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Quabbin Reservoir

Quabbin Reservoir

October 20, 2018

Janet Orcutt

The walk was attended by 8 participants and yielded 20 species.  The clouds never cleared and it stayed cool and windy, which kept birds low.  The raptors held the day - a pair of Eagles, adult and immature, a Cooper's Hawk perched on a bush hoping to extract the hidden birds, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk swooping over us.  A flock of Yellow-rumped Warblers hugged Windsor Dam's facade along with Juncos.  Sparrows were sparse with only Savannah and White-throated.  

Windsor Park held both Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets, a Creeper, and a Downy.

At gate 52, a cooperative Swainson's Thrush and 2 pairs of Horned Grebes ended another fine autumn birding trip.