Did you know that white ash, a bird‐friendly tree, has diamond patterns in its bark? Or, that 100‐200 organisms live inside leaves? More than 20 birders showed up Sunday morning for the Brookline Bird Club’s Tree Identiication walk led by Harvard University botanist Walter Kittredge, and learned this much and more. Toting binoculars and carrying [...]
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Beaver Brook Reservation - South, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Sep 23, 2018 10:05 AM - 12:05 PM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) Comments: BBC Tree Identifcation walk led by Walter Kittredge. Birds took a backseat to the trees. 11 species (+1 other taxa) Mourning Dove 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 Downy Woodpecker 1 Red-eyed Vireo [...]
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road, Worcester, Massachusetts, US Sep 22, 2018 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.6 mile(s) Comments: About ~ 64F and very windy at the start (~ 25 mph+) with mix of sun and clouds. Seven of us started on the lower campus near the farm house and through [...]
Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US Sep 9, 2018 7:22 AM - 11:52 AM Protocol: Traveling 7.5 mile(s) Comments: Cloudy and 64-60 degrees. Winds NNE 13-15 mph. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams. Birded North Pool Overlook, Bill Forward Blind, Hellcat dike , Stage Island Pool marsh and Sandy Point State Reservation. [...]
Oxbow NWR (Worcester County), Worcester, Massachusetts, US Sep 9, 2018 7:30 AM - 10:10 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s) Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk lead by Jonathan Center with 4 participants. Weather was overcast with temp. in low 60s. Very quiet morning of birding. 17 species Wood Duck 10 Mourning Dove 5 Turkey Vulture 1 [...]
Revere Beach--Point of Pines, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US Sep 8, 2018 7:50 AM - 8:15 AM Protocol: Stationary Comments: Co-led BBC walk. Overcast, wind NNE 10-15. Tide almost high and rising. Water conditions normal. Too late, flats covered. 10 species Mallard 5 Semipalmated Plover 2 Sanderling 2 Semipalmated Sandpiper 3 Bonaparte's Gull 60 Ring-billed Gull 25 [...]
Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Plymouth, Massachusetts, US Sep 1, 2018 6:30 AM - 11:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 2.5 mile(s) Comments: SSBC/BBC trip, 5 participants 54 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose 30 Mute Swan 2 Mallard 15 American Black Duck 1 Green-winged Teal (American) 1 Mourning Dove 8 Chimney Swift 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1 peep [...]
Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US Aug 27, 2018 5:25 PM - 7:25 PM Protocol: Traveling 5.5 mile(s) Comments: Led BBC walk. Hot, humid. When the wind died down, the midges were fierce. 37 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose 3 Mallard 7 American Black Duck 1 Green-winged Teal 5 Common Eider 1 Rock Pigeon [...]
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Aug 23, 2018 5:25 PM - 8:25 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments: BBC -Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord - Leader: Kathy Stark Dia. Lovely bright evening of blue skies with white and later pink scattered clouds. A strong breeze kept passerines quiet early in the walk [...]
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAug 18, 2018 7:00 AM - 9:45 AMProtocol: Traveling2.3 mile(s)Comments: BBC (Brookline Bird Club) and Boxborough Birders - Fruitlands Museum, Harvard - Leader: Rita Grossman. David, Sandy, Amanda & Rita enjoyed a very quiet, but productive walk. Cloudy, 71F; 97% humidity, 5 mph occasional "breeze." No [...]