WIR 5/23-5/29

Wednesday 5/23: North end of the Cambridge Res: BT Green, Redstart, Parula, Blackpoll, Spotted Sandpiper, kingfisher, etc. Good number of dragonflies although lots too far to ID.

Thursday 5/24: Habitat survey early had the usual plus a parula and blackpoll. Duck ponds at lunch had first pondhawk and jewelwings of the year.

Friday 5/25: Rock Meadow survey had the usual. Not much at Purgatory Cove or near the landfill.

Saturday 5/26: Lincoln

Sunday 5/27: Ended up being lazy. That turned out to be good when John Hines stopped by to report having a Summer Tanager at Prospect Hill. We ran right over and were able to hear, but not see, the bird. That’s 199 for Waltham! Also Prairie Warbler and Ovenbird.

Monday 5/28: Back to Prospect Hill. Ran into Cliff and then Glenn and Vin and had no luck.

Tuesday 5/29: BBN: first Red-spotted Purples of the year, plus Blue-winged Warblers in possibly a new spot.