Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Aug 18, 2018 7:00 AM – 9:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC (Brookline Bird Club) and Boxborough Birders – Fruitlands Museum, Harvard – Leader: Rita Grossman.  David, Sandy, Amanda & Rita enjoyed a very quiet, but productive walk. Cloudy, 71F; 97% humidity, 5 mph occasional “breeze.”  No Indigo Buntings and other than the E. Wood-Pewee, the woods were almost silent.
35 species (+3 other taxa)

Wild Turkey  14
Mourning Dove  1
Cooper’s Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Pileated Woodpecker  1     Heard three times in woods near Pergolas site
Northern Flicker  10
Eastern Wood-Pewee  6
Eastern Phoebe  5     Family seen South of the Prospect House campus.
Eastern Kingbird  2
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.)  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  5
Barn Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  4     Probably more.
Tufted Titmouse  7
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
House Wren  1
Carolina Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  7
Wood Thrush  1     Heard in woods near Fruitlands Farm House
American Robin  27
Gray Catbird  7
Cedar Waxwing  2     Heard in woods. Probably more.
American Goldfinch  13
Chipping Sparrow  12
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  3
Orchard Oriole  1     Seen on north campus near Farmhouse. Female with greenish tinge to back.
Baltimore Oriole  1
blackbird sp.  X     A few flocks of fly-overs but high and distant and could not identify with certainty.
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  1
Pine Warbler  1
passerine sp.  1     A probable Red-eyed Vireo seen just south of Prospect house in an active oak, but, no vocalization, and, could not get a good sighting.

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