Wednesday 1/21: Flyover redpoll and distant calling Fish Crow at Dunback.
Thursday 1/22: Nothing new along the riverwalk.
Friday 1/23: Sharpie at Lindentree, which probably kept everything else down.
Saturday 1/24: Too snowy but Carolina Wren in the yard for the first time in several months.
Sunday 1/25: Redpolls, bluebirds, and Purple Finches at Dunback. Nothing exciting at Lot 1.
Monday 1/26: Few Ring-necks on the river on Pelham Island Rd plus an eagle further up 27.
Tuesday 1/27: Tons of the usual but nothing good at the feeders.
Wednesday 1/14: Did the river a bit. Eagle, same ducks, probable flock of redpolls.
Thursday 1/15: Only had time for a 2 minute scan of Pelham Island Rd, where a bluebird was the only thing of any interest.
Friday 1/16: Red-wings and bluebirds at Heard Farm.
Saturday 1/17: Too cold for me.
Sunday 1/18: Long walk around BBN and Rock Meadow. Sapsucker at RM, 2 Winter Wrens at BBN were most of it. Except for one of those 5 minutes of magic: 1-3 Yellow-rumps, 2 Ravens, and a Pintail all at Mackerel Hill.
Monday 1/19: Two eagles (1 banded!) at Forest Grove, nothing else exciting.
Tuesday 1/20: Absolutely nothing at College Pond.
Wednesday 1/7: Still too cold.
Thursday 1/8: Even colder but took the car out to let it run a bit. Geese, Mallards, Black Ducks, Ring-necks, and swans on the res.
Friday 1/9: Woodpecker
Saturday 1/10: River: 1-2 pintails (Newton and Prospect St), Iceland Gull, most of the expected wintering ducks. Twelve coots at the res.
Sunday 1/11: Dunback: no redpolls still but the Barred Owl was around again and a Purple Finch and Swamp Sparrow were new for the year.
Monday 1/12: Rather nasty out, wasn’t it?
Tuesday 1/13: Looped School St to Nine Acre without much (good number of larks, too windy to scope anything good among them). Coots and an eagle at the res.
Wednesday 12/31: Looking for one last year bird in Waltham. Winter Wren at BBN, Savannah Sparrow at the field station, lots of ducks on the res but nothing new.
Thursday 1/1: Surprisingly little on the BBC trip, but one bird was enough.
Friday 1/2: Dunback had a Barred Owl, sapsucker, 2 ravens, a towhee, and 19 Red-wings. Cackling Geese were still at Clay Pit. Nothing exciting along the river.
Saturday 1/3: 55+ Tree Sparrows at BBN, 20 more at the field station.
Sunday 1/4: Quick check of the res was pretty much the same as the 1st: 1 eagle, 25 wigeon, 10 scaup, 90 Ring-necks, 100 Hoodies, etc.
Monday 1/5: Too windy to do much, but cruised a few of the ponds. Shovelers at Arlington Res and an eagle at Mystic Lakes were about it.
Tuesday 1/6: Too cold and snow started before I got energy to go out.
Well that was a nice start to the year.
Wednesday 12/24: Wandered the river and Cambridge Res without anything.
Thursday 12/25: Stayed in.
Friday 12/26: Great Meadows was quiet. Pair of Lesser Scaup at Hardy.
Saturday 12/27: Nothing at Dunback. Nothing much at Sandy Beach. Nothing at all at the North Reservoir.
Sunday 12/28: Tried for scaup at Fresh Pond but only managed creepers, Canvasback, and Ring-necks. Usual at Cambridge Res.
Monday 12/29: Went to Cape Ann for the day. Razorbills and stuff at Andrew’s and Halibut, one white-winged gull at Jodrey, then I decided it was too cool and windy, so went to Marblehead Neck and found the Townsend’s Warbler easily.
Tuesday 12/30: Worked the river a bit. Winter Wren in Watertown was nice, as were 3 Fish Crows over Moody St. A few ducks finally coming in too.
More or less the total from the last 3ish months of commuting to Natick. Hopefully to be added to next year.
Didn’t upload too many photos, but here’s a couple highlights:
Wednesday 12/17: Hardy Pond had nothing exciting, Heard Pond had nothing, and there was nothing more than a few geese and Mallards at the town building.
Thursday 12/18: Res had tons of ducks including more scaup and 3 Gadwall.
Friday 12/19: Cackling Goose and Ruddy at Great Meadows.
Saturday 12/20: 5 Purple Finches and a Winter Wren at Dunback.
Sunday 12/21: Nothing exciting along the river. More gulls but nothing good among them.
Monday 12/22: Sapsucker was still around at BBN but not much else.
Tuesday 12/23: Hunting for goldeneye without any luck from Prospect St to Norumbega.
Wednesday 12/10: Too dark to really see but about the same at the res, nothing much at Flint’s, Heard, or Pelham Island Rd.
Thursday 12/11: Few mergansers and a Bufflehead at Hardy. Hermit Thrush and nothing else at the riverwalk. Very quick buzz of Purgatory Cove had an Iceland Gull.
Friday 12/12: Dunback pretty quiet.
Saturday 12/13: Started at BBN. Sapsucker along the parkway was nice, as was a Winter Wren while trying to get from Dawes to the West Meadow (which was under a foot of water). Not much else there, nothing at the field station or Moody St. No Iceland Gull near Forest Grove or in the Shaw’s lot. Same big flock at the res which I didn’t feel like scoping. Goldeneye at Hardy Pond among the usuals.
Sunday 12/14: CBC. Not going to bother with a full report, but Barred Owl and Red-winged Blackbirds at Dunback, Bluebird at Lot 1, Savannah Sparrow (new for the sector) at the field station, and the usual ducks.
Monday 12/15: Pintail at Forest Grove, not too much else.
Tuesday 12/16: Checked the Mackerel Hill bit of BBN for a change. Yellow-rump was yet another bird that would have been nice on Sunday but nothing overly exciting otherwise.