Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Squantum Wednesday May 6th

Seven members joined me for this sunny early morning walk in the Squantum area of Quincy today.

After looking around our meeting place we headed to Squaw Rock Park, which had been productive yesterday (5 Warbler sp.). Obviously those warblers had moved on, so after some futile searching which yielded just one single Northern Parula we moved on to Commander Shea Blvd and walked the new River walk around Boston Scientific out to the former airfield. Most of us were real happy to have our first look of American Oystercatchers, which were far out at low tide. At the parking lot end we attempted a “selfie” in front of a very yucky snow mountain - my bet is that this mountain will survive to the next snowfall…

The wetland at this end of Squantum Point Park held a wonderful surprise: a Solitary Sandpiper, together with some Yellowlegs. We were also rewarded with great looks at the resident Virginia Rail and three Green-winged Teal on the Neponset river, before heading back to our cars.
The trip totaled 36 species, 3 FOY for me (Oystercatcher, Chimney Swift, Solitary Sandpiper)

Christine Whitebread

Quincy: Squantum, Squaw Rock Park, Norfolk, US-MA May 6, 2015 6:25 AM - 7:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.2 mile(s) 13 species

Herring Gull  2
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Chimney Swift  2
Eastern Phoebe  1
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  5
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  5
Northern Mockingbird  1     Heard.
Northern Parula  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Common Grackle  7
American Goldfinch  2

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Quincy: Squantum Point Park, Norfolk, US-MA May 6, 2015 7:15 AM - 9:20 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.5 mile(s) 27 species

Brant  22
Canada Goose  8
Mallard  2
Green-winged Teal  3
Common Loon  3
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Virginia Rail  1
American Oystercatcher  2
Killdeer  1
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  5
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Herring Gull  25
Mourning Dove  6
Black-capped Chickadee  2
American Robin  17
Gray Catbird  3
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow Warbler  14
Savannah Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  9
Swamp Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  26
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
American Goldfinch  6

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