Monday, September 15, 2014

Fowl Meadow, Blue Hills Reservation - Milton 9/13/2014

   We met at 7:30 a.m. and hit the trail about 15 minutes later, returned at 11:30 having walked the Burma Road through to 128 and back, about four miles. Present, besides me, were Tom Cosgrove, Ralph Bowman, Kathy Rawdon, Pat Donahue, Mary Lou Kaufman, and Linde Eyster. The weather was cool but pleasant. Fowl Meadow was very dry -- no water in the marsh to the right of the road heading in. Birds were scarce. The hoped for NW wind had not materialized.
   Kathy, Pat and I continued on to E. Bridgewater where the three Sandhill Cranes were waiting for us. Best bird of the day, although I thought the Broad-Winged Hawk was quite nice. We had nice looks at wood and leopard frogs.

 22 species
Canada Goose x
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 10
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 4
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 18
Black-capped Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 7
Common Yellowthroat 1
Eastern Towhee 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Common Grackle 2
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 5

Patty O'Neill

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