Friday, April 30, 2010

Migration picks up

I spent the morning into the early afternoon atlasing blocks in the restricted area of Quabbin. There were many nice birds seen and heard with some already nesting. Several new birds for the year made appearances today including several warbler species. Yet again I ran across Red Crossbills with a female and male on the ground in a marshy area. I have some photos from the day that I will post later once I download them. Here is the list for the day.

Canada Goose 3
Wood Duck 6 three pairs
American Black Duck 2
Hooded Merganser 2 female on nest box
Ruffed Grouse 3 drumming
Wild Turkey 10
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 3
Bald Eagle 9 up to five in view at once
Cooper's Hawk 2 one on nest
Broad-winged Hawk 21 moving north all day
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 8
Belted Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 15
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 7
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 2 on nest
Blue-headed Vireo 27
Blue Jay 43
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 21
Black-capped Chickadee 27
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 10
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren 2
Golden-crowned Kinglet 7
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 5
Hermit Thrush 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 same area since april 23
Yellow-rumped Warbler 51
Black-throated Green Warbler 6
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 21
Palm Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 5
Eastern Towhee 53
Chipping Sparrow 37
Field Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 8
Swamp Sparrow 4
White-throated Sparrow 12
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 72
Common Grackle 9
Brown-headed Cowbird 18
Purple Finch 4
Red Crossbill 2 female and male
American Goldfinch 10
Evening Grosbeak 3 one male with two females

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