Lynnfield Marsh–Railroad Bed, Essex, Massachusetts, US

08-Apr-2024 17:58 – 20:04

Protocol: Traveling

0.48 mile(s)

Checklist Comments:    BBC LYNNFIELD MARSH TRIP Leader: Melissa Sovay 

A lovely evening at the Lynnfield Marsh / Reedy Meadows along the rail-bed, following a spectacular 93% solar eclipse in Massachusetts on this day! Peepers boisterous, Beaver & Muskrat present.


Clear sky

Temperature: 56 – 64°F

30 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose  14    Golf course

Wood Duck  4

Blue-winged Teal  1    Flushed at dusk and saw powder blue shoulder patches.

Mallard  4

American Black Duck  2

Green-winged Teal (American)  4

duck sp.  3

Mourning Dove  2

Virginia Rail (Virginia)  2

Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  4

Northern Harrier  1    Female / Immature type

Red-bellied Woodpecker  1

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1

Blue Jay  1

American Crow  1

Black-capped Chickadee  1

Tufted Titmouse  1

Tree Swallow  16

Marsh Wren  3    Vocalizing their rattling call throughout

Carolina Wren  1

European Starling  14

American Robin  6

House Finch  1

American Goldfinch  2

Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  1

Swamp Sparrow  3

Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  35

Brown-headed Cowbird  2

Rusty Blackbird  18    Count was only what were seen perched on railbed trees and a few over Perry Ave area. Also distant flights in school of fish like flights but noted in blackbird sp. count.

Common Grackle (Bronzed)  38

blackbird sp.  65    Distant flights in school of fish like behavior as expected by Rusty Blackbirds.

Northern Cardinal  1

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