Saturday, December 18, 2010

Springfield CBC

I participated in the Springfield CBC this morning covering the area around Ashley Ponds, Holyoke Community College and areas near the Holyoke/West Springfield border along with Tom Gagnon. The morning started off in the low 20's but warmed somewhat to near freezing. However without much wind it felt fairly nice. Our hope for first light waterfowl on the ponds were quickly dashed when we discovered all of the ponds frozen. We still managed some nice birds including a Yellow bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Winter Wren and good numbers of other species. I will let the list fill in the species and numbers. A total of 33 species with a total of 1290 individuals.

Springfield CBC Ashley Ponds, Holyoke Comm College, Providence Hospital

American Black Duck 1
Mallard 3
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Ring-billed Gull 102
Herring Gull 1
Rock Pigeon 105
Mourning Dove 106
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Blue Jay 17
American Crow 236
Black-capped Chickadee 63
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 8
Carolina Wren 4
Winter Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 4
American Robin 91
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 210
American Tree Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 13
White-throated Sparrow 27
Dark-eyed Junco 116
Northern Cardinal 22
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 19
House Sparrow 111

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