Saturday, May 23, 2015

Wompatuck State Park, May 21, 2015

Another chilly start to our Thursday morning forays into Wompatuck State Park was offset by a walk through the woods to and around Woodpecker Pond.  Birds were difficult to see in this woodland setting, but songs were easily identified for a large variety of species.  Most intriguing was the insistent drumming of a Pileated Woodpecker.  It seemed that we would encounter it just around the next bend but, alas, that never happened and we had to satisfy ourselves with knowing it was in there somewhere.  Walking the road around gate 9 afforded us more looks at birds, but the numbers of migrants had dropped off sharply since the preceding week and weekend.
Sally Avery
May 21, 2015 6:20 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.5 mile(s)
Comments:     a South Shore Bird Club trip;  cool and partly cloudy
51 species

Double-crested Cormorant  12
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Herring Gull  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  4
Eastern Kingbird  2
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  1
Tree Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Photo by  Evan Lipton                          Veery

Veery  5

Wood Thrush  3
American Robin  6
Gray Catbird  13
Cedar Waxwing  4
Ovenbird  12
Northern Waterthrush  1
Blue-winged Warbler  3
Black-and-white Warbler  8
Common Yellowthroat  4
American Redstart  4
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  3
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Canada Warbler  1
Eastern Towhee  9
Chipping Sparrow  3
White-throated Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  6
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  8
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  5
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  3

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