Fruitlands Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Sep 26, 2020 7:00 AM – 10:31 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Average temp low 60Fs; heavy fog lifted after 9AM however low, dense overcast until end of walk.  Eight of us (then 7) covered the open areas of the campus including the meadows taking the shortest orange trail loop from New Meadow back to the main campus.  All wore masks the entire, socially distanced walk.  Did not see many of the usual species, especially raptors most likely due to the weather and visibility issues.  More sparrows than counted based on brief glimpses of activitiy and calls that could not be identified with certainty at New Meadow.
33 species (+1 other taxa)
Wild Turkey  4    On main campus in parking area.
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker  7
Northern Flicker  3
woodpecker sp.  1    Possibly a yellow-bellied sapsucker near the farmhouse, however, seen only by two and neither could be certain of the species.  One was seen in this area in past years.
Eastern Phoebe  8
Blue-headed Vireo  1    Excellent visibility for all.
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  21
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  15
Tufted Titmouse  7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  2
Winter Wren  1
European Starling  108    Primarily seen on east side of campus in snags along Prospect Rd and dropping into the meadow.
Gray Catbird  20
Eastern Bluebird  9
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  18
House Finch  1    Near main office building.
Chipping Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  1    On main campus
White-throated Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  7
Swamp Sparrow  2    Good views near New Meadow.
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  5
Palm Warbler  2    Excellent views.
Yellow-rumped Warbler  4
Scarlet Tanager  1    On tree top between New Meadow and boardwalk on trail near woods entrance.  Female and good sighting.
Northern Cardinal  4
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