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



Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

Leader: Joan Gallagher.  Observers: 10.  Weather:  Sunny, 58 degrees to start ending with a sunny high of 76 degrees. Highlights:  Green Heron seen at the pond during the drive in along the road. The majority of the birds were heard and seen dashing about from the parking lot near the bird feeders and the nearby trees; including a stunning and brightly colored European Starling posing atop a tree in the sunlight, an American Redstart and Scarlet Tanager. Young Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were feeding in a tree located off the field in back of the parking lot. And like last year, we found a Monarch caterpillar sitting on a milkweed plant and Porcupines were seen in the trees.

Species:  38
Wood Duck
Wild Turkey
Double-crested Cormorant
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
American Redstart
Scarlet Tanager
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

(Trip report from Joan Gallagher)

Richard Scarlet