WIR 12/11-12/17

Wednesday 12/11: Nothing exciting in the yard.

Thursday 12/12: Eagle flying over BBN was a very overdue patch bird.

Friday 12/13: Barred Owl about it at Dunback.

Saturday 12/14: Thought it was going to be a washout, but the rain stopped late morning. Started for the res, realized it was fogged in, so went up to Norumbega and worked my way down to the river walk, finding nothing at any point. It had gotten quite a bit brighter so headed back to the res to find it still foggy. Did pick out a few Ring-necks and goldeneye but I’m sure most of the birds were out of view.

Sunday 12/15: Greater Boston CBC in the wind. Quiet at Dunback, missed a Yellow-rump at Lot 1. A distant scaup at Hardy Pond, so we drove around and walked in from Graverson. Scaup confirmed as a Lesser then a Field Sparrow popped up on the way out, both new for the sector. Nothing terribly exciting after that, field station, Gore, and along the river.

Monday 12/16: Wasn’t windy so of course I found 4 species at BBN that we missed yesterday: Chipping Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, and Hairy Woodpecker.

Tuesday 12/17: Snowed in.