* March 17, 2017
- Birds Mentioned
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Hotline: Eastern Massachusetts
Date: March 17, 2017
Number: (781) 259-8805
To Report: anytime day or night, 781-259-2178 (Wayne Petersen)
Compiler: Wayne Petersen, Massachusetts Audubon Society
Coverage: Eastern Massachusetts
Transcriber: Jason Forbes firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice of Audubon for Friday, March 17, 2017
Migration seemed to generally stall this week, especially compared to
last week's gentle promise of spring. Nonetheless, migrant waterfowl
of a variety of species continue to be reported at various coastal and
interior wetland locations. COMMON MERGANSERS are especially
noticeable right now, particularly on larger lakes and ponds. AMERICAN
WOODCOCKS are also being reported displaying at dusk at a number of
locations on wind-free evening.
The most notable reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island
this week included a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, a BARRED OWL, a NORTHERN
SHRIKE, 2 COMMON RAVENS, and 15 RED CROSSBILLS. Five RED CROSSBILLS
were also reported from Salisbury Beach Reservation.
At Appleton Farm in Ipswich, a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be
observed, and a BARRED OWL was also observed there.
Remarkably another, or more likely the same, SMITH'S LONGSPUR that was
reported at the Bear Creek Sanctuary in Saugus last winter, was
spotted and photographed again on this Wednesday.
In Wilmington on Silver Lake, a TUFTED DUCK, and ICELAND GULL, and a
GLAUCOUS GULL were recorded.
Tallied at gate 35 at Quabbin Reservoir in New Salem were 35
RING-NECKED DUCKS, 80 HOODED MERGANSERS, 140 COMMON MERGANSERS, and 2
Miscellaneous reports included a ROSS'S GOOSE at the Sudbury Reservoir
in Framingham; a REDHEAD at the Cambridge Reservoir; a GREAT EGRET in
Duxbury; 84 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at Nantucket; a LINCOLN'S
SPARROW in Essex; a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW in Plymouth; and 6 EASTERN
MEADOWLARKS at Daniel Webster Sanctuary in Marshfield.
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