RBA: Eastern MA 01/27/17


Slender-billed Scimitar Babbler,©BirdQuest

- RBA
* Massachusetts
* Eastern
* January 27, 2017
* MAEA1701.27

- Birds Mentioned
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Tufted Duck
King Eider
Red-throated Loon
PACIFIC LOON
Red-necked Grebe
Sooty Shearwater
Northern Gannet
Rough-legged Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Common Gallinule
Semipalmated Plover
American Woodcock
Iceland Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Black-legged Kittiwake
Dovekie
Common Murre
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill
Black Guillemot
Atlantic Puffin
WHITE-WINGED DOVE
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Northern Shrike
Marsh Wren
American Pipit
Yellow-breasted Chat
Lincoln's Sparrow
Snow Bunting
PAINTED BUNTING
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird

- Transcript
Hotline:      Eastern Massachusetts
Date:         January 27, 2017
Number:     (781) 259-8805
To Report:   anytime day or night, 781-259-2178 (Wayne Petersen)
Compiler:   Wayne Petersen, Massachusetts Audubon Society
Coverage:    Eastern Massachusetts
Transcriber: Jason Forbes  jason@brewsterslinnet.com

Voice of Audubon for Friday, January 27, 2017

The storm this week with its heavy onshore winds blew small numbers of
DOVEKIES onshore and even inland in a few places.  In addition,
several THICK-BILLED MURRES were similarly displaced.  Since DOVEKIES
are tiny seabirds that are virtually unable to takeoff from land,
anyone finding one onshore should try to take to the ocean and release
it.

As testament to the power of the storm, a sea watch at Andrews Point
in Rockport on Monday produced a PACIFIC LOON, 8 RED-NECKED GREBES, a
very late SOOTY SHEARWATER, 206 NORTHERN GANNETS, 9 DOVEKIES, 39
COMMON MURRES, 8 THICK-BILLED MURRES, 89 RAZORBILLS, 15 BLACK
GUILLEMOTS, 2 ATLANTIC PUFFINS, 340 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, 2 ICELAND
GULLS, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.  In Gloucester, a PACIFIC LOON
was sighted at Lanes Cove, a KING EIDER at Bass Rocks, and 2 AMERICAN
PIPITS at Niles Pond.

Reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island included 60
NORTHERN PINTAILS, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, a very unseasonal SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, a SNOWY OWL, a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, a PEREGRINE FALCON, a
NORTHERN SHRIKE, and 20 SNOW BUNTINGS.

A report from Nantucket featured a Eurasian GREEN-WINGED TEAL, the
continued presence of a TUFTED DUCK, a COMMON GALLINULE, an AMERICAN
WOODCOCK, and a PAINTED BUNTING at a feeder where it has been most of
the winter.

At North Scituate, storm-driven birds included a COMMON MURRE, 5
THICK-BILLED MURRES, 140 RAZORBILLS, and an ATLANTIC PUFFIN.

Miscellaneous reports this week included the continued presence of a
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE in the fields off Argilla Road in Ipswich and a
TUFTED DUCK in the Acushnet River in New Bedford; a RED-THROATED LOON
and a RED-NECKED GREBE at Flints Pond in Lincoln; 3 ICELAND GULLS and
a GLAUCOUS GULL at Chancy Pond in Westboro; a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
in Sharon; the continued presence of 2 WHITE-WINGED DOVES near the
Boston Fenway Victory Gardens; a SNOWY OWL at Duxbury Beach; a
SHORT-EARED OWL at Squantum; 2 MARSH WRENS at the Great Meadows Refuge
in Concord; YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at Manomet; a LINCOLN'S SPARROW in
Essex; 9 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS at Cumberland Farms in Middleboro; and 30
RUSTY BLACKBIRDS in Wayland.

- End Transcript

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