Wednesday 8/13: Braved the rain for a quick check of Hardy and the res. Combined totals: 2 swans, 1 Canada Goose, 8 cormorants, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Barn Swallow (plus 8 more geese and the egret at the Hobbs Brook end).
Thursday 8/14: Great Meadows was fairly quiet beyond a possible Least Flycatcher. More of the same at Knox Trail.
Friday 8/15: Poked around Arlington a bit. Too many dogs at Menotomy Rocks Park, nothing exciting at Spy Pond. Bobolink and a hummingbird at McClennen weren’t bad, along with a few Broad-winged Skippers. Stopped at Arlington Great Meadows on the way home without anything terribly exciting.
Saturday 8/16: BBN, 2 Black-and-whites, 4 Redstarts, not much else.
Sunday 8/17: Great Meadows was fairly quiet. A few yellowlegs and stuff over and a distant eagle.
Monday 8/18: Prospect Hill was fairly quiet birdwise, 1 Canada Warbler, 1 Chestnut-sided, a few redstarts and Black-and-whites, and a raven or two. Some insect excitement though, more soon.
Tuesday 8/19: Started at Dunback where an Olive-sided was more or less expected.
At the big tree in the middle of the fields
And up close heading towards Clarke.
Continued to Prospect Hill to confirm the beetles from yesterday.