Wompatuck SP, Plymouth, Massachusetts, US
May 22, 2016 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Comments: BBC – Wompatuck State Park – Leader: Eddie Giles – Morning started out with overcast skies and the threat of rain that never materialized. The sun actually broke through the clouds mid-morning. Temps were in the high 50s/low 60s. Although migrants were nearly nonexistent in the park this morning, the local breeders put on quite the showing.
Ruffed Grouse 1 G9, drumming
Great Egret 1 Flyover at Boundary Pond
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 6 Probably more as they seemed to be calling at every location we stopped at. We actually observed a pair copulating a few times at G8. Interesting to note that the female was carrying a caterpillar in her beak before, during and after the act.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker X
Pileated Woodpecker 1 G9. This bird flew in, landed on the backside of an enormous stag and began drumming. The acoustics/resonance from this particular mass of dead wood was spectacular.
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 Picture Pond
Eastern Phoebe 4 Including (1) at nest with (2) newly hatched chicks.
Great Crested Flycatcher 6
Eastern Kingbird 1 Boundary Pond
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Wood Thrush 10
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 4
Ovenbird 20 Conservative estimate, including a female sitting in her nest on at least one cowbird egg (obeserved when she flew out).
Worm-eating Warbler 6 (4) G9, (1) G8, (1) Holly Pond Road
Northern Waterthrush 2
Blue-winged Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 7
Common Yellowthroat 4