Saturday, October 15, 2016

Fall BBC walk surprises

A party of five toured the Park this morning as a Brookline Bird Club walk. It was pretty quite but there were some nice surprises, especially this Brown Thrasher, my latest fall record by three weeks and my first there in three years.

Later in the morning we came across this Hermit Thrush

Friday, October 14, 2016

Crowns in the gardens

I walked through Nahanton Park on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Some interesting birds both days, including an Orange-crowned Warbler and one or more immature White-crowned Sparrows. This morning, a couple of Ruby-crowned Kinglets were showing off also. All this activity was in the lower garden.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fall Bird Walk with Haynes Miller

Eastern Phoebe
It was a bit raw and dreary with a steady misting rain, but we still had a great bird walk with Haynes.

Ian, myself and three brave souls arrived at 8:00 and toured the soccer field area, the lower gardens and the upper gardens.

We had some very nice sightings including a blue-headed or solitary vireo and all are listed below:

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  20
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  4
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  6
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  3
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)  1
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)  4
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens)  5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  15
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana)  5
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  6
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  8