Lynnfield Marsh (Essex Co.), Essex, Massachusetts, US
10-Apr-2023 17:42 – 19:57
Protocol: Traveling
0.55 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    A beautiful evening enjoying a BBC Lynnfield Marsh walk along an old rail-bed out to a one of the largest Eastern MA fresh water / cattail marsh for an evening of early migrants.
Temperature: 51 – 60°F
Canada Goose  8
Mute Swan  1
Wood Duck  6
Mallard  10
Green-winged Teal (American)  4
Mourning Dove  2
Virginia Rail (Virginia)  3    Grunting and Kidiking throughout the evening
Wilson’s Snipe  1
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tree Swallow  85    Nice size flock perched on the large willow at golf course.
Barn Swallow  1    *Slightly early – Medium-sized swallow with blue-black upperparts, chestnut forehead and throat, dark blue breast band, and pale orange belly. Deep forked tail with long outer feathers.
Marsh Wren  2    *Slightly early- Marsh wrens rattling in the marsh *heard by group.
American Robin  6
American Goldfinch  1
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  4
Swamp Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  25
Brown-headed Cowbird  3
Rusty Blackbird  26    Not unusual here. Medium-sized blackbird, male black overall, and yellow eyes. Female is dark gray with faint, darker scaling and has paler throat and dark eye patch.
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  45
blackbird sp.  30
Palm Warbler  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
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