WIR 8/31-9/6

Wednesday 8/31: Prospect Hill was very quiet.

Thursday 9/1: BBN before work. Pretty quiet, 1 Magnolia and 1 Blue-winged or Lawrence’s (lousy view but it didn’t feel like a Blue-winged) were about it. Back end of Prospect Hill at lunch was even quieter.

Friday 9/2: Purgatory Cove: 2 Semipalmated and 5 Least Sandpipers, 4 Green Heron, 1 Great Egret, 2 Great Blue, 1 Black-crowned Night-Heron.

Saturday 9/3: BBN to start, leucistic Chipping Sparrow was about it. Ponds were filled again, 16 mallards were all that was on them. Great Meadows was very quiet although a calling Northern Waterthrush was #174 for the site.

Chipping Sparrow

Sunday 9/4: Started at Prospect Hill. Mostly quiet but 2 flocks of warblers added up to 9 species, plus an early Palm elsewhere. Dunback was very quiet from there. Evening visit to BBN finally added nighthawk to the site list (and West Meadow as well) but no sign of any white sparrows.


BT Green


Monday 9/5: Started at BBN. No Chipping Sparrow and fairly quiet. One BT Green, 1 thrasher, 1 pewee was about it. Purgatory Cove later had many Semipalmated Sandpipers and at least 6 Green Herons.

Tuesday 9/6: Hardy Pond had a few swallows.