Books, hockey, and a bucketful of snark

Being the musings of a Yorkshire lass living in the USA. I'm a book geek, bird nerd, grammar Nazi, and hockey nut.  Sarcasm is my default setting. 

Bird List - final count was 142

Inspired by the serious 'big listers' I had been reading about, I decided to make a note of every species of bird I spotted in 2013. While I am nowhere near their totals, I've had a lot of fun. The list below is of the birds I saw while out and about in Massachusetts During 2013.

 

1/1/13 

White breasted nuthatch
Mourning dove
Song sparrow
House sparrow
Tufted titmouse
American robin
Starling
Canada goose
Herring gull
(9)
 
1/2/13
Red tailed hawk
Northern cardinal
(11)
 
1/3/13
Wild turkey
Dark eyed junco
Rock pigeon
Mallard
(15)
 
1/5/13 - home
Blue jay
Black capped chickadee
Downy woodpecker
Red bellied woodpecker
(19)
 
1/6/13 - drumlin farm, MA
Eastern bluebird
American crow
White throated sparrow
American goldfinch
Brown tree creeper 
(24) 
 
1/10/13
Mute swan 
(25) 
 
1/11/13 - Waltham, MA 
Mockingbird
(26) 
 
1/12/13 - home
Cooper's hawk 
(27) 
 
1/13/13 - minuteman trail, concord, MA 
Red breasted nuthatch
Golden crowned kinglet
(29) 
 
2/2/13 - plum island, MA 
Northern shrike 
Northern harrier
American tree sparrow
Common eider
Black backed gull
(34)
 
2/18/13 - home
Carolina wren
(35)
 
3/10/13 - home 
Common Grackle
(36) 
 
3/15/13 - home
Red winged blackbird 
(37) 
 
3/16/13 - broadmoor, Wellesley, MA
 Hairy woodpecker 
Hooded merganser 
Ring-necked duck 
(40) 
 
3/17/13 - halibut point, rockport 
Harlequin duck 
Surf scoter 
White winged scoter 
Long tailed duck 
Turkey vulture 
Great blue heron 
(46) 
 
3/24/13 - Assabet, Sudbury 
Snow goose 
Tree swallow 
House finch 
(49) 
 
3/25/13 - Crystal Lake, Newton
Bufflehead duck 
(50)  
 
3/26/13 - Chestnut Hill Reservoir, Newton MA
Common merganser
Red breasted merganser 
Ruddy duck
(53) 
 
3/29/13 - Crystal Lake, Newton MA
Osprey 
(54) 
 
4/3/13 - Crystal Lake, Newton MA
Double crested cormorant 
(55)
 
4/6/12 - Great Meadows 
Northern shoveler 
Rough winged swallow 
(57)
 
4/6/13 - Drumlin Farm
American kestrel 
Savannah sparrow 
Killdeer 
(60)
 
4/6/13 - Broadmoor, Natick, MA
 Wood duck 
Eastern phoebe
American woodcock
(63) 
 
4/14/13 - Broadmoor, Natick, MA 
American black duck
Palm warbler 
Pine warbler 
(66) 
 
4/20/13 - Great Meadows, Lincoln, MA 
American coot 
Barn swallow 
(68) 
 
4/21/13 - Halibut Point, Rockport, MA
Brown headed cowbird 
Black scoter 
Blue-gray gnatcatcher 
(71) 
 
4/25/13 - newton cemetery, MA 
Cedar waxwing 
Northern flicker 
(73) 
 
4/26/13 - Newton Cemetery, MA 
Chipping sparrow 
(74) 
 
4/27/13 - Charles River, Watertown, MA 
Yellow warbler 
(75) 
 
5/4/13 - Drumlin Farm, Lincoln MA 
Baltimore oriole 
Yellow-rumped warbler 
(77) 
 
5/4/13 - Newton Cemetery, MA 
Belted kingfisher
(78)
 
5/12/13 - Nahanton Park, MA 
Rose breasted grosbeak 
Swamp sparrow 
Black and white warbler 
Grey catbird 
Warbling vireo 
House wren 
(84) 
 
5/12/13 - Broadmoor MA 
Eastern towhee 
Solitary sandpiper 
(86)
 
5/12/13 - Home 
Ruby throated hummingbird 
(87) 
 
5/18/13 - Broad Meadow Brook, MA 
White crowned sparrow 
Hermit thrush 
Spotted sandpiper 
(90) 
 
5/19/13 - Worlds End, Hingham, MA 
Wood thrush 
Great egret 
Orchard oriole 
Common yellowthroat 
Common tern 
(95)  
 
5/20/13 - Newton Center, MA
Chimney swift 
(96) 
 
5/31/13 - Drumlin Farm, Lincoln MA 
Bobolink 
(97)  
 
6/5/13 - Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA 
Black-billed cuckoo
(Husband isn't letting me count this one because he didn't see it) 
 
6/8/13 - Drumlin Farm, Lincoln MA 
Indigo bunting 
(98) 
 
6/9/13 - Norris Reservation, Norwell, MA 
Eastern wood-pewee 
Eastern kingbird 
(100) 
 
6/9/13 - Nahanton Park, Newton, MA 
American redstart 
(101) 
 
6/22/13 - Great Meadows, Concord, MA 
Willow flycatcher 
Green heron
Virginia rail 
Marsh wren 
(105) 
 
6/23/13 - Moose Hill Farm, MA 
Red-eyed vireo 
(106) 
 
7/4/13 - Boston Harbor, Boston MA
Ring billed gull
(107) 
 
7/6/13 - Wellfleet Bay, Wellfleet MA 
Willet
Great crested flycatcher 
(109) 
 
7/20/13 - Grear Meadows, Concord MA 
Least bittern
Least sandpiper 
(111)
 
8/3/13 - Moose Hill, Sharon, MA 
Field sparrow 
(112) 
 
8/17/13 - Chestnut Hill Farm, Southborough MA 
Black vulture
(113) 
 
9/2/13 - Great Meadows, Concord MA
Glossy ibis
Snowy egret
Yellowlegs
(116) 
 
9/7/13 - Great Meadows, Concord, MA 
Little blue heron
(117) 
 
9/9/13 - Cape Poge, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Oyster catcher
Sanderling
Semi-palmated plover
(120) 
 
9/10/13 - Long Point, Martha's Vineyard, MA 
Semi-palmated sandpiper
Greater yellowlegs
Black backed gull
Laughing gull
(124) 
 
9/12/13 - Felix Neck, Martha's Vineyard, MA
Black bellied plover
(125) 
 
9/21/13 - Nahanton Park, Newton, MA 
Lincoln's sparrow
Magnolia warbler 
(127) 
  
9/29/13 - Great Meadows, Concord MA
Northern pintail
Green winged teal
(129) 
 
9/29/13 - Broadmoor, Natick MA
Northern waterthrush
(130) 
 
10/19/13 - Great Meadows, Concord MA
Sharp-shinned hawk
(131)
 
10/20/13 - Plum Island, Newburyport, MA 
American wigeon
(132) 
 

11/9/13 - South Meadow Pond, Clinton, MA

Greater scaup
(133)
 
11/10/13 - Great Meadows, Concord, MA 
Pied-billed grebe
(134) 
 
11/17/13 - Halibut Point, Rockport, MA
 Common loon
Horned grebe
Northern gannet
(137)
 
12/7/13 - Great Meadows, Concord, MA 
Common golden-eye
(138)
 
12/26/13 - Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA
Pileated woodpecker
Yellow-bellied sapsucker
(140)
 
12/28/13 - Plum Island, Newburyport, MA 
Snowy owl
Snow bunting
(142)
 

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