Sunday, September 15, 2013


Northern Parula
A beautiful and eventful morning at Nahanton Park! Suzette, Jonathan, and I found some great birds: My very first Connecticut Warbler flew into the isolated tree in the southwest corner of the lower garden. A Winter Wren was sounding off. There were lots of other warblers about, too. At the upper garden, we were amazed to hear a Rose-breasted Grosbeak singing, and presently a young male allowed us to see him. At the back of the upper garden there was a classic dense mixed flock including several warblers and vireos (including a singing Warbling Vireo), and a Brown Thrasher. Later, in Woodcock Meadow, Jonathan and I heard what I have to think was an Acadian Flycatcher sing twice. Sadly we couldn't see didn't see this bird.

Young Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Here's a full list…

Mallard  5
Osprey  1
Mourning Dove  6
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4
Acadian Flycatcher  1     Heard only. Clear pit-za. Near the phoebes in Woodcock field; but to my knowledge they do not make such a call. 
Eastern Phoebe  2
Warbling Vireo  1     song
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  8
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
House Wren  4
Winter Wren  1     heard, lower garden
American Robin  15
Gray Catbird  6
Brown Thrasher  1     Trees at back of upper garden
Cedar Waxwing  15
Connecticut Warbler  1     Flew from bushes into a tree in lower garden. Clear view: bold full eyering, bright yellow underparts, grayish throat area not darkening near bottom.
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  1     m
Northern Parula  5
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  30
Song Sparrow  30     many tailless
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  2     one im m in song
Common Grackle  12
American Goldfinch  30

1 comment:

  1. Haynes,

    Thanks so much for the posting! It's much more complete than my list. Wow, that's exciting about the Acadian flycatcher! And you saw some blackpolls too! It really was a good day. I'm so happy you saw your Connecticut warbler.