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6/10/24 4:11 pm 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...> [BostonBirds] 6/10 Six Blue-winged Warbler and an Indigo Bunting, Etc. at Fowl Meadow
6/10/24 3:50 pm 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...> [BostonBirds] Virginia Rail and Thirteen Night-Herons at Belle Isle, Etc.
6/6/24 5:21 pm 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...> [BostonBirds] Scarlet Tanager at Cold Spring Park in Newton, Etc.
6/5/24 5:38 pm 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...> [BostonBirds] 6/4 Lincoln Virginia Rail, Etc.
5/31/24 1:33 pm 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...> [BostonBirds] Hammond Pond Reservation and Webster Conservation Raptors, Etc.
5/26/24 1:22 pm 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...> [BostonBirds] 5/25 Wilds of West Roxbury Sora, Virginia Rail, American Kestrel
 
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Date: 6/10/24 4:11 pm
From: 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...>
Subject: [BostonBirds] 6/10 Six Blue-winged Warbler and an Indigo Bunting, Etc. at Fowl Meadow
I covered a great deal of this place in Milton and Canton. I birded from 11:00-3:50, and covered all of the main path, most of Fowl Meadow Path, Swamp Path, Field Path, and Hill Path. Quite a variety:

Great Egret 1
accipiter sp. 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Wild Turkey 1
cuckoo sp. 1                 about one-half mile down main path; on the right
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1     field; perched at top of commanding tree
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Willow Flycatcher 2              not too far down from entrance; where willow trees are
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2    
Carolina Wren 7
Veery 4                   heard only; lovely; captivating; enchanting
Wood Thrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 6     one field path, one swamp path, three beyond #6101 (abandoned, old road); one field
Black and White Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 15
Common Yellowthroat 15
Ovenbird 11
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
Eastern Towhee 10            broken wing display to lead me away from nest!
Swamp Sparrow 3                   near beginning; in wetland; singing

LEPIDS:

Silver-spotted Skipper 1
skipper sp. 30
Red Admiral 4
Black Swallowtail 2
Little Wood-Satyr 1
Cabbage White 1
anglewing sp. 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
Indigo Bunting 1                   singing constantly just beyond #6101 on abandoned old road

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Date: 6/10/24 3:50 pm
From: 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...>
Subject: [BostonBirds] Virginia Rail and Thirteen Night-Herons at Belle Isle, Etc.
Strange to see a flock of thirteen Black-crowned night-Herons fly over at 6:40.

Black-crowned night-Heron 13
Glossy Ibis 5                          most spread out
Snowy Egret 2
Great Egret 2
Red-breasted Merganser 2     in one of the pannes
Osprey 4
Virginia Rail 1      calling in phrags at 7:05 not too far down the path to the boardwalk
American Oystercatcher 5
Willet 3
Common Tern 1
PURPLE MARTIN 5     usual spot at Pico Beach and adjacent Cottage Park Yacht Club Winthrop
Willow Flycatcher 1     Lawn Ave. path; probably nesting
Warbling Vireo 1
Yellow Warbler 7
Saltmarsh Sparrow 3+    three seen from observation platform
Baltimore Oriole 2          nesting behind information kiosk

Paul Peterson
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Date: 6/6/24 5:21 pm
From: 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...>
Subject: [BostonBirds] Scarlet Tanager at Cold Spring Park in Newton, Etc.
A beautiful Scarlet Tanager was singing and revealing itself in the woods right near that footbridge that goes over a brook and comes out to the passive field. (not to be confused with the adjacent dog park). As is usual for this species, the bird was high up.

Ruby-throated hummingbird 1     on its usual dead snag in the heart of the swamp
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1        heard; usually difficult to see with all the foliage
Scarlet Tanager 1
Muskrat 2
Red Squirrel 1             on aqueduct just a bit west of park
Gray Squirrel x
Eastern chipmunk x
Eastern Cottontail x
Monarch 1                   Newton Highlands Station
skipper sp. 3              chasing each other kinetically
American Toad 1
Green Frog x

Paul Peterson
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Date: 6/5/24 5:38 pm
From: 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...>
Subject: [BostonBirds] 6/4 Lincoln Virginia Rail, Etc.
Hi,
I birded here from 3:00-7:15. I birded from Lincoln Station to Nine Acre Corner in Concord, covering Farm Meadow, then Lindentree Farm, Mt. Misery, and out to Nine Acre Corner. The DISPLAYING Ameriican Woodcock and the Common Nighthawk were an added bonus. I heard these while eating dinner on the outdoor patio at Cafe Rossi at N.A.C.

Great Blue Herin 1
Wood Duck 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2
hawk sp. 1
VIRGINIA Rail 1       heard in wetland at Lindenttree Farm/Ste. Anne-in-the-fields
Killdeer 3
Spotted Sandpiper 3
AMERICAN WOODCOCK 1    DISPLAYING!    See Above
Common Nighthawk 1           See Above
cuckoo sp. 1 ?                      heard at Sudbury R. by going down long driveway on Lincoln side just before bridge (public access)
Eastern Wood-Pewee 9
Great Cresteed Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Wood Thrush 2
Eastern Bluebird 1        seen by going down the previously mentioned long driveway (public access)
Ovenbird 1+
Yellow Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
Pine Warbler 2
Savannah Sparrow 3       Verrill Farm
Swamp Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 1       seen and singing at back of Farm Meadow
Red-breasted Grosbeak 2
Scarlet Tanager 1        Mt. Misery
Bobolink 3                   Farm Meadow
Baltimore Oriole 3
FIREFLIES 20           near that bridge along Rte. 117 in Nine Acre Corner at 9:15 p.m.

Lepids:

Monarch 2
Common Ringlet 10
Clouded Sulphur 1
skipper sp. 5
Black Swallowtail 1
Black Swallowtail 1
Painted Lady 1
Spring Azure 1

Gray Beardtongue     down that long drive (public access); beautiful

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Date: 5/31/24 1:33 pm
From: 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...>
Subject: [BostonBirds] Hammond Pond Reservation and Webster Conservation Raptors, Etc.
Also, Houghton Garden, which is just on the other side of trolley tracks from the other places. All of these are in Newton. I nature explored from 8:45-2:30:

Great Blue Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1        must nest near Warren Sr. entrance
Osprey 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1   heard several times in several locales
Wood Duck 2
Killdeer 2
Barred Owl 1        calling near boardwalk
Belted Kingfisher 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Eastern Kingbird 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 4
Acadian Flycatcher ?           don't know what else it could have been
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Warbling Vireo 1
Pine Warbler 2
warbler sp. 1        American Redstart ?
Rose-breastede Grosbeak 1
Baltimore Oriole 2

LEPIDS:

Tiger Swallowtail 3
Red Admiral 3
American Lady 1
duskywing sp. 3
skipper sp. 5

AMPHIBIANS and REPTILES:

Green Frog 9
Bull Frog 1
Snapping Turtle 2
Painted Turtle 4

MAMMALS:

Eastern Chipmunk 15
Gray Squirrel 5
Eastern Cottontail 1

FLORA:

PINK LADY SLIPPER 4   (1+1+2)
Forget-Me-Nots
Yellow Flag      lots
Fragrant Water Lily x
Bullhead Lily x

Paul Peterson
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Boston

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Date: 5/26/24 1:22 pm
From: 'Paul Peterson' via Boston Birds <bostonbirds...>
Subject: [BostonBirds] 5/25 Wilds of West Roxbury Sora, Virginia Rail, American Kestrel
I birded in West Roxbury yesterday from 8:45-5:20. I covered the high school wetland, then St. Joseph's Cemetery, then Brook Farm (all of it) and then Millennium Park:

Green Heron 1      high school wetland
Great Blue Heron 3   
Wood Duck 23            twenty-one chicks and two moms
Osprey 1+
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
AMERICAN KESTREL 1   Millennium Park
Killdeer 4
Common Nighthawk 1     VA Hospital bus stop
Belted Kingfisher 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1+
Great Crestede Flycatcher 3
Willow Flycatcher 4              incl. one near first bridge (entrance to Brook Farm)
Eastern Kingbird 5
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 18
Marsh Wren 1
Yellow Warbler 30
Common Yellowthroat 20
Magnolia Warbler 1
American Redstart 1
Swamp Sparrow 13
Savannah Sparrow 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Baltimore Oriole 6

LEPIDS:

Little Wood-Satyr 6
duskywing sp. 3
Spring Azure 4
Red Admiral 4
Tiger Swallowtail 4
Black Swallowtail 2
Clouded Sulphur 4
lady sp. 1
skipper sp. 7
Cabbage White 7

MAMMALS:

White-tailed Deer 1
Eastern Shipmunk 7
Gray Squirrel 8
Eastern Cottontail 2

AMPHIBIANS:

Green Frog 7

FLORA

Dames's Rocket
Poison Hemlock    lots at M.P. hillsides
Yellow Flag x
Fragrant Water Lily
Yellow Pond Lily
Wild Geranium

Paul Peterson
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Boston


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