Lake Quannapowitt, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 7, 2021 7:52 AM – 8:47 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.77 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    David Williams led this Brookline Bird Club Walk to 2 stops at Lake Quannapowitt.  The first stop was behind the Lord Wakefield Inn.  We then drove to the Wakefield Yacht Club and observed from there. David does a super job leading these walks and we had a fantastic Fall day with lots of great birds !  28 degree air temperature with sunny skies and 4 mph winds from the West @ the start.
8 species
Bufflehead  1    Female, overall black plumage wth white colored “swoosh” mark behind eye.
Common Merganser  21
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull  7
Double-crested Cormorant  3    2 toned bill, yellow below gray on top with top bill hooked, yellow lures, brown head and neck, brown plumage with scalloping pattern.
European Starling  3
American Robin  2
House Sparrow  4
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Crystal Lake, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 7, 2021 8:56 AM – 9:22 AM
Mute Swan  4
Mallard  7
Great Blue Heron  1    Seen well through scope on mid lake mud flat with stumps.  The GBH had a Bluegill in its bill and was figuring out how to devour it.
Downy Woodpecker  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
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Lynnfield Marsh IBA–Audubon Rd & Edgewater, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 7, 2021 9:44 AM – 10:29 AM
Lynnfield Marsh with stops on Audubon Road Viewing platform; inside Lakes @ Edgewater Park.
Mute Swan  2
Gadwall  4
American Wigeon  1
American Black Duck  8
Green-winged Teal  3
Ring-necked Duck  1
Bufflehead  8
Northern Harrier  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Black-capped Chickadee  5
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
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Suntaug Lake, Peabody/Lynnfield, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Nov 7, 2021 10:58 AM – 12:20 PM
Puritan Lawn Memorial Park. We viewed Suntaug Lake from the Cemetery side, then we drove over to Winona Lake and then out onto Route 1 and down Moulton Drive to White Hall Park to review Suntaug from the other side.
Canada Goose  8    Swimming @ White Hall Park side of Suntaug Lake.
Mallard  2    2 @ Suntaug Park on Puritan Lawn Memorial Park side and 2 at Winona Lake.
Ring-necked Duck  6    5 Males & 1 Female @ Winona Lake.  observed well through scope.
Lesser Scaup  2    1 Male: round head with peak behind the eye; greenish-black plumage on head – throat – chest; powder blue bill with black tip; gray on top; white underneath with black tail feathers.  1 Female: brown head – throat – chest; orange eyes; white at base of bill; grayish bill with black tip; gray underneath; brown on top and darker towards the tail. Seen well through scope and confirmed by David Williams from White Hall Park @ Suntaug Lake.
Greater/Lesser Scaup  4    White on base if bill, brown overall plumage.  While seen well through scope @ 1st Suntaug Lake viewing location; we were unable to distinguish between Lesser & Greater species due to constant diving and the long distance.
White-winged Scoter  2    Mostly black plumage with orange bill and white eye ring.  Observed well through scope @ both Suntaug Lake locations.
Bufflehead  5    3 Bufflehead at Winona Lake and 2 at the second stop @ Suntaug Lake.
Hooded Merganser  7    Observed @ Winona Lake – 5 Males: large “bunble-shaped” head with big white patch; yellow eyes and thin, pointed black bill; 2 white spurs on chest; brown plumage on flanks & underneath. 2 Females: overall drab gray plumage; rufous colored cap; tan throat; yellow bill; black wings; gray underneath with long up-turned tail.
Common Merganser  12    Males with green cap and black head & neck; white colored throat; buffy-tan colored chest & belly; black top and gray colored tail feathers; orange bill.  Females with brown head & neck; white patch on throat; orange bill; gray underneath with white patch on outer wings.  Obeerved well through scope @ Winona Lake.
Ruddy Duck  3    Observed @ Suntaug Lake from Puritan Lawn Memorial Park side.  Observed well through scope.
Bald Eagle  2    2 Adults.  1 Male & 1 Female nesting in tall tree at Suntaug Lake from Puritan Lawn Memorial Park side. observed well through scope.
Red-tailed Hawk  1    Light-morph flying above @ Winona Lake.
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
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