Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Jun 22, 2019 7:00 AM – 10:05 AM
Comments: 65F – 72F; light breeze and sunny. Twelve of us of the Boxborough Birders and Brookline Bird Club had good sightings. Many birds in canopy or in flight we could not identify from a distance (and, being absorbed with excellent warbler sightings.) Also saw 2 deer at New Meadow and 2 in the woods.
51 species (+1 other taxa)
Wild Turkey 8
Mourning Dove 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Sharp-shinned/Cooper’s Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3 Soaring high beyond and near New Meadow.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1 Heard near New Meadow
American Kestrel 1 Three of us had a brief sighting near Pergola site and it soared over meadow towards New Meadow.
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Willow Flycatcher 1 Heard
Eastern Phoebe 5
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Heard very clearly
Eastern Kingbird 6 2 at edge at Old Meadow; balance near parking lots
Blue-headed Vireo 1 Heard near old meadow in edge foliage
Warbling Vireo 1 Heard at Old Meadow
Red-eyed Vireo 5 Probably more.
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Tree Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1 Heard clearly from the woods near Old Meadow
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 Heard in woods near streams x 2 but no sightings.
Gray Catbird 9
Northern Mockingbird 2 1 on main campus; 1 near houses abutting New Meadow.
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 13 Conservative count.
Cedar Waxwing 6
House Sparrow 3 At main campus
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 6
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 3
Baltimore Oriole 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Blue-winged Warbler 2 Excellent sightings near main campus at edge and near New Meadow.
Common Yellowthroat 8
American Redstart 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 2 Both clearly heard near main campus and at old meadow.
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Indigo Bunting 5 All excellent sightings. Well distributed throughout property.
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