Friday 11 October 2013

Back Bay Fens, Boston, October 2013

Boston’s famed fall spectacle was underway on this first week of October at Back Bay fens. The show has not yet reached its peak, but there were plenty of colours to enjoy on a breezy evening. It was a busy time with local students heading home, climbing trees and smoking amongst the bushes. Even with a brisk breeze, the atmosphere was filled with pungent smoke and made for a very relaxing walk. 

I was hoping to find a few wood warblers heading south and a couple of Blackpoll Warblers brought a feeling of anticipation and livened me up a bit.

A hot spot by the lake brought more Blackpoll Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Downy Woodpecker and an autumnal Wood Thrush.

Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmice and Red-eyed Vireo were seen in the trees down by the sports area with American Black Duck and a Great Blue Heron on the water. 

Birds seen; 21

Canada Goose 200, American Black Duck 30, Mallard 80, Great Blue Heron 2, Herring Gull 5, Downy Woodpecker 2, Red-eyed Vireo 1, Blue Jay 12, Black-capped Chickadee 3, Tufted Titmouse 5, Hermit Thrush 1, Wood Thrush 1, American Robin 7, Northern Mockingbird 3, European Starling 2, Blackpoll Warbler 6, Yellow-rumped Warbler 2, Swamp Sparrow 1, Red-winged Blackbird 1, Common Grackle 4, Brown-headed Cowbird 3.

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