Concord River Greenway – 5/11/17

Lowell Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 11, 2017 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC – Concord River Greenway, Lowell – Leader: Mike Baird – I led a walk for the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust/Brookline Bird Club that focused on the Concord River Greenway that runs just outside the western side of the cemetery as well as the western portion of the cemetery proper. The weather was chilly with temps in the high 40s when we started but the sun was bright and it rapidly warmed. Most of the activity was from residents and breeders with only a few migrants passing through. With the trees still not fully leafed out, good looks were had of Baltimore Oriole, Yellow Warbler and Eastern Towhee by all.
38 species

Mallard  2
Double-crested Cormorant  2     flyover
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  1
Mourning Dove  2
Chimney Swift  24     Estimate, the most numerous species of the day.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1     Male, perched, spotted by one of the participants that originally lived in AZ so was very in tune with hummingbirds.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Kingbird  3
Warbling Vireo  4
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
American Robin  10
Gray Catbird  4
European Starling  6
Cedar Waxwing  2     flyover, there were likely more individuals but we could only hear them through the tree cover as they flew over.
Ovenbird  1
Nashville Warbler  1
American Redstart  1
Northern Parula  2
Yellow Warbler  5
Yellow-rumped Warbler  12
Chipping Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  4
Baltimore Oriole  4
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36775865

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