Great Meadows NWR–Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
18-Aug-2022 17:51 – 19:57
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    BBC- Great Meadows NWR, Concord- Leader: Kathy Dia. Just when we thought all the views of Common Nighthawks would be distant there were suddenly ten just overhead (Dike Trail) swooping and swerving.
36 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose  5
Mute Swan  5
Wood Duck  9
Mallard  6
Mourning Dove  55
Common Nighthawk  18
Chimney Swift  35
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Killdeer  10
Least Sandpiper  4
Semipalmated Sandpiper  1
Wilson’s Snipe  1    In the mud next to the Dike at the big opening (left side if heading to the river)
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Lesser Yellowlegs  3
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  14
Great Egret  8
Little Blue Heron  3    Continuing immatures
Green Heron  3
Black-crowned Night-Heron  1    Borden’s Pond
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Willow Flycatcher  1    On the Dike (west side of path) just past the treed area. A bit of an eye ring which gave me pause, but calling “whit”.
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill’s Flycatcher)  2    Together, flycatching on the river.
Eastern Kingbird  4
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  3
Tree Swallow  6
Barn Swallow (American)  20
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
Marsh Wren (palustris Group)  2
Gray Catbird  3
American Robin  6
American Goldfinch  9
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  3
Swamp Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  50
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  8
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