Saturday, July 26, 2014

Lake Wallace again...more herons

Great Blue Herons, Lake Wallace, Belchertown, MA, July 26, 2014
Green Herons, Lake Wallace, Belchertown, MA, July 26, 2014
Mallards, Lake Wallace, Belchertown, MA, July 26, 2014
Wood Ducks, Lake Wallace, Belchertown, MA, July 26, 2014

I originally was going to head up to a gate along the west side of Quabbin this morning but knowing from past years how bad the deer flies get there around this time of year I decided instead to stick close to home with a visit to the largely insect free Lake Wallace plus a brief stop at Quabbin Park.  I have included the full list from Lake Wallace below.  Certainly more herons around this morning then the previous morning but still just the two expected species.

Canada Goose  18
Wood Duck  48     Minimum
Hooded Merganser  6
Great Blue Heron  10     Increase from yesterday
Green Heron  7  
Virginia Rail  1
Sora  1        called twice
Mourning Dove  6
Chimney Swift  3
Belted Kingfisher  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  6
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Eastern Kingbird  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  5
Tree Swallow  34
Bank Swallow  6
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  9
Gray Catbird  2
European Starling  55
Cedar Waxwing  2
Northern Waterthrush  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Chipping Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  42
Common Grackle  19
Baltimore Oriole  2
American Goldfinch  2

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