I made a series of quick stops along Kelton and Raymond Streets this morning, between 7 and 8AM. Before leaving I hear a few White-throated Sparrows in my yard and a Carolina Wren, which has been present for the past several days. While Carolina Wrens are not too uncommon they still not terribly wide spread in the higher elevations of north Worcester County.
I did see a few Black-poll Warblers, which are now thinning out in numbers. Some years Black-polls are the most common warbler in the area during mid September.
I spoke briefly with a genlteman who lives on Lake Wompanoag, who mentioned the pair of Common Loons did indeed loose their young this year. Apparently both adults where very adgitated for about 2 days after he had last seen evidence of the chick(s). He said he'd seen two young, but I personally had seen just one newly hatched chick...so perhaps the chicks were lost on two different dates.
last evening, in Groton, I had a nice look at an adult White-crowned Sparrow. October tends to be the best month for sparrows in this area.
This morning's list: