Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Jan 16, 2022 7:40 AM – 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    BBC- Mount Auburn Cemetery – Leader: Kathy Dia- Notes from Kathy: Extremely cold 1° F when I left my house this morning, but thankfully sunny. I wondered if anyone would show up, so imagine my surprise when twenty folks showed up! Our gusto was rewarded with some great birds! We walked a 90 minute loop around “Lakes” Halcyon and  Auburn , then eight of us drove (our own cars) to Willow Pond for a 30 minute extension around the pond.
22 species (+1 other taxa)
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  2
Mourning Dove  2
gull sp.  1
Red-tailed Hawk  4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  3    Conservatively three but may be four or more. A pair calling to each other near the front gate (male seen); one male above Lake Auburn pecking and calling softly (may be one of the two from Halcyon); one individual pecking and calling at Willow Lake.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  9
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4    All perched in one tree at one point for a lovely picture!
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  9
Red-breasted Nuthatch  5    At least one at Lake Halcyon , at least two at Lake Auburn, two at Willow Pond.
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  7
Carolina Wren  1    Heard by Greg
Hermit Thrush  1    Willow Pond seen first in a tree with robins, then feeding on the ground where you might expect it on the edge of the pond with long grasses.
American Robin  35
House Sparrow  8    Heard along front fence.
American Goldfinch  12
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  15
White-throated Sparrow  24    Abundant, under many bushes, perching in small trees, and at the feeders.
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  2
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