New England Biolabs, Essex – 10/2/16

New England Biolabs, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Oct 2, 2016 7:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC Ipswich field trip, leader: Thomas Young
35 species

Canada Goose  X
Gadwall  1
Mallard  20
Blue-winged Teal  5
Green-winged Teal  75
Wild Turkey  24
Great Blue Heron  2
Solitary Sandpiper  1
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  4
Mourning Dove  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  20
Black-capped Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  4
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  25
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  100
White-throated Sparrow  5
Song Sparrow  16
Lincoln’s Sparrow  1     Very well seen by all participants; it stayed perched at close range for over 30 seconds, during which time it raised crown feathers and acted very “nervous”. We were able to scrutinize the fine streaking on the breast, the buff tones to the underparts, and the bill and body shape characteristics that separate the species from both Song and Swamp Sparrows.
Swamp Sparrow  12
Northern Cardinal  8
Red-winged Blackbird  100
Rusty Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  50
American Goldfinch  20

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S32110848

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