Meriam’s Corner, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Jun 10, 2017 6:45 AM – 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.6 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC- Minuteman NHP- Leader: Kathy Dia- Sunny and mild 50’s to 70 F. From the Meriam’s Corner lot we walked a bit down Lexington Rd to the dirt road across from Manuel. This trail, the start of which is on Minuteman property, goes through low wetland habitat. Then we headed back to the lot and walked the main trail to the boardwalk and back. Observers: Kathy and Jay Dia, Peter Alden , Will and Genie Martens, Alan Bragg, Joan Stoner, Marie and Laurent Beyly, Heather Eliot, Patty Stuart, Dana, Jim, Tom, Michael, Betty. All counts are estimates.
48 species

Canada Goose  12
Mallard  1
Wild Turkey  2     Leucistic turkey
Great Blue Heron (Blue form)  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  11
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  4
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Willow Flycatcher  1     Continuing near the Meriam’s Corner lot
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  2
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  4
Tree Swallow  3
Barn Swallow  10
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
House Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  3
Veery  2     Both singing early a.m. along the dirt road
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  12
European Starling  20
Cedar Waxwing  8
Ovenbird  1
Blue-winged Warbler  2     Two singing in the brushy wooded edges of the main trail; one came out in the open
Black-and-white Warbler  1     Singing and visible in a very tall tree along the main trail
Common Yellowthroat  5
Yellow Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  15
Northern Cardinal  4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2     We observed a pair taking turns feeding at least two young in a nest  in a low bush just off the side of the dirt road.
Indigo Bunting  1     Singing near Lexington Rd but not seen
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  15
Common Grackle  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  4     Including a recently fledged juvenile being fed by a Song Sparrow
Orchard Oriole  2
Baltimore Oriole  3
American Goldfinch  10
House Sparrow  15

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