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Checklist S38927651

 
Location
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, US ( Map ) ( Hotspot )
Date and Effort
Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:30 PM
Protocol:
Traveling
Party Size:
5
Duration:
2 hour(s)
Distance:
0.5 mile(s)
Observers:
Alan Bragg List , Brookline Bird Club , Kathryn Dia List , William Martens List
Comments:
BBC - Great Meadows NWR Concord - Leader: Kathy Dia - A lovely warm evening, 70's F no breeze. We walked to the river and back to the observation platform where we hung out for a while to see what emerged.
Species
24 species total
10
16
6
1
1

This was a wonderful surprise. It has been some time since I've seen a Sora at Great Meadows and this was one of the best looks I've ever had at one. At around 6:45 pm we were hearing a loudly scolding and singing Marsh Wren from the cattails next to the south side of the mid-dike observation platform. Then we heard a second voice from the cattails, a nasal repeated call that Will and I guessed might be an unfamiliar juvenile rail call. I mentioned to the group that Marsh Wrens don't like rails and to keep an eye out. Tabitha was the first to spot the Sora and eventually after waiting patiently while it appeared and reappeared everyone in the group got to see it! Small rail with short yellow bill, white supercilium and rump.Pale plumage and call suggest immature. A pleasure to see this bird!

1
5
1

Flew into Lower Pool and did not re-emerge

1
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1
1
3
2
1
25
4
2
6
4
Age & Sex
Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
Male
Female
Sex Unknown 1 3
Breeding Code
FL Recently Fledged Young (Confirmed)
6
9
5
9
2
1
 

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

Yes