Monday, June 24, 2013

Mt. Greylock, Berkshire County - 6/15/2013

Our annual trip to Mt Greylock was enjoyed by all.  We met at 6:00 a.m. and began our accent.  Stopping every half mile or so we enjoyed the bird sound.  Is something amiss with Hermit Thrush, Black-throated Blue, Ovenbird, Towhee and Junco?  Not necessarily-look at Redstart this year and last; this could be just what might happen on a one day a year count.

We did encounter Mourning Warbler before the "normal" Jone's Nose trail.  In fact, we NOT did get Mourning at Jone's Nose which needs another cutting to keep it in this transitional habitat.  What we did get at Jone's Nose was an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL!  Calling on it's own at 8:00a.m.ish.  What?  Two Swainson's Thrushes at the first bog on the stream once known as the Saddleball Trail (a little wet, OK?).  Chestnut-sided Warbler count has finally changed to something other than 15.

Last year I submitted this post with selected species counts from this trip I do annually on (usually) the third weekend in June to Mt. Greylock.  I added 2013 to those numbers and reposted.  The numbers after the species will be 1992, 93, 94,95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13 separated by a comma.  A "*" means that numbers were not recorded for that species that year.  There is now 20 years of data here:

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker:4,6,1,7,10,5,1,2,2,7,5,4,1,5,4,8,4,4,5,3

Common Raven:1,2,0,1,2,0,1,8,3,3,3,3,7,5,0,7,1,2,0,1

Black-capped Chickadee:14,8,6,11,5,4,7,16,7,12,11,8,6,11,7,4,7,4,7,6

Winter Wren:2,5,6,3,9,2,6,4,6,3,6,4,8,7,2,2,5,4,6,3

American Robin:*,47,20,19,15,21,14,27,27,29,29,19,22,31,30,22,27,31,17,20

Wood Thrush:9,4,1,6,2,2,2,6,3,11,4,0,3,2,2,6,1,1,1,0

Hermit Thrush:9,3,11,8,2,3,9,10,5,7,1,4,6,2,1,6,6,5,9,2


Blue-headed Vireo:8,7,5,7,2,3,5,8,1,3,4,1,3,6,4,15,9,1,6,7

Red-eyed Vireo:32,32,48,44,40,47,36,67,58,69,65,59,44,98,86,93,92,94,78,80

Magnolia Warbler:7,7,4,5,2,1,5,6,11,4,4,2,3,7,4,5,3,2,1,3

Black-throated Blue Warbler:12,10,17,9,16,6,9,20,15,12,9,6,8,11,15,11,16,11,14,8

Yellow-rumped Warbler:11,8,6,18,9,15,22,29,23,26,11,14,12,18,15,9,7,11,5,9

Black-throated Green Warbler:4,6,11,5,5,8,5,16,10,14,8,4,9,19,16,10,16,12,8,7

Blackburnian Warbler:18,16,18,19,16,18,13,31,15,15,22,10,16,26,23,20,17,23,26,18

Chestnut-sided Warbler:15,16,11,13,19,22,16,26,29,9,18,17,11,28,24,15,15,15,15,17

Blackpoll Warbler:1,2,3,1,2,2,3,4,7,3,2,2,4,6,7,4,3,4,2,1


Mourning Warbler:1,2,1,2,3,1,2,2,2,2,4,3,2,3,0,3,1,1,0,1

Common Yellowthroat:18,6,8,8,15,7,8,19,5,6,8,6,6,10,5,8,12,4,8,10

Canada Warbler:4,7,5,2,8,6,1,8,2,5,2,0,1,1,2,1,1,2,3,1

American Redstart:14,6,13,17,15,8,19,30,27,31,11,17,12,29,13,19,38,33,18,27

Scarlet Tanager:1,6,3,3,3,4,2,10,1,1,6,4,2,2,1,1,4,3,2,1

Rose-breasted Grosbeak:7,4,4,0,1,0,4,6,2,3,3,2,5,4,0,2,5,4,2,2

Eastern Towhee:13,7,11,9,11,7,8,11,11,10,14,15,4,7,7,4,11,4,14,6

Dark-eyed Junco:20,22,18,27,18,21,13,31,16,31,17,19,14,23,10,19,20,18,19,9

White-throated Sparrow:14,8,9,6,9,11,7,24,8,6,3,3,6,4,7,3,2,2,2,1

Glenn d'Entremont:  Stoughton, MA


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