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Wednesday 1/23: Riverwalk was busy but just the usual.

Thursday 1/24: Too rainy. Nothing but starlings at Nine Acre, black ducks, swans, geese, and mallard on Pelham Island Rd.

Friday 1/25: Usual at Wayland Community Garden. Probably walked past a Barred Owl but did get cowbird to finish 24 half-months.

Saturday 1/26: Started at Horn Pond, which was quiet beyond a flyover Red-wing. Continued up to Lowell. Iceland Gull at the boathouse, Turkey Vulture and a few other things at the Tsongas Center (BC Chickadee, junco, Song Sparrow new for Lowell).

Sunday 1/27: Tried for a few year birds locally, not overly successful. First stop was Cousin’s Park, where I did have siskins within seconds of getting out of the car. Also had the 8+ Chipping Sparrows and some bluebirds. Geese and Horned Lark at School St, couldn’t find the Red-shoulder, Savannah, or Pileated at Meriam’s and Kaveski (or much of anything). On to Cambridge. Got the GW Teal at Alewife but no Wood Duck. Fresh Pond was very quiet, no ducks at all and I didn’t find anything among the gulls. Think that made me two for seven or so, probably not hitting 100 before the end of January (need 6, which seems unlikely without a weekend). 

Monday 1/28: Looped the marsh at BBN and saw nothing. Had a couple minutes for the parkway after.

Tuesday 1/29: Tried Meriam’s and Kaveski again. Still no Red-shoulder but a Pileated did fly over.