Saturday, October 19, 2013

Linda's walk

Linda Ferraresso led a BBC walk through Nahanton Park this morning. Not a huge number of sparrows, and the hoped-for Clay-colored Sparrow was a no-show, but it was a beautiful morning in good company.  Here's my unofficial list. The Red-eyed Vireo didn't show for the group, and the White-crowned Sparrow seen by others didn't show for me. A five-woodpecker morning!

Double-crested Cormorant  1
Osprey  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  4
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1     woods
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  4
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  12
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  15
White-breasted Nuthatch  7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  40
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  12
Blackpoll Warbler  1     woods
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  4
Black-throated Green Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  1     Woodcock field
Song Sparrow  10
Swamp Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)  2
Northern Cardinal  6
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Common Grackle  450     250 counted; and another large flock
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
House Finch  12
American Goldfinch  18


  1. The sapsucker is a good find, I've only had one in the state so far. I stopped by late this morning thinking I might see the group but alas I missed. I did find both kinglets and a noisy towhee was by the vernal pool.

  2. I saw your ebird report, Matt. Sapsuckers are much more common further west in the state than around here, but they are regular in the fall here too. All we found at the pool was another Blue Jay!