RBA: Eastern MA 12/30/16


Fox Sparrow,©Barry Kent Mackay

- RBA
* Massachusetts
* Eastern
* December 30, 2016
* MAEA1612.30

- Birds Mentioned
Greater White-fronted Goose
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
Snow Goose
ROSS'S GOOSE
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Redhead
King Eider
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
American Bittern
Black Vulture
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Black-backed Gull
SLATY-BACKED GULL
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill
WHITE-WINGED DOVE
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Northern Shrike
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Red-breasted Nuthatch
American Pipit
Nashville Warbler
Ovenbird
Yellow-breasted Chat
Savannah Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
PAINTED BUNTING
Rusty Blackbird
Red Crossbill

- Transcript
Hotline:      Eastern Massachusetts
Date:         December 30, 2016
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, December 30, 2016

Highlights from the Plymouth Bird Count conducted on Thursday included
a SNOW GOOSE, a CANVASBACK, a REDHEAD, a KING EIDER, a BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE, 3 BALD EAGLES, a THICK-BILLED MURRE, a SNOWY OWL, a COMMON
RAVEN, 6 IPSWICH SAVANNAH SPARROWS, and 5 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

In Ipswich a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE and a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
continue to be reported consorting with flocks of CANADA GEESE feeding
in the fields along Rt. 133, and at Crane Beach in Ipswich a SNOWY OWL
was reported.

Reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island included 1-2
ROSS'S GEESE, an AMERICAN BITTERN, 24 RAZORBILLS, 3 ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWKS, a SNOWY OWL, a SHORT-EARED OWL, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, 31
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCHES, and 90 SNOW BUNTINGS.  At the Spencer Pierce
Little Farm in Newburyport there was a mixed flock containing of 100
HORNED LARKS, an AMERICAN PIPIT, 6 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, and 10 SNOW
BUNTINGS.

Between Leverett Pond and the Muddy River in Boston there were 33 WOOD
DUCKS, a GADWALL, a GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and 5 RUDDY DUCKS, and at
Jamaica Pond 30 HOODED MERGANSERS and 31 RUDDY DUCKS were tallied.  In
the vicinity of the Victory Gardens in the Fenway area, 2 WHITE-WINGED
DOVES continue to be reported.

Miscellaneous reports this week included a CACKLING GOOSE at Muddy
Cove Pond in Dighton; a REDHEAD at the Cambridge Reservoir in Waltham;
2 BLACK VULTURES in Natick; 3 SANDHILL CRANES seen in flight in
Peabody; 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS in Pembroke; a possible SLATY-BACKED
GULL along the Westport River in Westport; a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
in Plymouth; 7 COMMON MURRES at Andrews Point in Rockport; 7
SHORT-EARED OWLS at Tuckernuck Island; a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER at
Hall's Pond in Brookline; an OVENBIRD in Woburn; a NASHVILLE WARBLER
in Medford; a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT in Nahant; a PAINTED BUNTING at
Nantucket; and 18 RED CROSSBILLS at Salisbury Beach State Park.
- End Transcript

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