers up high
John’s warblers flew in and sang high up in the oaks yesterday just off of Woodside Lane. Sadly, I found one on the ground
after flying into a window. So beautiful - maybe a Black-Throated Green or a Townsend’s.


Liz Lawrence

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Date: 5/17/18 9:11 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] My Auburn White Throated Sp Junco Hybrid
About 20 minutes ago I viewed a bird that I think is a Junco White Throated Sp hybrid on the back slope of the Dell near the pond. From top bird looked like a White Throated Sp bit a bit dusky and with bizarre wide irregular eye rings. The chest and upper belly had a very dark gray background that was the same color as a Juncos but bit washed out. Tried to relocate the bird but have not been able to.

Cliff Cook
Watertown

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Date: 5/17/18 8:51 am
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, May 17, 2018
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 17, 2018 5:33 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Kevin, Will, Joan, Zena and
Alan.
58 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose 12 6g
Mute Swan 7
Wood Duck 9
Mallard 2
Hooded Merganser 1 F
Great Blue Heron 6
heron sp. 1 Possible green heron
Osprey 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 1
shorebird sp. 1
Mourning Dove 7
Chimney Swift 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Willow Flycatcher 4
Least Flycatcher 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 5
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 10
Bank Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Brown Creeper 1
Marsh Wren 21
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 11
Gray Catbird 2
Ovenbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 9
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 10
Pine Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 31
Swamp Sparrow 8
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Baltimore Oriole 6
Red-winged Blackbird 52
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 55
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45765461

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
​Alan Bragg
Bedford MA​

 

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Date: 5/17/18 6:11 am
From: Liz Lawrence <lzlawrenz...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] RE: Warblers up high
John’s warblers flew in and sang high up in the oaks yesterday,
just off of Woodside Lane. Sadly, I found one on the ground
after flying into a window. Very beautiful - maybe a Black-Throated
Green or a Townsend’s.


Liz Lawrence

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Date: 5/16/18 7:49 pm
From: John Sharp <baeolophus.d...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Yard warblers in Arlington
Today in the high branches at my house on Park Ave in Arlington, there was
a Magnolia warbler and an American redstart, very spiffy plumage! A number
of small birds were up there were doubtless other warblers I missed, but
also there were a few house sparrows. Hard to realize you were straining
your "warbler neck" for a view of English muffins!

-- John Sharp
Arlington, MA

 

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Date: 5/15/18 1:15 pm
From: Karin Turer <oberon119...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Anecdotal mockingbird shortage?
Hi all,


My family is big into mockingbirds. We've tracked the date of first springtime song on a calendar for over 10 years (typical is March 8-13; 2018 was a record Feb 21st), and after a while one gets to know the various territories of prolific mockingbirds.


I've noticed this year that many of the usual hotspots are silent. I'm often outside on my bicycle and I have some pretty typical routes that have had reliably loud mockingbirds. The average mockingbird lives 8 years so the territory should remain stable for a few years, right? In the past, I have heard mockingbirds in the same territory year after year so reliably that I assume they are the same bird.


Here's some formerly noisy territories that seem quiet this year:

* Along bike path near Arlington High School
* Along bike path near Gold's Gym
* Summer Street near Forest/Sunset
* bike path (Cambridge) between Rindge & Latin soccer field and Harvey Street
* Summer Street area of McLennen Park


There's an up-and-comer on Park Ave Extension near Peirce School, but otherwise the air has been sadly mockingbird-deficient. I was wondering if anyone else had noticed this as well? I know Northern Mockingbirds are theoretically expanding their range in MA due to warmer spring temps, so it could just be that I'm not in the right place.


Best regards,

Karin T


PS: And yes, I know I should watch what I wish for! Mockingbirds at night can drive anyone crazy :)


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Date: 5/15/18 6:17 am
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] MBC Area Century Run - Saturday, May 12th
Paul & company: Amazing to view 21 species of warblers in one day!! Today, 5/15, we had the gift of good views of the Magnolia and Blackburnian in our back yard oak trees! Also Yellow-rumps and an Oriole or two. Every once in a while a House Sparrows up in the oaks too. Damn!

Oakes & Pat




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Date: 5/15/18 3:09 am
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach, Upper Mystic Lakes 5/14/2018
I’m pretty sure your bird missing ID is a House Sparrow



On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 1:00 AM Linda Thompson <lthom781...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> I have posted some photos of some birds around 4 this afternoon. The short
> time I was there there were a lot of birds flying around. There was one
> with a lot of yellow but it didn't stay still long enough to grab a photo..
> The female Mallard was out with her family. I don't know how she found a
> nest big enough for all the eggs. Saw a Baltimore Oriole, Downy Woodpecker
> and a Savannah Sparrow. There was a Great Blue Heron across the lake and
> flew into a tree.
> I do need an ID on two of the birds.
>
> Photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93. Mystic Lakes 2018
> album.
>
> Many Thanks
>
> Linda Thompson
> Arlington
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/14/18 9:57 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach, Upper Mystic Lakes 5/14/2018
I have posted some photos of some birds around 4 this afternoon. The short
time I was there there were a lot of birds flying around. There was one
with a lot of yellow but it didn't stay still long enough to grab a photo.
The female Mallard was out with her family. I don't know how she found a
nest big enough for all the eggs. Saw a Baltimore Oriole, Downy Woodpecker
and a Savannah Sparrow. There was a Great Blue Heron across the lake and
flew into a tree.
I do need an ID on two of the birds.

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

Many Thanks

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 5/14/18 11:10 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Mt Auburn Good Late Morning 5/14
Other species in the same area of Mt Auburn as reported by Chris included
Cape May, Blackburnian and Wilsons Warblers as well as Peewee.

Cliff Cook
Watertown

On Mon, May 14, 2018 at 1:57 PM, 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Just a quick visit 1115-1245 produced Swainson’s Thrush, 2 Scarlet
> Tanagers, 2 Indigo Buntings and following warblers, all singing and seen:
>
>
>
> Nashville
>
> Yellow-rumped
>
> Blackburnian
>
> Bay-breasted (2)
>
> Black-throated Blue
>
> Black-throated Green (several)
>
> Blackpoll Warbler
>
>
>
> The hot spots for me were the Dell oaks viewed from Harvard Hill (been
> good all spring) and the upslope oaks as you enter the Dell from Laurel Ave
> via Walnut Ave.
>
>
>
> Chris Floyd
>
> Lexington
>
> <chrisf...>
>
>
>
>
>
>



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Date: 5/14/18 10:57 am
From: 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mt Auburn Good Late Morning 5/14
Just a quick visit 1115-1245 produced Swainson's Thrush, 2 Scarlet Tanagers, 2 Indigo Buntings and following warblers, all singing and seen:

Nashville
Yellow-rumped
Blackburnian
Bay-breasted (2)
Black-throated Blue
Black-throated Green (several)
Blackpoll Warbler

The hot spots for me were the Dell oaks viewed from Harvard Hill (been good all spring) and the upslope oaks as you enter the Dell from Laurel Ave via Walnut Ave.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
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Date: 5/14/18 9:01 am
From: Paul Ippolito <paulippolito295...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] MBC Area Century Run - Saturday, May 12th
Each year on the Saturday of Bird-a-thon a group of us set out to
complete a Century Run in the Menotomy Bird Club Area thus our goal is
to see/hear over 100 birds during the day. This past Saturday despite
rainy, windy conditions, Alan Ankers, Christopher Ciccone, Diana
Fruguglietti, Jason Forbes, Marj Rines, Paul Ippolito & Renee
LaFontaine set out on our quest.

Despite the conditions and lack of vocalizing birds we were able to
tally 103 species with 21 species of warblers among them. Highlights
included a Cape May Warbler in Winchester and a Cerulean Warbler in
Medford.

As is usual while birding, no one person saw all 103 species and in
fact I don't believe any one person saw a full 100 species.

- Paul Ippolito - Woburn

Our full listing:

1. Canada Goose

2. Mute Swan – Mystic Lakes

3. Wood Duck – Great Meadows

4. Mallard

5. Hooded Merganser – Great Meadows

6. Ruddy Duck - Waltham

7. Wild Turkey - Lincoln

8. Common Loon - Burlington

9. Pied-billed Grebe – Great Meadows

10. Double-crested Cormorant – Mystic Lakes

11. Great Blue Heron

12. Bald Eagle – Mystic Lakes

13. Cooper's Hawk - Medford

14. Red-tailed Hawk - Burlington

15. Peregrine Falcon - Woburn

16. Virginia Rail - Burlington

17. Sora – heard leaving Great Meadows

18. Killdeer - Lincoln

19. Spotted Sandpiper - Lincoln

20. Least Sandpiper – Great Meadows

21. American Woodcock – Horn Pond

22. Ring-billed Gull

23. Herring Gull

24. Great Black-backed Gull – Mystic Lakes

25. Rock Pigeon - Burlington

26. Mourning Dove

27. Barred Owl - Medford

28. Chimney Swift

29. Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Medford

30. Belted Kingfisher - Medford

31. Red-bellied Woodpecker - Medford

32. Downy Woodpecker - Medford

33. Northern Flicker – Medford

34. Pileated Woodpecker – Great Meadows

35. Eastern Phoebe - Burlington

36. Great Crested Flycatcher - Medford

37. Eastern Kingbird – Mystic Lakes

38. Yellow-throated Vireo – Great Meadows

39. Blue-headed Vireo - Medford

40. Warbling Vireo - Burlington

41. Red-eyed Vireo - Medford

42. Blue Jay

43. American Crow

44. Fish Crow - Burlington

45. Tree Swallow

46. Bank Swallow - Burlington

47. Barn Swallow

48. Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Cambridge

49. Black-capped Chickadee

50. Tufted Titmouse

51. White-breasted Nuthatch

52. Carolina Wren - Woburn

53. House Wren - Woburn

54. Winter Wren - Medford

55. Marsh Wren - Burlington

56. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Medford

57. Eastern Bluebird - Lincoln

58. Swainson's Thrush - Medford

59. Wood Thrush - Medford

60. American Robin

61. Gray Catbird

62. Northern Mockingbird - Medford

63. European Starling

64. Ovenbird - Medford

65. Northern Waterthrush - Burlington

66. Black-and-white Warbler

67. Nashville Warbler - Medford

68. Common Yellowthroat

69. American Redstart - Medford

70. Cape May Warbler - Winchester

71. Cerulean Warbler - Medford

72. Northern Parula

73. Magnolia Warbler - Medford

74. Blackburnian Warbler - Medford

75. Yellow Warbler

76. Chestnut-sided Warbler - Medford

77. Blackpoll Warbler - Medford

78. Black-throated Blue Warbler - Medford

79. Pine Warbler - Medford

80. Yellow-rumped Warbler

81. Prairie Warbler - Woburn

82. Black-throated Green Warbler

83. Canada Warbler - Medford

84. Wilson's Warbler - Medford

85. Eastern Towhee - Medford

86. Chipping Sparrow

87. Field Sparrow - Woburn

88. Savannah Sparrow - Burlington

89. Song Sparrow - Arlington

90. Swamp Sparrow - Burlington

91. White-throated Sparrow - Medford

92. Scarlet Tanager - Medford

93. Northern Cardinal

94. Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Medford

95. Indigo Bunting - Medford

96. Red-winged Blackbird

97. Common Grackle

98. Brown-headed Cowbird

99. Orchard Oriole - Medford

100. Baltimore Oriole

101. House Finch - Burlington

102. American Goldfinch

103. House Sparrow


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Date: 5/14/18 7:03 am
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Upper Mystic Lakes/Forebay area
Rich, for Kingbirds you could try stopping on Woodside road along Winter pond.
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Date: 5/13/18 9:15 pm
From: RIch Turk <turkrich...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lakes/Forebay area
5 to 7pm

pair of Baltimore Orioles. did not see nest

Male Orchard Oriole

2 or more Warbling Vireos. 1 on nest

8 GBH flying North over lake

1 Osprey

1 Female Wood duck in tree

I went specifically to see the reported Kingbirds which I didn't see but
the Warbling Vireos were a nice surprise.


Rgds,
Rich

 

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Date: 5/13/18 7:50 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach area. 5/13/2018
I was at the Sandy Beach area of Upper Mystic Lake by the pond area around
4:15 today for about 20 minutes. The only activity at that time were the
Red-winged Blackbirds and the Robins. I did see a male Red-winged Blackbird
being very active. Also there was the female Red-winged Blackbird among the
trees. Maybe he was displaying for her. Nothing was on the water.
I made a quick stop at the Dam and it was quiet there also except for the
Herring Run.

Some photos of the Red-winged Blackbirds at:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93. Mystic Lakes 2018 album.

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 5/13/18 1:11 pm
From: Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Yard birds
Sunday May 13, 2018
This morning I had Great crested flycatcher, Kingbird, & Northern Parula.

Paul Devaney
Winchester


 

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Date: 5/13/18 9:06 am
From: Liz Thorstenson <lizzylee...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Wilson’s warbler
I just spotted a Wilson’s warbler while gazing into the treetops that line the Alewife Brook in Arlington, just behind Somerville’s Dilboy field. I have a third level balcony that gives me a slight height advantage. It stopped long enough to give me solid good looks, but not long enough to get a photo. I have some pics of empty tree tops if anyone is interested. ;)

Cheers,
Liz


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Date: 5/11/18 5:43 pm
From: Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Bird ID
so far - yes, that is what i have heard from you and one other person. When i checked out the book based on that recommendation, it could definitely be that

Lisa
> On May 11, 2018, at 4:16 PM, Julia Petipas <jpetipas...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> I saw a bird that looked just like this Monday about 5pm while crossing Congress St bridge over Fort Point Channel!
>
> Was wondering what it might be and after studying my bird books juvenile double crested seemed to come closest.
>
> Is this group consensus or are there other thoughts?
>
> Julia
>
> On May 10, 2018, at 9:45 PM, subash pereira <subash_pereira...> <mailto:<subash_pereira...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<arlingtonbirds-noreply...>> wrote:
>
>
> Might be a juvenile double crested cormorant
>
>
> Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android <https://go.onelink.me/107872968?pid=InProduct&c=Global_Internal_YGrowth_AndroidEmailSig__AndroidUsers&af_wl=ym&af_sub1=Internal&af_sub2=Global_YGrowth&af_sub3=EmailSignature>
> On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 9:40 PM, Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> <mailto:<lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds]
> <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<arlingtonbirds-noreply...>> wrote:
>
> [Attachment(s) <x-msg://32/#TopText> from Lisa Carr included below]
>
> Saw this bird on sunday while i was walking along the charles river in watertown during the walk for hunger. No binoculars or good camera given the circumstances. Wonder if anyone had thoughts on ID despite low quality of the pic. Kinfmd of reminded me of a grebe. Tx!!
> <image1.JPG>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 9, 2018, at 10:34 PM, Linda Thompson <lthom781...> <mailto:<lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> <mailto:<arlingtonbirds-noreply...>> wrote:
>
>>
>>
>> Stopped off at the Medford Dam and Sandy Beach late afternoon today. Some activity, but not as much as mornings early.
>> Medford Dam had a Juvenile Eagle lower end of the lower lake. I think it was near the Dam earlier .I was luckier as an Osprey flew by around 4pm and went down to harass the Eagle at the lower end of the lake.
>> The Upper Lake fore bay and Sandy Beach had the Wood Ducks back. There were loads of Male Red-winged Blackbirds around. There was one which I am quite sure is a female Red-winged Blackbird.
>>
>> I have posted some photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93 <https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93>. Mystic Lakes 2018 album.
>>
>> No one could get into my 5/7 photos. Many thanks to Renee for finding a flaw in the link. I hope this doesn/t happen with today,s. Let me know if there is a problem.
>>
>> Happy Birding
>>
>> Linda Thompson
>> Arlington
>>
>>
>>
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Date: 5/11/18 1:17 pm
From: Julia Petipas <jpetipas...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Bird ID
I saw a bird that looked just like this Monday about 5pm while crossing Congress St bridge over Fort Point Channel!

Was wondering what it might be and after studying my bird books juvenile double crested seemed to come closest.

Is this group consensus or are there other thoughts?

Julia

On May 10, 2018, at 9:45 PM, subash pereira <subash_pereira...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

Might be a juvenile double crested cormorant


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On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 9:40 PM, Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds]
<arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

[Attachment(s) from Lisa Carr included below]
Saw this bird on sunday while i was walking along the charles river in watertown during the walk for hunger. No binoculars or good camera given the circumstances. Wonder if anyone had thoughts on ID despite low quality of the pic. Kinfmd of reminded me of a grebe. Tx!!
<image1.JPG>
Sent from my iPhone

> On May 9, 2018, at 10:34 PM, Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
>
> Stopped off at the Medford Dam and Sandy Beach late afternoon today. Some activity, but not as much as mornings early.
> Medford Dam had a Juvenile Eagle lower end of the lower lake. I think it was near the Dam earlier .I was luckier as an Osprey flew by around 4pm and went down to harass the Eagle at the lower end of the lake.
> The Upper Lake fore bay and Sandy Beach had the Wood Ducks back. There were loads of Male Red-winged Blackbirds around. There was one which I am quite sure is a female Red-winged Blackbird.
>
> I have posted some photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93.. Mystic Lakes 2018 album.
>
> No one could get into my 5/7 photos. Many thanks to Renee for finding a flaw in the link. I hope this doesn/t happen with today,s. Let me know if there is a problem.
>
> Happy Birding
>
> Linda Thompson
> Arlington
>
>


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Date: 5/10/18 6:45 pm
From: subash pereira <subash_pereira...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Bird ID
Might be a juvenile double crested cormorant

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 9:40 PM, Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds]<arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:   [Attachment(s) from Lisa Carr included below]

Saw this bird on sunday while i was walking along the charles river in watertown during the walk for hunger.  No binoculars or good camera given the circumstances.  Wonder if anyone had thoughts on ID despite low quality of the pic.  Kinfmd of reminded me of a grebe.  Tx!!

Sent from my iPhone
On May 9, 2018, at 10:34 PM, Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:


 

Stopped off at the Medford Dam and Sandy Beach late afternoon today. Some activity, but not as much as mornings early.Medford Dam had a Juvenile Eagle lower end of the lower lake. I think it was near the Dam earlier .I was luckier as an Osprey flew by around 4pm and went down to harass the Eagle at the lower end of the lake. The Upper Lake fore bay and Sandy Beach had the Wood Ducks back. There were loads of Male Red-winged Blackbirds around.. There was one which I am quite sure is a female Red-winged Blackbird. 
I have posted some photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93. Mystic Lakes 2018 album.
No one could get into my 5/7 photos. Many thanks to Renee for finding a flaw in the link. I hope this doesn/t happen with today,s. Let me know if there is a problem. 
Happy Birding
Linda Thompson
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Date: 5/10/18 6:41 pm
From: Lisa Carr <lisacarr7968...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Bird ID [1 Attachment]
Saw this bird on sunday while i was walking along the charles river in watertown during the walk for hunger. No binoculars or good camera given the circumstances. Wonder if anyone had thoughts on ID despite low quality of the pic. Kinfmd of reminded me of a grebe. Tx!!

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 9, 2018, at 10:34 PM, Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:
>
> Stopped off at the Medford Dam and Sandy Beach late afternoon today. Some activity, but not as much as mornings early.
> Medford Dam had a Juvenile Eagle lower end of the lower lake. I think it was near the Dam earlier .I was luckier as an Osprey flew by around 4pm and went down to harass the Eagle at the lower end of the lake.
> The Upper Lake fore bay and Sandy Beach had the Wood Ducks back. There were loads of Male Red-winged Blackbirds around. There was one which I am quite sure is a female Red-winged Blackbird.
>
> I have posted some photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93.. Mystic Lakes 2018 album.
>
> No one could get into my 5/7 photos. Many thanks to Renee for finding a flaw in the link. I hope this doesn/t happen with today,s. Let me know if there is a problem.
>
> Happy Birding
>
> Linda Thompson
> Arlington
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/10/18 11:17 am
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, May 10, 2018
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 10, 2018 6:00 AM - 10:38 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Kevin, Will, Maryellen,
Kathy, Larry, Audrey, Soheil & Alan
51 species

Canada Goose 32 6gosslings
Mute Swan 6
Wood Duck 9 M
Mallard 1
Wild Turkey 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Virginia Rail 2
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 3
Mourning Dove 7
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 7
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 10
Barn Swallow 25
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Marsh Wren 18
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 11
Gray Catbird 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Ovenbird 2
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 11
American Redstart 1
Yellow Warbler 13
Pine Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Song Sparrow 27
Swamp Sparrow 18
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Baltimore Oriole 6
Red-winged Blackbird 45
Common Grackle 50
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45523302
​Alan Bragg

Bedford MA

 

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Date: 5/9/18 7:35 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mystic Lakes. 5/9/2018
Stopped off at the Medford Dam and Sandy Beach late afternoon today. Some
activity, but not as much as mornings early.
Medford Dam had a Juvenile Eagle lower end of the lower lake. I think it
was near the Dam earlier .I was luckier as an Osprey flew by around 4pm and
went down to harass the Eagle at the lower end of the lake.
The Upper Lake fore bay and Sandy Beach had the Wood Ducks back. There were
loads of Male Red-winged Blackbirds around. There was one which I am quite
sure is a female Red-winged Blackbird.

I have posted some photos at: https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93.
Mystic Lakes 2018 album.

No one could get into my 5/7 photos. Many thanks to Renee for finding a
flaw in the link. I hope this doesn/t happen with today,s. Let me know if
there is a problem.

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 5/8/18 7:03 pm
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Correction to my earlier email
In my earlier email, what I had called Tennessee Warbler was meant to be
Nashville Warbler. Thanks to Renee for pointing out the mistake. Renee also
helped me identify the Swainson's Thrush - I had them marked as Veery/ Wood
Thrush with question marks. All the photo tagging are now corrected.

Chandrashekhar Tibrewal




On Tue, May 8, 2018 at 9:13 PM Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...>
wrote:

> Got to spend several hours in the past 3 days at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
> Here is the link to some of the photos on Google Photos. You might get
> bored with many repeats but as some of you will appreciate, as a
> photographer, you always believe that the next photo will be better than
> the previous one. Lots of photos of Parula, Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian
> Warbler, Chipping Sparrow and Brown Thrasher.
>
> Hope you like them.
>
> Here is the link:
>
> https://photos.app.goo.gl/CgSFaG39gS11yCzU2
>
> Chandrashekhar Tibrewal
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/8/18 6:50 pm
From: 'Diana F.' <diana.fru...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond counting fish
Thought I would pass this on in case anyone is interested in doing a count
for 10 minutes one time per week when they go to Horn pond...

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Rod Flynn <fvirgos01801...>
Date: Mon, May 7, 2018, 3:07 PM
Subject: A note from the MyRWA
To: <woburnchat...>


Hey Gang,

Just wanted to share a note from Patrick Herron (the Executive Director of
the MyRWA). They are still in need of people to count the herring
migrating Specially those going into Horn Pond. Take a look and contact
Erica Wood if you can help.

Rodney Flynn
www.GoWREN.org
www.angelflightne.org
www.lucentretirees.com


Rod,

Just wanted to provide a brief update that the Division of Marine Fisheries
just moved rocks around to make a better passage for fish. As of this
afternoon, they were successful in directing fish up the rock spillway into
Horn Pond. All parties see value in installing a better structure for fish
passage in the next few years.

The real reason I am writing Rod, is that our organization has been
organizing fish counts at the Mystic Lakes Dam
<https://mysticriver.org/herring-monitoring/> and Horn Pond to understand
the size of the fish migration. Mystic River is now recognized as the
largest river herring run in Massachusetts according to 2017 data.

We have organized a volunteer counting program for Horn Pond that requires
a person to visit the Scalley Dam area for a 10-minute observation 1x per
week. If you or others in your network are interested in helping us
document the fish migration, we would be most grateful. This data will be
incredibly useful to understand the value of Horn Pond for the run. The
person to email to get involved is <Erica.wood...>

Thank you so much,

Patrick Herron
Mystic River Watershed Association.

 

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Date: 5/8/18 6:14 pm
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Some photos from Mt. Auburn Cemetery Birding
Got to spend several hours in the past 3 days at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Here is the link to some of the photos on Google Photos. You might get
bored with many repeats but as some of you will appreciate, as a
photographer, you always believe that the next photo will be better than
the previous one. Lots of photos of Parula, Tennessee Warbler, Blackburnian
Warbler, Chipping Sparrow and Brown Thrasher.

Hope you like them.

Here is the link:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/CgSFaG39gS11yCzU2

Chandrashekhar Tibrewal

 

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Date: 5/8/18 6:06 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Resending last nights photos 5/7 .
Apparently some couldn't get into my photos of last night.. There was an
extra dot in the link app.sent. Anyway I will resend the link and see what
happens.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/BwiFyaJkAnigVbc93. Mystic Lake 2018 album.

See if that works.

Linda Thomopson
Arlington.

 

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Date: 5/8/18 3:39 pm
From: <jthomas139...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] First hummer
Just had my first hummingbird - glad I put the feeders out on Sunday.
Jeff Thomas
Winchester

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Date: 5/8/18 8:21 am
From: Mark Rosenstein <mar...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Rookery in Concord
The Littleton Rookery had about a dozen nests active when I checked it
a couple of weeks ago. It's the one you can see from Rt 2 just
inside Rt 495, or hike in from Depot Rd, Boxborough.

   -Mark


On 5/8/18 10:42 AM, 'Constance Devanthery-Lewis' <devlew...>
[arlingtonbirds] wrote:

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If you’re talking about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, we saw two birds
roosting there two weeks ago. The rookery looks disheveled and
partially abandoned. We searched around and saw a number of active
nests in Wayland near a major road (from Sudbury, don’t remember
the name of the road).

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Constance Devanthery-Lewis

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From: <arlingtonbirds...> [mailto:<arlingtonbirds...>]
On Behalf Of MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds]
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 7:23 AM
To: Arlington Birds
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Rookery in Concord

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Does anyone know what's happening at the GBH rookery in Concord?Â
I saw 1 lone bird several weeks ago, but it appears (according to
others) that there are no active nests? I haven't been back for
a closer look.

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Thanks,
MJ




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Date: 5/8/18 7:42 am
From: 'Constance Devanthery-Lewis' <devlew...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: RE: [Arlington Birds] Rookery in Concord
If you’re talking about Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, we saw two birds roosting there two weeks ago. The rookery looks disheveled and partially abandoned. We searched around and saw a number of active nests in Wayland near a major road (from Sudbury, don’t remember the name of the road).



Constance Devanthery-Lewis



From: <arlingtonbirds...> [mailto:<arlingtonbirds...>] On Behalf Of MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds]
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2018 7:23 AM
To: Arlington Birds
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Rookery in Concord





Does anyone know what's happening at the GBH rookery in Concord? I saw 1 lone bird several weeks ago, but it appears (according to others) that there are no active nests? I haven't been back for a closer look.



Thanks,
MJ




 

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Date: 5/7/18 8:10 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake, Sandy Beach area. 5/7/2018
Shortly before noon there was some activity. The Kingbirds are back. The
was a Woodpecker and Flicker going for the same hole. I just missed the
shot of the confrontation. There was a Black and White Warbler. The only
bird in flight was way up. Could just barely see it without the camera. I
did get a photo of it. But not sure what it was. Could have been a
Red-tailed Hawk. Any ideas. Many Red-winged Blackbirds and Robins around.

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

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington.

 

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Date: 5/7/18 3:03 pm
From: Anna Piccolo <sweetestlight9...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] The Washington Post: Bird migration explained at last: It’s all about energy efficiency

Bird migration explained at last: It’s all about energy efficiency
The Washington Post

Birds are saving energy by flying thousands of miles. Read the full story


Shared from Apple News



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Date: 5/7/18 10:08 am
From: Martin Fraser <m.fraser781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Orioles
We had a pair in our Bradford pear (eating blossoms?) near Whitbrook Trail,
and a red breasted grosbeak on our suet feeder which overlooks the trail.
Both on Sat.

 

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Date: 5/7/18 10:08 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trip Reminder
One weekday trip, then nothing scheduled for next weekend because of Birdathon.

Wednesday May 9
Birding the Western Greenway
The Western Greenway consists of over 1200 acres of interconnected open space in Waltham, Lexington, and Belmont. There has been little documentation of migratory or breeding birds in many parts of the Greenway. We will choose a section in Lexington that most likely few Menotomy Birders know or bird.. Meet at Cart Path Lane, off Walnut Street in Lexington. 6:00-8:00 AM Roger Wrubel  <mailto:<rwrubel...> and Keith Ohmart <mailto:<kohmart...>


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA
 

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Date: 5/7/18 4:22 am
From: MJ Keeler <maryjane.keeler...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Rookery in Concord
Does anyone know what's happening at the GBH rookery in Concord? I saw 1
lone bird several weeks ago, but it appears (according to others) that
there are no active nests? I haven't been back for a closer look.

Thanks,
MJ

 

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Date: 5/6/18 3:32 pm
From: correne george <correnegeorge...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy walk trip report Mount Auburn
We had six birders join me for an excellent walk this morning at Mount
Auburn! I didn't keep careful count of the more numerous species, but here
is my rough list:
Brown Thrasher! 2 were apparently building a nest off of Rosemary Lane
close to the Dell. Great looks in the open briefly.
Baltimore Orioles-lots
Orchard Orioles- 2
Rose Breasted Grosbeak-2
Great Blue heron-2
Warblers:
Yellow Rumped -everywhere (70-80%) of all birds seen probably
Black and White- very numerous
Northern Parula- very numerous
Black Throated blue- very numerous
Black Throated green-2-3
American Redstart-2
Common Yellowthroat- 4-5
Chestnut Sided-1
Magnolia -1 (sorry group, after you all left I stayed another hour or so
and saw one)
Yellow-1 (poor views though)
Blue Winged (heard in the Dell )
Eastern Wood Peewee (heard in the Dell)
Blue Headed Vireo-1-2
Sharp Shinned Hawk-1
Loon sp.- overhead
Comorant sp.- overhead
Ravens-2 very loud in and around the Dell
Red Bellied Woodpecker- 4-5
Northern Flicker-1 seen, heard others
Goldfinch-2
Robins
Blue Jays
Chipping Sparrows
House Sparrows
Black Capped Chickadees
Tufted Titmouse - heard only
Common Grackles
Turkeys- heard only
Black Squirrels!

Thanks everyone for coming! Lots of fun.
Correne

 

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Date: 5/6/18 2:54 pm
From: '<pamswearingen1...>' <pamswearingen1...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mt Auburn cemetery
I am new to birding since the fall . So I saw 13 new birds to me at Mt Auburn cemetery this morning . I had taken a class with Neil Haywood and had our outing today . With his help we saw the following birds

New birds seen today -new to me were
Yellow billed cuckoo
Common raven
Veery
Gray catbird
Ovenbird
Black and white warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia warbler
Black throated blue warbler
Eastern towhee
Baltimore oriole
Orchard oriole

And we saw a great horned owl being mobbed by several ravens


So it was a great morning
Look forward to more birding !

Pam Swearingen
Belmont

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Date: 5/6/18 8:20 am
From: 'David Bean' <beandk...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Orioles
I heard and then saw a couple of orioles at Menotomy Rocks today. First ones
I saw last year were on May 3.

David Bean



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Date: 5/6/18 5:18 am
From: Liz Thorstenson <lizzylee...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Yard/Alewife Brook sightings
I sat on my porch looking out over the Alewife for about an hour this morning and saw the following among the usual suspects:

Oriole - 2 males and possibly a female
Yellow warbler (FOY)
Catbird (FOY)
Northern parula - not only FOY but life bird and first time I’ve seen one in my yard!!
Blue-headed vireo
2 cormorants flying over
2 bright yellow goldfinches

I sat out in the same spot at about 7:00 pm last night and saw five great blue herons fly over (not all together) and one osprey, which was pretty exciting.

Cheers,
Liz

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Date: 5/5/18 7:58 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Subject date previous e-mail
I am sure you all know know the subject date is 5/5/2018. Just for the
record.

Linda

 

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Date: 5/5/18 7:51 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Medford Dam and Sandy Beach area. 5/5/2108
Much activity with fish and quite a few people there. The Cormorants and
Gulls are certainly getting a good feast with the fish going up the dam.
There was also much more activity at the Sandy Beach area. There was more
activity in the trees than on the water though. Did see one Juvenile Eagle
across the lake. Couldn't stay too long, but did see some of the birds that
were there. Would have liked to stay longer.

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

Happy Birding

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 5/5/18 6:27 pm
From: John Andrews <jandrews166...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Dunback Meadow, Arlington Res
This morning a nice flock of warblers were working through the deciduous
woods near the pine grove at Dunback Meadow. There were 9 species
including a Blue-winged Warbler. Complete list below.

Also, I had the Blue Grosbeak at Arlington Res around 5:15pm. He was
hanging out in his usual spot along the back of the farm, close to the
solar panels.

- John Andrews

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Dunback Meadow, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 5, 2018 7:59 AM - 10:07 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Allen St, Bacon St, Bowman School. HS: 3 jogging, 2 walking,
2 dog-walking, 1 birding
31 species

Canada Goose 34
Great Blue Heron 1
Mourning Dove 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 5
Ovenbird 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 7
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 7
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 22
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Common Grackle 4

 

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Date: 5/5/18 5:37 pm
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Need help with identification
Can someone please help with the identification of some birds that we saw
this morning. Here are the links to the photos that we need help with:


1. https://photos.app.goo.gl/1sHCua4sU93Uryo42
2. https://photos.app.goo.gl/BboDfEYCDEzcr8Fh2
3. https://photos.app.goo.gl/IW25DsXmY8dRk8x23
4. https://photos.app.goo.gl/Nh97q2MoyTeauXULA
5. https://photos.app.goo.gl/1cjz9bMgyNZS5ln43
6. https://photos.app.goo.gl/MJtmPjRAwqEaBrvW2

And for those interested in seeing all the photos, here is the link to my
Google Photos Album:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/eaRYVgV4lMUwAzRC3
Chandrashekhar Tibrewal
917-603-1361

 

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Date: 5/5/18 2:52 pm
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Wonderful birding day at Sandy Beach and the Dam
Shobha and I did some birding this morning at Sandy Beach and the dam. It
turned out to be a very rewarding day. I will send out the link to some of
the photos that I took later in the day. In the meanwhile, here is a list
of some of our sightings:

Black & White Warbler
Northern Parula
Blackpoll
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole
Northern Flicker
Scarlet Tanager
Bald Eagles - one adult and two juveniles - all in flight at the dam
hovering for an extended time.

Those are in addition to chickadee, nuthatches, titmouse, cardinals,
grackles and blue jays.

Chandrashekhar Tibrewal
917-603-1361

 

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Date: 5/5/18 2:46 pm
From: Neelakshi Hudda <neelakshi.hudda...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Injured bird rescue options
Hello,

A white throated sparrow injured itself when it collided into our backyard
door. It has been sitting dazed for a while now. Any tips on how I can help
or pointers on where I could take the bird to get it some help?

Thanks,
Neelakshi

 

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Date: 5/5/18 11:08 am
From: 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond Menotomy Bird Club walk
Only three birders joined me for a walk at Horn Pond this morning, and
it made for a really congenial group where we could all see the same
bird without yelling. I really enjoyed myself.

There were not huge number of migrants, but we did see some great stuff.
The highlight was a really cooperative Blackburnian Warbler that posed
for five minutes silhouetted against a pine so we could really enjoy the
brilliant coloring. There are a handful of Black-and-white Warblers and
Northern Parulas, and single Black-throated Greens and Magnolias.

A pair of Orchard Orioles were much less cooperative than the Blackburnian!

--
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Woburn, MA



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Date: 5/5/18 9:47 am
From: STEVEN SIMPSON <stevensimpson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Rocks Park
There was a nice wave of birds this morning at MRP, though not a huge variety. The highlight was an extremely orange, male Scarlet Tanager feeding in the brook as I observed from the valley slope ABOVE. A nice “break” for my neck.
Also:
Ovenbird (in the pines)
BW
(10) Northern Parula
Yellow-rumps
Pine Warbler (another unusual species on the ground)
Yellow Warbler


Steven A. Simpson
(Arlington Hts.)

 

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Date: 5/4/18 3:53 pm
From: Eric Nguyen <eanguyen...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak
I did not see it yesterday but I hope someone else has better luck than I
did!

On Fri, May 4, 2018 at 4:42 PM <brooklinebiker...> [arlingtonbirds] <
<arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Hi everybody,
>
> Is the Blue Grosbeak at the Arlington Reservoir still being seen? If yes,
>
> would someone please provide directions to its most recent location(s)?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Neil Calabro
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/4/18 1:43 pm
From: <brooklinebiker...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak
Hi everybody,
Is the Blue Grosbeak at the Arlington Reservoir still being seen? If yes,
would someone please provide directions to its most recent location(s)?
Thanks,
Neil Calabro
 

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Date: 5/3/18 2:39 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Yesterday 5/2/2018 Mystic Lakes
Hi All
I think yesterday must have been the last quiet day at the Lakes. Down at
the Dam there was a young Bald Eagle around noon time. Really being
harassed by Gulls. Many many Cormorants on the dock at the Dam. The Sandy
Beach area around 10:30 there was a Red-tail Hawk. There was one bird that
was flying around and landing on top of an tree. I had many guesses. But
I am wondering if it is a Tree Swallow. First I thought a Kingbird, but had
no white on the tail. One of the photos it was acting like a Woodpecker,
poking in a hole. But it flew up higher and looked like the other photos.
Any other ideas?

I would have loved going over today. But had other commitments. Another day!
I did get over to the Arlington Res 5/1/18 But couldn't stay long late
afternoon and I think I was at the wrong of the Res. Didn't see too much.
Later I will post a photo for an ID.

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

Enjoy the warm weather.

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 5/3/18 10:11 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Birds back at Sandy Beach 5/3
This morning I was happy to see that the usual breeders have arrived back at Sandy Beach: Eastern Kingbirds, Warbling Vireos, Baltimore Orioles, Yellow Warbler, and a very handsome adult male Orchard Oriole. All were singing like crazy and seemed to be claiming their favorite nesting trees. Yay, Spring!

Renee LaFontaine
Medford MA

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Date: 5/3/18 10:09 am
From: 'Alan & Ruth Bragg' <alan.ruth.bragg...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, May 3, 2018
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 3, 2018 6:19 AM - 10:44 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Kevin, Will, Kathy,
Maryellen, Larry, Joan, Soheil and Alan
51 species

Canada Goose 50 11
Mute Swan 7
Wood Duck 7
Mallard 11
Wild Turkey 1
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 1
Osprey 1
Virginia Rail 2
Killdeer 1
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 6
Eastern Screech-Owl 1 Gray morph
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 13
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Marsh Wren 16
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 5
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 3
Cedar Waxwing 7
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 4
Pine Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler 4
Song Sparrow 22
Swamp Sparrow 18
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Baltimore Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 80
Common Grackle 100
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45213418

​Alan Bragg
Bedford MA​

 

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Date: 5/3/18 8:30 am
From: Andrew <andrew.lloyd.mason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] 5/2/2018 Bald eagle images
Hi all,

Had the pleasure of meeting some of you yesterday. Hope you all found some
gems.

My favorites from the day:
https://unionlloyd.smugmug.com/Birding/Birding/i-76m9JsL
https://unionlloyd.smugmug.com/Birding/Birding/i-6pF3nbJ

All the best,
Andrew

 

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Date: 5/2/18 1:20 pm
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Photos of Blue Grosbeak
Hi Folks

I had sent some photos of the Blue Grosbeak yesterday to the group but it
looks like no one can open them. I don't know if there are permissioning
issues from the group administrator.

Anyhow, I have now put them up on Google Photos. Here are the links:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/16ruNbJy6eNiaqu73
https://photos.app.goo.gl/p4QXZVKPhpkBdmeE3
https://photos.app.goo.gl/pH74g8BKVhzFoeax7
https://photos.app.goo.gl/h3DW48YXxsvtp3SNA

Please let me know if you still can't access them (as some people did). I
can send them to you directly.

Hope you like them and you have the chance to visit the Res and see the
bird.

Chandrashekhar Tibrewal
917-603-1361

 

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Date: 5/2/18 9:11 am
From: <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Louisiana Waterthrush Fells
Today Renee and I birded several places in Medford and were lucky enough to hear a Louisiana Waterthrush singing in the Middlesex Fells. If you take the Winford Way entrance and follow the path past the pond, then past the intersection with the Blue Trail, it was a short distance after that intersection. It sang perhaps a half dozen times but by the time we were in position to look for it, it had shut up.


 

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Date: 5/2/18 8:40 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
With southwest winds, migration is now in full swing, so get out there and enjoy! This week’s trips:

Saturday, May 5
Spring at Horn Pond
Horn Pond offers a variety of habitats with a great variety of both breeding birds and migrants. Meet at 7:00 AM at the Sturgis Street entrance to Horn Pond. Marj Rine <mailto:<marj...>s

Saturday, May 5
Botanical Exploration at Horn Pond
Join Nancy Goodman, Naturalist and Plant Conservation Volunteer with New England Wild Flower Society for this botanical exploration of Horn Pond. Trees surround us and support us in so many important ways. Though they're rooted in one place, they are complex, fascinating, and beautiful living things.. We will be looking at a mix of plants and trees to learn what we can. Plants and trees can tell you a lot about the habitats you might be in. Become familiar with the characteristic bark of different trees in different habitats and at different stages of growth, as well as identification from leaves and other clues. For more than half the year, bark provides the best clue to tree identification. We will be keying out some of the trees to see what we can learn. Bring binoculars, water, lunch, sturdy walking shoes and the book Bark by Michael Wojtech, if you have a copy. Meet at Sturgis Street entrance. 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

Sunday, May 6
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
This will be a fun, most likely bird-filled walk through Mt. Auburn Cemetery during spring migration. Along with many songbirds, it is possible to see quite a few waterbirds due to the several small ponds here. The early migrants will have already arrived, and hopefully some of the peak migration will have begun. Potentially we can see: Red-eyed and Warbling Vireo, Baltimore and possibly Orchard Orioles, Indigo Bunting and Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and of course many warbler species, flycatchers, sparrows, thrushes, Turkeys, etc. Mt. Auburn in the spring is magic!! Meet at the entrance to the chapel 7:30-10:00 AM Correne George <mailto:<correnegeorge...>

Monday, May 7
Spring Migration at Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge and Watertown is one of the best local spots to view spring migration. Park in the cemetery and meet at the kiosk by the main entrance gate. 7:00-10:00 AM Brooke Stevens <mailto:<brookestev...>

Wednesday May 9
Birding the Western Greenway
The Western Greenway consists of over 1200 acres of interconnected open space in Waltham, Lexington, and Belmont. There has been little documentation of migratory or breeding birds in many parts of the Greenway. We will choose a section in Lexington that most likely few Menotomy Birders know or bird.. Meet at Cart Path Lane, off Walnut Street in Lexington. 6:00-8:00 AM Roger Wrubel  <mailto:<rwrubel...> and Keith Ohmart  <mailto:<kohmart...>


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

 

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Date: 5/2/18 6:44 am
From: Nick Pavey <nickjpavey...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Singing
Yes, us too. The first robin was at 3:50am, when it was still dark. Then all its buddies started up, and kept shouting for what seemed like hours.

We call it "Robbin Season", and make sure that we have earplugs handy.

Nick


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Sent: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 7:07 AM
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Subject: [Arlington Birds] Singing



A robin started singing at 3:41 AM beside the house, then moved a bit away and continued for about ten minutes.

Paul Devaney
Winchester



 

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Date: 5/2/18 4:07 am
From: Paul Devaney <PaulDBooty...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Singing
A robin started singing at 3:41 AM beside the house, then moved a bit away and continued for about ten minutes.

Paul Devaney
Winchester
 

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Date: 5/1/18 5:29 pm
From: Chandrashekhar Tibrewal <ctibrewal...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak, Arlington Reservoir, 5/1/18 [4 Attachments]
Got a good glimpse of the Blue Grosbeak this evening at Arlington
Reservoir. Here are some photos.

Thanks to the birding community for the find!

Chandra Tibrewal

 

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Date: 5/1/18 2:18 pm
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Warblers and Starlings
Birders: Bob Stymest delivered Bird Coffee to us April 28th and showed us his photograph of the Blue Grosbeak in the mud. He had just come down from Vermont. Pat wanted to see it in person, so we set right forth. No, just mud. But walking back, we came across quite a warbler wave, must have been at least 20 Yellow-rumps catching bugs in the trees! And a perfect full moon! For yard birds, we came across a dead Mourning Dove yesterday (bloody) — must have been offed by an Accipter (Coopers?).
I am reading Mozart’s Starling by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. She wrote Crow Planet. Mozart came across a Starling which could sing his G Major Concerto! Lyanda tried to teach her Starling the same — no luck. But it could say words, and mimic all the household sounds, greeted her with Hi and the cat with MEOW!! Sang madly when her daughter played the cello, or some Western songs taped. Cacophony. Tame, perched on her shoulder, etc.
No birds save a Song sparrow and blackbirds at the Cemetery (Broad Meadow), and a Rabbit. Couple told us a Deer visits every day at five or six.

Oakes









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Date: 5/1/18 9:42 am
From: <steph_gaynor...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Menotomy Bird Club Report for Arlington Reservoir, 5/1/2018
Nice shots of the Blue Grosbeak - with great light and out of the mud. In the afternoon, on the mud flat, he was very hard to make out. I was lucky other birders helped me find him.
 

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Date: 5/1/18 9:22 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Fells Northern Parula, Ovenbird 5/1/18
-Didn't expect much in the way of migration this morning, but found a few nice birds in the Middlesex Fells, including:

2 Winter Wrens, singing in different spots along the Whitmore Brook path
1 Ovenbird elsewhere in the Lawrence Woods, heard and then seen
(Also heard a singing Wood Thrush two days ago in the Lawrence Woods)
1 Northern Parula near Long Pond (in a little flock of Yellow-rumps and Palms) - same spot I found an even earlier one two years ago

-Can’t wait for predicted big push of migrants the next few days!

Renee LaFontaine
Medford,MA




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Date: 5/1/18 8:26 am
From: 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Bird Club Report for Arlington Reservoir, 5/1/2018
Blue Grosbeak continues. Rough-winged Swallows are in.

Details, photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45138870

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Date: 4/30/18 11:19 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trip Reminder
A quick reminder of the trip tomorrow morning to Arlington Res (where you might see a Blue Grosbeak!) :

Tuesday, May 1
Arlington Reservoir
The Arlington Reservoir is a stopping point for a number of migrating birds.. This is a great time to look for the first orioles, or more exotic arrivals like Yellow-throated Warbler(!). We’ll check the field at Busa Farm, and the Reservoir itself for waterfowl. Meet at the Rindge Park playground, 22 Rindge Avenue in Lexington (park on the playground side of the street). 7:00-8:30 AM Chris Floyd <mailto:<chrisf...>


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Medford, MA


 

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Date: 4/29/18 7:15 am
From: Andrea Golden 2 <andgold...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Whipple Hill and Locke Farm: Late risers' walk/CANCELLED
Hi all,
Sorry to cancel today's walk, maybe another time later in the spring!

Andrea


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Date: 4/28/18 12:04 pm
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Arlington Reservoir Blue Grosbeak
Subject bird still present on mudflat by inlet to res. Tough to pick out but surprisingly close views.

Cliff Cook
Watertown.

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 4/28/18 11:28 am
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mt. Auburn, Fresh Pond
Birders: Guiding a family around Mt. Auburn was OK, for starting right out we got to view Painted Turtles and listen to the chorus of Tree Frogs, and even see one! Mary Baker Eddy pond. Satisfactory for a 3 year old. Then at the narrow ponds by the mausoleums, first a Great Blue standing on a tree limb with one leg, and then dramatic interaction with another Great Blue. No flow of migrants yet. We did get to spy a Black and White and a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet. Red-tailed Hawk. Usual Robins and Grackles. Nuthatch. Red-bellied Woodpecker. Nothing at the Glen. An enthusiastic man told us about the young Great Horned Owls learning how to fly at Fresh Pond. Driving home on Huron Ave., noticed crowd behind yellow barrier viewing. Stopped and a birder showed me the young fluffy owlet, and high in a Pine the great form of the adult.
We were out there two and a half hours. Trouble with Mt. Auburn is you never know where you are exactly, for the trails mostly go nowhere, and no compass to follow!

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Date: 4/28/18 10:01 am
From: 'Floyd, Chris' <chrisf...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak, Arlington Reservoir, 4/28
First-spring male.

Thanks to Jason Forbes for finding, and refinding!

Details photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45026879

Chris Floyd
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Date: 4/28/18 9:30 am
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: Re: [Arlington Birds] Re: Blue Grosbeak Arlington Res
Arlington Rs Blue Grosbeak still on the mud at the NW corner until I left
the area at 1055. I came up into the low trees on the bank at least one
time while I was there. Its brown back make it blend into the mud.

Karsten Hartel
Arlington

On Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:05 AM, Jason Forbes <jason...>
[arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...> wrote:

>
>
> Right after I posted, it flew down to the mud in the corner of the res.
> Still there as of 10. Also a Kingbird abs Warbling Vireo now.
>
> Jason
>
> > On Apr 28, 2018, at 8:58 AM, Jason Forbes <jason...>
> wrote:
> >
> > At the farm, below the solar panels. Patchy blue and brown. Also a
> thrasher here and a second between the parking lot and the spillway.
> >
> > Jason
> >
> > --
> > Jason Forbes
> > Waltham, MA
> > <jason...>
> > http://www.brewsterslinnet.com
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Date: 4/28/18 7:05 am
From: Jason Forbes <jason...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Re: Blue Grosbeak Arlington Res
Right after I posted, it flew down to the mud in the corner of the res. Still there as of 10. Also a Kingbird abs Warbling Vireo now.

Jason

> On Apr 28, 2018, at 8:58 AM, Jason Forbes <jason...> wrote:
>
> At the farm, below the solar panels. Patchy blue and brown. Also a thrasher here and a second between the parking lot and the spillway.
>
> Jason
>
> --
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Date: 4/28/18 5:58 am
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Subject: [Arlington Birds] Blue Grosbeak Arlington Res
At the farm, below the solar panels. Patchy blue and brown. Also a thrasher here and a second between the parking lot and the spillway.

Jason

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Date: 4/27/18 5:02 am
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Boston Globe: Bald Eagle article
Greetings all,


Thought you might enjoy a sneak peek at the just published online article in the Boston Globe on the recent Bald Eagle photo exhibit so generously sponsored by Hunt's Photo in Melrose. Hard copy will in the Globe's North and West section on Sunday.


Link: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2018/04/26/bald-eagles-are-soaring-mystic-lakes/xPtIqymaJMNIxY7JEqdnVO/story.html


The article is well done, speaks to the majesty and awe of the Bald Eagles right in our back yard, features the exhibit speakers Marj Rines and Paul Roberts, as well as Jim Renault, and many of our talented Menotomy Bird Club photographers, including the three award winners: Ram, Ken, and Sherry.


It also highlights the critical work being done by the Mystic River Watershed Association and Patrick Herron as Executive Director.


All in all, the article speaks to the wonderful spirit of our extended community and the joys of enjoying, observing, and photographing the Bald Eagles!


Many thanks to all,


Craig Gibson

Winchester, MA




Hi Craig,

The online article came out today:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/regionals/north/2018/04/26/bald-eagles-are-soaring-mystic-lakes/xPtIqymaJMNIxY7JEqdnVO/story.html

Hard copy will be in Sunday's Globe North and Globe West sections.

Thanks for all your help.

Best,

Don
 

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Date: 4/27/18 3:48 am
From: m r <alohablessings...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] 2018 Spring Cape May Festival
Attn Women Birders:

I'm 60 yr old married woman looking for another woman who may be
interested in driving down to The Cape May Birding Conference Festival.
Husband not a birder, and not interested in going.

I plan to drive down Wed 5/16/17 or Thurs 5/17/18 and drive back
either Sun 5/20/18.

If you are interested, please call me asap *evenings * ~ *at 781-438-0422*,
or *text during the day 781-309-8521* (then I will have to call you back).

Please contact me by this weekend the latest, to discuss.

Thank you,
Maribeth Rafferty (Stoneham)
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Date: 4/26/18 7:05 pm
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Birding Saturday morning at Mt. Auburn
Birders: Beautiful Yellow-rump Warbler at the Res today late afternoon. Anyone interested in giving me a ride and birding with me at Mt. Auburn Saturday at 9 a.m.??
I am supposed to guide a couple and two children birding (one a baby), I have a Learners Permit so could give someone else a ride as well. Take my road test Wednesday. West Nile Virus and Seizures, but I have Doctor’s letter. The idea of nine o’clock is to miss the crowds and find parking. Naturally we would set forth at a little after 8:30. I had really forgotten how beautiful a warbler is, even a Yellow-rump! Gathered an oak leaf for my new signs.

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Date: 4/26/18 7:43 am
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] When Will trhe Mystic Lakes be "Great" Again?
Just to close the door on them for a while, I have not seen either immature Great Cormorant on the Mystic Lakes for well over a week. It appears they, too, headed north, though not necessarily to the breeding grounds.


Depending on the time of day I am visiting I have between 0 and 33 Double-crested Cormorants loafing on the docks or swimming every day. Virtually all of them are adults in breeding plumage. I have seen a max of 3 immatures at any one time, causing me to question where the other immatures are spending the spring since they don't need to go to all the effort to get back to the breeding grounds if they are not going to compete for territory and a mate. It will be interesting to see if more appear later, but well before the young of the year would be evident.


The two immature Bald Eagles that had been checking out the lake every morning have not been visible when I've visited over the past week. The small adult male Bald Eagle has been seen occasionally flying over or perching in the distant spruce tree.


Best,


Paul

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Date: 4/25/18 6:19 pm
From: m r <alohablessings...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Cape May Spring Birding Festival
Attn Women Birders:

I'm 60 yr old married woman looking for another woman who may be
interested in driving down to The Cape May Birding Conference Festival.
Husband not a birder, and not interested in going.

I plan to drive down Wed 5/16/17 or Thurs 5/17/18 and drive back
either Sun 5/20/18 or Mon 5/21/18.

If you are interested, please call me asap *evenings * ~ *at 781-438-0422*,
or *text during the day 781-309-8521* (then I will have to call you back).

Please contact me by this weekend the latest, to discuss.

Thank you,
Maribeth Rafferty (Stoneham)
<alohablessings...>

 

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Date: 4/25/18 6:09 pm
From: Linda Thompson <lthom781...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Upper Mystic Lake, Sandy Beach area 22nd & 24th
There were many Red-winged Blackbirds, Titmice, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet
There some very small birds around the bushes on the shoreline, but
couldn't a good photo of them. They were bouncing around. Not sure what
they were. I did ask for an ID on one of the photos.

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

I am not sure if you can get into any of my other albums even though they
say shared. Maybe I have to go into each individual album to specifically
share. I haven't figured it out. Somewhere I read you couldn't for some
reason. Google didn't give a reason. I know when I go into just Photos
rather than Albums from the my menu it brings up all by date. But I don't
know if that is an option for specifically sharing an album.

Linda Thompson
Arlington

 

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Date: 4/25/18 5:51 am
From: Oakes Plimpton <opoakes...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Dunback Meadows
Farm fields along Waltham/Lexington road and Dunback Meadows, no interesting birds. Robins, Red-wings, a Song Sparrow or two, Chickadee. Interesting memorial stone wall and seat near 4 corners (path from Allen Street) in memory of Francis W. K. Smith founding member of Lex C.C. with the brush cut down providing a view of the marshy field. In every walk in nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir. Unfortunately quite a few teen or young adult cigarettes about.

Oakes
 

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Date: 4/25/18 3:51 am
From: Janet Kovner <jskmystic...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Birdwatcher for hire - ?
Good morning,
A friend of someone I know is interested in hiring a birdwatcher to take her family on a tour in the area. Please see her description below. If interested in considering this opportunity and discussing details, please contact her at: <elissaharelryan...>

Here is her request:My husband is just starting to get into bird watching. He really enjoys it but is still learning. I was trying to think of something we could do as a family for his birthday and thought it might be nice to have someone who is a much more advanced birder and likes to teach newbies take us for 2ish hours on a walk. keeping in mind we will have a 9 month old and 3 year old with us - so someone who's able to go with the flow and just enjoy a hectic couple hours :)  We are open to locations that are within about an hour's drive.

Janet Kovner <jskmystic...>
 

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Date: 4/24/18 8:32 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Menotomy Trips Reminder
Several trips coming up:

Saturday, April 28
Wright Farm, Lexington
This is a new Lexington Conservation property and there are new trails now ready for nature lovers, including birders. Let’s see what gems are hidden away in this new area. Address is 241 Grove Street, close to the Bedford town line. Parking is limited, so carpooling is encouraged; parking is permitted on nearby Carriage Drive. 7:00-9:00 AM Bobbie Hodson <mailto:<robertahodson...> and Keith Ohmart <mailto:<kohmart...>

Sunday, April 29
Foss Farm, Carlisle
We’ll look for early migrants such as sparrows, swallows, raptors and the first of the warblers in the community gardens and farm fields, including the old piggery that is now part of Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. Co-sponsored by the Carlisle Conservation Foundation. Meet at Foss Farm parking lot, just west of the bridge over the Concord River on route 225. 7:00-10:00 Alan Ankers <mailto:<alankers...>

Sunday, April 29
Whipple Hill and Locke Farm: Late risers' walk
This is an afternoon walk. Besides birds, we may encounter some later-rising wildlife, including insects and pond life. Whipple Hill conservation area in Lexington and Winchester includes many habitats within its 130-odd acres. We’ll see what spring has to offer in the woods around Whipple Hill (at 374 feet, the highest point in Lexington) and in the lowland area around Locke Pond. Depending on interest, we’ll also stop at the adjoining 18thcentury Wright Locke Farm. Meet in the parking lot across from the fire station at Mullen playground, off of Lockeland Road in Winchester. 1:00-3:00 PM Andrea Golden <mailto:<andgold2...> and Stephen Kruse

Tuesday, May 1
Arlington Reservoir
The Arlington Reservoir is a stopping point for a number of migrating birds.. This is a great time to look for the first orioles, or more exotic arrivals like Yellow-throated Warbler(!). We’ll check the field at Busa Farm, and the Reservoir itself for waterfowl. Meet at the Rindge Park playground, 22 Rindge Avenue in Lexington (park on the playground side of the street). 7:00-8:30 AM Chris Floyd <mailto:<chrisf...>


Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA
 

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Date: 4/24/18 7:05 am
From: <phawk254...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mass Audubon Birdathon May 11-12.
Just a reminder that the Mass Audubon Birdathon begins Friday night May 11 at 6 pm and runs through 6 p.m. on Saturday, May 12. People can pledge so much per species for Birdathon teams, which are organized by and support specific sanctuaries. Most Birdathon funds are raised by pledges per species per team. You can support our local Audubon Sanctuary, Habitat in Belmont, by supporting one of its many teams, or a specific birder on one of their teams.


There is another way in which you can participate and support Habitat during the Birdathon. I lead an all-day (6 am- 6 pm) Birdathon team doing the Newburyport/Plum Island/Salisbury area. You can be part of the Team! You can register to join the trip all day ($100 for Mass Audubon members; $125 for nonmembers); or do the 6 am-12 noon segment, or the 12 noon to 6 p.m. segment ($60 for members; $75 for nonmembers). Birdathon teams are focused on seeing the most number of species possible because pledging is based on the number of species seen. My trip is based on seeing as many bird species well as possible, rather than total species count. If we see something unusual, like a Woodcock with chicks, we will watch for a while, and we do our best to make sure that everybody sees everything the leaders see. We have a lot of fun and usually see between 10--125 species in 12 hours. (How often can you say that?) Recently we even had an Australian birder who added multiple life birds like Orchard Oriole on the last day before he flew home!


You can obtain more information or register at massaudubon.org or call Habitat at 617-489-5050. The trip goes rain, shine, or snow. (One year we had a snow cover on grassy areas at the end of the second week of May! And some of our most memorable trips have been in rain.) I'll be traveling, returning on May 9, so will not be able to answer questions from this weekend until the 9th.


Best,


Paul


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Date: 4/23/18 3:00 pm
From: Andrea Golden 2 <andgold...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Raven's nest/Turkey Hill
There's a Raven's nest tucked behind a utility box near the top of the
Turkey Hill water tower (westerly side) with at least one chick.

Andrea G.


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Date: 4/23/18 2:42 pm
From: <4mrfish...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Help with Eastern Meadowlark surveys

Birders,

The Massachusetts Audubon Society is seeking volunteers to help with Eastern Meadowlark monitoring. Eastern Meadowlarks are in serious decline in MA and nationwide, and it's critical that we learn more about their habits and habitat if we want to protect them.

Anyone interested in collecting data with us can visit our Anecdata webpage ( https://anecdata.org/projects/... https://anecdata.org/projects/view/187/about ) and select from our list of predetermined survey sites. To view sites on a map, click "add an observation," then click "use a hotspot" in the upper left, and then select "map." There is a link to sign up for a site ( https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1u4B5hGAXmZQ78hGAm3dbYoJE4T6r-ynuwpdnDte-M3E/edit#gid=1805043619 ) mentioned in the project description, and volunteers should put their name down for sites to avoid doubling up and wasting effort.

Surveys involve visiting a site on three days between April 20 and June 15, for any ten-minute period between 5:30AM and 9:30AM (and visits should be separated by a period of at least three days). Not all of our sites may have meadowlarks, and that's perfectly fine-- it is just as important to know where meadowlarks are not (and figuring out why) as to know where they are. Please direct any questions about survey methods or signup to me, at wfreedberg (at) massaudubon.org

MA has lost over 78% of its meadowlarks since the first breeding bird atlas in 1979. Please help us learn more about this species and how to reverse its decline!

Good birding, Will Freedberg Belmont

 

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Date: 4/22/18 6:05 pm
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Northern Harrier & more: Photos!
It was a beautiful morning with bright sun and clear skies just after sunrise this morning. Made my way to Woburn for looks at nesting Ravens, Peregrine Falcons, and ended up with a close encounter with a male Northern Harrier, as well as a Cooper's Hawk.


The Harrier came into view as I was facing north. It proceeded in a gentle glide, west to east, and came to a stop in the grass 40 feet in front of me. Somehow, it had located a dead starling on the ground and wasted no time ripping it to shreds.


Just a bit later, around the corner, on the pavement, in an area that had earlier caught the attention of the peregrine, discovered a Cooper's Hawk, sitting silently and not moving, with a Mourning Dove in its tight grip.


For those with an interest, 4 photos posted:


http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/167361418

Click "next" in upper right to advance frames...


Enjoy,

Craig Gibson

Winchester, MA
 

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Date: 4/22/18 10:32 am
From: '<dacooper...>' <dacooper...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Sandy Beach Menotomy Trip Report 4/22
About a dozen birders joined me for this morning’s walk at Sandy Beach. Without any southwest winds for the past week, my expectations for migrants were low, but we managed hear and see several Ruby-crowned Kinglets, a couple Golden-crowned Kinglets, a few Yellow-rumped Warblers, two Pine Warblers, and just one Palm Warbler (the rest must have gone to Arlington Res, where over 40 were counted by another birder there).

We also saw two Red-bellied Woodpeckers, two Northern Flickers, Chipping Sparrows, and the usual residents.

Renee LaFontaine
Medford, MA

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Date: 4/22/18 9:58 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Watertown Broad-winged Hawk
Migrating overhead while I was working in the garden. First time I've seen one here in 19 years. Keep an eye on the sky for migrating hawks!

Cliff Cook
Watertown.

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Date: 4/22/18 9:25 am
From: Sean Mullahy <sean.mullahy...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Female Brown Headed Cowbird
I didn't realize that female brown headed cowbirds could be so charcoal gray, I'm assuming that's what it is, Stokes doesn't depict this coloration but there are some images online that do.
The most interesting thing is that it's been hanging around my feeder for a few days and it's behavior is very slow and docile. What surprised me the most is that I was doing yard work and she alighted on the feeder three feet from me and did that a few times not scared at all. The best image I could get was with my phone. If I had a telephoto I would touch this bird. Anyone have any thoughts?



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Date: 4/22/18 8:32 am
From: 'Arthur L. Robinson' <lewie...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Bird Observer Back Issues
Massbirders,

I’m relocating to the west coast in May and find myself with 8 years of Bird Observer back issues from August 2010 to present plus a few earlier issues. If anyone would like these, please reply offline or call 617-821-2329 by April 29. I also have back issues of Bird Watcher’s Digest for the same date range.

Many thanks,

Art Robinson
Cambridge, MA

Let the beautiful bloom of compassion grow
out of the soil of friendliness;
water it with tears of joy
in the cool shade of the tree of equanimity.
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Date: 4/22/18 7:32 am
From: RIch Turk <turkrich...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Mt. Auburn Cemetery Fri and Sat,
highlights:

Willow Pond - Sat 3-6pm
Many Ruby Crowned Kinglets along edge of pond, far side. Very hard to
photograph...not only small, but they don't sit still. (attached 3 in
focus images I got)

White-Throated Sparrow
Pair of Red Tailed Hawks
GBH
Downy Woodpecker
Muskrat, guarding its musk.

Halcyon Lake, Fri/Sat aft.

flocks of Cedar Waxwings @Mary Baker Eddy Monument.

Spring is finally here, I hear.

rt

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Rich Turk

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Date: 4/21/18 8:36 pm
From: 'Marj. Rines' <marj...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Horn Pond today
This morning a dozen birders joined me to enjoy the first nice day we've
had in ages. The winds last night weren't ideal for bringing in any new
migrants, but we still saw a lot of nice birds. Ruby-crowned Kinglets
were the birds of the day, with lots of them foraging in easy view,
often displaying their ruby crowns. We also had a small handful of Palm
Warblers and a few Hermit Thrushes.

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Woburn, MA



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