Friday, October 3, 2014

Arcadia this morning and a few other quick stops

Indigo Bunting, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 3, 2014
Savannah Sparrow, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 3, 2014
Bobolink, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 3, 2014
Lincoln's Sparrow, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 3, 2014
Wilson's Warbler, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 3, 2014
Swamp Sparrow, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 3, 2014
White crowned Sparrow with Field Sparrow in background, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 3, 2014
Common Yellowthroat, Arcadia, Northampton, MA, Oct 3, 2014
I spent a foggy morning exploring Arcadia and came away with nearly sixty species.  After watching the radar last night and listening to flight calls overhead I figured there would be a nice influx of birds and I was right.  I started out checking the marsh where I had a few species of waterfowl (including a single Green winged Teal) plus a Great Egret.  No shorebirds at all on the mudflats in the marsh.  I then spent the remainder of my time exploring the meadows starting off near the Ibis Pool and walking several weedy edges and fields.  Certainly good numbers of sparrows with hundreds of individuals present.  Lesser numbers of warblers and only a single vireo.  Lots of other species around and I have included the full list below. 


Canada Goose 16
Wood Duck 22
Mallard 17
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 1
Green-winged Teal (American) 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Killdeer 2
Mourning Dove 5
Belted Kingfisher 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 8
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 8
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 22
American Crow 52
Horned Lark 1 Flyover
Black-capped Chickadee 20
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 2
Eastern Bluebird 12
American Robin 128
Gray Catbird 21
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 8
American Pipit 3
Cedar Waxwing 18
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 15 Minimum
American Redstart 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Palm Warbler (Western) 3
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 6
Wilson's Warbler 1
Field Sparrow 3
Savannah Sparrow 94
Song Sparrow 131 Minimum
Lincoln's Sparrow 12
Swamp Sparrow 44
White-throated Sparrow 36
White-crowned Sparrow 2 one singing
Northern Cardinal 6
Indigo Bunting 11 A few still singing
Bobolink 3
Red-winged Blackbird 120
House Finch 3
Pine Siskin 2 Flyovers
American Goldfinch 14
House Sparrow 1
Spotted Sandpiper, Connecticut River, Hadley, MA, Oct 3, 2014
I stopped briefly along the Connecticut River before heading home and had two Spotted Sandpipers along the muddy edge but not much else.  A brief stop at Winsor Dam didn't produce anything noteworthy.

A walk with Wilson along the Jabish Canal held a few pockets of birds including a few warblers, various sparrow species and a flyover Pine Siskin.

Meanwhile up in Franklin County James Smith had a flyby Say's Pheobe that he was unable to relocate....perhaps someone will turn it up in the next few days (hopefully in Hampshire County!).  Here is a link to his report on the bird:

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