* January 06, 2017
- Birds Mentioned
Greater White-fronted Goose
Hotline: Eastern Massachusetts
Date: January 06, 2017
Number: (781) 259-8805
To Report: anytime day or night, 781-259-2178 (Wayne Petersen)
Compiler: Wayne Petersen, Massachusetts Audubon Society
Coverage: Eastern Massachusetts
Transcriber: Jason Forbes firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice of Audubon for Friday, January 6, 2017
The fields adjacent to Rt. 133 in Ipswich currently harbor 3 GREATER
WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, and 1-2 ROSS'S GEESE among
the CANADA GEESE gathered there, in addition to 4 KILLDEER, 200
RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS, and 100 COMMON GRACKLES.
Reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island this week included
a PIED-BILLED GREBE, a BALD EAGLE, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 150
RAZORBILLS, a BARRED OWL, a NORTHERN SHRIKE, and 3 COMMON REDPOLLS.
At Andrew's Point in Rockport, a GYRFALCON was well observed on
Wednesday, and other reports from that area included a very late GREAT
SHEARWATER, 89 COMMON MURRES, 3 THICK-BILLED MURRES, and 2 ATLANTIC
Noted at Bear Creek Park in Saugus were 3 SNOW GEESE, 2 SHORT-EARED
OWLS, 150 HORNED LARKS, and 25 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS.
From Nahant came reports of a WINTER WREN, an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER,
and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT.
In Westboro there were sightings of a SNOW GOOSE, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK,
2 ICELAND GULLS, and a GLAUCOUS GULL.
Miscellaneous reports this week included the continued presence of a
CACKLING GOOSE at Muddy Cove Pond in Dighton; 13 NORTHERN PINTAILS and
a NORTHERN SHOVELER in Marlboro; a REDHEAD at the Cambridge Reservoir
in Waltham; a CANVASBACK at Fresh Pond in Cambridge; a TUFTED DUCK in
the Acushnet River in New Bedford, and another TUFTED DUCK and the
continued presence of a PAINTED BUNTING at Nantucket; a BARRED OWL at
Hall's Pond in Brookline; and 14 RED CROSSBILLS at Salisbury.
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