WIR 8/15-8/21

Wednesday 8/15: Nothing much at BBN. Lot of odes flying around, but nothing landing.

Thursday 8/16: College Pond had 3+ Indigo Buntings, a redstart, a Chestnut-sided Warbler (finally for Weston), and a good number of other things.

Friday 8/17: No Olive-sided at Nobscot but 25+ kingbirds, a redstart, and a Black-and-white among others.

Saturday 8/18: Last Cranberry Bog ode walk of the season. Went to Nashoba Brook first, hoping to get the Westford list from 0 to 20 or 30. Barely managed 10 in steamy conditions. Cleared up as the walk started although we didn’t have anything exciting.

Sunday 8/19: Started at Draw Seven but the tide was still way up. Bobolink flying around was nice. Went over to Station Landing as I realized I still needed Common Tern for Medford. Got that, plus Great Egret and about 30 in total. Continued to Belle Isle, which was pretty quiet beyond some fly by GW Teal. The Key did have shorebirds including my first White-rumped Sandpipers for Suffolk. Revere Beach had a few Bonaparte’s Gulls but it was too windy to find anything on the water. Returned to Earhart where one interesting shorebird flew by but little else. Rechecked Draw Seven and only had 2 distant peep. Blair Pond had one Least, 30 waxwings but no shorebirds at Beaver Brook, and nothing at BBN.

Monday 8/20: RB Nuthatch and about nothing else at BBN.

Tuesday 8/21: Not much at Lot 1. Enough time to walk down to the West Meadow boardwalk. Quiet there but a Least Flycatcher popped up on the way back.