Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mourning Warbler and others...Quabbin

Mourning Warbler, Quabbin, MA May 29, 2011

Mourning Warbler, Quabbin,MA, May 29, 2011

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Quabbin, MA, May 29, 2011
Mourning Dove, Quabbin, MA, May 29, 2011

Another productive day yesterday as I spent the entire morning and part of the afternoon exploring the central area of Quabbin for the breeding bird atlas. Many areas have finally dried out enough to explore so I was able to make it to areas that I had not yet visited this season. The highlight of the day was a Mourning Warbler that popped out into view and stayed in view for an extended time period. Some of the best views I have ever had of a Mourning Warbler. Many other good birds around. I have attached a list for the day below. Some of the numbers of birds were amazing and likely undercounts as I had them in earshot most of the day.

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 1
Hooded Merganser 7 two males
Ruffed Grouse 3 all drumming
Wild Turkey 15
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 7
Black-billed Cuckoo 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 20
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
Alder Flycatcher 3
Least Flycatcher 35
Eastern Phoebe 4
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Kingbird 9 carrying nest material
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Red-eyed Vireo 119 minimum count...most heard not seen
Blue Jay 22
Tree Swallow 17
Black-capped Chickadee 19
Brown Creeper 1
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Veery 59 seemed to be everywhere today
Hermit Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 14
American Robin 38
Gray Catbird 41 building nests
Cedar Waxwing 62
Blue-winged Warbler 4 bird with golden winged like song still present in same area
Yellow Warbler 32 carrying nest material
Chestnut-sided Warbler 51 carryingn nest material
Magnolia Warbler 13
Black-throated Blue Warbler 23
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 12
Black-throated Green Warbler 10
Blackburnian Warbler 20
Pine Warbler 26
Prairie Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-and-white Warbler 10
American Redstart 68
Ovenbird 78
Northern Waterthrush 1
Mourning Warbler 1 seen, heard and photographed
Common Yellowthroat 92
Canada Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 68
Chipping Sparrow 37 carrying nest material
Song Sparrow 16
White-throated Sparrow 1
Scarlet Tanager 16
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 19 building nests
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 13
Common Grackle 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 18
Baltimore Oriole 23 building nests
Purple Finch 3
American Goldfinch 9

Little Brown Bats-7

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