Mt. Auburn Cemetery – 5/10/17

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 10, 2017 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
33 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  2
Wild Turkey  4
gull sp.  2
Mourning Dove  7
Great Horned Owl  1
Chimney Swift  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  4
Eastern Phoebe  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Warbling Vireo  4     A life bird for a couple from Chicago
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  3
Common Raven  1     In the dell, flying and croaking. A woman we met at the start of the trip said she saw a raven attack a nest near Willow Pond, taking 3 nestlings, one of which landed on the ground. We didn’t have time to look for the nestling.
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
American Robin  X
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  8
Black-and-white Warbler  2     Migrants in general were in short supply.
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  10
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Baltimore Oriole  11     We watched two females literally fighting, claw to claw, whether over a nest site or a male we’ll never know. On the “downhill” side of Indian Ridge.
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36916199

2017-07-10T20:07:13+00:00