RBA: Eastern MA 12/16/16


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- RBA
* Massachusetts
* Eastern
* December 16, 2016
* MAEA1612.16

- Birds Mentioned
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
Snow Goose
Wood Duck
Canvasback
Tufted Duck
Barrow's Goldeneye
Red-necked Grebe
American Bittern
Great Egret
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Merlin
Sandhill Crane
Glaucous Gull
Razorbill
WHITE-WINGED DOVE
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Shrike
Horned Lark
BOHEMIAN WAXWING
Nashville Warbler
Ovenbird
WESTERN TANAGER
PAINTED BUNTING
Eastern Meadowlark
Red Crossbill

- Transcript
Hotline:      Eastern Massachusetts
Date:         December 16, 2016
Number:     (781) 259-8805
To Report:   anytime day or night, 781-259-2178 (Wayne Petersen)
Compiler:   Wayne Petersen, Massachusetts Audubon Society
Coverage:    Eastern Massachusetts
Transcriber: Jason Forbes  jason@brewsterslinnet.com

Voice of Audubon for Friday, December 16, 2016

With the first really cold weather of the season this week, reports of
some species began to diminish, and waterfowl that have been
concentrated on open freshwater up until now were clearly among the
first to start moving around.  Nonetheless, several unusual species
that have been present for some time were still being reported,
including single PINK-FOOTED GEESE in various open fields near Nine
Acre Corner and Great Meadows Refuge in Concord, and another
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE in fields along Rt. 133 in Ipswich; a TUFTED DUCK at
Kenoza Lake in Haverhill; 2 WHITE-WINGED DOVES in the vicinity of the
Fenway Victory Gardens in Boston; and a WESTERN TANAGER at Dunback
Meadow in Lexington.

Reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island were highlighted
by a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 20 RAZORBILLS, and 17 Crossbills, and at
Salisbury there was a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE and a flock of 13 RED
CROSSBILLS.

In Gloucester there was a lingering GREAT EGRET near Good Harbor
Beach, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE was observed at Eastern Point.

A report from Bear Creek Park in Saugus included 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS, a
MERLIN, 100 HORNED LARKS, and 3 EASTERN MEADOWLARKS.

Miscellaneous reports this week included a SNOW GOOSE and a late
NASHVILLE WARBLER in Newburyport; 60 WOOD DUCKS and 2 BALD EAGLES in
the vicinity of Leverett Pond and Jamaica Pond in Boston; a CANVASBACK
at Great Pond in Braintree; 31 RED-NECKED GREBES in Winthrop; an
AMERICAN BITTERN and a lingering OVENBIRD at Horn Pond in Woburn; a
late OSPREY in Mansfield; 5 BALD EAGLES at Spot Pond in Stoneham; a
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in South Boston; 3 SANDHILL CRANES at Burrage Pond
Wildlife Management Area in Hanson, and another in Swansea; a GLAUCOUS
GULL at Sunset Lake in Braintree; a SNOWY OWL at Plymouth Beach; 5
SHORT-EARED OWLS at the Cumberland Farms fields in Middleboro; 2
BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS at New England BioLabs in Ipswich; and 2 PAINTED
BUNTINGS at Nantucket.
- End Transcript

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