WIR 6/10-6/16

Wednesday 6/10: Quiet at Great Meadows beyond a few Virginia Rails.

Thursday 6/11: Went back for the Hooded Warbler, #229 on the “commute” list.

Friday 6/12: Hobbs Brook was quiet but a singing Yellow-throated Vireo was #177 for the res patch.

Saturday 6/13: No Acadian at BBN, redstart the most interesting. Ponkapoag for odes with Alan and Soheil had lots of Elfin Skimmers and a few other things, probably a bit early for the bluets. 

Sunday 6/14: Started at Fort Pond Brook. Lilypad Clubtail, Broad-wing among the highlights. Cranberry Bog next, which was pretty quiet, a couple robbers and Syrphids the most interesting. Tried a spot in Chelmsford next. It looked ok on the trail map, but was mostly a mountain bike course through deep pine woods. Fish Crow was the only thing of interest.

Monday 6/15: Close encounter with a deer at Falzone, not too much else.

Tuesday 6/16: College Pond for the first time in ages. Barred Owl was almost outside the woods and was ‘commute’ #150 for the year. At least 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches calling as well.