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HBC Trip List Form 2017


HBC Trip to Warner Farm / Cummington

Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:30 AM
Weather is fairly warm, upper 50’s to mid-60’s and overcast.
Report compiled by Matt Kelly.

Charlie Quilan – Leader / Matt Kelly – Co-Leader
Also: Tony Gola, Noreen Mole, Tom Begley, Dean Smith, Linda Merry, Kas
Maroney, Doug Frasier, Audrey Werner, Mark Bevan, Judy Williams, Holly
Higenbotham, Bob Wood.

54 Species Identified

Highlights:
2 to 4 American Bitterns identified, 1 Sandhill Crane, 1 Virginia Rail
Also, possibility of 2 Grasshopper Sparrows (under review)

9       Canada Goose
3       Mallard
2       American Bittern  (There could have been as many as 4. – All heard by the group)
1       Sandhill Crane  (Seen by Holly, Bob and Audrey on Dodwells Hill Road)
1       Green Heron
6       Turkey Vulture
3       Bald Eagle
2       Red-shouldered Hawk
1       Red-tailed Hawk    “Mystery Hawk”
1       Virginia Rail  (Heard at Warner Farm)
2       Killdeer
4       Spotted Sandpiper  (2 pair on the shore alongside Flat Iron Road – see photos at end of report and on our photo page)
1       Solitary Sandpiper
2       Rock Pigeon
8       Mourning Dove
2       Belted Kingfisher  (One at Flat Iron, one at River)
5       Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
2       Downy Woodpecker
3       Northern Flicker
2       Pileated Woodpecker
1       Least Flycatcher
3       Eastern Phoebe
2       Eastern Kingbird
16      Blue Jay  (One dozen flying north in a flock together)
1       American Crow
2       Common Raven
1       Northern Rough-winged Swallow
7       Tree Swallow
1       Barn Swallow
7       Black-capped Chickadee
5       Tufted Titmouse
1       Red-breasted Nuthatch
1       Eastern Bluebird
7       American Robin
1       Gray Catbird
23      European Starling
2       Ovenbird
1       Black-and-white Warbler
1       Common Yellowthroat
2       Yellow Warbler
2       Pine Warbler
1       Yellow-rumped Warbler
1       Chipping Sparrow
1       Savannah Sparrow
5       Song Sparrow
1       Swamp Sparrow
2       Northern Cardinal
45      Red-winged Blackbird   (Give or take)
25      Common Grackle  (Give or take)
3       Brown-headed Cowbird
1       Baltimore Oriole
2       House Finch
1       Purple Finch
3       American Goldfinch
4       House Sparrow


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Sandhill Crane – Photo by Holly Higinbotham