WIR 8/9-8/15

Wednesday 8/9: Duck ponds were dead, so made a quick run to the parkway marsh. No shorebirds but a patch tick Great Egret made it well worth the effort.

Thursday 8/10: Nothing exciting at Dunback.

Friday 8/11: Usual at Heard Farm, Swift River Cruiser eating a meadowhawk on the ground was interesting.

Saturday 8/12: Plum for a change. Black Tern at Stage Island, gnatcatcher at Hellcat, tons of shorebirds at the new blind, Least Bittern at the Warden’s. Joined parents and Merrill in Gloucester later. Short walk down to the water had a few Bonaparte’s, more shorebirds, and a Laughing Gull.

Sunday 8/13: Walked to the duck ponds. Bobolinks near the basketball court at BBN were about it.

Monday 8/14: First hummingbird for the Charles in a couple years at Forest Grove plus yearly first Green Heron and Spotted Sandpiper.

Tuesday 8/15: Great Meadows had a flyover egret but not much else.