Moments earlier these trees were full of common grackles
I've never seen the Charles River Peninsula so absolutely stuffed with birds. From the grackles lining the edges to a huge influx of sparrows and the continuing bluebird-warbler pack, there was activity everywhere you looked. And such restlessness, flying back and forth, chasing, foraging. Due in part to a sharp-shinned hawk gliding over the meadow, blue jay calls ringing.
Very overcast, so good photos were difficult. Managed a few, mostly by accident.
Palm warbler (western variety)
Palm warbler (yellow)
Best shots were of song sparrows, so obliging. And singing today!
Here's my full ebird report Location: Charles River Peninsula Observation date: 10/9/09 Number of species: 31
Canada Goose 2 Mallard 8 Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Mourning Dove 12 Downy Woodpecker 1 Northern Flicker 5 Eastern Phoebe 3 Blue Jay 4 Tree Swallow 20 Black-capped Chickadee 3 Tufted Titmouse 4 White-breasted Nuthatch 3 Carolina Wren 1 House Wren 1 Eastern Bluebird 8 American Robin 10 Gray Catbird 5 Yellow-rumped Warbler 6 Pine Warbler 1 Palm Warbler (Western) 2 Palm Warbler (Yellow) 2 Chipping Sparrow 15 Savannah Sparrow 2 Song Sparrow 8 Swamp Sparrow 1 White-throated Sparrow 8 Northern Cardinal 2 Common Grackle 75 House Finch 12 American Goldfinch 1 House Sparrow 1