Monday, April 14, 2014

World's End, Hingham - 4/12/2014

Eastern Phoebe
   Due to weather conditions favorable for migration the entire week before the trip, World's End April 2014 stands out as one of the best ever for both total number of species seen. World's End is a fun early spring trip that combines finding first of the year spring migrants and late-wintering waterfowl in one beautiful natural area. Highlights included: Red-throated Loon, breeding plumage Horned Grebe, Glossy Ibis, American Oystercatcher, singing Eastern Bluebirds, American Kestrel and a gorgeous buff-colored Red Fox who snuggled down behind a stone wall after he attracted our attention away from some Tree swallows.Looking back to 2013

   While 2014 had almost double the species of 2013, it is notable what birds were missed this year:
Common loon, Brant, Greater yellowlegs, Bonaparte's gull, Ring-billed Gull (I'm sure there were some on Sara Island), Belted kingfisher
Weather: Fair, Lg. Wind, 60sF.

Total list:
55 species

Canada Goose 6
American Black Duck 6
Mallard 3
Green-winged Teal (American) 1
Greater Scaup 14
Common Eider (Atlantic) 35
Surf Scoter 9
White-winged Scoter 4
Bufflehead 35
Red-throated Loon 10
Horned Grebe 7
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Great Egret 8
Snowy Egret 1
Black-crowned Night-Heron 2
Glossy Ibis 1
Northern Harrier 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 5 (one was carrying a snake)
American Oystercatcher 2
Herring Gull (American) 35
Great Black-backed Gull 4
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 7
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 12
American Kestrel 2 (one was carrying a snake)
Eastern Phoebe 9
Blue Jay 12
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 1
Tree Swallow 30
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 2
Carolina Wren 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 5
Eastern Bluebird 7
Hermit Thrush 1
American Robin 55
European Starling 85
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 20
Swamp Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 3
Northern Cardinal 7
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Common Grackle 20
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 4

Helen Harris-Cross
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