Cumberland Farms–River St. Entrance, Plymouth, Massachusetts, US

Jun 15, 2024 8:57 AM – 12:03 PM

Cumberland Farms meadow hike with the MYBC–Highlight birds BOBO; BANS; WIFL, among others. Dog Ticks in no short supply. Lots of snails.

Many leps as well: 5 Least Skippers, 1 Painted Lady, 2 Zabulon Skippers, 2 Pecks Skippers, 3 Green Cloverworm Moths, Many Tent Caterpillars (Dead, near an alive Caterpillar Tussock Moth), and 1 Lucerne Moth.

35 species (+3 other taxa)

Mourning Dove  5    Strong flight–hawk-like.

Chimney Swift  5

Killdeer  2    Flyovers.

Double-crested Cormorant  1

Great Blue Heron  1

Turkey Vulture  1

Accipiter sp.  1

Red-tailed Hawk  5    One mobbed by three RWBL.

Red-bellied Woodpecker  2

Willow Flycatcher  3

Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher)  X

Great Crested Flycatcher  2    One at entrance, also heard fweep calls from meadow.

Eastern Kingbird  1

crow sp.  1

Common Raven  2    ‘croak’ vocalizations.

Bank Swallow  5    Distinctive acrobatic flight, prominent breast band distinguished it from female TRES or NRWS.

Tree Swallow  5

Barn Swallow  5

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1    Entrance.

Gray Catbird  3

American Robin  5

House Finch  5

American Goldfinch  15    Around the same number of Dog Ticks counted on my leg

Chipping Sparrow  1

Savannah Sparrow  2    Solar panels, possible begging behavior.

Song Sparrow  10

Swamp Sparrow  3

Eastern Towhee  2

Bobolink  2    Singing “R2D2” song, distinctive black and white pattern.

Orchard Oriole  1

Red-winged Blackbird  X

Brown-headed Cowbird  1

Common Grackle  2

Ovenbird  1    Rapid “Teacher Teacher” song.

Common Yellowthroat  4

Yellow Warbler  5

Northern Cardinal  4

Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2

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