Friday, July 3, 2009

Quabbin...more breeding bird atlas stuff

I spent the morning into the early afternoon (5:50am-1:00pm) atlasing three blocks on Prescott Peninsula. Another great day in this section of Quabbin. Lots of juvenile birds around and other just nesting. Finally confirmed Cerulean Warbler in an area they have been for a few years. I found a male carrying food. I lost him high in the trees before I found a nest or a juvenile. I also had an Evening Grosbeak feeding a juvenile. Lots of other activity with some good numbers of birds. Also watched a Cedar Waxwing put the finishing touches on its nest and got some photos of the construction. The totals for the day are below. Another fine day in a wonderful area.
Mallard 1 female
Ruffed Grouse 4 two adults, two juvenile
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2 pair
American Woodcock 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 17
Downy Woodpecker 9
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Northern Flicker 4 one juvenile
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Alder Flycatcher 1
Least Flycatcher 22 carrying food
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 6 on nest
Yellow-throated Vireo 6 a few juveniles
Blue-headed Vireo 9 carrying food
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 113 carrying food
Blue Jay 7
Tree Swallow 44 many juveniles
Black-capped Chickadee 27 several juveniles
Tufted Titmouse 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6 one juvenile
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 4
Golden-crowned Kinglet 12 a few juveniles
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Veery 63 carrying food
Hermit Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 23
American Robin 29
Gray Catbird 59 several juveniles
Cedar Waxwing 68 pair building nest
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 77 many juveniles
Magnolia Warbler 8
Black-throated Blue Warbler 26 a few juveniles
Yellow-rumped Warbler 14
Black-throated Green Warbler 26
Blackburnian Warbler 13
Pine Warbler 34 carrying food
Prairie Warbler 2
Cerulean Warbler 1 carrying food...unable to find nest. In same area as seen previously
Black-and-white Warbler 7
American Redstart 63 several juveniles
Ovenbird 31
Common Yellowthroat 131 many juveniles
Canada Warbler 2 carrying food to nest
Scarlet Tanager 14 carrying food
Chipping Sparrow 46 a few juveniles
Field Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 7
Swamp Sparrow 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 5
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 11
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Baltimore Oriole 3 all juveniles
American Goldfinch 21
Evening Grosbeak 3 adult feeding juvenile

White tailed Deer-2
Little Brown Bat-5
Gray Squirrel-1
Red Squirrel-4

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