WIR 7/20-7/26

Wednesday 7/20: First in office day in a bit, so went down Pelham Island Rd even if it was too hot. Nothing at the bridge. Finally a valley Indigo at Heard plus lots of Bobolinks, a Cliff Swallow, and a handful of shorebirds.

Thursday 7/21: Hobbs Brook had a Semipalmated Sandpiper along with the usual other stuff.

Friday 7/22: Nothing of note along the Charles in Watertown.

Saturday 7/23: Lesser Yellowlegs was about it at Horn Pond. Checked the North Res in the fells since they’re doing some dam work and it might be low, but it wasn’t low enough. Usual at Blair Pond. No egret visible from the road at Clay Pit, no parking at the duck ponds.

Sunday 7/24: Went to Squantum. Lots of peep, a few Semi Plovers, dowitchers, etc but nothing out of the ordinary. Peregrine flushing most of the flock didn’t help. Squaw Rock Park had a redstart. Stopped at Norumbega on the way home, looked like a flat so I tried the trail down but couldn’t get around the briars too see. Did have a Night-Heron, new for Weston. And then finally checked the Healthpoint pond. Not much maintenance and the side near the building was fenced off but had the expected Comet Darners and Carolina Saddlebags among other things.

Monday 7/25: Lesser Yellowlegs and a few other things at BBN.

Tuesday 7/26: No Pec or teal at Great Meadows but another yellowlegs and 5 egrets.