Forbush Bird Club
the Forbush Bird Club of Worcester, MA
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Birds & Butterflies with Mass. Butterfly Club, Leicester

Leader:  Dolores Price.   
Weather:  Mostly sunny, 73-83 degrees, light variable wind.

Ten participants enjoyed a beautiful summer morning for our annual Forbush Bird Club / Massachusetts Butterfly Club field trip in Leicester.  Locations visited were Route 56 west of Worcester Airport, the path from Mulberry Street to the Friends Cemetery (“Spider Gates”), and the Mulberry Street field.  

Many thanks to Andy Wojcikowski for keeping the bird list.

Number of species observed:
- Birds: 29
- Butterflies: 20 (Highlights:  Silver-bordered Fritillary, Common Sootywing)

Mourning Dove 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Peewee 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
Veery 2
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Field Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 4
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
Bobolink 14 (minimum; at fields along Rt. 56)
Red-winged Blackbird 40 (estimate; flyover flock))
American Goldfinch 3

(Trip report from Donna Schilling)

Richard Scarlet