Forbush Bird Club
the Forbush Bird Club of Worcester, MA
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Here are reports from our most recent trips

 

 

Lake Quaboag and the Brookfields

Leader: Rodney Jenkins   9 people incl. leader. Weather: Partly sunny 34-42 degrees. Calm. Despite a very nice day for birding, land birds were very quiet and scarce. More like a mid-winter day of birding. No sign of any spring migrants such as Tree Swallow, Phoebe, etc.

Species: 40
Red-necked Grebe 1 (Quabog)
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 4
Canada Goose 33
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 9
Black Duck 1
Mallard 12
Ring-necked Duck 69
Bufflehead 4
Common Goldeneye 8
Hooded Merganser 14
Common Merganser 146
Red-breasted Merganser 2 (Lake Lashaway)
Bald Eagle 2 imm.
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Ring-billed Gull 52
Herring Gull 1
Rock Dove 12
Mourning Dove 14
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 12
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
Robin 6(only)
Mockingbird 2
Starling 12
Song Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Cardinal 10
Red-winged Blackbird 15
Common Grackle 10
House Finch 3
Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 10.

(trip report from Rodney Jenkins)

Richard Scarlet