Prospect Hill Nature

This page is for all my Prospect Hill sightings and stuff, like the Charles River page. Lists are set up the same way. Boldis noteworthy and the dates are the first sighting. Pictures aren’t necessarily the same date as the first sighting, clicking on one should get the correct date. Bad ones will be updated as I get better ones.

Birds (115)

  1. Canada Goose (9/25/05)
  2. Mute Swan (10/29/07)
  3. Wood Duck (5/14/05)
  4. Mallard (5/14/05)
  5. Common Merganser (3/13/08)
  6. Wild Turkey (4/17/06)
  7. Double-crested Cormorant (8/27/06)
  8. Great Blue Heron (5/26/10)
  9. Turkey Vulture (7/3/05)
  10. Osprey (8/31/06)
  11. Sharp-shinned Hawk (4/17/06)
  12. Cooper’s Hawk (9/23/10)
  13. Broad-winged Hawk (8/27/07)
  14. Red-tailed Hawk (5/9/05)
  15. American Kestrel (4/22/06)
  16. Peregrine Falcon (4/22/06)
  17. Killdeer (3/22/10)
  18. American Woodcock (10/6/06)
  19. Ring-billed Gull (8/3/05)
  20. Herring Gull (9/21/06)
  21. Rock Pigeon (5/6/06)
  22. Mourning Dove (3/26/05)
  23. Black-billed Cuckoo (6/4/11)
  24. Barred Owl (10/22/09)
  25. Common Nighthawk (8/31/06)
  26. Chimney Swift (5/14/05)
  27. Ruby-throated Hummingbird (8/2/06)
  28. Red-bellied Woodpecker (3/26/05)
  29. Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (5/7/11)
  30. Downy Woodpecker (3/26/05)
  31. Hairy Woodpecker (5/14/05)
  32. Northern Flicker (3/26/05)
  33. Pileated Woodpecker (8/31/09)
  34. Eastern Wood-Pewee (5/30/05)
  35. Eastern Phoebe (4/19/05)
  36. Great Crested Flycatcher (5/14/05)
  37. Eastern Kingbird (5/14/05)
  38. Blue-headed Vireo (5/6/06)
  39. Red-eyed Vireo (8/23/96)
  40. Blue Jay (5/14/05)
  41. American Crow (3/26/05)
  42. Fish Crow (5/18/11)
  43. Common Raven (5/2/07, apparently breeding)
  44. Tree Swallow (7/3/05)
  45. Northern Rough-winged Swallow (9/18/07)
  46. Barn Swallow (7/29/07)
  47. Black-capped Chickadee (3/26/05)
  48. Tufted Titmouse (3/26/05)
  49. Red-breasted Nuthatch (5/30/05)
  50. White-breasted Nuthatch (3/26/05)
  51. Brown Creeper (4/17/06)
  52. Carolina Wren (5/14/05)
  53. House Wren (5/30/05)
  54. Winter Wren (10/8/10
  55. Golden-crowned Kinglet (4/17/06)
  56. Ruby-crowned Kinglet (4/17/06)
  57. Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (4/17/06)
  58. Eastern Bluebird (10/26/10)
  59. Hermit Thrush (5/14/05)
  60. Veery (5/12/07)
  61. Swainson’s Thrush (10/5/09)
  62. Wood Thrush (5/14/05)
  63. American Robin (3/26/05)
  64. Gray Catbird (5/14/05)
  65. Northern Mockingbird (5/14/05)
  66. Brown Thrasher (5/14/05)
  67. European Starling (5/30/05)
  68. Cedar Waxwing (5/30/05)
  69. Blue-winged Warbler (9/9/08)
  70. Nashville Warbler (5/14/05)
  71. Northern Parula (5/14/05)
  72. Mourning Warbler (6/4/11)
  73. Chestnut-sided Warbler (5/14/05)
  74. Magnolia Warbler (9/25/05)
  75. Cape May Warbler (10/1/09)
  76. Black-throated Blue Warbler (5/14/05)
  77. Yellow-rumped Warbler (5/14/05)
  78. Black-throated Green Warbler (5/14/05)
  79. Blackburnian Warbler (5/7/11)
  80. Pine Warbler (5/14/05)
  81. Palm Warbler (4/17/06)
  82. Prairie Warbler (5/7/11)
  83. Blackpoll Warbler (5/30/05)
  84. Black-and-white Warbler (5/14/05)
  85. American Redstart (5/14/05)
  86. Worm-eating Warbler (5/25/09)
  87. Ovenbird (5/14/05)
  88. Northern Waterthrush (5/20/10)
  89. Common Yellowthroat (5/14/05)
  90. Hooded Warbler (5/14/09)
  91. Wilson’s Warbler (9/24/09)
  92. Canada Warbler (5/12/07)
  93. Scarlet Tanager (5/14/05)
  94. Summer Tanager (5/29/12)
  95. Eastern Towhee (8/20/05)
  96. American Tree Sparrow (11/14/07)
  97. Chipping Sparrow (5/14/05)
  98. Field Sparrow (5/7/11)
  99. Savannah Sparrow (10/5/09)
  100. Song Sparrow (3/18/06)
  101. Swamp Sparrow (5/12/07)
  102. White-throated Sparrow (5/14/05)
  103. Dark-eyed Junco (3/26/05)
  104. Northern Cardinal (5/14/05)
  105. Rose-breasted Grosbeak (5/14/05)
  106. Indigo Bunting (5/30/05)
  107. Red-winged Blackbird (8/3/05)
  108. Common Grackle (5/14/05)
  109. Brown-headed Cowbird (5/14/05)
  110. Baltimore Oriole (5/14/05)
  111. Purple Finch (5/7/11)
  112. House Finch (5/30/05)
  113. Pine Siskin (12/4/08)
  114. American Goldfinch (5/14/05)
  115. House Sparrow (5/14/05)

I have a few friends that have either birded the park regularly or formerly lived on the edge. They can add a few more birds including: Eastern Screech-Owl, Great Horned Owl, Fox Sparrow, Great Egret, Bay-breasted Warbler, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Great Black-backed Gull, Evening Grosbeak, and Common Redpoll. The occasional scoter flock on the Cambridge Res should also be visible from the Sunset Shelter.

Butterflies (43)

  1. Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes) (5/30/05)
  2. Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) (5/30/05)
  3. Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus) (7/3/05)
  4. Cabbage White (Pieris rapae) (5/30/05)
  5. Clouded Sulphur (Colias philodice) (6/5/05)
  6. Orange Sulphur (Colias eurytheme) (9/21/06)
  7. American Copper (Lycaena phlaeas) (9/11/06)
  8. Banded Hairstreak (Satyrium calanus) (7/8/06)
  9. Striped Hairstreak (Satyrium liparops) (7/31/07)
  10. Eastern Pine Elfin (Callophrys niphon) (5/21/06)
  11. Juniper Hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) (7/29/07)
  12. Gray Hairstreak (Strymon melinus) (5/6/06)
  13. Eastern Tailed-Blue (Cupido comyntas) (5/30/05)
  14. Cherry Gall Azure (Celastrina serotina) (5/14/08)
  15. Summer Azure (Celastrina neglecta) (7/10/09)
  16. Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria cybele) (7/3/05)
  17. Pearl Crescent (Phyciodes tharos) (5/30/05)
  18. Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa) (5/21/06)
  19. Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma) (8/4/08)
  20. Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis) (9/24/09)
  21. American Lady (Vanessa virginiensis) (5/30/05)
  22. Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) (7/3/05)
  23. Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) (7/16/07)
  24. Red-spotted Purple (Limenitis arthemis astyanax) (8/12/06)
  25. Viceroy (Limenitis archippus) (9/28/06)
  26. Little Wood-Satyr (Megisto cymela) (6/5/05)
  27. Common Ringlet (Coenonympha (tullia) inornata) (6/5/05)
  28. Common Wood-Nymph (Cercyonis pegala) (7/29/07)
  29. Monarch (Danaus plexippus) (9/25/05)
  30. Silver-spotted Skipper (Epargyreus clarus) (7/3/05)
  31. Hoary Edge (Achalarus lyciades) (6/19/07)
  32. Northern Cloudywing (Thorybes pylades) (7/8/06)
  33. Dreamy Duskywing (Erynnis icelus) (5/21/06)
  34. Juvenal’s Duskywing (Erynnis juvenalis) (5/30/05)
  35. Wild Indigo Duskywing (Erynnis baptisiae) (6/5/05)
  36. European Skipper (Thymelicus lineola) (7/3/05)
  37. Peck’s Skipper (Polites peckius) (8/20/05)
  38. Tawny-edged Skipper (Polistes themistocles) (6/19/07)
  39. Northern Broken-Dash (Wallengrenia egeremet) (7/8/06)
  40. Little Glassywing (Pompeius verna) (7/3/05)
  41. Hobomok Skipper (Poanes hobomok) (7/3/05)
  42. Dun Skipper (Euphyes vestris)
  43. Dusted Skipper (Atrytonopsis hianna) (6/5/05)

Odes (37)

  1. Ebony Jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata) (8/8/06)
  2. Spotted Spreadwing (Lestes congener) (9/19/08)
  3. Slender Spreadwing (Lestes rectangularis) (8/12/06)
  4. Aurora Damsel (Chromagrion conditum) (5/19/09)
  5. Azure Bluet (Enallagma aspersum) (7/13/11)
  6. Familiar Bluet (Enallagma civile) (6/8/10)
  7. Fragile Forktail (Ischnura posita) (5/27/12)
  8. Eastern Forktail (Ischnura verticalis) (6/5/05)
  9. Lance-tipped Darner (Aeshna constricta) (8/20/05)
  10. Black-tipped Darner (Aeshna tubercilufera) (6/30/10)
  11. Green-striped Darner (Aeshna verticalis) (8/12/06)
  12. Shadow Darner (Aeshna umbrosa) (9/25/05)
  13. Spatterdock Darner (Rhionaeschna mutata) (6/8/10)
  14. Common Green Darner (Anax junius) (8/20/05)
  15. Springtime Darner (Basiaeschna janata) (5/11/09)
  16. Swamp Darner (Epiaeschna heros) (6/1/12)
  17. Black-shouldered Spinyleg (Dromogomphus spinosus) (8/4/10)
  18. Stream Cruiser (Didymops transversa) (5/30/05)
  19. Illinois River Cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis) (7/17/08)
  20. Common Baskettail (Epitheca cynosura) (5/29/08)
  21. Prince Baskettail (Epitheca princeps) (8/3/05)
  22. Calico Pennant (Celithemis elisa) (7/3/05)
  23. Dot-tailed Whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta) (5/29/08)
  24. Eastern Pondhawk (Eyrthemis simplicicollis) (7/3/05)
  25. Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa) (7/3/05)
  26. Common Whitetail (Plathemis lydia) (6/5/05)
  27. Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata) (5/30/05)
  28. Twelve-spotted Skimmer (Libellula pulchella) (5/25/09)
  29. Painted Skimmer (Libellula semifasciata) (7/3/05)
  30. Blue Dasher (Pachydiplax longipennis) (7/3/05)
  31. Wandering Glider (Pantala flavescens) (8/12/08)
  32. Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenea) (7/11/08)
  33. Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) (8/20/05)
  34. Ruby Meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum) (8/2/05)
  35. Band-winged Meadowhawk (Sympetrum semicinctum) (7/29/07)
  36. Autumn Meadowhawk (Sympetrum vicinum) (9/12/06)
  37. Black Saddlebags (Tramea lacerata) (7/3/05)

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