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House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Pair of House Finches seen at a feeder. This pair has been nesting on the house and we've gotten to see them a lot. The male is starting to dull from his original breeding color.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Canada Geese with goslings seen on the edge of a stream.

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

The picture is frustrating. This is a male RWBB that flew over me, he had some stunning red/orange coloring on his shoulders that stood out against the grey skys. Sadly it did not come out well in the image.

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Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

A group seen in a field of cow/sheep pasture. Hard to see in the picture but they do have the lighter brown head in comparison to their body.

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Male Cardinal seen flitting between coniferous trees on the edge of farmland.

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Robins seen along a quiet road, on the lawn.

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen in a bush full of both House and Chipping Sparrows. Image is poor quality but there was the obvious grey cap and was slightly larger than the chipping sparrows.

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Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Hard to see in the image, upper right of picture. Had the classic distinct white stripe near the eye of the C. Sparrow. Seen in a bush with others of it's species and with House Sparrows.

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

rrhender

Date

May 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Pair of Goldfinches seen in a bush along a quiet road in Stow MA.

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 21, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

A breeding pair of goldfinches at a feeder. Seen recently in the area, I think they are nesting near by.

Paper image is of birding sound chart.

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 21, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Seen on suet feeder.

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 21, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Adult crow seen at a large tree hollow before flying away to a nearby tree when we came close. Possibly was feeding offspring prior to being scared off.

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 21, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Singular female seen on the feeder. Then two adults taking part in the territorial display on an old wood tree. Unsure of genders of those two.

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Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 21, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Chipping sparrows seen in various locations while on a walk that started at a deck feeder.

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Grey Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 21, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Possibly a gray catbird on a suet feeder, image is fuzzy but it looked like it had a darker patch on the top of its head.

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Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 8, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Adult male chipping sparrow at deck feeder. Image difficult to ID from.

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 8, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

An adult canada goose on edge of marshy pond. I suspect there is a nest nearby as I have seen a couple of geese in this area.

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

Observer

rrhender

Date

April 8, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Adult great blue heron flew by over marshy pond. Image is from a video still therefore poor quality.

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 24, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Assumed Red-winged Blackbird heard in pine stand near marsh. The call is most clear at 26 seconds into the recording (could not edit length).
Possibly a few of them calling back and forth as there is a call that sounds further away from the one we were waiting for.

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 24, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Heard a call of an eastern white-breasted nuthatch while out on a hike in the woods in a conservation area. Near a lake, in an old wood forest.

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 24, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

A breeding pair of Goldfinches seen on back deck feeder.

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Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 24, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Two eastern bluebirds seen on a seed feeder on the edge of conservation land. Assumed to be a breeding pair as it was one male and one female that remained together and flew off at the same time.

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Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

4-5 chickadees came to both the suet and seed feeder. They were generally followed by juncos and titmouse'.

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Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Lots of these juncos were seen at a seed feeder. Especially when chickadees were also present. 6-8 were seen at various times, though abandoned the feeders when bigger birds came in.

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Unsure how many were seen due to it coming back and forth over the time of observation. Assumed to be a single but could have others around.

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Red-bellied Woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Two of these were seen at a suet feeder. Believed to be a male and a female. They were never at the feeder at the same time though it seemed as though they may have been in the area together. The female had the more subtle orangey head, while the male have the distinct red cap.

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

These titmouse seemed to be very attracted to the feeder. They would be there when there were other smaller birds there like Juncos and Chickdees. I observed approximately 4 of these over the time that I was watching though they would fly back and forth from the surrounding trees when bigger birds like woodpeckers arrived.

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

These titmouse seemed to be very attracted to the feeder. They would be there when there were other smaller birds there like Juncos and Chickdees. I observed approximately 4 of these over the time that I was watching though they would fly back and forth from the surrounding trees when bigger birds like woodpeckers arrived.

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

An individual nuthatch came to the feeder. It tended to make an appearance when no other birds were present. It would hang out on the railing for a little while before flitting to the feeder then flying away when a bigger bird arrived.

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Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis

Observer

rrhender

Date

March 1, 2020

Place

Stow, MA (Google, OSM)

Description

Two red tailed hawks in tree, in the middle of the pictures. Believed to be an adult and a juvenile, as their coloring was different though both had the classic prominent red tail. They sat in this position for about 15 minutes before the juvenile flew off followed by the adult.

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