WIR 10/17-10/23

Wednesday 10/17: Purgatory Cove had fewer Wood Ducks and GW Teal but about the same of other stuff. Good number of coot starting to build at Charlesban.

Thursday 10/18: Prospect Hill was fairly quiet. Flyover siskin, Cooper’s or three, 3+ Hermit Thrush.

Friday 10/19: Hardy Pond: coot, 47 Ruddy. Cambridge Res: eagle, Ruddy, Hooded Merganser.

Saturday 10/20: Went to check Cambridge Res ahead of the road race, pretty much nothing there. Continued to the north end where there was a peep visible from the road. Almost positive it was a White-rump but a little too far. While watching that, a raven and 4 Pine Siskins flew over. After it disappeared, I walked to the other section to check there. Stopped at the driveway by the powerlines on the way and a Clay-colored Sparrow was sitting up. Spotted Sandpiper and 2 Greater Yellowlegs but no peep. Continued on to Arlington Res where there were 2 Solitaries and a Lesser Yellowlegs along with a few Gadwall. Busa was loaded with sparrows but they were almost all Song and White-throated.



Lesser Yellowlegs

Sunday 10/21: Twitch. Quick pass of Cambridge Res on the way home had 2 Pied-billed Grebes and not much else.

Monday 10/22: Rock Meadow: another Orange-crowned.

Tuesday 10/23: Went to West Meadow before work. Checked along the parkway first, tons of juncos and not much else. At the meadow, an adult White-crowned and first of fall American Tree Sparrow. Lots of blackbirds too. Duck ponds were pretty quiet later.