WIR 2/10-2/16

Wednesday 2/10: Didn’t get out, not much in the yard.

Thursday 2/11: Riverwalk had about the same as the weekend, but a Red-breasted Merganser was a nice addition.

Friday 2/12: At least one of the Yellow-rumps at Dunback had apparently moved to the pines and presumably the same Merlin was nearby. Too cold for anything else.

Saturday 2/13: Finally made it to the coast a bit. Castle Island had Purples and Dunlin plus most of the expected waterfowl. No turnstones though and it was too windy to go back and scope further out. Gave Norumbega down to Mt. Feake a quick look on the way home without much. Ran out briefly in the afternoon to get the Snow Bunting showing up in Arlington.

Sunday 2/14: Morning loop of Alewife missed the catbird, cormorant, and teal that had been around but did have redpoll, creeper, and Common Mergansers all of which were new for there. Quick stop at Fresh Pond had nothing. Afternoon check of the Mystic Lakes was pretty quiet.

Monday 2/15: Quiet at Meriam’s. Pileated, bluebirds, Red-wings at Kaveski. Take away geese and more people than birds at Great Meadows.

Tuesday 2/16: Pretty nasty out but a couple redpolls would have been very photogenic (if they weren’t soaking wet and I had a camera) at the Watertown dam. GW Teal was there too.

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