Westover Grasslands – 6/3/17

Westover Grasslands Complex, Hampden, Massachusetts, US
Jun 3, 2017 7:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC Trip in conjunction with Hampshire and Allen Bird Clubs – 50 degrees and sunny at the start.
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  28
Mallard  2
Great Blue Heron  3
Turkey Vulture  5
Sharp-shinned/Cooper’s Hawk  1     Seen briefly along road waiting for participants to arrive; small size suggests Sharp-shinned
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Upland Sandpiper  6     Known to breed here though not signing or flying as much as other years
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  9
Northern Flicker  1
American Kestrel  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  9
Bank Swallow  1     seen by others
Barn Swallow  4
American Robin  9
Gray Catbird  1
Brown Thrasher  3
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  6
Cedar Waxwing  4
Prairie Warbler  1
Grasshopper Sparrow  5     Known to breed here;  numbers seemed down from last year
Chipping Sparrow  4
Field Sparrow  1
Vesper Sparrow  1     seen by others
Savannah Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  1
Bobolink  26
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Eastern Meadowlark  11     Mostly seen , only 2 were vocalizing
Common Grackle  4
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37388771


Skinner State Park, Hampshire, Massachusetts, US
Jun 3, 2017 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Continuation of BBC Westover walk – 59 degrees and cloudy.
32 species

Black Vulture  1     surprise bird of the day – flyover at the summit
Broad-winged Hawk  1     flyover at the summit
Chimney Swift  6
Eastern Wood-Pewee  4
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  3
Yellow-throated Vireo  2
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Red-eyed Vireo  15
Blue Jay  1
Common Raven  1
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Veery  2
Hermit Thrush  2
Wood Thrush  1
American Robin  8
Cedar Waxwing  2
Ovenbird  8
Worm-eating Warbler  2     heard but not seen
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
American Redstart  18     conservative
Cerulean Warbler  1     male, singing and seen at the 2nd hairpin turn from the lower parking lot
Blackpoll Warbler  8
Chipping Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Scarlet Tanager  2
Indigo Bunting  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37388770


Quabbin Park, Hampshire, Massachusetts, US
Jun 3, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Stakeout for the Golden-winged Warbler – under powerline on the west side of Old Turnpike Rd
26 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo  1
Chimney Swift  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Veery  1
Gray Catbird  1
Ovenbird  1
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Pine Warbler  1
Prairie Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  1
Baltimore Oriole  1
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37388769

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