MASSBIRD
Received From Subject
6/22/17 9:56 am Daniel Neiman <daniel.neiman...> [MASSBIRD] yellow-crowned night herons continue in Ipswich
6/22/17 9:44 am Alan & Ruth Bragg <alan.ruth.bragg...> [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Jun 22, 2017
6/22/17 6:12 am Jonathan Jones <brewbird...> [MASSBIRD] Grasshopper Sparrow continues at Norfolk Airport
6/22/17 5:47 am Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker continues
6/21/17 7:45 pm Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [MASSBIRD] Lawrence Peregrines: update - Photos!
6/21/17 4:51 pm <goshawk3...> <goshawk3...> [MASSBIRD] Leucistic catbird in RI
6/21/17 4:19 pm Sean Williams <seanbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Quaboag WMA, Brookfield- 6/21
6/21/17 1:49 pm David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island - 06-21-17
6/21/17 1:30 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] two Brown Pelicans
6/21/17 10:30 am William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...> [MASSBIRD] Re: Unusual shore bird Duxbury Beach
6/21/17 10:30 am William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...> [MASSBIRD] Unusual shore bird Duxbury Beach
6/21/17 7:13 am David Gibson <20cabot...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Clapper Rail Continues at Fairhaven, 6/20/17
6/21/17 6:26 am Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] RE: Clapper Rail Continues at Fairhaven, 6/20/17
6/20/17 5:05 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
6/20/17 4:34 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] Clapper Rail Continues at Fairhaven, 6/20/17
6/20/17 1:32 pm Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...> [MASSBIRD] Ipswich Yellow-crowned Night Herons
6/20/17 8:17 am Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
6/20/17 5:59 am Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...> [MASSBIRD] Juvenile Great Blue Herons, More Rambunctious Than Ever. Video. 6/19/17, Lyons-Cutler Reservation - Sudbury
6/19/17 7:12 pm Liam Waters <youngeaglewaters...> [MASSBIRD] Female bird song project
6/19/17 10:55 am Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] Yellow crowned night herons at water Street Ipswich
6/19/17 10:15 am AJ Pellegrini-Toole <aptoole...> [MASSBIRD] Help to decide: Is this nest active?
6/19/17 9:33 am Philip Brown <nebirdsplus...> [MASSBIRD] 2 YC Night-heron? Ipswich 6/19/17 11am
6/18/17 5:53 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
6/18/17 5:08 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Winter Wren in Cohasset
6/18/17 3:56 pm Jude Griffin <judegriffin...> [MASSBIRD] Yellow-held Night-Heron at Ipswich Town Wharf now
6/18/17 12:16 pm mab <brenglema...> [MASSBIRD] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Ipswich - 6/18
6/18/17 9:43 am Michael Emmons <michael.emmons...> [MASSBIRD] Gloucester Whale Watch 6/18
6/17/17 7:14 pm Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...> [MASSBIRD] Plymouth Osprey nest, images
6/17/17 1:20 pm Deborah Radovsky <dp32...> [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby - yes
6/17/17 9:21 am Mary <lemmel...> [MASSBIRD] Pelican Plum Island
6/17/17 8:42 am John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Gloucester Whip-poor-wills, GH Owl
6/17/17 6:50 am Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...> [MASSBIRD] Wild Turkey Chicks, Killdeer Chick, Coyote, and more, Videos. Farm Pond and Vicinity 6/16/17
6/17/17 5:39 am Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
6/17/17 4:25 am Mary <lemmel...> [MASSBIRD] Yes brown Booby
6/16/17 3:34 pm JOHN ROCKWOOD <loonphotog...> [MASSBIRD] Video of NH Loon underwater 6/13
6/16/17 3:23 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Ten Purple Martins at Stony Brook Audubon in Norfolk
6/16/17 2:36 pm Tom Martin <tommartin53...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island Least Bittern
6/16/17 12:03 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon update and request for information - revised
6/16/17 10:50 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon update and request for information
6/16/17 9:25 am Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> [MASSBIRD] October Purple Martin meeting being planned
6/16/17 9:10 am Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Purple Martin Update - Plum Island & Salisbury
6/15/17 9:59 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Wildcat Conservation Area, Boxford, Jun 15, 2017
6/15/17 2:28 pm sean riley <newburyowls...> [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh bird walk
6/15/17 9:59 am Alan & Ruth Bragg <alan.ruth.bragg...> [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Jun 15, 2017
6/15/17 6:58 am Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...> [MASSBIRD] Fiske Pond Natick (Ruddy Duck), 6/14/17, Photos and Video
6/14/17 7:18 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Thacher Island NWR, Jun 14, 2017
6/14/17 6:59 pm Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Martin Burns WMA, Jun 11, 2017
6/14/17 2:13 pm Eva Casey <evacasey13...> [MASSBIRD] Dickcissel at Cumberland Farms. Same tree as the Blue Grosbeak
6/14/17 9:14 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Ludlow - Brown Booby
6/14/17 8:20 am Jonathan Jones <brewbird...> [MASSBIRD] Grasshopper Sparrow continues at Norfolk Airport
6/14/17 6:18 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Ludlow - Brown Booby
6/14/17 5:52 am Brad Dinerman <bdinerman...> [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby -YES (Wednesday)
6/14/17 5:22 am Jim McCoy <jfmccoy...> [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby Tuesday
6/13/17 3:27 pm Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] Magnificent Frigatebird - Salisbury Beach Reservation - detailed location of sighting in report
6/13/17 12:46 pm Jeff Rees <jrees...> [MASSBIRD] Thanks for House Wren song ID!
6/13/17 12:21 pm Marj. Rines <marj...> [MASSBIRD] frigatebird update
6/13/17 12:16 pm Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] Frigabird
6/13/17 12:04 pm Marj. Rines <marj...> [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird update
6/13/17 11:53 am Jonathan Jones <brewbird...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Unknown Bird Song Help
6/13/17 11:42 am Marj. Rines <marj...> [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird - more info
6/13/17 11:36 am Jeff Rees <jrees...> [MASSBIRD] Unknown Bird Song Help
6/13/17 10:36 am meaghan q. sinclair <meaghanq...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird Salisbury
6/13/17 10:24 am Marj. Rines <marj...> [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird Salisbury
6/12/17 6:24 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker continuing
6/12/17 2:34 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Windham NH - Brown Booby continues
6/12/17 2:18 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Pingree Reservation, Hamilton, Jun 11, 2017
6/12/17 1:10 pm <th3b1rdn3rd...> [MASSBIRD] Northern Gannet At Race Point
6/12/17 6:20 am William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...> [MASSBIRD] Cumbies Blue Grosbeak, Bobwhite
6/12/17 3:33 am Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby - additional location info
6/11/17 3:36 pm Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby New Hampshire?
6/11/17 1:24 pm Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby at Cobbetts Pond
6/11/17 11:50 am Andrea Bean <abean60...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby New Hampshire?
6/11/17 11:22 am Michael Baird <rkramden1994...> [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Jun 11, 2017
6/11/17 10:49 am Bob Parker <Bob.Parker...> [MASSBIRD] Off-topic: Eagle feeding red-tail chick
6/11/17 10:46 am Donna Cooper <donna.j.cooper...> [MASSBIRD] Re: Andover-Evening Grosbeaks
6/11/17 9:32 am Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...> [MASSBIRD] Farm Pond and Vicinity Framingham 6/8/17, Bald Eagles etc. Photos and Videos
6/11/17 8:44 am Justin Lawson <justindlawson...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby New Hampshire?
6/11/17 7:28 am Donna Cooper <donna.j.cooper...> [MASSBIRD] Andover-Evening Grosbeaks
6/11/17 7:04 am Marj. Rines <marj...> [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby New Hampshire?
6/10/17 5:07 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
6/10/17 4:55 pm \<birdwsg...>\ <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret, Essex 6/10
6/10/17 3:50 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird species - Stellwagen Bank
6/10/17 3:33 pm Carol Carson <krillcarson...> [MASSBIRD] A few tickets are still available for tomorrows cruise
6/10/17 1:56 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Bradley Palmer SP, Jun 10, 2017
6/10/17 11:15 am Jonathan Jones <brewbird...> [MASSBIRD] Grasshopper Sparrow Continues at Norfolk Airport
6/10/17 5:49 am <Tombwhawk...> [MASSBIRD] Holyoke Fish Ladder
6/9/17 1:49 pm Deborah Radovsky <dp32...> [MASSBIRD] Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
6/9/17 10:51 am William Hutcheson <jeccawilly...> [MASSBIRD] King Eider, Good Harbor Beach
6/9/17 6:10 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Fw: [PIBirds] "Cling" Rail in Forward Pool
6/8/17 6:42 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker in Lexington
6/7/17 7:41 pm Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [MASSBIRD] Crane WMA: Blue Grosbeak - Photos!
6/7/17 6:44 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker in Lexington
6/7/17 6:00 pm Mary Ellen <lemmel...> [MASSBIRD] Arnold Arboretum
6/7/17 4:39 pm Liam Waters <youngeaglewaters...> [MASSBIRD] Moose Hill Scissor-tailed Flycatcher update
6/7/17 1:35 pm Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] Norfolk Airfield birding
6/7/17 1:33 pm Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] Cumberland Farms - River Rd Entrance - continuing male Blue Grosbeak
6/7/17 1:32 pm Gates Dupont <gld44...> [MASSBIRD] Rare Bird Alert GroupMe Text Service
6/7/17 1:32 pm Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] Moose Hill Road - Scissor-tailed Flycatcher stakeout - sadly no (at least when I was there)
6/7/17 1:00 pm Linda <tattler1...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher?
6/7/17 12:55 pm Lindsey Nichols <pepper.please...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
6/7/17 12:36 pm John S. Fleming <JFleming007...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
6/7/17 12:25 pm Steve Arena <pokedaddy151...> [MASSBIRD] 6/4/17: Bolton Flats Marshbirds (belated)
6/7/17 12:23 pm Andrea Bean <abean60...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher?
6/7/17 10:52 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] 6/18 -Boston Fenway Victory Garden bird walk
6/7/17 10:45 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Cod Times - article on Northern Gannet die off
6/7/17 10:44 am Jonathan Jones <brewbird...> [MASSBIRD] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher?
6/7/17 6:01 am Bob Stymeist <bobstymeist...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Essex County, VT, US, Jun 1, 2017
6/6/17 5:30 pm Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow...> [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich- 6/6/17
6/6/17 5:01 pm Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...> RE: [MASSBIRD] puzzling hummingbird behavior - explanation?
6/6/17 2:54 pm Katharine Mills <gkmills...> Re: [MASSBIRD] puzzling hummingbird behavior - explanation?
6/6/17 2:39 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues
6/6/17 2:36 pm Soheil Zendeh <sohzendeh...> RE: [MASSBIRD] puzzling hummingbird behavior - explanation?
6/6/17 12:07 pm Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
6/6/17 11:14 am Joshua Rose <opihi...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
6/6/17 11:13 am Bob Stevens <bobstevens1965...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
6/6/17 10:19 am <larry.berk...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
6/6/17 9:59 am Robert Mussey <mussey.robert...> [MASSBIRD] puzzling hummingbird behavior - explanation?
6/6/17 9:59 am Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker sightings
6/6/17 9:57 am Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
6/6/17 9:49 am bank1941 <bank1941...> [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
6/6/17 5:04 am Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...> [MASSBIRD] Heron Rookery, images
6/5/17 1:40 pm Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...> [MASSBIRD] A fusion of birdsong and violence
6/5/17 12:28 pm William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...> [MASSBIRD] Scissor Tailed Flycatcher at Moose Hill Farm
6/5/17 12:03 pm Joshua Rose <opihi...> [MASSBIRD] Prothonotary in Northfield
6/5/17 11:36 am William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...> [MASSBIRD] Scissor tailed flycatcher
6/5/17 10:32 am Marshall Iliff <miliff...> Re: [MASSBIRD] FB: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Moose Hill!
6/4/17 8:27 pm mike sylvia <mikesylvia87...> [MASSBIRD] Lakeville misses and hits this Spring
6/4/17 5:13 pm Joshua Rose <opihi...> [MASSBIRD] FB: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Moose Hill!
6/4/17 4:34 pm Dougie Peebles <peebsfam...> [MASSBIRD] Ware GW Warbler
6/4/17 3:34 pm Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Daniel Boone Park, Jun 4, 2017
6/4/17 2:49 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Daniel Boone Park, Jun 4, 2017
6/4/17 2:02 pm Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Quabbin Park, Jun 3, 2017
6/4/17 12:43 pm Sean Williams <seanbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Mississippi Kites, Provincetown- 6/4
6/4/17 10:56 am Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] BBC trip extension - Skinner State Park, Jun 3, 2017
6/4/17 10:48 am Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Walk Westover Grasslands Complex, Jun 3, 2017
6/3/17 6:15 pm James MacDougall <jm3...> [MASSBIRD] Probable Saugus nesting Red-shouldered hawks
6/3/17 5:58 pm Valda <valdaw...> [MASSBIRD] Essex, Massachusetts surprise
6/3/17 5:32 pm <reports...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (02 Jun 2017) 64 Raptors
6/3/17 4:07 pm John O'Connell <joconnell484...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Trip - Causeway St, Millis, Jun 3, 2017
6/3/17 4:07 pm <reports...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (03 Jun 2017) 15 Raptors
6/3/17 7:18 am Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker in Lexington
6/3/17 6:24 am Jon Woolf <jswoolf01...> [MASSBIRD] NH Audubon spring pelagic trip
6/3/17 5:44 am John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Wompatuck highlights
6/3/17 1:45 am Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...> [MASSBIRD] Race Point Beach 6/2 FRANKLIN'S GULL and More!
6/2/17 7:14 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler, South Quabbin - RQI
6/2/17 5:51 pm Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...> [MASSBIRD] Coyote Pups and Wild Turkeys. Video, Aqueduct Trail, Framingham, 6/1/17
6/2/17 5:41 pm Marsha Salett <msalett...> [MASSBIRD] June 2017 Bird Observer now online
6/2/17 5:41 pm Jeff Blanchard <jablanchard...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler, South Quabbin - RQI
6/2/17 5:03 pm Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler, South Quabbin - RQI
6/2/17 2:31 pm Dan Fallon <fallon.d...> [MASSBIRD] Dracut birds
6/2/17 12:46 pm Sam Miller <zamziller...> [MASSBIRD] Olive-sided Flycatcher and Brewster's Warbler continuing at Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, Jun 2, 2017
6/2/17 10:08 am <reports...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (01 Jun 2017) 31 Raptors
6/2/17 7:14 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] correction on last EVENING's walk on Crane Beach
6/2/17 6:51 am Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon: in flight - Photos!
6/2/17 6:41 am Andrew Joslin <andrew...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Injured or sick Northern Gannet Winthrop Beach this morning June 1
6/2/17 4:52 am James MacDougall <jm3...> [MASSBIRD] Pony Express Ipswich woodcock
6/2/17 3:14 am <lfkramer...> [MASSBIRD] Mourning Warbler continues, Fells path across from playstead road, medford
6/1/17 8:57 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, Jun 1, 2017
6/1/17 4:11 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Common Nighthawk - Newburyport
6/1/17 2:15 pm John Liller <john.liller...> [MASSBIRD] Addition to my BMB list
6/1/17 2:01 pm John Liller <john.liller...> [MASSBIRD] Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - 6/1/17
6/1/17 11:59 am Dougie Peebles <peebsfam...> [MASSBIRD] Brookline Hall's Pond Summer Tanager
6/1/17 10:07 am Migration Productions <semiplover...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Injured or sick Northern Gannet Winthrop Beach this morning June 1
6/1/17 6:58 am bank1941 <bank1941...> [MASSBIRD] Injured Winthrop Gannet
6/1/17 6:34 am Andrew Joslin <andrew...> [MASSBIRD] Injured or sick Northern Gannet Winthrop Beach this morning June 1
5/31/17 4:08 pm sean riley <newburyowls...> [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh birding walk
5/31/17 3:37 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker again
5/31/17 1:49 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Norfolk Airport Addenda
5/31/17 1:49 pm Nash, Matthew (DCR) <MNash...> [MASSBIRD] DCR FREE Coastal Birding Programs June 2017
5/31/17 1:47 pm David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Woodsom Farm & Pikes Bridge Road - 05-31-17
5/31/17 12:26 pm Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...> [MASSBIRD] Great Blue Herons feeding chicks, video 5/30/17 Lyons-Cutler Reservation - Sudbury
5/31/17 7:28 am Sam Miller <zamziller...> [MASSBIRD] Olive-sided Flycatcher continues, Grassy Pond Conservation Area, Acton, May 31, 2017
5/31/17 6:34 am Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...> [MASSBIRD] Allen's Neck addition
5/30/17 8:02 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, May 30, 2017
5/30/17 7:28 pm Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...> [MASSBIRD] White-eyed Vireo, Westport
5/30/17 4:00 pm Garry Kessler <gkessler001...> [MASSBIRD] Yellow-billed Cuckoo, courtship feeding, Westborough, photos
5/30/17 2:32 pm Hojnacki, Katlyn <katlyn_hojnacki...> [MASSBIRD] Parker River NWR Stage Island Pool Study
5/30/17 10:30 am Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...> [MASSBIRD] Boston birds, images
5/29/17 3:08 pm Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon adults: food drop - Photos!
5/29/17 1:26 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] RE: Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21
5/29/17 12:40 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker at feeder again
5/29/17 12:24 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] 5/28 - Hall's Pond, Brookline - Summer Tanager
5/29/17 9:02 am Ryan Schain <ryanschain...> [MASSBIRD] 5/29 - Acadian Flycatcher, Brookline
5/29/17 7:29 am Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] 5/29/17 Hooded Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue Grosbeak
5/28/17 10:17 am Pamela Sowizral <psowizral...> [MASSBIRD] Today at Drumlin Farm
5/28/17 8:35 am Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...> [MASSBIRD] Coyote and Wild Turkeys, Bald Eagle, Videos 5/27/17 Framingham
5/28/17 6:08 am Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] RE: Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21
5/28/17 6:02 am Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] RE: Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21
5/28/17 4:43 am Bates, David Westfall,M.D. <dbates...> [MASSBIRD] 2017 Big Day
5/27/17 9:59 pm Joshua Rose <opihi...> [MASSBIRD] FB post: Purple Gallinule on Nantucket
5/27/17 3:32 pm Garry Kessler <gkessler001...> [MASSBIRD] Brewster's, Pepperell, photo
5/27/17 2:07 pm Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] Martha's Vineyard 5/27
5/27/17 10:26 am John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Martin Burns WMA and Newman Road, Newbury highlights
5/27/17 8:42 am Haynes Miller <hrm...> [MASSBIRD] Alder & Willow at Cutler Park
5/26/17 6:48 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, May 26, 2017: many cool terns, little gull
5/26/17 5:44 pm Andy Scholten <ascholten764...> [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked in the rain, Nahanton Park
5/26/17 5:38 pm Frances Raskin <fmraskin...> [MASSBIRD] Questions about birding at Heald Street Orchard in Pepperell
5/26/17 4:14 pm Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker in Lexington May 26
5/26/17 3:38 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 5/26
5/26/17 2:48 pm Lindsey Nichols <pepper.please...> [MASSBIRD] Summer tanager at Hall's pond sancutary now - Brookline, MA
5/26/17 1:49 pm Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...> [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush, Nahanton
5/26/17 11:17 am Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon banding!
5/26/17 9:05 am Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush continues at Nahanton Park in Newton
5/26/17 8:15 am Michael Baird <rkramden1994...> [MASSBIRD] Lowell Cemetery - New off-limits areas
5/26/17 6:18 am mike sylvia <mikesylvia87...> [MASSBIRD] Cannon Mountain bird strikes - follow up
5/25/17 7:42 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] D. Blakely Hoar Sanctuary 5/23 Olive-sided Flycatcher
5/25/17 4:59 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Squantum Late Report 5/20 and 5/21
5/25/17 4:39 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh Late Report 5/23
5/25/17 2:54 pm Linda <tattler1...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Manx Shearwaters revere Beach - Mea culpa
5/25/17 10:43 am sean riley <newburyowls...> [MASSBIRD] Little Blue continues Belle Isle
5/25/17 9:04 am John Sampieri <jjsamp46...> [MASSBIRD] Red Headed Woodpecker
5/25/17 7:26 am <jonathan.layman...> [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush, Nahanton Park
5/24/17 6:41 pm Haynes Miller <hrm...> [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush at Nahanton Park
5/24/17 4:24 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Common Nighthawk - West Newbury
5/24/17 3:58 pm Sam Miller <zamziller...> [MASSBIRD] Brewster's Warbler, Worm-eating, Tennessees, Alders, Nightjar sp., Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, May 24, 2017
5/24/17 1:50 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Yellow-bellied Fly, Philadelphia Vireo Mission Hill
5/24/17 1:04 pm David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island (Parker River NWR) - 05-24-17
5/24/17 12:39 pm Jeff Blanchard <jablanchard...> [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler (hybrid) - eBird Report - Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, May 24, 2017
5/24/17 12:13 pm <brightondude04...> <brightondude04...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Two dead northern gannets in Gloucester
5/24/17 11:43 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, May 24, 2017
5/24/17 8:39 am Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...> [MASSBIRD] Many Glossy Ibis yesterday (Newbury)
5/24/17 8:28 am Garry Kessler <gkessler001...> [MASSBIRD] Banded Sparrow, Westborough
5/24/17 8:19 am Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Manx Shearwaters revere Beach
5/24/17 7:01 am Craig Gibson <cbgibson...> [MASSBIRD] Great Horned Owls - Photo!
5/23/17 10:01 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Martin Burns WMA, May 23, 2017
5/23/17 8:10 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Olive-sided Flycatcher at D. Blakely Hoar Sanctuary
5/23/17 7:32 pm mab <brenglema...> [MASSBIRD] Marblehead - May 23
5/23/17 5:06 pm Patricia Dolan <pdolanwy...> [MASSBIRD] prairie warbler jamboree continues, Blue Hills, Milton
5/23/17 3:04 pm Sam Miller <zamziller...> [MASSBIRD] Worm-eating Warbler continues at Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, May 23, 2017
5/23/17 2:12 pm Ian Nisbet <icnisbet...> [MASSBIRD] Black Vulture, Mashpee
5/23/17 1:49 pm sean riley <newburyowls...> [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh Reservation - Little Blue & Shorebirds
5/23/17 11:29 am John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] FYI Pushcart Prize for "Funny Bird Sex"
5/23/17 11:18 am John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck Summer Tanager, warblers
5/23/17 9:50 am Jean Williams <jeanwill48...> [MASSBIRD] Red-headed woodpecker in Lexington
 
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Date: 6/22/17 9:56 am
From: Daniel Neiman <daniel.neiman...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] yellow-crowned night herons continue in Ipswich
I looked in on the yellow-crowned night herons at the town wharf in Ipswich yesterday evening. Two were visible from the road a short ways down from the town dock on the far side of the river. They perched on rocks for a bit, then flew into an overhanging bush. At this point, a third bird joined them, which I’m assuming was also a yellow-crowned night heron, although I couldn’t get a good look at its head.

Also had a couple of Ibis fly overhead (and I saw a large flock on the Ipswich/Essex border off Rte 133 on Sunday).


On a domestic note, I am apparently going to be responsible for a major increase in the local grackle population — a flock of grackles (and a downy woodpecker) have been going through two entire suet blocks every day, presumably to feed hungry nestlings.
 

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Date: 6/22/17 9:44 am
From: Alan & Ruth Bragg <alan.ruth.bragg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Jun 22, 2017
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Jun 22, 2017 6:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Will, Alan, Kathy, Larry ,
Maryellen and Joan.
52 species

Canada Goose 65 4j
Mute Swan 5
Wood Duck 14
Mallard 7
Least Bittern 1
Great Blue Heron 6
Osprey 4
Virginia Rail 1
Killdeer 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Mourning Dove 5
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Willow Flycatcher 4
Eastern Kingbird 5
Warbling Vireo 9
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 7
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 1
Marsh Wren 28 Careful count.
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 11
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling 3
Cedar Waxwing 1
Ovenbird 1
Common Yellowthroat 6
Yellow Warbler 11
Pine Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 17
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 82
Common Grackle 73
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 16

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37738363

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
​Alan Bragg
Bedford MA​

 

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Date: 6/22/17 6:12 am
From: Jonathan Jones <brewbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Grasshopper Sparrow continues at Norfolk Airport
Seen and heard at 7:30 AM this morning within 100 feet of previous visits (near the old wind sock pole).

Jonathan Jones
Wrentham, MA
 

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Date: 6/22/17 5:47 am
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker continues
Wednesday, June 21, we had sightings of the continuing red-headed woodpecker at our suet feeder, at 9:50 am, 10:17 am, noon, 3:05 pm, and 5:05 pm.


It visits the suet feeder in our front yard several times a day. Anyone is welcome to come, sit, and have a look, but we don't know when it will show up.


The address is 8 Stratham Rd in Lexington. Our house is behind #6 Stratham, but the driveway is between #2 and #6 (out of order). The road is very narrow--no place to park. It would be best to park on Worthen Rd. and walk up Stratham to our house. We're in and out. There may or may not be anyone home. Feel free to use blue and white lawn chairs; move them around to find a shady spot. We recommend viewing from the chairs set in the shade behind the barn. The bird uses the hemlocks beside the house as a staging area before coming to the feeder. If you're sitting behind the barn, you may be able to see it land and look around--you'll get a longer viewing of the bird. Also, the bird is easy to spook, so stay well back from the feeder.


On Wednesday, at 9:50 am, two visiting birders saw a pair of pileated woodpeckers in the woods behind the barn, as well as the red-headed woodpecker at the feeder. We've never seen pileateds in our neighborhood before. It was nice to have them confirmed by two watchers, but we didn't see or hear them again.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>



 

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Date: 6/21/17 7:45 pm
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lawrence Peregrines: update - Photos!
Here is latest update on the Lawrence Peregrines.


Another successful breeding season with 4 eggs laid in early April.


The 4 eggs hatched late in the second week in May.


The first male fledged Sunday morning and has not been seen since, based on

daily visits and updates from local falcon spotters at New Balance.


The second male (10/BU) fledged on Monday, and has been nearby yesterday and today.

As of tonight, the two females remain in the nest box.


For those with an interest, link to 4 photo sequence of 10/BU lifting up and off into flight

on Tuesday late afternoon in heavy winds from SW at 16MPH and gusts up to 25MPH:


http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/165700805
Click “next” in upper right to advance frames


Craig Gibson

Winchester, MA

cbgibson AT comcast.net
 

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Date: 6/21/17 4:51 pm
From: <goshawk3...> <goshawk3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Leucistic catbird in RI
My daughter sent me 2 pictures of a leucistic catbird a friend saw in RI. No further details, but suggested they report it to ebird. Very pretty markings.
Denise CabralGoshawk3 at aol.comWest Bridgewater
Sent from my LG G3, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 6/21/17 4:19 pm
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Yellow-throated Warbler, Quaboag WMA, Brookfield- 6/21
Hello all,

A Yellow-throated Warbler was singing frequently this morning at 10am along
a dirt road in Quaboag WMA, just off Boyes Ave. in Brookfield. The exact
location is here- https://goo.gl/maps/MSS8BV1GRzS2

This is a public dirt road that leads to a WMA gate entrance. The bird
remained in the area for the next 15 minutes before moving 100-200 ft
southwest to some pines, all the while continuing singing. It was actively
feeding in pines and oaks. Hopefully it will remain in the area. A few more
details and an audio recording can be found here-
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37722061

Good birding,
Sean



--
Sean M. Williams
Westboro, MA

 

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Date: 6/21/17 1:49 pm
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island - 06-21-17

David Moon and I led Joppa's Wednesday Morning Birding program on to

Plum Island under partly cloudy skies with temps in the low to upper 70s
and winds W/5-10 mph. We began at the north end of the island and
worked our way down to Hellcat. A thorough look at the Salisbury Beach
jetty from the PI side at high tide did not turn up the Brown Pelican
seen yesterday. Overall, it was a pretty quiet morning.

Our list:
Canada Goose (7) - Bill Forward Pool.
Mute Swan (3) - small pannes.
Gadwall (1) - small pannes.
Green-winged Teal (2) - small pannes.
Double-crested Cormorant (~ 10)
Great Blue Heron (1) - North Pool from Hellcat dike.
Great Egret - common.
Snowy Egret (4)
CATTLE EGRET (1) - seen from Hellcat dike flying north over forest to
east of refuge road.
Turkey Vulture (1)
Osprey (3) - 1, over Salisbury marsh; 2, over North Pool.
Killdeer (2) - Hellcat dike.
Willet (~ 5)
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (2)
Least Tern - common.
Common Tern - common.
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Eastern Kingbird - common.
Warbling Vireo (1) - heard in trees at end of North Pool Overlook dike.
Fish Crow (1) - heard, n. end.
Purple Martin (~ 20) - ~ 8, n. colony; ~ 12, lot #1 colony.
Tree Swallow - common.
Barn Swallow (~ 5)
Marsh Wren (2) - heard; 1 at refuge gate; 1, North Pool.
American Robin (~ 5)
Gray Catbird (~ 5) - heard.
Northern Mockingbird (1) - lot #1.
Brown Thrasher (2) - 1 at refuge gate; 1, Wardens.
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (~ 8)
Common Yellowthroat (~ 5) - heard.
Yellow Warbler - common (heard).
Eastern Towhee (4) - heard
Chipping Sparrow (2) - heard; 1, n. martin colony; 1, Hellcat.
Savannah Sparrow (1) - heard, lot #1.
Song Sparrow (2) - heard.
Bobolink - common.
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
Common Grackle - common.
Brown-headed Cowbird (3)
Baltimore Oriole (1) - Hellcat parking lot.
Purple Finch (1) - n. end S-curves.s
American Goldfinch (2)
House Sparrow

We will meet again next week back at Joppa Flats at 0930 for Wednesday
Morning Birding. This will be the last WMB before the July hiatus. The
program will resume on Wednesday, August 2. 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: 6/21/17 1:30 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] two Brown Pelicans
Joe Bourget nicely summarized a text exchange over the recent pelican
sightings at Salisbury/Parker River NWR:

A BROWN PELICAN was spotted off of Lot 1 at Parker River NWR yesterday
by Rick Heil. Originally thought to be the same bird as the one a week
ago, Marshall Iliff pointed out that some feather differences make this
a totally new bird!! Has not been seen since.

I anyone can provide more details, that would be great!

Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>


 

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Date: 6/21/17 10:30 am
From: William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Unusual shore bird Duxbury Beach
Someday I will remember to sign these.

Bill Loughlin
West Bridgewater
Wkloughlin111 at gmail dot com

On Jun 21, 2017 12:26 PM, "William Loughlin" <wkloughlin111...>
wrote:

> At about 11:10 this morning, from the small parking area at the apex of
> the curve at High Pines I had a bird fly by me and land briefly by the
> water with the following characteristics: slightly smaller than a willet,
> dark gray mottling over all, orange bill, orange legs which did not reach
> the end of the tail in flight, tail largely white with a narrow dark
> central stripe. Underside was primarily white with a black mottled band on
> the belly. The back of the head and neck were a golden yellow and reminded
> me of a golden pheasant. There were no distinctive wing markings, the wings
> matched the back. My first reaction was "ruff" but I am willing to be
> wrong. I only saw it for about 10 seconds before it flew north and I lost
> sight of it.
>

 

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Date: 6/21/17 10:30 am
From: William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Unusual shore bird Duxbury Beach
At about 11:10 this morning, from the small parking area at the apex of the
curve at High Pines I had a bird fly by me and land briefly by the water
with the following characteristics: slightly smaller than a willet, dark
gray mottling over all, orange bill, orange legs which did not reach the
end of the tail in flight, tail largely white with a narrow dark central
stripe. Underside was primarily white with a black mottled band on the
belly. The back of the head and neck were a golden yellow and reminded me
of a golden pheasant. There were no distinctive wing markings, the wings
matched the back. My first reaction was "ruff" but I am willing to be
wrong. I only saw it for about 10 seconds before it flew north and I lost
sight of it.

 

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Date: 6/21/17 7:13 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Clapper Rail Continues at Fairhaven, 6/20/17
Chris, Join the club (submitting sound files)! I've become hooked. Now when
I go into the field, I bring my binocs and Peterson Field Guide, as usual,
but now also bring along my recently purchased, but powerful, Tascam DR-05
recorder for recording bird songs and calls. I record uncompressed WAV
files (higher quality than MP3) using the recorder. I also use a windscreen
(eliminates wind noise) and sometimes attach a handle (eliminates handling
noise). I of course submit recordings to ebird, often after doing some
editing, usually in Audacity (free editing software), but often just using
my recorder.
Recording is a lot of fun. Sometimes I go out just to record, keeping the
recorder in my hand the whole time and only occasionally reaching for the
binocs. This kind of opens up a whole new dimension to birdwatching. It's
also something I can do when there's not much bird 'activity' and
sightings are few and far between. I can always record something. And it is
an unbelievable way to learn about bird vocalizations, and sound in
general. Just wait until you listen to your recordings and study those
sonograms!
Good luck! Dave Gibson (Boston native living in Chesapeake, VA, and missing
American Tree Sparrows, Warbling Vireos, Common Nighthawks, Snowy Owl
incursions, the annual warbler waves etc.)

On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 7:29 PM, Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> wrote:

> Photos and audio of mid-day cooperative bird here:
>
>
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37706261
>
>
>
> This was my first attempt to put audio into an eBird report, and I want to
> recommend it as something most anyone reporting on eBird can do tolerably
> well without much effort with the help of an iPhone (or similar device) and
> an audio editor. A few simple steps requiring just elementary-to-moderate
> computer skills:
>
>
>
> 1. Start iPhone “Voice Memos” recording and hold it up in the direction of
> your vocalizing bird.
>
>
>
> 2. Save recording and email it to yourself so that you can access it on a
> computer with an audio editor (I use Goldwave – https://www.goldwave.com
> – highly, highly recommended; though unfortunately only available for
> Windows machines).
>
>
>
> 3. With your audio editor, open your iPhone m4a file, maximize the volume
> to full dynamic range and save it as an mp3. (To do this effectively, you
> may need first to cut away from the maximized segment any extraneous loud
> sounds, like loud birds close by, talking companions or your own hand
> movements on the iPhone.)
>
>
>
> 4. Import (e.g., drag) the mp3 into your eBird report media like you would
> a photo, adding informative comments about what you recorded.
>
>
>
> Steps 2 and 3 are probably not needed if you report using the eBird app on
> your smart phone (I wouldn’t know); but unless you were recording something
> loud right next to you (my rail was 150 yards distant!), you need somehow
> to edit the audio file to produce sound anyone can hear just by clicking on
> the audio in an eBird report.
>
>
>
> I’m curious what audio editing app might be used by those who record audio
> and report to eBird using nothing but an iPhone.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris Floyd
>
> Lexington
>
> <chrisf...>
>
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 6/21/17 6:26 am
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RE: Clapper Rail Continues at Fairhaven, 6/20/17
From Carolyn Longworth's photograph in her 6/18 checklist - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37660629 , the location of my 6/20 sighting appears to be the same as on that day, although the tide was little higher in Carolyn's photo. It is the east-facing point at the center of image at this link:

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//41.634733,-70.892723/@41.6340037,-70.8915237,62m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNDHCsDM4JzA1LjAiTiA3MMKwNTMnMzMuOCJX!3b1!8m2!3d41.634733!4d-70.892723<https://www.google.com/maps/dir/41.634733,-70.892723/@41.6340037,-70.8915237,62m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m8!1m7!3m6!1s0x0:0x0!2zNDHCsDM4JzA1LjAiTiA3MMKwNTMnMzMuOCJX!3b1!8m2!3d41.634733!4d-70.892723>

Using Google maps scale, I measured the distance as 250 feet from culvert platform to bird's location (my original estimate was 150 yards).

So this appears to be a currently favored place for this bird to come out for low-tide bathing, preening and resting, to be watched carefully if no bird is evident at a low-tide visit. When the bird was calling from this location, it sounded as if it were in the reeds much closer to me.

I encourage everyone to use Google maps to communicate locations of birds more precisely and unambiguously in reports. It's simple if you recognize the landmarks where your sighting was when you zoom in in Satellite mode. Drag the map to put the target location right in the center, copy the URL, and paste it into your report: "Bird was located center of image at this link: ... ." The recipient can zoom out to put the center location into a broader context of roads, buildings, paths, etc.

From: Floyd, Chris
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 7:29 PM
To: <massbird...>
Subject: Clapper Rail Continues at Fairhaven, 6/20/17

Photos and audio of mid-day cooperative bird here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37706261



Thanks,
Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...><mailto:<chrisf...>



 

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Date: 6/20/17 5:05 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
The woodpecker was seen again today at our feeder, at about 3:15 pm, by two young birders. It was their second try at seeing the bird from our yard, and I'm so happy that this time the bird obliged by showing itself and letting these boys get some very nice photos and videos.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/20/17 4:34 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Clapper Rail Continues at Fairhaven, 6/20/17
Photos and audio of mid-day cooperative bird here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37706261

This was my first attempt to put audio into an eBird report, and I want to recommend it as something most anyone reporting on eBird can do tolerably well without much effort with the help of an iPhone (or similar device) and an audio editor. A few simple steps requiring just elementary-to-moderate computer skills:

1. Start iPhone "Voice Memos" recording and hold it up in the direction of your vocalizing bird.

2. Save recording and email it to yourself so that you can access it on a computer with an audio editor (I use Goldwave - https://www.goldwave.com - highly, highly recommended; though unfortunately only available for Windows machines).

3. With your audio editor, open your iPhone m4a file, maximize the volume to full dynamic range and save it as an mp3. (To do this effectively, you may need first to cut away from the maximized segment any extraneous loud sounds, like loud birds close by, talking companions or your own hand movements on the iPhone.)

4. Import (e.g., drag) the mp3 into your eBird report media like you would a photo, adding informative comments about what you recorded.

Steps 2 and 3 are probably not needed if you report using the eBird app on your smart phone (I wouldn't know); but unless you were recording something loud right next to you (my rail was 150 yards distant!), you need somehow to edit the audio file to produce sound anyone can hear just by clicking on the audio in an eBird report.

I'm curious what audio editing app might be used by those who record audio and report to eBird using nothing but an iPhone.

Thanks,
Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>



 

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Date: 6/20/17 1:32 pm
From: Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ipswich Yellow-crowned Night Herons
Subject birds were on the mud at 2:30 this afternoon, upstream from the town wharf and across from a red house with red columns supporting a deck (on Water Street). They were directly in front of a shiny metal gangway and platform, across the river.

Stuart Walker
Jamaica Plain
<stuarttwalker...> <mailto:<stuarttwalker...>
 

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Date: 6/20/17 8:17 am
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
I saw the red-headed woodpecker again at our suet feeder on Monday, June 19, at about 5 pm. It makes very brief stops at the feeder, and then flies out of sight. I 'm pretty sure it comes 3-4 times during the day, but so quickly in and out that it is easy to miss. I don't know where it spends the bulk of its time---must be in Lexington somewhere...


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>


 

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Date: 6/20/17 5:59 am
From: Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Juvenile Great Blue Herons, More Rambunctious Than Ever. Video. 6/19/17, Lyons-Cutler Reservation - Sudbury
I went to the Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury on 6/19/17

Photos and videos are at: http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/
Low bandwidth/mobile version if the main site loads too slowly
http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/?m=1

The first video starts with a few highlights and then shows an adult
great blue heron flying and landing near a nest. Soon after, a second
adult decides to land at the same perch evicting the first heron. The
second heron moves over to the nest where the juveniles grab its bill in
theirs and pull its head down to get their meal. Then they fight among
themselves for the food. One juvenile seems to swallow a surprisingly
large fish, tail first (watch near the rim of the nest as they scuffle),
but it comes back out a moment later. A sibling tries to take it, but
the first juvenile gets its bill inside the other's causing the fish to
drop and then takes it back swallowing it successfully, head first.

Part II shows the antics of chicks at another nest. The audio is on and
the chicks are audible. At the end, the adult drops down to a branch
below the nest before flying off.

Part III shows the uncut footage of the chicks from the first video.



Michael Kolodny
Framingham
<mcjavlzo...>
 

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Date: 6/19/17 7:12 pm
From: Liam Waters <youngeaglewaters...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Female bird song project
I'm sure that some of you have come across this already, but this is
really interesting.
Information on the project, and links to other interesting
studies/papers is at http://femalebirdsong.org/

Happy birding,
Liam Waters
Sharon
 

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Date: 6/19/17 10:55 am
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Yellow crowned night herons at water Street Ipswich
Both herons on a small boat in back of a small green house off of water
Street. you can view them from the pull off a little further up the road.
These are the herons reported earlier today by Phil Brown. From the small
landing, you can only see one but through the white fence by the green
house, you can see both.
Andrea Bean
West Peabody

 

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Date: 6/19/17 10:15 am
From: AJ Pellegrini-Toole <aptoole...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Help to decide: Is this nest active?
I left the Xmas wreath up a little too long and a Carolina wren made a
nest. I could never
determine whether it was active or a decoy nest, so left it alone.
Saturday my husband
got tired of looking at it, but when he removed it from the house, I saw
there were 2 eggs in
it. We put it back, but how do I know if these are viable or non-viable
eggs? I haven't noticed
activity near the nest in a while, but we don't use that door very
often. I would also assume
the parents would be quiet around the nest unless they sensed danger.

So how long should the Xmas spirit reign?

Thanks for any input.

Alida Pellegrini-Toole
North Falmouth, MA

aptoole AT yahoo DOT com

 

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Date: 6/19/17 9:33 am
From: Philip Brown <nebirdsplus...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 2 YC Night-heron? Ipswich 6/19/17 11am
There is a pair of Yellow- crowned Night-heron roosting on a small boat along Water St in Ipswich.

They can be seen from the town landing, looking up river.

Nesting in the area?

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

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

 

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Date: 6/18/17 5:53 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
Sunday, June 18. The red-headed woodpecker was observed again at our feeder this morning, about 6:40. We didn't see it any more throughout the day.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/18/17 5:08 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Winter Wren in Cohasset
Hi,
I birded in the beautiful Whitney and Thayer Woods yesterday from 2:40 p.m.-6:10 p.m. This is mostly in the town of Cohasset, with some of it in Hingham as well. The Whitney Spur Trail is very near the Cohasset Train Station. This is where I started. Another name for this place could be Veery Woods. The whole time i was there, i was never far from Veery song. I had twenty-six Veery here, and that's just the portion I covered.

accipiter sp. 1
cuckoo sp. 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 5
Eastern Wood-Pewee 8
Red-eyed Vireo 7
WINTER WREN 1 Milliken Memorial Trail off the red loop trail. The bird was heard singing at three areas along this trail. The last spot was where the Brass Kettle Brook first crosses this trail. Enchanting! Pick up a map at one of three parking areas.
VEERY 26 the woods here are much to their liking
Wood Thrush 8
Black and White 5
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Ovenbird 17
Pine Warbler 10
Northern Waterthrush 3 heard singing in three dense wetlands
Yellow Warbler 5
Common Yellowthroat 10
Worm-eating Warbler ?
Louisiana Warbler ?
Scarlet Tanager 5
P.S. This is owned by the Trustees of Reservations and is FREE.

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 6/18/17 3:56 pm
From: Jude Griffin <judegriffin...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Yellow-held Night-Heron at Ipswich Town Wharf now
Sitting on white boat forty feet from dock. 18:48

JudeGriffin
Salem MA
<judegriffin...>

 

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Date: 6/18/17 12:16 pm
From: mab <brenglema...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Ipswich - 6/18
Massbird,

There was an adult Yellow-crowned Night-Heron roosting on moored boat off
of the Ipswich town wharf today around 3:00 p.m. The bird was seen by boat
and unfortunately can't be seen from the parking lot at the wharf, but I
thought I'd get the word out in case it starts moving around.
--
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
<brenglema...>

 

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Date: 6/18/17 9:43 am
From: Michael Emmons <michael.emmons...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gloucester Whale Watch 6/18
On a foggy morning whale watch trip out of Gloucester, there were:

3-5 Northern Gannets one of which was an adult.

1 Great Shearwater

4 Humpbacks, 2 mother/calf pairs were seen.

Mike and Dotty Emmons
<Michael.Emmons...>
Wilmington, Ma


 

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Date: 6/17/17 7:14 pm
From: Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plymouth Osprey nest, images
Last Thursday, I took a trek to Nelson Memorial Park to see the osprey nest. I was quite surprised to see how close the osprey nest is to people, a first for me. At times, I was able to see four small chicks but most of all, the two older ones were showing. Lots of red-winged blackbirds, a deer, a GBH, and swallows coming out as the sun started to go down. You can see the images from that late afternoon shoot here.
http://www.delsolar.org/webs/birds/plymouthosprey/content/_32A9779_large.html

Eduardo del Solar
Boston, Mass
<delsolar...>

My website
http://www.delsolar.org

 

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Date: 6/17/17 1:20 pm
From: Deborah Radovsky <dp32...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby - yes
Brown Booby continuing at Cobbett's Pond, Windham, NH. Viewed between 3-4 pm, from Town Beach, as it perched on porch railing on left of pond, and flying over and around pond.

Deb Radovsky
Sharon

 

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Date: 6/17/17 9:21 am
From: Mary <lemmel...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pelican Plum Island
Justin Lawson: Nancy Purcell called the supply store at 9:30am to report that her, Alison and the Sat am Birding Program out of Joppa just had a BROWN (1/2)

PELICAN flying south from Lot 1 on Plum Island. (2/2)

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/17/17 8:42 am
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gloucester Whip-poor-wills, GH Owl
Recuperating from a knee replacement, I keep strange hours, can't go far,
and look to the yard birds to entertain me. Yesterday (Friday) I heard 2
Whip-poor-wills and a Great Horned Owl from our deck at four in the
morning. Daytime birds included:

2 RT Hummingbirds
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
6 Downy Woodpeckers
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
6 Gray Catbirds
2 Eastern Towhees
1 Fish Crow
1 Pine Warbler
2 Chipping Sparrows

Along with the usual complement of robins, chickadees, titmice, WB
nuthatches, cardinals, and goldfinches.

John Nelson
West Gloucester

 

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Date: 6/17/17 6:50 am
From: Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wild Turkey Chicks, Killdeer Chick, Coyote, and more, Videos. Farm Pond and Vicinity 6/16/17
I went to Farm Pond and nearby areas on 6/16/17

Photos and videos are at: http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/
Low bandwidth/mobile version if the main site loads too slowly
http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/?m=1

Videos include:

Wild Turkey Chicks at Aqueduct Trail: One is particularly cute walking
beside mother's tail feathers, until she turns and bumps its head with
her tail. The chick picks a small speck off a leaf, probably eating a
tiny bug. The mother decided to hop down a low wall which presented an
opportunity for the little ones to get in some early flying practice.
One kept hopping down the far wrong of the wall and hopping back up, as
if it was afraid to go where all the others had, until finally it joined
its siblings and its patiently waiting mother.

A Coyote at Aqueduct Trail. The coyote didn't come out and bark at me
this time. The ferocious looking thumbnail for the video was from what
looked more like a yawn than a bark. As I was walking along the trail I
heard a noise in the woods. I looked over and saw the coyote. I stopped
to video it and it "yawned", looked at me for a while, and then crossed
the trail and went off on the other side. This was the same side as the
turkey chicks and as I was filming them a minute later, I wondered if
the coyote would make an appearance. It didn't.

There were two killdeer with a very cute chick elsewhere in Framingham.
One of the adults can be seen in the video eating a dragon fly.

In another video, an Eastern Bluebird along Eames Brook lands on a perch
and flies off a while later. Also it inspects the same tree hole
chickadees have been see near in past weeks. In the video, a chickadee
seems to crash into the tree or bluebird near the hole, and then falls
toward the ground.

At Farm Pond a Red-winged Blackbird was calling and displaying
alternately with another male while they foraged in the mud. You can
hear them very well in the video despite the traffic noise and wind.
It's interesting to see how the bird forages. It opens its bill as it
pokes it into the mud.



Michael Kolodny
Framingham
<mcjavlzo...>
 

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Date: 6/17/17 5:39 am
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
After we hadn't seen the red-headed woodpecker for several days, it reappeared this morning, coming twice to the suet feeder at 6:50 and 7:00 am. Each time it comes, it stays only a minute or so, and then flies up into the trees and away. (It is certainly possible that it has been here unseen by us for the past five days--we are in and out all day and could easily miss it.)


Birders are welcome to come and watch for it in our yard, but you need a lot of time and patience, or great good luck. The address is 8 Stratham Rd in Lexington. Our house (cedar-shingled with basketball hoop in the driveway and solar collector on the roof) is behind #6 Stratham, but the driveway is between #2 and #6 (out of order). The road is very narrow--no place to park. It would be best to park on Worthen Rd. and walk up Stratham to our house. There may or may not be anyone home. Feel free to use the blue and white lawn chairs; move them around to find a shady spot. Sit or stand well back from the feeder--the red-head seems shy, at least compared to red-bellied or downy woodpeckers.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/17/17 4:25 am
From: Mary <lemmel...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Yes brown Booby
Being seen now


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 6/16/17 3:34 pm
From: JOHN ROCKWOOD <loonphotog...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Video of NH Loon underwater 6/13
Video of NH Loon underwater. Shot from my kayak. Water was a little murky that day.

https://vimeo.com/221888545

Feel free to share.

Enjoy!


John Rockwood
 

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Date: 6/16/17 3:23 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ten Purple Martins at Stony Brook Audubon in Norfolk
At the Purple Martin houses near the visitor center. Boarwalk is closed! Ouch! I didn't know. Lots of birds at this place.
Paul <Petersonpetersonpaul63...>
 

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Date: 6/16/17 2:36 pm
From: Tom Martin <tommartin53...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island Least Bittern
I had a Least Bittern flying at the North Pool on Plum Island yesterday at noon.

Tom Martin
Boxford

Sent from my iPad
 

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Date: 6/16/17 12:03 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon update and request for information - revised
Thanks to Tom French, Assistant Director, NHESP, Division of Fisheries
and Wildlife for this request and associated update. Tom's email is
<tom.french...>

I hope many of you are able to help.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MassWildlife request for Peregrine Falcon information

As of this week, MassWildlifes Peregrine Falcon banding season has
wrapped up. This spring we successfully banded 36 falcon chicks, and
many of these chicks have now fledged. As you venture into the field
birding, please be on the lookout for these young falcons and report any
bands that you are able to read. The field-readable color band will be
a black over green-colored band on the left leg with two numbers on the
top green part, and two letters on the lower black part. This code is
repeated three times around the band so it should be visible regardless
of which direction the bird is facing.

The number of nesting pairs of Peregrine Falcons is continuing to
increase, and as of now, we are aware of 40 territorial pairs in
Massachusetts. Chicks were banded at 13 of these sites, and we have
good information from a number of other sites from a few dedicated
volunteers and a number of other birders, but we have not had the chance
to check on quite a few of the nesting pairs this year. If you have
visited any of the nesting locations listed below, or have time to now,
I would greatly appreciate knowing if the pair was present, if there was
evidence of incubation or chick rearing, and how many chicks, if any,
fledged. We are very interested in birders volunteering to periodically
visit these poorly covered nest sites in future years as well. As the
numbers increase, it is becoming more difficult to keep track of how
they are doing each year. Checking in on the progress of a pair of
nesting Peregrine Falcons, and watching their behavior through the
spring can be very rewarding.

There is also no doubt that there are additional Peregrine Falcon and
Bald Eagle nests that have not yet been located. The last documented
Bald Eagle nest on Cape Cod was in 1905, but there has been an adult
pair in the Mashpee-Wakeby Pond area for about six years, and another
pair farther down the Cape in Nickerson State park for three or four
years. These pairs must be nesting nearby.

*Poorly monitored Peregrine Falcon nest sites*


Fore River Bridge, Quincy

Condominium in New Bedford

Cape Cod Canal bridges

Mt. Sugarloaf, Deerfield

Farley Cliffs, Erving

Mt. Tekoa, Westfield River, Russell

Monument Mountain Great Barrington

Pettybone Falls, Cheshire

Hanging Mountain, Sandisfield

Muller Bridge (Rte. 202), Holyoke

General Pierce Bridge, Montague

Thank you!

Tom

Thomas W. French Ph.D.

Assistant Director, NHESP

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Westborough, MA 01581

508-389-6355 office, 508-450-5141 cell


 

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Date: 6/16/17 10:50 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon update and request for information
Thanks to Tom French, Assistant Director, NHESP, Division of Fisheries
and Wildlife for this request and associated update.

I hope many of you are able to help.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

MassWildlife request for Peregrine Falcon information

As of this week, MassWildlifes Peregrine Falcon banding season has
wrapped up. This spring we successfully banded 36 falcon chicks, and
many of these chicks have now fledged. As you venture into the field
birding, please be on the lookout for these young falcons and report any
bands that you are able to read. The field-readable color band will be
a black over green-colored band on the left leg with two numbers on the
top green part, and two letters on the lower black part. This code is
repeated three times around the band so it should be visible regardless
of which direction the bird is facing.

The number of nesting pairs of Peregrine Falcons is continuing to
increase, and as of now, we are aware of 40 territorial pairs in
Massachusetts. Chicks were banded at 13 of these sites, and we have
good information from a number of other sites from a few dedicated
volunteers and a number of other birders, but we have not had the chance
to check on quite a few of the nesting pairs this year. If you have
visited any of the nesting locations listed below, or have time to now,
I would greatly appreciate knowing if the pair was present, if there was
evidence of incubation or chick rearing, and how many chicks, if any,
fledged. We are very interested in birders volunteering to periodically
visit these poorly covered nest sites in future years as well. As the
numbers increase, it is becoming more difficult to keep track of how
they are doing each year. Checking in on the progress of a pair of
nesting Peregrine Falcons, and watching their behavior through the
spring can be very rewarding.

There is also no doubt that there are additional Peregrine Falcon and
Bald Eagle nests that have not yet been located. The last documented
Bald Eagle nest on Cape Cod was in 1905, but there has been an adult
pair in the Mashpee-Wakeby Pond area for about six years, and another
pair farther down the Cape in Nickerson State park for three or four
years. These pairs must be nesting nearby.

*Poorly monitored Peregrine Falcon nest sites*


Fore River Bridge, Quincy

Condominium in New Bedford

Cape Cod Canal bridges

Mt. Sugarloaf, Deerfield

Farley Cliffs, Erving

Mt. Tekoa, Westfield River, Russell

Monument Mountain Great Barrington

Pettybone Falls, Cheshire

Hanging Mountain, Sandisfield

Muller Bridge (Rte. 202), Holyoke

General Pierce Bridge, Montague

Thank you!

Tom

Thomas W. French Ph.D.

Assistant Director, NHESP

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

1 Rabbit Hill Road

Westborough, MA 01581

508-389-6355 office, 508-450-5141 cell


 

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Date: 6/16/17 9:25 am
From: Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] October Purple Martin meeting being planned
Purple Martin enthusiasts from Massachusetts and Rhode Island are invited
to a gathering at Mass Audubon's Stony Brook Sanctuary in Norfolk, Mass,
Saturday October 21st 9 am - Noon. The martins will then be well on their
way to South America, but we hope to get reports of 2017 nesting success
from various colonies being managed. It will be interesting to compare
notes and best management practices. It also would be a good chance for
anyone who would like to be a Purple Martin landlord to learn about
attracting martins.

Please contact me directly if you are interested in attending. Free and
open to the public.

Madeleine Linck

Rehoboth, Mass

<madeleine.linck...>

Cell: 612-791-4646

 

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Date: 6/16/17 9:10 am
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Purple Martin Update - Plum Island & Salisbury
Birders,

The nesting season is progressing nicely given all the rain & cool winds.

Purple Martins are on eggs at the two Parker River NWR sites:
Lot # 1 & the old headquarters at the north end of the island.

At the first season gourds on Salisbury Beach State Reservation,
several birds are courting & gathering nest material.

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Lynette Leka
Jane Sender





 

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Date: 6/15/17 9:59 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wildcat Conservation Area, Boxford, Jun 15, 2017
> Wildcat Conservation Area, Boxford
> Jun 15, 2017 7:40 AM - 11:15 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: I returned to one of my favorite places in Boxford, the 100+
> acre Wildcat Conservation Area off Herrick Rd., after an absence of
> several years. I heard nothing special, but I was surprised to hear NO
> blackbirds (redwings or grackles) despite the large extent of swamps.
> Perhaps that's because they are so heavily wooded. Also, beavers have
> made their way into this place, as one of the trails was blocked by a
> shaky-looking dam. (As in shaky for a human to walk on.) This place is
> where I found a turkey vulture nest during Atlas 2, but I saw no vultures
> today.
> 30 species
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 2 one carried food
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 6
> Great Crested Flycatcher 6
> Red-eyed Vireo 4
> Blue Jay 10
> American Crow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 16 including apparent family of 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> Veery 8 I watched a pair, both carrying food, but was apparently too
> close to the nest because both birds kept giving alarm notes and not
> delivering the food. So I gave up tying to find the nest (or young). I
> doubt if I could have found it/them anyway, as the activity was in a wet
> swamp.
> Hermit Thrush 2
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 3
> Ovenbird 13
> Northern Waterthrush 1
> Common Yellowthroat 1 low
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 4
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1 Also low--there's a lot of hemlock in
> there.
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 5
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> American Goldfinch 8
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37616613


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

 

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Date: 6/15/17 2:28 pm
From: sean riley <newburyowls...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh bird walk
Hi all,

I am leading a bird walk this Saturday at Belle Isle Marsh. The walk begins at 8am , meet at the main parking lot off Bennington street. You can email me with any questions. If its raining typically we cancel.

This week I've been seeing : American Oystercatchers, Willets, Willow Flycatchers, Common Tern , Least Tern, Virginia Rail , Savannah Sparrow, Salt-marsh Sparrow and a Lone Least Flycatcher still hanging around.

-Sean Riley
Plum Island
<Newburyowls...>

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Date: 6/15/17 9:59 am
From: Alan & Ruth Bragg <alan.ruth.bragg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Jun 15, 2017
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Jun 15, 2017 6:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.1 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey by NWR volunteers Kevin, Tom, Will, Kathy,
Maryellen, Larry, Marie, Soheil, Chrissy, Melanie, Ginger, Alan & Frank. A
beautiful cool sunny day. After the survey we said goodbye to our good
friend Marie over breakfast in Concord.
53 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose 33
Mute Swan 3
Wood Duck 18
American Black Duck 3
Mallard 8
Hooded Merganser 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 Pair flying northeast and seen well by 5 members
of our group
Killdeer 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 11
Mourning Dove 12
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 6
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 3
Warbling Vireo 12
Red-eyed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
Tree Swallow 9
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 12
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Brown Creeper 1
Marsh Wren 9
wren sp. 1 Winter or house in low & wet area near restrooms
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 5
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 9
Yellow Warbler 12
Pine Warbler 3
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1 Greenish yellow face, black throat seen
by Melanie
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 24
Swamp Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 97
Common Grackle 35
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
American Goldfinch 8
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37604742

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
​Alan Bragg
Bedford MA​

 

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Date: 6/15/17 6:58 am
From: Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fiske Pond Natick (Ruddy Duck), 6/14/17, Photos and Video
I went to Fiske Pond and nearby areas on 6/14/17

Photos and videos are at: http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/
Low bandwidth/mobile version if the main site loads too slowly
http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/?m=1

There was ruddy duck in the pond but as you can see in the video, it was
quite far off. I was on Rt 135 east of the dam and the duck was near the
opposite side of the pond.

Another video shows a great blue heron first disturbed by another heron
and then harassed by a grackle.



Michael Kolodny
Framingham
<mcjavlzo...>
 

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Date: 6/14/17 7:18 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Thacher Island NWR, Jun 14, 2017
> Thacher Island NWR, Rockport
> Jun 14, 2017 9:20 AM - 1:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: I went with 4 folks from the Parker River NWR to Thacher
> Island, of which the FWS owns half--hence the name of the hotspot. The
> other half of the 54-acre island is owned by the town of Rockport and
> managed by volunteers from the Thacher Island Assn., and we took their
> boat to the island. I was representing MAS on a project some of us are
> doing on the Essex County islands this year. In addition to getting
> information on the respective organizations' management plans for the
> island, i took a bird census. There is a surprising amount of diversity
> there, perhaps reflecting a wide diversity of plant species.
> 22 species
>
> Canada Goose 43 including about 18 large young in at least 4 broods.
> An amazing number of young to avoid being eaten by the large predacious
> gulls.
> Mallard 3 No young seen. This is the other waterfowl species whose
> small young are eaten by the big gulls "like popcorn."
> Common Eider 76 Broods of tiny young were swimming in creches with
> their protective hens on the ocean. Most of the adults were females but I
> didn't count them by sex.
> Double-crested Cormorant 77 Some were nesting, which the Rockport and
> FWS folks told me was a recent development on Thacher. (There were also a
> roughly estimated 250 on Milk I. to the south, though the distance, the
> tight packing of the birds on that island, and the fact that over 1000
> pairs nested there in 1994 and almost 600 pairs in 2006 probably combine
> to make my estimate wildly low.)

> Great Cormorant 1 Immature bird with DCCOs on rocks. Larger, with
> yellow chin and white throat, in contrast to the all-orange throats of the
> DCCOs. While adults are rare in the county in summer, immatures are never
> a surprise.
> Glossy Ibis 1 I watched this bird fly around over the island for a
> while, but it disappeared.
> Herring Gull 500 Rough estimate--hundreds of pairs nesting all over
> the place. A few chicks seen.
> Great Black-backed Gull 200 Rough estimate--scores of pairs nesting
> all over the place. A few chicks seen.
> Mourning Dove 3
> Willow Flycatcher 2
> Tree Swallow 2
> Barn Swallow 12 6 nests seen, 5 in one place (the pavilion beside the
> "cistern chapel")
> Gray Catbird 13
> European Starling 5
> Yellow Warbler 5
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 16
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 24
> Common Grackle 31
> Orchard Oriole 1 singing male
> American Goldfinch 3

Most of these songbirds can be assumed to be nesting there, and I confirmed
several of them today.
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37593402

Butterflies: 11 cabbage whites, 1 clouded sulphur, one azure (sp.), one
large fritillary (sp.), 3 american ladies, and 1 COMMON BUCKEYE--rare in
June and the first I have seen in the county in years.

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

 

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Date: 6/14/17 6:59 pm
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Martin Burns WMA, Jun 11, 2017
Late report from Martin Burns: We did have some nice butterflies
along with the birds: Vicerory, Monarch, Pearl Crescent, Red-spotted
Purple, American Lady, Clouded Sulfur and a Skipper we weren't sure of
(haven't had a chance to dig out my book to try to put a name on it).

Ciao,
Linda

Martin Burns WMA, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jun 11, 2017 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: BBC Walk on a very warm (71 degrees when we started) sunny day. It was quieter than past years, and of note was absence of Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow or any cuckoos.
38 species

Great Blue Heron 8
Turkey Vulture 2
Osprey 1
Mourning Dove 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 3
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 4
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Veery 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 1
Ovenbird 2
Blue-winged Warbler 1 heard only
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3 heard only
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 6
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Indigo Bunting 3
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Baltimore Oriole 5
American Goldfinch 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37584895

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


 

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Date: 6/14/17 2:13 pm
From: Eva Casey <evacasey13...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Dickcissel at Cumberland Farms. Same tree as the Blue Grosbeak
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Ida and I were sitting with our backs to the concrete slabs hoping the blue grosbeak would return to the nearest tree where we had briefly glimpsed it earlier at the 3 o'clock position. At 8:30 a.m. Ida directed my attention to a yellow bird at the 11 o'clock position. She identified it as a dickcissel. It sang awhile. At 9:30 a.m. it returned to almost the same branch and sang again.

Here's a video of the dickcissel singing that also shows exactly where in the tree the bird was perched.

https://youtu.be/FUdJoEIxVMw

My still photos are at

http://theworld.com/~eva/dickcissel/

Eva Casey
Somerville, MA
 

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Date: 6/14/17 9:14 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Ludlow - Brown Booby
More info from Joe Bourget on the current thinking about this bird:

... the bird was seen LAST WEEK. The bird in NH and this bird are one
and the same, due to feather patterning.


Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

 

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Date: 6/14/17 8:20 am
From: Jonathan Jones <brewbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Grasshopper Sparrow continues at Norfolk Airport
It’s still hanging around near the wind sock pole (which does not have a sock on it). Saw and heard it at roughly 8 AM this morning.

Jonathan Jones
Wrentham, MA,
 

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Date: 6/14/17 6:18 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ludlow - Brown Booby
Joe Bourget relays a report via facebook from CT of a unconfirmed bird
in Ludlow:

This was posted on the Connecticut Birders page by a friend of a friend
of the finder. This BROWN BOOBY was apparently seen at "Red Bridge" on
monday, which could mean the dam, the road, or the local bait shop. All
of these locations are in LUDLOW, MA. No reports, photos, or information
are available at this time.

Any additional information is welcome!


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>


 

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Date: 6/14/17 5:52 am
From: Brad Dinerman <bdinerman...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby -YES (Wednesday)
As of 8:15, the brown booby was perched on the porch railing at the usual home. The homeowner does not really want more photographers in his yard and has put police tape across his walkway. There was a group of eight of us at the beach hoping it will take flight and make some close approaches. Otherwise it was easily visible with a zoom lens or binoculars from the beach as it porch perches. (Say that last part ten times fast.)

-Brad


(Sent from my mobile office, a.k.a the iPhone)

__________________________________
Bradley J. Dinerman, President
Fieldbrook Solutions LLC
12 Kings Row, Ashland, MA 01721<x-apple-data-detectors://0/1>
voice: (508) 231-0931<tel:(508)%20231-0931>

On Jun 14, 2017, at 8:25 AM, Jim McCoy <jfmccoy...><mailto:<jfmccoy...>> wrote:

I didn't see a Tuesday report, so for people contemplating a long drive, I'm writing to confirm that the Brown Booby was still present late Tuesday afternoon at Cobbett's Pond in Windham, NH.

Jim McCoy
Melrose, MA
<jfmccoy...><mailto:<jfmccoy...>

Sent from my Windows Phone

 

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Date: 6/14/17 5:22 am
From: Jim McCoy <jfmccoy...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby Tuesday
I didn't see a Tuesday report, so for people contemplating a long drive, I'm writing to confirm that the Brown Booby was still present late Tuesday afternoon at Cobbett's Pond in Windham, NH.

Jim McCoy
Melrose, MA
<jfmccoy...>

Sent from my Windows Phone

 

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Date: 6/13/17 3:27 pm
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Magnificent Frigatebird - Salisbury Beach Reservation - detailed location of sighting in report
**If anyone is good a photo software, I can send them the photo. The shape
and size look good for it.


Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jun 13, 2017 2:09 PM - 4:39 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Comments: I walked around the Salisbury Beach looking for the
Magnificent Frigatebird. I was extremely lucky to see it. I was standing
on the left gazebo in Lot 3 which is (I believe) the last lot on the way
out. I was looking towards my left, down the beach over the water when I
saw it. No mistaking this bird. I saw it clearly through my bins. I
could see the white chest, the long narrow wings. I was also able to see
the forked tail. I watched it for at least 5-7 seconds. I then attempted
to get a photo but I lost sight when my camera zoomed out. I did start
snapping and did catch a photo but not sure if it was the Frigate. Trying
to work on the photo.
8 species

Mallard 2
Magnificent Frigatebird 1 I saw him gliding/soaring over open ocean.
I was able to see him clearly in my bins. I could see the white chest and
the clincher was the forked tail that was visible to me when he gave me a
different viewing angle. I was able to watch him for 5 - 7 seconds. I may
have a photo, I lost it when the camera zoomed out but I did snap away. I
did capture a bird and I am working on the photo to try to make it more
identifiable.
Piping Plover 1
Ring-billed Gull 8
Herring Gull 14
Great Black-backed Gull 7
Least Tern 6
Blue Jay 2

Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, MA
<abean60...>

 

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Date: 6/13/17 12:46 pm
From: Jeff Rees <jrees...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Thanks for House Wren song ID!
Thanks to everyone who identified my mystery song as a House Wren!

I slowed down part of the recording by 80% to hear the complexity of the song and thought some might enjoy the result. The pitch is correspondingly lowered also, but it makes it seem even more melodic.

Here’s a link to the slow version-

https://clyp.it/hc3fwigq

Thanks,
Jeff Rees
Auburn, MA
 

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Date: 6/13/17 12:21 pm
From: Marj. Rines <marj...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] frigatebird update
Andrea Bean just called to say she walked out to the gazebo in Lot 3,
looked left and saw the frigatebird


--
Marj. Rines
Woburn, MA

 

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Date: 6/13/17 12:16 pm
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Frigabird
I am on the Gazibo at lot three. I could see it in my binoculars over the
ocean to my left which would be between the gazebo and the entrance of
where you come into the reservation. That was two minutes ago
Andrea Bean
West Peabody
<abean60...>

 

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Date: 6/13/17 12:04 pm
From: Marj. Rines <marj...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird update
I just had a call from Fay Vale (whose computer is dead) and she just
had a text Mary Margaret Halpern saying she saw it briefly.


--
Marj. Rines
Woburn, MA

 

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Date: 6/13/17 11:53 am
From: Jonathan Jones <brewbird...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Unknown Bird Song Help
Your instincts were right … it’s a House Wren.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Wren <https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/House_Wren>

Jonathan Jones
Wrentham, MA

> On Jun 13, 2017, at 2:30 PM, Jeff Rees <jrees...> wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> I’ve been trying to ID this song I heard at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA on 6/4. I never got more than a quick glimpse of the bird. It was working the top sides of dead branches, singing constantly. My only impression was that it was “Wren-ish” in size and shape because I thought I saw a slightly down-curved bill during one glimpse.
>
> Can someone ID this for me? Here’s a link to the song -
>
> https://clyp.it/e2ufnrli# <https://clyp.it/e2ufnrli#>
>
> Thanks,
> Jeff Rees
> Auburn, MA


 

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Date: 6/13/17 11:42 am
From: Marj. Rines <marj...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird - more info
My original contact was via voice mail, I just spoke to the reporter:

Reilly McCue, a fishing boat captain out of Newburyport on the Kylee
Rose, and he said he did get some iPad photos and will be sending them
to me. Evidently his client wasn't thrilled at the detour to photo the bird!

--
Marj. Rines
Woburn, MA

 

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Date: 6/13/17 11:36 am
From: Jeff Rees <jrees...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Unknown Bird Song Help
Hi,

I’ve been trying to ID this song I heard at Hillside Cemetery in Auburn, MA on 6/4. I never got more than a quick glimpse of the bird. It was working the top sides of dead branches, singing constantly. My only impression was that it was “Wren-ish” in size and shape because I thought I saw a slightly down-curved bill during one glimpse.

Can someone ID this for me? Here’s a link to the song -

https://clyp.it/e2ufnrli#

Thanks,
Jeff Rees
Auburn, MA
 

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Date: 6/13/17 10:36 am
From: meaghan q. sinclair <meaghanq...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird Salisbury
There was one spotted in Maine over the past few days, but not today. So
perhaps the same individual?

Not my report but the initial ebird posting:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37554433


Meaghan Sinclair
<meaghanq...>
Cambridge, MA

On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 1:17 PM, Marj. Rines <marj...> wrote:

> I just had a call from a man who reports a frigatebird feeding off
> Salisbury Beach by the State Reservation - trying to steal food from the
> gulls and terns! This seems like a credible report given the fact that the
> caller knew what it was and that it was unusual, and also that one was seen
> off Stellwagen not long ago.
>
>
> --
> Marj. Rines
> Woburn, MA
>
>

 

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Date: 6/13/17 10:24 am
From: Marj. Rines <marj...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird Salisbury
I just had a call from a man who reports a frigatebird feeding off
Salisbury Beach by the State Reservation - trying to steal food from the
gulls and terns! This seems like a credible report given the fact that
the caller knew what it was and that it was unusual, and also that one
was seen off Stellwagen not long ago.


--
Marj. Rines
Woburn, MA

 

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Date: 6/12/17 6:24 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker continuing
We continue to see the red-headed woodpecker at our suet feeder. Sunday, June 11, it was seen by two other birders about 10:30 am, who recorded it with great photos. Then today, June 12, we saw it at the feeder about 5 pm.


It visits the suet feeder in our front yard several times a day. Anyone is welcome to come, sit, and have a look, but we don't know when it will show up.


The address is 8 Stratham Rd in Lexington. Our house is behind #6 Stratham, but the driveway is between #2 and #6 (out of order). The road is very narrow--no place to park. It would be best to park on Worthen Rd. and walk up Stratham to our house. We're in and out. There may or may not be anyone home. Feel free to use blue and white lawn chairs; move them around to find a shady spot.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/12/17 2:34 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Windham NH - Brown Booby continues
I did see the Brown Booby from the town beach on Cobbetts Farm Road today, 6/12, from about 2 - 2:20 PM. It was to the left, on the flat roof near the blue slide. It had been fling around before I got there. When I was there, it spent time preening and sunning.

Thanks to all who have provided updates and directions for this bird.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

 

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Date: 6/12/17 2:18 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pingree Reservation, Hamilton, Jun 11, 2017
I forgot to post this trip yesterday.

> Pingree Reservation, Hamilton
> Jun 11, 2017 9:05 AM - 10:50 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: I returned to this forested area to check on the wood thrush
> nest I found a week or so back and to look for other nests (which I did
> not find today). I also missed the copulating cuckoos this time, along
> with some common species like catbirds, tanagers, grackles, orioles, and
> goldfinches. In short, it was fairly quiet except for the usual horde of
> ovenbirds.
> 23 species
>
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 7
> Great Crested Flycatcher 7
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 11
> Tufted Titmouse 11
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> Brown Creeper 1
> House Wren 1
> Winter Wren 1
> Veery 2
> Wood Thrush 6 Saw the pair at the nest feeding 3 large young. Also a
> singing male elsewhere. The nesting pair has been silent on both of my
> visits--I've yet to here this male sing.
> American Robin 6
> Ovenbird 19
> Common Yellowthroat 1
> Pine Warbler 1 low
> Chipping Sparrow 3
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Red-winged Blackbird 6
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37529051


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

 

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Date: 6/12/17 1:10 pm
From: <th3b1rdn3rd...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Northern Gannet At Race Point
Just got back from seeing the Brown Booby in NH (awesome looks!!) and forgot to report a northern Gannet me and my friend saw at race point last Saturday. I got some blurry pics but it was definitely a Gannet. Bright white with yellowish head and dark black wing tips. Sitting out on water.

-Francis
 

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Date: 6/12/17 6:20 am
From: William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cumbies Blue Grosbeak, Bobwhite
This morning between 7 and 8 the previously reported blue grosbeak
continues at the Cumberland Farms fields on River Street in Middleboro,
singing almost unceasingly in the area of the thicket just beyond the road
junction near the concrete structures/manure pit area. It spends it's time
high in the trees but also sang from exposed spots as well as from one of
the dead snags by the concrete structures. In addition to the grosbeak, as
I walked in from River Street a Bobwhite quail walked up the path ahead of
me.

Bill Loughlin
West Bridgewater
wkloughlin111 at gmail dot com

 

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Date: 6/12/17 3:33 am
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby - additional location info
I'm sorry, I neglected to be more specific with the location. The brown
booby is at Cobbetts Pond in windham New Hampshire. Windham is just over
the border going down Route 93. From the interchange of 95 and 93 it is
probably 35 minutes. When you get to the pond, you can park at the parking
lot and then walk up the road about 1/8 of a mile. I believe it is between
house number 27 & 31. I apologize for leaving this out the first time.
Andrea Bean
W. Peabody
<abeam60...>

 

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Date: 6/11/17 3:36 pm
From: Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby New Hampshire?
Park at the Windham town beach on Cobbett’s Pond, the walk up the hill (left of the beach) about 300 yards to a house with a flat, brown roof, which is at around #27A (but not at 27A, if you follow me). The bird is only 30-40 feet away, depending on where he’s perched. If he suddenly flies away, don’t panic; he makes regular fishing trips around the pond every once in a while and then returns to the same flat roof.

DO NOT PARK ALONG THE ROAD! There is not enough room to do this safely, and you are likely to be ticketed or towed if you do as you risk causing an accident.

Scott Spangenberg
Amherst, NH

> On Jun 11, 2017, at 2:41 PM, Andrea Bean <abean60...> wrote:
>
> Brown booby being seen right now 2:41 on cobbetts pond road.
> On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 11:41 AM Justin Lawson <justindlawson...> wrote:
> I did some more research. the bird was photographed yesterday. stayed all night on his deck. the bird has since left his deck. area is still worth checking but no longer at his house.
>
> On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM Marj. Rines <marj...> wrote:
> A photo of a Brown Booby at Cobbetts Pond in New Hampshire was posted on
> the Mass Audubon Facebook page:
>
> https://business.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211970966682740&set=p.10211970966682740&type=3&theater
>
> It says it was posted 7 hours ago, but I know nothing more.
>
> --
> Marj. Rines
> Woburn, MA
>
> --
> Justin Lawson
> Worcester, MA


 

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Date: 6/11/17 1:24 pm
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby at Cobbetts Pond
Cobbetts Pond Road, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
Jun 11, 2017 2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Rushed down to see the Brown Booby. Thank you to Marj Rines
for posting the original sighting on Massbird.
5 species

Mallard 2
Brown Booby 1 Sitting on flat roof, even with the street. This was an
amazing sight. Seemed undaunted by all the commotion on the lake, which
was very active. One of the viewers said they saw it diving in the water,
I assume feeding, or trying to feed.
Osprey 1 flying over parking lot of beach
Mourning Dove 2
Northern Cardinal 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37533193

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

Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, MA
<abean60...>

 

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Date: 6/11/17 11:50 am
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby New Hampshire?
Brown booby being seen right now 2:41 on cobbetts pond road.
On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 11:41 AM Justin Lawson <justindlawson...>
wrote:

> I did some more research. the bird was photographed yesterday. stayed all
> night on his deck. the bird has since left his deck. area is still worth
> checking but no longer at his house.
>
> On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM Marj. Rines <marj...> wrote:
>
>> A photo of a Brown Booby at Cobbetts Pond in New Hampshire was posted on
>> the Mass Audubon Facebook page:
>>
>>
>> https://business.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211970966682740&set=p.10211970966682740&type=3&theater
>>
>> It says it was posted 7 hours ago, but I know nothing more.
>>
>> --
>> Marj. Rines
>> Woburn, MA
>>
>> --
> Justin Lawson
> Worcester, MA
>

 

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Date: 6/11/17 11:22 am
From: Michael Baird <rkramden1994...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Jun 11, 2017
A beautiful morning with a great group of birders and lots of breeding
activity.

Mike Baird
Lowell, MA
rkramden 1994 (at) g mail dot com

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jun 11, 2017 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: I led a breeding bird walk for the Ipswich River Wildlife
Sanctuary on the property this morning. 11 participants joined me on a
beautiful spring morning with plenty of sunshine, temps rising from the 60s
to the 70s and a light breeze. Bird song was ubiquitous and several birds
were seen and heard with a lot of breeding activity notes. Ovenbirds were
observed gathering nesting material, Yellow Warblers gathering food and one
of the participants found, and got everyone on, a Warbling Vireo nest with
a singing parent in residence. A wonderful morning on at the sanctuary with
a great group of birders. We covered Bradstreet, Drumlin, Stone Bridge and
Rockery trails (the parts that weren't under water).
44 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard 1 Heard only
Great Blue Heron 1 Heard only
Great Egret 2 flyover
Cooper's Hawk 1 Individual was in the same spot hours apart off
Bradstreet Lane and was very vocal so it seems likely it was defending a
territory or even a nest. A collection of sticks was noted but in hindsight
was probably too small to be an active nest.
Red-tailed Hawk 1 being harassed by several Red-winged Blackbirds
gull sp. 1
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 3 singing males
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 6
Red-eyed Vireo 3
Tree Swallow 20 conservative estimate
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Brown Creeper 2
House Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 6 Heard only
Veery 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 10
European Starling 5
Cedar Waxwing 4 all flyovers
Ovenbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 2 Singing males
American Redstart 4 All singing males
Yellow Warbler 6 Singing males
Pine Warbler 2 singing males
Chipping Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 4
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25 conservative estimate
Common Grackle 12
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 4
House Sparrow 16

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37530194

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

 

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Date: 6/11/17 10:49 am
From: Bob Parker <Bob.Parker...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Off-topic: Eagle feeding red-tail chick
From NPR:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/06/09/532281224/eagles-adopt-baby-red-tailed-hawk-putting-aside-violent-species-rivalry

includes a video of feeding.

Bob Parker
Somerville, MA

 

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Date: 6/11/17 10:46 am
From: Donna Cooper <donna.j.cooper...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Andover-Evening Grosbeaks
See if this link to my FB page lets you see the birds.
https://www.facebook.com/donna.cooper.3701

On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Donna Cooper <donna.j.cooper...>
wrote:

> A male and female evening grosbeak were feeding on safflower at our
> feeders at 10:20 AM this morning. A first yardbird for us!
>
> Donna Cooper
> Andover Massachusetts
> --
> Sent from iPhone
>

 

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Date: 6/11/17 9:32 am
From: Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Farm Pond and Vicinity Framingham 6/8/17, Bald Eagles etc. Photos and Videos
I went to Farm Pond and nearby areas on 6/8/17

Photos and videos are at: http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/
Low bandwidth/mobile version if the main site loads too slowly
http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/?m=1

Videos include:

At Foss Reservoir an adult bald eagle flew onto a branch below the nest
and was mobbed by grackles. The juvenile in the nest became very active
at this point, flapping its wings and hopping in the nest. It might have
been a reaction to a breeze which juveniles use to exercise their wings,
but as I watched at the time, after waiting quite a long while for an
adult eagle to come to the nest, it looked to me like the juvenile was
jumping up and down, throwing a tantrum, because the parent didn't come
right to the nest with its lunch. The audio comes on briefly, starting
at about 2:37, and you can hear the juvenile calling. The audio appears
out of sync because of the distance. The adult was eventually forced off
its perch when a grackle came within pecking distance. I saw the eagle
leave the perch but I didn't see where it went. I'm not sure if it went
to the nest or whether its mate came in the meantime but when I next
looked at the nest an adult was tearing up a fish and the adult and
juvenile were sharing the meal. The adult ate some of it and the
juvenile also took morsels from the adult's beak.

There is also a video from Cushing Memorial Park of a grackle harassing
a red-tailed hawk in flight. After one close swoop the grackle looses a
feather which you can see falling to the ground.

In another video a mallard duckling tries to walk over a floating log
but the log starts rolling, and despite the ducklings best efforts to
get over it, the duckling has to go around it.

Michael Kolodny
Framingham
<mcjavlzo...>
 

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Date: 6/11/17 8:44 am
From: Justin Lawson <justindlawson...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby New Hampshire?
I did some more research. the bird was photographed yesterday. stayed all
night on his deck. the bird has since left his deck. area is still worth
checking but no longer at his house.
On Sun, Jun 11, 2017 at 10:04 AM Marj. Rines <marj...> wrote:

> A photo of a Brown Booby at Cobbetts Pond in New Hampshire was posted on
> the Mass Audubon Facebook page:
>
>
> https://business.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211970966682740&set=p.10211970966682740&type=3&theater
>
> It says it was posted 7 hours ago, but I know nothing more.
>
> --
> Marj. Rines
> Woburn, MA
>
> --
Justin Lawson
Worcester, MA

 

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Date: 6/11/17 7:28 am
From: Donna Cooper <donna.j.cooper...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Andover-Evening Grosbeaks
A male and female evening grosbeak were feeding on safflower at our feeders
at 10:20 AM this morning. A first yardbird for us!

Donna Cooper
Andover Massachusetts
--
Sent from iPhone

 

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Date: 6/11/17 7:04 am
From: Marj. Rines <marj...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brown Booby New Hampshire?
A photo of a Brown Booby at Cobbetts Pond in New Hampshire was posted on
the Mass Audubon Facebook page:

https://business.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211970966682740&set=p.10211970966682740&type=3&theater

It says it was posted 7 hours ago, but I know nothing more.

--
Marj. Rines
Woburn, MA

 

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Date: 6/10/17 5:07 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker
The red-headed woodpecker we've been seeing since May 21 is still around. We saw it yesterday, June 9, at 6:49 pm, and this morning, June 10, at about 7:30. It visits the suet feeder in our front yard several times a day. Anyone is welcome to come, sit, and have a look, but we don't know when it will show up.


The address is 8 Stratham Rd in Lexington. Our house is behind #6 Stratham, but the driveway is between #2 and #6 (out of order). The road is very narrow--no place to park. It would be best to park on Worthen Rd. and walk up Stratham to our house.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/10/17 4:55 pm
From: \<birdwsg...>\ <birdwsg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret, Essex 6/10
Cattle egret on ball field behind Town Hall/Library in Essex at 7:25 pm.

Sent from XFINITY Connect Mobile App

 

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Date: 6/10/17 3:50 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Frigatebird species - Stellwagen Bank

Thanks to Joe Bourget for the following via facebook (Massachusetts Rare
Bird Alert) and text:

On June 10th, Joanne Jarzobski
<https://www.facebook.com/joanne.jarzobski?fref=mentions> found a
FRIGATEBIRD SPECIES off of Stellwagen Bank. I'm sure she will add her
photos here, but I overexposed this one on purpose.


There is a photo on facebook. If someone can share a link to this
photo, that would be great.

Apparently it was seen about 30 minutes ago "near Cape Cod". Someone has
suggested the Canal would be a good location to look tomorrow.

If you have additional details, please share!


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>


 

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Date: 6/10/17 3:33 pm
From: Carol Carson <krillcarson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] A few tickets are still available for tomorrows cruise
JUST A FEW TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE

Ocean Exploration Cruise Spring 2017

Sailing Date: Sunday, June 11, 2017
Time: 8 am to 2 pm
Boarding Time: 7:30 am (we leave the dock at 8 am sharp)
Location: Boat leaves from Gloucester Harbor aboard the Privateer IV, 7 Seas Whale Watch

Join the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) for an all day adventure to support marine wildlife education, research, and conservation. This excursion is a fundraising event for NECWA , an all-volunteer nonprofit based in southeastern MA.

Enjoy commentary from wildlife experts Wayne Petersen (Mass Audubon), Jim Sweeney (South Shore Bird Club), Thomas Robben (Hartford Audubon Society), and Dr. Adrian Jordaan (University of Massachusetts. NECWA naturalists onboard will include Tammy Silva, Leah Horeanopoulos, Starr Howell, and Krill Carson.

We will head offshore to view and document seabirds, whales, seals, sharks, and other marine animals. If weather allows, we will chum for seabirds, and incorporate a number of environmental sampling stations into our agenda for the day. This data will be shared with other researches in the New England area to support their research and management activities. On the way back to the dock, NECWA will provide our free nature-themed raffle to thank passengers for joining us.

To learn more about this exciting trip or to register online through our Constant Contact Event site, go to the Events page on the NECWA website (www.necwa.org) and click on our link for this trip.

Adult tickets are $80
Student tickets are $60

If you need additional information, call Krill Carson at 508-369-8303 or email her at <krillcarson...>

Best, Krill

 

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Date: 6/10/17 1:56 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bradley Palmer SP, Jun 10, 2017
> Bradley Palmer SP, Hamilton
> Jun 10, 2017 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Knowing that Willowdale SF would be overrun with mountain
> bikers on a weekend day, I opted to watch birds in Bradley Palmer SP
> across Topsfield Road. Going in from the north side meant that I would be
> far away from the main park road and the kiddie pool, and my walk was
> barely disturbed by others. Highlights were another phenomenal count of
> ovenbirds, a gratifying number of woodland towhees, a couple blue-winged
> warblers, and a lengthy conversation with a black-billed cuckoo. On the
> other hand, I heard only 1 red-eyed vireo, 1 pewee, and 2 tanagers, all
> very low counts. And zero goldfinches.
> 36 species
>
> Double-crested Cormorant 1 flying up the Ipswich River
> Black-billed Cuckoo 1 I heard a cuckoo "clearing its throat"
> (wau-wa-wa or syllables to that effect), and tried calling for a
> yellow-bill. Nothing. Then I tried the black-bill's triplets. Bingo.
> It flew over and commenced singing quadruplets. We went back and forth
> for 10-15 minutes. My whistles sound nothing like the cuckoo's; I think
> it's the pattern that draws them in. (I can't say "fools them," but it
> has worked for me many times to get them vocalizing.) I have now heard
> and/or seen 16 black-bills this spring, but zero yellow-bills.
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 3
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 7
> American Crow 4
> Tree Swallow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 13
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> Winter Wren 1 This male was singing on a steep wooded hillside away
> from any water that I was aware of.
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 f
> Veery 3
> Wood Thrush 3
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 12
> Cedar Waxwing 6 in one group
> Ovenbird 42 With no duplication, I heard at least this many singing
> males in 2+ miles of walking. Many times I could hear 3, 4, or even 5
> singing at once. I was never out of hearing range of this species.

> Blue-winged Warbler 2 In one spot I saw an anxious, chipping bird,
> prob. a female whose nest or young I was near. I heard no songs here, but
> a few hundred yards down the trail I heard a male sing. So potentially
> two breeding territories. The latter location is where I found a nest
> about a decade ago.
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> American Redstart 2
> Pine Warbler 5
> Chipping Sparrow 6
> Song Sparrow 1
> Eastern Towhee 12
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Red-winged Blackbird 10 pocket of singing males in the forest canopy
> Brown-headed Cowbird 3
> Baltimore Oriole 3
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37509177

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

 

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Date: 6/10/17 11:15 am
From: Jonathan Jones <brewbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Grasshopper Sparrow Continues at Norfolk Airport
Hi folks,

The Grasshopper Sparrow continues at Norfolk Airport. Spent almost an hour staring at it and taking photos/videos. Extremely cooperative and largely indifferent to our presence. Saw it from roughly 9-10 this morning.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37507860

I’m trying to upload video to eBird with no luck so far … poor video quality but captures the song perfectly!

Jonathan Jones
Wrentham, MA
 

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Date: 6/10/17 5:49 am
From: <Tombwhawk...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Holyoke Fish Ladder
Hi Folks:

Enjoyed some time at the Fish Ladder at the Holyoke Dam (Connecticut
River) in Holyoke yesterday June 9th. I listed the following:

Double-crested Cormorant 5
Great Blue Heron 8
Turkey Vulture 6
Bald Eagle 1 adult
Osprey 1 (late for the Valley)
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Rough-winged Swallow 1

Tom Gagnon, Florence, Massachusetts
 

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Date: 6/9/17 1:49 pm
From: Deborah Radovsky <dp32...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 8, 2017
5:00 PM
Traveling
1.50 miles
90 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.5.0 Build 136

6 Common Eider
3 Double-crested Cormorant
5 Great Egret
1 Glossy Ibis
1 Osprey
1 Piping Plover
1 Sanderling
7 Willet (Eastern)
10 gull sp.
3 tern sp.
1 Mourning Dove
8 Tree Swallow
5 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 Common Yellowthroat
4 Yellow Warbler
3 Song Sparrow
13 Red-winged Blackbird
1 House Sparrow

Deb Radovsky
Sharon
 

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Date: 6/9/17 10:51 am
From: William Hutcheson <jeccawilly...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] King Eider, Good Harbor Beach
Not sure if others are on it, but in the interest of redundancy in reporting, I just noticed a cell phone video of a drake King Eider was posted on the Birding Eastern Mass Facebook group.
Good birding!
Willy Hutcheson
Concord, MA
(Beals, ME)

 

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Date: 6/9/17 6:10 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: [PIBirds] "Cling" Rail in Forward Pool
from tom wetmore.

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


----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Wetmore <ttw4...> [plumislandbirds]"
<plumislandbirds-noreply...>
To: "Plum Island Birds" <plumislandbirds...>
Sent: Friday, June 09, 2017 3:20 AM
Subject: [PIBirds] "Cling" Rail in Forward Pool


PI Birders,

Dave Adrien heard and photographed a “Cling” Rail in the north end of the
Forward Pool yesterday.

This habitat is more suitable for a King Rail than a Clapper, and in my
opinion Dave’s photos seem more indicative of a King Rail (the photos were
into the sun so colors are washed out). For the time being I am recording
the bird as a King Rail in the PI database. Please be on the lookout and
hearout for this bird.

Tom Wetmore

 

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Date: 6/8/17 6:42 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker in Lexington
We observed the red-headed woodpecker again today (June 8) at our suet feeder. It was seen in the morning about 8:30 and we saw it again at about 7:00 pm.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 7:41 pm
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crane WMA: Blue Grosbeak - Photos!
Had a wonderful visit after sunrise on Saturday morning at Crane WMA off of Rt. 151 in Falmouth, and then down to Woods Hole, under bright sun and clear skies. Observed and photographed a handful of beauties including:


Blue Grosbeak
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Common Yellowthroat
Savannah Sparrow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow


For those with an interest, 5 photos posted:
http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/165604521
Click "next" in upper right corner to advance frames


Enjoy,
Craig Gibson
cbgibson AT comcast.net
 

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Date: 6/7/17 6:44 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker in Lexington
Yesterday, June 6, we saw the woodpecker at our suet feeder four times during the day: 11:12 am, 11:40 am, 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm. No sightings today, June 7, but we were not home much of the day.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 6:00 pm
From: Mary Ellen <lemmel...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Arnold Arboretum
Hello Massbirders,

The trees near the ponds at the Arnold Arboretum were filled with Cedar Waxwings today. Also lots of Yellow Warblers, Orioles, Robins and a singing Eastern Kingbird.

Mary Ellen McMahon
West Roxbury

 

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Date: 6/7/17 4:39 pm
From: Liam Waters <youngeaglewaters...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Moose Hill Scissor-tailed Flycatcher update
Unfortunately, this is not a good news post.
Despite near constant searching since the sighting hit the airwaves
Sunday night, the bird was only seen a few times the next day
(Monday). All the sightings were between 12:00 noon and 1:30pm. It was
last seen flying low over the trees heading east. Searches of other
potential areas, and stakeouts of the field in which it was seen, both
yesterday and today have all turned up unsuccessful.
This is not necessarily to say that the bird is gone (though it probably is).

Happy birding,
Liam Waters
Sharon
 

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Date: 6/7/17 1:35 pm
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Norfolk Airfield birding
This was my first time birding this place. I really enjoyed it but I will
warn that I think this is a favorite dog walking spot. I had to cut my
visit short when a group of 5 came in with their dogs. All dogs were off
leash. When I first arrived, there was a dog walker on his way out. I
worry for any breeding ground birds.
9 species

American Crow 3
Grasshopper Sparrow 2 This was a lifer for me. Two of them appeared to
be squabbling, maybe over territory? This one was singing away.
Chipping Sparrow 2
Savannah Sparrow 3 singing
Song Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Bobolink 6 I only walked 1/3 of the way down so I am sure there are
many more. Very active and singing
Red-winged Blackbird 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37454601

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

Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, Ma
<abean60...>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 1:33 pm
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cumberland Farms - River Rd Entrance - continuing male Blue Grosbeak
Comments: My first stop between my bookend visits to Moose Hill Road.
Sunny and starting to get warm. I met up with another birder when I
arrived.
18 species (+1 other taxa)

Great Blue Heron 1 flyover
Killdeer 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1 By manure pit. Spotted by Peter
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1 calling
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1 around parking lot
Alder/Willow Flycatcher (Traill's Flycatcher) 1 We were both leaning
heavily to Willow.
House Wren 1 across the street from parking lot
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Song Sparrow 5
Blue Grosbeak 1 Full plumage male. Hanging around by manure pit.
Very focal. I wonder if this was the immature male that was there last
year.
Indigo Bunting 1
Bobolink 2
Red-winged Blackbird 12
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37454178

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

Andrea Bean
W. Peabody , MA
<abean60...>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 1:32 pm
From: Gates Dupont <gld44...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rare Bird Alert GroupMe Text Service
Hi, all,

I just wanted to share my post from the MARBA Facebook page:

As some of you may know, a few other states and regions in the northeast have
started using GroupMe as a rare bird alert texting service. It has been
working very well for them, and I think it would be great for the
Massachusetts birding community, so I set up a GroupMe for anyone
interested. This group should not be seen as a replacement for Massbird or
this Facebook group, but more simply as a supplement allowing for more
immediate updates. I have the ability to add and remove members, as well as
hiding messages if necessary. Please keep posts short and simple, and ONLY
ABOUT RARE BIRDS. Please do not respond to other posts unless you have more
information to provide about that specific sighting. I'm happy to answer
any questions about the use of this group, feel free to message me
privately!

For a rough definition of "rare birds" for this GroupMe: notable county
rarities through state-wide rarities. Please do not share sightings of
sensitive species on this GroupMe (owls, nesting raptors, rails, endangered
birds, etc.). If anyone isn't sure if their sighting qualifies, please feel
free to contact me!


Also important to note: there is a desktop version of GroupMe accessible
through the company's main website. Anyone not wishing to participate on
their mobile devices can still view, send and receive messages from their
home computer.


For the near future, you can join by clicking this link. I will let
everyone know if this changes.


Click here to join:

https://groupme.com/join_group/31053638/6HW9Dg

Best,
Gates Dupont

--
*Cornell University*
*College of Agriculture and Life Sciences*
*Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology*
*Undergraduate Researcher at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology*

 

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Date: 6/7/17 1:32 pm
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Moose Hill Road - Scissor-tailed Flycatcher stakeout - sadly no (at least when I was there)
Hoping to catch sight of the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher. That time of the
morning, it was still cool and damp out. Not a lot of activity. I left to
do some birding and returned to Moose Hill Road at 11:50 and checked the
fields along the road. The time listed is the total of the two visits.
16 species

Wild Turkey 5 seen on second visit in original field the flycatcher
was spotted. Had 4 poults
Red-tailed Hawk 2 One flying over field, one perched on power line on
my return visit
Mourning Dove 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 seen on my return visit
Northern Flicker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1 seen on return visit
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 10
Tufted Titmouse 3
Eastern Bluebird 3
Prairie Warbler 1 singing away at power line cut. Seen on return visit
Chipping Sparrow 5
Eastern Towhee 2 male and female. Seen around the bend heading
towards power lines
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37453955

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

Andrea Bean
West Peabody, Ma
<abean60...>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 1:00 pm
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher?
For what its worth, yesterday, there were birders looking (in the rain)
for several hours midday and no sightings (at least when I left ) were made.

Linda

On 6/7/2017 3:11 PM, Andrea Bean wrote:
> I was there this morning at 6:30 and the people already there hadn't
> seen it. I went birding other areas and stopped back around 11:45,
> stayed until almost 1:00 and it was not seen, at least by the people
> the were there that time. I also checked all the visible fields on
> Moose Hill Rd on my way to and from, both times and I saw nothing.
> Wish I had better news.
> Andrea Bean
>
> On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 1:37 PM, Jonathan Jones <brewbird...>
> <mailto:<brewbird...>> wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Any sightings today on the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Moose
> Hill? I’m considering heading there after work, but only if the
> bird is there since Moose Hill is out of my way.
>
> Thanks,
> Jonathan Jones
> Wrentham, MA
>
>

--
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: 6/7/17 12:55 pm
From: Lindsey Nichols <pepper.please...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
Nope, I'm not receiving multiple postings.

Lindsey Nichols

On Jun 6, 2017 12:50 PM, "bank1941" <bank1941...> wrote:

>
>
> Is anyone else receiving multiple repeating posts from Massbird.
>
>
> Joe
>
>
>
> Joe Paluzzi
> Salem, MA. USA
>
>
> Sent by my Verizon tablet
>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 12:36 pm
From: John S. Fleming <JFleming007...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
Yes – big time!!



From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of bank1941
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 12:43 PM
To: Massbird
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?







Is anyone else receiving multiple repeating posts from Massbird.





Joe







Joe Paluzzi

Salem, MA. USA





Sent by my Verizon tablet


 

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Date: 6/7/17 12:25 pm
From: Steve Arena <pokedaddy151...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 6/4/17: Bolton Flats Marshbirds (belated)
Hi Massbirders -

I had done a series of marshbird surveys at GMNWR over the Memorial Day
weekend. There, the water levels were high due to the late May rains.
Virginia Rail numbers were low but Least Bittern numbers were solid (7
between both pools). I attribute this to high water at the wrong time. My
speculation is that some nests were wiped out due to the relatively rapid
increase in water levels. The Virginia Rails move to drier ground away
from my survey points.

This past Sunday canoed the Bolton Flats WMA in Still River area. After
hearing several great reports I was very much interested to see what I
could hear (????). It was a very nice morning. I put the canoe in at 0315
with clear skies and no wind. The temperature was 49 oF when I started.

The water levels are relatively high compared to this same time over the
past 7 years. This makes for some perfect habitat for Common Gallinule,
Pied-billed Grebe, and Least Bittern. Lots of flooded vegetation. The day
was awesome. Unlike GMWR, I had decent Virginia Rail numbers. I wonder if
the water didn't rise as rapidly in the Still River basin as it did in the
compounds. Of note were two female Virgnia Rails doing there kicker song
This song is one, in my experience, sang for only a brief time in late
April and early May when pair formation occurs. It was nice to have them
doing that so much. I would have had excellent recordings of all these
birds this weekend but my recorder and microphone decided to explore the
bottom of the marsh....

Here are some numbers with commentary. Checklist attached at the end with
select photos.

- Blue-winged Teal - 1 - drake. Not totally unexpected in flood-type
years.
- American Bittern - 4 - two pumping while two chasing each other
predawn - all at the same time. (4 in play at once). One American Bittern
sat up for me on a dead tree mid marsh and pumped for most of the morning.
Several hundred shots later, I was able to capture it's pump, mid pump.
The photo is in the checklist.
- Least Bittern - 4 - All together in the same area. When conditions
are right, Least Bitterns can be as thick as thieves. I had two males and
a female flying around me while a presumed second female gave the "RICK
RICK RICK" call. Most probably on or near the nest. Photos attached in
checklist
- Virginia Rail - 22 - all adults grunting with exception of two females
kicking. No sign of young.
- Sora - 1 - whinny
- Common Gallinule - 5 - from my checklist "Absolutely ideal conditions
for COGA here. Higher than usual water with lots of flooded vegetation.
Several years back I had 9 in late June - all adults. I would not be
surprised if later this month the numbers grew. All of mine were adults
doing a variety of calls, most at dawn except the fifth which was more
towards 117 than I've had previously."
- Greater Yellowlegs - 4 - late migrants
- Common Nighthawk - 5 - some within feet of my head as they hawked
insects pre dawn.
- Eastern Whip-poor-will - 2
- Willow Flycatcher - 16 - conservative, some could have been migrants
- Marsh Wren - 18 - very conservative. They are very thick as well.
- Swamp Sparrow - 14


Here's the checklist.http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37373098

Thanks for reading

Steve
-------------------------------------------------
Westborough, Massachusetts

Email: <pokedaddy151...> Photos: Steve Arena's Photos
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/pokedaddy/> Blog: ThailandBirding2017
<http://thailandbirding2017.blogspot.com/>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 12:23 pm
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher?
I was there this morning at 6:30 and the people already there hadn't seen
it. I went birding other areas and stopped back around 11:45, stayed until
almost 1:00 and it was not seen, at least by the people the were there that
time. I also checked all the visible fields on Moose Hill Rd on my way to
and from, both times and I saw nothing.
Wish I had better news.
Andrea Bean

On Wed, Jun 7, 2017 at 1:37 PM, Jonathan Jones <brewbird...> wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Any sightings today on the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Moose Hill? I’m
> considering heading there after work, but only if the bird is there since
> Moose Hill is out of my way.
>
> Thanks,
> Jonathan Jones
> Wrentham, MA
>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 10:52 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 6/18 -Boston Fenway Victory Garden bird walk
Thanks to Sarah Oakes of the Fenway Garden Society for sharing this
information!

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

*


Bird walk in the Fenway Victory Gardens
Sunday June 18th, 7:00am-9:00am
Fenway Victory Gardens / 1200 Boylston St. Boston MA 02215
Meet at the Herb Garden by the Flagpole

We have so many incredible birds that have made the Victory Gardens
their home! Join Adam Leiterman, a Teacher Naturalist for Mass Audubon’s
Boston Nature Center, as we walk through the gardens and spot birds of
all kinds. Learn about the different species migrations, identify birds
based on their call, and spot birds as you walk through the gardens.
Bring your camera and binoculars if you have them! All ages welcome!
Free and Open to the Public!



Sarah Oakes, President

Fenway Garden Society, Inc. (501c3)
/75 Years and Growing!/

//

/<info...> <mailto:<info...>/

 

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Date: 6/7/17 10:45 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Cod Times - article on Northern Gannet die off
Here's the link:

http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20170606/seabirds-washing-up-and-dying-on-cape-cod-beaches


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

 

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Date: 6/7/17 10:44 am
From: Jonathan Jones <brewbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher?
Hello,

Any sightings today on the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at Moose Hill? I’m considering heading there after work, but only if the bird is there since Moose Hill is out of my way.

Thanks,
Jonathan Jones
Wrentham, MA
 

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Date: 6/7/17 6:01 am
From: Bob Stymeist <bobstymeist...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Essex County, VT, US, Jun 1, 2017
This past weekend, Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon, my wife Martha,
her guide dog, Alvin, and I hosted a group of 11 Massachusetts birders on a
Brookline Bird Club trip criss-crossing Essex and Orleans counties in the
Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. The weather was less than ideal, with very
cool temperatures and an occasional shower. The group tallied 107 species
over the weekend. Thursday night a brief stop at Brighton State Park to
listen to a haunting chorus of Hermit Thrush and Veeries was nearly drowned
out by Spring peepers. On Saturday our day began at Moose Bog where we were
immediately greeted by the friendly Red-breasted Nuthatches and
Black-capped Chickadees that feed readily out of your hand. At the Beaver
pond on South American Pond Road, two Black-backed Woodpeckers were
drumming and gave us excellent views through scopes. All the time at the
pond, Northern Waterthrushes and Nashville and Canada warblers sang
non-stop; some Rusty Blackbirds were also moving about in the dead trees.
Slowly we walked the Moose Bog trail, not a lot was singing but mid way I
heard a swish of wings- yes- a male Spruce Grouse. For the next 10 minutes
we watched this displaying male, his red combs above the eyes raised
strutting on the ground in a semi circle, flying up in to a tree with the
tail fanned out, breast feathers puffed out, this scene repeated constantly
while we watched and he continued even after we left. Along the trail, both
kinglets were heard, the Ruby-crowned's song so much more vibrant than what
we hear on migration in Massachusetts. We continued down South American Road
for five miles, picking up Olive-sided and Yellow-bellied flycatchers and a
Mourning Warbler. We next moved on to Silvio Conti NWR driving only to the
Peanut Dam Road where we encountered a more steady rain and bird song was
diminished , though a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher and stunning looks at
Blackburnian Warblers did not dampen our spirits.

On Saturday we met the group at the Essex House in Island Pond where they
were staying. In the area a Bald Eagle flew low overhead and a Mockingbird;
rare in the NEK was singing. Our destination today was to visit many of our
favorite birding locations in Orleans County. Along Ten Mile Square Road we
heard many Veeries, Winter Wrens and had several great looks at
Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, BT Blue, Magnolia and extended scope views of
a singing Mourning Warbler! Along the Clyde River we had nesting Osprey,
several Wilson's Snipe, singing Warbling Vireos and Alder Flycatchers, a
bird that we don't encounter much in Massachusetts. We continued on to Lake
Willoughby in Westmore and a stop at our house on Wood Warblers Way for a
rest stop and warm cinnamon buns, thanks to Martha's 92 year old mom. We
then headed north through Brownington, adding more Bobolinks, Savannah
Sparrows and a pair of Kestrels, at the Old Stone House, a Brown Thrasher;
unusual in the NEK was seen. Our next stop was the Coventry marshes, an
area with a complete set of different birds from our day in Essex County.
Here Warbling Vireos, Yellow Warblers, Willow Flycatchers are common along
with some marsh birds like Virginia Rail, Marsh Wren and Swamp Sparrow. The
afternoon was spent up at Eagle Point WMA in North Derby, enjoying the many
Bobolinks, and a wonderful array of swallows perched on the wires, two
nesting pair of Ospreys, more Warbling Vireos and Baltimore Orioles and a
croaking pheasant was heard. Our last stop was along the rail road tracks
in the Barton River Marsh where we heard a calling Pied-billed Grebe and
many Marsh Wrens. That evening we hosted the group at our house for drinks
and dinner, at dusk we went into the meadow to hear the peen ting of the
American Woodcock and the chorus of at least three singing Veeries. It was
hard to pull ourselves away to head to bed.

On Sunday we returned to Moose Bog, hoping for two of the Boreal species we
had missed on Friday. Almost immediately on arrival a family of five Gray
Jays appeared, they were not interested (?) in our food offerings and
disappeared quickly. We had excellent looks at Black-backed Woodpeckers at
the Beaver Pond and three Red-breasted Nuthatches enjoyed feeding out of
our hands, alas, no Boreal Chickadees were noted. We then travelled to
Victory Bog WMA, for the first time, the sun appeared. On our drive to
Victory Bog, we stopped for excellent looks at a Scarlet Tanager singing
loudly and constantly by the side of the dirt road. . Along the Pipeline we
had several great looks at Black-throated Blue Warblers and a Mourning
Warbler, a Lincoln's Sparrow was heard by some of our group. Birding was a
bit slow, or maybe our group was starting to tire after three days of
birding. At the Blowdown area we added Palm Warbler and on the road out to
Concord we had a wonderful look at a perched Broad-winged Hawk.

We ended up with 107 species, including 17 species of warblers. The
Northeast Kingdom is a special region for birders in May and June and well
worth a multi-day visit. The region is a place of varied habitats, stunning
vistas and jewels of small ponds, each with their own loons vocalizing with
those calls that stop us in our tracks. With lots of rural and remote roads
that enable slow driving to listen and stop, the possibilities are almost
endless. This is our Vermont home, and we so enjoyed showing it off!

Bob Stymeist, Martha Steele, and Alvin
Westmore VT and Arlington MA

Northeast Kingdom Vermont
Jun 1-4 2017- Brookline Bird Club
Total: 107 species

Canada Goose many families
Wood Duck 7 Island Pond
Mallard
Hooded Merganser 2
Common Merganser 1 Victory Basin
Ring-necked Pheasant 1 Eagle Point WMA
Spruce Grouse 1 male displaying- Moose Bog
Wild Turkey
Common Loon 6
Pied-billed Grebe 1 South Bay
Double-crested Cormorant 34 Eagle Point WMA
Great Blue Heron 4
Turkey Vulture 5
Osprey 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Blowdown, Victory Basin
Bald Eagle 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 Victory
Virginia Rail 1 Coventry
Wilson's Snipe 10 +
American Woodcock 2 Westmore
Spotted Sandpiper 2 Island Pond
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull 2 Eagle Point WMA
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) X
Mourning Dove X
Chimney Swift X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird X
Belted Kingfisher 3
Black-backed Woodpecker 3 Moose Bog
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker X
Pileated Woodpecker 1 Conti Hdqts.
American Kestrel 2 Brownington
Merlin 1 Chareston
Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 West Mtn WMA
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 4
Alder Flycatcher X
Willow Flycatcher 4
Least Flycatcher 5
Eastern Phoebe X
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird X
Blue-headed Vireo X
Warbling Vireo X
Red-eyed Vireo X
Blue Jay X
Gray Jay 5 Moose Bog
American Crow X
Common Raven X
Tree Swallow X
Bank Swallow X
Barn Swallow X
Cliff Swallow X
Black-capped Chickadee X
Red-breasted Nuthatch including friendly trio at Moose Bog
Brown Creeper 2
Winter Wren X
Marsh Wren 5
Golden-crowned Kinglet X
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Eastern Bluebird
Veery X
Swainson's Thrush 2
Hermit Thrush X
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin X
Gray Catbird X
Brown Thrasher - Browington
Northern Mockingbird- Island Pond
European Starling X
Cedar Waxwing X
Ovenbird X
Northern Waterthrush X
Black-and-white Warbler X
Nashville Warbler X
Mourning Warbler West Mtn WMA, Victory Basin, Charleston
Common Yellowthroat X
American Redstart X
Northern Parula X
Magnolia Warbler X
Blackburnian Warbler X
Yellow Warbler X
Chestnut-sided Warbler X
Black-throated Blue Warbler X
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) X
Black-throated Green Warbler X
Palm Warbler Blowdown, Victory Basin
Canada Warbler X
Chipping Sparrow X
Dark-eyed Junco X
White-throated Sparrow X
Savannah Sparrow X
Song Sparrow X
Lincoln's Sparrow- 1 Victory Basin ( Mark only)
Swamp Sparrow X
Scarlet Tanager 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak X
Indigo Bunting X
Bobolink X
Red-winged Blackbird X
Rusty Blackbird 2 Moose Bog
Common Grackle X
Baltimore Oriole X
Purple Finch X
American Goldfinch X
House Sparrow X



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Date: 6/6/17 5:30 pm
From: Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich- 6/6/17
MassBirders,

I went to Crane Beach today in late morning and only had a few species, but
two of them were pretty good. Highlights were at least six Arctic Tern and
four Parasitic Jaegers.

Full list below.

Crane Beach, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jun 6, 2017 10:46 AM - 12:16 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
15 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard (Northern) (Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos/conboschas) 2
Osprey (carolinensis) (Pandion haliaetus carolinensis) 1
Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) 4
Sanderling (Calidris alba) 8
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) 1
Parasitic Jaeger (Stercorarius parasiticus) 4 High: Single group flew
overhead at around 0.4 miles east of the boardwalks. Totally unexpected and
my camera wasn't ready, but I ripped it out of a plastic bag and got some
shots off.
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 1
Herring Gull (American) (Larus argentatus smithsonianus) 160
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 12
Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) 26
Common Tern (hirundo) (Sterna hirundo hirundo) 1
Arctic Tern (Sterna paradisaea) 6 High: At least this many in one
tight group that eventually all flew off together. Interesting variation in
plumage + bill color, with what appeared to be an advanced second cycle;
all had silvery upper-parts.
Barn Swallow (American) (Hirundo rustica erythrogaster) 3
Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) (Melospiza melodia melodia/atlantica) 1
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S37429490

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


Nathan Dubrow
Ipswich, MA
<nathandubrow...>

 

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Date: 6/6/17 5:01 pm
From: Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] puzzling hummingbird behavior - explanation?
I recall seeing a hummingbird (female?) picking ants off of a hummingbird feeder and leaving the sugar water alone. It took off quickly so I thought it would be feeding young.


Glenn


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

> On June 6, 2017 at 5:29 PM Soheil Zendeh <sohzendeh...> wrote:
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> Folks,
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> In response to Robert Mussey’s inquiry about male hummingbirds dominating the hummingbird feeder and driving the females away at this time of year: I read in the Peterson Hummingbird Guide that even though hummingbirds get lots of their flight energy from the sugar water in feeders (and in nectar), when it comes time to feed and raise young, they have much more pressing needs for other nutrients and therefore feed on insects and other sources of food. This may apply in this case: Robert’s females may not be looking for nor needing as much sugar water as the males – who do not feed young but are primarily interested in flying about and increasing the size of their harem.
>
>
>
> That’s all I know about this matter – I’m far from any sort of expert on hummingbirds. I also don’t know if the females Robert is observing have hatched their young yet – maybe they are simply building up their own reservoirs of nutrients in anticipation of caring for the young.
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> Soheil Zendeh
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> 42 Baker Ave
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> Lexington, MA 02421
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Date: 6/6/17 2:54 pm
From: Katharine Mills <gkmills...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] puzzling hummingbird behavior - explanation?
I have traveled to Central America to work with a bird bander from South
Carolina who bands Ruby-throated humming birds on their wintering
grounds. He says that yes they are insectivores. He suggests putting
fruit like bananas on a plate near your hummingbird feeders. It will
attract fruit flies which is a source of protein for them.

Kathy Mills

Holden

 

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Date: 6/6/17 2:39 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] moderator - massbird technical issues
Folks,


Massbird has been experiencing some technical issues.

Please, DO NOT POST ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. When you do so, you are only contributing non-birding content posts that go out to everyone.

I've been in contact with tech support. There's no need to contact me to ask if I'm aware of the issue.

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

Contact me directly if you have any concerns or requests.

Thanks for your patience and support.


Barbara Volkle, moderator MASSBIRD

Northborough, MA

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Date: 6/6/17 2:36 pm
From: Soheil Zendeh <sohzendeh...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] puzzling hummingbird behavior - explanation?
Folks,



In response to Robert Mussey’s inquiry about male hummingbirds dominating the hummingbird feeder and driving the females away at this time of year: I read in the Peterson Hummingbird Guide that even though hummingbirds get lots of their flight energy from the sugar water in feeders (and in nectar), when it comes time to feed and raise young, they have much more pressing needs for other nutrients and therefore feed on insects and other sources of food. This may apply in this case: Robert’s females may not be looking for nor needing as much sugar water as the males – who do not feed young but are primarily interested in flying about and increasing the size of their harem.



That’s all I know about this matter – I’m far from any sort of expert on hummingbirds. I also don’t know if the females Robert is observing have hatched their young yet – maybe they are simply building up their own reservoirs of nutrients in anticipation of caring for the young.





Soheil Zendeh

42 Baker Ave

Lexington, MA 02421






 

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Date: 6/6/17 12:07 pm
From: Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
after that first flurry several months ago, I haven't had any problems with them

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

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On Tue, 6/6/17, Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...> wrote:

Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
To: "'bank1941'" <bank1941...>, "'Massbird'" <massbird...>
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 12:47 PM


absolutely!
 
Jane
Moosbruker, Ph.D.
<Jamoos...>
 



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Sent: Tuesday, June 06,
2017 12:43 PM
To:
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Subject: [MASSBIRD] Multiple
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Is anyone else receiving multiple repeating posts from
Massbird.




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Date: 6/6/17 11:14 am
From: Joshua Rose <opihi...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?

Is anyone else receiving multiple posts about receiving multiple posts from Massbird?

:-D

JSR


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




 

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Date: 6/6/17 11:13 am
From: Bob Stevens <bobstevens1965...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
I have not had any double postings using windows 10 and gmail.

However gmail dumps a few Massbird posters in the spam folder (not many but
Paul Peterson's posts always winds up there)

On Tue, Jun 6, 2017 at 1:07 PM, <larry.berk...> wrote:

> Yes---------About 100 today!!! Larry Berk
>
> *From:* bank1941
> *Sent:* Tuesday, June 06, 2017 12:42 PM
> *To:* Massbird
> *Subject:* [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
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> Is anyone else receiving multiple repeating posts from Massbird.
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> Joe
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> Joe Paluzzi
> Salem, MA. USA
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> Sent by my Verizon tablet
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Date: 6/6/17 10:19 am
From: <larry.berk...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
Yes---------About 100 today!!! Larry Berk

From: bank1941
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 12:42 PM
To: Massbird
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?



Is anyone else receiving multiple repeating posts from Massbird.


Joe



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Date: 6/6/17 9:59 am
From: Robert Mussey <mussey.robert...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] puzzling hummingbird behavior - explanation?
Observing ruby throated hummingbirds at our feeders over the past few
years, patterns of changing male dominance have become clear. Early in the
season, soon after arrival from points south, individual females often
assert dominance over my feeders. By this time of the year, now June 6, the
males typically become much more dominant, and barely let females even near
the feeders. Males assert their dominance even more in bad rainy weather,
even now when females are possibly sitting on eggs. I have observed this
pattern of changing behavior during several years.During these periods,
females typically hide out in the branches below and near feeders,and
attempt to sneak into the feeders briefly when the male's attention is not
sharp. So they do get some nectar, but only very occasionally.

Question - how can this pattern of males totally dominating the food
sources further the survival of the species? Common sense would tell you
offspring of the males would have a greater chance of success if he let the
females he mated with have access to the feeders at least once in awhile.

Robert Mussey, Milton, Mass.

 

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Date: 6/6/17 9:59 am
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker sightings
Tuesday, June 6: After not seeing the red-headed woodpecker yesterday (we weren't home much), today I saw it twice at my feeder, at 11:12 for about two minutes, and then again twenty minutes later.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/6/17 9:57 am
From: Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?
absolutely!

Jane Moosbruker, Ph.D.
<Jamoos...>


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Subject: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?




Is anyone else receiving multiple repeating posts from Massbird.


Joe



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Date: 6/6/17 9:49 am
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Multiple postings?


Is anyone else receiving multiple repeating posts from Massbird.

Joe


Joe PaluzziSalem, MA. USA

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Date: 6/6/17 5:04 am
From: Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Heron Rookery, images
I did an overnight visit around the Keene, NH area to bird/photograph a Great Blue Heron rookery. I was not disappointed. Some blue skies after a two long weeks of rainy weather, mud boots came in handy. I observed/photographed the feeding behavior at heron nests at my arrival plus early next morning. Photographed a pair of Red-breasted Nuthatches feeding their chicks, another first for me. Other species seen and photographed include: Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Kingbird, Great-crested Flycatcher, a cooperative Gray catbird, a Cooper’s hawk up high in blue skies. A beaver at work, two owls calling each other from far away in the morning. What could possibly top this trip? A bright male Scarlet Tanager did you say? Well you are right, a fairly relaxed Scarlet Tanager opted to pose for my camera on my first day! My first Scarlet Tanager image in the New England area, an awesome trip!
Link to rookery images
http://www.delsolar.org/webs/birds/newhampshirenelson/content/_32A9282_large.html
Scarlet tanager
http://www.delsolar.org/webs/birds/newhampshirenelson/content/_32A8904_large.html

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

 

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Date: 6/5/17 1:40 pm
From: Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] A fusion of birdsong and violence
In Sunday’s New York Times there is an article by Margaret Renkl, entitled “Springtime’s Not-So-Peaceable Kingdom”, in which she describes a House Wren as “a tiny feathered fusion of music and violence”. It’s a powerful image, and an interesting article. The underlying premise of the article is posed as “When nature presents a moral dilemma, what’s a human to do?”

Stuart Walker
JP
<stuarttwalker...> <mailto:<stuarttwalker...>
 

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Date: 6/5/17 12:28 pm
From: William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Scissor Tailed Flycatcher at Moose Hill Farm
I was able to see the scissor tailed flycatcher reported yesterday as it
hunted from the new fence posts directly across from the farm house. This
was at about 12:10 pm. After about 5 minutes the bird flew up and off into
the wood-line.

Bill Loughlin
West Bridgewater
wkloughlin111 at gmail dot com

 

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Date: 6/5/17 12:03 pm
From: Joshua Rose <opihi...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Prothonotary in Northfield
Hi MassBirders,

Josh Layfield photographed a Prothonotary Warbler this morning in Northfield. He posted photos along with his eBird report:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37399064

I’m fairly certain that the location of the bird was Pauchaug Brook WMA, a public eBird hotspot. Josh did not use the hotspot when filing his report, for whatever reason, but the map locations of the two are pretty much identical, and Scott Surner’s post about the report on Western Mass Birders said it was at a public boat ramp, of which Pauchaug Brook is one, I think the only one for a ways around.

http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L390050

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: 6/5/17 11:36 am
From: William Loughlin <wkloughlin111...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Scissor tailed flycatcher
At Moose Hill Farm now

 

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Date: 6/5/17 10:32 am
From: Marshall Iliff <miliff...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] FB: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Moose Hill!
Flycatcher still present feeding to treeline treetops in NW side of field
across road from Moose Hill buildings and parking area. Near large lone
maple and NW of there.

Good luck!

Marshall Iliff

On Sun, Jun 4, 2017 at 8:07 PM Joshua Rose <opihi...> wrote:

> Hi MassBirders,
>
> A birder named Elana Price posted an excellent photo of a Scissor-tailed
> Flycatcher to eBird this afternoon, from Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary! Joe
> Bourget relayed it to the MA RBA group on FaceBook about an hour ago. The
> photo can be seen at
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37385862
>
> Hopefully it’ll stick around!
>
> 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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>
>
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miliff AT aol.com
Westwood, MA
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www.ebird.org
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Ithaca, NY
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Date: 6/4/17 8:27 pm
From: mike sylvia <mikesylvia87...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lakeville misses and hits this Spring
Since Massbird is for those interested in nature I feel compelled to mention some interesting observations in Lakeville this Spring.


I have lived on this property for 14 odd years and have always had breeding house wren, ovenbird, great-crested flycatcher, towhee, pine warbler, and wood thrush in the woods around the house. I haven't even heard one of them here or in my Lakeville travels this year. Very quiet.


I did get my first nesting phoebe, repeat bluebird, chickadee, and ruby-thoated hummers in the yard, and annual tree swallows though.

The most interesting population of the flying kind is not a bird but the Baltimore Checker-spot butterfly caterpillars. I have noticed them over the last 5 years and have kept from mowing the 1/2 acre of lawn while they are out there. This years population is a record and tops 3000-4000 easily. They are everywhere.


Just thought I would share.


Mike Sylvia

Lakeville, MA

 

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Date: 6/4/17 5:13 pm
From: Joshua Rose <opihi...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FB: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Moose Hill!
Hi MassBirders,

A birder named Elana Price posted an excellent photo of a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher to eBird this afternoon, from Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary! Joe Bourget relayed it to the MA RBA group on FaceBook about an hour ago. The photo can be seen at

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37385862

Hopefully it’ll stick around!

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: 6/4/17 4:34 pm
From: Dougie Peebles <peebsfam...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ware GW Warbler
For me the Golden-winged Warbler is the Holy Grail, the last warbler that occasions Massachusetts that I have not seen.
So off my son and I went to Ware to the power lines on Old Ware-Enflield Road where the warbler was reported seen yesterday.
We were almost immediately surrounded by buzzy songs, definitely not Blue-winged which I know well, and seep sounds seemingly coming from several directions. Could there be more than one?!
It was really, really hard to pinpoint the direction that the sounds came from, ticks were crawling up our legs (many), black flies up our noses.......Suddenly, I saw a flash of a bright bird with contrast, warbler-sized, flying bush to bush, then gone.....but, after an hour or so of this, I really can't say that I saw my first Golden-winged Warbler.
But I think at least one is there, or was there this afternoon between 2 and 3 PM.
Very frustrating.
Doug Peebles
Wayland
p.s. I'm really glad I saw that beautiful male Summer Tanager in Brookline a couple of days ago. What a thrill! Thanks, Massbird!


 

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Date: 6/4/17 3:34 pm
From: Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Daniel Boone Park, Jun 4, 2017
To add to this report, after Jim left, I had a Swainson's Thrush and a Hooded Warbler. The Hooded was singing to the left of the hill as you enter the park past the green fence, directly behind a yellow house. I never saw it, and I don't advise people to walk into that area near the house, but it was audible from the road. I recorded it and put it on the checklist, which is below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37377208


Nathan Dubrow
Ipswich, Ma
<nathandubrow...>

On Jun 4, 2017, at 5:42 PM, Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> wrote:

>> Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich
>> Jun 4, 2017 6:30 AM - 8:20 AM
>> Protocol: Traveling
>> 0.3 mile(s)
>> Comments: Nate Dubrow joined me to hear the mourning warbler he found there yesterday. We couldn't see it today, but heard it sing at least a hundred songs. Typically, it remained well hidden in thick brush. A Canada warbler sang close to it but moved around a lot more than the MOWA.
>> 31 species; parrtial list:
>>
>> Black-billed Cuckoo 1
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
>> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
>> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
>> Eastern Kingbird 2
>> Red-eyed Vireo 4
>> House Wren 1
>> Gray Catbird 6
>> Cedar Waxwing 12 one flock
>> Ovenbird 2
>> Mourning Warbler 1
>> Common Yellowthroat 1
>> American Redstart 1
>> Canada Warbler 1
>> Song Sparrow 2 one carrying food
>> Northern Cardinal 2
>> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
>> Indigo Bunting 2
>> Baltimore Oriole 1
>> American Goldfinch 5
>>
>> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37373654
>
> Jim Berry
> Ipswich, Mass.
> <jim.berry3...>
>
 

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Date: 6/4/17 2:49 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Daniel Boone Park, Jun 4, 2017
> Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich
> Jun 4, 2017 6:30 AM - 8:20 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.3 mile(s)
> Comments: Nate Dubrow joined me to hear the mourning warbler he found
> there yesterday. We couldn't see it today, but heard it sing at least a
> hundred songs. Typically, it remained well hidden in thick brush. A
> Canada warbler sang close to it but moved around a lot more than the MOWA.
> 31 species; parrtial list:
>
> Black-billed Cuckoo 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 4
> House Wren 1
> Gray Catbird 6
> Cedar Waxwing 12 one flock
> Ovenbird 2
> Mourning Warbler 1
> Common Yellowthroat 1
> American Redstart 1
> Canada Warbler 1
> Song Sparrow 2 one carrying food
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Indigo Bunting 2
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> American Goldfinch 5
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37373654

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

 

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Date: 6/4/17 2:02 pm
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Quabbin Park, Jun 3, 2017
The final effort on the BBC Westover trip - tried for the Golden-winged
Warbler previously report at Quabbin though it had moved to a new
location, but we dipped. But there was lots of other bird activity
while we searched. Beware, the ticks are out in full force!

We had a good look at a Blue-winged Warbler and another hybrid that
looked like a classic Blue-winged except it had a large yellow wing bar
on a dark wing. Interesting, to say the least. It was not a standard
Lawrence's or Brewster's. I have photo's if anyone is interested.

Ciao,
Linda

Quabbin Park, Hampshire, Massachusetts, US

Jun 3, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Stakeout for the Golden-winged Warbler - under powerline on the west side of Old Turnpike Rd
26 species

Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 4
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Veery 1
Gray Catbird 1
Ovenbird 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Pine Warbler 1
Prairie Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Indigo Bunting 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
American Goldfinch 1
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37383667

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


 

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Date: 6/4/17 12:43 pm
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mississippi Kites, Provincetown- 6/4
Three Mississippi Kites are putting on a nice show from the Province Lands Visitor Center in Provincetown. One arrived here from the south at 12:45, and two more just arrived. They are airborne over various areas of Provincetown.

The Franklin's Gull continued at Race Point this morning, along with Black-headed and Little Gulls.

Good birding,
Sean

---
Sean M. Williams
<seanbirder...>
PhD candidate
Dept. of Zoology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48823
 

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Date: 6/4/17 10:56 am
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC trip extension - Skinner State Park, Jun 3, 2017
The BBC group continued to Skinner State Park after the Westover AFB
tour. We parked at the halfway house and walked up to the summit. A
nice walk though it was quite breezy at the summit! A stop at Flayvors
of Cook Farm for ice cream made for what we thought would be the end of
our birding day. A last minute decision to stop at Quabbin Park
extended our day just a little longer (report to follow).

Ciao,
Linda

Skinner State Park, Hampshire, Massachusetts, US
Jun 3, 2017 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Continuation of BBC Westover walk - 59 degrees and cloudy.
32 species

Black Vulture 1 surprise bird of the day - flyover at the summit
Broad-winged Hawk 1 flyover at the summit
Chimney Swift 6
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2
Blue-headed Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 15
Blue Jay 1
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Veery 2
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 8
Cedar Waxwing 2
Ovenbird 8
Worm-eating Warbler 2 heard but not seen
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
American Redstart 18 conservative
Cerulean Warbler 1 male, singing and seen at the 2nd hairpin turn from the lower parking lot
Blackpoll Warbler 8
Chipping Sparrow 4
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Indigo Bunting 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37378361

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


 

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Date: 6/4/17 10:48 am
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Walk Westover Grasslands Complex, Jun 3, 2017
Special thanks to the staff at the Westover AFB for organizing and
staffing this tour of the grassland complex home to several grassland
species. 18 members of the BBC joined the tour and I dare say none were
disappointed. A special treat for all who participated.

Ciao,
Linda

Westover Grasslands Complex, Hampden, Massachusetts, US

Jun 3, 2017 7:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: BBC Trip in conjunction with Hampshire and Allen Bird Clubs - 50 degrees and sunny at the start.
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 28
Mallard 2
Great Blue Heron 3
Turkey Vulture 5
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1 Seen briefly along road waiting for participants to arrive; small size suggests Sharp-shinned
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Upland Sandpiper 6 Known to breed here though not signing or flying as much as other years
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 6
Chimney Swift 9
Northern Flicker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 2
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 9
Bank Swallow 1 seen by others
Barn Swallow 4
American Robin 9
Gray Catbird 1
Brown Thrasher 3
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 6
Cedar Waxwing 4
Prairie Warbler 1
Grasshopper Sparrow 5 Known to breed here; numbers seemed down from last year
Chipping Sparrow 4
Field Sparrow 1
Vesper Sparrow 1 seen by others
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1
Bobolink 26
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Eastern Meadowlark 11 Mostly seen , only 2 were vocalizing
Common Grackle 4
Baltimore Oriole 2
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 8

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37377914

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


 

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Date: 6/3/17 6:15 pm
From: James MacDougall <jm3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Probable Saugus nesting Red-shouldered hawks
Hi

While working this morning along the Lynn Fells Parkway, Saugus, a pair of Red-shouldered Hawks flew up from the woods and challenged a Red-tailed flying to the west.

I could not see a nest in the few trees near the job site.

Jim MacDougall

 

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Date: 6/3/17 5:58 pm
From: Valda <valdaw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Essex, Massachusetts surprise
I went over to Essex for a launch party at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum and was surprised to see a Yellow Crowned Night Heron across from Perkins Marine on Main St.
Documentation photos at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37360217 
Unfortunately the photos did not capture the bright yellow of his crown.
 

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Date: 6/3/17 5:32 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (02 Jun 2017) 64 Raptors
Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Jun 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 14 39 502
Osprey 4 5 79
Bald Eagle 1 1 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 75
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 41 42 113
Red-tailed Hawk 2 4 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 130
Merlin 0 0 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 64 95 1023
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers: George Martin, Michael Brokenshire

Visitors:
5 visitors


Weather:
Light westerly winds switched to southwest early into the count; mostly
sunny with very clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A good showing of broad-winged hawks today; also a juvenile bald eagle (1st
year).

Non-raptor Observations:
1 purple martin
========================================================================
Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.




Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.



 

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Date: 6/3/17 4:07 pm
From: John O'Connell <joconnell484...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Trip - Causeway St, Millis, Jun 3, 2017
Five of us took our time over this 3/4 mile stretch of road with various
habitats- total birds heard or seen: 56

Great looks at Green Heron and, with patience, Yellow Throated Vireo.

Adding some easy to find species next time would get us to 60 (Mallard,
Phoebe, Scarlet Tanager, Red Bellied woodpecker).

John O'Connell
<joconnell484...>

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Causeway St, Millis, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
Jun 3, 2017 6:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: BBC Trip - Millis Causeway St. - Trip Leader: John O'Connell
56 species

Canada Goose 8
Wood Duck 3
Wild Turkey 1
Great Blue Heron 4
Green Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Black-billed Cuckoo 1 Heard only
Chimney Swift 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 3 Heard nestlings
Northern Flicker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 3
Eastern Kingbird 3
Yellow-throated Vireo 2 Pair
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2
Fish Crow 1
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 3
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 1
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling 6
Cedar Waxwing 8
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
Yellow Warbler 8
Pine Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 3
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 8
Common Grackle 3
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Baltimore Oriole 4 Female at nest
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37349578

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
--
*John O'Connell*
*(774) 222-2560*
*www.linkedin.com/in/johnoconnellmba
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnoconnellmba>*
--
*John O'Connell*
*(774) 222-2560*
*www.linkedin.com/in/johnoconnellmba
<http://www.linkedin.com/in/johnoconnellmba>*

 

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Date: 6/3/17 4:07 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (03 Jun 2017) 15 Raptors
Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Jun 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 13 52 515
Osprey 1 6 80
Bald Eagle 0 1 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 75
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1 43 114
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 130
Merlin 0 0 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 15 110 1038
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers: Michael Brokenshire

Visitors:
27 visitors


Weather:
Light west to southwest winds, partly cloudy, very clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Much quieter today than previous day.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 purple martin, 2 chimney swifts
========================================================================
Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.




Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.



 

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Date: 6/3/17 7:18 am
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker in Lexington
We've seen the red-headed woodpecker yesterday at about 6 pm.and today at about 9:50 am (June 2 and 3) at our suet feeder and in nearby trees. It doesn't stay long--in and out for a quick bite.


We've seen this bird almost daily since May 21. Anyone interested is welcome to try to see it in our yard at 8 Stratham Rd., but you'd have to be willing to camp out all day on a lawn chair!


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 6/3/17 6:24 am
From: Jon Woolf <jswoolf01...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] NH Audubon spring pelagic trip
Listfolk,

There's still a couple of days left to sign up for NHA's spring Pelagic
Birding Trip. And there's still plenty of room, too. In fact, we're
still a couple short of our 30-person minimum. If you were planning to
go but just haven't signed up yet, well, today's the day! Massabesic
Center will be open until 5pm. Call 603-668-2045 or email
<mac...> to sign up.

WHAT: An all-day trip into the Gulf of Maine, looking for pelagic birds
(although we'll also check out any whales and other marine life that we
encounter).

WHEN: Monday, June 12th.

WHERE: Meet dockside at Rye Harbor at 7:30AM for an 8:00AM departure.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Hopefully, good weather and lots of interesting birds!

REGISTRATION: You must register in advance for this trip. We need a
minimum of 30 people to pay for the trip. We've set a maximum of 50 so
that the boat doesn't get too crowded. Cost is $70 for NH Audubon
members, $90 for non-members. Contact Massabesic Audubon Center (phone
603-668-2045, email <mac...>) to sign up. Contact either MAC
or me with any questions you might have. Please be certain that you
leave a phone number or email address where you can be contacted on
Sunday June 11th, in case we have to cancel due to weather.

To go with the trip, I will be holding a 1-hour workshop at Massabesic
Center on Saturday June 10th, as a basic introduction to the most common
pelagic birds and how to identify them. Since we generally see both
whales and birds on these trips, the workshop also includes information
on the common whales of the Gulf of Maine.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH
(Massabesic Audubon Center Volunteer)


 

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Date: 6/3/17 5:44 am
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wompatuck highlights
Thursday morning from 6:30 to 9:30 I birded by bicycle around Wompatuck SP
in Hingham--a great place to bird by bicycle. Veeries were everywhere. A
few highlights:

2 Broad-winged Hawks
22 Veeries
2 Wood Thrushes
2 Winter Wrens
3 Blue-winged Warblers
4 BT Green Warblers

John Nelson
Gloucester

 

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Date: 6/3/17 1:45 am
From: Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Race Point Beach 6/2 FRANKLIN'S GULL and More!
Hello Massbirders!

I birded Race Point Beach today, starting at sunrise. After watching a
spectacular sunrise, I got to work.
Tern and Gull numbers were really low, and I wouldn't find out why until an
hour or so later. Turns out, a young Bald Eagle has been hunting the beach
for the past two weeks, according to the Plover counters I talked to.
Strangely, they were able to walk within 20 feet of the Eagle without it
taking off.
Today's highlights included a 2nd cycle Iceland Gull, 4 Razorbill, 5
Caspian Terns, and the 2nd cycle FRANKLIN'S GULL.
I didn't really get a chance to see it until I was able to view my photos
on my computer, but I had the feeling that it wasn't a Laughing Gull.
Before I even got home, I noted the white trailing edge continued up into
the primaries, creating a border between those and the coverts. After
overexposing the photo, it revealed that the wing wasn't dark at all, but
white just up to the black primaries. On the way home, I sent a few people
the photos to ask for opinions. Pretty much everyone told me to post them
on the "North American Gulls" facebook page. Just to make sure I wasn't
crazy, I also looked up Franklin's in the "Gulls of the Americas" book.
There is a picture of second cycle Franklin's in the book that was taken in
June and, short of the molt, matches the subject bird. Multiple members,
including Amar Ayyash, confirmed that it was a Franklin's. I'm so lucky to
have taken a usable pic. Photos are in the checklist.


EBird Checklist here:http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37330538


--
Respectfully,

Joseph Bourget
Brimfield, MA

 

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Date: 6/2/17 7:14 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler, South Quabbin - RQI
More precisely (see below), the location where the subject bird was being seen is 1.1 (per Scott Surner) miles north from Route 9 up Old Ware-Enfield Road – that’s the road that goes past the parking area for walking in to Goodnough Dike. There’s a bit of an open area with more second-growth trees on the right there.

Unfortunately, note that I said “was being seen.” Larry Therrien and others reported seeing the bird fly off high, as if leaving the area, shortly after 8:00 AM this morning, before I got there. I hung around about an hour with not a sign of it; I also checked again early afternoon after returning from Skinner State Park. Hearing Mourning Warbler, Yellow-throated Vireo and Pileated Woodpecker were decent consolation at the location.

Also unfortunately for those with hopes for rare warblers out that way this weekend, the Skinner Ceruleans seem to have gone very quiet. After walking down to the roadside cliff area and back to the summit area, I finally heard one sing for about five minutes around noon and got a fair look at it just down from the summit’s lower parking lot. I noticed in eBird reports none after 5/27, but a bunch before that date.

A Worm-eating Warbler was singing persistently just down the road from the cliff, maybe 50 feet up the intractable slope, where I had no shot of getting closer to it for a sighting.

Chris Floyd
Lexington

From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of Jeff Blanchard
Sent: Friday, June 2, 2017 8:35 PM
To: Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...>
Cc: <massbird...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler, South Quabbin - RQI

I had read that it was the second entrance eastbound on Route 9 after the Admin Building/Winsor Dam entrance. About 1 mile up the road.

Regards,
Jeff

On Jun 2, 2017, at 7:57 PM, Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...><mailto:<gdentremont1...>> wrote:

There is a reported Golden-winged Warbler at South Quabbin and the ebird locations are ambiguous. Any one who has info to where this bird is being observed would be appreciated. Is this bird at the "picnic" area east of the Enfield Lookout?



I would appreciate any clarity.



Thank you.



Glenn



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

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Date: 6/2/17 5:51 pm
From: Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Coyote Pups and Wild Turkeys. Video, Aqueduct Trail, Framingham, 6/1/17
I went to Farm Pond and nearby areas in Framingham on 6/1/17

Photos and videos are at: http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/
Low bandwidth/mobile version if the main site loads too slowly
http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/?m=1

Photos and videos include:

Coyote Pups, an Adult Coyote and Wild Turkeys at Aqueduct Trail: Three
pups make a brief appearance. The turkeys seem to be surprisingly calm
about foraging in the presence of the coyote.

Black-capped Chickadee at Eames Brook: The video shows one or more
chickadees near the same tree hole that one was inspecting last week.
This time a chickadee brought in a bit of fluff that seemed like it
could be for a nest but either the same bird or another chickadee
removed it a moment later.

Belted Kingfisher at Eames Brook: Sitting on a branch seeming to stick
his tongue out while laughing at something (click on the second photo of
the kingfisher for the larger image).

Michael Kolodny
Framingham
<mcjavlzo...>
 

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Date: 6/2/17 5:41 pm
From: Marsha Salett <msalett...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] June 2017 Bird Observer now online
Massbirders,
Bird Observer announces that its June 2017 issue is now online at www.birdobserver.org.

Where to Go Birding highlights "Birding Farnham-Connolly Memorial Park, Canton” by Jim Sweeney, Articles feature “The Complex Relationship Between Birds and Gypsy Moths” by Jennifer Forman Orth and Matt Pelikan and “The History, Birds, Research, and Conservation Efforts on Seal Island National Wildlife Refuge” by Keenan Yakola.

Field Notes describe “Nesting Mourning Doves Tolerate Human Presence" by William E. Davis, Jr. and “”Great Gray Owl” by Nathan Dubrow. As usual, we include regular columns by David Larson, Martha Steele, and Mark Lynch, as well as Bird Sightings for January/February 2017 and Wayne Petersen's "At A Glance.” We include a memorial tribute to Dorothy R. Arvidson written by Robert Stymeist. And Wayne Petersen, speaking for the entire Bird Observer organization, pays tribute to Marj Rines on her retirement from Bird Sightings Editor.

The cover art features John Sill's Yellow Warbler.

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/birdobserverjournal <https://www.facebook.com/birdobserverjournal>
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/BirdObserver <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...> <mailto:<msalett...>
Needham MA
 

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Date: 6/2/17 5:41 pm
From: Jeff Blanchard <jablanchard...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler, South Quabbin - RQI
I had read that it was the second entrance eastbound on Route 9 after the Admin Building/Winsor Dam entrance. About 1 mile up the road.

Regards,
Jeff

> On Jun 2, 2017, at 7:57 PM, Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...> wrote:
>
> There is a reported Golden-winged Warbler at South Quabbin and the ebird locations are ambiguous. Any one who has info to where this bird is being observed would be appreciated. Is this bird at the "picnic" area east of the Enfield Lookout?
>
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> I would appreciate any clarity.
>
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> Thank you.
>
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> Glenn
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> Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA

 

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Date: 6/2/17 5:03 pm
From: Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler, South Quabbin - RQI
There is a reported Golden-winged Warbler at South Quabbin and the ebird locations are ambiguous. Any one who has info to where this bird is being observed would be appreciated. Is this bird at the "picnic" area east of the Enfield Lookout?


I would appreciate any clarity.


Thank you.


Glenn


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

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Date: 6/2/17 2:31 pm
From: Dan Fallon <fallon.d...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Dracut birds
I was doing some casual birding while reading at the Dunlap Sanctuary
today. Nothing unusual until I scanned the Dunlap (Big) Pond before I left
at 2:30. To my surprise, there was a Little Blue Heron in the middle of
the pond.

Other birds were:
Eastern Kingbird
Great Blue Heron
Scarlet Tanager
Great Crested Flycatcher
Yellow Warbler
Tree Swallow

 

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Date: 6/2/17 12:46 pm
From: Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Olive-sided Flycatcher and Brewster's Warbler continuing at Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, Jun 2, 2017
We also checked the southeast corner for the Worm-eating Warbler, but did not see or hear it. But it was mid-day and windy. Last eBird report was May 30.
Our eBird list is below.
Sam Miller and Carla Dengler
Acton, MA

>
> Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
> Jun 2, 2017 11:51 AM - 1:56 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 28 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Red-shouldered Hawk (lineatus Group) 1
> Black-billed Cuckoo 1
> Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Continuing; silent. Good looks. Hunting from top of snags near the little brook that exits the woods/orchard along the south edge of property.
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 4
> Blue Jay 3
> American Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 4
> Barn Swallow (American) 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> House Wren 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> American Robin 2
> Gray Catbird 7
> Cedar Waxwing 8
> Blue-winged Warbler 1
> Brewster's Warbler (hybrid) 1 Continuing along the east edge of the orchard. Active and vocal; singing the Blue-wing song.
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Yellow Warbler (Northern) 6
> Pine Warbler 1
> Field Sparrow 3
> Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 5
> Northern Cardinal 4
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
> Indigo Bunting 1
> Baltimore Oriole 1
> House Sparrow 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37335659
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


 

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Date: 6/2/17 10:08 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (01 Jun 2017) 31 Raptors
Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Jun 01, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 1 1
Turkey Vulture 25 25 488
Osprey 1 1 75
Bald Eagle 0 0 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 74
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 72
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 53
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 130
Merlin 0 0 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 31 31 959
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers:

Visitors:
4 visitors


Weather:
Light to moderate southwest winds, mostly cloudy, very clear visibility

Raptor Observations:
Black vulture was highlight of the day; it was mixed in with a half-dozen
turkey vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 yellow-billed cuckoo, 50+ cedar waxwings, 1 green heron, 2 great egrets,
1 black-throated green warbler
========================================================================
Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.




Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.



 

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Date: 6/2/17 7:14 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] correction on last EVENING's walk on Crane Beach
Thanks to Josh Rose for his gentle reminder that our walk was at 6 PM rather
than 6 AM. i have corrected the report.

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


 

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Date: 6/2/17 6:51 am
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon: in flight - Photos!
Up and out early this morning for beautiful looks at female Peregrine Falcon perched on a utility pole after breakfast. She remained perched for a while, preened a bit, cleaned her bill, and then launched into flight!

For those with an interest, 5 takeoff photos posted:


http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/165569418

Click "next" in upper right corner to advance frames


Enjoy,

Craig Gibson

Winchester, MA

cbgibson AT comcast.net
 

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Date: 6/2/17 6:41 am
From: Andrew Joslin <andrew...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Injured or sick Northern Gannet Winthrop Beach this morning June 1
Thanks for the responses folks.

Before I posted the Winthrop Beach gannet to Massbird the person who
first reported it was unable to get Animal Rescue League to respond, it
could be because they were unable to identify the bird. Once they had
the correct ID ARL responded and transported the gannet to Tufts
Wildlife Clinic in Grafton.

Interesting to hear the reports or more grounded gannets on the Cape,
will also be interesting to hear what the wildlife vets/rehabilitators
say about what injuries or illness caused the event.

Andrew Joslin
Carlisle, MA

On 6/1/2017 10:47 AM, Marj. Rines wrote:
> Try calling the Animal Rescue League
>
>
> On 6/1/2017 9:27 AM, Andrew Joslin wrote:
>> A non-birder posted this on FB this morning, Northern Gannet sitting
>> on Winthrop Beach, closest to 5 Winthrop Shore address. Looking to
>> find someone to pick it up and transport to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in
>> Grafton or New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth, I'm offline and
>> busy all day today looking for options/assistance, need someone to go
>> get it! Tufts Wildlife Clinic has been contacted and can receive it.
>>
>> Beautiful day, if if someone else gets there first it's worth being
>> there at a beautiful location this morning!
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/naturejournal/34643687270/
>>
>> Com'on people go get it!
>>
>> Andrew Joslin
>> Carlisle, MA
>

 

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Date: 6/2/17 4:52 am
From: James MacDougall <jm3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pony Express Ipswich woodcock
Hi,

While working at a new conservation area in Ipswich, I flushed a woodcock. I could not locate a nest. Other birds of note were 18 bobolink, 3 Warbling vireo, 12 Glossy ibis and a Blue-winged warbler.

Sent from the field by:
Jim MacDougall
 

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Date: 6/2/17 3:14 am
From: <lfkramer...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mourning Warbler continues, Fells path across from playstead road, medford
Just saw and heard the mourning warbler. Along the path in the swampy area, flying around, foraging.
6:00am
Leslie Kramer
Medford
 

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Date: 6/1/17 8:57 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, Jun 1, 2017
> Crane Beach, Ipswich
> Jun 1, 2017 6:00 AM - 8:45 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: John Nelson and I co-led our annual BBC/ECOC walk at the
> beach for least terns, piping plovers, bank swallows, and whip-poor-wills.
> This year we got a bonus of 4 common nighthawks.
> 29 species
>
> Double-crested Cormorant 2
> Great Egret 2
> Semipalmated Plover 1
> Piping Plover 16 All adults, and probably an undercount. I know at
> least one pair had four chicks but we saw no young. We did see one bird
> on a nest.
> Killdeer 3
> White-rumped Sandpiper 1
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 45 (If the sanderlings are still around, they
> were elsewhere on the beach.)
> Willet (Eastern) 2
> Ring-billed Gull 20
> Herring Gull 50
> Least Tern 130 Crane Beach is a major nesting site. This is a rough
> estimate of the birds we saw today, and surely an undercount. There are
> colonies all up and down the beach.
> Common Tern 0 They had apparently all left.
> Common Nighthawk 4 Two groups of two flew over in silence.
> Eastern Whip-poor-will 3 Heard singing around the parking lot at
> dusk.
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> American Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 1 low!
> Bank Swallow 6 Birds going in and out of 3 burrows not far down from
> the parking lot. These burrows were not there just 2 days ago.
> Barn Swallow 2
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 4
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> Common Yellowthroat 3
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Song Sparrow 3
> Red-winged Blackbird 3
> Common Grackle 2
> Baltimore Oriole 1
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37322892


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

 

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Date: 6/1/17 4:11 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Common Nighthawk - Newburyport
Birders,
Common Nighthawk (2) at Marlborough Street, Newburyport.
Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport
 

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Date: 6/1/17 2:15 pm
From: John Liller <john.liller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Addition to my BMB list
Please add 3 Willow Flycatchers to my list

 

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Date: 6/1/17 2:01 pm
From: John Liller <john.liller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - 6/1/17
I recorded the following this morning while doing a complete circuit of the
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester.



Canada Goose (1 heard from Wilson Swamp)

Wood Duck (2 males and 1 female)

Mallard (4)

Great Blue Heron (2 - bird on nest at Heron Pond)

Green Heron (1 calling)

Broad-winged Hawk (1 calling)

Red-tailed Hawk (1)

Mourning Dove (2)

Black-billed Cuckoo (1 calling near Wilson Swamp)

Chimney Swift (9)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (3)

Downy Woodpecker (3)

Hairy Woodpecker (2)

Pileated Woodpecker (1 calling from powerlines)

Eastern Wood-Pewee (6)

Eastern Phoebe (2 - pair by culvert; catching and carrying food to nest)

Great Crested Flycatcher (3)

Eastern Kingbird (5)

Warbling Vireo (5)

Red-eyed Vireo (4)

Blue Jay (10)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (2)

Tree Swallow (22)

Black-capped Chickadee (7)

Tufted Titmouse (14 - including 2 birds in a chase)

White-breasted Nuthatch (2)

House Wren (3)

Carolina Wren (1)

Veery (1)

American Robin (21 – pair with one carrying material to nest)

Gray Catbird (13)

European Starling (3)

Cedar Waxwing (19 – several collecting material)

Ovenbird (2)

Blue-winged Warbler (1)

Black-and-white Warbler (1)

Common Yellowthroat (11)

American Redstart (3)

Yellow Warbler (9)

Blackpoll Warbler (1)

Prairie Warbler (3)

Eastern Towhee (6)

Field Sparrow (4)

Song Sparrow (15 – including one carrying food)

Scarlet Tanager (3)

Northern Cardinal (8)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (4)

Indigo Bunting (1)

Red-winged Blackbird (54 – including several recently fledged birds)

Common Grackle (37 - several carrying fecal sacs)

Brown-headed Cowbird (5)

Baltimore Oriole (10)

American Goldfinch (6)
House Sparrow (15 - including birds in nest boxes near Wilson Swamp)

 

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Date: 6/1/17 11:59 am
From: Dougie Peebles <peebsfam...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Hall's Pond Summer Tanager
Halls' Pond adult male Summer Tanager is still there.
Back corner behind the boardwalk in Maple Tree slightly above eye level at 10:30 AM.
Absolutely spectacular.
Doug Peebles
Wayland
 

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Date: 6/1/17 10:07 am
From: Migration Productions <semiplover...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Injured or sick Northern Gannet Winthrop Beach this morning June 1
Stephanie Ellis who is the Director of Wild Care on Cape Cod reports large
number of Gannets on shore dead, sick or injured.

If you try to help by picking one up be VERY careful.

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 9:27 AM, Andrew Joslin <andrew...>
wrote:

> A non-birder posted this on FB this morning, Northern Gannet sitting on
> Winthrop Beach, closest to 5 Winthrop Shore address. Looking to find
> someone to pick it up and transport to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton or
> New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth, I'm offline and busy all day today
> looking for options/assistance, need someone to go get it! Tufts Wildlife
> Clinic has been contacted and can receive it.
>
> Beautiful day, if if someone else gets there first it's worth being there
> at a beautiful location this morning!
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/naturejournal/34643687270/
>
> Com'on people go get it!
>
> Andrew Joslin
> Carlisle, MA
>

 

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Date: 6/1/17 6:58 am
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Injured Winthrop Gannet
Mbers, anyone going help, beware of that bill on the bird, it is a very formidable weapon as I found out many years ago. Bring a blanket or heavy towel and in trying to "corral"the bird. 




Joe PaluzziSalem, MA. USA

Sent by my Verizon tablet
 

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Date: 6/1/17 6:34 am
From: Andrew Joslin <andrew...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Injured or sick Northern Gannet Winthrop Beach this morning June 1
A non-birder posted this on FB this morning, Northern Gannet sitting on
Winthrop Beach, closest to 5 Winthrop Shore address. Looking to find
someone to pick it up and transport to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton
or New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth, I'm offline and busy all day
today looking for options/assistance, need someone to go get it! Tufts
Wildlife Clinic has been contacted and can receive it.

Beautiful day, if if someone else gets there first it's worth being
there at a beautiful location this morning!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/naturejournal/34643687270/

Com'on people go get it!

Andrew Joslin
Carlisle, MA
 

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Date: 5/31/17 4:08 pm
From: sean riley <newburyowls...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh birding walk
Hi all,

I am leading a walk this Saturday June 3rd at 8:15am at Belle Isle. The walk departs from the main parking lot , the entrance off Bennington street for those not familiar with Belle Isle.

Today I saw the continuing Little Blue Heron , 4 American Oystercatchers. Willow Flycatchers were singing all over. Hopefully there will be some other good shorebirds around still.

Any questions shoot me an email.

-Sean Riley
Plum Island
<Newburyowls...>

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/31/17 3:37 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker again
The red-headed woodpecker that has been visiting our suet feeder since May 21 was seen again May 30 in the evening and this morning, May 31, about 6:40. We have one not-very-good picture taken from the window through the screen. Here's the link to the picture.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37237298


It's tempting to think that this might be the same bird that is being seen in Brookline almost daily. It's probably about 10 miles away as the crow, or woodpecker, flies. Would this be more than the bird might fly back and forth in a day? Red-heads are said to be nomadic.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 5/31/17 1:49 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Norfolk Airport Addenda
Here is the rest:

Blue-winged Warbler 1 heard singing a bit inside entrance off Miller St.

Ovenbird 3 singing
Eastern Towhee 2
Bobolink 16 simply delightful
Orchard Oriole 1 immature male singing at bridge on Miller St.
Baltimore Oriole 2 males at Miller St. Wetland

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 5/31/17 1:49 pm
From: Nash, Matthew (DCR) <MNash...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] DCR FREE Coastal Birding Programs June 2017
North Region Coastal District
Department of Conservation and Recreation

JUNE 2017 COMING EVENTS



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

All Programs are FREE and open to the public. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Children may have difficulty using binoculars or a spotting scope and must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels. Strongly recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and footwear suitable for walking on the beach, and on paths. For more information phone (781) 485-2804 Ext. 105 or email <Matthew.Nash...><mailto:<Matthew.Nash...> For a listing of programs at other DCR state parks visit www.mass.gov/DCR<http://www.mass.gov/DCR> .

An Oasis for Wildlife
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
Saturday, June 3 8:15 -9:15 a.m.
Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. We will walk while birding for a distance of a mile on easy level terrain. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Meet at: Main Parking lot near the bulletin board, located on Bennington Street, East Boston between address 1236 Bennington St., East Boston and 173 Bennington St., Revere. Parking is on a paved lot and is free of charge. Accessible by public transportation: MBTA Blue line, Suffolk Downs Station, turn left onto Bennington Street and walk to the park entrance on the right. Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees). Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.



Osprey Viewing
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation (Saratoga Street Entrance)
Saturday, June 10 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Come witness the Ospreys at the nest and learn how they raise their young.
Meet at: Belle Isle Marsh Reservation at1150 Saratoga Street, East Boston to the right of CVS and Excel Academy. On Street parking is available especially at Bayswater Street. Please respect parking regulations of the City of Boston and local businesses. Accessible by Public Transportation: MBTA Blue line, Orient Heights Station: Exit onto Bennington Street, walk left to the intersection, take a left onto Saratoga Street and walk a half mile; the park entrance is on the left. Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees). Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.



Shorebird Surprises
Revere Beach Reservation
Tuesdays, June 13 & 27 7:00 -8:30p.m.
Explore beautiful Revere Beach for shorebirds and Manx Shearwaters and learn how these birds are adapted for survival. Walk up to 3 miles on the beach, on mud flats and paths. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Meet at: Across the street from One Carey Circle on the sidewalk of the semicircular parking lot. Accessible by MBTA Bus # 441 or 442 to Point of Pines stop: Cross street, turn right and walk approximately 0.3 miles to the sidewalk of the semicircular parking lot across the street from One Carey Circle. Visit www.MBTA.com<http://www.mbta.com/> for bus and train information (schedule, route and fees).


Birding 101 at Habibut Point State Park
Halibut Point State Park
Sunday, June 18 8:00 -10:00 a.m.
Join us on a two-hour walk over easy to moderate trails in search of seasonal specialties. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Boots are advisable. Please bring your binoculars and if you are able to, a spotting scope to share. For more information, contact Peter Van Demark at <peter...> Meet at: Halibut Point State Park, Parking lot, on Gott Avenue in Rockport.
Daily Parking Fee applies, visit http://www.mass.gov/eea/agencies/dcr/massparks/passes-and-fees/ Co-sponsored by the Brookline Bird Club.



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

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Date: 5/31/17 1:47 pm
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Woodsom Farm & Pikes Bridge Road - 05-31-17
David Moon and I led today's Wednesday Morning Birding program out of
Joppa Flats Education Center to a new birding site for this group,
Woodsom Farm in Amesbury and to good effect. At the end of the morning,
we left enough time to visit Pikes Bridge Road in West Newbury. Skies
were overcast, brightening now and then; temps were in upper 50s to low
60s; the air was calm.

Our list:

Woodsom Farm --
Mallard (1)
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo (1)
Chimney Swift - many.
Northern Flicker (1)
Willow Flycatcher (2)
Least Flycatcher (1)
Eastern Kingbird - common.
Tree Swallow - common.
Barn Swallow (2)
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird (1)
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat (1)
Yellow Warbler (2)
Savannah Sparrow (4)
Song Sparrow (2)
Northern Cardinal (1)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1)
Bobolink - common.
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
Eastern Meadowlark (5)
Brown-headed Cowbird (3)
Baltimore Oriole (1)

Pikes Bridge Road --
Great Egret (1)
Mourning Dove
Downy Woodpecker (3)
Northern Flicker (1)
Eastern Wood-Pewee (1)
Eastern Kingbird - several; one nest.
Blue Jay (1)
American Crow (1)
Tree Swallow - a few.
Tufted Titmouse (2)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (1)
American Robin
Ovenbird (1)
Blue-winged Warbler (2)
Black-and-white Warbler (1) - on cartway collecting nesting material.
Common Yellowthroat (4)
Yellow Warbler (2)
Chipping Sparrow (1)
Song Sparrow (2)
Northern Cardinal (1)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (2) - pair.
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
Baltimore Oriole (3)
American Goldfinch (4)

While en route --
Great Egret (1)
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift - many.
American Kestrel (1) - on snag on n. side of Hanover St., e. of Rt 1 &
railroad crossing, w. of Newbury Elementary School.
Red-eyed Vireo (1) - heard, Turkey Hill Road.
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
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: 5/31/17 12:26 pm
From: Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Blue Herons feeding chicks, video 5/30/17 Lyons-Cutler Reservation - Sudbury
I went to Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury on 5/30/17

Photos and videos are at: http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/
Low bandwidth/mobile version if the main site loads too slowly
http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/?m=1

The video shows activity at the heron rookery, a heron flying back to
the nest, regurgitating food for the chicks, the chicks swallowing
morsels. In one case a heron tried to regurgitate something that was too
big to get out. The chicks are getting bigger and are as rambunctious as
ever.

I also recorded a bird call that I didn't recognize and posted it. If
anyone can identify it please let me know.

Thanks

Michael Kolodny
Framingham
<mcjavlzo...>

 

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Date: 5/31/17 7:28 am
From: Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Olive-sided Flycatcher continues, Grassy Pond Conservation Area, Acton, May 31, 2017
The Olive-sided Flycatcher found yesterday by Meena Vathyam at Grassy Pond in Acton was present this morning. I saw if from the wooden platform at the edge of Grassy Pond, often quite close. It was not there when I arrived (or I did not detect it), and after 10 or 15 minutes in the vicinity, it flew south, beyond the boardwalk that crosses the swamp from the Newtown Rd. entrance.
I parked on Lincoln Drive, which is just across the street from the small Grassy Pond parking area on Newtown Rd. The trail system and the pond can also be accessed from a larger parking area on Nagog Hill Rd, but this is a bit longer walk and does not pass through likely OSFL habitat, as does the trail from Newtown Rd.
You can find a map here: http://www.actontrails.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/mGrassyPond.pdf
My complete eBird report is below.
Sam Miller
Acton, MA

>
> Grassy Pond Conservation Area, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
> May 31, 2017 8:27 AM - 9:27 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 0.4 mile(s)
> Comments: Successful visit to try to refind the Olive-sided Flycatcher found yesterday by Meena Vathyam.
> 30 species
>
> Wood Duck 1
> Cooper's Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 3
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
> Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Largish flycatcher with peak at back of head, pronounced grayish "vest," pale center of breast and belly. White flank patches occasionally visible when it flicked its wings and in flight. Perching at the tip top of dead snags in the swamp. Made several successful flycatching sallies.
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 1
> Tree Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow (American) 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 1
> Veery 1
> Wood Thrush 1
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 5
> Cedar Waxwing 12
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 1
> Swamp Sparrow 2
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 10
> Common Grackle (Bronzed) 15 CF
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> American Goldfinch 1
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37285004
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


 

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Date: 5/31/17 6:34 am
From: Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Allen's Neck addition
I forgot to include Pewee in my list of birds found yesterday at the Allan’s Pond reservation (Allen’s Neck trail section).

Stuart Walker
JP
<stuarttwalker...> <mailto:<stuarttwalker...>
 

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Date: 5/30/17 8:02 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, May 30, 2017
> Crane Beach, Ipswich
> May 30, 2017 8:50 AM - 12:45 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> Comments: Walked the beach a couple miles to within about half a mile
> of the SE end. The interior trails are still closed due to a coyote
> acting unusual having been seen (they have not yet been able to remove
> it). So all birds were seen or heard from the parking lot and the beach.
> The big flock of common terns reported earlier has apparently moved on. A
> reminder that John Nelson and I are leading a BBC/ECOC walk here Thursday
> evening, meeting outside the gate at 6:15 p.m. And we will not have to
> enter the dunes to hear whip-poor-wills, which we can hear from the
> parking lot or even the gate.
> 39 species; partial list:
>
> Common Eider 1
> Double-crested Cormorant 8
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Piping Plover 15 A few nests were lost to the stormy weather of late,
> but at least one pair has 4 chicks, says Jeff Denoncour of the TTOR staff.
> I didn't see the babies but Jeff showed me a bird on eggs.
> Ruddy Turnstone 1
> Sanderling 55 many in breeding plumage, others not at all
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 5
> Bonaparte's Gull 1
> Ring-billed Gull 5
> Herring Gull 75
> Great Black-backed Gull 27
> Least Tern 110 Estimate, surely an undercount. Many nests were wiped
> out by the combination of high tides and east winds a few days ago, per
> Jeff Denoncour, and the birds are in the process of re-nesting. They are
> spread out in many colonies up and down the beach.

> Common Tern 4 The large flock of copulating birds has evidently left
> to nest elsewhere, and with them went those fancy terns Nate and I
> reported earlier.
> Black-billed Cuckoo 1 heard singing triplets from parking lot (not a
> mockingbird imitating one)
> Eastern Kingbird 7 several pairs along the beach working the
> wrackline
> Fish Crow 1 heard calling from parking lot
> Tree Swallow 15 nesting in various boxes
> Bank Swallow 13 Most apparently nesting in the interior dunes down
> toward the SE end, which I could not explore. I saw 2 or 3 birds picking
> up straw from the beach to line their burrows.
> Barn Swallow 9
> Gray Catbird 3
> Northern Mockingbird 8 several pairs along the beach working the
> wrackline
> Cedar Waxwing 4
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> Yellow Warbler 3
> Savannah Sparrow (Savannah) 2
> Song Sparrow 7
> Eastern Towhee 3
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> American Goldfinch 3
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37272023

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

 

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Date: 5/30/17 7:28 pm
From: Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] White-eyed Vireo, Westport
After enjoying prolonged looks this morning at one of the Clapper Rails at Egypt Lane in Fairhaven, I spent some time exploring some of the Allen’s Neck trails in Westport. I encountered the following birds there:

Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Kingbird
Great crested Flycatcher
House Wren
Chipping Sparrow
Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Grackle
Ovenbird
Yellow Warbler (probably the most abundant species)
Catbird
Cardinal
Veery
Titmouse
Towhee
WHITE-EYED VIREO

To find the vireo, take the left-hand Woods Loop trail and follow it to the dirt road, then follow the road past the Boulder Loop trail a few hundred feet. The bird was calling from the thick growth on the left side of the road.

Stuart Walker
Jamaica Plain
<stuarttwalker...> <mailto:<stuarttwalker...>


 

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Date: 5/30/17 4:00 pm
From: Garry Kessler <gkessler001...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Yellow-billed Cuckoo, courtship feeding, Westborough, photos
Did a little birding on this somewhat gloomy (overcast) day and was
treated to courtship feeding by a pair of yellow-billed cuckoos. The
cuckoos have been around in the Westborough State Hospital property,
aka Lake Chauncy, in Westborough for some time. The particular
location is to walk through the gate to the second right-hand
intersection. They frequent the area both to the right and straight ahead.

The behavior was interesting. I first heard what turned out to be the
female call once behind me. I turned to be surprised to see it in a
tree where it hadn't been moments before. It raised its tail in a
provocative gesture and lowered it again. I later saw that the male
flew by her to a tree on the other side at this point. She reversed
her direction and faced the other way and again pumped her tail into
the air. This time he came and landed on her back with a dragonfly
which she took from him. He flew off and a few moments later so did she.

1st of 4 cuckoo photos of the behavior
http://garrykessler.zenfolio.com/p756187298/h8bf64644#h8bf6619f

Also for those interested, a couple non-avian items from Heald Street
Orchard (both Brewster's and worm-eating continue - but very quiet today)

Folks have wondered about the little blue butterflies in the orchard.
They are slivery blues hosted on vetch there.
http://garrykessler.zenfolio.com/p756187298/h8bf64644#h8bf6619d

Also I saw some one-flowered cancer root. This is a parasitic plant
with no chlorophyll that is single stemmed and single flowered. It is
usually white, but these had color so I took a record shot.
http://garrykessler.zenfolio.com/p756187298/h8bf64644#h8bf64644

Garry Kessler
Westborough, MA

 

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Date: 5/30/17 2:32 pm
From: Hojnacki, Katlyn <katlyn_hojnacki...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Parker River NWR Stage Island Pool Study
You might notice that the Stage Island Pool water control structure has
been left open. Please read the note below from our Wildlife Biologist,
Nancy Pau, about a study that we're currently conducting.



*Massbirders,*


*Today we opened the Stage Island Pool water control structure and will
keep it OPEN for about 6 weeks while we conduct a study that will allow us
to better understand the impoundment’s soils, elevation, biogeochemistry,
and how restoring tidal flows would affect the impoundment area.*



*Keeping the water control structure open for this study will accelerate
the rate of draw down in this pool, but we expect it to provide shorebird
habitat from now until we re-fill it in the fall. Bill Forward Pool will be
drawn down in early July for the fall shorebird migration and North Pool
will remain full for breeding marsh and wading birds.*



*The Refuge is starting to work on our Comprehensive Conservation Plan
again, and in the coming year there will be opportunities to learn about
and comment on the draft management plan. In the meanwhile, if you have
any questions regarding impoundment management for this year, please
contact myself at <nancy_pau...> <nancy_pau...>, or Refuge Manager,
Bill Peterson, at <bill_peterson...> <bill_peterson...>.*


*Nancy Pau*
*Wildlife Biologist*
*Parker River National Wildlife Refuge*
*6 Plum Island Turnpike*
*Newburyport, MA 01950*
*978-465-5753 x211*



--

Kaytee Hojnacki
USFWS- Parker River NWR
6 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950
(978) 465-5753 ext. 202

 

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Date: 5/30/17 10:30 am
From: Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Boston birds, images
A few images from this month from the Boston area. The Common Yellowthroat is from St. Joseph’s Cemetery, near the swamp close to West Roxbury High School. The Phoebe, the Baltimore Oriole, and the Little Blue Heron are from Fresh Pond. The frog is from Black’s Nook Pond where these frogs keep attracting the herons. While at Fresh Pond I went to see the Horned owlets as well as the Prothonotary warbler a few times. No good images of these two species but easy birds to locate that first week of May. The Kingbird was at Hibiscus Lake, FHC (no belted Kingfisher in my two outings there??). The Grackles, Cardinals, Downy Woodpecker and Tufted Titmouse were from my backyard in Brighton. Here is a link to my images from this month:
http://www.delsolar.org/webs/birds/commonyellow/content/_76A5598_large.html

Eduardo del Solar
Brighton, Mass
<delsolar...>

my website
http://www.delsolar.org



 

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Date: 5/29/17 3:08 pm
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon adults: food drop - Photos!
Had an amazing Peregrine Falcon day with visits to 7 different locations with adults and chicks. Will post photos next few days from each location, but wanted to share spectacular show from the stop in Brockton this morning. Visit to downtown Brockton just before 9:30 AM under overcast skies, light rain, east wind around 7MPH, and temp just above 50F.


Observed a perched adult, likely female, take off into flight heading SW from Verizon cell tower. Out of nowhere, another adult, likely male, comes into view, and sets up a mid-air food drop. Six documenting photos shows overhead release of captured bird, fall, and capture sequence. The receiving falcon turns upward in flight with outstretched talons to capture falling prey, adjusts in talons, and returns to tower. SPECATCULAR to watch, even in the light rain!


For those with interest, 6 photo sequence:


http://www.pbase.com/birdshots/image/165548797

Click "next" in upper right to advance frames


Enjoy,

Craig Gibson

Winchester, MA

cbgibson AT comcast.net
 

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Date: 5/29/17 1:26 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RE: Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21
All,

Guillermo Rodriguez sent me eBird link below to his fine photographs. Guillermo was there photographing the bird when I arrived. His blown-up photo of the wing is so sharp that individual primaries can be clearly seen and wing morphology analysis done with reference to Peter Pyle's Identification Guide to North American Birds or possibly a similar reference used by banders. Guillermo lists the bird as Gray-cheeked Thrush.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37086636

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

-----Original Message-----
From: Floyd, Chris
Sent: Sunday, May 28, 2017 9:02 AM
To: 'Christina P. Riehl' <criehl...>; MASSBIRD <massbird...>
Subject: RE: Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21

Christie, Massbirders interested in Christie's report,

I saw and photographed likely the same subject bird 4-5 PM on 5/21 and believe it is a good candidate for a Bicknell's Thrush.

Please see full details, photos and analysis at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37194832

My photos and yours of 5/20 look to be of the same bird. I am less confident of that for the bird in your 5/21 photos, which seems to show no significant tail contrast, and only dull yellow on mandible - perhaps just artifacts of poor light for these photos - I would have passed it off as a straightforward Gray-cheeked Thrush.

Are there other Massbirders with better photos of the thrushes that were at this Fenway location? I'd sure like to see them! Guillermo??

Commentary, public or private, welcome!

Thanks!
Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

-----Original Message-----
From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of Christina P. Riehl
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:40 AM
To: <massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21

I had a Gray-cheeked-type thrush next to Clemente Field in Fenway yesterday and today, probably the same individual. It did not vocalize. Hopefully others will hear it and/or get higher-quality photos.

Checklist with mediocre photos from 5/20 at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37007635

and the same from 5/21 at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37032382

Good birding,

Christie Riehl
Boston

 

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Date: 5/29/17 12:40 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker at feeder again
The red-headed woodpecker made another appearance at our suet feeder today, May 29, about noon. It stayed for a couple of minutes feeding, so we were able to get a fuzzy picture through the screen. (I sent the picture to eBird.org, but because it's a rarity, it will need to be confirmed before it shows.)


The bird is obviously in the area, because we've had visits May 21, May 26, and May 29. It may be coming more often than that. We're in and out, and not watching the feeder every minute. The bird stays only briefly each visit--if you blink, you'll miss it.



Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 5/29/17 12:24 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 5/28 - Hall's Pond, Brookline - Summer Tanager
Thanks to Paul Peterson fro a belated report from Hall's Pond yesterday.

The Summer Tanager continued as of 6 PM . It was in a willow tree nest
to the boardwalk near the Beacon Street parking lot. Thanks to Lindsay
Nichols for the initial report.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

 

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Date: 5/29/17 9:02 am
From: Ryan Schain <ryanschain...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 5/29 - Acadian Flycatcher, Brookline
An unusually confiding Acadian Flycatcher is currently calling and hawking
insects along the edge of Hall's Pond, about 10-15 feet past the end of the
boardwalk's guard rail (water side of the path).

Best,

Ryan Schain
Boston
<ryanschain...>

 

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Date: 5/29/17 7:29 am
From: Glenn d'Entremont <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 5/29/17 Hooded Warbler, Yellow-breasted Chat, Blue Grosbeak
Updates for continuing birds this morning:


Hooded Warbler: Paine Road in Freetown off of Slab Bridge Road, third water hole, just beyond. Many times birds are along this road near these water holes (created by the CCC when the forest was created as horse watering holes).


Yellow-breasted Chat: The Cumberland Farm field complex in Middleboro, off of Rt 105, at the old Farm House location (no longer standing-amazing no trace considering took down just a few years ago), the only place only Rt 105 where there is a large maple tree and a circular drive around it. Walk the edge of the field-do not walk across the cultivated field. The bird was singing at the end of the field and could be heard from the parking spot. Found by Jim Sweeney earlier in the week.


Blue Grosbeak: The Cumberland Farm field complex. The old manure pit area-off of River Street on the north end of the complex. The bird was singing in the trees along the road just before concrete structures which are the remains of the pit. Found by Jim Sweeney earlier in the week.


Glenn


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

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Date: 5/28/17 10:17 am
From: Pamela Sowizral <psowizral...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Today at Drumlin Farm
Mostly summer residents but still a nice walk at Drumlin Farm this morning. Highlights included Swainson's thrush, multiple bobolinks, and a continuing pair of orchard orioles. 38 species.

Pam Sowizral
Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm
Lincoln


Wild Turkey 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 1
Mourning Dove 8
Chimney Swift 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 5
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 2
Tree Swallow 8
Barn Swallow 8
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 5
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 7
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 8
Gray Catbird 7
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 2
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 3
Yellow Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Savannah Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 5
Northern Cardinal 8
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Bobolink 5
Red-winged Blackbird 13
Common Grackle 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Orchard Oriole 2
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 3



 

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Date: 5/28/17 8:35 am
From: Michael Kolodny <mcjavlzo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Coyote and Wild Turkeys, Bald Eagle, Videos 5/27/17 Framingham
I went to Farm Pond and nearby areas in Framingham on 5/27/17

Photos and videos are at: http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/
Low bandwidth/mobile version if the main site loads too slowly
http://o6cpcs.blogspot.com/?m=1

Videos include:

Wild turkeys and a coyote at Aqueduct Trail. The turkeys didn't seem to
be worried about the coyote, probably because they can fly - which the
video shows.

A Bald Eagle at Foss Reservoir brings a meal back to a juvenile at the
nest. Harassment by two other birds starts before it even lands on the nest.

Two great blue herons exhibiting an interesting interaction.

A Black-capped Chickadee showing its natural curiosity.

Photo's include:

A frog that is holding its hands as if it was playing the piano.

On Tuesday, 5/23 I was at Fisk Pond in Natick and nearby areas and I
posted photos and videos (at the same link) of:

Fresh Water Snails, feeding and crawling in the water. Tentacles, eyes,
foot, and siphon are visible in the photos and video.

Michael Kolodny
Framingham
<mcjavlzo...>

 

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Date: 5/28/17 6:08 am
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RE: Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21
Christie, Massbirders interested in Christie's report,

I saw and photographed likely the same subject bird 4-5 PM on 5/21 and believe it is a good candidate for a Bicknell's Thrush.

Please see full details, photos and analysis at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37194832

My photos and yours of 5/20 look to be of the same bird. I am less confident of that for the bird in your 5/21 photos, which seems to show no significant tail contrast, and only dull yellow on mandible - perhaps just artifacts of poor light for these photos - I would have passed it off as a straightforward Gray-cheeked Thrush.

Are there other Massbirders with better photos of the thrushes that were at this Fenway location? I'd sure like to see them! Guillermo??

Commentary, public or private, welcome!

Thanks!
Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

-----Original Message-----
From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of Christina P. Riehl
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:40 AM
To: <massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21

I had a Gray-cheeked-type thrush next to Clemente Field in Fenway yesterday and today, probably the same individual. It did not vocalize. Hopefully others will hear it and/or get higher-quality photos.

Checklist with mediocre photos from 5/20 at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37007635

and the same from 5/21 at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37032382

Good birding,

Christie Riehl
Boston

 

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Date: 5/28/17 6:02 am
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RE: Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21
Christie, Massbirders interested in Christie's report,

I saw and photographed likely the same subject bird 4-5 PM on 5/21 and believe it is a good candidate for a Bicknell's Thrush.

Please see full details, photos and analysis at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37194832

My photos and yours of 5/20 look to be of the same bird. I am less confident of that for the bird in your 5/21 photos, which seems to show no significant tail contrast, and only dull yellow on mandible - perhaps just artifacts of poor light for these photos - I would have passed it off as a straightforward Gray-cheeked Thrush.

Are there other Massbirders with better photos of the thrushes that were at this Fenway location? I'd sure like to see them! Guillermo??

Commentary, public or private, welcome!

Thanks!
Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

-----Original Message-----
From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of Christina P. Riehl
Sent: Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:40 AM
To: <massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Catharus thrush, Fenway 5/20 and 5/21

I had a Gray-cheeked-type thrush next to Clemente Field in Fenway yesterday and today, probably the same individual. It did not vocalize. Hopefully others will hear it and/or get higher-quality photos.

Checklist with mediocre photos from 5/20 at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37007635

and the same from 5/21 at:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37032382

Good birding,

Christie Riehl
Boston

 

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Date: 5/28/17 4:43 am
From: Bates, David Westfall,M.D. <dbates...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 2017 Big Day
Deb Kovacs and I did a Mass Big Day on Friday, and finished with a very respectable total of 166, despite miserable conditions--heavy rain until 5 a.m. and then light rain from 5-11, the sort of weather that makes you question why you bird! There were few migrants but just enough--we picked up Parula, Blackpoll and a White-throated Sparrow at Nahant for example. Very low numbers of many things--maybe the amount of song was depressed by the cold and rain.

We also had a very scary experience when a man fleeing the police came straight at us at Bolton Flats on a two-lane going the wrong way at 90 mph with two police cars in hot pursuit--we were just able to get off far enough to the R--not what we were expecting/looking for in sleepy Bolton! Later saw his car in the ditch about a mile up.
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/05/26/lancaster-police-chase-bolton-home-break-in/http://boston.cbslocal.com/2017/05/26/lancaster-police-chase-bolton-home-break-in/

The birding highlights:

Olive-side Flycatcher at D. Blakely Hoar (had never been there before, very nice spot)

Vesper and Grasshopper Sparrow at Pine Hill Road, Bolton

Manx Shearwaters just S of pink apartments, Revere

Singing Mourning Warbler at Marblehead Neck
Very close Brown Creeper there

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Nahant

American Bittern flyby at Marsh Loop, Plum Island
Whip-poor-will landing on boardwalk, Plum Island, dusk

As always, there were misses--no owls at all--a first, just too much rain. Did very poorly on rails, same reason. No kingfisher or Pileated. But there were several things we lucked into--a flyby Green Heron while looking fruitlessly for the Cattle Egret, a Wilson's Phalarope at Pikul's (had checked multiple other times, and nothing).

David Bates, Watertown, MA


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Date: 5/27/17 9:59 pm
From: Joshua Rose <opihi...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FB post: Purple Gallinule on Nantucket
Hi MassBIrders,

Late Saturday night, Skyler Kardell posted a Purple Gallinule photo to the Massachusetts Rare Bird Alert group on FaceBook. He added details that the photo was by Janette Vohs, and was taken from public property at Miacomet Pond on Nantucket. Apparently more photos were shared in the group “Birding Nantucket”, of which I am not a member. This is all of the information I have on the bird at this time...

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: 5/27/17 3:32 pm
From: Garry Kessler <gkessler001...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brewster's, Pepperell, photo
Here's a photo of the less photogenic side (sorry) of the Heald St.
(Pepperell) Brewster's warbler for those interested.

http://garrykessler.zenfolio.com/p756187298/h8bb42313#h8bb42313
(missing right should feathers - does have left-side feathers)

Also treated to glimpses of a mourning warbler and a Canada. Both
black-billed and yellow-billed cuckoos are still around.

Garry Kessler
Westborough, MA

 

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Date: 5/27/17 2:07 pm
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Martha's Vineyard 5/27
Hi Folks,

Norton's point this (27th) AM, with Lanny McDowell & Warren Woessner.

12 Red Knots,
2 close white-rumped Sandpipers,
many Sanderlings in many plumages including nice reds,
dynamite Dunlins,
many bb Plovers,
maybe 20 Semi Sandpipers,
Willets,
Least and Common Terns,
11 Black Skimmers.

At the Farm Institute behind the buildings and skeletal greenhouse we're
at least
12 sleeping Red Knots,
a few Dunlin,
a Killdeer and a
horde (40?) bb Plovers.

For those interested, note new email address.


Pete Gilmore
Newton MA
<Petegilmore79...>

 

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Date: 5/27/17 10:26 am
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Martin Burns WMA and Newman Road, Newbury highlights
Below are highlights from 7:00 to 9:30 this morning at Martin Burns WMA in
Newbury. I checked all my usual spots but couldn't find a Prairie Warbler.

1 Black-billed Cuckoo (heard)
2 RT Hummingbirds
1 Olive-sided Flycatcher (left side of loop trail: sang a few times,
flew, couldn't relocate)
2 Eastern Wood-Pewees
6 Great Crested Flycatchers
1 Yellow-throated Vireo (nice comparison with Red-eyed nearby)
1 Veery
4 Blue-winged Warblers (one seen singing a Golden-winged song)
3 Chestnut-sided Warblers
2 Blackpoll Warblers
1 Canada Warbler
7 Scarlet Tanagers
7 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
5 Indigo Buntings

Afterwards, I stopped for about 20 minutes near the bridge by the salt
marsh on Newman Road--part of the Old Town Line Reservation--and found 4
Salt Marsh Sparrows and 2 Cliff Swallows.

John Nelson
Gloucester

 

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Date: 5/27/17 8:42 am
From: Haynes Miller <hrm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Alder & Willow at Cutler Park
This morning at Cutler Park in Needham I had both Willow and Alder
Flycatchers singing.
I walked the path along the east side of Kendrick Pond. The Alder was
quite close to the entrance, to the left, well before the Red Pine
plantation begins. The Willow was calling from across the river, at the
river outlook quite a bit further along.

Haynes Miller
Newton


 

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Date: 5/26/17 6:48 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, May 26, 2017: many cool terns, little gull
> Crane Beach, Ipswich
> May 26, 2017 12:30 PM - 3:25 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: I got to the beach when the 11-foot tide had covered the
> road, so I diverted into the lower parking lot at the castle barns and
> walked out the Cedar Point Trail a little. Soon I ran up against a
> flooded culvert that I could not cross and turned back. Just then Nate
> Dubrow called me to say he was on the beach looking at roseate, arctic,
> and black terns with commons, plus a little gull. Needless to say I
> hustled over there (the road was partially uncovered by then) and walked
> the half-mile down the beach to the point where Nate was standing. By
> some miracle, all four of those fancy birds were still there! My list is
> combined from the two beach locations.
> 48 species; partial list:
>
> American Black Duck 2
> White-winged Scoter 4
> Wild Turkey 1 hen walking across the salt marsh like she was on a
> mission (by now the marsh was walkable, even for a turkey--when I first
> arrived it was a huge lake)
> Double-crested Cormorant 20
> Great Egret 5
> Snowy Egret 5
> Osprey 1
> Black-bellied Plover 1
> Piping Plover 5
> Killdeer 1
> Least Sandpiper 6
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 10
> Willet (Eastern) 5
> Bonaparte's Gull 11
> Little Gull 1 1W bird with dusky cap and black carpal bar. Smaller
> than BOGUs--no bigger than a common tern.

> Least Tern 150 Minimum--prob. closer to 200 birds. At one point I
> estimated 150 in the air at once. [Jeff Denoncour of the TTOR staff told
> Nate and me that the NE winds and high tides had wiped out many of the
> incipient tern nests, and my tide book says there will be 12-foot tides
> tonight and the next two nights. If this easterly wind continues we could
> see even more changes in the fore-dune structure.]

> Black Tern 1 beautiful in full breeding plumage
> Roseate Tern 1 (finally)
> Common Tern 40 down from 350 a couple days ago, but many were out
> fishing. Jeff thinks they may have some commons nesting this year,
> because these birds have not left yet and have been copulating all over
> the place.

> Arctic Tern 1 very short legs--even shorter that the shortest-legged
> common tern--with a bill blood-red to the tip and a white cheek set off
> against a grayish body.
> Willow Flycatcher 2
> Eastern Kingbird 4
> Tree Swallow 10
> Bank Swallow 3
> Barn Swallow 6
> Gray Catbird 8
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> Common Yellowthroat 3
> American Redstart 1
> Yellow Warbler 7
> Bobolink 1
> Orchard Oriole 4 3 singing males (at least) and a female at a nest,
> all on the back side of Castle Hill and the beginning of the Cedar Point
> Trail
> Baltimore Oriole 1
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37161770

**On my way home I counted 41 glossy ibis in the farm field along Rt. 133
just east of Wolf Hollow.**

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

 

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Date: 5/26/17 5:44 pm
From: Andy Scholten <ascholten764...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked in the rain, Nahanton Park
MassBird,
Despite the rather steady rain, I decided to try for the gray-cheeked
thrush at Nahanton Park before work. I had it ca. 6:48 underneath the
juniper right below the Nature Center, actively feeding. Also lots of
robins...

Good birding,
Andy Scholten, Sudbury

 

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Date: 5/26/17 5:38 pm
From: Frances Raskin <fmraskin...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Questions about birding at Heald Street Orchard in Pepperell
I'm an out-of-state birder and was thinking of birding at Heald Street Orchard in Pepperell tomorrow. I would appreciate any tips on what specific areas are best for birds and approximately where the Worm-eating Warbler was seen. I also would like to know whether hiking/muck boots are required or if there are established/dry trails.

Thanks,
Frances Raskin
Washington, DC
 

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Date: 5/26/17 4:14 pm
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] red-headed woodpecker in Lexington May 26
We saw a red-headed woodpecker again at our suet feeder this evening, May 26. It had appeared previously on May 22. Sightings of a red-headed in Brookline has been reported on eBird this weekmaybe the same bird?


We had a visitation from a red-headed for a period of 5 weeks during the summer of 2015, but have not seen it again until now. I would be interested to know whether anyone else in our area is seeing this bird.


Jean Williams

Lexington

<jeanwill48...>

 

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Date: 5/26/17 3:38 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush, Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 5/26
Very elusive 4-5 PM along both sections of Violet Path in Dell. With 1-2 Swainson's.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

 

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Date: 5/26/17 2:48 pm
From: Lindsey Nichols <pepper.please...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Summer tanager at Hall's pond sancutary now - Brookline, MA
Decided to bird after the rain trailed off this afternoon. Was rewarded
with bright, surprising male summer tanager.

Lindsey Nichols
Boston, MA

 

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Date: 5/26/17 1:49 pm
From: Stuart Walker <stuarttwalker...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush, Nahanton
Great looks around 1 PM with two other birders, and it tolerated the noise of someone loading kayaks on a trailer, and a maintenance person mowing the grass — but then it worked its way back into the tangle along the path leading to the soccer field, and did not reappear. First seen in the tangled woods near the kayaks, along the river, and then on and around the gate and low in the nearby trees and on the ground.

Stuart Walker
Jamaica Plain
<stuarttwalker...> <mailto:<stuarttwalker...>
 

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Date: 5/26/17 11:17 am
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Peregrine Falcon banding!
For those with an interest, an informative Mass Audubon Blog update on recent Boston area Peregrine Falcon banding by Tom French and Norm Smith.....


Link: http://blogs.massaudubon.org/yourgreatoutdoors/banding-peregrines-2017-edition/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YourGreatOutdoors+%28Your+Great+Outdoors%29 http://blogs.massaudubon.org/yourgreatoutdoors/banding-peregrines-2017-edition/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YourGreatOutdoors+%28Your+Great+Outdoors%29


Article below with update on statewide banding efforts for Peregrine Falcons!


Enjoy,

Craig Gibson

Winchester

cbgibson AT comcast.net



State Works To Save Peregrine Falcons, Which Nest In Worcester


Peregrine falcons are known to nest across the state, including Worcester and Milford.

By Charlene Arsenault (Patch Staff) - https://patch.com/users/charlene-arsenault May 25, 2017 11:55 am ET

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MASSACHUSETTS—Highlighting the Baker-Polito Administration’s efforts to restore peregrine falcons and other endangered species in Massachusetts, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton on Thursday assisted MassWildlife biologists and MassAudubon representatives in banding four falcon chicks at the former Christian Science Center Building in Boston, according to an announcement. Over the next few weeks, young falcons across the state will be banded and monitored by wildlife officials as part of a decades-long restoration effort. Among nesting spots in Massachusetts are Worcester and Milford.

“The restoration of the peregrine falcon to Massachusetts is a tremendous success story,” said Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton in a statement. “As a result of the tireless work of the Department of Fish and Game, the contributions of numerous conservation organizations, and the creation of the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Fund successful restoration efforts have resulted in over 30 pairs of falcons nesting in the Commonwealth.”

Known as the fastest bird on earth, the Peregrine Falcon is capable of diving from great heights at speeds just over 240 miles per hour, hunting and snatching birds on the wing.


Peregrines are found nesting mostly on bridges and buildings and some historic cliff nesting sites in communities throughout Massachusetts. In addition to Worcester and Milford, communities with known nesting sites include Amherst, Boston, Bourne, Brockton, Cambridge, Cheshire, Chicopee, Deerfield, Erving, Fall River, Great Barrington, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, New Bedford, Northampton, Peabody, Quincy, Russell, Sandisfield, Saugus, Springfield, Swampscott, Taunton, Watertown, Wilbraham and Woburn. In 2016, 20 nests produced at least 54 fledglings (young birds hatched and survived to fly), and earlier this year the peregrine falcon’s Massachusetts Endangered Species Act Status improved from Endangered to Threatened.

Pictured, left to right: Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Director Tom French, MassAudubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum Director Norman Smith, Mass Audubon President Gary Clayton, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton. Photo submitted
 

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Date: 5/26/17 9:05 am
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush continues at Nahanton Park in Newton
Bird originally found by Haynes Miller still very cooperative in the area of the canoes and kayaks. Also eastern Wood Pewee, Baltimore Oriole, Yellow Warbler, Wood Thrush.

Sent from my iPhone

Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
<Tattler1...>

 

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Date: 5/26/17 8:15 am
From: Michael Baird <rkramden1994...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lowell Cemetery - New off-limits areas
Massbirders,
I have been informed by the head groundskeeper ofLowell Cemetery that the
areas on the western side of the grounds that lead to the "brush dump" and
"stone dump" are now off limits to visitors. Signs have been posted at the
entrance to each location. Recent incidents have raised liability concerns
for the cemetery resulting in the changes. I will be working with the staff
on access to these areas for future bird walks. I would ask that everyone
continue to visit this beautiful birding site and honor the wishes of the
cemetery staff by staying out of these areas.
Thank you,
Mike Baird
Lowell, MA
rkramden 1994 (at) g mail dot com

 

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Date: 5/26/17 6:18 am
From: mike sylvia <mikesylvia87...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cannon Mountain bird strikes - follow up
It has been a few weeks since I submitted my observations of bird strikes that were occurring at the viewing platform on top of cannon mountain that had a single light bulb surrounded by guy wires mounted at the top. Many birds were killed by being attracted to the light and then hitting the invisible wires.

Since that time a number of you responded and gave suggestions, contact numbers, and made your own efforts to use contacts in New Hampshire to help resolve this problem.

I am happy to report that at this time the authorities at the mountain have decided to turnoff the light. I am not sure if this is permanent or not but it appears so. I am very grateful for their response and actions.

I encourage any of you to report anything like this and help remove these threats to the birds we care about. Many of these can be resolved with simple communication. Massbird is a great tool to help with this.

Mike Sylvia
Lakeville, MA


 

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Date: 5/25/17 7:42 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] D. Blakely Hoar Sanctuary 5/23 Olive-sided Flycatcher
This wetland with some wooded upland is in Brookline.

Turkey Vulture 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER 1 back boardwalk (longest boardwalk)
Great Crested Flycatcher 2 nesting
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Carolina Wren 1
Wood Thrush 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 male displaying

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 5/25/17 4:59 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Squantum Late Report 5/20 and 5/21
The majority of songbirds were from Squaw Rock Park on 5/21.I did not cover the park on the previous day.

LITTLE BLUE HERON 2;2 adults in Kennedy pans marsh BOTH DAYS; mostly out of view in ditch way out
Snowy Egret 10;6
Great Egret 3;10
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Osprey 2
Wild Turkey 2
Black-bellied Plover 0;2
Killdeer 2
Semipalmated Plover 21;3
Spotted Sandpiper 3;1
Short-billed Dowitcher 6;0
Least Sandpiper 70;2
Semipalmated Sandpiper 3
American Oystercatcher 0;2 Squaw Rock Park
Willet 3;3
Greater Yellowlegs 5;2
Least Tern 15;25 on spit E. Squantum St.
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Barn Swallow 12
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2 nest in birch
House Wren 4 hither, thither
Swainson's Thrush 2
Veery 1
WARBLERS:
Tennessee 1
Canada 1
American Redstart 5
Northern Parula 2
Yellow 10
Northern Waterthrush 1
Black-throated Green 1
Blackpoll 3
Black-throated Blue 1
Wilson's 3
Black and White 1
Ovenbird 1
Magnolia 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
Baltimore Oriole 1
LEPIDS:
Tiger Swallowtail
Black Swallowtail
Cabbage White 5
American Copper 1
lady sp. 1

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 5/25/17 4:39 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh Late Report 5/23
5/23 in the morning, high tide:

LITTLE BLUE HERON 1 blotchy immature; moving around to pans on both sides of boardwalk
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 4
Snowy Egret 1
Osprey 2
Black-bellied Plover 22 seen from boardwalk out on marsh
Semipalmated Plover 2 ditto
Short-billed Dowitcher 21 ditto
Willet 2 to the right of observation platform (enter trail at Lawn St.)
American Oystercatcher 11 out on marsh
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Least Sandpiper 13
Least Tern 4
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Willow Flycatcher 2
BANK SWALLOW 2 boardwalk; heard calls too!
Wilson's Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Common Yellowthroat 5+
Yellow Warbler 10
Baltimore Oriole 2 males singing opp. train station

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 5/25/17 2:54 pm
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Manx Shearwaters revere Beach - Mea culpa
It has been brought to my attention that my report below was a bit cryptic.

Autocorrected: vocalizing!

Enjoy!
Linda

On 5/24/2017 11:12 AM, Linda wrote:
> 16 Manx just flew up the beach just south of the pink building. They were valuing as they flew by!
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Linda Ferraresso
> Salem, MA
> <Tattler1...>
>
>
>

--
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: 5/25/17 10:43 am
From: sean riley <newburyowls...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little Blue continues Belle Isle
The Little Blue Heron is still present at Belle Isle marsh today. Also a pretty good spread of shorebirds.

-Sean Riley
<Newburyowls...>
Plum Island

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/25/17 9:04 am
From: John Sampieri <jjsamp46...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red Headed Woodpecker
My wife Gail and I couldn't believe our eyes yesterday morning as we sat sipping coffee. We had a Red Headed Woodpecker on one of our feeders in North Dartmouth. Had it not returned multiple times we probably would not have taken it as a positive ID. The bird did return to our feeders and trees throughout the morning. We last saw it on a feeder around 6:00 PM last evening. We have not seen it today.

Photos were submitted with report on ebird.

John and Gail Sampieri
Dartmouth

<jjsamp46...>
 

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Date: 5/25/17 7:26 am
From: <jonathan.layman...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush, Nahanton Park
The gray-cheeked thrush found by Haynes Miller continues around the pavement circle by the nature center and kayak launch. Being seen right now (10:20 am).

Good Birding,
Jonathan Layman
Medford, MA

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/24/17 6:41 pm
From: Haynes Miller <hrm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gray-cheeked Thrush at Nahanton Park
I encountered a Gray-cheeked Thrush at Nahanton Park, Newton, at 5:00
this afternoon. It was foraging around the pavement circle at the Nature
Center off Nahanton St.

Haynes Miller
Newton


 

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Date: 5/24/17 4:24 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Common Nighthawk - West Newbury
At Pike's Bridge Road in West Newbury foraging in open field.

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport
 

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Date: 5/24/17 3:58 pm
From: Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brewster's Warbler, Worm-eating, Tennessees, Alders, Nightjar sp., Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, May 24, 2017
Interesting birds today at Heald St. Orchard. Fewer warblers, but good birds around.
eBird list with details below.
Sam Miller, Carla Dengler
Acton, MA

>
> Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
> May 24, 2017 8:44 AM - 12:50 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> 52 species (+2 other taxa)
>
> Wood Duck 2
> Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
> Mourning Dove 9
> Black-billed Cuckoo 2
> nightjar sp. 1 All-rufous bird, seen when it dropped from a tree over our heads into
> the dense shrubby underbrush of the woods in front of us. Saw its dorsal side well but very briefly. Struck us as long- and pointed-winged, no gray, no white in tail, strongly rust-colored over entire dorsal side. Likely a Whip-poor-will, but Chuck-Will's-Widow is what leapt to my mind, based on jizz--length and pointiness of wings. I know this would be out of range for CWWI, but that's what fit best with our impressions. Not a nighthawk--saw wings plenty well to eliminate that--no white wing crescents, and not that long- and pointed-winged, rufous, not gray. Intriguing bird.
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
> Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Alder Flycatcher 2 Continuing. Heard calling.
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 5
> Blue Jay 5
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 4
> Barn Swallow (American) 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> House Wren 2
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> Veery 1
> Swainson's Thrush 1
> Wood Thrush 3
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 20
> Cedar Waxwing 3
> Worm-eating Warbler 1 Continuing, in SE corner. Heard singing, and eventually got pretty good looks high overhead. Ranges along south edge from SE corner to 50 yards or more west.
> Blue-winged Warbler 8 Minimum.
> Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler (hybrid) 1 Brewster's Warbler, found by Alan Bostick. Bright yellow cap, black line through eye, white throat, whitish breast and belly but with pale yellow wash in good light; blue-gray back and wings with prominent yellow wing bars. Singing Blue-winged song. Seen well on multiple occasions. Excellent photos by Jeff Blanchard, posted on his eBird list for this hotspot.
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Tennessee Warbler 4
> Common Yellowthroat 8
> American Redstart 2
> Yellow Warbler (Northern) 7 ON
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 12
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 3
> Canada Warbler 1
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Field Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 6
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 8
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5
> Indigo Bunting 3
> Bobolink 2
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 2
> Baltimore Oriole 6
> American Goldfinch 1
> House Sparrow 4
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37121467
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


 

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Date: 5/24/17 1:50 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Yellow-bellied Fly, Philadelphia Vireo Mission Hill
Thanks to Paul Peterson for the following post.

The D. Blakely Hoar Sanctuary is in South Brookline, on the West Roxbury border.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

*

Wed, 24 May 2017 19:02:50

The continuing PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in the Iroquois St. Woods area. It was at the end nearest Wait St. Amazing looks at the YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER near the steps near the basketball court, as well as not far from the edge of the grassy non-baseball field. It called chuwee six times. In other words, it called very infrequently. We saw it below eye level very close, both frontal, dorsal, and sides! Very pretty bird, and very confiding for Sebastian, Gina and me.

PHILADELPHIA VIREO 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Yellow-throated Vireo? 1 heard singing? (possible)
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Wood-pewee 1
Swainson's Thrush 2
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 beautifully muted female
Canada Warbler 1
Black and White Warbler 1
American Redstart 3
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 6
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Baltimore Oriole 1

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston


 

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Date: 5/24/17 1:04 pm
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island (Parker River NWR) - 05-24-17


Once again, Wednesday Morning Birding under the guidance of David Moon

and me hit the road to Plum Island in hopes of some semblance of last
Thursday's and Friday's warbler variety and number. However, we were to
soon realize that was not to be. Of course, timing is everything, and
the timing simply did not fall on a Wednesday . . . . Nonetheless, we
had a fun morning and came up with a few birds, including a couple of
Red-throated Loons in breeding plumage! Very nice! The skies were
overcast; temps in the upper 50s; and winds light and variable.

Our list:
Canada Goose (~ 10)
Gadwall (2) - pannes.
American Black Duck (1)
Mallard (4)
Common Eider (7) - one ocean.
White-winged Scoter (2) - one ocean.
Black Scoter (~ 25) - one ocean.
Red-throated Loon (16) - one ocean.
Double-crested Cormorant (7)
Great Egret (~ 10)
Snowy Egret (~ 10)
Osprey (2) - 1, Hellcat dike; 1, n refuge.
[Red-tailed Hawk (2) - PI Tpk.]
[Black-bellied Plover (1) - PI Tpk across from airfield.]
Semipalmated Plover (4) - n end main panne.
Piping Plover (2) - 1 on nest; one beach.
Killdeer (5) - ad pr, 3 juv; main panne.
Greater Yellowlegs (2) - small pannes.
Willet - common.
Semipalmated Sandpiper (~ 50) - n end main panne.
Least Sandpiper (2) - n end main panne.
White-rumped Sandpiper (2) - n end main panne.
American Woodcock (1) - flying along refuge road, n end S-curves.
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (~ 6)
Least Tern (~ 6) - over one beach.
Common Tern (1) - n end refuge.
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove (2) - including 1 on nest Hellcat johns.
Willow Flycatcher (1) - e end Hellcat dike.
Eastern Kingbird (3)
Red-eyed Vireo (1) - heard, Goodno Woods.
Blue Jay(2)
American Crow (1)
Purple Martin (6) - lot #1.
Tree Swallow (3)
Black-capped Chickadee (2)
Marsh Wren (1) - heard, North Pool.
American Robin - common.
Gray Catbird - common.\
Northern Mockingbird (3)
Brown Thrasher (4) - 2, Wardens driveway; 2, S-curves.
European Starling
Common Yellowthroat - common.
American Redstart - common.
Magnolia Warbler (2) - Hellcat boardwalk.
Yellow Warbler - common.
Blackpoll Warbler (1) - Hellcat johns.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (1) - Hellcat.
Eastern Towhee - common.
[Chipping Sparrow (1) - Joppa.]
Song Sparrow (~ 4)
Northern Cardinal (2)
Bobolink (~ 6) - North Field & Wardens Field.
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
Common Grackle - common.
Orchard Oriole (1) - male, e end Hellcat dike.
Baltimore Oriole (4)
Purple Finch (4) - 1, pines across refuge road from North Field; 3, Hellcat.
House Finch (1) - near refuge gate.
American Goldfinch (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: 5/24/17 12:39 pm
From: Jeff Blanchard <jablanchard...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler (hybrid) - eBird Report - Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, May 24, 2017
This morning at Heald Street Orchard a Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler (hybrid)  was found in NE corner of orchard.  Classic Blue-Winged song.  I'm leaning more towards Brewster's.  Photos in ebird report and comments welcomed.
Regards,Jeff Blanchard


Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 24, 2017 9:15 AM - 10:47 AM
Protocol: Stationary
15 species (+1 other taxa)

Mourning Dove  2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  2
Swainson's Thrush  1
Gray Catbird  2
Blue-winged Warbler  2
Golden-winged x Blue-winged Warbler (hybrid)  1    Found in NE corner of orchard.  Classic Blue-Winged song.  I'm leaning more towards Brewster's but has traits of Lawrence's.  Photos attached and comments welcomed.
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  1
Yellow Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Baltimore Oriole  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37111924

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



 

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Date: 5/24/17 12:13 pm
From: <brightondude04...> <brightondude04...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Two dead northern gannets in Gloucester
Three stressed Northern Gannets have been seen in the last week on Duxbury beach(reported by walkers to the Dux Facebook group).  And I personally saw one long since dead on Red River Beach in Harwich this weekend.
Any thoughts on this?  Is it normal?  Should these be reported and to whom?
I don't think I've seen a gannet close up like this.
Sean McMahonDuxbury, MA

On Friday, January 20, 2017 8:28 AM, Brad Dinerman <bdinerman...> wrote:


Not sure if this is appropriate for this list, but I'm at the Jodrey fish pier in Gloucester and there are two dead birds right next to each other at the base of the pier rocks. They look like northern gannets based on their heads and bills. Not gulls. Do I report this somewhere?

-Brad

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Date: 5/24/17 11:43 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, May 24, 2017
> Crane Beach, Ipswich
> May 24, 2017 10:20 AM - 1:00 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: I went here on this cool, cloudy day and almost had the
> place to myself. The dune trails are temporarily closed, so I walked down
> the beach a little more than half-way and back. The beach was loaded with
> least and common terns, semi sandpipers, and sanderlings. Variety was a
> bit limited, but I had a little of it.
> 30 species
>
> Common Loon 2
> Double-crested Cormorant 48
> Great Egret 2
> Snowy Egret 1
> Semipalmated Plover 12 far fewer than I expected
> Piping Plover 14
> Killdeer 2
> Ruddy Turnstone 1
> Sanderling 160 close estimate
> White-rumped Sandpiper 1
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 200 estimate
> Willet (Eastern) 3
> Bonaparte's Gull 12 most if not all immatures
> Laughing Gull 1
> Ring-billed Gull 60
> Herring Gull 70 about 30 of these in the salt marsh
> Great Black-backed Gull 5
> Least Tern 170 Estimate, probably low. Staff looking for nests told
> me the birds have barely begun to nest. But they (the terns) are all over
> the place, even north of the boardwalks.

> Common Tern 350 Close estimate, counted several times by 50s. (But
> those were just the birds on the beach. At any given time, many were out
> fishing.) Scan after scan, I saw or heard not a single tern that looked
> or sounded any different from all those commons. This species rarely
> nests here, but many were copulating, though it looked in some cases like
> the males were simply enjoying standing on the females' backs!

> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
> Eastern Kingbird 3
> Tree Swallow 6
> Bank Swallow 3 I still haven't found any nesting colonies at the
> beach this year.
> Barn Swallow 5
> Northern Mockingbird 2
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Savannah Sparrow 1 sang on railing of boardwalk
> Song Sparrow 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 2
> Baltimore Oriole 1
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37116613

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

 

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Date: 5/24/17 8:39 am
From: Cherrie Corey <cherrie.corey62...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Many Glossy Ibis yesterday (Newbury)
On the way to Plum Island with my 90+ yo dad yesterday, we spotted many glossy ibis feeding in the marsh off the west side of Rte. 1A, just over the Newbury line…42 in all. Other highlights…many semi-palmated plovers in the marsh and abundant wild geraniums along Patmos Rd. (off Stackyard). Gadwalls, Willets, and Bobolinks aplenty along with nice looks at a common gallinule from the North Pool overlook and an otter fishing close to the road at Stage Island Pool. Not particularly birdy, but a beautiful day to be out with our cameras.

Cherrie Corey (Concord)






Cherrie A. Corey
Naturalist and photographer
978.760.1933 mobile
www.senseofplace-concord.com




 

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Date: 5/24/17 8:28 am
From: Garry Kessler <gkessler001...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Banded Sparrow, Westborough
Yesterday, 5/23, I took a photo of a sparrow with a bit of white
fluff. The fluff turns out to be a butterfly and the sparrow turns
out to be banded. While I doubt there's enough of the band visible to
ID the bird, I'd be interested if it is possible to learn more about
it from the band.

http://garrykessler.zenfolio.com/p862720637/h8b654e5e#h8b654e64

Thanks.
Garry Kessler
Westborough, MA

 

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Date: 5/24/17 8:19 am
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Manx Shearwaters revere Beach
16 Manx just flew up the beach just south of the pink building. They were valuing as they flew by!

Sent from my iPhone

Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
<Tattler1...>

 

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Date: 5/24/17 7:01 am
From: Craig Gibson <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Horned Owls - Photo!
A pair of young Great Horned Owls out of the nest, on a branch, and ready to fledge in Essex County near sunset last night!

For those with an interest, a single photo posted:


http://www.pbase.com/image/165519225


Enjoy,

Craig Gibson

Winchester, MA

cbgibson AT comcast.net
 

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Date: 5/23/17 10:01 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Martin Burns WMA, May 23, 2017
> Martin Burns WMA, Newbury
> May 23, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:05 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.5 mile(s)
> Comments: I birded some of the time with Judy Parrot-Willis and Doug
> Chickering and met several other friends along the way, including Dan
> Prima for the first time. The birding was pretty good, with 4 BB cuckoos
> and an O-S fly. But except for the yellowthroats, warblers were almost
> absent. No empids either.
> 35 species
>
> Great Blue Heron 8 8 birds on 8 nests; the ninth nest was hidden
> behind one of the others. Most of them were standing, indicating small
> young (none visible in my binoculars).
> Mourning Dove 3
> Black-billed Cuckoo 4 widely spaced birds, all singing--saw two of them
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Hairy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 2 neither seen
> Olive-sided Flycatcher 1 Judy and I saw one on the right trail, in
> the tall snag just beyond the cross-trail that goes to the left. It
> didn't sing, but gave us the best look at the two while ovals on the lower
> back that I have ever had. Earlier, Judy saw and heard one on the left
> trail, but I missed it on my way out that trail.
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
> Great Crested Flycatcher 8
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 8
> Blue Jay 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 1
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> Swainson's Thrush 1
> American Robin 6
> Gray Catbird 7
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Common Yellowthroat 17
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
> Chipping Sparrow 4
> Song Sparrow 4
> Eastern Towhee 11
> Scarlet Tanager 5
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 9 (8 m, 1 f)
> Indigo Bunting 3 m
> Red-winged Blackbird 3
> Brown-headed Cowbird 3
> Baltimore Oriole 20 I saw something I had never seen before: a male
> oriole in courtship mode, with his head and tail both raised in the air,
> body rocking back and forth as if bowing to the female (which it is
> described as in the BNA account). It was stunning to watch. (And yes,
> there was a female nearby.)
> American Goldfinch 2
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37095558


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

 

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Date: 5/23/17 8:10 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Olive-sided Flycatcher at D. Blakely Hoar Sanctuary
Thanks to Paul Peterson for the following post.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

*

Tue, 23 May 2017 20:28:01 +0000

Hi,
It is in the back boardwalk,(Longest boardwalk) flying to various dead
tree tops near where the end of the boardwalk rises into the upland
woods. It is also in a mostly leafed-out tree on the swamp edge in the
same area. This particular tree has a few dead snags or small branches.
The bird is difficult to see when it is in that tree. One has to be
standing in the right spo on the boardwalkt to see it then.

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
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Date: 5/23/17 7:32 pm
From: mab <brenglema...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Marblehead - May 23
Massbird,

I birded Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary with Nate Dubrow for a few
hours this morning, and the large numbers of warblers that have been
reported from there this week were obviously still around. I had never seen
so many Bay-breasteds at once. Canada Warblers were in strong numbers as
well.

Highlights:

1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher
2 Tennessee Warblers
1 Mourning Warbler
17 Bay-breasted Warblers (!)
13 Canada Warblers

A complete checklist can be found here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37087438

--
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
<brenglema...>

 

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Date: 5/23/17 5:06 pm
From: Patricia Dolan <pdolanwy...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] prairie warbler jamboree continues, Blue Hills, Milton
Over a dozen very active Prairie Warblers continue to squabble on the rock and shrub barrens at the top of Buck Hill (west of Rt 28 between Chickatawbut Rd and I-93). The Indigo Buntings are present but not as vocal as earlier as are lots of Eastern Towhees. Not much diversity, but a great place on a sunny morning, with Barn Swallows zooming a few feet overhead.

Pat Dolan, Dorchester
 

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Date: 5/23/17 3:04 pm
From: Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Worm-eating Warbler continues at Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, May 23, 2017
Subject bird was singing, seen well, and acting territorially at the SE corner of the orchard, at 11 a.m. I did not hear or see it on my first visit to the location at 8:00 or so, but it was probably there. Tennessee singing and seen well in same area, but in the orchard, and Alder Flys and BB Cuckoos around.
More details in the eBird report.
Sam Miller
Acton, Ma

>
> Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
> May 23, 2017 7:18 AM - 11:32 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> 49 species
>
> Canada Goose 2
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Mourning Dove 6
> Black-billed Cuckoo 4 Three heard only, one seen well close-up at top of hill along Heald St., where it has been recently.
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 4 ON
> Alder Flycatcher 3 Continuing singing birds. Two heard simultaneously from parking lot, another in SE corner. Stopped singing by 10 or so.
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Warbling Vireo (Eastern) 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 9
> Blue Jay 6
> American Crow 4
> Common Raven 1
> Tree Swallow 5
> Barn Swallow (American) 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 4
> House Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 1 CF
> Swainson's Thrush 2
> Wood Thrush 2
> American Robin 5
> Gray Catbird 34
> Cedar Waxwing 20 Courtship
> Worm-eating Warbler 1 Continuing bird singing its rapid insect-like trill in the SE corner of the property. Followed the sound and found the bird. Acting territorial, in appropriate habitat. To look for the bird, head directly south from parking lot to where the orchard ends and the path enters the woods. The bird was singing in and around a big white birch tree 20 yards east of the point where the path enters the woods. Seems like good Worm-eating Wabler habitat.
> Blue-winged Warbler 5
> Tennessee Warbler 1 Singing and seen well in Southeast corner of orchard.
> Common Yellowthroat 13
> American Redstart 6
> Magnolia Warbler 4
> Yellow Warbler (Northern) 6
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 15
> Pine Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1 SE corner.
> Canada Warbler 1 Female, SE corner.
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Field Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 7
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 12
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 6
> Indigo Bunting 7 Minimum
> Bobolink 2
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 4
> Brown-headed Cowbird 1
> Baltimore Oriole 6
> House Sparrow 8
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S37097701
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


 

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Date: 5/23/17 2:12 pm
From: Ian Nisbet <icnisbet...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Black Vulture, Mashpee
I saw a Black Vulture flying over Mashpee Commons this afternoon,
pursued by a murder of crows.

Ian Nisbet, North Falmouth.

 

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Date: 5/23/17 1:49 pm
From: sean riley <newburyowls...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh Reservation - Little Blue & Shorebirds
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
May 23, 2017
7:30 AM

Comments: Fantastic shorebirds today ! I will add pictures later when I process them.


1 Little Blue Heron -- Immature bird
12 American Oystercatcher -- 2 groups of 6 birds all sitting in the pans
40 Black-bellied Plover
2 Semipalmated Plover
1 Killdeer
1 Ruddy Turnstone
30 Dunlin
50 Least Sandpiper
3 White-rumped Sandpiper -- 3 together
20 Semipalmated Sandpiper
25 Short-billed Dowitcher -- SB dows everywhere in salt pans feeding with Dunlin and Black-bellies
3 Willet
0 Willet (Eastern)
2 Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs
3 Least Tern
1 Common Tern
1 American Kestrel
2 Willow Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
3 Warbling Vireo

Sean Riley
Plum Island
<Newburyowls...>


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Date: 5/23/17 11:29 am
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FYI Pushcart Prize for "Funny Bird Sex"
My essay "Funny Bird Sex," the lead article in the Winter 2016 issue of *The
Antioch Review*, has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and will be included in
the 2018 annual Pushcart Prize anthology. Please e-mail me if you'd like me
to send you a copy of the essay. Below is the press release from *The
Antioch Review*:

*Antioch Review** Author to Appear in*

*Pushcart Prize XLII: Best of the Small Presses **(2018 edition)*



Author *John R. Nelson*’s piece “Funny Bird Sex
<http://review.antiochcollege.org/winter-2016> will appear in *The
Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses *(2018 edition). Nelson’s work
appeared in the Winter 2016 issue “’Funny Bird Sex’ and other Miscellaneous
Tales” of *The* *Antioch Review* <http://review.antiochcollege.org/>*.*



*Editor Robert S. Fogarty noted:*



Our lead essay. . .was about birds and one of their essential
activities—copulation. At first glance that might suggest one thing, but on
closer examination, our author, John Nelson, opines that it is many,
varied, poignant, comical, and just like human copulation.



*Nelson* resides in Gloucester, Massachusetts and is active in bird
conservation and nature education. His “Birds of the New World” essay
appeared in the Winter 2015 “Chance Encounters
<http://review.antiochcollege.org/winter-2015> issue of *The Antioch
Review. *Nelson’s essay “Birds and War” appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of *The
Massachusetts Review* and *The Missouri Review* published his essay on the
fallibility of observation and memory, “I Saw What I Said I Saw: Witnesses
to Birds and Crimes” in their Winter 2015 issue. Nelson is also the author
of *Cultivating Judgment*, a sourcebook for teaching critical thinking
skills across the curriculum.



*The** Pushcart Prize* <http://www.pushcartprize.com/index.html>*: Best of
the Small Presses* is the most honored literary project in America. Founded
by independent spirits and published since 1976, it is “one of the last
bastions of non-corporate writing.”*



Each year, magazines and small book editors submit works for consideration
in Pushcart’s annual anthology. Publication in these pages is coveted and
respected in the small press literary world.



*Quote by filmmaker Laleh Khadivi in “Pushcart Prize Turns Forty” by Tara
Jayakar, *Poets & Writers,* November 22, 2015,
https://www.pw.org/content/pushcart_prize_turns_forty

# # #



*John Nelson*

*Gloucester *

 

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Date: 5/23/17 11:18 am
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck Summer Tanager, warblers
It was birdy this (Tuesday) morning at the Marblehead Neck sanctuary, with
17 species of warblers--some species, like Blackpolls, in large numbers--a
female Summer Tanager that I saw about 8:15 in the back corner near the
path between the bottom of the hill and the far end of the boardwalk, a
male Scarlet Tanager along the path between the parking lot and the main
pond, and two Wood Thrushes in the area of the Summer Tanager. I didn't
keep track of exact warbler numbers but have noted with an asterisk below
those species that I saw/heard in double digits.

Ovenbird
No. Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
*Common Yellowthroat
*American Redstart
*Northern Parula
*Magnolia Warbler
*Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
*Blackpoll Warbler
BT Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
BT Green Warbler
Canada Warbler

Early in the morning, Jan Smith had a Mourning Warbler near the back pond,
but I couldn't find it. I heard a report of a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher but
never saw that either.

John Nelson
Gloucester

 

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Date: 5/23/17 9:50 am
From: Jean Williams <jeanwill48...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red-headed woodpecker in Lexington
On Sunday, May 21, at 6:30 pm our suet feeder was visited by a red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus). It ate briefly and flew off again. We haven't seen it since, but we're not home much during the day.


What is especially bizarre is that we had a red-headed visiting us regularly in June and July of 2015 for about 5 weeks, after which we never saw it again until this week--two years later. Not sure, of course, that it's the same bird.


We are in Lexington center. We have a wooded lot of about 1 1/2 acres which joins to a wooded conservation parcel of 10 acres, and we have small marsh nearby. We feed sunflower seeds, mixed seed, and thistle seed, as well as suet--all year around. Over 40 years we've had some 80 species of birds, but this is the only rare one.


Jean Williams, Lexington

<jeanwill48...>




 

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