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