Saturday, May 25, 2013

Willow Brook Farm Preserve May 25, 2013

Only one person braved the cold and stormy weather to stroll with me through Willow Brook Farm Preserve this morning.  As has been true much of this spring in eastern Massachusetts, birds were singing only sporadically and were hard to find in the heavily-leafed canopy.  At this time of year, I expect to find at least 50 species at Willow Brook, far more than the 35 that were around today.  No swallows or raptors were about in the nasty conditions. Highlights included visuals of a jaunty Great-crested Flycatcher, courting Common Yellowthroats, a Cedar Waxwing, a Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Ovenbird, and my personal favorite, an Indigo Bunting, all vocalizing heartily. 
Sally Avery

Great Blue Heron  3
Herring Gull  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Carolina Wren  1
Veery  4
American Robin  2
Gray Catbird  20
Cedar Waxwing  1
Ovenbird  14
Blue-winged Warbler  5    
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Common Yellowthroat  11
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  6
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  2
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  8
Indigo Bunting  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  2

Sally Avery

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