Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Sep 28, 2019 7:00 AM – 10:40 AM
Comments:    53 – 69F, sunny, clear and breezy.  Very quiet morning until New Meadow and fantastic display between an immature red tailed hawk and immature coopers hawk.  A joint walk for Brookline Bird Club and Boxborough Birders.  The falling colored leaves, the fully canopy and breeze made for a challenging morning for identifying moving birds in canopy.  Most noted was hearing the soft “chip” of probable song or white-throated sparrows in the dense grassy, bushy areas, but, no sightings. This was during the first hour or so when it was cold.
29 species (+3 other taxa)
Yellow-billed/Black-billed Cuckoo  1
Turkey Vulture  1
Cooper’s Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk  3
Barred Owl  1    We all heard it clearly from the woods while we were walking the Old Meadow towards Pergolas site.  Alas could not find it for a visual.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1    2 of us had a good but short-lived look at it near the Farmhouse.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  4
Pileated Woodpecker  1    Heard clearly twice, but, it did not allow a visual.
Northern Flicker  9    Readily present all locations most notably at New Meadow and near the Farmhouse.
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  17    Probably a conservative count.  Very vocal and present along entire walk.
American Crow  6    Five quite annoyed with red tailed hawk over New Meadow.
Black-capped Chickadee  18
Tufted Titmouse  2    Probably more but only sa