Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Bare Cove Park, April 19, 2014

Black-capped Chickadee by Steven Whitebread

The South Shore Bird Club's April 19, 2014 walk at Bare Cove Park 
Chipping Sparrow by Steven Whitebread
started out in low  4O degree weather and by late morning felt like high 50's.

  Bare Cove is a 469 acre Sanctuary(and dog walking park which we managed nicely to avoid with different trails along the main path) in Hingham. There were 12 participants.  It yielded 44 species of birds. (Canada Goose not on list but heard by some.) We had  Cardinals and Osprey on their nest  and  DC cormorants carrying nesting material.

One short path yielded visuals of three hermit thrushes, a ruby crowned
kinglet with red crest raised, a brown thrasher and an eastern towhee.

We missed on any warblers but had  two  blue- gray gnatcathers. We had
large numbers of black duck , buffleheads, and DC cormorants with four
great Egrets and four snowy egrets. We had several what we believe were
greater yellow legs. The only sparrows were song, white throated,
chipping and an amazing savannah with bright yellow lores.                  

Steven Whitebread photo of Savannah Sparrow

Kathy Rawdon( SSBC leader of walk)

American Black Duck  15
Mallard  5
Bufflehead  36
Wild Turkey  1
Double-crested Cormorant  65
Great Blue Heron  2
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  4
Turkey Vulture  2
Osprey  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Greater Yellowlegs  6
Herring Gull  8
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker  1
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  4
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  14
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  5
White-throated Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Northern Cardinal  8
Common Grackle  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
House Finch  2
American Goldfinch  4
House Sparrow  4

The group as photographed by Linde Eyster

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