WIR 11/4-11/10

Wednesday 11/4: Danehy was pretty quiet most of the way around. Got up sparrow hill and a bunch of juncos were on the ground before a Lark Sparrow dropped out of the juniper! Likely a Pileated flying over Rt. 2 on the way home too.

Lark Sparrow

Thursday 11/5: Redpolls and Sharpie at BBN.

Friday 11/6: 3 Chipping Sparrows at Dunback but not a ton else and the redpolls didn’t come in until after I left.

Saturday 11/7: Chase day. Started with a quick check of the res (both RT and Common Loons, lots of ducks but not in a great spot). Couple chases, but other than the targets not much else at either site (Monarch with the cuckoo). Did a quick swing down Norumbega to Angleside without noting much on the way home.

Sunday 11/8: Went west hoping for boreal stuff. Climb up Watatic was pretty quiet, no grouse, one siskin. Crossbills at the top. Too hazy for any raptors and the wrong wind. Also Horned Larks and siskins as county birds. Walked over to Nutting Hill but didn’t add anything beyond a bluebird. Walk down was equally quiet beyond a sulphur by the car. Blood Hill next, a couple crossbills and Red-breasted Nuthatches everywhere. Quick check of the reservoirs had 3 loons and a few ducks.

Monday 11/9: Quick check of Cookson and the Charles didn’t have too much, creeper and Hermit Thrush new for me at Watertown Square.

Tuesday 11/10: Finally got Evening Grosbeak for the valley at Kaveski, plus Horned Lark (‘commute’ year bird), a White-crowned, and a catbird among other things.