Westboro WMA, Worcester, Massachusetts, US

May 6, 2024 6:00 AM – 9:05 AM

Protocol: Traveling

3.2 mile(s)

Checklist Comments:    Brookline Bird Club walk- Westboro WMA- Leader Nick Paulson, 5 participants, chilly start, wet areas from overnight rain, cloudy, but clearing and warming. Several mammals, muskrat, hairy-tailed mole, a shrew, squirrels, chipmunks and cottontails. After the main loop we drove over to the NE corner of the lake to look for the Wigeon, and found Least Sandpiper and American Goshawk to add some last minute highlights for the walk. Earlier we had Spotted and Solitary Sandpiper near each other for comparison.

66 species

Canada Goose  4

Mute Swan  4

Wood Duck  6

American Wigeon  1    Continuing female type from yesterday.

Mallard  3

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4

Mourning Dove  8

Chimney Swift  2

Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2

Killdeer  2

Spotted Sandpiper  2

Solitary Sandpiper (solitaria)  1

Least Sandpiper  1

Double-crested Cormorant  1

Green Heron  2

Great Blue Heron (Great Blue)  1

Osprey (carolinensis)  2

American Goshawk  1    Large accpiter, accipiter flight compared to nearby red-tail, fine barring below, broad body, white undertail coverts, broad base of tail, wings were held pointed but got broader in the middle compared to peregrine straight to pointed, weakly barred tail, strong direct flight. Flew WNW over Lake Chauncy as we were looking to find the Wigeon.

Red-tailed Hawk (borealis)  2

Red-bellied Woodpecker  4

Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)  6

Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3

Great Crested Flycatcher  2

Eastern Kingbird  6

Yellow-throated Vireo  3

Warbling Vireo (Eastern)  8

Blue Jay  10

American Crow  3

Fish Crow  1

Black-capped Chickadee  4

Tufted Titmouse  6

Tree Swallow  12

Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1

Barn Swallow (American)  5

White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)  3

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea)  3

House Wren (Northern)  1

Carolina Wren  2

European Starling  2

Gray Catbird  8

Veery  1

American Robin  20

Cedar Waxwing  8

American Goldfinch  10

Chipping Sparrow  12

White-throated Sparrow  12

Savannah Sparrow (Savannah)  20

Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)  12

Swamp Sparrow  6

Eastern Towhee  5

Orchard Oriole  2

Baltimore Oriole  5

Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  40

Brown-headed Cowbird  10

Common Grackle (Bronzed)  30

Ovenbird  1

Northern Waterthrush  1

Black-and-white Warbler  6

Nashville Warbler  1

Common Yellowthroat  4

Yellow Warbler (Northern)  5

Palm Warbler (Yellow)  4

Pine Warbler  3

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  25

Northern Cardinal  3

Rose-breasted Grosbeak  6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S172496592