Friday, January 26, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Mike LaBossiere, Kay Langevin, and me
Pictures are here
The trip started this morning at 7:30 a.m. and our first stop was at Head of the Bay in Bourne and several Common Snipe were seen. We then made our way to the Railroad Bridge and then Scusett Beach. At the Fish Pier we were delighted to see approx. 8 Blue Birds at fairly close range. We then proceeded to the Parking area and found a large flock of Horned Larks. The canal was fairly quiet but we did get Purple Sandpiper, Common Eider, Great Cormorant, Common Loon, Surf Scoter, a dead White-winged Scoter, GREAT looks a Northern Harrier male, and an Accipiter species, likely Sharp shinned. We also had a visit by a rather large Grey Seal. Leaving Scusett we had a large 50+ flock of American Tree Sparrows. A quick look at the Herring Pond yielded Common Mergansers and Ringed Neck Ducks and a possible Red- throated Loon. Rounding out the day at the conservation area in Wareham we found a Pied- billed Grebe, Hooded Mergansers and American Wigeon.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Monday, January 15, 2007
Bike path from Stop and Shop to Weeden Road.
TONS of birds, the usual ones.
After lunch went to Long Road -- again, tons of birds, mostly Tree Sparrow, goldies, Downies, Flickers and some Creepers. Lots of Carolina Wrens. All making lots of noise. Had a great time till my boot got stuck in the mud and I fell on my face. No damage.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Red-winged Blackbirds, very yellow Savannah Sparrows, small Cooper's Hawk, Song, White-throated, Swamp Sparrows, Mourning Doves, Chickdees and titmice, Carolina Wrens, Cardinals, Catbirds, Tree Sparrows.
Also found a homemade wooden trap.....took out apple bait and threw it into thickets.
Afternoon went to Lake Street in Acushnet to look for Bill's jacket and saw a flock of bluebirds. Also large flock of gulls on lake.
Saturday, January 6 -- Several "intrepid????" birders split up into two teams and scoured some of the conservation areas in Mattapoisett. These included the Munn Property, Nasketucket State Reservation, Eel Pond, the Martocci Property and the landfill.
One team stayed dry and had lots of coffee, the other team, driven....er, led by Pres. Mike, got drenched.
This is the day's tally:
(Note: this does not include the Atlantic Puffin reported by the supposedly "dry" team)
Great Blue Heron 1, Canada Goose 65, Black Duck 2, Mallard 5, Surf Scoter 19, Common Goldeneye 15, Bufflehead 25, Hooded Merganser 1, Red-br. Merganser 10, Northern Harrier 2, Ring-billed gull 23, Black-backed gull 2, Mourning Dove 8, Kingfisher 2,
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3, Downy 4, Hairy 2, Northern Flicker 1, Blue Jay 6, Crow 1, Chickadee 21, Titmouse 16, WB Nuthatch 2, Carolina Wren 3,Golden -crown Kinglet 6, RUBY-CROWN KINGLET 1,Herring Gull 22,HERMIT THRUSH 2,Robin 59,Catbird 2,Mockingbird, 1,Yellow-rump Warbler 3,YELLOW BREASTED CHAT 1,Cardinal 11,Tree Sparrow 1,Song Sparrow 6, White throat 14, Dark-eyed junco 43, Redwing Blackbird 3, House Finch 1, Goldfinch 10, House Sparrow 9
Sunday, January 7, 2007