Minute Man National Historical Park, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 20, 2018 7:05 AM – 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.35 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC – Minute Man NHP- Leader: Kathy Dia – Warm 60’s F and overcast with some peaks of sun; light rain overnight . Few migrants;  local nesting birds on territory.
32 species (+2 other taxa)

Wild Turkey  1
Accipiter sp.  1     Seen briefly near Vernal Pool Trail entrance on ground; likely Cooper’s by size.
Mourning Dove  5
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  2
Warbling Vireo  2
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  3
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  7
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
American Robin  19
Gray Catbird  4
Northern Mockingbird  1
Ovenbird  8
Blue-winged Warbler  2
Black-and-white Warbler  4
American Redstart  6     Last year we had one or two nesting pairs in the Vernal Pool / Hartwell Tavern area. This year as many as four if they stay. One very obviously on territory by repeated loud calls in same spot as nesting pair last year. Pair seen together on Battle Road. Two more males calling from brush near lot.
Northern Parula  1
Pine Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2
Baltimore Oriole  8
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
Common Grackle  6
blackbird sp.  3
American Goldfinch  2
House Sparrow  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S45940125