Plus continuing Lark Sparrow, Cassin’s Kingbird, Barnacle Goose, etc.
FOY for the country I think.
With 4 Horned Grebes too
And a second Connecticut
And a bunch of New Mexico stuff.
For the year, 18 lifers (9 FL, 1 SC, 1 ME, 1 RI, 1 MA, 5 NM), 3 state birds, 2 county birds, 6 new for Waltham, and 4 for the yard. For the bugs, 24 new dragonflies (11 FL, 13 SC) and 1 for the state, 11 new butterflies (maybe more, still sorting through a few FL ones I think but 7 FL, 3 SC, 1 MA) and 2 for the state.
Birds of the year: Wood Sandpiper nationally, Black-bellied Whistling-Duck for MA, Least Tern locally.
Bug of the year: Phantom and Swamp Darners, Giant Swallowtail.