WIR 3/13-3/19

Wednesday 3/13: Heard Barred Owl and siskin at College Pond.

Thursday 3/14: Finally got the Red-shoulder at Kaveski, along with a few redpolls.

Friday 3/15: Nothing exciting at Rock Meadow or the duck ponds.

Saturday 3/16: RN Grebe was still at Horn Pond, along with 2 Tree Swallows and a Fox Sparrow. Usual at Sandy Beach. RT Loon and Great Cormorant down the lakes. Nothing at Draw Seven. Red-shoulder at Arlington Res along with a few ducks but no sign of yesterday’s yellowlegs. Four Turkey Vultures on the way home.

Sunday 3/17: Did a Plymouth county run. Probably should have waited for a week when it was less windy, but it was tolerable. Ellisville Harbor was fairly quiet, minimal at Manomet Point. Pair of Barrow’s Goldeneye at Great Herring Pond, then I worked my way west. Greater Scaup and a Fox along the bay, then a few expected county birds at the goose fields (but no good geese). Several other unproductive stops, although phoebes at a few places were my first of year.

Monday 3/18: Had to take the car in, so just a quick buzz of Nine Acre (nothing of note) and Pelham Island Rd (ditto). Looped a bit on the way home, Heard Pond was opening and had a bunch of mergansers. Nothing new on Pelham Island Rd until I drove off and had a Pileated fly over. Res open a bit, just mergansers though.

Tuesday 3/19: Grosbeak and 3 crossbills at Dunback plus a Rusty or two.