Saturday, September 4, 2010

A year of highs and lows for the Charles

After tropical storm Earl passed, I thought I'd check out the Park
this morning, Sept 4. When I got there it was still but the breeze
soon picked up a bit.

Somebody had pulled the plug on the Charles. It was a ditch with
a small amount of brown water at the bottom. The dock was resting
on the bank.

Merlin 1 Circling at medium height
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 12 incl 7 on soccer field
Eastern Phoebe 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Blue Jay 12
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 2
Veery 1
American Robin 15
Gray Catbird 10
Northern Mockingbird 9 one in song
American Redstart 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
Song Sparrow 10
American Goldfinch 6

Post-script to earlier report:
On Aug 1 I reported hearing a Ruby-crowned Kinglet at this site.
I didn't see the bird, and after listening to some tapes I think
that perhaps an American Goldfinch fooled me then as it has in
different ways before.

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Hope all is well with you. Just checking in to see how the birds of Newton are doing. Not sure if I told you, but we are studying in Israel for the year. The Newton Blog is yours for the managing while I'm gone.

    In the meantime, check out for some of the bird pictures I've taken here. You can check the blog as well to see what we've been up to!

    Best, Scott