Checklist S60185659

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Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road

Owner Ron Schlegel

  • 6
  • 2.5 mi
Checklist Comments

53 - 69F, sunny, clear and breezy. Very quiet morning until New Meadow and fantastic display between an immature red tailed hawk and immature coopers hawk. A joint walk for Brookline Bird Club and Boxborough Birders. The falling colored leaves, the fully canopy and breeze made for a challenging morning for identifying moving birds in canopy. Most noted was hearing the soft "chip" of probable song or white-throated sparrows in the dense grassy, bushy areas, but, no sightings. This was during the first hour or so when it was cold.


  1. Yellow-billed/Black-billed Cuckoo

    Number observed: 1
  2. Number observed: 1
  3. Number observed: 2
  4. Number observed: 3
  5. Number observed: 1

    Details: We all heard it clearly from the woods while we were walking the Old Meadow towards Pergolas site. Alas could not find it for a visual.

  6. Number observed: 1

    Details: 2 of us had a good but short-lived look at it near the Farmhouse.

  7. Number observed: 3
  8. Number observed: 4
  9. Number observed: 4
  10. Number observed: 1

    Details: Heard clearly twice, but, it did not allow a visual.

  11. Number observed: 9

    Details: Readily present all locations most notably at New Meadow and near the Farmhouse.

  12. Number observed: 2
  13. Number observed: 17

    Details: Probably a conservative count. Very vocal and present along entire walk.

  14. Number observed: 6

    Details: Five quite annoyed with red tailed hawk over New Meadow.

  15. Number observed: 18
  16. Number observed: 2

    Details: Probably more but only saw 2 clearly.

  17. Number observed: 1
  18. Number observed: 3
  19. Number observed: 30

    Details: Estimate as "murmuration" of starlings were mobbing the coopers hawk at New Meadow.

  20. Number observed: 8
  21. Number observed: 3
  22. Number observed: 12

    Details: Probably more.

  23. Number observed: 9
  24. Number observed: 2
  25. Number observed: 2
  26. Number observed: 1

    Details: Very clear view of one with the "burst" of sparrows near the parking lot meadow along the fruit trees and stone wall (behind the private red barn). Had scope on it when on the barn roof line and when it flew on top of stone wall rock.

  27. Number observed: 3
  28. sparrow sp.

    Number observed: X

    Details: At the end of the walk while 4 of us were gathered at the cars in the meadow parking lot, Ron noted a "burst" of activity behind the private red barn with birds flying from barn area to the cluster of deciduous trees behind the red barn along the stone wall. Could not identify all of them as they were dropping into the grass and canopy and out of sight. Did get clear view of chipping, tree and song sparrows.

  29. Number observed: 3

    Details: Heard very clearly in the woods on walk from New Meadow to Farm House. Caught glimpses.

  30. Number observed: 1
  31. Number observed: 1

    Details: Good look at New Meadow.

  32. passerine sp.

    Number observed: X

    Details: While watching the red tail hawk and cooper hawk "engagement" viewed from New Meadow, there were many small birds in the tree where both were at one point, but, could not get a good view to identify.

Additional species seen by Scott Wilson:
  1. Number observed: 1