Field Ornithology Journal 2

Today is May 19, 2020. I headed to Nelson Island in Rowley, MA. The wind was blowing very high speed towards the south and it was about 52 degrees and sunny. I arrived around 7:23 AM and stayed until around 11:00 AM because it was very cold. There was a very wide trail I started on, but was not very long because it had flooded over. The beginning of the trail was pretty shrubby but after that it was a beautiful open grassland with little ponds spread throughout it. Although it was beautiful out, the wind made it a little to difficult to hear some birds clearly and record them. I noticed a lot of Sandpipers in the grassland area. I also saw a couple (what I believe were) Red-winged Blackbirds trying to defend themselves against an American Crow which was pretty cool.

Posted by juliannamason juliannamason, May 19, 2020 21:04

Observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

One foraging on the ground, two others

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Kingbird Tyrannus tyrannus

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

A few flying above me

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Killdeer Charadrius vociferus

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Eastern Towhee Pipilo erythrophthalmus

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Heard an Eastern Towhee by sound

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Gulls Subfamily Larinae

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Not sure what type of Gull it was, but it was flying above me.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

easy to spot their songs

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Did not directly see, but heard its song

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Willet Tringa semipalmata

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Heard a Yellow Warbler as well

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Heard a Belted Kingfisher call

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Almost positive I heard an Orchard Oriole a few times.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

New World Warblers Family Parulidae

Observer

juliannamason

Date

May 19, 2020

Description

Could not tell what kind of Warbler it was, had some yellow and a little brown, but it was too far away. Might have been Yellow Warbler or Chestnut-sided Warbler.

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