North Shore Ramble – 4/8/18

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 8, 2018 7:20 AM – 7:35 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Mostly cloudy and 30 degrees. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams.
9 species

Snow Goose  1     Seen by Dave, Mark, and Kevin.
Canada Goose  26
Northern Shoveler  2     Pair
Mallard  7
American Black Duck  1
Green-winged Teal  19
Great Blue Heron  0     3 Great Blue Heron flew over shortly before I arrived
Killdeer  1
Song Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44911266


Willowdale SF, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 8, 2018 7:44 AM – 8:27 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments:     Mostly cloudy and 30 degrees. Winds N 9 mph. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams.
25 species

Canada Goose  2
Mute Swan  2
Wood Duck  4
Green-winged Teal  3
Ring-necked Duck  4
Hooded Merganser  2
Great Blue Heron  1
Osprey  1
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Tufted Titmouse  2
Palm Warbler  2     Singing- maybe 3. Obvious sound difference from the singing Dark Eyed Juncos nearby.
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  3
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
American Goldfinch  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44911273


Daniel Boone Park, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 8, 2018 8:40 AM – 9:33 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.4 mile(s)
Comments:     Mostly sunny and 35 degrees. Winds N 9 mph. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams.
22 species

Mallard  2
Ring-billed Gull  2
Mourning Dove  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  5
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  3
Palm Warbler  1     Heard
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  4
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  7

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44911277


Strawberry Hill, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 8, 2018 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Mostly sunny and 38 degrees. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams.
12 species

Great Egret  5
Turkey Vulture  2
Northern Harrier  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Mourning Dove  1
American Robin  2
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  3
House Sparrow  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44911279


Argilla-Northgate-Essex Rd. Fields Complex, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 8, 2018 10:16 AM – 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.328 mile(s)
Comments:     Sunny and 38 degrees. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams.
17 species

Canada Goose  12
Mallard  1
Turkey Vulture  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Killdeer  2
Wilson’s Snipe  13     Probably more camouflaged in the field
American Kestrel  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  1
American Robin  17
European Starling  250     Large mixed flock of Blackbirds consisting mostly of European Starlings with some Red winged Blackbirds and Brown Headed Cowbirds.
Song Sparrow  1
Eastern Meadowlark  3
Red-winged Blackbird  20     Estimated number
Brown-headed Cowbird  15     Estimated number
American Goldfinch  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44911283


Shea Bros Essex, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 8, 2018 11:10 AM – 11:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Sunny and 38 degrees. Winds NNE 14 mph. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams.
6 species

American Black Duck  2
Great Egret  7
Snowy Egret  3
Glossy Ibis  17
Blue Jay  1
American Robin  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44911271
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Island Rd, Essex, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 8, 2018 11:21 AM – 11:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.227 mile(s)
Comments:     Partly sunny and 38 degrees. With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams.
6 species

Great Egret  2
Osprey  2     On platform
Herring Gull  1
Great Black-backed Gull  2
American Robin  5
European Starling  100

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44911256

2018-04-24T18:47:29+00:00