RBA: Eastern MA 03/24/17


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- RBA
* Massachusetts
* Eastern
* March 24, 2017
* MAEA1703.24

- Birds Mentioned
Snow Goose
Canvasback
Redhead
Tufted Duck
Greater Scaup
King Eider
American Bittern
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black Vulture
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
American Woodcock
Iceland Gull
Glaucous Gull
Snowy Owl
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Brown Thrasher
American Pipit
Lincoln's Sparrow
SMITH'S LONGSPUR
Snow Bunting

- Transcript
Hotline:      Eastern Massachusetts
Date:         March 24, 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  jason@brewsterslinnet.com

Voice of Audubon for Friday, March 24, 2017

The continued very cool to cold conditions this week has seriously
slowed down what is traditional migration at this time of year. Apart
from relatively few and scattered reports of what are traditional
waterfowl species for this time of year, even duck numbers seem to be
low for this date.  Most notable in the waterfowl category were
reports of 7 SNOW GEESE in Newbury, a CANVASBACK at Big Chauncey Pond
in Westboro, a REDHEAD at the Cambridge Reservoir, the continued
presence of a TUFTED DUCK among 150 GREATER SCAUP at Pocksha Pond in
Lakeville, and a KING EIDER in the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne near the
Herring Run Visitor's Center. AMERICAN WOODCOCKS are also being
reported from various locations on mild, wind-free evenings.

The only notable reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island
this week were a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, a PIPING PLOVER, a SNOWY OWL, and
a BARRED OWL.

At the Bear Creek Sanctuary in Saugus, the SMITH'S LONGSPUR discovered
last week was still present this week, and a SHORT-EARED OWL was also
seen there.

Miscellaneous reports this week featured an AMERICAN BITTERN in
Fairhaven; a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 3 AMERICAN PIPITS in
Gloucester; 2 BLACK VULTURES at Moose Hill Sanctuary in Sharon; a
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Cutler Park in Needham; 2 SANDHILL CRANES in a
field off Central Street in East Bridgewater; the continued presence
of a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER at Ellisville Harbor in Plymouth; an ICELAND
GULL in Wilmington; a GLAUCOUS GULL on Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield;
a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at Appleton Farm in Ipswich; a BROWN THRASHER
in Mattapoisett; 25 SNOW BUNTINGS at the Cumberland Farms fields in
Middleboro; and a LINCOLN'S SPARROW continuing to visit a feeder in
Essex.
- End Transcript

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