Great Meadows NWR–Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US

30-Mar-2024 07:15 – 10:10

Protocol: Traveling

3.6 mile(s)

Checklist Comments:    Brookline Bird Club- Great Meadows NWR- Leaders: Cris Van Dyke and Kathy Dia – Upper 30’s to mid- 40″s F; windy conditions 20-25 mph WNW with gusts to 44. The impoundments are quite flooded after several days of rain, and were not accessible without 10″ boots. Instead, we walked out the rail trail and Timber Tr. A trip extension took 8 of us to the Waste Water Treatment Facility.

32 species

Canada Goose  42

Mute Swan  9

Wood Duck  9

Mallard  4

American Black Duck  3

Hooded Merganser  2

Killdeer  1

Ring-billed Gull  3

Northern Harrier  1

Bald Eagle  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  3

Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  6

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1

Eastern Phoebe  2

Blue Jay  6

American Crow  5

Black-capped Chickadee  20

Tufted Titmouse  22

Tree Swallow  25

White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  9

Brown Creeper  1

Marsh Wren  1    Heard by Cris before the walk, and Kathy & Jay after the walk, on the dike between the first bridge and the observation platform.

Carolina Wren  3

Eastern Bluebird  4

American Robin  14

American Goldfinch  32

American Tree Sparrow  1

Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  10

Song Sparrow  14

Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  35

Common Grackle  40

Northern Cardinal  5

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