Gooseberry Neck, Bristol, Massachusetts, US
08-Oct-2023 06:30 – 14:00
Protocol: Stationary
Checklist Comments:    Brookline Bird Club- Big Sit Gooseberry Neck- Leader Nick Paulson. Most of the warblers were before 10am, after that sparrow activity picked up in the parking lot as winds shifted to the SW and parking lot became less directly windy. A few participants joined me at different points during the day. Parking lot got crowded on the warm day and I gave up around 2pm. Two Big Sits in a row was too much for me to handle all day.
71 species (+4 other taxa)
Canada Goose  3
Mute Swan  4
Common Eider  11
Surf Scoter  8
White-winged Scoter  6
Black-bellied Plover  4
American Golden-Plover  1
Semipalmated Plover  23
Ruddy Turnstone  2
Sanderling  6
Dunlin  14
Least Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  6
Greater Yellowlegs  1
Laughing Gull  28
Ring-billed Gull  20
Herring Gull  70
Great Black-backed Gull  10
Forster’s Tern  1    Odd sight flying over causeway with a group of Dunlin.
Common Loon  2
Cory’s Shearwater  2
Double-crested Cormorant  78
Turkey Vulture  3
Osprey (carolinensis)  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
Merlin (Taiga)  1
Peregrine Falcon (North American)  1    Seen 4 times, likely all the same bird, with what looked like a catbird in talons at one point.
Eastern Phoebe  3    One bird laying flat on a rock to avoid wind.
American Crow  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  3
Winter Wren  1    Flying off island in the wind at dawn, enjoyable way to view.
Gray Catbird  6
Brown Thrasher  1
Cedar Waxwing  11
American Pipit  2
House Finch  7
American Goldfinch  2
Chipping Sparrow  16
Clay-colored Sparrow  2    One seen around 10am and continued moving around parking lot for about 45 minutes. Often staying near a White-crowned Sparrow, seen with Chipping and Field Sparrows for direct comparison. Pale lores and full unbroken eyering. Second bird flew in with a group of Chipping Sparrows around 1:30pm, also pale lores and unbroken full eyering and buff rump. Second bird appeared to have more buffyness to the breast, and a little stronger moustache than first bird.
Field Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  1
White-crowned Sparrow (Dark-lored)  3
White-crowned Sparrow (Gambel’s)  1    Good views of one immature bird by the toilets. Orange bill and distinct clear lores.
White-throated Sparrow  8
Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)  5
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  16
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  2
new world sparrow sp.  1    Possible Vesper, never seen well enough to be sure.
Bobolink  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Orange-crowned Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  2
American Redstart  2
Cape May Warbler  1
Northern Parula  1
Magnolia Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  8
Black-throated Blue Warbler  4
Palm Warbler (Western)  4
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  10
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  20
Prairie Warbler  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  2
new world warbler sp.  20
Northern Cardinal  2
Indigo Bunting  4
Dickcissel  1
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