Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA.

I just returned from a trip to New England to visit family and friends... I had a great time and managed to do lots of birding!  My brother took me to the beautiful Mount Auburn Cemetery on Friday morning.


The cemetery is well-known for attracting spring migrants, but I was just as happy to see some east coast regulars, like Gray Catbirds:


Common Grackles loved to poke around the ponds...


There seemed to be a Green Heron perched in each pond.


I was thrilled to see my first Baltimore Orioles!


Chipping Sparrows were the cemetery's sparrow of choice...


Also saw my first Palm Warblers...


...and my first Black and White Warbler, but only got some terrible photos...


There is a popular Great Horned Owl nest in the cemetery too.  I thought it was nice that they try to keep people from bugging them too much...


There were two youngins in the nest while mama napped in a tree nearby...



After the owls I saw my first Great Crested Flycatcher!


There's a tower in the cemetery that my brother and I decided to climb... At the top are amazing views of Boston, Cambridge, etc.  Also at the top was a Chimney Swift zipping around:


This next bird took me awhile to figure out but I'm pretty sure is just a female Brown-headed Cowbird:


This Song Sparrow was singing his heart out...


The cemetery attracts lots of creatures besides birds including squirrels, chipmunks, bunnies, groundhogs, turtles, and butterflies...


It was a wonderful place to spend a morning and it was great fun going birding with my brother.  After lunch my brother drove us by the Red-tailed Hawk nest on the Alewife office building in Cambridge.


There were two babies in the nest that we could see...



Too cute!  That was it for Friday... I only have a bazillion more photos to go through now.  Stay tuned!

Comments

  1. Welcome back, Jen! I look forward to seeing pics of the rest of your trip.

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  2. Boy you saw so much!! Love the song birds and warblers...the OWL shot is super and what a place for a hawk to build eh? Right in a busy place---I imagine there is plenty of food nearby--GREAT photos...every single one!!

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