MASSBIRD
Received From Subject
2/26/17 5:58 am Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...> [MASSBIRD] MEW GULL - KING'S BEACH - YES 2/26
2/25/17 8:33 pm Laura Landen <laura.landen...> [MASSBIRD] Re: massbird-digest V16 #483
2/25/17 7:59 pm Sally Willard <mamasheep4...> [MASSBIRD] please remove my email address from your mailing list
2/25/17 6:25 pm Lisa <fiori14...> [MASSBIRD] Second request
2/25/17 5:51 pm <asb1960...> [MASSBIRD] Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Feb 25, 2017 - Sora seen at 2:30
2/25/17 5:47 pm Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] Sandhill Cranes-East Bridgewater 2/25/17
2/25/17 5:19 pm Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...> [MASSBIRD] redshouldered hawk
2/25/17 4:02 pm pamela low <pipswiche...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Spring Peepers in Rehoboth
2/25/17 3:59 pm Joan Chasan <jec56...> [MASSBIRD] RE: mass bird-digest V16 #483
2/25/17 3:42 pm David Williams <dave.williams6...> [MASSBIRD] Am. woodcock - Ipswich River Park, North Reading
2/25/17 3:18 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Peent! American Woodcocks in Rowley
2/25/17 3:16 pm Hank.Levesque <hlevesque...> [MASSBIRD] American Woodcocks - Middleboro - 2/24
2/25/17 2:43 pm Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> [MASSBIRD] Spring Peepers in Rehoboth
2/25/17 1:55 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues
2/25/17 12:57 pm Linda Pivacek <lpivacek...> [MASSBIRD] (Common) Mew Gull Nahant Beach
2/25/17 12:35 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] 2/24 Plymouth - G. Scaup at Store/Spooner Pond
2/25/17 12:34 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Snowy Owl Nauset Beach
2/25/17 12:32 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] American Woodcock Wilmington 2/24
2/25/17 12:32 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Turkey Vultures Boston
2/25/17 12:29 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Pink-footed Goose, Ipswich 2/24
2/25/17 12:09 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Northern Shrike, Pine Hill Rd. Grasslands, Feb 24, 2017
2/25/17 10:40 am Justin Lawson <justindlawson...> [MASSBIRD] Ross's Goose Updates
2/25/17 8:21 am Deborah Radovsky <dp32...> [MASSBIRD] Woodcocks
2/24/17 8:54 am <blafley...> [MASSBIRD] N. Shrike - Orange Airport
2/24/17 8:25 am Sam Miller <zamziller...> [MASSBIRD] Ross's Goose, Yes, Whitins Pond / Meadow Pond
2/24/17 8:13 am Josh Bock <jbock18...> [MASSBIRD] Ross's Goose YES
2/24/17 5:02 am <maurice.gilmore...> [MASSBIRD] Raven
2/23/17 3:32 pm Walt Webb <wwebb24...> [MASSBIRD] Fw: eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, Feb 23, 2017
2/23/17 3:29 pm Arlene Bandes <ArleneBandes...> [MASSBIRD] birding in Cape Town South Africa
2/23/17 1:46 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Signs of Spring - Newburyport & Newbury 2/23/17
2/23/17 11:17 am Tim Spahr <tspahr44...> [MASSBIRD] Ross's Goose, Worcester County (Whitinsville)
2/23/17 8:04 am Kat Birder <katbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Feb 23, 2017
2/22/17 3:55 pm Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] Ovenbird Rusty Blackbirds Horn Pond Recreation Area, Feb 22, 2017
2/22/17 3:30 pm Heather Burns <heather2cb...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Red-wings; Grosbeaks in the Past, Westwood
2/22/17 3:13 pm Sam Miller <zamziller...> [MASSBIRD] Tufted Duck, Yes, Assawompsett Ponds complex, Feb 22, 2017, plus nice birds at Cumberland Farms fields
2/22/17 1:24 pm Dave Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Deer Is, Cashman Park, Plum Island - 02-22-17
2/22/17 8:59 am Walt Webb <wwebb24...> [MASSBIRD] Red-wings; Grosbeaks in the Past, Westwood
2/21/17 5:20 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Acadia Birding Festival (June 1-4) - REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1
2/21/17 3:33 pm Suzanne Sullivan <swampy435...> [MASSBIRD] feeding the birds at a whole different level
2/21/17 1:34 pm sean riley <newburyowls...> [MASSBIRD] RHWO & EVGR Appleton Farms Ipswich
2/21/17 11:27 am Nash, Matthew (DCR) <matthew.nash...> [MASSBIRD] Winged Wonders at Winthrop Beach Wednesday 2/22 9:00 a.m.
2/21/17 6:30 am <maurice.gilmore...> [MASSBIRD] Ravin' in Newton
2/21/17 5:40 am Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Feb 20, 2017
2/21/17 5:36 am Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Feb 20, 2017
2/21/17 5:09 am Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Red wing BB
2/20/17 8:37 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Appleton Farm, N.E. Biolabs, and Jeffries Neck, Ipswich, Feb 20, 2017
2/20/17 6:22 pm Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] Horn Pond-thank you
2/20/17 5:56 pm Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Feb 20, 2017
2/20/17 2:22 pm John Liller <john.liller...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Weekend
2/20/17 1:36 pm caroline haines <chaines49...> [MASSBIRD] Red wing BB
2/20/17 6:31 am <lfkramer...> [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting, Cape Cod being seen today 9-ish
2/20/17 6:04 am Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> [MASSBIRD] Red-Shouldered Hawk Rehoboth, Bristol County
2/20/17 5:50 am <maurice.gilmore...> [MASSBIRD] Fish Crow, Winter Wrens
2/19/17 7:16 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Strawberry Hill, Feb 19, 2017
2/19/17 6:16 pm Donald Wilkinson <donaldwilkinson60...> [MASSBIRD] Tomorrow's Nahant BBC trip Cancelled
2/19/17 6:00 pm Steve Babbitt <steven.j.babbitt...> [MASSBIRD] Winter Wren Nahant Thicket
2/19/17 5:49 pm Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] Horn Pond-RQI
2/19/17 5:07 pm james sweeney <assawompsett...> [MASSBIRD] Tufted Duck - Lakeville - 2/19
2/19/17 4:59 pm Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Trip Summary -- Today
2/19/17 4:03 pm Linda Pivacek <lpivacek...> [MASSBIRD] Red-headed Woodpecker, Turkey Vultures: Cape Ann
2/19/17 9:53 am <warbler...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Very active pileated woodpeckers
2/19/17 8:55 am Robert Mussey <mussey.robert...> [MASSBIRD] Very active pileated woodpeckers
2/19/17 8:18 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] clarification of directions to RHWO spot at Appleton Farm
2/18/17 11:29 am Lesley Mattuchio <leslm...> [MASSBIRD] Looking for I.D. on Terns
2/18/17 10:20 am alice morgan <morgan.alice...> [MASSBIRD] strange massing of gulls and crows on marsh
2/18/17 9:57 am sean riley <newburyowls...> [MASSBIRD] Breakheart Reservation
2/18/17 9:15 am Lesley Mattuchio <leslm...> [MASSBIRD] My Trip to South Florida in January
2/18/17 7:52 am Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [MASSBIRD] SW Florida: Trip Photos!
2/18/17 6:21 am Donald Wilkinson <donaldwilkinson60...> [MASSBIRD] Leader needed for Monday's BBC Nahant trip
2/17/17 5:14 pm <killdeer89...> [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting Addendum
2/17/17 5:01 pm <asb1960...> [MASSBIRD] Red-headed Woodpecker - Appleton Farms
2/17/17 4:52 pm <asb1960...> [MASSBIRD] Rusty Blackbird, Fox Sparrow, and Ovenbird still being seen
2/17/17 4:02 pm <killdeer89...> [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting Update East Orleans
2/17/17 9:47 am Jennifer Novak <jfer.novak...> [MASSBIRD] Painted bunting
2/17/17 8:11 am bank1941 <bank1941...> [MASSBIRD] Nightfall
2/17/17 8:01 am Pamela Ciccone <Phg44...> [MASSBIRD] Signs of Spring Granby, MA
2/17/17 7:25 am <asb1960...> [MASSBIRD] Chipping Sparrow daily visitor at millet feeder
2/16/17 7:25 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Fw: Red-headed Woodpecker Continues in Ipswich
2/16/17 7:19 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Blackbirds - Mattapoisett
2/16/17 3:58 pm D'Ann Brownrigg <brownriggs...> [MASSBIRD] FW: Lincoln Snow Buntings
2/16/17 11:57 am <jeannea.paine...> [MASSBIRD] Multiple emails
2/16/17 10:14 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues
2/16/17 8:42 am Mark Bernstein <bernstein...> [MASSBIRD] massbird-digest: bad configuration?
2/16/17 8:28 am Jeff Rees <jrees...> [MASSBIRD] Multiple copies of posts
2/16/17 8:28 am Joshua Rose <opihi...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
2/16/17 7:33 am James P Smith <keenbirder...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
2/16/17 4:57 am George W Gove <gwgove...> [MASSBIRD] Red-winged Blackbirds
2/16/17 4:53 am Reli Abilities <reli.abilities...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
2/15/17 6:38 pm James P Smith <keenbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
2/15/17 3:38 pm Dave Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann - 02-15-17
2/15/17 12:08 pm David Scott <davidscott6...> [MASSBIRD] Large falcon, Boston Harbor 2/15
2/15/17 7:23 am Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann 2/14
2/14/17 5:33 pm <killdeer89...> [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting Update
2/14/17 1:03 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Appleton Farm (TTOR), Feb 14, 2017
2/13/17 7:09 pm Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...> [MASSBIRD] EBird Hotspot clean-up
2/13/17 2:20 pm Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> Fwd: [MASSBIRD] Bald Eagle second nests? Lynnfield
2/13/17 6:56 am Cynthia Ladd Fiorini <claddfiorini...> [MASSBIRD] Mass Bird Digest
2/13/17 6:41 am Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...> [MASSBIRD] Red-winged Blackbird / Newbury
2/12/17 7:15 pm Liam Waters <youngeaglewaters...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann 2/11
2/12/17 3:32 pm <killdeer89...> [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting- East Orleans
2/12/17 2:52 pm <blafley...> [MASSBIRD] Controlling an invasive species: The European starling - Going Green
2/12/17 2:52 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Eastern Point Addendum
2/12/17 2:24 pm Marsha Salett <msalett...> [MASSBIRD] Bird Observer complete archive now available online to everyone
2/12/17 2:09 pm Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...> [MASSBIRD] feeder watch cancelled -- finches earn a bye!
2/12/17 1:30 pm Geoff LeBaron <geofflebaron...> [MASSBIRD] Monday's Hampshire Bird Club meeting with Dave Wiley is CANCELLED
2/12/17 12:41 pm Kat Birder <katbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Feb 10, 2017
2/12/17 11:36 am Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Eastern Point Sanctuary and Brace Cove 2/11
2/12/17 11:36 am Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Re: Iceland Gull Numbers Building Up
2/11/17 4:43 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann - 2/8
2/11/17 3:08 pm Ida Giriunas <ida8...> [MASSBIRD] Postponed BBC Cape Anne Trip Cancelled
2/11/17 1:53 pm <killdeer89...> [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting- East Orleans
2/11/17 10:38 am Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] 2/12 BBC/SSBC trip cancelled
2/11/17 5:02 am Peter Trull <petrull...> [MASSBIRD] Snow Buntings
2/10/17 7:20 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Gloucester - 2/10
2/10/17 7:19 pm Jonathan Center <jbcenter...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Newburyport trip on Saturday CANCELLED IF SNOWING
2/10/17 3:09 pm Ida Giriunas <ida8...> [MASSBIRD] Saturday BBC Cape Anne Trip postponed
2/10/17 5:20 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] 2/10/2017 - BBC Winter Meeting - it's a go!
2/9/17 2:12 pm <maurice.gilmore...> [MASSBIRD] Red-winged Blackbirds
2/9/17 12:34 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Cumberland Farm Fields 2/6
2/9/17 6:33 am Kathleen <kab2769...> [MASSBIRD] Snow birding today?
2/9/17 4:44 am Richard Danca <rdanca...> [MASSBIRD] Screech Owl calling, Newton
2/8/17 4:56 pm Dave Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island - 02-08-17
2/8/17 4:50 pm <danafox...> [MASSBIRD] Great Horned Owl
2/8/17 3:36 pm Chris Martone <cmartone00...> [MASSBIRD] Bald Eagle second nests? Lynnfield
2/8/17 2:12 pm <asb1960...> [MASSBIRD] Possibly two Virginia Rails at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
2/8/17 1:31 pm Deborah Radovsky <dp32...> [MASSBIRD] Lake Massapoag, Sharon
2/7/17 6:14 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Fw: Cumbies Highlights 2/6
2/7/17 12:06 pm Sean Williams <seanbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Mating Barrow's Goldeneyes- Hull 2/5
2/7/17 6:24 am James P Smith <keenbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Gulls - Turner's Falls
2/7/17 5:58 am Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...> [MASSBIRD] Sachuest Point, images
2/6/17 6:17 pm James P Smith <keenbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Gulls - Turner's Falls
2/6/17 11:49 am Mark Lynch <moa.lynch...> [MASSBIRD] Westport 2/5
2/6/17 8:08 am Barbara Drummond <bdraraavis...> [MASSBIRD] Ravens North Andover
2/6/17 7:19 am Trimble, Jeremiah <jtrimble...> [MASSBIRD] Massachusetts Avian Records Committee - MARC
2/5/17 6:28 am Donald Wilkinson <donaldwilkinson60...> [MASSBIRD] Tomorrow's BBC trip 2/6 Nahant CANCELLED
2/4/17 6:37 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon & Belted Kingfisher - Spring Lane, Newburyport
2/4/17 6:09 pm Anthony Hill <anhinga13...> [MASSBIRD] Juncos
2/4/17 5:53 pm David Swain <davidswain79...> [MASSBIRD] Essex County--Mock Superbowl Results, Feb 4, 2017
2/4/17 4:28 pm David Swain <davidswain79...> [MASSBIRD] Mock Superbowl of Birding, 2/4/17
2/4/17 2:12 pm NEaton <nancyeaton...> [MASSBIRD] Hadley Rough-legged Hawk
2/4/17 1:48 pm Peter Trull <petrull...> [MASSBIRD] Vesper Sparrow
2/4/17 9:23 am Wayne Klockner <wklockner...> [MASSBIRD] King Rider at Dog Bar, Gloucester
2/4/17 7:23 am Kathleen <kab2769...> Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
2/4/17 6:30 am Kathleen <kab2769...> Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
2/3/17 8:58 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, Feb 3, 2017
2/3/17 3:10 pm Linda Pivacek <lpivacek...> [MASSBIRD] Chat continues in Nahant: charming and elusive. Also Brant.
2/2/17 4:40 pm James P Smith <keenbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls and area
2/2/17 3:20 pm Rotberg, Robert <Robert_Rotberg...> Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
2/2/17 2:11 pm Kat Birder <katbirder...> [MASSBIRD] GMNWR Weekly survey-Correction
2/2/17 1:02 pm John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River WS highlights
2/2/17 11:48 am Kat Birder <katbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Feb 2, 2017
2/2/17 7:08 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
2/2/17 6:24 am Eleanor Shavell <e.shavell...> Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
2/2/17 5:28 am Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...> [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
2/2/17 4:44 am MICHAEL <bingem...> Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
2/1/17 2:17 pm anhinga3 <anhinga3...> [MASSBIRD] BBC 2/4 Birding Sketchcrawl Postponed
2/1/17 11:26 am Dave Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island - 02-01-17
2/1/17 8:26 am Alvin Laasanen <laasanen...> Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
1/31/17 9:33 pm Marsha Salett <msalett...> [MASSBIRD] February 2017 Bird Observer now online
1/31/17 5:09 pm <dovekie...> [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
1/31/17 3:06 pm Peter Trull <petrull...> [MASSBIRD] shrike images
1/31/17 12:56 pm Anne & Harry <walker.middleton...> [MASSBIRD] Carolina Wren
1/31/17 12:34 pm Ryan Schain <ryanschain...> [MASSBIRD] Boreal Owl, Essex County (28 January)
1/31/17 9:51 am james sweeney <assawompsett...> [MASSBIRD] Barrow's Goldeneyes - Monponsett Pond, Halifax - 1/31
1/31/17 8:59 am Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...> [MASSBIRD] first courtship song of the year / Newbury
1/31/17 4:53 am Ida Giriunas <ida8...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Getting lighter...!!
1/30/17 7:43 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Fw: Great Pond in Randolph/Braintree Highlights 1/28
1/30/17 7:42 pm a.e. strauss <ansch100...> [MASSBIRD] Pacific Loon
1/30/17 6:41 pm Kathleen Rawdon <rawdonk...> [MASSBIRD] Male Barrow's Goldeneye in Scituate
1/30/17 2:51 pm Edward Purcell <tedgpurcell...> [MASSBIRD] Rutland MA 1/29 Brown headed cowbird
1/30/17 2:46 pm Sabrina Hepburn <s.k.hepburn...> [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club Winter Meeting 2/10/17
1/30/17 2:30 pm bank1941 <bank1941...> [MASSBIRD] Getting lighter...!!
1/30/17 6:10 am Marjorie <marjwtsn...> [MASSBIRD] Snow Geese and Greater white fronted Topsfield Fairgrounds
1/29/17 6:58 pm Peter Trull <petrull...> [MASSBIRD] Provincetown alcids et al
1/29/17 6:20 pm George W Gove <gwgove...> [MASSBIRD] Black Vultures, Blackstone, Jan 29, 2017
1/29/17 4:24 pm Charlie <chaspatt...> [MASSBIRD] Unhappy Owl
1/29/17 3:35 pm Kathleen Rawdon <rawdonk...> [MASSBIRD] Short eared owls at Cumberland farms in Halifax
1/29/17 1:15 pm Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Topsfield fairgrounds negative Report
1/29/17 10:38 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [MASSBIRD] Meloon Road in Greenland, NH - PRIVATE PROPERTY
1/29/17 7:47 am Constance Lapite <peteorconstance...> [MASSBIRD] Topsfield fairgrounds negative Report
1/29/17 7:14 am Marjorie <marjwtsn...> [MASSBIRD] Pink Footed Goose Ipswich
1/28/17 10:17 am Christopher Dalton <christopher.m.dalton...> [MASSBIRD] Deer Island (Boston) - Jan 28 2017 - TB Murre & Borealis Common eider
1/28/17 9:26 am David Swain <davidswain79...> [MASSBIRD] Re: Dovekie, Farrar Pond, Lincoln
1/28/17 7:36 am Maryellen Stone <mstone816...> [MASSBIRD] TV
1/27/17 4:38 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] New Bedford Tufted Duck - NO 1/27 PM
1/27/17 2:44 pm Hector Galbraith <hg2...> [MASSBIRD] spotting scope for sale
1/27/17 6:28 am bank1941 <bank1941...> [MASSBIRD] Globe article
1/27/17 4:14 am Phil Brown <nebirdsplus...> [MASSBIRD] Lincoln's Sparrow - Essex - NO - last seem 1/24
1/27/17 4:00 am ECOC Mail <ecocmail...> [MASSBIRD] Essex County Ornithological Club Meeting Reminder - Friday, February 03, 2017
 
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Date: 2/26/17 5:58 am
From: Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] MEW GULL - KING'S BEACH - YES 2/26
Sending at 0850, currently looking at it through my scope. With gulls near
outlet.

Joseph Bourget
Brimfield, MA

 

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Date: 2/25/17 8:33 pm
From: Laura Landen <laura.landen...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: massbird-digest V16 #483
Please remove my email from your Listserv.
Thank you,
Laura Landen
 

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Date: 2/25/17 7:59 pm
From: Sally Willard <mamasheep4...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] please remove my email address from your mailing list

> On Feb 25, 2017, at 10:07 PM, massbird-digest <owner-massbird-digest...> wrote:
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> massbird-digest Saturday, February 25 2017 Volume 16 : Number 483
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> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:00:13 -0500
> From: Lisa <fiori14...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Second request
>
> Please remove my email address from your listserv.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:00:13 -0500
> From: Lisa <fiori14...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Second request
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> Please remove my email address from your listserv.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:00:13 -0500
> From: Lisa <fiori14...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Second request
>
> Please remove my email address from your listserv.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:00:13 -0500
> From: Lisa <fiori14...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Second request
>
> Please remove my email address from your listserv.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:00:13 -0500
> From: Lisa <fiori14...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Second request
>
> Please remove my email address from your listserv.
>
> Thank you.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:10:23 -0500
> From: Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] redshouldered hawk
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> <div dir="ltr">calling loud and long at drumlin farm at noon saturday.<br>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"><a href="mailto:<frederickbouchard...>" target="_blank"><frederickbouchard...></a><br><br></div>
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Date: 2/25/17 6:25 pm
From: Lisa <fiori14...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Second request
Please remove my email address from your listserv.

Thank you.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 2/25/17 5:51 pm
From: <asb1960...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Feb 25, 2017 - Sora seen at 2:30



Date: Feb 25, 2017 8:30:38 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Feb 25, 2017

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Barnstable, Massachusetts, US
Feb 25, 2017 12:10 PM - 2:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: Very warm day, light winds but then weather changed and got much cooler.
13 species

Canada Goose 12
Great Blue Heron 1
Sora 1 Seen about 25 feet before you reach the owl box. Looked for 2 hours before locating it. It appears to be staying between deck on right side of Silver Lake Trail and the crooked dock, just after owl box. He disappeared in thicket after about 20 seconds - 3 photos through the sticks
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 1 seen going in and out of nest hole, 1 heard
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
Black-capped Chickadee 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Fox Sparrow 1 in small area to the right when you come out of the visitor center going into trails
Dark-eyed Junco 2
White-throated Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Red-winged Blackbird 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34801220

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, MA
<asb1960...>

 

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Date: 2/25/17 5:47 pm
From: Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Sandhill Cranes-East Bridgewater 2/25/17
Someone told me Sandhill Crane has been present this winter at the same field as last year at the corner of Walnut and Central Streets. Today was the first time I could check it out.


There were two birds present at the larger field across Central Street on Bridge Street. This field is a little easier to look at since one can get full view from a couple of spots. Still difficult to bring a group as there is no parking. Be safe.


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
 

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Date: 2/25/17 5:19 pm
From: Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] redshouldered hawk
calling loud and long at drumlin farm at noon saturday.
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<frederickbouchard...>

 

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Date: 2/25/17 4:02 pm
From: pamela low <pipswiche...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Spring Peepers in Rehoboth
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Heard in Ipswich too!Pamela <LowIpswichPipswiche...>


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On Saturday, February 25, 2017, 5:34 PM, Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> wrote:

Calling in our bog today. Also Killdeer and the Red-shoulder Hawk.Madeleine Linck



 

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Date: 2/25/17 3:59 pm
From: Joan Chasan <jec56...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RE: mass bird-digest V16 #483
I get multiple copies.

-----Original Message-----
From: <owner-massbird-digest...>
[mailto:<owner-massbird-digest...>]
Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2017 5:46 PM
To: <massbird-digest...>
Subject: massbird-digest V16 #483


massbird-digest Saturday, February 25 2017 Volume 16 : Number 483




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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:48:56 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues

Folks,

The list has been experiencing some technical issues. I've been in contact
with tech support. They've made some adjustments - let's see if this
resolves the issue.

We will soon be moving the list to new software which we are now testing.

I've forwarded messages that were in the queue. If you posted and a message
in the last day or two and it has not yet appeared, please repost at this
time.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:48:56 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues

Folks,

The list has been experiencing some technical issues. I've been in contact
with tech support. They've made some adjustments - let's see if this
resolves the issue.

We will soon be moving the list to new software which we are now testing.

I've forwarded messages that were in the queue. If you posted and a message
in the last day or two and it has not yet appeared, please repost at this
time.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:48:56 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues

Folks,

The list has been experiencing some technical issues. I've been in contact
with tech support. They've made some adjustments - let's see if this
resolves the issue.

We will soon be moving the list to new software which we are now testing.

I've forwarded messages that were in the queue. If you posted and a message
in the last day or two and it has not yet appeared, please repost at this
time.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:48:56 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues

Folks,

The list has been experiencing some technical issues. I've been in contact
with tech support. They've made some adjustments - let's see if this
resolves the issue.

We will soon be moving the list to new software which we are now testing.

I've forwarded messages that were in the queue. If you posted and a message
in the last day or two and it has not yet appeared, please repost at this
time.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:48:56 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues

Folks,

The list has been experiencing some technical issues. I've been in contact
with tech support. They've made some adjustments - let's see if this
resolves the issue.

We will soon be moving the list to new software which we are now testing.

I've forwarded messages that were in the queue. If you posted and a message
in the last day or two and it has not yet appeared, please repost at this
time.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:48:56 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues

Folks,

The list has been experiencing some technical issues. I've been in contact
with tech support. They've made some adjustments - let's see if this
resolves the issue.

We will soon be moving the list to new software which we are now testing.

I've forwarded messages that were in the queue. If you posted and a message
in the last day or two and it has not yet appeared, please repost at this
time.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:48:56 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues

Folks,

The list has been experiencing some technical issues. I've been in contact
with tech support. They've made some adjustments - let's see if this
resolves the issue.

We will soon be moving the list to new software which we are now testing.

I've forwarded messages that were in the queue. If you posted and a message
in the last day or two and it has not yet appeared, please repost at this
time.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

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End of massbird-digest V16 #483
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Date: 2/25/17 3:42 pm
From: David Williams <dave.williams6...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Am. woodcock - Ipswich River Park, North Reading
Last night (Fri. 2/24) I had 5 active Am. woodcock at the Ipswich River
Park in North Reading. There was a lot of "peenting" and courtship flight
displays. At times, there were multiple birds in the air at once.

The Ipswich River Park is located off of Central St. in North Reading. It
is a great place to see/hear Am. woodcock. There are two components for
Woodcock viewing here. The first are the grassy fields that are adjacent
to the entrance road and the parking lot. This area is good for folks with
mobility issues as you can see/hear the birds right from the car.

The second part of this 49 acre park that is good for Woodcock viewing is
the extensive sports fields out beyond the parking area. From the parking
lot, take the path that leaves from the left. It is just a short walk and
you will see a huge, open area. There is a playground, skateboard park,
street hockey rink, and two tennis courts here. There is a paved walking
area around this sports fields complex. Woodcock can be seen/heard as you
move away from the main area.
As you can imagine, this area is very popular, however, as dusk approaches,
the park clears our and the Woodcock viewing gets good. Beginning April 1,
all bets are off though, as the sports fields complex are opened up for use
and it is crazy busy right up till dusk. The Woodcock viewing drops off
substantially after this date.

The Ipswich River Park, which was once farmland, was opened in 1997 and is
maintained by the Town of North Reading. There are lots of good bird
watching opportunities here. Parts of it are along the Ipswich River.
There is a canoe launch here and the state stocks the river here with
trout.

For more information about this area, see: http://www.ipswichriverpark.
org/home.shtml

Dave Williams
Reading, MA

 

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Date: 2/25/17 3:18 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Peent! American Woodcocks in Rowley
Birders,

Another sign of spring! at 5:45 pm this evening, I witnessed American Woodcock courtship at Greenbelt/Mass Audubon Rough Meadows Sanctuary.

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport
 

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Date: 2/25/17 3:16 pm
From: Hank.Levesque <hlevesque...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] American Woodcocks - Middleboro - 2/24
Just a reminder that the spectacular display of the American Woodcock is
underway. Last evening, 2/24, my wife Jill and I were rewarded by two males
performing in a small field, less than an acre, at the rear of our over-55
development in Middleboro. We'll be checking the nearby Cumberland Farms
Fields for similar behavior this weekend.



Hank Levesque

Middleboro, MA


 

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Date: 2/25/17 2:43 pm
From: Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Spring Peepers in Rehoboth
Calling in our bog today. Also Killdeer and the Red-shoulder Hawk.
Madeleine Linck

 

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Date: 2/25/17 1:55 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues
Folks,

The list has been experiencing some technical issues. I've been in contact with tech support. They've made some adjustments -
let's see if this resolves the issue.

We will soon be moving the list to new software which we are now testing.

I've forwarded messages that were in the queue. If you posted and a message in the last day or two and it has not yet appeared, please repost at this time.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

 

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Date: 2/25/17 12:57 pm
From: Linda Pivacek <lpivacek...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] (Common) Mew Gull Nahant Beach
John Quigley called to report adult Common Mew Gull. he saw the gull at about 1pm today.
Ward Bathhouse/rotary area.
Linda

Linda Pivacek
<lpivacek...>

 

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Date: 2/25/17 12:35 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 2/24 Plymouth - G. Scaup at Store/Spooner Pond
Subject: 2/24 Plymouth - G. Scaup at Store/Spooner Pond

From:"Rick Bowes" <rbowes...>
Date:
2/24/2017 6:35 PM

I made a quick sweep of a few spots in North Plymouth for waterfowl
between 10-11:00 am only to find that, with the ice gone from the ponds,
the waterfowl concentrations had largely dispersed leave only a few
individuals at each locaiton. At Spooner/Store Pond opposite Cordage
Park the only birds present were 6 mallards, 1 Bufflehead and a Great
Blue Heron until, as I was about to leave, a lone Greater Scaup female
dropped into the middle of the pond and began alternately diving and
preening. The photos at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34772091
show the head shape and larger bill of the Greater. Could not get a
decent photo of the “nail” at the tip of the bill which I did see with
the scope. Not a rare bird but seems to be uncommon in the areas I
typically cover and is my first of the year.

 

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Date: 2/25/17 12:34 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Snowy Owl Nauset Beach
Subject: Snowy Owl Nauset Beach

From:Charlie Thompson <cot3...>
Date:
2/24/2017 6:36 PM

At 9:40 AM 2/24/17 we saw a Snowy Owl at the very end of Nauset Beach heading south towards Chatham from Orleans. Good looks up close, bird resting behind grass hummock in middle of large sand flat at end near first cut.

Charlie and Susan Thompson
South Orleans
<cot3...>


 

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Date: 2/25/17 12:32 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] American Woodcock Wilmington 2/24
Subject:American Woodcock Wilmington 2/24

From:Michael Emmons <michael.emmons...>
Date:
2/24/2017 6:00 PM

I just had an American Woodcock calling in the neighborhood.


Mike Emmons
<Michael.Emmons...>
Wilmington, MA

Sent from my iPhone


 

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Date: 2/25/17 12:32 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Turkey Vultures Boston

Subject:Turkey Vultures Boston
From:Joe Battenfeld <jbattenfeld...>
Date:
2/24/2017 6:26 PM

Spotted 3 Turkey Vultures soaring in southerly winds over Forest Hills
Cemetery today (Friday) 3 pm

Joe Battenfeld
Roslindale
<jbattenfeld...>
Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone <https://yho.com/footer0>

 

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Date: 2/25/17 12:29 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pink-footed Goose, Ipswich 2/24

Subject:
Pink-footed Goose, Ipswich 2/24
From:
"Bird Watcher's Supply" <birdwsg...>
Date:
2/24/2017 4:58 PM

The Pink-footed Goose is present at 4:45 pm in the fields behind the
stables on Argilla Rd. We are viewing from Northgate Road. It is with
a small flock of Canadas.
Steve Grinley, Margo Goetschkes, Sam Mroz, and Litchfield Hills Audubon
group.

Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App

 

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Date: 2/25/17 12:09 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Northern Shrike, Pine Hill Rd. Grasslands, Feb 24, 2017
Subject: Northern Shrike, Pine Hill Rd. Grasslands, Feb 24, 2017

From:Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Date:
2/24/2017 4:58 PM


I had a Northern Shrike this afternoon at Pine Hill Road Grasslands in Lancaster. Not much else, but for a calling raven.
Complete, short eBird list below.
Sam Miller
Acton, MA

> Pine Hill Rd. Grasslands, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
> Feb 24, 2017 2:18 PM - 3:07 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.75 mile(s)
> 6 species
>
> American Black Duck 2
> Hooded Merganser 2
> Northern Shrike 1 Using fenceposts around grassy field to the right on the way out from parking lot. I had binoculars only, so approached to try to age it. It moved to the top of a lone pine, then flew across the road to the top of the biggest bush, keeping out of close viewing range. Suspect immature, based on non-prominent black mask.
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 2
> Common Raven 1
>
> View this checklist online athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34769359
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


 

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Date: 2/25/17 10:40 am
From: Justin Lawson <justindlawson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ross's Goose Updates
I havent seen any reports today but know people were there. Any negative or
positive reports?

The northbridge bird.
--
Justin Lawson
Worcester, MA

 

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Date: 2/25/17 8:21 am
From: Deborah Radovsky <dp32...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Woodcocks
Two Woodcocks heard in wooded area near my home in Sharon yesterday after sunset.
Unusual habitat for them, I think (woods, not on edge of meadow).

Spring is coming...

Deb Radovsky
Sharon

 

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Date: 2/24/17 8:54 am
From: <blafley...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] N. Shrike - Orange Airport
Hello,

This morning the imm. Northern Shrike is still at the Orange Airport. It was on the fence at the end of Shinglebrook Rd and flew to the top of the trees near the farmhouse. Also some singing Red-winged Blackbirds and a flyover Grackle.

Bill Lafley
New Salem
<Blafley...>
 

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Date: 2/24/17 8:25 am
From: Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ross's Goose, Yes, Whitins Pond / Meadow Pond
The Ross's was not at Arcade Pond but is, at 11 a.m., at nearby Whitins Pond or Meadow Pond, as it appears on iPhone Maps. Take Carr Rd off of North Main.
Thanks to the man who stopped to give me this information.
Sam Miller
Acton, MA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 2/24/17 8:13 am
From: Josh Bock <jbock18...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ross's Goose YES
Currently being seen (11:02am) on Whitins Pond off of Carr Road. Mixed in
with flock of CAGO.

Josh Bock
Medfield, MA
<Jbock18...>

 

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Date: 2/24/17 5:02 am
From: <maurice.gilmore...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Raven
 

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Date: 2/23/17 3:32 pm
From: Walt Webb <wwebb24...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, Feb 23, 2017

----- Original Message -----
From: <ebird-checklist...>
To: <wwebb24...>
Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:24 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, Feb 23, 2017


Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
Feb 23, 2017 8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.04 mile(s)
Comments: I left the house to reattach a fallen window feeder & to
somewhat belatedly refill my other feeders. Immediately I heard the tapping
sound of a woodpecker rather closeby in my woodlot (mixed evergreen &
deciduous trees). Seeing the flash of a bright red crest of a partially
hidden bird on one of the trees, I suspected a Pileated Woodpecker & quickly
ran into the house & returned with my camera. As the bird flew from tree to
tree, I followed it, taking photos as best I could. One or two squirrels
also followed the PIWO closely, moving from tree to tree. (One of my images
even has what either is a dead pine branch or a squirrel paw extending
briefly around a trunk below the bird's head! I leave it to the viewer to
judge!) I followed the bird through my woods, as it moved to several trees,
until it flew across the street & disappeared. Its white wing patches
displayed vividly as it flew. This is a first for my yard in the 45 years of
keeping bird records at this address, making the count 103 species.
4 species

Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Robin 1
Red-winged Blackbird 13
Common Grackle 2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34736782

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Walt Webb
Westwood, MA
<wwebb24...>
 

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Date: 2/23/17 3:29 pm
From: Arlene Bandes <ArleneBandes...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] birding in Cape Town South Africa
We will be in Cape Town, South Africa, in about a week for about a week -----I would appreciate any advice about birding in the vicinity or other must see places. We will have a car.

Reply by e mail to me

Thanks so much!
 

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Date: 2/23/17 1:46 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Signs of Spring - Newburyport & Newbury 2/23/17
Merrimac Street, Newburyport:
Red-winged Blackbird, Fish Crow

Moseley Avenue, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture

High Road, Newbury:
Killdeer

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport
 

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Date: 2/23/17 11:17 am
From: Tim Spahr <tspahr44...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ross's Goose, Worcester County (Whitinsville)
Hi Birders, I received an email a short while ago from Edward Kittredge
that contained pictures of a beautiful adult Ross's Goose Arcade Pond in
Whitinsville in southern Worcester County. Very cool! The bird is in
Arcade Pond, at these coordinates:

42.1124653,-71.6773796

I am now off to check but I believe this is a first record for Worcester
County. Nice work, Edward!

If anyone should go see this bird, please submit details to the MARC by
sending directly to Sean Williams: <seanbirder...>


good birding

Tim Spahr
Marlborough
<tspahr44...>

 

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Date: 2/23/17 8:04 am
From: Kat Birder <katbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Feb 23, 2017
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 23, 2017 6:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.7 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly species census for the NWR. Sunny and unseasonably
mild, warming from 32 to upper 50's F. Walked to river, around Lower Pool
and back via railroad grade. About 6" compacted icy snow on the ground.
Impoundments still frozen except grassy edges, river mostly ice free as
well as the small streams; quite wet along railroad grade. The blackbirds
have arrived en masse! Observers: Kevin Crispell, Will Martens, Jared
Keyes, Kathy Dia, Joan Stoner, Ginger and Melani Sleder, Jennifer, Soheil
Zendeh, Maryellen Stone, Audrey Ciccetti.
38 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 42
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 9 On river in lovely plumage
American Black Duck 10
Mallard (Northern) 36
Northern Pintail 1 Fly over
Green-winged Teal (American) 8 On the river with other ducks
Common Goldeneye 1 Fly over
Hooded Merganser 7
Common Merganser 2
Northern Harrier 1 Came in near the river at around 10:15; perched in
high pine.
Bald Eagle 1 Seen from afar perched near Upper Pool ; spotted with
scope by Will
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Ring-billed Gull 3
Mourning Dove 6
Great Horned Owl 1 Calling early continuing near Timber Tr
Red-bellied Woodpecker 7
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 10
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 Railroad grade intersection. Excavating a
hole
Blue Jay 13 Abundant and vocal
American Crow 9
Black-capped Chickadee 21
Tufted Titmouse 16
White-breasted Nuthatch 8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 8
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 5
European Starling 2
American Tree Sparrow 5
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 5
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 14
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 4 Singing
Red-winged Blackbird 82
Rusty Blackbird 1
Common Grackle 37
American Goldfinch 12
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S34666420

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Kathy Dia for the GM Survey Team
Concord, MA

 

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Date: 2/22/17 3:55 pm
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ovenbird Rusty Blackbirds Horn Pond Recreation Area, Feb 22, 2017
Horn Pond Recreation Area, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Feb 22, 2017 9:00
AM - 11:30 AMProtocol: Traveling 2.0 mile(s)
Comments: entered from sturgis street parking area at Horn Pond Woburn
with Linda Ferraresso walked a loop that included a spot where there were 2
suet feeders by a post marker #8 weather clear with mild temps 40's
30 species

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 5
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 12
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 3
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1
American Coot (Fulica americana) 14 Small flock of coot in open water
Sturgis St. entrance
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) X
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) X
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 8
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) 3
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 12
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 10
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 8
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1 Singing
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 15
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 6
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1 Continuing bird coming into suet
feeders near trail marker 8
American Tree Sparrow (Spizelloides arborea) 6
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 15
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 8
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 6
Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus) 14 Close views of Rusties by the
feeder
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 8
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S34655649

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



--
Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 2/22/17 3:30 pm
From: Heather Burns <heather2cb...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Red-wings; Grosbeaks in the Past, Westwood
There was a flock of 20+ Red-winged Blackbirds on the marsh opposite Kenoza
Lake (Haverhill) on the Newton Road end of the marsh today.

On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:16 AM, Walt Webb <wwebb24...> wrote:

> With all the postings about Red-winged Blackbirds being seen, I probably
> should have reported the small flock that visited my feeders in Westwood
> during the Blizzard of '17 on Feb. 9. Among the 15 species that day, I had
> 6 male Red-wings that came even to my window feeders--a first.
>
> Sean Reily mentioned Evening Grosbeaks coming to his parents' Ipswich yard
> during the winters of the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Here in my
> Westwood back yard, I had them in the early 1970s (flocks from a dozen to
> at least 30), the mid-70s, a dozen in '81, & only one in '87. So 30 years
> have elapsed since I last saw them in my yard.
>
> Walt Webb
> Westwood, MA
> <wwebb24...>

 

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Date: 2/22/17 3:13 pm
From: Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Tufted Duck, Yes, Assawompsett Ponds complex, Feb 22, 2017, plus nice birds at Cumberland Farms fields
Carla and I went down to Lakeville hoping for the continuing Tufted Duck and had good, prolonged views from Long Point Road. Specifics in the eBird report below.
We then went to Cumberland Farms fields in Middleborough, where we had Eastern Meadowlark, an early Killdeer, American Kestrel, and at least two Rough-legged Hawks. Nice day to be out—had to pause to take off the long-johns.
eBird reports are below.
Sam Miller and Carla Dengler
Acton, MA

> Assawompsett Ponds complex, Plymouth, Massachusetts, US
> Feb 22, 2017 9:17 AM - 10:37 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: All birds seen/heard from Long Point Road across the dike.
> 17 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 6
> American Black Duck 1
> Mallard (Northern) 25
> Northern Pintail 4
> Tufted Duck 1 **Rare. Continuing drake found by Jim Sweeney. Black back, bright white sides, bright yellow eye, long tuft often quite obvious. A field mark that we noticed, which I don't see mentioned much: The top of the white flank of the TUDU was concave: that is, the black back formed a shallow U in the white; with the scaup, the top of the white flank was convex, or at least flat. The white flank shape was useful in trying to relocate the TUDU, which was diving a lot much of the time. It was in with a group of mostly Lesser Scaup on the north side of the dike, luckily the closest scaup group to the road. The TUDU and scaup group were in the vicinity of a large branch stuck in the ice (which might be floating there or elsewhere by tomorrow, given the warm temps).
> Greater Scaup 8
> Lesser Scaup 20
> Greater/Lesser Scaup 180 Continuing large numbers of scaup. Dozens relatively close on the north side of the causeway, more than a hundred more distant to the north. Much smaller numbers on the south side of the causeway.
> Bufflehead 30
> Common Goldeneye 7
> Hooded Merganser 8
> Common Merganser 6
> Bald Eagle 2
> Ring-billed Gull 70
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> American Crow 6
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Tufted Titmouse 2
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34652436


Cumberland Farms, Plymouth, Massachusetts, US
Feb 22, 2017 11:10 AM - 2:43 PM
Protocol: Traveling
8.0 mile(s)
27 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 2
American Black Duck 4
Mallard (Northern) 8
Northern Harrier (American) 4
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 4
Rough-legged Hawk 2 Both light morphs.
Killdeer 1 FOY Seen and heard.
Ring-billed Gull 20
Mourning Dove 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
American Kestrel 1 Male seen well around the model airplane field.
Peregrine Falcon 1 Overhead, seemed to want to chase off a RLHA, which didn't seem to mind much.
American Crow 40
Tufted Titmouse 3
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
American Robin 80
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 150
American Tree Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 4
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 120 Minimum
Eastern Meadowlark 1 Uncommon. Beautiful scope looks when it teed up on a bush at the east end of the manure pit. Brilliant yellow below with heavy black necklace. When it flew away, the Killdeer chased it briefly.
Brown-headed Cowbird 20 Minimum
blackbird sp. 100 We scoped the blackbird/starling flocks several times and couldn't find a Yellow-headed or even a Rusty.
American Goldfinch 6
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34652455 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34652455>


 

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Date: 2/22/17 1:24 pm
From: Dave Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Deer Is, Cashman Park, Plum Island - 02-22-17
Today, David Moon and I started our Wednesday Morning Birding program
upriver at Deer Island and worked our way down to Plum Island via Cashman
Park. It was a very spring-like day -- partly cloudy, temps ranging from
42-50 F., and light winds, SW-W/0-5 mph. Before we left Joppa Flats, a lone
Red-winged Blackbird sang atop the adjacent sugar maple and a Northern
Cardinal was singing across the way toward Parker River Refuge HQ.

Our list (all sightings on PI unless otherwise stated):
Canada Goose - a few upriver; common on PI.
Gadwall (2) - on river between lot 1 & 2.
American Black Duck - common.
Mallard - common.
Common Eider - abundantly present, as in everywhere, at seven ocean.
Surf Scoter (2) - seven ocean.
White-winged Scoter (~ 40) - ~ 20, one ocean; ~ 20, seven ocean.
Black Scoter (3) - one ocean.
Long-tailed Duck (5) - seven ocean.
Bufflehead (~ 15) - Joppa Flats.
Common Goldeneye (~ 27) - ~ 10, Deer Is.; ~ 15, Cashman Park; 2, seven
ocean.
Red-breasted Merganser (5) - 3, Deer Is.; 2, seven ocean.
Common Loon (2) - 1, Cashman Park; 1, seven ocean.
Horned Grebe (6) - 4, one ocean; 2, seven ocean.
Turkey Vulture (1) - Deer Is.
Bald Eagle (1) - imm., Deer Is.
Northern Harrier (2) - 1 ad male; 1 ad female.
Cooper's Hawk (1) - roadside, Goodno Woods.
Red-tailed Hawk (3) - 1, Cashman Park; 2, PI (1 tearing up prey -- appeared
at distance to be a crow-sized bird, marsh s. Old Pines).
Rough-legged Hawk (2) - both seen from vicinity of N. Pool Overlook, one
perched on island juniper & other perched in trees to north of North Pool
dike; both light morph, with at least one being a juvenile.
Ring-billed Gull - ~ 30, Cashman Park; a few, PI.
Herring Gull - 1, Cashman Park; ~ 15, PI.
Great Black-backed Gull (3) - PI.
Rock Pigeon
Downy Woodpecker (1) - w. roadside, s. lot #5.
NORTHERN SHRIKE (1) – “brown 1st winter bird,” e. roadside, n. Cross Farm Hill (NOTE: earlier report
from unknown source had two NSHR vicinity of lot #5 -- one ad, one imm.)
Blue Jay (4) - Deer Is.
American Crow - common in all sites.
Black-capped Chickadee (4) - Deer Is.
Tufted Titmouse (2) - singing, Deer Is.
American Robin (1) - lot #1.
European Starling
White-throated Sparrow (1) - singing, Deer Is.
Common Grackle (2) - overhead flyby, lot #1.
House Sparrow

We will meet again next week back at Joppa Flats at 0930 for Wednesday
Morning Birding. For more information about Joppa Flats programs, call
David Moon or Dave Larson at 978-462-9998.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944
<cygnus-dkw...>



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Date: 2/22/17 8:59 am
From: Walt Webb <wwebb24...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red-wings; Grosbeaks in the Past, Westwood
With all the postings about Red-winged Blackbirds being seen, I probably
should have reported the small flock that visited my feeders in Westwood
during the Blizzard of '17 on Feb. 9. Among the 15 species that day, I had 6
male Red-wings that came even to my window feeders--a first.

Sean Reily mentioned Evening Grosbeaks coming to his parents' Ipswich yard
during the winters of the late 1970s to the early 1980s. Here in my Westwood
back yard, I had them in the early 1970s (flocks from a dozen to at least
30), the mid-70s, a dozen in '81, & only one in '87. So 30 years have
elapsed since I last saw them in my yard.

Walt Webb
Westwood, MA
<wwebb24...>
 

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Date: 2/21/17 5:20 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Acadia Birding Festival (June 1-4) - REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 1
Thanks to Becky Marvil for the following announcement.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>


*


Join the BIRDING fun!

June 1-4 (Thursday to Sunday)
Mount Desert Island, Acadia Nat’l Park

* 50+ Field Trips - with 40+ bird guides
* Boating Adventures - including a Pelagic trip
* Keynote Presentations - Pete Dunne, Nancy McAllister, Luke Seitz
* Birding Workshops
* Socials

Online Registration opens MARCH 1 at 10:00am.

To learn more about the festival, click here to watch our latest video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxNl4QFvrlM&feature=youtu.be

Come for a partial day or all four days. Click here to view our
schedule of events:

http://acadiabirdingfestival.com/schedule.php

The Acadia Birding Festival is a non-profit organization designed to
provide birding activities for everyone. Proceeds are gifted to local
conservation and educational organizations, especially those that help
protect and teach about our birds and their habitats.

Hope you can join us!

Questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit our website
http://acadiabirdingfestival.com

Happy Birding,

Becky

Becky Marvil, Executive Director

Acadia Birding Festival (June 1 - 4, 2017)
Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, ME

207-233-3694 (festival)

<beckym...> <mailto:<beckym...>

http://acadiabirdingfestival.com <http://acadiabirdingfestival.com/>

 

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Date: 2/21/17 3:33 pm
From: Suzanne Sullivan <swampy435...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] feeding the birds at a whole different level
Thought Massbirders would enjoy.

https://weloveanimals.me/alaskan-man-is-feeding-a-huge-flock-of-bald-eagles-then-the-camera-pans-left/



--
Suzanne M. Sullivan
Wilmington, MA
<swampy435...>

"The self evident vision of who we are as a free and caring nation, and the
ideal to fulfill this destiny is stronger than the division of those who's
only vision is of themselves. “ SMB

Be the Voice of the River
http://www.ipswichriver.org

 

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Date: 2/21/17 1:34 pm
From: sean riley <newburyowls...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RHWO & EVGR Appleton Farms Ipswich
Geoff Wood and I went over to check out the Red-headed Woodpecker that Jim found. Thanks to the good directions we quickly found the bird. The bird was very active the whole time we were there, saying still for only a few seconds at a time.

Also while we were there we had the amazing luck of seeing 2 male Evening Grosbeaks. One bird was perched on the far side of the swamp, and as it flew off another bird joined it calling as they flew overhead. First time I have seen one in Massachusetts.

My parent told me they would get EVGR's most winters in the late 1970s to the early 1980's in Ipswich, but they stopped appearing around 1985.

-Sean Riley
Plum Island
<Newburyowls...>

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 2/21/17 11:27 am
From: Nash, Matthew (DCR) <matthew.nash...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Winged Wonders at Winthrop Beach Wednesday 2/22 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday Winged Wonders 9:00 a.m. (Stay as long as you want 1 to 2 hrs.)
February 22 Winthrop Shores Reservation
Come explore the beautiful water birds of the Winthrop Shores. Scoters, loons, mergansers, grebes and eiders spend their winters on our shores. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you are able to. Meet at: Winthrop Beach on Winthrop Shore Drive across from Sturgis Street and 62 Winthrop Shore Drive, Winthrop, MA. Accessible by Public Transportation: Paul Revere Transportation bus 712 or 713 Point Shirley-Orient Heights, arrive at the Winthrop Beach stop then walk down Sturgis Street, Winthrop MA (If traveling from outside Winthrop, board the bus at the MBTA Orient Heights station on the blue line). Visit www.MBTA.com for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees).

http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dcr/events/february-nrcd.pdf



Matthew Nash
Visitor Services Supervisor
DCR North Region Coastal District
One Eliot Circle
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 485-2804 ext. 105

Find yourself in a DCR Park!

Follow@ | Tag#

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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:52:34 -0500
From: <jeannea.paine...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Multiple emails

Hi,
Over the last couple of days I have been receiving multiple identical posts from Mass-bird. I get as many as 20 copies of the digest. Is there a way to stop this error?

Thanks
Jeannea Paine

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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:51:56 -0500
From: "D'Ann Brownrigg" <brownriggs...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FW: Lincoln Snow Buntings

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From: D'Ann Brownrigg [mailto:<brownriggs...>]
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:13 PM
To: '<massbird-approval...>'
Subject: Lincoln Snow Buntings



Probably, everyone knows this but I was pleased to a flock of about 50-100
Snow Buntings in the

Food Project fields just past Walden Pond on 126. I couldn't stop and
didn't have bins but they are beautiful.



D'Ann



D'Ann Brownrigg

5 Acton Street

Carlisle, MA 01741

<brownriggs...>

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Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:14:14 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Blackbirds - Mattapoisett

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Barbara Volkle
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From: "Nathaniel Marchessault" <natemarchessault...>
<mailto:<natemarchessault...>>
Date: Feb 13, 2017 4:43 PM
Subject: Blackbirds



Hi all,

As I opened the door to leave for work this morning I heard a familiar
racket coming from a nearby tree. Looking in the tree I found a flock
of blackbirds chattering among one another, a typical sight in spring
but one I had not yet witnessed this year. It seems the doldrums of
winter (although some seriously good seawatching this year) are
beginning to pass and the constant flux of migration is slated to
begin. Next time you see a species that comes down here to winter be
sure to be appreciate it, they'll be gone before you know it!

Nate
Mattapoisett, MA
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<br>
Barbara Volkle<br>
Northborough, MA<br>
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From: "Nathaniel Marchessault" &lt;<a
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Date: Feb 13, 2017 4:43 PM<br>
Subject: Blackbirds<br>
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#ccc solid;padding-left:1ex">Hi all,<br>
<br>
As I opened the door to leave for work this morning I heard a
familiar<br>
racket coming from a nearby tree. Looking in the tree I found a
flock<br>
of blackbirds chattering among one another, a typical sight in
spring<br>
but one I had not yet witnessed this year. It seems the doldrums
of<br>
winter (although some seriously good seawatching this year) are<br>
beginning to pass and the constant flux of migration is slated
to<br>
begin. Next time you see a species that comes down here to
winter be<br>
sure to be appreciate it, they'll be gone before you know it!<br>
<br>
Nate<br>
Mattapoisett, MA<br>
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Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:26:34 +0000 (UTC)
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: Red-headed Woodpecker Continues in Ipswich

On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:37 PM, Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> wrote:
I found the woodpecker almost immediately upon arriving at the wetland that has Long Causeway Brook running through it. If the bird isn't seen or heard, don't fret. The bird is probably there. This species has a habit of lying low (staying motionless and silent) for a spell. It could be right near you, and you wouldn't even know it. However, patience will probably pay off for you. Sooner or later, the bird will make its distinctive call or start to behave like it is flycatching. The way Jim Berry describes it, I expected it to be at least a bit difficult to get to the spot. However, that was not the case. It was a rather short and easy walk from the visitor's center with my boots on. I had four sparrow species at the woodpecker spot.

HIGHLIGHTS AT APPLETON FARMS:

Red-tailed Hawk 3 adults circling together near the woodpecker spot
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 1 head almost completely red
Hairy Woodpecker 3-5 three at woodpecker spot, two at Pigeon Hill
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Common Grackle 1

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston

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Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:20:26 -0600 (CST)
From: <asb1960...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Chipping Sparrow daily visitor at millet feeder

Peabody, Essex, Massachusetts, USFeb 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: observed feeders from kitchen window
14 species
Cooper's Hawk 1 Cleared the yard. Was not successful on this strike.
Mourning Dove 7
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 3 Flying over squawking
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
Chipping Sparrow 1 Continuing at my millet feeder
Dark-eyed Junco 17
Northern Cardinal 4
View this checklist online at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__ebird.org_ebird_view_checklist_S34418747&d=DQIBAg&c=lDF7oMaPKXpkYvev9V-fVahWL0QWnGCCAfCDz1Bns_w&r=59Be0snSVQjEB2LwJszNZd81O9NbSOR5J9RIMVlvqhU&m=22XMltWZvlFbH7pN2pLhir8ZMKe_nHOD-GEUbFyd_KI&s=Om-FRfb9a8TfKNyrR-FXQLszZRctMApB8GUX5eRRORs&e=

Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, MA
<asb1960...>

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Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 10:55:59 -0500
From: Pamela Ciccone <Phg44...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Signs of Spring Granby, MA

I saw several Eastern Towhee.

Pamela Ciccone
Woburn

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Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:06:59 -0500
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Nightfall

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Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:41:59 -0500
From: Jennifer Novak <jfer.novak...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Painted bunting

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Has anyone attempted to see the Painted Bunting in Orleans. I'm trying to
figure out of it's worth the trip down this Sunday. It's been very cold and
I'm thinking the little guy might not have made it.

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<div dir="ltr">Has anyone attempted to see the Painted Bunting in Orleans. I&#39;m trying to figure out of it&#39;s worth the trip down this Sunday. It&#39;s been very cold and I&#39;m thinking the little guy might not have made it.</div>

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Date: 2/21/17 6:30 am
From: <maurice.gilmore...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ravin' in Newton
 

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Date: 2/21/17 5:40 am
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Feb 20, 2017
Oops, that should read the Vales as in Peter and Fay. My errors!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: *Susan Hedman* <2winterwren...>
Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Subject: eBird Report - Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Feb 20, 2017
To: Massbird <massbird...>


I made an error while compiling my list. Thanks David Ely and the Fay's for
pointing this out. Thick-billed Murre is the correct id.

Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 20, 2017 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birding numerous sites in order Stagefort Park, Gloucester
Harbor from Boulevard and Fort Square, Jodrey fish Pier, Bass Rocks by Elks
Club, Granite Pier, Cathedral Ledge, Andrews Point, Straitsmouth Cove,
Kerian Trail, Good Harbor Beach parking lot.
30 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 25
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 8
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 10
King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) 1 Looking from bass rocks
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) 100
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) 70
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 6
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) 15
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) 8
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 8
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 48
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 2
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 10
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 10
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 4
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 5
Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) 1 Single bird inner harbor from
Jodrey Fish Pier
Razorbill (Alca torda) 12
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 50
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) 2
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 25
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 6
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 10
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) 45 At Stagefort park, they were
there the previous day too.
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
ecklist/S34596504

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



--
Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright




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Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 2/21/17 5:36 am
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Feb 20, 2017
I made an error while compiling my list. Thanks David Ely and the Fay's for
pointing this out. Thick-billed Murre is the correct id.

Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 20, 2017 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birding numerous sites in order Stagefort Park, Gloucester
Harbor from Boulevard and Fort Square, Jodrey fish Pier, Bass Rocks by Elks
Club, Granite Pier, Cathedral Ledge, Andrews Point, Straitsmouth Cove,
Kerian Trail, Good Harbor Beach parking lot.
30 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 25
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 8
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 10
King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) 1 Looking from bass rocks
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) 100
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) 70
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 6
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) 15
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) 8
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 8
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 48
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 2
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 10
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 10
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 4
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 5
Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia) 1 Single bird inner harbor from
Jodrey Fish Pier
Razorbill (Alca torda) 12
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 50
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) 2
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 25
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 6
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 10
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) 45 At Stagefort park, they were
there the previous day too.
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S34596504

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



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Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 2/21/17 5:09 am
From: Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Red wing BB
and two more in Newbury yesterday



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Lynette Leka
Newbury, MA 01951
email: <lynette.leka...>

"More people were killed in America last year by toddlers with guns than by Muslim terrorists." (Occupy Democrats)

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On Mon, 2/20/17, caroline haines <chaines49...> wrote:

Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red wing BB
To: <massbird...>
Date: Monday, February 20, 2017, 1:43 PM

One lonely male today at Niles Pond
in Gloucester-earliest I've ever seen!
Caroline Haines
Gloucester

Sent from my iPhone-please excuse brevity, typos, or
insults.

 

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Date: 2/20/17 8:37 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Appleton Farm, N.E. Biolabs, and Jeffries Neck, Ipswich, Feb 20, 2017
> Appleton Farm (TTOR), Ipswich
> Feb 20, 2017 8:10 AM - 9:40 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.3 mile(s)
> Comments: I led my annual BBC Presidents' Day trip: Ipswich and
> vicinity (morning). First of 3 lists. We went here to see the immature
> RED-HEADED WOODPECKER I found on the 14th. Another highlight was a fish
> crow that flew over calling. We did not hear the pairs of barred owls or
> pileated woodpeckers today.
> 17 species; partial list:
>
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Great Black-backed Gull 10 flyovers in one flock
> Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Immature bird with head almost completely
> red; secondaries still barred with black. Third time I have seen this
> bird in the last week. Photo'd by many people. (It is not clear to me
> whether there are 1 or 2 birds, as two people have told me they saw a bird
> with no black barring on the white wing patches. But no one that I am
> aware of has seen 2 birds at once, and all the photos I have seen show a
> bird with barring on the secondaries.)

> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Blue Jay 8
> American Crow 12
> Fish Crow 1
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 4
> Common Grackle 1
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34584836


New England Biolabs, Ipswich
Feb 20, 2017 9:40 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.3 mile(s)
Comments: BBC trip: Ipswich and vicinity. 2nd of three lists. This
property is across the road from Appleton Farm. Our highlights here were a
sharpshin, a flicker, 6 bluebirds, and 6 early red-winged blackbirds.
17 species; partial list:

Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 5
Eastern Bluebird 6
American Robin 11
Red-winged Blackbird 6 Heard some of them singing.
House Finch 5
American Goldfinch 10

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34585506


Jeffreys Neck, Ipswich
Feb 20, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:25 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: BBC trip: Ipswich and vicinity. 3rd of three lists. Our
stops were at Pavilion Beach and the Ips. Bay Yacht Club, both overlooking
Plum I. Sound. Highlights were brant, hundreds of common eiders and w-w
scoters, 2 light roughlegs, and a razorbill.
23 species

Brant (Atlantic) 36 Pavilion Beach
Mute Swan 2 Seen in a salt pan on Plum Island (PI) from the Ipswich Bay
Yacht Club (IBYC).
American Black Duck 60 (no mallards)
Common Eider 400
Surf Scoter 1
White-winged Scoter 150
Black Scoter 4 (prob. many more)
Long-tailed Duck 11
Bufflehead 20
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Common Loon 17
Northern Harrier 1 dark bird (i.e., female or young) seen on PI from
IBYC
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rough-legged Hawk 2 both light, seen on PI from IBYC
Razorbill 1 off Pavilion Beach
Herring Gull 250 (no ring-bills)
Great Black-backed Gull 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 20
American Crow 3
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 250 two flocks
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34586049

Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>

 

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Date: 2/20/17 6:22 pm
From: Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Horn Pond-thank you
I want to thank all of you who responded to my request. There were more than I could personally send.


The paths froze overnight and had to take baby steps in many places.


Pleasantly surprised with the area. Reminds me of Pond Meadow Park in Braintree and assume spring/fall migrants will be attracted to this spot.


Highlights:


Northern Pintail 1 female

Hooded Merganser 2 (a pair)

Great Blue Heron 1

American Coot 13

Belted Kingfisher 1

Winter Wren 1 (singing)

OVENBIRD 1

American Tree Sparrow 6

Common Grackle 75 (flock flew over, might have been larger)

Rusty Blackbird 7 several singing, male/young male/female

Brown-headed Cowbird 10


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
 

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Date: 2/20/17 5:56 pm
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Feb 20, 2017
Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 20, 2017 11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling 10.0 mile(s)
Comments: Birding numerous sites in order Stagefort Park, Gloucester
Harbor from Boulevard and Fort Square, Jodrey fish Pier, Bass Rocks by Elks
Club, Granite Pier, Cathedral Ledge, Andrews Point, Straitsmouth Cove,
Kerian Trail, Good Harbor Beach parking lot.
30 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 25
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 8
Greater Scaup (Aythya marila) 10
King Eider (Somateria spectabilis) 1 Looking from bass rocks
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) 100
Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus) 70
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 6
White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca) 15
Black Scoter (Melanitta americana) 8
Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) 8
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 48
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 2
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 10
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 10
Red-throated Loon (Gavia stellata) 4
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 5
Common Murre (Uria aalge) 1 Single bird inner harbor seen from Jodrey
Pier
Razorbill (Alca torda) 12
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 50
Iceland Gull (Larus glaucoides) 2
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 25
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 6
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 10
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
Snow Bunting (Plectrophenax nivalis) 45 At Stagefort park, they were
there the previous day too.
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S34596504

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)



--
Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 2/20/17 2:22 pm
From: John Liller <john.liller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Weekend
My wife, Kim Kastler, and I spent a wonderful, bird-filled weekend on the
Cape. On Saturday, we checked out Marstons Mills Pond, Brick Hill Road
(twice), Town Cove, Fort Hill, Wellfleet Harbor, MacMillan Wharf, Herring
Cove Beach, Race Point Beach, and Newcomb Hollow. On Sunday, we explored
Sider's Pond, Shiverick's Pond, Salt Pond and the Shining Sea Bike Trail,
Marstons Mills Pond, Barnstable Harbor, Sandy Neck, Shawme Pond, and Town
Neck Road (Sandwich). We recorded the following:

Brant (Wellfleet Harbor and MacMillan Wharf)

Canada Goose

Mute Swan

Gadwall (Marstons Mills Pond and Shawme Pond)

Eurasian Wigeon (male at Shawme Pond)

American Wigeon (Marstons Mills Pond and Shawme Pond)

American Black Duck

Mallard

Northern Pintail (male at Marstons Mills Pond)

Greater Scaup (Sider's Pond and Salt Pond)

Lesser Scaup (Salt Pond)

Common Eider

Surf Scoter (including a male on Shiverick's Pond; photo on eBird)

White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter (male and female together off of Newcomb Hollow)

Long-tailed Duck

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Barrow's Goldeneye (male and female at Town Cove)

Hooded Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Wild Turkey (4 birds walking down Main Street at dusk in Falmouth,
including one displaying)

Red-throated Loon (3 off of Newcomb Hollow)

Common Loon

Horned Grebe (5 off of Necomb Hollow)

Northern Gannet (one off of Necomb Hollow)

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture (flying over Route 28 leaving Falmouth on our way home)

Sharp-shinned Hawk (one at Fort Hill)

Red-tailed Hawk

American Coot (4 on Salt Pond)

Thick-billed Murre (5 close to MacMillan Wharf)

Razorbill (2 close to MacMillan Wharf, and several off of Newcomb Hollow)

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Iceland Gull (1 at Herring Cove Beach and 1 at Race Point Beach)

Great Black-backed Gull

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Blue Jay

American Crow

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Carolina Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Gray Catbird (1 along Shining Sea Bike Trail across from Salt Pond)

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Yellow-breasted Chat (1 along Shining Sea Bike Trail across from Salt Pond;
photo on eBird)

White-throated Sparrow (2 along Shining Sea Bike Trail across from Salt
Pond)

Song Sparrow

Northern Cardinal

Painted Bunting (Brick Hill Road)

Red-winged Blackbird (several at Marstons Mills Pond)

Common Grackle (1 along Shining Sea Bike Trail across from Salt Pond)

House Finch

American Goldfinch

House Sparrow

 

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Date: 2/20/17 1:36 pm
From: caroline haines <chaines49...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red wing BB
One lonely male today at Niles Pond in Gloucester-earliest I've ever seen!
Caroline Haines
Gloucester

Sent from my iPhone-please excuse brevity, typos, or insults.
 

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Date: 2/20/17 6:31 am
From: <lfkramer...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting, Cape Cod being seen today 9-ish
Check previous posts for instructions.

Leslie Kramer and others
Medford, MA
 

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Date: 2/20/17 6:04 am
From: Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red-Shouldered Hawk Rehoboth, Bristol County
Had a RSHA calling and circling over our yard this morning. Beautiful
against the blue sky.
Madeleine Linck
Rehoboth

 

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Date: 2/20/17 5:50 am
From: <maurice.gilmore...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fish Crow, Winter Wrens
 

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Date: 2/19/17 7:16 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Strawberry Hill, Feb 19, 2017
> Strawberry Hill, Ipswich (entrance on Jeffreys Neck Rd.)
> Feb 19, 2017 1:55 PM - 3:40 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: I visited this field complex on the edge of the salt marsh
> but saw little variety. The highlights were a male harrier and 7 e.
> bluebirds.
> 19 species (+2 other taxa); partial list:
>
> American Black Duck 4 Incredibly low, despite a low tide--I just
> didn't see many flying around
> Bufflehead 10
> Common Goldeneye 1
> Northern Harrier 1 ad. male hunting the salt-marsh EDGES and adjacent
> fields
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 5
> Black-capped Chickadee 11
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> Eastern Bluebird 7 foraging together
> Northern Mockingbird 1
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34525225

Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>

 

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Date: 2/19/17 6:16 pm
From: Donald Wilkinson <donaldwilkinson60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Tomorrow's Nahant BBC trip Cancelled
I wasn't able to find a substitute leader, so tomorrow's Nahant and
Vicinity BBC trip from 9-12 is cancelled.

Best, Don Wilkinson
Nahant
<singingbirder...>

 

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Date: 2/19/17 6:00 pm
From: Steve Babbitt <steven.j.babbitt...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Winter Wren Nahant Thicket
Had a Winter Wren at the Nahant Thicket today. I entered from the Furbush
Rd entrance and the bird was seen 30 yards before.



Steve the bridge


 

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Date: 2/19/17 5:49 pm
From: Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Horn Pond-RQI
I might be heading to Horn Pond tomorrow. I have not been there and do not know where to park, what trails to check, etc. Google earth/maps is not helpful.


Many thanks.


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
 

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Date: 2/19/17 5:07 pm
From: james sweeney <assawompsett...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Tufted Duck - Lakeville - 2/19
Massbirders,

Sue Mooney and I observed a drake Tufted Duck at Pocksha Pond in Lakeville this afternoon (2/19). The bird was initially observed from the causeway that abuts Great Quittacas Pond in Lakeville. The bird was also observed and photographed from Bog Access Rd., just north of the Island Terrace Nursing Home. Please note that the shore east of Bog Access Rd. is private property, but there are several decent views of the water from the east side of the road. The Tufted Duck was associating with both Greater and Lesser scaup and was quite active. At times this made it difficult to stay on the bird, so patience is required. Furthermore, the bird was never close to shore for the duration of our observation so a scope is highly recommended.

Lastly, we were also pleasantly surprised to observe a drake Barrow's Goldeneye on Assawompsett Pond from the pump house near the town offices (on Bedford St./Rt. 105/Rt. 18) in Lakeville.

Jim Sweeney
East Bridgewater, MA



 

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Date: 2/19/17 4:59 pm
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Trip Summary -- Today
Yesterday I joined Linda Ferrareso's Cape Ann BBC trip. We had a great day
with 4 species of alcid, King Eider, Snow Buntings and Gannetts, among
other birds - 53 species in all. One interesting bird we had at the end of
the day was a Loon at Halibut Point, which we think others had id'ed as a
Pacific. We were never comfortable with an ID. In some views the bird
seemed to have the dark necklace seen in a Pacific Loon and in others more
of a dark collar across a swath of the upper neck. I and other looked over
various guides when we got home and I don't think anyone came up with a
solid ID. I hope folks will take a look at photos Marge Watson added to
her ebird list and offer comments (linking here with Marge's permission):

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34482525

For now I have classified the bird as Loon sp. and am leaning toward
Red-Throated Loon.

Cliff Cook
Watertown

---------- Forwarded message ----------
eBird Checklist Summary for: Feb 18, 2017

Number of Checklists: 10
Number of Taxa: 56

Checklists included in this summary:
(1): Gloucester--Fisherman's Monument
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 8:30 AM
(2): Jodrey State Fish Pier
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 8:47 AM
(3): Eastern Point--General Area
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 9:19 AM
(4): Bass Rocks, Gloucester
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 10:15 AM
(5): Good Harbor Beach & Marsh
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 11:00 AM
(6): Loblolly Cove
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 11:51 AM
(7): Good Harbor Beach & Marsh
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 12:20 PM
(8): Cathedral Ledge
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 1:00 PM
(9): Andrew's Point, Rockport
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 1:29 PM
(10): Halibut Point SP
Date: Feb 18, 2017, 2:26 PM

140 Canada Goose -- (3),(5),(6)
23 American Black Duck -- (3),(5),(6),(9)
46 Mallard -- (2),(3),(5),(7)
2 American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) -- (3)
1 Green-winged Teal -- (5)
10 Greater Scaup -- (1)
1 King Eider -- (7)
323 Common Eider -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(7),(8),(9),(10)
43 Harlequin Duck -- (8),(9)
42 Surf Scoter -- (1),(3),(4),(5),(10)
16 White-winged Scoter -- (3),(4),(5),(8)
50 Black Scoter -- (3),(4),(5),(9),(10)
3 scoter sp. -- (3)
29 Long-tailed Duck -- (2),(3),(9),(10)
75 Bufflehead -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(7),(8)
12 Common Goldeneye -- (2),(4),(5)
40 Red-breasted Merganser -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(7),(8),(9),(10)
3 Wild Turkey -- (3)
2 Red-throated Loon -- (8),(9)
25 Common Loon -- (2),(3),(4),(8),(9),(10)
1 loon sp. -- (10)
4 Horned Grebe -- (1),(3),(5)
6 Red-necked Grebe -- (2),(5),(8),(9)
6 Northern Gannet -- (3),(8),(9)
9 Great Cormorant -- (4)
1 Double-crested Cormorant -- (8)
2 Cooper's Hawk -- (5),(7)
1 Red-tailed Hawk -- (5)
8 Sanderling -- (4)
2 Dunlin -- (4)
81 Purple Sandpiper -- (4),(8)
2 Common Murre -- (9)
2 Thick-billed Murre -- (2),(3)
53 Razorbill -- (4),(5),(8),(9)
4 Black Guillemot -- (4),(9)
1 Black-legged Kittiwake -- (8)
2 Ring-billed Gull -- (3),(4)
185 Herring Gull -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(7)
1 Iceland Gull -- (2)
17 Great Black-backed Gull -- (1),(2),(3),(5)
49 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) -- (1),(2),(6)
1 Mourning Dove -- (7)
1 Downy Woodpecker -- (3)
2 Blue Jay -- (5),(8)
28 American Crow -- (1),(2),(3),(4),(5),(8)
7 Black-capped Chickadee -- (3),(4),(6),(10)
1 White-breasted Nuthatch -- (10)
36 American Robin -- (6),(7),(8),(9)
1 Northern Mockingbird -- (6)
93 European Starling -- (4),(6)
2 Snow Bunting -- (3)
4 American Tree Sparrow -- (3)
7 Song Sparrow -- (3),(5),(8)
3 Northern Cardinal -- (3),(6)
1 American Goldfinch -- (6)
135 House Sparrow -- (3),(5),(6),(9)

This trip summary was created using the eBird app for iPhone and iPad.
See eBird
<http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1848031-ebird-mobile-apps-overview>
for more information.

 

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Date: 2/19/17 4:03 pm
From: Linda Pivacek <lpivacek...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red-headed Woodpecker, Turkey Vultures: Cape Ann
Red-headed Woodpecker at Appleton Farms enjoyed by several observers today - thanks to report by Jim Berry. Also a pair of vocal Piliated Woodpeckers and a striking gray-ghost male Harrier. Two Turkey Vultures seen as we entered Gloucester along Rt128.
Cheers!
Linda P, Nahant


 

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Date: 2/19/17 9:53 am
From: <warbler...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Very active pileated woodpeckers
Robert,

You have quite a musical connoisseur there! Cheers to your pileated
woodpeckers.

Sylvia Martin, Brighton
Quoting Robert Mussey <mussey.robert...>:

> Spring can't be far away. Our resident pair of pileated woodpeckers
> has been very active the last 3 weeks--teed up on dead snags ,
> drumming repeatedly, and sounding off with their piercing calls back
> and forth.
>
> For years, one has used a wood utility pole as his preferred
> percussion instrument. But it's not the resonance of vibrating wood
> he prefers. It's the sound his beak makes on a big metal bracket at
> the top! A cymbal I guess, or a Caribbean steel drum.
>
> Robert Mussey
> Blue Hills area, Milton
>
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone



 

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Date: 2/19/17 8:55 am
From: Robert Mussey <mussey.robert...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Very active pileated woodpeckers
Spring can't be far away. Our resident pair of pileated woodpeckers has been very active the last 3 weeks--teed up on dead snags , drumming repeatedly, and sounding off with their piercing calls back and forth.

For years, one has used a wood utility pole as his preferred percussion instrument. But it's not the resonance of vibrating wood he prefers. It's the sound his beak makes on a big metal bracket at the top! A cymbal I guess, or a Caribbean steel drum.

Robert Mussey
Blue Hills area, Milton



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Date: 2/19/17 8:18 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] clarification of directions to RHWO spot at Appleton Farm
I misled folks in my previous directions to the red-headed woodpecker spot.
I said when entering the farm from Rt. 1A to bear right at the first split
to to visitors' center/farm hq. but the sign says for visitors to go left
to the farm store. That confused some people who parked at the store then
did not know which way to go.

So I repeat, bear RIGHT at the first fork, following signs to the FARM
OFFICE. i thought the office was a visitors' center but i was wrong.
Anyway, follow the right fork, which soon makes a 90-degree left turn, to
the end of the road, park in the lot at the office (you will see all the
barns on your left as you drive in), then walk to the front porch of the big
white house that serves as the farm office. before you lies the big field i
was talking about. walk out the groomed trail for about 100 yards and take
the FIRST RIGHT. This trail goes south across the big field (parallel to
the RR tracks on your right) directly to the swamp at the edge of the woods
where the woodpecker has hung out its shingle.

Be sure to check the open water in the swamp for sparrows, and listen for
the pair of barred owls and the pair of pileated woodpeckers in the woods
across the swamp. I have heard one of the pils drumming each time I have
been there.

Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>


 

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Date: 2/18/17 11:29 am
From: Lesley Mattuchio <leslm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Looking for I.D. on Terns
I have a question of two Terns I photographed in Ft Myers last month and would like some help in their ID. They were small Terns and I am not sure if these two are same species or not.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125349441@N03/32850224561/in/album-72157679937087455/

and

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125349441@N03/32349236971/in/album-72157679937087455/



And thank you to Soheil Zendeh for kindly correcting my error in identifying a Black-bellied Plover as an American Golden Plover.

Lesley Mattuchio
Melrose, MA
 

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Date: 2/18/17 10:20 am
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] strange massing of gulls and crows on marsh
At half past 12 this afternoon at a nearly low tide (still going out) there
were 27 crows and even more gulls (mostly Herring, some Ring-Billed) in the
marsh behind our house, all eating something I couldn't quite make out that
was on the ground. The number gradually diminished over the next 45 minutes
until they were all gone. Mysterious.

--
Alice & Dane Morgan
Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA

 

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Date: 2/18/17 9:57 am
From: sean riley <newburyowls...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Breakheart Reservation
A few interesting sightings around Breakheart and Camp Nihan this week.

Yesterday a 4th year Bald Eagle flew over carrying nesting material. Directly over the entrance to Breakheart .

Also yesterday I found a Great Horned Owl not to far from the Saugus River. Then later in the day 2 Great Horned Owls calling from behind Camp Nihan around 4pm.

Today found 2 different flocks of Cedar Waxwings hanging out in Juniper groves.

Finally , perhaps the most perplexing was a male Northern Harrier that has been flying over and around the general area of Camp Nihan all morning.

Now off to the Eagle Festival, I will be out at Deer Island, hope to see some familiar faces !

-Sean Riley
Plum Island
<Newburyowls...>



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Date: 2/18/17 9:15 am
From: Lesley Mattuchio <leslm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] My Trip to South Florida in January
With things kind of slow around here and it being harder to get around, some of you might enjoy some of my photos from a trip mid January that started in Miami, Everglades National Park ( Anhinga Trail and Shark Valley) across the Tamiami Trail to Naples, Ft.Myers, Cape Coral, and Venice, Florida. It was 8 days of glorious, almost nonstop photographing of many species with perfect weather.


Species photographed:

Great Blue Herons
Great Egret
Green Herons
Yellow Crown Night Herons
Black Crown Night Herons
Little Blue Herons
Tricolor Herons
Snowy Egret
Reddish Egrets
Blue Wing Teals
Pied Bill Grebes
Double Crested Cormorants
Anhinga
Marbled Godwits ( a flock of 10 were quite accommodating )
American Golden Plover
Royal Terns
Piping Plover
Fosters Terns
American White Pelicans
Brown Pelicans
Bald Eagle
Ospreys
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Skimmers
Willets
Roseate Spoonbills
Palm Warbler
White-eyed Vireo
Painted buntings
Common Moorhens
Purple Gallinules
Burrowing Owls ( pairs and spares)
Glossy Ibis

Guess that’s about it!


https://www.flickr.com/photos/125349441@N03/albums/72157679937087455/page1


Lesley Mattuchio
Melrose, MA




 

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Date: 2/18/17 7:52 am
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] SW Florida: Trip Photos!
Greetings all,

For those with an interest, 15 photos posted from recent birding trip to SW Florida in the
Ft. Myers and Sanibel Island area. Highlighted species includes:

Crested Caracara
Sandhill Crane
Red-shouldered Hawk
Loggerhead Shrike
Bald Eagle
Marbled Godwit
Reddish Egret (white morph)
Reddish Egret
Snail Kite
Wilson's Plover
Piping Plover
Burrowing Owl pair
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owlets
Bald Eagle and chick

Link: http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/164952411
Click "next" in upper right corner to advance frames

Enjoy,
Craig Gibson
Winchester
cbgibson AT comcast.net

 

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Date: 2/18/17 6:21 am
From: Donald Wilkinson <donaldwilkinson60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Leader needed for Monday's BBC Nahant trip
Dear All,
I have been requested to sing at an important funeral on Monday at 10am.
Any leaders out there who could take on the Nahant and vicinity BBC trip
from 9-12 on Monday? I can meet the group at 9 to give suggestions.

Thanks, Don
Nahant
<singingbirder...>

 

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Date: 2/17/17 5:14 pm
From: <killdeer89...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting Addendum
To all those who asked for the address, I was reminded there will be a baby shower going on at the house between 2 and 4 Sunday afternoon. Probably not good time to come. Any other time OK.
Al Curtis
Harwich

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Date: 2/17/17 5:01 pm
From: <asb1960...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red-headed Woodpecker - Appleton Farms
I did not find the walk as easy as Paul did but it was worth every step through the snow to see the Woodpecker. Please be mindful of the cross-country ski tracks, as it is best not to step in them.


Appleton Farm (TTOR), Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 17, 2017 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
8 species
Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Immature still with white on wings. Head is not yet completely red.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
European Starling 32
Dark-eyed Junco 3
Northern Cardinal 1
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34438211


Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, MA 01960
<asb1960...>
 

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Date: 2/17/17 4:52 pm
From: <asb1960...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rusty Blackbird, Fox Sparrow, and Ovenbird still being seen
Horn Pond Recreation Area, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USFeb 17, 2017 12:30 PM - 1:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
17 species
Mallard 8
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Tree Sparrow 3
Fox Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 1
Rusty Blackbird 4
House Sparrow 25
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34437261



Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, MA
<asb1960...>
 

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Date: 2/17/17 4:02 pm
From: <killdeer89...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting Update East Orleans
My mother-in-law reports the bird has been coming to the feeder regularly all day today (2/17). Has weathered two snow storms and several cold snaps.

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Date: 2/17/17 9:47 am
From: Jennifer Novak <jfer.novak...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Painted bunting
Has anyone attempted to see the Painted Bunting in Orleans. I'm trying to
figure out of it's worth the trip down this Sunday. It's been very cold and
I'm thinking the little guy might not have made it.

 

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Date: 2/17/17 8:11 am
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Nightfall
M'bers, a few short weeks ago we were marveling at light still in the western sky at 500pm. Well last night it was 600pm and still light and punctured with Venus brilliantly adding its' aura.It won't be long now......
Joe PaluzziSalem

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 2/17/17 8:01 am
From: Pamela Ciccone <Phg44...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Signs of Spring Granby, MA
I saw several Eastern Towhee.

Pamela Ciccone
Woburn

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Date: 2/17/17 7:25 am
From: <asb1960...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Chipping Sparrow daily visitor at millet feeder
Peabody, Essex, Massachusetts, USFeb 17, 2017 9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: observed feeders from kitchen window
14 species
Cooper's Hawk 1 Cleared the yard. Was not successful on this strike.
Mourning Dove 7
Downy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 3 Flying over squawking
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
Chipping Sparrow 1 Continuing at my millet feeder
Dark-eyed Junco 17
Northern Cardinal 4
View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34418747

Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, MA
<asb1960...>
 

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Date: 2/16/17 7:25 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: Red-headed Woodpecker Continues in Ipswich





On Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:37 PM, Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> wrote:
I found the woodpecker almost immediately upon arriving at the wetland that has Long Causeway Brook running through it. If the bird isn't seen or heard, don't fret. The bird is probably there. This species has a habit of lying low (staying motionless and silent) for a spell. It could be right near you, and you wouldn't even know it. However, patience will probably pay off for you. Sooner or later, the bird will make its distinctive call or start to behave like it is flycatching. The way Jim Berry describes it, I expected it to be at least a bit difficult to get to the spot. However, that was not the case. It was a rather short and easy walk from the visitor's center with my boots on. I had four sparrow species at the woodpecker spot.

HIGHLIGHTS AT APPLETON FARMS:

Red-tailed Hawk 3 adults circling together near the woodpecker spot
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER 1 head almost completely red
Hairy Woodpecker 3-5 three at woodpecker spot, two at Pigeon Hill
Brown Creeper 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Common Grackle 1

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 2/16/17 7:19 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Blackbirds - Mattapoisett
Thanks to Nate Marchessault for the following post.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

*

From: "Nathaniel Marchessault" <natemarchessault...>
<mailto:<natemarchessault...>>
Date: Feb 13, 2017 4:43 PM
Subject: Blackbirds



Hi all,

As I opened the door to leave for work this morning I heard a familiar
racket coming from a nearby tree. Looking in the tree I found a flock
of blackbirds chattering among one another, a typical sight in spring
but one I had not yet witnessed this year. It seems the doldrums of
winter (although some seriously good seawatching this year) are
beginning to pass and the constant flux of migration is slated to
begin. Next time you see a species that comes down here to winter be
sure to be appreciate it, they'll be gone before you know it!

Nate
Mattapoisett, MA
<natemarchessault...> <mailto:<natemarchessault...>


 

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Date: 2/16/17 3:58 pm
From: D'Ann Brownrigg <brownriggs...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FW: Lincoln Snow Buntings




From: D'Ann Brownrigg [mailto:<brownriggs...>]
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:13 PM
To: '<massbird-approval...>'
Subject: Lincoln Snow Buntings



Probably, everyone knows this but I was pleased to a flock of about 50-100
Snow Buntings in the

Food Project fields just past Walden Pond on 126. I couldn't stop and
didn't have bins but they are beautiful.



D'Ann



D'Ann Brownrigg

5 Acton Street

Carlisle, MA 01741

<brownriggs...>

<dann...>

978-369-5609




 

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Date: 2/16/17 11:57 am
From: <jeannea.paine...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Multiple emails
Hi,
Over the last couple of days I have been receiving multiple identical posts from Mass-bird. I get as many as 20 copies of the digest. Is there a way to stop this error?

Thanks
Jeannea Paine
 

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Date: 2/16/17 10:14 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues
Folks,


Currently the list is experiencing some technical issues.

I've been in contact with tech support since this recent run of
technical problems started.

I hope these issues will be resolved shortly.

Please do NOT email massbird regarding the problems. This does not fix
the problem, it only generates more email. If you have technical issues
or questions, contact me directly.

We will be moving the list to new software. I hope this will happen
next week.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

 

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Date: 2/16/17 8:42 am
From: Mark Bernstein <bernstein...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] massbird-digest: bad configuration?
I too have been receiving multiple copies of MassBird, including both multiple copies of the same digest and separate digests with different issue numbers but the same messages. There's clearly a configuration problem of some sort with the list server.



Mark Bernstein <bernstein...> <mailto:<bernstein...> (617) 924-9044
Eastgate Systems, Inc. http://www.eastgate.com <http://www.eastgate.com/> (800) 562-1638
134 Main St.
Watertown MA 02472 USA http://markBernstein.org <http://markbernstein.org/>

@eastgate


 

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Date: 2/16/17 8:28 am
From: Jeff Rees <jrees...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Multiple copies of posts
It’s not just you James. Since 2/13, I’ve been getting multiple copies (10-30) of almost every Massbird post, including Scott’s post. Interestingly, there have been a few that I’ve received only one copy of.

My apologies if anyone gets multiple copies of this.

Jeff Rees
Auburn, MA

From: James P Smith
Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2017 9:46 AM
To: Reli Abilities
Cc: Massbird
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls

Are you refering to Massbird posts in general or just my posts specifically? This is the first time that I've posted anything this week so the other examples that you mention did not come from me. I had noticed last week that my link seemed to pick up additional characters which rendered it unusuable, and I'd already informed Barbara of the problem.

I can refrain from posting to Massbird if it's my account that's clogging your email.

Best Wishes,

James

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 7:47 AM, Reli Abilities <reli.abilities...> wrote:

only recieved 20 and more of this today. This is the 2nd or 3rd time this has happened this week

Scott Ricker
Reli-Abilities
Access = Opportunity
<reli.abilities...>



Advocate for full Integration and Inclusive Design for Individuals who are dis-Abled



Please be advised that the Massachusetts Secretary of State and the Massachusetts Attorney General consider e-mail to be a public record, and therefore subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c. 66 § 10 If a public record request is made for a copy of this email communication, please redact my contact info prior to providing a copy

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On Wed, 2/15/17, James P Smith <keenbirder...> wrote:

Subject: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
To: "Massbird" <massbird...>
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:32 PM


Greetings birders,

Just a brief update on the gulls at Turner's Falls.
Continued turnover of birds over the last week or so with 4
- 6 Kumlien's Iceland Gulls on most days, all
first-winter except for a nice adult on the 13th-14th.

An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull continues being joined by
two first-cycle birds on the 10th and 11th, and a
third-cycle, also on 10th-11th.

I couldn't find any Glaucous Gulls at Turner's over
the last week or so.

Four drake Ring-necked Ducks and a Greater Scaup continue at
the Turner's Falls power canal, along with two Belted
Kingfishers.

Some images of the gulls can be seen at the Pioneer Birding
blog;
http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/02/ma-gulls-at-turners-falls-feb-second.html


I'm hoping that the link will work this time.


Good birding,


James



 

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Date: 2/16/17 8:28 am
From: Joshua Rose <opihi...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
It’s not you James, not any one person specifically. MassBird seems to get caught in a glitch and from 1-3 messages at a time get distributed repeatedly. In my case, David Scott’s post yesterday about the intriguing falcon was repeated numerous times, but none of his other recent posts have been multiplied similarly. I think it’s a question of timing, whichever posts happen to be sent at the time that the glitch happens get repeated, regardless of who sent them. (unfortunately your current post to which I’m replying also seems to have caught the glitch)

Either way, Scott, I don’t think it helps to post to the entire listserv about it, unless it helps you in a “misery loves company” sense to know that the rest of us are experiencing the same thing. In terms of fixing the problem, e-mails directly to our listowner or her technical support contacts (if she has any) are more likely to get somewhere.

Just to throw some actual bird content into this e-mail: Scott Surner found a large flock of Horned Larks on Sunday with smaller numbers of Snow Buntings and Lapland Longspurs thrown in. They were foraging on one of the patches of non-snow-covered ground along Knightly Road in north Hadley/Amherst, part of the “Meadow St Fields” eBird hotspot (the fields in question stretch from Comins/Russellville Road at their north end down to Stockbridge to their south). Several local birders have enjoyed this spectacle over the past couple of days, with lark numbers ranging from barely a dozen to 400 or more, longspurs from 0 to 6, and buntings from 0 to 20 or so at various times as subgroups of birds come and go. I was there yesterday around sunset for about half an hour and saw 12 to 120 larks and at least 2 longspurs but no buntings.

A few other recent Western Mass Birders (FaceBook) posts of the past few days: Jonathan Pierce found 2 Vesper Sparrows, 2 White-crowned Sparrows (juvi and adult), 1 Savannah Sparrow, 1 Merlin, 150 Horned Lark, and 1 Snow Bunting in various locations around Sheffield. Eric Huston had 100 Snow Buntings and 40 Horned Larks in Deerfield North Meadows. Larry Therrien noted two Common Loons in the open water near Winsor Dam. And Kyron Hanson located a flock of 15-20 Evening Grosbeaks at a cemetery in Hartsville/New Marlborough.

Good birding!

Josh


Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA
http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
http://www.facebook.com/opihi




 

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Date: 2/16/17 7:33 am
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
Are you refering to Massbird posts in general or just my posts
specifically? This is the first time that I've posted anything this week so
the other examples that you mention did not come from me. I had noticed
last week that my link seemed to pick up additional characters which
rendered it unusuable, and I'd already informed Barbara of the problem.

I can refrain from posting to Massbird if it's my account that's clogging
your email.

Best Wishes,

James

On Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 7:47 AM, Reli Abilities <reli.abilities...>
wrote:

> only recieved 20 and more of this today. This is the 2nd or 3rd time this
> has happened this week
>
> Scott Ricker
> Reli-Abilities
> Access = Opportunity
> <reli.abilities...>
>
>
>
> Advocate for full Integration and Inclusive Design for
> Individuals who are dis-Abled
>
>
>
> Please be advised that the Massachusetts Secretary of State and the
> Massachusetts Attorney General consider e-mail to be a public record, and
> therefore subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c. 66 §
> 10 If a public record request is made for a copy of this email
> communication, please redact my contact info prior to providing a copy
>
> --------------------------------------------
> On Wed, 2/15/17, James P Smith <keenbirder...> wrote:
>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
> To: "Massbird" <massbird...>
> Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:32 PM
>
> Greetings birders,
>
> Just a brief update on the gulls at Turner's Falls.
> Continued turnover of birds over the last week or so with 4
> - 6 Kumlien's Iceland Gulls on most days, all
> first-winter except for a nice adult on the 13th-14th.
>
> An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull continues being joined by
> two first-cycle birds on the 10th and 11th, and a
> third-cycle, also on 10th-11th.
>
> I couldn't find any Glaucous Gulls at Turner's over
> the last week or so.
>
> Four drake Ring-necked Ducks and a Greater Scaup continue at
> the Turner's Falls power canal, along with two Belted
> Kingfishers.
>
> Some images of the gulls can be seen at the Pioneer Birding
> blog;
> http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/02/ma-gulls-
> at-turners-falls-feb-second.html
>
>
> I'm hoping that the link will work this time.
>
>
> Good birding,
>
>
> James
>
>

 

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Date: 2/16/17 4:57 am
From: George W Gove <gwgove...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red-winged Blackbirds
Today in Plymouth we saw a flock of about 50 Red-winged Blackbirds that were all males and probably are early migrants. Spring is on the way.

George Gove & Judy Gordon
Marlboro

 

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Date: 2/16/17 4:53 am
From: Reli Abilities <reli.abilities...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
only recieved 20 and more of this today. This is the 2nd or 3rd time this has happened this week

Scott Ricker
Reli-Abilities
Access = Opportunity
<reli.abilities...>  



            Advocate for full Integration and Inclusive Design for Individuals who are dis-Abled



Please be advised that the Massachusetts Secretary of State and the Massachusetts Attorney General consider e-mail to be a public record, and therefore subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c. 66 § 10 If a public record request is made for a copy of this email communication, please redact my contact info prior to providing a copy

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On Wed, 2/15/17, James P Smith <keenbirder...> wrote:

Subject: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
To: "Massbird" <massbird...>
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:32 PM

Greetings birders,

Just a brief update on the gulls at Turner's Falls.
Continued turnover of birds over the last week or so with 4
- 6 Kumlien's Iceland Gulls on most days, all
first-winter except for a nice adult on the 13th-14th.

An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull continues being joined by
two first-cycle birds on the 10th and 11th, and a
third-cycle, also on 10th-11th.

I couldn't find any Glaucous Gulls at Turner's over
the last week or so.

Four drake Ring-necked Ducks and a Greater Scaup continue at
the Turner's Falls power canal, along with two Belted
Kingfishers.

Some images of the gulls can be seen at the Pioneer Birding
blog;
http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/02/ma-gulls-at-turners-falls-feb-second.html


I'm hoping that the link will work this time.


Good birding,


James


 

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Date: 2/15/17 6:38 pm
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls gulls
Greetings birders,

Just a brief update on the gulls at Turner's Falls. Continued turnover of
birds over the last week or so with 4 - 6 Kumlien's Iceland Gulls on most
days, all first-winter except for a nice adult on the 13th-14th.

An adult Lesser Black-backed Gull continues being joined by two first-cycle
birds on the 10th and 11th, and a third-cycle, also on 10th-11th.

I couldn't find any Glaucous Gulls at Turner's over the last week or so.

Four drake Ring-necked Ducks and a Greater Scaup continue at the Turner's
Falls power canal, along with two Belted Kingfishers.

Some images of the gulls can be seen at the Pioneer Birding blog;
http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/02/ma-gulls-at-turners-falls-feb-second.html


I'm hoping that the link will work this time.


Good birding,


James

 

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Date: 2/15/17 3:38 pm
From: Dave Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann - 02-15-17
David Moon and I led today's Wednesday Morning Birding program around a part
of Cape Ann in delightful weather to begin with -- overcast, temp in upper
30s, and winds light and variable. By the time we got to Eastern Point, the
wind had kicked up out of the southeast, 10-15 mph. It got right down
chilly! The ocean was quite active . . . .

Our list:
Canada Goose (4) - Friendly's marsh.
Mute Swan (1) - Rockport Harbor.
Gadwall (4) - Eastern Point cove.
American Black Duck (~ 25) - various.
Mallard - common.
Common Eider - common.
Harlequin Duck (36) - 32, Cathedral Ledge; 2, Elks Club; 2, mouth of
Rockport Harbor.
Surf Scoter (4) - outer Gloucester Harbor from Rocky Neck.
White-winged Scoter (7) - 1, Gloucester Harbor; 6, Elks Club.
Long-tailed Duck (1) - Gloucester Harbor.
Bufflehead (~ 24) - mostly Elks Club.
Common Goldeneye (~ 10) - Eastern Point.
Red-breasted Merganser (~ 30) - mostly Gloucester Harbor.
Red-throated Loon (1) - Cathedral Ledge.
Common Loon (~ 10) - ~ 8, Gloucester Harbor.
Horned Grebe (1) - Rocky Neck seawall.
Red-necked Grebe (2) - Cathedral Ledge.
Great Cormorant (2) - Cathedral Ledge.
Purple Sandpiper (~ 51) - ~ 50, Atlantic Road, near Elks Club; 1, at Elks
Club.
Herring Gull - common.
Iceland (Kumlien's) Gull (1) - 1W, Jodrey Fish Pier.
Great Black-backed Gull (~ 25) - various.
Thick-billed Murre (1) - Jodrey Fish Pier.
Rock Pigeon - common.
Merlin (1) - atop utility pole, Rt. 127A, just past entry to Good Harbor
Beach parking lot.
Blue Jay (4) - Eastern Point.
American Crow (3)
American Robin (~ 10)
Northern Mockingbird (1) - Cathedral Ledge.
European Starling

We will meet again next week back at Joppa Flats at 0930 for Wednesday
Morning Birding. For more information about Joppa Flats programs, call
David Moon or Dave Larson at 978-462-9998.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944
<cygnus-dkw...>




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Date: 2/15/17 12:08 pm
From: David Scott <davidscott6...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Large falcon, Boston Harbor 2/15

I was at the tip of Black Falcon Pier in South Boston at lunch today, and watch a raptor fly north from the Castle Island area up towards Logan.

I couldn't quite convince myself that it was a Peregrine. Seemed larger (still clearly visible all the way out over Logan), more powerful, broader wings. Flew low over the ocean, moving with real purpose.

David Scott
Newton
 

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Date: 2/15/17 7:23 am
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann 2/14
Delayed report:
Linda P and I poked around Cape Ann yesterday- a welcome trip after the
resent snow.

A few highlights:

Razorbills - 2 1 at Jodrey Pier, 1 at Andrew's Point
Thick-billed Murre 1 - Jodrey Pier
Murre sp 1 - Andrews Point ( very brief look)
Peregrine Falcon 1 - on phone pole next to Niles Beach
King Eider - 1 adult male from Good Harbor Beach
Iceland Gull 1 - adult at Niles Pond
Purple Sandpipers 100 ( some at the Dog Bar, Bass Rocks and some flybys)
Horned Lark - 40 on the beach from Bass Rd. Note: small birds
seen in the parking lot at Good Harbor Beach but completely back-lit

The sea was very active, huge waves and lots of 'suds'!

Linda F

--
Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
tattler1(at)comcast(dot)net

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" - Tagore

 

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Date: 2/14/17 5:33 pm
From: <killdeer89...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting Update
My mother-in-law reports the PABU was still coming to her feeder all day today (2/14) in East Orleans. Once again, you can contact me off-list for the address. I will try to get back in a timely fashion.
Al Curtis
Harwich

Sent from Mail for Windows 10


 

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Date: 2/14/17 1:03 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Appleton Farm (TTOR), Feb 14, 2017
> Appleton Farm (TTOR), Ipswich
> Feb 14, 2017 10:45 AM - 2:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: It was slow slogging through the snow, even with snowshoes,
> but I birded the east side of the tracks from the visitors' center south
> across the big field into the woods and returning by the same route.
> Highlights were two barred owls and a RED-HEADED WOODPECKER.
> 19 species; partial list
>
> Cooper's Hawk 1 Adult perched near the buildings where I parked.
> Barred Owl 2 This possible pair may have replied to my rather
> pathetic hoots, but it was sure nice hearing them at mid-day.

> Red-headed Woodpecker 1 Immature bird with head turning red; white
> wing patches still had the juvenal barring. This bird was at the south
> end of the big field you enter from the visitors' center, just at the edge
> of the forest in a small swamp. It was tough getting there even on
> snowshoes--skis would have made things easier. From the visitors' center,
> walk out into the obvious big field (this is all on the east side of the
> tracks) and take the first right. Many of the trails have been groomed,
> but not this one.

> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1 I hit the jackpot on woodpeckers--5 species
> without a flicker.
> Blue Jay 9
> American Crow 5
> Black-capped Chickadee 7
> Tufted Titmouse 7
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Tree Sparrow 3
> Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 8
> Song Sparrow 2
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34367423

Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>

 

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Date: 2/13/17 7:09 pm
From: Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] EBird Hotspot clean-up
Good evening Massbirders!

Starting this weekend, the Massachusetts eBird team is initiating a
clean-up of hotspots, mainly focusing on the hotspot clusters of Winthrop
Beach, Race Point, and Cape Ann. The clean-up entails creating new
hotspots, merging older/underused hotspots, and deleting ones that are too
broad. A perfect example would be the non-specific "Cape Ann" Hotspot, as .

We ask you to please let us know if you have seen any hotspots that need
editing. Editing would include spelling/grammar issues, locations errors,
duplicates, or hotspots that are located in private areas and need the
title to reflect this.

Also, we ask those of you that have seen the Harris's Sparrow in Dalton,
the Boreal Chickadee in Peru, or the Painted Bunting in Orleans to merge
your checklists with the proper stakeout hotspot. This will clean-up the
clusters of markers when looking at this from a species map point of view.
We are going to try to get these "stakeouts" up quicker in the future as
more birds present themselves.

Please direct any questions to Ryan Schain or myself.

--
Respectfully,

Joseph Bourget
Brimfield, MA

 

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Date: 2/13/17 2:20 pm
From: Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...>
Subject: Fwd: [MASSBIRD] Bald Eagle second nests? Lynnfield
When living in Minnesota, many of us watched an active eagle nest on
interstate 35 north of Minneapolis that had a substantial 2nd eagle nest
lower on the same tree. Several of us commented that it was an inlaw
apartment!
Madeleine Linck
Rehoboth, Mass
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "Chris Martone" <cmartone00...>
Date: Feb 8, 2017 6:35 PM
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bald Eagle second nests? Lynnfield
To: "<massbird...>" <massbird...>
Cc:


> Hi folks,
>
>
> For more experienced raptor folks out there....I'm curious if Bald Eagles
> build second or decoy nests similar to other bird species? Today at
> Suntaug Lake in Lynnfield, about 20 minutes after copulation, one of the
> adult Bald Eagles visited a large nest on the center island. This nest is
> about 500 yards from the other nest (northwestern lake edge) which
> was rebuilt last week and also visited today after copulation. For now I
> documented this occurrence in eBird - in case any eagle monitors want to
> explore or note evidence of possible second nest. Thanks.
>
>
> Happy birding,
>
>
> Chris Martone
>
> Lynnfield
>
> <cmartone00...>
>

 

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Date: 2/13/17 6:56 am
From: Cynthia Ladd Fiorini <claddfiorini...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mass Bird Digest
Hi - Can you please change my subscription to a digest form?
Thanks,
Cynthia Ladd Fiorini

<claddfiorini...>

 

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Date: 2/13/17 6:41 am
From: Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red-winged Blackbird / Newbury
a young male, around the feeders this morning - is he late leaving, or early arriving?

------------------------------------

Lynette Leka
Newbury, MA 01951
email: <lynette.leka...>

"More people were killed in America last year by toddlers with guns than by Muslim terrorists." (Occupy Democrats)
 

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Date: 2/12/17 7:15 pm
From: Liam Waters <youngeaglewaters...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann 2/11
A bit belated, but:

2 Lesser Scaup
1 Common Murre
1 Thick-billed Murre
3 Razorbills
1 Iceland Gull
At Jodrey fish pier (before the heavy snow) photos of murres at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34311526

Adult male King Eider visible off Salt Island (the large rock off the north end of Good Harbor Beech).

Female Northern Pintail with Mallards at the T wharf in Rockport harbor.

3 Black Guillemots off Bass Rocks just south of the Elks club.

We looked for the Barrow's at Plum cove, but couldn't find them, and the visibility at Andrew's Point and Cathedral Ledge was so bad you couldn't use a scope due to heavy snow.

Happy birding,
Liam Waters
Sharon, MA


 

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Date: 2/12/17 3:32 pm
From: <killdeer89...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting- East Orleans
The male PABU continues at my in-laws home on Brick Hill Road. My mother-in-law has no problem with small numbers of people coming to see it. I assured her that birders are the most respectful people around! Contact me off-list for address. Cannot be seen from road.
Al Curtis
Harwich

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Date: 2/12/17 2:52 pm
From: <blafley...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Controlling an invasive species: The European starling - Going Green
Thought this might be of interest. Some interesting background and info.

Bill Lafley
New Salem
<Blafley...>

http://goinggreen.recorder.com/2017/02/08/controlling-an-invasive-species-the-european-starling/
 

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Date: 2/12/17 2:52 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Eastern Point Addendum
I forgot to mention that the American Pipits were running around and feeding in the huge amounts of seaweed mats at the restored dike end of the cove. Suzanne Sullivan and John Keeley had five American Pipits in the same locale about a month or so ago; thus, I assume these are the same birds. Why leave when the pickings are so good!

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 2/12/17 2:24 pm
From: Marsha Salett <msalett...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bird Observer complete archive now available online to everyone
Massbirders -

Bird Observer is pleased to announce that starting immediately, we now offer all viewers online access to the complete archive of all back issues of Bird Observer beginning with February 1973 (Volume 1 Number 1) up to the three most recent years of publication. You must be an active subscriber to read the full edition of the current issue and those that have been published within the past three years. See www.birdobserver.org.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/birdobserverjournal
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BirdObserver

Bird Observer is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Marsha Salett
Editor
Bird Observer
<msalett...>
Needham MA







 

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Date: 2/12/17 2:09 pm
From: Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] feeder watch cancelled -- finches earn a bye!
hey birders
the house sparrows failed to show up to my feeders today.
american goldfinches 3
english sparrows 0
fred
<frederickbouchard...>

 

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Date: 2/12/17 1:30 pm
From: Geoff LeBaron <geofflebaron...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Monday's Hampshire Bird Club meeting with Dave Wiley is CANCELLED
Greetings Massbirders,

Due to this Nor'easter we're in the early stages of right now, we've had
to cancel tomorrow's (Monday, February 13th) Hampshire Bird Club meeting.

Rats (instead of shearwaters...).

We'll have Dave out hopefully for the next HBC season.

Good storm birding,
Geoff

Geoff LeBaron
Vice-President and Program Chair
Hampshire Bird Club of Amherst, MA

--
Geoff LeBaron
Williamsburg MA
<geofflebaron...>

 

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Date: 2/12/17 12:41 pm
From: Kat Birder <katbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Feb 10, 2017
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 10, 2017 7:17 AM - 10:09 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly species census for the NWR. We made the decision
Wednesday evening to postpone this week's survey from Thursday to Friday as
we were concerned about driving conditions; additionally we thought that
the storm might bring in interesting species. In the end Thursday was the
easier driving day and there were no unusual species Friday. Alas this is
birding and New England weather. In the end I was the only birder who could
make it Friday. The refuge lot was plowed but the trails weren't accessible
by foot. I brought both snowshoes and skis and opted for the latter.
Surveyed by ski from the lot to the river and the railroad grade to the
intersection. Sunny but bitter cold, 10- low 20's F. <br />Submitted from
eBird for iOS, version 1.2.2 Build 70
18 species

Canada Goose 270 All roosting overnight on the small slice of open
water in the Upper Pool and all flew out at around 7:15 just as I arrived.
I checked for unusual individuals in the flock but found none.
Mute Swan 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1 Busy working on multiple holes and giving
courtship call
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 6
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1 Heard near residences
American Tree Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 2
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S34276152

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Kathy Dia for the Great Meadows Survey Team
Concord MA

 

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Date: 2/12/17 11:36 am
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Eastern Point Sanctuary and Brace Cove 2/11
I birded around Eastern Point yesterday from 12:40-4:40. Other than the male Harlequin Duck at the back shore (Atlantic Ave. near the "cormorant rock"), all birds are from either Brace Cove or Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary at the tip of Eastern Pt. (where the lighthouse is located).

Northern Gannet 1 FOY, at sanctuary
Great Cormorant 2 sanctuary
Ring-necked Duck 3 Brace Cove (Niles Pond completely frozen)
Harlequin Duck 1 See Above
Iceland Gull 3 Brace Cove (2 ad., 1 1st yr.)
Sanderling 1 Brace Cove
Horned Lark 2 sanctuary
AMERICAN PIPIT 3 Brace Cove FOY
SNOW BUNTING 5 Brace Cove FOY (landed right next to me to feed on grass head seeds)

P.S. THICK-BILLED MURRE AND RAZORBILLS CONTINUE AT TIP OF FISH PIER

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 2/12/17 11:36 am
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Iceland Gull Numbers Building Up
I had the same number THREE WEEKS AGO, so, no, they are not building up. I had posted this fact to massbird at the time (January 19).

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 2/11/17 4:43 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann - 2/8
Here's a belated report from Wednesday. After surviving bad driving conditions, the temps on Cape Ann gradually rose from 29 degrees to 49 degrees. It started out misty and calm, gradually becoming clear with a breeze.


Feb 8, 2017
Halibut Point, Andrews, Cathedral, Elks Club/Bass Rocks, Eastern Point, Niles Pond, Fish Pier
41 species

Canada Goose 43
Mute Swan Gadwall 4
American Black Duck 60
Mallard 144
Ring-necked Duck 9 one at Dog Bar, others at Niles Pond
Lesser Scaup 3
Common Eider 104
Harlequin Duck 50
Surf Scoter 4
White-winged Scoter 21
Black Scoter 3
Long-tailed Duck 7
Bufflehead 67
Common Goldeneye 22
Red-breasted Merganser 35
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 7
Red-necked Grebe 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Sanderling 110 Good Harbor Beach
Purple Sandpiper 52 Elks Club/Bass Rocks
Razorbill 2
Ring-billed Gull 75
Herring Gull 1095
Iceland Gull 2 Jodrey Fish Pier
Great Black-backed Gull 666
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 35
Mourning Dove 11
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 37
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 1 Halibut Point - feeder at house near entrance
Northern Cardinal 3
House Finch 4
House Sparrow 86

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>


 

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Date: 2/11/17 3:08 pm
From: Ida Giriunas <ida8...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Postponed BBC Cape Anne Trip Cancelled
Greetings:



Weather forecast looks problematic in the morning. So, to be on the safe
side , I will cancel the trip to Cape Anne. Sorry - the alcids will probably
be all over the place.. .



Ida Giriunas


 

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Date: 2/11/17 1:53 pm
From: <killdeer89...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Painted Bunting- East Orleans
My mother-in-law who is not a birder called me this afternoon to ask me about a brightly colored bird which had been coming to her feeder on Brick Hill Road. Her description matched male Painted Bunting! My wife and I were in Orleans at the time, so we rushed over. After a minute or two the bird appeared and sure enough, gorgeous male PABU! All I had for photos was my cell phone but couldn’t get decent pictures through the window. I went outside and spotted him in a bush and got some shots that show the colors. No other bird would have this color pattern. I am going to go back tomorrow morning with my real camera. The issue with this is that my in-laws are elderly, my father-in-law has been ill and they live at the top of a long driveway up a hill. Pleas contact me off-list if you would like to meet me tomorrow morning and I will make arrangements with my in-laws.

Al Curtis
Harwich, MA

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Date: 2/11/17 10:38 am
From: Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 2/12 BBC/SSBC trip cancelled
Due to the recent storm, today's snow, and tomorrow's snow/rain I am cancelling the BBC/SSBC scheduled trip Scituate to Plymouth. This makes two years in a row for this trip to be cancelled; last year was the coldest day of the year (the best sea smoke I have ever seen!).


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
 

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Date: 2/11/17 5:02 am
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Snow Buntings
Hello Massbirders,
After too much shoveling in Brewster Friday, I walked along Nauset looking
for beached birds, and interestingly found none. But I did get a lead on six
snow buntings flying towards me at the waterline and got a couple of images.

www.flickr.com/photos/26676688@N03/

Also, Have been building and shipping Bluebird boxes all over the state, if
you want one e mail me and you’ll be on the list.
Peter Trull
Brewster
<petrull...>

 

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Date: 2/10/17 7:20 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gloucester - 2/10
Thanks to Paul Peterson for reporting the following from Gloucester today:

Northern Goshawk - immature, Good Harbor Beach near the footbridge, 4:20 PM

Lapland Longspur - 2, Good Harbor Beach parking lot feeding

Iceland Gull - 3, Jodrey Fish Pier

Thick-billed Murre - Jodrey Fish Pier

Razorbill - 2, Jodrey Fish Pier


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

 

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Date: 2/10/17 7:19 pm
From: Jonathan Center <jbcenter...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Newburyport trip on Saturday CANCELLED IF SNOWING
In the event of the snow predicted for Saturday morning the Feb. 11 BBC trip
to Newburyport and Vicinity will be Cancelled if snowing. Please stay home
and be safe.



Jonathan Center

<jbcenter...> <mailto:<jbcenter...>

Chelmsford


 

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Date: 2/10/17 3:09 pm
From: Ida Giriunas <ida8...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Saturday BBC Cape Anne Trip postponed
Greetings:



Snow predicted for the morning so to be on the safe side, I will postpone
the trip and try to run it on Sunday - meeting at 9AM at the Fisherman's
monument in Gloucester. If it is snowing then, it will be cancelled.



Ida Giriunas


 

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Date: 2/10/17 5:20 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 2/10/2017 - BBC Winter Meeting - it's a go!
Massbirders,

Good news - tonight's meeting is on!

Please join us for the Brookline Bird Club annual Winter Meeting on
February 10, with guest speaker Steve Arena! Details below.

Hope to see you there!

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>


*****************************************************************************************************************

BROOKLINE BIRD CLUB
2017 WINTER MEETING

*FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm*
Social Hour and Light Refreshments at 6:30 pm
John Glenn Middle School Auditorium
99 McMahon Road, Bedford, Massachusetts

Guest Speaker *Steve Arena*, will present “*Massachusetts Marsh Birds*”

Drawing on over 30 years of experience conducting marsh bird surveys of
freshwater wetlands in Massachusetts, in support of state and federal
monitoring programs, Steve Arena will share his photos, videos,
and experiences with these seldom heard and rarely seen denizens. This
audio-visual rich presentation will take a look at each regularly
occurring species, their identification by sight and sound, and their
habitat. Steve will also describe the challenges birders face when
marsh birding, for a presentation that’s not to miss! 

Steve Arena is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts whose interest in
birds started in first grade when a male Scarlet Tanager landed on a
willow tree in the city. He is a past treasurer and lifetime member of
the BBC, belongs to the Nuttall Ornithological Club, and is a former
member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee (MARC).


Members and guests are cordially invited. Admission and parking are free.
Directions may be found on our website, http://www.brooklinebirdclub.org
 

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Date: 2/9/17 2:12 pm
From: <maurice.gilmore...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red-winged Blackbirds
 

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Date: 2/9/17 12:34 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cumberland Farm Fields 2/6
Since my previous post was all scrambled and did not mention location or the correct name of birding locale,, I am doing the report again. This place is in the towns of Halifax and Middleboro. As everyone else seems to do, I entered from the River Street entrance in Halifax.


Northern Harrier 4 three one behind the other going one way, a fourth crossing their path going other way!
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Rough-legged Hawk 2 light. adult, light immature
WILSON'S SNIPE 1 flushed from brook, south end
American Kestrel 1 manure pit area in north end
Horned Lark 50
Eastern Bluebird 8 on path leading to model airpalne field, just off River St.
lower leg of deer 5

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 2/9/17 6:33 am
From: Kathleen <kab2769...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Snow birding today?
If there is an interest in snow bird reporting today I'll start with

36 Dark-eyed Juncos (high count)
12 Eastern Bluebirds (consistent this winter)
2 Brown-headed Cowbirds (new arrivals)

Kathleen Bartels
Rehoboth
<kab2769...>
 

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Date: 2/9/17 4:44 am
From: Richard Danca <rdanca...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Screech Owl calling, Newton
Heard a Screen Owl whinnying at about 10 tonight a couple of streets over,
here in Oak Hill Park.

Could this mean that spring is in the air, despite the big snowstorm we're
expecting tomorrow?

________________________
Richard A. Danca
Newton, Mass.
<rdanca...>
_________________________

 

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Date: 2/8/17 4:56 pm
From: Dave Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island - 02-08-17
Despite slippy-slidey road conditions early this morning, a stalwart 13
birders joined David Moon and me for Joppa Flats' Wednesday Morning Birding.
We ventured on to Plum Island under overcast skies with temps in the upper
20s rising to around 40 and winds SW/0-5 mph.

Our list:
Canada Goose - common.
[American Wigeon (2) - pr., Joppa Flats.]
American Black Duck - common.
Mallard - common.
Common Eider (~ 70) - ~ 30, n. end PI; ~ 40, seven ocean.
Surf Scoter (1) - one ocean.
White-winged Scoter (~ 52) - ~ 40, n. end; 2, one ocean; ~ 10, seven ocean.
Black Scoter (~ 10) - one ocean.
Long-tailed Duck (~ 63) - ~ 50, n. end; 1, one ocean; ~ 12, seven ocean.
Bufflehead (1) - seven ocean.
Common Goldeneye (~ 30) - n. end.
Red-breasted Merganser (~ 20) - n. end.
Red-throated Loon (11) - n. end.
Common Loon (~ 35) - ~ 20, n. end; ~ 15, seven ocean.
Horned Grebe (1) - seven ocean.
Bald Eagle (1) - ad., atop "lollypop" cedar, North Dike.
Northern Harrier (3) - various.
Red-tailed Hawk (1) - imm., North Field.
Sanderling (12) - seven beach & Emerson Rocks.
Purple Sandpiper (2) - Emerson Rocks.
Dunlin (~ 30) - Emerson Rocks.
Ring-billed Gull (7) - n. end.
Herring Gull (~ 25) - various.
Great Black-backed Gull (7) - 4, n. end; 3, seven beach.
Rock Pigeon - common, n. end.
Mourning Dove - common, n. end.
Barred Owl (1) - woods w. side of road just n. Hellcat lot.
Peregrine Falcon (1) - ad.; Pines nesting platform.
American Crow (~ 7) - various.
American Robin (3)
Northern Mockingbird (3)
European Starling - common.
Snow Bunting (9) - seven dunes.
American Tree Sparrow (3)
Song Sparrow (1) - The Wardens.
Northern Cardinal

We will meet again next week back at Joppa Flats at 0930 for Wednesday
Morning Birding. For more information about Joppa Flats programs, call
David Moon or Dave Larson at 978-462-9998.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944
<cygnus-dkw...>


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Date: 2/8/17 4:50 pm
From: <danafox...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Horned Owl
"My" Great Horned Owl began calling at 5 PM.
It was still light.
I was shoveling ice. Once we (I - Bob had eye surgery) deal with tomorrow's snow,
I will check out a nest.
Dana


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Date: 2/8/17 3:36 pm
From: Chris Martone <cmartone00...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bald Eagle second nests? Lynnfield

Hi folks,


For more experienced raptor folks out there....I'm curious if Bald Eagles build second or decoy nests similar to other bird species? Today at Suntaug Lake in Lynnfield, about 20 minutes after copulation, one of the adult Bald Eagles visited a large nest on the center island. This nest is about 500 yards from the other nest (northwestern lake edge) which was rebuilt last week and also visited today after copulation. For now I documented this occurrence in eBird - in case any eagle monitors want to explore or note evidence of possible second nest. Thanks.


Happy birding,


Chris Martone

Lynnfield

<cmartone00...>

 

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Date: 2/8/17 2:12 pm
From: <asb1960...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Possibly two Virginia Rails at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Essex, Massachusetts, USFeb 8, 2017 1:10 PM - 2:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
14 species

Virginia Rail 2 In cattail marsh off of boardwalk between the Innermost trail and stone bridge. I believe there are two rails there. While I was attempting to take this photo, one was grunting in the back of me. That would have been between the boardwalk I was standing on and the trail going towards the rockery. (photo)
Mourning Dove 3
Barred Owl 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 16
Tufted Titmouse 8
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 4
Dark-eyed Junco 6
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34246601
 

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Date: 2/8/17 1:31 pm
From: Deborah Radovsky <dp32...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lake Massapoag, Sharon
A group of Ringed- neck Ducks seen on the lake this afternoon.
Deb Radovsky
Sharon
 

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Date: 2/7/17 6:14 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: Cumbies Highlights 2/6


On Monday, February 6, 2017 8:43 PM, Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> wrote:


I birded here from 12:00-4:00 today.

Rough-legged Hawk 2          lt. juv. and lt. ad.
Red-tailed Hawk 4
Northern Harrier 4          three one behind the other going one way, a fourth crossing paths going other way!
WILSON'S SNIPE 1            flushed from brook at south end
American Kestrel 1          faithful to manure pit area
Horned Lark 50
Eastern Bluebird 8          close to River St. end; all adult males!
Lower legs of deer 5        dumped here, hoofs attached; disturbing

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston



 

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Date: 2/7/17 12:06 pm
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mating Barrow's Goldeneyes- Hull 2/5
Hello all,

On Sunday I had splendid fortune of observing a male and female Barrow's
Goldeneye in courtship display, followed by a full copulation. I took
extensive notes on the entire event and photographed much of the action.
Please see this link for photos and description-
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34223777

These ducks likely will begin their migration to the breeding grounds in
Québec or Labrador in March, arrive in April, and the female will quickly
start laying eggs. I certainly hope they return in future years.

Good birding,
Sean

--
Sean M. Williams
PhD Candidate
Department of Integrative Biology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824
www.msu.edu/~will2424

 

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Date: 2/7/17 6:24 am
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gulls - Turner's Falls
Greetings birders,

A couple of folks mentioned that my link to photos of the Turner's Falls
gulls was broken so I'm trying it again;

http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/02/ma-gulls-at-turners-falls.html

The images refer to the following observations;

Lesser Black-black-backed Gull - adult continuing plus a first-cycle bird
on Feb 2nd.

Glaucous Gull - first-cycle bird on Feb 3rd.

Kumlien's Iceland Gull - 3 on the 4th, 4 on the 5th and 5 on the 6th. All
first-cycle birds.


Good birding and thanks!


James

 

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Date: 2/7/17 5:58 am
From: Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Sachuest Point, images
Shortly after our recent storm, I birded Sachuest Point National Refuge and the adjacent Norman Bird Sanctuary for 3 days after the storm. No snowies, too warm for that, but had gorgeous post-storm weather.
Birds seen or photographed include: Northern Harrier, Harlequin Ducks, Common Mergansers, Surf Scoters, Buffleheads, Purple Sandpipers, Common Eider, Horned Grebe, Black Duck, Common Loon, Sanderlings, GBH, Purple Finch, RT Hawks, and a couple of sharpies. First time I did not get to see Merlins. Lots of deer near the path, almost stomped on a mink that crossed the walker’s path.
Here is a link to all my images including this Harrier on a hunt before sunrise.
http://www.delsolar.org/webs/birds/sachuest17/content/_76A0658_large.html

Eduardo del Solar
Boston, Mass
<delsolar...>
http://delsolar.org/


 

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Date: 2/6/17 6:17 pm
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gulls - Turner's Falls
Greetings birders,

Some nice diversity among within the local gull flock at Turner's Falls in
the first week of Feb;

Lesser Black-black-backed Gull - adult continuing plus a first-cycle bird
on Feb 2nd.

Glaucous Gull - first-cycle bird on Feb 3rd.

Kumlien's Iceland Gull - 3 on the 4th, 4 on the 5th and 5 on the 6th. All
first-cycle birds.

A few images of the above can be seen here;
http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/02/ma-gulls-at-turners-falls.html


Good birding,


James

 

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Date: 2/6/17 11:49 am
From: Mark Lynch <moa.lynch...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Westport 2/5
Sunday 2/5 webirded WESTPORT, starting in Acoaxet. The weather was
breezy to windy right onthe coast, and overcast. Birds in the ponds
were piled up against the northernend in response to the wind. There
were surprisingly few birds on the oceanproper. Passerines were tough
to come by because of the wind. Birds seenincluded:

Common Loon (3)

Horned Grebe(1)

Double-crestedCormorant (1)

Great Cormorant(23)

Great BlueHeron (1)

Black Vulture(5)

Turkey Vulture(11)

Canada Goose(839)

Brant (11)

Mute Swan (40)

Gadwall (12)

American Wigeon(70)

A Black Duck(716)

Mallard (89)

N Pintail (117)

Greater Scaup(19)

C Eider (67)

Harlequin Duck(3)

Surf Scoter (5)

White-wingedScoter (7)

Bufflehead(306)

C Goldeneye(47)

HoodedMerganser (80)

Red-breastedMerganser (143)

N Harrier (1)

Red-tailed Hawk(5)

A Kestrel (1)

Dunlin (52)

NB: there werethousands of gulls roosting on the far side of the
Acoaxet River. By far, mostof these were Herring. We managed to (with
total luck) find an adult IcelandGull. Among the passerines seen were:
Brown Creeper (1); only 1 Carolina Wren;Hermit Thrush (2); (510)
robins; (1) catbird; (6) Yellow-rumped Warblers; CommonYellowthroat
(1).

MarkLynch/Sheila Carroll

<Moa.lynch...>
 

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Date: 2/6/17 8:08 am
From: Barbara Drummond <bdraraavis...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ravens North Andover
While I was working outside this morning (marking trees to be cut), a Common Raven flew over. A minute later it called from down the road. While Raven isn’t a first for us, it is quite unusual in this area.

Barbara Drummond
North Andover, MA
<bdraraavis...>
 

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Date: 2/6/17 7:19 am
From: Trimble, Jeremiah <jtrimble...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Massachusetts Avian Records Committee - MARC
Hello Massbirders,


I wanted to make a couple of tardy announcements regarding the MARC. First of all, I hope all of you that are Bird Observer subscribers (oh, and I hope you are all Bird Observer subscribers!) had a chance to read the latest annual report of the committee. It treats the two latest first state records, Masked Booby and Yellow-billed Loon.


This last year also saw a few major personnel changes. Matt Garvey, who has served as the committee's secretary for several years, retired from this post. I would like to take this chance to publicly thank Matt for his dedicated service and monumental efforts. He really kept the committee running and operational. Without Matt's work, the committee would not have made such great progress. Thanks Matt!


We are lucky to have an incredibly talented and knowledgeable birder stepping in to fill Matt's shoes. Sean Williams, who I am sure most you know, will be taking the reins and attempting to fill Matt's shoes. We are excited to continue our work with him. Hopefully you can all welcome him with reports of the great rarities you are seeing. To that end, for future reporting of rarities (bring them on!) please send details to Sean at: <seanbirder...>


Thanks to you all and good birding,


Jeremiah Trimble

MARC - Chair


 

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Date: 2/5/17 6:28 am
From: Donald Wilkinson <donaldwilkinson60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Tomorrow's BBC trip 2/6 Nahant CANCELLED
Dear All,
I had a surgery less than a week ago for a hernia. I was waiting to see how
I recovered and am not up to leading an outing yet. So sorry, but good
birding to you all!

Don Wilkinson, Nahant
<singingbirder...>
www.donwilkinsonbirdingtours.com

 

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Date: 2/4/17 6:37 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon & Belted Kingfisher - Spring Lane, Newburyport
Birders,

A late morning visited to Spring Lane produced a Peregrine Falcon and a
Belted Kingfisher.

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport Birders
Newburyport, MA
 

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Date: 2/4/17 6:09 pm
From: Anthony Hill <anhinga13...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Juncos
Suffice it to say we refer to our yard as a 'Juncyard' this winter.

Anthony Hill
S. Hadley

 

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Date: 2/4/17 5:53 pm
From: David Swain <davidswain79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Essex County--Mock Superbowl Results, Feb 4, 2017
For those birding Essex County, here are our notes from our Mock Superbowl
route.

Essex County--Mock Superbowl of Birding Results, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 4, 2017 5:00 AM - 5:00 PM
78 species (+1 other taxa)
​Notes: began at 5am at Corliss Bros. Nursery in Ipswich, with stops along
Argilla Rd., long stop at Ipswich River WS, Flax Pond, Jodrey Pier, Niles
Pond/Brace Cove, Eastern Point, points along Atlantic Ave, Pigeon Hill St.
marsh, Halibut Pt., Plum Cove, Wenham Lake, ​Newburyport Industrial Park,
Joppa Park, Spencer Pierce Little Farm, Parker River NWR throughout,
Cashman Park to 4:56 pm. List hidden from eBird data.


Canada Goose 600
Mute Swan 6 4 at Joppa Park, 2 in North Pool at PRNWR.
Gadwall 33
American Wigeon 1 Female in Brace Cove with GADW.
American Black Duck 450 Giant numbers scared
​by Bald Eagle ​
out of saltmarsh to north of Cross Farm Hill at PRNWR.
Mallard (Northern) 500 Giant numbers in Newburyport Harbor.
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid) 5
Green-winged Teal (American) 2 Flax Pond
​, Lynn​

Ring-necked Duck 13 Niles Pond
​, Gloucester​

Greater Scaup 20 19 at Niles Pond, 1 at Wenham Lake
​ (where we could not find the PFGO)​

Lesser Scaup 4 Flax Pond
King Eider 4 *high: Three first-winter males and a female at Halibut
Point, with almost no
​Common ​E
iders in sight.
Common Eider (Dresser's) 130
Harlequin Duck 32
​ (Cathedral Ledge, mostly, and Halibut Pt.)​

Surf Scoter 16
White-winged Scoter (North American) 13
Black Scoter 3 *very low: Only at Cathedral Ledge and Halibut; usually
​a relatively
common scoter at PRNWR, but no scoters at both Lot 1 and Lot 7.
Long-tailed Duck 10
​ (Halibut Pt, Cashman Park)​

Bufflehead 78
Common Goldeneye 53
Hooded Merganser 1 Cashman Park
Common Merganser (North American) 2 Cashman Park
Red-breasted Merganser 73 Including 3 at Cashman Park.
Ruddy Duck (Ruddy) 1 Flax Pond
Red-throated Loon 4 *very low: Usually more common than COLO in some
locations. This is especially weird considering that one of the four was on
Flax Pond.
Common Loon 17
Pied-billed Grebe 1 Flax Pond
Horned Grebe 4 1 at Bass Rocks, 3 at Lot 1 at PRNWR.
Red-necked Grebe 1 Cathedral Ledge
Northern Gannet 1 Lot 1 at PRNWR
Great Cormorant (North Atlantic) 17 16
​on​

​"Cormorant Rock", south end of Atlantic Ave​
, 1 at Cathedral Ledge.
Northern Harrier (American) 8 1 at golf course at
​Elk's Lodge​
, 7 at PRNWR.
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Northern) 1 Lot 5 at PRNWR
Cooper's Hawk 1 Flax Pond
Bald Eagle 3 1 at Niles Pond, 1 at PRNWR, and 1 at Cashman Park.
Red-tailed Hawk (borealis) 2 1 at Bass Rocks, 1 at Hellcat at PRNWR.
Rough-legged Hawk 1 Seen over North Pool from Hellcat at PRNWR.
American Coot 2 Flax Pond
Sanderling 16 1 at Lot 7 and 15 at Lot 1 at PRNWR.
Dunlin 22 19 at Lot 7
​ (all on one rock, with 1 SAND)​
and 3 at Lot 1 at PRNWR.
Purple Sandpiper 46 25 at Bass Rocks, 21 at Cathedral Ledge.
Razorbill 3 Cathedral Ledge
Black Guillemot 1
​South end of Atlantic Ave, near "Cormorant Rock"

Ring-billed Gull 120
Herring Gull (American) 500
Great Black-backed Gull 50
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 95
Mourning Dove 45
Great Horned Owl (Great Horned) 2
​Loudly dueting pair, beginning before dawn at ​
IRWS
​ and continuing to 7:30​

Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 8
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1 IRWS
Peregrine Falcon (North American) 2 1 at Jodrey Pier, 1 at PRNWR near
the Bill Forward blind.
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 39
Horned Lark 11 Hellcat
Black-capped Chickadee 18
Tufted Titmouse 13
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 1 at IRWS, 1 at Hellcat.
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 7
Winter Wren 1 Rockery Trail at IRWS
Carolina Wren 1 Rockery Trail at IRWS
American Robin 6
Northern Mockingbird 1 Niles Pond
European Starling 2 *low: Only at IRWS, none in urban areas.
American Pipit 2 *late and high: Continuing birds feeding along wrack
line at south side of Brace Cove. Heard suppressed squeak and typical pipit
calls. Pics.
Cedar Waxwing 34 Feeding station at IRWS
Common Yellowthroat 1 **very late: Continuing bird in marsh along
Pigeon Hill St. across from intersection of Echo Ln. in Rockport. Responded
to pishing and playback eventually with low-pitched, extremely harsh,
wren-like calls, but did not show itself.
American Tree Sparrow 6
Fox Sparrow (Red) 1 Rockery Trail at IRWS
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 12
White-throated Sparrow 4 IRWS
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 8
Northern Cardinal 10
​ IRWS​

Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 7 IRWS
House Finch 2 *very low: Only one at Niles Pond and one at
Spencer-Pierce Little Farm. Probably just luck that there weren't more.
Purple Finch (Eastern) 1 Brads
​tr​
eet Ln. at IRWS
American Goldfinch 21
House Sparrow 100

​good birding,

David and Tim Swain
Concord

 

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Date: 2/4/17 4:28 pm
From: David Swain <davidswain79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mock Superbowl of Birding, 2/4/17
Because we weren't able to participate in the Superbowl of Birding last
Saturday, my son Tim and I decided to complete a "mock" Superbowl today. We
followed all of the rules of the competition, birding 5 to 5 and only in
Essex County, with a party composed of us, shadowed by Ludlow G. and
special guest virtual birder, William B. Surprisingly, those guys agreed
with all our IDs. With Tim's route planning and strict time management, we
managed 78 species, with a Superbowl Points total of 153.

Weather was chilly (18 to 30 degrees) and windy, and western winds made
alcid and deep-sea bird numbers unusually low. Some obvious misses included
Northern Pintail, Wild Turkey, Iceland Gull, Eastern Screech-Owl, Snowy
Owl, Barred Owl, Northern Flicker, Brown Creeper, and Eastern Bluebird.
Numbers were very low for scoters and loons. We finally found Hooded and
Common Mergansers with 20 minutes to spare. Highlights included four King
Eiders at Halibut Pt., a Pied-billed Grebe at Flax Pond in Lynn, a Winter
Wren at Ipswich River WS, two American Pipits on the Brace Cove beach, a
continuing Common Yellowthroat at the small marsh on Pigeon Hill St in
Rockport, and a Fox Sparrow, also at Ipswich River WS.

A lovely day to be out. And apologies to the nice guy in the orange hat at
Plum Island who kept catching up to us just as we raced off to another
target bird.

good birding,

David and Tim Swain
Concord, MA

 

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Date: 2/4/17 2:12 pm
From: NEaton <nancyeaton...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Hadley Rough-legged Hawk
1/4/17 Hadley (Aqua Vita Rd.): juvenile Rough-winged Hawk in flight and hovering (about 11:30 a.m.)
Nancy EatonEnfield, CT
<nancyeaton...>

 

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Date: 2/4/17 1:48 pm
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Vesper Sparrow
Massbirders,
Following Sue Finnegan’s directions to this beautiful sparrow, I parked at the farm, walked up to the left till I saw the big Hogs, looked across to the grass, waited a minute, and up flew a sparrow, landing on a coiled fence. And oh, I didn’t walk up to the birds face, all pics are cropped from the same frame.
Here are 3 images.
A beauty.

www.flickr.com/photos/26676688@N03/

Peter Trull
Brewster.
<petrull...>
 

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Date: 2/4/17 9:23 am
From: Wayne Klockner <wklockner...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] King Rider at Dog Bar, Gloucester
There was a 1st year male King Eider at the seaward end of Dog Bar this morning. Very close views were possible with this bird.

Wayne Klockner

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 2/4/17 7:23 am
From: Kathleen <kab2769...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
I apologize I misspoke. I checked my records and I am averaging 15-30 juncos/day this winter.
Kathleen BartelsRehoboth <MAkab2769...>

On Saturday, February 4, 2017 9:24 AM, Kathleen <kab2769...> wrote:


I have about 30-40 juncos, same as a typical winter. 
Kathleen BartelsRehoboth <MAkab2769...>

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:20 PM, "Rotberg, Robert" <Robert_Rotberg...> wrote:


I would say that my regular winter South Lexington 8-10 juncos at a time, under the feeders, has stayed steady for about a decade.  Likewise white-throated sparrows at 6 or so at a time remains constant. Plus a few song sparrows and the occasional tree sparrow.

On Feb 2, 2017, at 8:20 AM, Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...> wrote:
Like Bonnie, my backyard junco tally has roughly doubled this year.A flock of 8-10 regularly flit 'n' pick under a thistle feeder, and sometimes perch like the house sparrows on a yankee feeder filled with millet mix.High counts were 15 (1/7, 1/26) and one day in between I spotted 17.A conspirational neighbor maintains a more extensive feeder array.Thanks for asking, Doug!Fred Bouchard, Belmont

Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:38:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: MICHAEL <bingem...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
I too have observed a significant number of juncos this year counting up to 11 - double the usual 4-6 in other years. Bonnie Ingemi, Beverly, MA

--
<frederickbouchard...>
www.fredbouchard.com

'One ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, sip a tasty wine, see a fine picture, and if possible, to speak a few reasonable words.'
                                          -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1836)










 

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Date: 2/4/17 6:30 am
From: Kathleen <kab2769...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
I have about 30-40 juncos, same as a typical winter. 
Kathleen BartelsRehoboth <MAkab2769...>

On Thursday, February 2, 2017 6:20 PM, "Rotberg, Robert" <Robert_Rotberg...> wrote:


I would say that my regular winter South Lexington 8-10 juncos at a time, under the feeders, has stayed steady for about a decade.  Likewise white-throated sparrows at 6 or so at a time remains constant. Plus a few song sparrows and the occasional tree sparrow.

On Feb 2, 2017, at 8:20 AM, Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...> wrote:
Like Bonnie, my backyard junco tally has roughly doubled this year.A flock of 8-10 regularly flit 'n' pick under a thistle feeder, and sometimes perch like the house sparrows on a yankee feeder filled with millet mix.High counts were 15 (1/7, 1/26) and one day in between I spotted 17.A conspirational neighbor maintains a more extensive feeder array.Thanks for asking, Doug!Fred Bouchard, Belmont

Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:38:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: MICHAEL <bingem...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
I too have observed a significant number of juncos this year counting up to 11 - double the usual 4-6 in other years. Bonnie Ingemi, Beverly, MA

--
<frederickbouchard...>
www.fredbouchard.com

'One ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, sip a tasty wine, see a fine picture, and if possible, to speak a few reasonable words.'
                                          -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1836)








 

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Date: 2/3/17 8:58 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, Feb 3, 2017
> Crane Beach, Ipswich
> Feb 3, 2017 9:40 AM - 2:25 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 3.5 mile(s)
> Comments: I walked to the SE end of the beach and back with a
> half-mile diversion into the dunes, which paid off with two of my
> highlights, a snowy owl and a flock of yellow-rumps. Another 'highlight'
> was a freshly dead common murre. I missed snow buntings, Ipswich
> sparrows, and even song sparrows.

Meanwhile, last week's storm apparently caused several blowouts near the SE
end of the beach. I couldn't tell whether any dunes were wiped out.

> 19 species (+1 other taxon)
>
> Common Eider 300 rough estimate of distant flock off NW end of beach
> White-winged Scoter 55
> Black Scoter 28 Including 2-4 adult males and several im. males
> scoter sp. 30
> Bufflehead 1
> Red-throated Loon 1
> Common Loon 11
> Northern Harrier 1 Adult female. The gatekeeper told me on my way
> out that he had been watching a gray harrier, but I missed it on my way in
> and out.
> Sanderling 48
> Dunlin 57
> Common Murre 1 Freshly dead in the heavy wrack right off the end of
> the boardwalks. White extended above and behind eye, with black line
> extending back from eye thru the white side of head. Relatively thin bill
> with no white gape.
> Razorbill 1
> Herring Gull 80
> Great Black-backed Gull 35
> Snowy Owl 1 dark bird about a mile down the beach--tough to spot from
> beach because it was behind the foredunes
> American Crow 1
> Horned Lark 11 in same wrack as the murre, close to parking lot
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 14 One flock in interior dunes (but no
> shrike around to prey on them!). This beach is often good for them even
> when they are scarce elsewhere.
> American Tree Sparrow 11 single in parking lot and ten together in
> dunes
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34134295


Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>

 

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Date: 2/3/17 3:10 pm
From: Linda Pivacek <lpivacek...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Chat continues in Nahant: charming and elusive. Also Brant.
Mass Audubon Thicket. Could be anywhere is this tiny sanctuary, but often found where it was this afternoon: near the tiny parking lot on Furbush Rd, where there is an open wetland area. Feeding on multiflora rose and privet fruit with small flock including other fruit-eaters like Cardinals. Carolina Wren also present.
It's Groundhog Day, and spring is near. The Nahant flock of Brant (~400) have begun to feed along the rocky shoreline for crustaceans to supplement their calcium intake - a sign of spring breeding season. Typically in winter, they concentrate on eel-grass in the harbor and in wet fields.

Linda

Linda Pivacek, Nahant, <lpivacek...>

 

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Date: 2/2/17 4:40 pm
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Falls and area
Greetings birders,

Not too much to report from Turner's Falls lately but the Greater Scaup,
Ring-necked Duck and Bufflehead (female) continued at the power canal
through to the end of January at least. Gull numbers have not been
particularly high for this time of year but Iceland Gulls have been present
most days along with an adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. Slightly less than
usual was the presence of first-cycle Lesser Black-backed Gulls on Jan 31st
and Feb 2nd, involving two different individuals.

There was also a nice Cackling Goose in a tight flock of 250 Canada Geese
at Unity Park on Jan 30th.

Just north of Franklin County, a mere 15 minutes north of the state line,
the handsome male Varied Thrush continues in Westport Village, NH. I saw it
twice in the immediate vicinty of the community church on Jan 31st but it
can be very tricky to see.

A few pics of these (with a few more to come) can be seen at the blog link
below;
http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/01/january-some-exceptionally-good-birds.html

Good birding,


James

 

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Date: 2/2/17 3:20 pm
From: Rotberg, Robert <Robert_Rotberg...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
I would say that my regular winter South Lexington 8-10 juncos at a time, under the feeders, has stayed steady for about a decade. Likewise white-throated sparrows at 6 or so at a time remains constant. Plus a few song sparrows and the occasional tree sparrow.
On Feb 2, 2017, at 8:20 AM, Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...><mailto:<frederickbouchard...>> wrote:

Like Bonnie, my backyard junco tally has roughly doubled this year.
A flock of 8-10 regularly flit 'n' pick under a thistle feeder, and sometimes perch like the house sparrows on a yankee feeder filled with millet mix.
High counts were 15 (1/7, 1/26) and one day in between I spotted 17.
A conspirational neighbor maintains a more extensive feeder array.
Thanks for asking, Doug!
Fred Bouchard, Belmont

Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:38:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: MICHAEL <bingem...><mailto:<bingem...>>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
I too have observed a significant number of juncos this year counting up to 11 - double the usual 4-6 in other years. Bonnie Ingemi, Beverly, MA

--
<frederickbouchard...><mailto:<frederickbouchard...>
www.fredbouchard.com<http://www.fredbouchard.com/>

'One ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, sip a tasty wine, see a fine picture, and if possible, to speak a few reasonable words.'
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1836)





 

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Date: 2/2/17 2:11 pm
From: Kat Birder <katbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] GMNWR Weekly survey-Correction
Groundhogs are not mustelidae they are of course rodents (as are beavers
and muskrats and we can add squirrels). My error occurred to me while
watching Punxsutawney Phil:) Fishers are at least in the weasel family!

Kathy Dia
Concord, MA

 

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Date: 2/2/17 1:02 pm
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River WS highlights
Highlights from 8:15 to 10:45 this morning at the Ipswich River Wildlife
Sanctuary in Topsfield:

1 Pileated Wooodpecker
2 Northern Flickers
3 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
1 Hairy Woodpecker
7 Eastern Bluebirds
2 Brown Creepers
1 Swamp Sparrow
2 Purple Finches

John Nelson
Gloucester

 

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Date: 2/2/17 11:48 am
From: Kat Birder <katbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Feb 2, 2017
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 2, 2017 7:02 AM - 11:12 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.2 mile(s)

Comments: Weekly species census for the NWR. Overcast, upper 20's F.
Some snow on the ground. We didn't see any groundhogs today:-) but we do
see plenty of mustelids: 2 beavers, 5 muskrats, and fisher tracks. Also
tracks of several coyotes traveling together ( likely females). Observers:
Kathy Dia, Kevin Crispell, Will Martens, Joan Stoner, Dean Tyler, Maryellen
Stone, Soheil Zendeh, Marie Beyly, Larry Warfield.
22 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 207 Most on one small section of open water in the Upper
Pool and leAving by 10 am. About 25 on the river.
Mute Swan 4
Mallard 7
Hooded Merganser 3
gull sp. 1
(Great-Horned Owl calling pre-dawn)
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 3
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 9
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 20
Tufted Titmouse 16
White-breasted Nuthatch 13
Brown Creeper 1 Railroad grade; heard only
Marsh Wren 1 Near the bench NW side of the Upper Pool
American Tree Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 5
Song Sparrow 5
sparrow sp. 2
Northern Cardinal 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 5
House Sparrow 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch
ecklist/S34110791

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Kathy Dia for the Great Meadows Survey Team
Concord, MA

 

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Date: 2/2/17 7:08 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
Up here in the north woods of Ipswich, our juncoes are about half of their
usual 20 or so. 9 is the most i have counted this fall and winter so far.
White-throats are also way down, to only 4 at most. maybe these species
have seen fit to go farther south this winter, all the way to Beverly,
Belmont, and Boston.

Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>


----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Bouchard" <frederickbouchard...>
To: "massbird-digest" <massbird-digest...>
Sent: Thursday, February 02, 2017 8:20 AM
Subject: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos


> Like Bonnie, my backyard junco tally has roughly doubled this year.
> A flock of 8-10 regularly flit 'n' pick under a thistle feeder, and
> sometimes perch like the house sparrows on a yankee feeder filled with
> millet mix.
> High counts were 15 (1/7, 1/26) and one day in between I spotted 17.
> A conspirational neighbor maintains a more extensive feeder array.
> Thanks for asking, Doug!
> Fred Bouchard, Belmont
>
> Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:38:33 +0000 (UTC)
> From: MICHAEL <bingem...>
> Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
> I too have observed a significant number of juncos this year counting up
> to
> 11 - double the usual 4-6 in other years. Bonnie Ingemi, Beverly, MA
>
> --
> <frederickbouchard...>
> www.fredbouchard.com
>
> 'One ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, sip a
> tasty
> wine, see a fine picture, and if possible, to speak a few reasonable
> words.'
> -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
> (1749-1836)
>

 

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Date: 2/2/17 6:24 am
From: Eleanor Shavell <e.shavell...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
I'll add to the report that I too have seen almost double the number of juncos this year compared to last. In previous years I've seen them eating almost exclusively on the ground and this year they are frequently eating from my feeders.

Eleanor (Watertown)

Sent from my iPhone

> On Feb 2, 2017, at 8:20 AM, Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...> wrote:
>
> Like Bonnie, my backyard junco tally has roughly doubled this year.
> A flock of 8-10 regularly flit 'n' pick under a thistle feeder, and sometimes perch like the house sparrows on a yankee feeder filled with millet mix.
> High counts were 15 (1/7, 1/26) and one day in between I spotted 17.
> A conspirational neighbor maintains a more extensive feeder array.
> Thanks for asking, Doug!
> Fred Bouchard, Belmont
>
> Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:38:33 +0000 (UTC)
> From: MICHAEL <bingem...>
> Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
> I too have observed a significant number of juncos this year counting up to 11 - double the usual 4-6 in other years. Bonnie Ingemi, Beverly, MA
>
> --
> <frederickbouchard...>
> www.fredbouchard.com
>
> 'One ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, sip a tasty wine, see a fine picture, and if possible, to speak a few reasonable words.'
> -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1836)
>
>
>

 

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Date: 2/2/17 5:28 am
From: Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] A number of Juncos
Like Bonnie, my backyard junco tally has roughly doubled this year.
A flock of 8-10 regularly flit 'n' pick under a thistle feeder, and
sometimes perch like the house sparrows on a yankee feeder filled with
millet mix.
High counts were 15 (1/7, 1/26) and one day in between I spotted 17.
A conspirational neighbor maintains a more extensive feeder array.
Thanks for asking, Doug!
Fred Bouchard, Belmont

Date: Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:38:33 +0000 (UTC)
From: MICHAEL <bingem...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
I too have observed a significant number of juncos this year counting up to
11 - double the usual 4-6 in other years. Bonnie Ingemi, Beverly, MA

--
<frederickbouchard...>
www.fredbouchard.com

'One ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, sip a tasty
wine, see a fine picture, and if possible, to speak a few reasonable
words.'
-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1836)

 

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Date: 2/2/17 4:44 am
From: MICHAEL <bingem...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
I too have observed a significant number of juncos this year counting up to 11 - double the usual 4-6 in other years.
Bonnie Ingemi, Beverly, MA
 

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Date: 2/1/17 2:17 pm
From: anhinga3 <anhinga3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC 2/4 Birding Sketchcrawl Postponed
Hello MassBirders, 
To those planning to attend my Birding Sketchcrawl this Saturday at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - please note: I have to postpone the trip due to a work schedule conflict. 
I will hold the trip next Saturday, February 11, at the same time and location listed in the BBC BlueBook. 
Good Birding! 
Laura de la Flor Salem, MA

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 2/1/17 11:26 am
From: Dave Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island - 02-01-17
Today's Wednesday Morning Birding program out of Joppa Flats was led by
David Moon and me, once again, on to Plum Island. Skies were overcast
transitioning to partly sunny by morning's end; temps ranged from upper 20s
to 35; and winds were SW/0-10 mph. We began at the north end, worked our
way down to lot #7, and back to Hellcat.

Our list:
Canada Goose (~ 40) - various.
American Black Duck - common.
Mallard - common.
Common Eider (~ 70) - ~ 40, n. end; ~ 30, Emerson Rocks.
Surf Scoter (7) - n. end.
White-winged Scoter (~ 19) - ~ 15, n. end; 4, ocean 1.
Long-tailed Duck (4) - 2, n. end; 2, ER.
Bufflehead (8) - ER.
Common Goldeneye (~ 24) - ~ 20 n. end; 4, ER.
Red-breasted Merganser (~ 18) - ~ 15, n. end; 3, ER.
Red-throated Loon (2) - ocean 1.
Common Loon (5) - 4, n. end; 1, ocean 1.
Horned Grebe (1) - ocean 1.
Northern Harrier (5) - including 1 male.
[Red-tailed Hawk (1) - Bob Lobster.]
Rough-legged Hawk (1) - Cross Farm Hill.
Ring-billed Gull (2)
Herring Gull - common.
Great Black-backed Gull (5)
Rock Pigeon - common; n. end.
Mourning Dove (~ 30) - n. end.
Downy Woodpecker (1)
NORTHERN SHRIKE (1) - e. side of road, Cross Farm Hill.
American Crow (1)
Horned Lark (9) - dunes lot 7 platform.
Black-capped Chickadee (1)
American Robin (~ 20) - e. roadside, most s. Old Pines.
Northern Mockingbird (6) - various.
European Starling
American Tree Sparrow (7) - roadside, n. lot 2.
Song Sparrow (2)
Northern Cardinal (1) - female, roadside, Cross Farm Hill.
House Sparrow

We will meet again next week back at Joppa Flats at 0930 for Wednesday
Morning Birding. For more information about Joppa Flats programs, call
David Moon or Dave Larson at 978-462-9998.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944
<cygnus-dkw...>


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Date: 2/1/17 8:26 am
From: Alvin Laasanen <laasanen...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
Juncos have become my absolute favorite bird. I have a number of
ornamental evergreens around my house and every winter several juncos
roost overnight in them. I enjoy watching their evening ritual as they
prepare to retire for the night. Around 3-4 pm they start to hop around
and into the evergreens. Often they make one last flight to the feeders
and fuel up on sunflower seeds. The fact that I am watching them from my
sun porch only a few feet away doesn't seem to bother them in the least.
They seem so confiding.
As far as numbers go, mine are very similar. I counted a high of 13
on January 14 but usually there are about 4-6 around.

Alvin Laasanen
Sterling MA
<laasanen...>


On 1/31/2017 8:05 PM, <dovekie...> wrote:
> Massbirders:
>
> Early fall, and I am driving down Middle Street in West Newbury when suddenly I see a few small birds jumping up from the roadside. They are small dark and would be a mystery if it weren’t for the bright white lines down the edge of the tail. They are Junco’s and therefore the season is slowly transforming into winter. In the quiet dying winter days my attention is drawn to a musical trill. Maybe a Pine Warbler, or could it be an early Chipping Sparrow? Too early for a Chipper and although Pine Warblers sometimes winter over it is too early for them to start advertising for a mate. After hearing it again I conclude that it is a Junco tuning up for its courtship farther north. I am encouraged for it also marks the waning of winter. The Dark-eyed Junco is not only the typical bird of midwinter they are also important markers of the change of seasons.
> This has been a superb year for Junco’s in our back yard. Perhaps the best year ever. I always welcome these small, hearty quintessentially winter birds. We cannot help but admire their pluck and durability. They arrive as the years tired foliage is turning and dropping off and leave with the next years green renewal; heading north to go through the ritual of making more Junco’s. During the dark and cold season they help keep our yards alive and there are few birds that give my spirits more of a lift than Junco’s. When we awake to a morning of driving snow just the sight of a few Junco’s flying in, scuffing aside the nights accumulation can only be describes as heroic. At least for me. This year I have had many visiting Dark-eyed Junco’s. All the other years usually can expect two to four of them every morning throughout the winter and on rare occasions, maybe five. Just today I counted thirteen of them. Eight has been the usual count this !
win!
> ter. I am curious if any Massbirders out there have also seen this mini spike of these iconic visitors. Just out of idle curiosity, I wonder which of us has the highest Junco Count.
>
> Doug Chickering
> Groveland
> <dovekie...>
>
>



 

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Date: 1/31/17 9:33 pm
From: Marsha Salett <msalett...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] February 2017 Bird Observer now online
Massbirders,

Bird Observer announces that it's February 2017 issue is now online at www.birdobserver.org.

Where to Go Birding highlights "Beaver Brook Reservation, Waltham" by Jason Forbes. Articles feature "Birding My Patch: Daniel Boone Park in Ipswich, Massachusetts" by Miles Brengle; "Bird Observer Online: Building an Online Magazine for a New England Birding Institution" by Eric Swanzey; and "The 20th Report of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee" by Matthew P. Garvey, Jeremiah R. Trimble, Sean M. Williams, and Marshall J. Iliff.

Field notes describe "Great Egrets Foraging on Terrestrial Invertebrates in Everglades National Park, Florida" by William E. Davis, Jr. and "Rose-breasted Grosbeak Chase" by Sandy Selesky. As usual, we include regular columns by David Larson, Martha Steele, and Mark Lynch's book review, as well as Bird Sightings for September/October 2016 and Wayne Petersen's "At a Glance."

The cover art features John Sill's Long-Eared Owl.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/birdobserverjournal

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BirdObserver

Bird Observer is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Marsha Salett
Editor
Bird Observer
<msalett...>
Needham








 

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Date: 1/31/17 5:09 pm
From: <dovekie...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] A question of Juncos
Massbirders:

Early fall, and I am driving down Middle Street in West Newbury when suddenly I see a few small birds jumping up from the roadside. They are small dark and would be a mystery if it weren’t for the bright white lines down the edge of the tail. They are Junco’s and therefore the season is slowly transforming into winter. In the quiet dying winter days my attention is drawn to a musical trill. Maybe a Pine Warbler, or could it be an early Chipping Sparrow? Too early for a Chipper and although Pine Warblers sometimes winter over it is too early for them to start advertising for a mate. After hearing it again I conclude that it is a Junco tuning up for its courtship farther north. I am encouraged for it also marks the waning of winter. The Dark-eyed Junco is not only the typical bird of midwinter they are also important markers of the change of seasons.
This has been a superb year for Junco’s in our back yard. Perhaps the best year ever. I always welcome these small, hearty quintessentially winter birds. We cannot help but admire their pluck and durability. They arrive as the years tired foliage is turning and dropping off and leave with the next years green renewal; heading north to go through the ritual of making more Junco’s. During the dark and cold season they help keep our yards alive and there are few birds that give my spirits more of a lift than Junco’s. When we awake to a morning of driving snow just the sight of a few Junco’s flying in, scuffing aside the nights accumulation can only be describes as heroic. At least for me. This year I have had many visiting Dark-eyed Junco’s. All the other years usually can expect two to four of them every morning throughout the winter and on rare occasions, maybe five. Just today I counted thirteen of them. Eight has been the usual count this win!
ter. I am curious if any Massbirders out there have also seen this mini spike of these iconic visitors. Just out of idle curiosity, I wonder which of us has the highest Junco Count.

Doug Chickering
Groveland
<dovekie...>


 

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Date: 1/31/17 3:06 pm
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] shrike images
massbirders,
Stopped at this shrike on Nauset a couple of different times today.

www.flickr.com/photos/26676688@N03/

Peter Trull
Brewster
<petrull...>
 

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Date: 1/31/17 12:56 pm
From: Anne & Harry <walker.middleton...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Carolina Wren
This morning we had a Carolina Wren feeding from our homemade mixture of peanut butter and other ingredients. This is the first one we’ve had in our yard in months.

Anne Middleton
South Yarmouth
<walker.middleton...>
 

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Date: 1/31/17 12:34 pm
From: Ryan Schain <ryanschain...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Boreal Owl, Essex County (28 January)
All,


As you may or may not have heard, a Boreal Owl was discovered and
photographed by a Super Bowl team in an Essex County park on Saturday,
January 28th. The bird was initially identified as a Saw-whet, which
delayed word getting out about the sighting. The bird's identification was
confirmed by Norm Smith, who was emailed the photographs. Apparently a
group of local birders looked for it the following day; however, it was not
relocated. After speaking with people there during the discovery, a group
of individuals with camera apparently surrounded the bird, and it
eventually flushed. It has not been seen since.


We have been in touch with the park director, who also saw the bird on 28
January. She continues to look for it, and will reach out if it is located
again. If so, she will cordon off the roost location and set up a scope for
easy and safe viewing.


Boreal, Saw-whet, and Long-eared Owls are often subject to intense
attention when located on winter roosts and publicly broadcast. Too often,
a select few individuals, approach the owls too closely, make noises to
make them open their eyes, and engage in other unethical behaviors. These
individuals unfortunately ruin the situation for everyone. Given this,
along with documented examples of recent poor behavior around Short-eared
Owls in Massachusetts and a Great Gray Owl in Maine, the Boreal Owl and its
exact location will not be posted for the time being. Figuring out an
appropriate and safe viewing plan prior to publicizing a rare owl is
paramount, and is often determined after it is too late.


One Boreal Owl in Massachusetts may mean there are more around (or still
coming)! As such, Mass birders should certainly be on the lookout.


***** Please note that this post was not meant to ignite a lengthy debate
regarding the ethics of watching and photographing owls, and it would be
appreciated if those who wish to discuss that topic do so off list. *****


Best,


Ryan Schain

Boston

<ryanschain...>

 

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Date: 1/31/17 9:51 am
From: james sweeney <assawompsett...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Barrow's Goldeneyes - Monponsett Pond, Halifax - 1/31
Massbirders,

Around 10:20am this morning, I observed a pair of Barrow's Goldeneyes at Monponsett Pond in Halifax. The birds were observed from the parking area on the causeway (Rt. 58) at the south end of the pond.

Jim Sweeney
East Bridgewater, MA
 

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Date: 1/31/17 8:59 am
From: Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] first courtship song of the year / Newbury
Black-capped Chickadee whistling "hey sweetie" this morning :-)

------------------------------------

Lynette Leka
Newbury, MA 01951


email: <lynette.leka...>
 

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Date: 1/31/17 4:53 am
From: Ida Giriunas <ida8...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Getting lighter...!!
Yeah, and I saw a chipmonk out and about yesterday. They have been in hibernation for 6 weeks or more…



Ida



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Mbers, It's 520pm as I write and it's still light out. Getting closer..!!



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Date: 1/30/17 7:43 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: Great Pond in Randolph/Braintree Highlights 1/28





On Sunday, January 29, 2017 4:31 PM, Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> wrote:
I birded this large place from 12:15-3:30. I started at the extreme south end (Oak St.), where the two NORTHERN PINTAILS from more than a month ago were still present.

Great Blue Heron 1
NORTHERN PINTAIL 2 SEE ABOVE
Common Merganser 100
Hooded Merganser 7
Common Goldeneye 11
Ring-necked Duck 36
Lesser Scaup 4
Bufflehead 9
BALD EAGLE 1 adult; flying and perched in prominent tree
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1 usual spot in dead tree swamp
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 1/30/17 7:42 pm
From: a.e. strauss <ansch100...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pacific Loon
I watched the Pacific Loon on 1/29/17 from about 12 to 1:00 from the Old Granite Pier in Rockport. It was first seen in the vicinity of the big red buoy #2. It swam in toward the pier and was near a yellow float with two black stripes. It came even closer and ended up close to the big stone boulder ledge. I took videos of the bird. Two other birders with scopes also saw the bird. I sent video clips to Mass Audubon for confirmation. It was confirmed as the Pacific. NOTES: Smaller and more slender than Common. Solid black back lacks heavy streaks and spotting. Fore neck clean white, hind neck solid black, (clean contrast) thinner than Common. No angled marks or blockiness. Thin, straight, horizontal bill. Not thick and angled like Common. Head rounded not chunky like Common. The bird was seen before me by Ida G. and others near the red marker #2. Also seen from Cathedral Ledge.

Alan Strauss

PS. no close Dovekies or Murres.
 

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Date: 1/30/17 6:41 pm
From: Kathleen Rawdon <rawdonk...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Male Barrow's Goldeneye in Scituate
Found in area along ocean that overlooks Minot light via end of Gannet
Rd, turn left and follow to end. This road may be called Glades Rd.

Male associating with Common Goldeneyes

Harlequins, purple sandpipers, red- necked and horned grebes, rb mergs,
scoters, loons, long-tailed ducks, great cormorants, and one peregrine
seen along this stretch.

Kathy Rawdon

Hingham,Ma.

 

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Date: 1/30/17 2:51 pm
From: Edward Purcell <tedgpurcell...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rutland MA 1/29 Brown headed cowbird
A pair of Brown-headed Cowbird spent the day (Sunday 1/29) on or near our
bird feeder. Ebird says this is "rare".
Photo on eBird.
Ted Purcell
Rutland MA

 

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Date: 1/30/17 2:46 pm
From: Sabrina Hepburn <s.k.hepburn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club Winter Meeting 2/10/17
Massbirders,

Please join us for the Brookline Bird Club annual Winter Meeting on February 10, with guest speaker Steve Arena! Details below.

Hope to see you there!

Sabrina Hepburn
Waltham


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BROOKLINE BIRD CLUB
2017 WINTER MEETING

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Social Hour and Light Refreshments at 6:30 pm
John Glenn Middle School Auditorium
99 McMahon Road, Bedford, Massachusetts

Guest Speaker Steve Arena, will present “Massachusetts Marsh Birds”

Drawing on over 30 years of experience conducting marsh bird surveys of freshwater wetlands in Massachusetts, in support of state and federal monitoring programs, Steve Arena will share his photos, videos, and experiences with these seldom heard and rarely seen denizens. This audio-visual rich presentation will take a look at each regularly occurring species, their identification by sight and sound, and their habitat. Steve will also describe the challenges birders face when marsh birding, for a presentation that’s not to miss! 

Steve Arena is a lifelong resident of Massachusetts whose interest in birds started in first grade when a male Scarlet Tanager landed on a willow tree in the city. He is a past treasurer and lifetime member of the BBC, belongs to the Nuttall Ornithological Club, and is a former member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee (MARC).


Members and guests are cordially invited. Admission and parking are free.
Directions may be found on our website, http://www.brooklinebirdclub.org

 

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Date: 1/30/17 2:30 pm
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Getting lighter...!!
Mbers, It's 520pm as I write and it's still light out. Getting closer..!!
Joe PaluzziSalem


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Date: 1/30/17 6:10 am
From: Marjorie <marjwtsn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Snow Geese and Greater white fronted Topsfield Fairgrounds

Currently watching 2 Snow Geese and 1 Greater white fronted Goose at Topsfield Fairgrounds. With large flock of Canada Geese.
Marj Watson
Georgetown MA
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Date: 1/29/17 6:58 pm
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Provincetown alcids et al
Massbirders, I ltook 20 students from Penn State University on an all day
outer cape Coastal Ecology seminar today and had some nice birds in
Provincetown at Race Point and other locations. They were thrilled with the
great North Atlantic and their appreciation and awe of our beautiful
coastline was a thrill to share.
www.flickr.com/photos/26676688@N03/

Here’s a species list from Provincetown
Peter Trull
Brewster
<petrull...>

Provincetown, Barnstable County, MA, US, Barnstable, Massachusetts, US
Jan 29, 2017 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: Penn State University Coastal Ecology class
44 species (+5 other taxa)

Canada Goose 45
Mute Swan 2
American Black Duck 12
Mallard 22
American Black Duck/Mallard 2
Common Eider 23
Surf Scoter 2
White-winged Scoter 5
Black Scoter 35
Surf/Black Scoter 2
scoter sp. 2
Long-tailed Duck 2
Bufflehead 14
Common Merganser (North American) 5
Red-throated Loon 6
Common Loon 2
Horned Grebe 2
Northern Gannet 2
Great Cormorant 1
Northern Harrier 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Sanderling 55
Dunlin 120
Dovekie 2
Thick-billed Murre 4
Razorbill 5
large alcid sp. 4
Black Guillemot 1
Bonaparte's Gull 6
Ring-billed Gull 65
Herring Gull 40
Iceland Gull 2
Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 1
Great Black-backed Gull 25
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 100
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Peregrine Falcon 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 15
Horned Lark 5
Black-capped Chickadee 20
Tufted Titmouse 8
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
American Robin 4
European Starling 6
Snow Bunting 1
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34035688

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

 

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Date: 1/29/17 6:20 pm
From: George W Gove <gwgove...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Black Vultures, Blackstone, Jan 29, 2017
Judy & I went specifically to look for Black Vultures and spent a while
until they appeared.

Dunkin Doughnuts, Blackstone, Massachusetts, US
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Judy Gordon and I went to look for BVs and spent a long time before the TVs accumulated and the BVs showed up.
7 species

Black Vulture 5 Came in from the north after a long wait
Turkey Vulture 23 Circling over the river and town, started in 1s & 2s then a larger flock came in
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1 imm
Ring-billed Gull 19 Typical parking lot gulls
American Crow X
Fish Crow X Large mixed flock of American & Fish Crows, perhaps 50 crows, Fish Crows calling

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34024015


George Gove & Judy Gordon
Marlboro

 

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Date: 1/29/17 4:24 pm
From: Charlie <chaspatt...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Unhappy Owl
Had a Great Horned Owl in our woods this afternoon. Just followed the crow mob. He lasted about 20 minutes before taking off for parts unknown.

Sent from Middle Earth!

 

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Date: 1/29/17 3:35 pm
From: Kathleen Rawdon <rawdonk...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Short eared owls at Cumberland farms in Halifax
Between 3:20 pm today and 4:30 we had four short eared owls in view
from the Cumberland farm's Manure pit area via River St entrance in
Halifax.

There were reports that five are there. We had some very close looks.

Horned larks and Harriers as well.

Kathleen Rawdon

Hingham, Ma.

 

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Date: 1/29/17 1:15 pm
From: Karsten Hartel <karstenehartel...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Topsfield fairgrounds negative Report
I went back to the Fairground sometime before noon. A person was on the
other side of the fence throwing a ball foe a dog. Needless to say all of
the waterfolw there were far back in a tight line along the back
vegetation. Don't know if the fence is to keep people off that area but
there are no signs.

Karsten Hartel Arlington.

On Sun, Jan 29, 2017 at 10:41 AM, Constance Lapite <
<peteorconstance...> wrote:

> 9:30 am at the fairground revealed no Snow goose of Greater
> white-fronted. A few groups took off to the west south west while I
> watched.
>
> Constance Lapite
> Beverly, MA
>
> Sent from my mobile
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Date: 1/29/17 10:38 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Meloon Road in Greenland, NH - PRIVATE PROPERTY
Some folks might have noticed New Hampshire had a few nice birds
yesterday on the Superbowl. As we sometimes do!

Two "5 point" birds seen yesterday by Superbowl Teams were Redhead and
Eurasian Wigeon on Great Bay.

The spot where they were seen was from private property at the end of
Meloon Road in Greenland. I want everyone to be clear that this was a
one-time only access. Birders are not allowed to bird here!

The best public access location is from the Great Bay Discovery Center
in Stratham, NH near the Greenland town line. While this isn't as
reliable for Redhead and Eurasian Wigeon, they are sometimes seen here,
and lately this has been a somewhat more reliable spot for Barrow's
Goldeneye.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA
 

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Date: 1/29/17 7:47 am
From: Constance Lapite <peteorconstance...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Topsfield fairgrounds negative Report
9:30 am at the fairground revealed no Snow goose of Greater white-fronted. A few groups took off to the west south west while I watched.

Constance Lapite
Beverly, MA

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Date: 1/29/17 7:14 am
From: Marjorie <marjwtsn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pink Footed Goose Ipswich
Good looks now fairly close to the road on Rte 133 Ipswich, adjacent to Wolf Hollow. With about 400-500 Canada Geese.
Marj Watson
Georgetown MA

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Date: 1/28/17 10:17 am
From: Christopher Dalton <christopher.m.dalton...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Deer Island (Boston) - Jan 28 2017 - TB Murre & Borealis Common eider
Birders,

A brisk walk around Deer Island in Boston Harbor this morning revealed
a few fun northern birds.

The first was a Thick-Billed Murre struggling against the wind just
offshore of the southern end of the island. I was hoping to bump into
alcids today, but it was hard to watch this bird struggle just to stay
in place, treading water against the current.

The second was what I identified as a female borealis (East Arctic /
northern subspecies) Common eider in with the large flock of dresseri
(the 'normal' Atlantic subspecies) Common eider. This was a striking
bird. I had not previously seen this subspecies of Common eider, and
it was a lot of fun to study it at close range (unfortunately, no
photos due to phone malfunctioning). It stood out among the dresseri
as having a much paler, gray-based coloration and differently-shaped
bill processes. I hope others will be able to find it and get a photo
to confirm this very uncommon subspecies.

Finally, there were the continuing Iceland gulls (I had three), which
are expected here but fun to see.

Link to the full eBird checklist is below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33987337

Good birding!
Chris Dalton
Brookline, MA
christopher.m.dalton AT gmail.com
 

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Date: 1/28/17 9:26 am
From: David Swain <davidswain79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Dovekie, Farrar Pond, Lincoln
Regarding the Dovekie sighting this past Tuesday, the discoverer was Wayne
Cunningham of Lincoln, who reported that the bird was active and preening.
A lot of searching locally has not turned it up.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S33952043

The most recent sighting in Middlesex Cty of Dovekie was on Nov. 11, 1970
of 2 birds at Fresh Pond, found by Charlie Parker and reported to Bob
Stymeist, who has entered the record on eBird.

The 1970 noreaster produced (according to Bob's report) and huge wreck of
Dovekie's. I wonder if anyone else has inland records of Dovekie from that
storm?

good birding,

David Swain
Concord

 

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Date: 1/28/17 7:36 am
From: Maryellen Stone <mstone816...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] TV
TV now over the Ipswich Outboard Club boat ramp - Water Street Ipswich, headed west.

Maryellen Stone and Megan Megrath
North Reading MA
<maryellen...>


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Date: 1/27/17 4:38 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] New Bedford Tufted Duck - NO 1/27 PM
I looked carefully through scaup flocks at Slocum Street bridge (~20), behind 200 Riverside Ave (~200) and at end of Manomet Street (~200). I checked all three spots twice. I see on eBird reports the latest hit is for 1/22. Looking at the map I maybe should have checked further south, like at Riverside Park on west shore of Acushnet River or all the way down at Howland Road bridge (bird likes bridges?). But surveying the scene while I was there, I got the strong sense that the bird has moved elsewhere (maybe on its way back to Kenoza Lake?). Still a wonderful opportunity to compare both species of scaup at close range.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>



 

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Date: 1/27/17 2:44 pm
From: Hector Galbraith <hg2...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] spotting scope for sale
For sale, one Vortex 65 mm spotting scope with the 16-48x zoom lens. Rarely used and in great condition. Would make either a terrific travel scope or a good day-to-day scope. Price new would be about $1200, but will take $700. Contact me directly at <hg2...> <mailto:<hg2...> or at 802 258 4836.


Hector Galbraith, PhD
EcoSolutions
<hg2...> <mailto:<hg2...>
802 258 4836
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Date: 1/27/17 6:28 am
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Globe article
Mbers, the link below will get you to an article in today's Boston Globe about latest storm and it's effect on Dovekies.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/01/26/tiny-arctic-birds-battered-storm-rescued-cape-cod/yRbnidFOzPzORsOB6ZIiCN/story.html
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Date: 1/27/17 4:14 am
From: Phil Brown <nebirdsplus...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lincoln's Sparrow - Essex - NO - last seem 1/24
The Lincoln's Sparrow that had been visiting the feeders for a little
more than 2 weeks was last seen, briefly on the morning of the 24th.

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Enjoy,
Phil Brown
Essex, MA 01929
<nebirdsplus...>
http://www.nebirdsplus.com

"In order to see birds, it is necessary to become part of the silence.", Robert Lynd

 

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Date: 1/27/17 4:00 am
From: ECOC Mail <ecocmail...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Essex County Ornithological Club Meeting Reminder - Friday, February 03, 2017
Friday, February 3, 7:45 pm
Project Puffin
Plus ECOC meeting, 7:30-7:45 pm

Boston Globe columnist and wildlife photographer Derrick Jackson tells
the inspiring story of Project Puffin, started by Dr. Stephen Kress in
1969 as a young ornithologist at Hog Island—long after the puffins had
been exterminated there by hunting. In the decades since, the project
has restored the population to over a thousand nesting pairs on more
than three islands. Jackson has researched and written about Kress’ work
for over 25 years.

Their book, Project Puffin: The Improbable Quest to Bring a Beloved
Seabird Back to Egg Rock (2015) will be available for sale, as well as a
selection of Jackson’s puffin photos (to benefit National Audubon’s
diversity scholarships). Co-sponsored by PEM. This program is made
possible by The Echo Charitable Foundation. Free and open to the public.

Morse Auditorium, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem.

For direction please see: http://massbird.org/ecoc/

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Phil Brown
Essex, MA 01929
<ecocmail...>
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