386

Glad at least one pelagic came close enough and stuck around.

Sooty Tern

Also “commute” #230 (and Bonaparte’s Gull was #231)!

WIR 11/13-11/19

Wednesday 11/13: Pond loop had a few Ring-necks at the res and nothing elsewhere.

Thursday 11/14: Nothing much at Purgatory.

Friday 11/15: Yellow-rump and a late Phoebe at BBN.

Saturday 11/16: Too cold for much, so another pond loop. Lots of Ring-necks and Hoodies at the res. First bird I saw at Flint’s was some sort of Hooded Merganser hybrid that’s still under debate.Nothing at Nine Acre or the prison fields. More mergs at Nagog and more of the same at Hardy.

Sunday 11/17: Plan was to poke around a bit then hope for better photos of yesterday’s thing. Res had more Ring-necks and a few wigeon. Nothing at Spy Pond. Red-necked Grebe and a loon at Fresh Pond. Nothing at Earhart. Decided to go to Millennium for the Audubon’s Warbler. PB Grebe and lots of sparrows as I walked over, warbler showed briefly immediately then disappeared (MA #384.5). Saw the White-fronted Goose report so headed to Nine Acre on the way to Flint’s. Got the geese and a harrier, but no duck at Flint’s (without getting out of the car).

Monday 11/18: Nothing new at the res. Duck was back at Flint’s, geese were still at Nine Acre, nothing at Heard.

Tuesday 11/19: Too rainy to do anything but another pond loop. Usual at Hardy. RT Loon at the res, nothing at Heard.

566/382

Smith'sSmith's

Was nice enough to hang around this year.

Smith's

Wasn’t quite nice enough to pose on the ground though (brief scope view wasn’t bad, glad I lugged it).

 

Side note: last year was good, 6 state birds and 3 lifers by now.