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Checklist S30396365

 
Location
Knox Trail, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:00 AM
Protocol:
Stationary
Party Size:
5
Duration:
2 hour(s), 15 minute(s)
Observers:
Peter Norton
Species
26 species (+1 other taxa) total
15
1

others briefly saw some ducklings too

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male 1
Female
Sex Unknown
1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female 1
Sex Unknown
3
2
1
1

Uniform gray-blue heron with purple tinge on the head. Present the entire time. Caught some frogs in the water. At other times crouched on the ground to rest.

Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1

© Peter Norton

Photo courtesy of Meena Vathyam.

1

Watched it catch and eat a frog

1
2

One osprey, probably a recently fledged young one, was present the entire time, sometimes flying in circles, sometimes sitting on the nest, often calling. At one point another osprey arrived carrying a fish.

Breeding Code
CF Carrying Food (Confirmed)
1

heard

1

heard

2
1

heard

1
2
3
swallow sp.

Not able to get a good look at them, but probably bank swallows from nearby nests in the gravel pit

1

heard

1
1

heard

1
2
3
2

heard

3
Breeding Code
FY Feeding Young (Confirmed)
8
Breeding Code
FY Feeding Young (Confirmed)
2
 

Are you submitting a complete checklist of the birds you were able to identify?

Yes