* December 23, 2016
- Birds Mentioned
Great Blue Heron
Hotline: Eastern Massachusetts
Date: December 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Voice of Audubon for Friday, December 23, 2016
Various Christmas Bird Counts were conducted during the past ten days
with highlights of several of these counts cited below.
The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary count included a
POMARINE JAEGER, 66 COMMON MURRES, 99 RAZORBILLS, and 4 ATLANTIC
Highlights from the Greater Boston census included 62 WOOD DUCKS, a
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, 413 HOODED MERGANSERS, 34 DOUBLE-CRESTED
CORMORANTS, 40 GREAT BLUE HERONS, 33 COOPER'S HAWKS, 7 BALD EAGLES, 2
WHITE-WINGED DOVES, 4 SNOWY OWLS, 4 SHORT-EARED OWLS, 22 BELTED
KINGFISHERS, 5 MERLINS, 8 PEREGRINE FALCONS, an OVENBIRD, and 5
On the Quincy count there was a CANVASBACK, 303 RING-NECKED DUCKS, an
ICELAND GULL, 4 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, 3 AMERICAN PIPITS, and 96 SNOW
The Newport County/Westport count featured 177 GADWALLS, 49 HARLEQUIN
DUCKS, 3 BROWN THRASHERS, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO, a BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHER, and a NASHVILLE WARBLER.
The Worcester census registered a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, 4 SANDHILL
CRANES, and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR.
Reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island included 10
RED-NECKED GREBES, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, 52 RAZORBILLS, 2 BLACK
GUILLEMOTS, and 13 CROSSBILLS.
Miscellaneous reports this week included the continued presence of a
PINK-FOOTED GOOSE in the fields along Rt. 133 in Ipswich; SNOW GEESE
in Beverly, Danvers, and Topsfield; a REDHEAD at the Cambridge
Reservoir in Waltham; a TUFTED DUCK at Kenoza Lake in Haverhill; a
GREAT EGRET at West Island in Fairhaven; 3 SANDHILL CRANES at Franklin
Park Golf Course in Boston; 2 WHITE-WINGED DOVES in the Boston Fenway
Community Garden; a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE on Choate Island in Essex; 2
PAINTED BUNTINGS at Nantucket; and 18 RED CROSSBILLS at Salisbury.
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