April birding drama at Alewife- Jim Guion- Arlington Birds/eBird Report

Just ‘had’ to get in a bit of birding in this morning on the way to work this morning, so I walked the Alewife Reservation path starting at Acorn Park this morning.
Highlights were FOY 8 Yellow Warblers and FOY 5 Warbling Vireos, all singing away.  Also one Blue-headed Vireo singing and posing nicely.

Jim Guion
Arlington, MA

Full eBird report:

Location
Alewife Reservation, Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, US
Date and Effort
Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:45 AM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
1
Duration:
1 hour(s), 40 minute(s)
Distance:
2.0 mile(s)
Observers:
Jim Guion
Comments:
N/A
Species
33 species total
6
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
2
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
1
Double-crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus
1
Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis
2
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
2
Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura
1
Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon
3
Downy Woodpecker Picoides pubescens
1
Blue-headed Vireo Vireo solitarius
5
Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus

FOY – all singing away

9
Blue Jay Cyanocitta cristata
1
American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos
5
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
1
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
2
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
1
Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor
1
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
1
Carolina Wren Thryothorus ludovicianus
13
American Robin Turdus migratorius
1
Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos
26
European Starling Sturnus vulgaris
8
Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

FOY – Hit one clump of 4 in the same small area, others scattered, all singing away!

1
Palm Warbler Setophaga palmarum
4
Yellow-rumped Warbler Setophaga coronata
1
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
1
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
25
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
9
Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis
25
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
10
Common Grackle Quiscalus quiscula
1
Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater
7
American Goldfinch Spinus tristis
3
House Sparrow Passer domesticus
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Posted by: Jim Guion <jim_guion@hotmail.com>