Ipswich Town Farm – 10/1/17

Ipswich Town Farm, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Oct 1, 2017 7:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     I joined Tom Young’s BBC walk along with Linda Pivacek, Susan Hedman, Marj Watson, Daan Sandee, Noel Mann, and Dana Jewell.  We spent the whole morning at the town farm, though the variety was not that great, esp. for sparrows (only 4 sp.) and warblers (only 3).  Also no orioles,tanagers, or even house finches!  But we found a dickcissel and 2 Lincoln’s sparrows, among others.
43 species (+2 other taxa)

Double-crested Cormorant  7
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  7
Turkey Vulture  13
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Greater Yellowlegs  20
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  10     distant
Herring Gull  33
Mourning Dove  1
Eastern Screech-Owl  1     responded to our imitations
Belted Kingfisher  1     One twice in two places, or two separate birds.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  7
Northern Flicker  3     none seen, to my knowledge
Merlin  2
Peregrine Falcon  1     all 3 falcons seen well
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue-headed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  21
American Crow  18
Black-capped Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  40
Gray Catbird  9
European Starling  400
Common Yellowthroat  2
Palm Warbler (Western)  2
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  2     All four PAWAs were together for side-by-side comparison.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  2
White-throated Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  35
Lincoln’s Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Indigo Bunting  3
Dickcissel  1
Bobolink  1
Red-winged Blackbird  30
American Goldfinch  45
House Sparrow  30

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39569096

2017-10-05T16:58:56+00:00