WIR 5/3-5/9

Wednesday 5/3: FOY Oriole and yellowthroat plus catbirds, Yellow Warbler, etc at BBN.

Thursday 5/4: Loon at the res. Orioles, BT Green, Black-and-white, usual swallows at Arlington Res.

Friday 5/5: Not much at the south end of the Mystic Lakes, quicks scans of Spy and Hardy ponds had nothing.

Saturday 5/6: More or less a bug day. Started at Bolton Flats where I had an oriole and a bunch of sandpipers including both yellowlegs and a Pectoral. Open spot nearby had the targeted Purple Tiger Beetle plus 3 others. No boghaunters at Oxbow but an Eastern Forktail was FOY ode and also had American Emerald and Common Green Darner.

Sunday 5/7: Mt. Auburn again. Forgot to arrange for a key and somewhat surprisingly there were no early arrivals with one. We walked down to Fresh Pond and watched the Great Horned for 20 minutes then came back with the gate open. Cape May on Indian Ridge was nice. Quiet with bursts of birds otherwise, finished with 10 species of warbler, an Indigo Bunting, and a few other things.

Rivergreen Park after was quiet, BT Green and a White-throat the only nonsummering birds. Earhart had a couple Yellow-rumps, more sparrows, and 3 Common Terns.

Monday 5/8: Sort of an odd morning at BBN. Tons of White-throats (I put down a very conservative 60), a Lincoln’s, and a handful of warblers but no vireos, no flycatchers, etc.

Tuesday 5/9: Had an appointment in the morning but enough time to check Falzone (Blue-winged, pale Savannah) and West Meadow. Very quick check of the res on the way back had nothing but geese.