Saturday, November 9, 2013

Morning at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

34 degrees, sunny

In the parking lot, before I even hit the trails, I saw three Downy Woodpeckers, a kinglet, Tufted Titmice and Black-Capped Chickadees.

Wood Duck (male)

Black-Capped Chickadee

Eastern Bluebird

White-Throated Sparrow


and again

Mute Swans

It was still under 40 degrees, but a few dragonflies were flying by the time I headed out.

 Carolina Wren

One last White-Throated Sparrow 
near the boardwalk and blending in with the background perfectly.

Bird list:
American Crow 1
American Goldfinch 3
American Robin 3
Black Capped Chickadee 8
Blue Jay 3
Canada Goose 14
Dark Eyed Junco 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Eastern Bluebird 10
House Finch 2
Mallard 6
Mourning Dove 1
Mute Swan 5
Northern Cardinal 4
Red-Tailed Hawk 1
Ruby Crowned Kinglet 1
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-Breasted Nuthatch 2
White-Throated Sparrow 15
Wood Duck 6


  1. I like your white throated sparrow. Do you think that is the end of the butterflies?

    1. Hi Nick,
      Most likely butterfly season is over. Had I had the chance to go out later in the day, I thought I might see one today, as it was supposed to warm into the 50s. But, my walk was on the early side, when there was still frost on the ground. I didn't see any reports from anyone else in the club but sometimes they trickle in later. I'll let you know if anyone else saw any. Sometimes southern Massachusetts is significantly warmer enough that their season lasts a little longer.....but not always.

    2. Nick,
      I saw one Orange Sulphur today at Breakneck Hill in Southboro. Butterfly season limps on!