Upton SF, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
May 7, 2022 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Brookline Bird Club Walk – Upton State Forest – Leader Nick Paulson. 5 participants. Cool and windy morning. Several quiet sections. Some common species absent. But enjoyable walk with notable amazing close up views of a B&W Warbler that dropped a caterpillar and preceded to search the ground in front of us for it. Only to find it landed on the gate not the ground, it eventually got it of the top of the gate and ate it before wandering off.
49 species (+1 other taxa)
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  6
Mourning Dove  4
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  5
Osprey (carolinensis)  1
Broad-winged Hawk  2
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  5
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  2
Empidonax sp.  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  7
Tree Swallow  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  4
Brown Creeper  13    Calling in several spots.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)  1
House Wren (Northern)  1
European Starling  1
Gray Catbird  6
Hermit Thrush (faxoni/crymophilus)  5
American Robin  8
American Goldfinch  4
Chipping Sparrow  8
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  1
Eastern Towhee  10
Baltimore Oriole  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  18
Brown-headed Cowbird  15
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  18
Ovenbird  40    Windy and cool morning, so lower estimate than usual numbers for here.
Worm-eating Warbler  1    Singing softly and calling tink calls along stream, E end of Whistling cave trail. Same trail a pair was at last year.
Blue-winged Warbler  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Yellow Warbler (Northern)  3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  10
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
Prairie Warbler  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S109398159