Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
15-Jan-2023 07:50 – 10:43
Checklist Comments:    Brookline Bird Club- Mt. Auburn Cemetery- Leader: Kathy Dia. 30’s F, overcast, breezy early which kept birds quiet, but less so as the morning progressed. Really a lovely selection of birds observed, with the help of many great eyes and ears in the group.
27 species
Mallard  11
Wild Turkey  7
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  11
Herring Gull  1
Great Blue Heron  1    Halcyon
Red-tailed Hawk  5    One at Halcyon; two at Spectacle (one eating prey)- assuming one of those is the Halcyon bird. Two at Willow Pond. One seen distantly when viewing peregrine.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2    Pair seen/heard north of Halcyon. Photos. A possible third heard near Willow Pond. Located by Jay and Greg.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  5
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  8
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  3
Peregrine Falcon  1    Distant but seen from cemetery. Chasing pigeons near the old Tufts building (705 Mt. Auburn St.).
Blue Jay  24
Black-capped Chickadee  16
Tufted Titmouse  8
Golden-crowned Kinglet  4    Two in circle; two at Spectacle.
Red-breasted Nuthatch  4    At the feeders and other locations.
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  9
Brown Creeper  2    Pair at Spectacle Pond.
Carolina Wren  1
European Starling  8
Northern Mockingbird  2
American Robin  140
Fox Sparrow  1    Continuing, reported by Elizabeth Creasey and Sina Mohammadi on 1/2. Seen in Birch Gardens. Spotted by Michelle, perched conveniently on a stone pillar..Unfortunately my photos aren’t properly focused. Large russet sparrow, with gray face and russet triangular marking on auricular area. This individual is an interesting color… more golden orange than the usual very red sub-species that we see in the winter.
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  46
White-throated Sparrow  16
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  4
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