Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wompatuck State Park, May 26, 2016

Thirteen birders set out at 6:30 intent on finding a Worm-eating Warbler for our Thursday list.  We met with success across from gate 9, although a few members were unable to see the bird.  We did walk gate 9 but were unsuccessful in hearing or seeing the one reported on that side.  Many other species including a Blackpoll were found; a lustily singing Rose-breasted Grosbeak in a back tier of trees eluded us. From there we headed to the campground and quickly determined that the area was quiet, so we proceeded down the road toward the boat launch area.  At the water's edge one singing Common Yellowthroat multiplied into two Canadas, a Magnolia,a Yellow, and a Redstart while an Osprey flew overhead and a Spotted Sandpiper disappeared around the back side of a sand island.  On the return trip, an Eastern Kingbird repeatedly chased a Broad-winged Hawk.  And then, to cap the day off, a Barred Owl peered down at us from a high branch of a pine tree affording us excellent looks.

Sally Avery

Wompatuck SP, Plymouth, Massachusetts, US
May 26, 2016 6:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.0 mile(s)
Comments:     sunny day rising to 70's; a SSBC trip
52 species

Double-crested Cormorant  2
Great Egret  1
Osprey  1
Broad-winged Hawk  1
Spotted Sandpiper  2
Herring Gull  1
Mourning Dove  1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1     audio only
Barred Owl  1     sitting on branch of tree on road to boat ramp on Aaron River Reservoir
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  8
Eastern Kingbird  3
Red-eyed Vireo  15
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  4
Tree Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
Veery  8
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  3
Gray Catbird  7
Cedar Waxwing  18
Ovenbird  12
Worm-eating Warbler  1
Northern Waterthrush  2
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  7
Common Yellowthroat  8
American Redstart  10
Magnolia Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler  6
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
Canada Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  7
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  7
Scarlet Tanager  5
Northern Cardinal  5
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  12
House Finch  4
American Goldfinch  1

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