Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mothers' Day!

Common Yellowthroat
Best weather and best birding ever for the annual Newton Conservators/Friends of Nahanton Park Mothers' Day bird walk! 53 species including 14 warblers, and an enthusiastic and very observant group of 18 participants.

Here's a list ...  sorry about the latin.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)  1     Flyby at river, 8:00
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 2 Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 6 Nest at eye level in juniper in Woodcock Field Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1 Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 1 Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) 1 Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 3 Willow Flycatcher (Eastern) (Empidonax traillii traillii) 1 Visual, and call. At pond. Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1 Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 2 Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1 Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 2 Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1 Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 12 Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 4 Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5 Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2 House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1 Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 3 Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1 American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 20 Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 10 Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
Magnolia Warbler
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 2 Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 4 Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 6 American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 3 Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 3 Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 3 Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 12 Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) (Setophaga coronata coronata) 2 Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1 Canada Warbler (Cardellina canadensis) 1 Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1
Wilsons Warbler
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2 Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 1 Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 6 White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 4 Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1 Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 8
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 6 Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 10 Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 6 Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 12 Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 15 House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1 American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 5
Mother's Day Birding Group

We hope you'll join us for more walks in the fall! We will be posting the dates on the Nahanton Park website soon.


  1. Wow! What a fantastic day, and all those warblers! Would have been nice to have been there with you.

  2. We wish you had been there too!