Tuesday 10/13: Purgatory Cove at lunch. Luckily the rain let up as I finished eating and I was able to get out and scan. Highlights were 40 Wood Ducks and my first Pied-billed Grebe for the Charles. Yellow-rump show around home slowed down but robins were going over nonstop around 5:00 PM.
Wednesday 10/14: Scoters! While not finding any at the Cambridge Res at lunch, Hardy Pond had a Ring-necked Duck.
Thursday 10/15: UMass field station before work, nothing of note. Beaver Brook ponds at lunch, decent numbers but nothing exciting.
Friday 10/16: Snow. Surprisingly not bad at lunch, so went to Paine. Swamp and Savannah Sparrows among other things (Savannah apparently new for the site).
Saturday 10/17: Led a Menotomy walk to Waltham St. Fields. Vesper and White-crowned Sparrows seen briefly, lots of Savannah and other common stuff. Raven flew over Dunback on return to cars. Drove around a bit afterwards: 4 Ruddies on Cambridge Res, 100+ crows at School St, Acton, and many geese in Concord but nothing jumped out as interesting.
Sunday 10/18: Raining and snowing, didn’t go out and nothing in the yard.
Monday 10/19: Lyman Pond at lunch: 22 Wood Ducks, 1 Autumn Meadowhawk. Kestrel and late Pewee at the end of the street on a late afternoon walk.