Monday, November 17, 2014

Boston Victory Gardens, October 26th 2014

Three of us took the Red line from the Wollaston/North Quincy, stopped off for Coffee (and Restroom) before birding and got all this in in less than an hour before the meeting time, very civilized! We were joined by one more member and strolled the Victory Gardens for three hours on a gorgeous late fall morning. These allotments are always lovely to walk along and often good for a few surprise birds.
Our first surprise was a great look at a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, later we spotted a female Purple Finch, which puzzled us for a bit as it was totally unexpected there! We got many wonderfully close looks at  Hermit Thrushes, always a treat. The Juncos and White-throated Sparrows were also numerous, as were the Kinglets, those little guys are just so cute to watch.

In short a relaxing morning of leisurely and rewarding birding!

Boston: Fenway Victory Gardens, Suffolk, US-MA
Oct 26, 2014 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Comments:    SSBC trip, sunny, mid 50F
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  44
Mallard  3
Great Blue Heron  2
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  3
hawk sp.  1
Herring Gull  2     flyover.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  7
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  5
Blue Jay  5
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  2
Carolina Wren  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  7
Hermit Thrush  6
American Robin  21
Northern Mockingbird  4
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  9
Swamp Sparrow  4
White-throated Sparrow  12
Dark-eyed Junco  8
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  9
House Finch  3
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  55

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