Monday, May 9, 2016

Lots of migrants arrive

Blackburnian Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2016
American Redstart, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2016
Black throated Blue Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2016
Northern Shovelers, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2016
American Woodcock, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2016
Yellow bellied Sapsucker, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2016
Blue gray Gnatcatcher, Quabbin Park, MA, May 9, 2016
The dam has finally broken and the migrants poured in overnight making this morning a very good one to be out and about.  I stayed close to home spending most of the morning at Quabbin Park and nearby areas finding just under a hundred species with twenty of those warblers.  Lots of other good stuff too including several new species for the year including Great crested Flycatcher (#181) at Lake Wallace, Red eyed Vireo (#182) and Tennessee Warbler (#183) at Quabbin Park and Canada Warbler (#184) along the land trust trail.  The next several days should feature even more arrivals.  Full lists below (some with loads of photos).

Winsor Dam:

Lake Wallace:

Quabbin Park:

Belchertown Land Trust trail:
Northern Rough winged Swallow, UMASS, Amherst, MA, May 8, 2016
Great Egret, UMASS, Amherst, MA, May 8, 2016
Yesterday I headed west to Arcadia in a fruitless search for some Glossy Ibis that were seen there the day before.  Although I missed in finding the ibis there were lots of other good stuff to keep me occupied as I made several stops over the course of the morning before heading back home.  I ran across a Brewster's warbler at UMASS but I was never able to get a photo of it as it worked deeper and deeper into private property.  Several new species showed themselves yesterday despite the less than ideal weather with ever increasing rain as the morning went on.  The new species included Scarlet Tanager (#177) at Arcadia, Great Egret (#178) at the campus pond, Least Sandpiper (#179) and Wilson's Warbler (#180) along the rail trail in Amherst.  A few lists (with more photos) below:


UMASS pond:

UMASS-NW campus:

Rail trail-Amherst:

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