Thursday, May 22, 2014

Wompatuck State Park, May 22, 2014

Twelve folks shivered in the early morning fog on this late May day before some sun finally burned through to warm us up.  Not expecting much in the way of migrants, we were nevertheless pleased to see or hear 12 warbler species in various places.  We started at the path to Picture Pond and found a nice variety of birds including 2 Bay Breasted Warblers and a Scarlet Tanager perched high atop a hemlock.  A Black-billed Cuckoo was heard by a few people.  Next we moved on to the path on the other side of the creek from the road up to Holly Pond.  There we encountered several Veeries and a Rose-breasted Grosbeak; then heard a Winter Wren and a Worm-eating Warbler.  Next we proceeded to the intersection at S. Pleasant St. to watch several American Redstarts flitting about near a nest tucked on top of a dead branch. At Gates 8 and 9 we heard a variety of warblers, Wood Thrushes, Eastern Towhees, and Red-eyed Vireos.

46 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  2
hawk sp.  1     a few people got a glimpse of a buteo and thought it might have been a Broad-winged Hawk, but were not certain
Mourning Dove  2
Black-billed Cuckoo  1     heard by a few people in the group; the description of the call matched that of a BBCU
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  4
Great Crested Flycatcher  6
Eastern Kingbird  2
Red-eyed Vireo  11
Blue Jay  2
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Winter Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  3
Veery  13
Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  10
Ovenbird  8
Worm-eating Warbler  2
Northern Waterthrush  1     called once from wetland
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  10
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  8
Bay-breasted Warbler  2
Blackburnian Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  5
Pine Warbler  3
Wilson's Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  10
Chipping Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  2
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Baltimore Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  1

Sally Avery

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