Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Quabbin Park mid week and a couple other stops

Red eyed Vireo, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Blue headed Vireo, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Pine Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Wild Turkey, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Common Yellowthroat, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Carolina Wren, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Carolina Wren, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Northern Flickers, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Common Raven, Quabbin Park, MA, Sep 17, 2014
I spent a few hours around Quabbin Park this morning exploring various areas.  It was fairly quiet early on but that was probably due to the cool morning temperatures in the 40's and scattered fog.  Thankfully as the morning ticked by it got more active in spots.  Nothing extreme but some nice numbers of a few species and some really good looks at a few individuals.  Full eBird list is attached below:

Quabbin Park

Canada Goose  13
Wood Duck  14
Mallard  3
Wild Turkey  8
Common Loon  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Ring-billed Gull  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  7
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  11
Eastern Wood-Pewee  2     Calling
Eastern Phoebe  12
Yellow-throated Vireo  1     Still calling
Blue-headed Vireo  4
Red-eyed Vireo  6
Blue Jay  38
American Crow  10
Common Raven  3
Black-capped Chickadee  42
Tufted Titmouse  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  6
Brown Creeper  1
House Wren  5
Carolina Wren  4
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  9
Gray Catbird  37
Northern Mockingbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  14
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Common Yellowthroat  14
American Redstart  7
Northern Parula  4
Magnolia Warbler  2
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Blackpoll Warbler  11
Black-throated Blue Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  18
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  1
Black-throated Green Warbler  7
warbler sp.  7     flight calls
Eastern Towhee  22     Minimum
Chipping Sparrow  18
Song Sparrow  2
Lincoln's Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  5
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  10
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
American Goldfinch  6

Eastern Phoebe, Jabish Canal, Belchertown, MA, Sep 17, 2014
Once I got home from Quabbin Wilson and I took a walk out along the Jabish Canal.  Nothing too exciting but Wilson got to chase lots of grasshoppers so a great time in his eyes.
Killdeer, East Meadows, Northampton, MA, Sep 16, 2014
Despite the forecast for rain to move in overnight and last through the morning on Tuesday the day dawned dry with the rain not starting until a few hours after sunrise.  If the forecast had worked out the potential was there for migrants (including shorebirds) to be forced down by the weather.  Even without the weather working out right I figured I would still check some fields on my way in and I made stops in the Honey Pot and the East Meadows and the only shorebirds found in any of the several fields I checked were five Killdeer. 

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