WIR 9/20-9/26

Wednesday 9/20: Few warblers including a Chestnut-sided at Prospect Hill but a bit disappointing overall.

Thursday 9/21: BBN was pretty disappointing too, just first local kinglet of the fall, a handful of warblers, and the Pileated.

Friday 9/22: Tried Hanscom. Somehow it was foggy there with blue skies at home. Very few birds, parula on the hill and a very green Yellow Warbler at the Gaining Ground lot.

Saturday 9/23: Rain kept getting pushed back so made a coastal run. No luck with any passerines at Deer Island beyond an Indigo, scoter flocks about it otherwise. Yirrell was a waste of time. Took some time, but eventually tracked down the breeding-plumaged Red-throated Loon at Winthrop Beach and found that there were two. Belle Isle was pretty dead.

Sunday 9/24: Bit too nice for anything to be blown in at Great Meadows, but did have 2 yellowlegs and a pintail. Kaveski next, Osprey, pipits, Field and Lincoln’s Sparrows about it. Arlington Res was crowded with people walking, so I only did the close corner. No White-rumped or Pectoral but pretty much all the other expected shorebirds were around along with a Great Egret. On to Waltham St

Monday 9/25: Stayed in

Tuesday 9/26: Nothing at the res, although the geese may have been fresh arrivals. Arlington Res had a bunch of shorebirds including 20-25 Lesser Yellowlegs and 8+ Pectoral. Wasn’t nice for land birds and I didn’t spend much time on them.