Westboro WMA, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
29-Oct-2023 07:30 – 09:50
Protocol: Traveling
2.8 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Brookline Bird Club and Forbush Bird Club Walk- Westboro WMA – Leader Nick Paulson – section one East side trails. Many participants for the first part to beat the rain. Started comfortable in the mid 50’s but cooled as the rain approached down to 48 degrees at end, with a little drizzle starting.
40 species
Canada Goose  19
Mute Swan  6
Wood Duck  1
Mallard  20
Bufflehead  5
Hooded Merganser  2
Mourning Dove  6
Ring-billed Gull  8
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  2
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern)  1
Cooper’s Hawk  2
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  1
Blue Jay  20
American Crow  16
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  5
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  5
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)  1    In a mixed flock between Lake Chauncy Trailhead and first right. Blue gray above, white below, distinct gnatcatcher shape and long tail. All white outer tail feathers. My second latest here.
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
American Robin  150
House Sparrow  1
American Pipit  1
House Finch  2
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  1
White-throated Sparrow  30
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  20
Swamp Sparrow  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  50
Brown-headed Cowbird  6
Common Grackle (Bronzed)  80
Blackpoll Warbler  1    A little late. Along Lake Chauncy near parking lot. Seen by a few in Yellow-rump flock as we were leaving.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  12
Northern Cardinal  4
View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S153500069