Crane Pond WMA, Newbury and Neighboring sites – 7/1/18

Crane Pond WMA, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jul 1, 2018 6:50 AM – 8:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments:     Mostly sunny and 75-78 degrees. Winds NNW 5 mph. Very humid and many bothersome mosquitoes and deer flies on the walk.  Forest St entrance.   With Brookline Bird Club trip led by Zack Weber.
31 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck  4
Great Blue Heron  4     Adult with young on nest
Great Egret  3
hawk sp.  1     Too brief of a look to ID. Probably a Red Tailed Hawk.
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  3
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Veery  2
Gray Catbird  2
Cedar Waxwing  2
Ovenbird  8     Watched a young Ovenbird clumsily flying low to the ground followed by an adult.
Northern Waterthrush  1
Pine Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  1
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47242218
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Crane Pond WMA–J.B. Little Rd., Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jul 1, 2018 8:24 AM – 9:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.22 mile(s)
Comments:     Mostly sunny , 80 degrees and humid.  Winds WSW 9 mph.  With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Zack Weber.
34 species

Wood Duck  2
Green Heron  1
Mourning Dove  3
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
House Wren  1
Veery  1
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  3
European Starling  1
Cedar Waxwing  2
Common Yellowthroat  2
Yellow Warbler  3
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1     Seen by Ava
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle  3     Watched large juvenile begging from adult
American Goldfinch  3
House Sparrow  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47242217
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Center St. Marsh, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jul 1, 2018 9:12 AM – 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Comments:     Mostly sunny, 82 degrees and humid.  With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Zack Weber.
19 species

Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  2
Virginia Rail  2     Heard clicking and eventually we all had good looks at the Rail as it walked among the cat-tails
Mourning Dove  6
Belted Kingfisher  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Blue Jay  1
Tree Swallow  3
Marsh Wren  6     Probably many more
Cedar Waxwing  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Yellow Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  1
Common Grackle  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47242215


Crane Pond WMA–Ash St. Swamp, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jul 1, 2018 10:05 AM – 10:52 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments:     Mostly sunny and 84 degrees. Winds W 4 mph. Humid. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Zack Weber.
25 species (+1 other taxa)

Wood Duck  3
Great Blue Heron  1     flyover as we were leaving
Green Heron  6     Very active. Green Herons were perched in trees, fishing from logs and flying  throughout the marsh, giving us great looks.
Herring Gull  1
Mourning Dove  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Empidonax sp.  1     Distant looks perched in tree. Possibly a Willow Flycatcher but it did not sing.
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  1
Yellow-throated Vireo  1     It may have entered a nest site but we could not confirm for certain.
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  6     Probably many more in the distance
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
Gray Catbird  3
Cedar Waxwing  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow Warbler  1
Song Sparrow  4
Swamp Sparrow  4
Baltimore Oriole  2     Seen by Ava
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47242219

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