Birdingonthe.Net

Recent Postings from
The Massachusetts Birding List

> Home > Mail
> Alerts

Updated on Sunday, February 12 at 02:26 PM EST
The most recently received Mail is at the top.


Brown Thrasher,©Barry Kent Mackay

12 Feb Fwd: Birding weekend at Cold River Camp, May 19-21, 2017 [Bob Crowley ]
12 Feb Bald Eagle Program, 2/12/17 - Cancelled [Sue McGrath ]
6 Feb Audubon Jr. Club [David Larson ]
05 Feb Ross's Gull- Rhode Island [Justin Lawson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #5 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Superbowl of Birding XIV, #1 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #7 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #4 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #6 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #8 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #2 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #9 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #3 [David Larson ]
28 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #10 [David Larson ]
29 Jan Final report: Superbowl of Birding XIV [David Larson ]
4 Jan RE: [MASSBIRD] Northern Saw-whet Owl sound diversity ["Dana Duxbury-Fox" ]
29 Oct Sabine's Gull, Sabattus Pond, Sabattus, ME, photos [Henry D Mauer ]
18 Sep Monday pelagic bird trip cancelled [David Larson ]
7 Sep Seabird cruise on Sept. 19 [David Larson ]
12 Aug Optics Fair Tomorrow [Bird Watcher's Supply ]
2 Aug Optics Fair [Bird Watcher's Supply ]
29 Jul New England Osprey Symposium [Bird Watcher's Supply ]
17 Jul Web site for eBird Rarities - NH, MA, ME - FOR CELL PHONES [Steve Mirick ]
17 Jul Web site for eBird Rarities - NH, MA, ME - FOR CELL PHONES [Steve Mirick ]
1 Jun Fwd: Hands-On Bird Photography Series at Joppa Flats with Eduardo del Solar in June [David Larson ]
25 May Great Egret catching fish, pictures [Henry D Mauer ]
23 May Ruff, photos from Weskeag Marsh, Thomaston, Maine, Friday [Henry D Mauer ]
1 Apr Swarovski Digiscoping Weekend Event [Bird Watcher's Supply ]
29 Jan Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIII tomorrow [David Larson ]
29 Jan Superbowl of Birding XIII tomorrow [David Larson ]
25 Jan Superbowl of Birding XIII [David Larson ]
21 Dec Superbowl of Birding XIII [David Larson ]
11 Nov New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts rarities [Steve Mirick ]
11 Nov New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts rarities [Steve Mirick ]
1 Nov Western Kingbirds, Daniel Webster [Bird Watcher's Supply ]
12 Oct NH Audubon Pelagic Trip - 10/11/15 [Steve Mirick ]
12 Oct NH Audubon Pelagic Trip - 10/11/15 [Steve Mirick ]
14 Aug Optics Fair Tomorrow [Bird Watcher's Supply ]
14 Jul Hands-On Bird Photography Series at Joppa Flats with Eduardo del Solar in August [David Larson ]
13 Jul Seabird Trip out of Newburyport today [David Larson ]
9 Jul Newburyport Pelagic Trip - Monday 7/13 [David Larson ]
9 Jul Newburyport Pelagic Trip - Monday 7/13 [David Larson ]
19 Jun Summer Seabird Cruises out of Newburyport, Mass [David Larson ]
9 Jun Blake-Nuttall Grant call for proposals [David Larson ]
07 Mar CT Report 03/07/2015 Tufted Duck, Barrow's [Roy Harvey ]
7 Mar Heron predation [Jeremy Coleman ]
07 Mar New bird relationships on display at Harvard MCZ [John Sharp ]
7 Mar Mew Gull- Kings Beach, Swampscott/Lynn- 3/7/15 [Nathan Dubrow ]
7 Mar Gloucester Harbor [caroline ]
7 Mar Turkey Vulture/Amesbury [Kirk Elwell ]
7 Mar Waltham Bohemian Waxwing.....yes! [Dan Prima ]
23 Apr Mt Auburn Cemetery BBC Walk - 4.23.14 [Neil Hayward ]
7 Mar Ravens in Groton [Tom Murray ]
7 Mar Mew Gull at kings beach YES [Jim Guion ]
07 Mar Bohemian Waxwing in Waltham ["Ann Gurka" ]
7 Mar 3/7. BOhemian waxwing []
6 Mar Bohemian Waxwings- Waltham [Bob Stymeist ]
6 Mar Birders meeting carpool?; Hadley lark-longspur-buntings; WMB updates [Joshua Rose ]
06 Mar yellow- headed blackbird relocated/rough legged hawks at Cumberland Farms in Halifax [Kathleen Rawdon ]
6 Mar 3 Bohemians continue in Waltham []
5 Mar Salisbury Beach State Reservation, plowing status, photos [Henry D Mauer ]
6 Mar 3/4 Grackle in Squantum; Cedar Waxwings Yes, Bohemians NO [Paul Peterson ]
5 Mar Re: [MASSBIRD] TIRED OF THE SNOW? For a helpful solution attend Mass Audubons Birders Meeting! [Joshua Rose ]
5 Mar Waxwings and restaurant in Waltham [alice morgan ]
5 Mar TIRED OF THE SNOW? For a helpful solution attend Mass Audubons Birders Meeting! [Wayne Petersen ]
5 Mar Waxwings in waltham [Alice Morgan ]
05 Mar addendum: gray seals in Gloucester harbor ["Jim Berry" ]
5 Mar Slim Pickens at S Boston Bay [Greg Dysart ]
05 Mar FW: 2015-03-04 - John Hoye - Picasa Web Albums ["John Hoye" ]
04 Mar Gloucester Harbor, Mar 4, 2015 ["Jim Berry" ]
4 Mar Acoaxet Redhead and Am. Coot [Paul Champlin ]
4 Mar SPRING TRAINING: Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Mar 4, 2015 [Fred Bouchard ]
4 Mar Kendall Square Falcons Mating [Jim Guion ]
04 Mar Good Blog Post on Gyrfalcon "Invasion" [Paul Roberts ]
04 Mar Dark Morph Gyrfalcon Sighted in Salisbury MA 3.4.15 [Paul Roberts ]
4 Mar Bohemian Waxwings -- Waltham [Don Heitzmann ]

Subject: Fwd: Birding weekend at Cold River Camp, May 19-21, 2017
From: Bob Crowley <crbob AT fairpoint.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:16:15 -0500
I thought some of you might know of some one out there that might be 
interested in this.

Bob Crowley

Chatham, NH



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: 	Birding weekend at Cold River Camp, May 19-21, 2017
Date: 	Sun, 12 Feb 2017 13:39:21 -0500
From: 	Ned Beecher 
To: 	Nancy Ritger , Tony Vazzano 
, Nancy Houlihan , Bob 
Crowley , Rick Steber , Sean 
Ashe , Stefan Gaschott 



*Greetings,*

Back in the fall (9/28/16 to be exact), I sent you an email about the 
possibility of a formal *birding weekend at Cold River Camp* in the 
spring of 2017.  I was unable to get any "big names" to come give talks 
or lead trips....  But we have some "big names" among this group who can 
ably lead trips & have fun!

So, rather than a more formal event, I've decided we'll try a cheaper, 
somewhat more informal option: just $40/night, plus a bit (~$10) toward 
group food costs. I'll help organize the logistics & even get a cook in 
if we have enough people.

*I hope you can be involved. * Anyone leading a trip or giving an 
evening program gets a day free. (Nancy Houlihan - you and Pat seemed 
glad to participate; please forward this to Pat and let me know if you 
two are still on for it....)  (One of our trips could be to part of the 
Tin Mountain annual event happening that same weekend.)

*Here are the details. *
*Please spread the word far and wide* to get birders from all over to 
join in. *Send the following paragraph*, post it on birding listservs 
(I'll do the NH one), etc.

*Peak Bird Migration Weekend in Chatham, NH: May 19 - 21, 2017*
Birding enthusiasts from around the region will convene at AMC's Cold 
River Camp (www.amccoldrivercamp.org ) 
for a weekend of birding during peak migration in the wild & varied 
habitats of No. Chatham, NH.  Starts with Friday evening dinner & ends 
after Sunday breakfast. Includes scheduled outings & evening programs in 
an informal and comfortable atmosphere.  You'll get meals, a rustic 
cabin with fireplace or stove, hot showers, & use of all Camp 
facilities.  Just $40 / night self-service rate, plus your share of food 
cost (~10/day).  All ages & experience levels welcome.  Details & 
registration: CRC Off-season Manager Ned Beecher 
(offseasonsignup AT gmail.com ).

Thanks for your interest, suggestions, and help!

Enjoy the snow,

Ned
603-387-7869

-----




Hi All,

I'm reaching out to a few key people who are connected to birding and/or 
Cold River Camp, the AMC hiking camp in Evans Notch.  I happen to be the 
offseason manager of the Camp, and we used to have the AMC naturalist 
weekend at Camp in mid-May.  But that's moved on, and now we have this 
open weekend at Camp, and I've talked to a few people about the idea of 
creating a birding weekend there.  Here are some ideas of what might be 
involved.

Birding weekend at Cold River Camp next spring: Friday, May 19 to 
Sunday, May 21 (2 nights).  I imagine having an evening program each 
evening and several led birding outings each day to various habitats 
around the Cold River valley and maybe down to North Fryeburg/Fryeburg - 
led by various people who want to lead a particular kind of outing.  
We'd have Camp meals and lodging (people bring sleeping bags & pillows 
and use cabin beds and eat cafeteria style in the dining area).  The 
normal charge for such weekend groups is $70/person/night - so $140 per 
person to be there Friday - Sunday, 3 meals a day (trail lunch) 
included.   I'd think we can give free room & board to those who lead 
trips and/or give evening programs (and maybe charge participants an 
extra $10 to cover that cost).  Anyway.... these are all details that 
will be easy to work out.

I'm looking for your thoughts on how this might work, whether you'd want 
to help out (attend, lead a trip, give an evening program, whatever), 
and if you think we would get takers to come and enjoy the event (having 
to pay for room & board, if they stay and eat).  And do you have 
suggestions of presenters or leaders who would be a nice draw? Sibley 
came to Tin Mountain a bunch of years back, after his first edition came 
out; maybe he'd come up for this for a night!  Maybe Pam Hunt would be 
interested?  And what organizations might want to collaborate on this 
(Tin Mtn?  AMC?  NH and/or ME Audubon?)  Could we get some sponsors to 
help cover presenters and leader fees? Any feedback and suggestions are 
welcome!

Ned
603-387-7869 


-- 
Maine birds mailing list
maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds
https://sites.google.com/site/birding207
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Maine birds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to maine-birds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Bald Eagle Program, 2/12/17 - Cancelled
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:53:12 -0500
Birders,


This afternoon's program Learn to Love Bald Eagles is cancelled due to 
the forecast.

Sunday, Feb. 19th's Bald Eagles, Biscotti & Hot Chocolate details are on 
the website.


Good birding,

Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport Birders
Observe ~ Appreciate ~ Identify
Newburyport

Email:newburyportbirders AT comcast.net

Blog: http://nbptbirders.blogspot.com/

Website:http://www.newburyportbirders.com/




-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Audubon Jr. Club
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2017 01:24:00 +0000
Anyone who can contribute to Amy Weidensaul's (Scott's wife) research is 
invited to do so. 


Amy Weidensaul, the director of community conservation and education for 
Audubon Pennsylvania, is conducting research on the Junior Audubon Club 
program, which ran from 1910 through the 1970s, and is considered one of the 
most successful conservation education programs ever. If you participated in 
Junior Audubon as a child, and would be willing to discuss your recollections 
of the program, please contact Amy at 
aweidensaul AT audubon.org or (570) 
617-9748. 



David Larson
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon
Newburyport, MA
Sent from my iPhone

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Ross's Gull- Rhode Island
From: Justin Lawson <justindlawson AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Feb 2017 02:00:29 +0000
email post from Wheelock


Just a quick note that this afternoon [2/4] around 3 pm scanning from
Moonstone Beach with a group from Drumlin Farm WS into Trustom Pond
enjoying all the special birds [E. Wigeon, Tundra Swans, Redheads, etc], an
adult nonbreeding Ross's Gull flies right in front of us -  20 to 30 yds
out - believe it might have come in from the ocean since we had been
scanning a while and no small gull was out there - along the water/sand
edge, slows up & drops down to snatch some food [basically like a Bonaparte
feeding]
A few of my participants got excellent looks at this bird and got me on it
as past in front of me, watched it in my glasses, then put my scope on it
watching as it worked it's way slowly southward along the edge of the pond
- saw the bird well until it went behind the reeds to our left - when we
went around the reeds and scanned down in the direction it flew, we did not
see it flying anymore - gone???.

The bird really stumped me initially because it was the size & flight
behavior of a Bonapate but the bird looked like a miniature adult Iceland
Gull with solid pale gray mantle, white underneath the wings, no noticeable
head markings, small black bill - white tail [couldn't discern a wedge
shape tail as I was focused on the underwing [maybe some light grayness to
the tips of the primaries]
It wasn't a Bonapate, a Little Gull, a Blk-headed Gull - doesn't leave
anything else - when I got to Sibley's Guide to Birds to verify this ID,
his picture was dead on [like always]

The birding trip was called "Rhode Island Rarities" and with the Tufted
Ducks, Red-headed Woodpeckers, Tundra Swans, E. Wigeon, Sapsuckers, etc
already, why not throw a Ross's Gull in to complete the trip - a shocking
rarity & obviously, totally unexpected.
When we recently started our CA. winter birding trip Jan 16, a Ross's Gull
made an unexpected appearance near SF & the birders flocked instantly to
the site of the rare gull's location - while they were watching it, a
Peregrine came out of nowhere & nailed it in front of all these stunned
birders - hopefully our Peregrines will treat our bird with more compassion

Strickland Wheelock
Uxbridge MA
-- 
Justin Lawson
Worcester, MA

--

NYSbirds-L List Info:
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm
http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

ARCHIVES:
1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l AT cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

Please submit your observations to eBird:
http://ebird.org/content/ebird/

--
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #5
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 14:16:19 +0000
7:42. Common Murre at Halibut Point, Rockport, NH, by the KingPishers

7:57. Dovekie at Jodrey Fish Pier, Gloucester, by the Crex Crew

7:58. Greater White-fronted Goose at the Topsfield Fairground, MA, by the 
Accidentals 


8:18. Rusty Blackbird on Kimball Road in Kensington, NH, by 4th and Longspurs

8:27 Dovekie at the Jodrey Fish Pier by the 1st Eider Downies

8:33  Pied-billed Grebe at Flax Pond by Wicked Pishahs

8:43. Rusty Blackbird in Tiverton (?) by Susan? (Please call us and sort this 
out - thanks!) 


8:51. American Kestrel at Connor Farm in Exeter, NH, by the Flea Flickers, 
followed a minute later by the Spizamongus team 


Lotsa nice birds out there in Essex and Rockingham counties!

The Superbowl of Birding would not be possible without the support of our 
sponsors, including our Lead Corporate Sponsor, Zeiss! 


David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Superbowl of Birding XIV, #1
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 10:28:54 +0000
And the game is afoot! The Superbowl of Birding XIV is on, with teams spread 
out over Essex County, MA, and Rockingham County, NH. Superbowl headquarters 
here at Joppa Flats is humming, or at least vaguely awake, with significant 
amounts of coffee. Hope everyone in the field is having fun in the dark! 


The first call was from Avian Avarice with a Pied-billed Grebe at Flax Pond in 
Lynn at 5:03 am (what took them so long?) 




David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

Telephone: (978) 462-9998 E-mail: 
dlarson AT massaudubon.org 


-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #7
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 16:33:03 +0000
Okay, at least we know that the teams are not chasing away these birds, since 
they seem to show up repeatedly. But there is a new site for Greater 
White-fronted Goose! 


10:04 Greater White-fronted Goose on Scotland Road in Newbury by Team Tanager, 
and 

10:25. Greater White-fronted Goose at the Topsfield Fairground by the Ipswich 
River Robins 


10:43. Pied-billed Grebe at Flax Pond by Team Tanager

10:58. Pacific Loon at Cathedral Ledge in Rockport, MA by the Wicked Pishahs

11:03. Chipping Sparrow on River Road in Stratham, NH, by Spizamongus

Still no extinct birds reported!

The Superbowl of Birding would not be possible without the support of our 
sponsors, including our Lead Corporate Sponsor, Zeiss! 


David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #4
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 13:02:48 +0000
And the hit keep rolling:
7:31. Dovekie at the Jodrey Fish Pier, Gloucester, MA, by Avian Avarice
7:31. Pied-billed Grebe at Chebacco Woods, Hamilton, MA, by the Ornitheologians
7:32. Chipping Sparrow on River Riad in Stratham, NH, by Team Tanager
7:34. Common Yellowthroat on Pigeon Hill Road in Rockport, MA, by Return of the 
Great Auks 

7:35. Rusty Blackbird on Kimball Rd, Kensington, NH, by the Flea Flickers

The Flea Flickers are really raking in the points up in New Hampshire!

The Superbowl of Birding would not be possible without the support of our 
sponsors, including our Lead Corporate Sponsor, Zeiss! 


David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #6
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 15:13:55 +0000
8:56. Greater White-fronted Goose at the Topsfield Fairgrounds by the Blue Gray 
Passcatchers 


8:58. Dovekie at the Jodrey Fish Pier by the Hail Mary Passerines followed by 
the Unflappables at the sane location at 9:06 


9:10. Dovekie at Halibut Point by the Pennsylvania Coal Tits

9:17 and 9:19 Dovekie and Common Murre at Andrews Point, Rockport, by the 
Ornitheologians 


9:18. Rusty Blackbird on Kimball Hill Rd, Kensington, NH, by Spizamongus

9:21. Eurasian Wigeon and Redhead on Meloon Rd in Greenland, NH, by the Raucous 
Galls 


9:27. Dovekie at Halibut Point by Saw-What

9:33 American Kestrel at Connor Farm, Exeter, NH, by the 4th and Longspurs.

9:41. Greater White-fronted Goose at Topsfield Fairgrounds by the Touch Downies

9:47. Common Yellowthroat on Pigeon Hill Rd, Rockport, MA, by Turneverystone

Time for some new birds! How about an Ivory Gull or a toucan or something?

The Superbowl of Birding would not be possible without the support of our 
sponsors, including our Lead Corporate Sponsor, Zeiss! 


David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #8
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 17:45:58 +0000
Yay! Another 5-point bird!

11:37 Common Yellowthroat, Woodland Rd., North Hampton, NH, by the Flea 
Flickers 


11:38 - 12:25 repeated sightings of listed birds at same locations by several 
teams 


12:35. Yellow-breasted Chat at Nahant Thicket WS by Saw-What!

The Superbowl of Birding would not be possible without the support of our 
sponsors, including our Lead Corporate Sponsor, Zeiss! 


David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #2
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 11:41:39 +0000
The first call was from Avian Avarice with a Pied-billed Grebe at Flax Pond in 
Lynn at 5:03 am. 

> LONG, LONG PAUSE
> The second call was from the Flea Flickers with a Chipping Sparrow along 
River Road in Stratham, NH at 6:24 am. 

> The third call was the Blue Gray Passcatchers with the Pied-billed Grebe (see 
above) at 6:36 am. 

> It is almost getting light out there....
> 
> 
> David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
> Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

> Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #9
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 19:41:34 +0000
Massachusetts birds still being reported:
Dovekie still at Jodrey Pier in Gloucester;
Common Murres from the Granite Pier and Cathedral Ledge in Rockport;
Common Yellowthroat at Pigeon Hill in Rockport;
Greater White-fronted Geese on Scotland Road in Newbury and at the Topsfield 
Fairgrounds; 

1:10. American Kestrel on the Nahant Causeway, Saw-What



The Superbowl of Birding would not be possible without the support of our 
sponsors, including our Lead Corporate Sponsor, Zeiss! 


David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #3
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 12:49:44 +0000
7:06 Eurasian Wigeon at Meloon Road, * Greenland, NH, reported by the Flea 
Flickers 

* for access to this private location, see New Hampshire Birds post by Steve 
Mirick 

7:09  Redhead at  Meloon Road, Flea Flickers
7:14  Pied-billed Grebe at Flax Pond, Lynn, by the Unflappables
7:16  Pacific Loon at Andrews Point, Rockport, by Saw-What
7:22  Greater White-fronted Goose, Topsfield Fairground,  Grey Ghosts
7:23  Dovekies, Halibut Point, Rockport, MA, by Gordon College KingPishers
7:24  American Pipit, Brace Cove, Gloucester, by Turneverystones
7:28. Chipping Sparrow on River Road in Stratham, NH, 4th and Longspurs

Whew!

> David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
> Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

> Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIV - #10
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2017 20:45:21 +0000
No new birds have been reported since my last email. Most of us are on the way 
to the Hope Community Church for the tally party. I will report on the winners 
later this evening. Cheers. 


The Superbowl of Birding would not be possible without the support of our 
sponsors, including our Lead Corporate Sponsor, Zeiss! 


David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Final report: Superbowl of Birding XIV
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2017 02:21:23 +0000
I am pleased to be able to report another outstanding Superbowl of Birding with 
24 teams and 118 participants competing. Once again, Lauren Kras's team, Flea 
Flickers, won the Zeiss Joppa Cup with a remarkable total of 212 points 
including 5 eight-point bonus birds! All of the team names, point and species 
totals are listed below. The total number of species recorded by all teams this 
year was a very respectable 128, including 3 write-in species (Greater 
White-fronted Goose, Redhead, and Common Yellowthroat). The full species list 
will be posted soon on the Mass Audubon Superbowl webpage. 

> 
> 
> Team - 2017                               points    species
>        
> 1st Eider Downies                  94    58
> 4th & Longspurs 153 76 Rockingham Co. Award with 153 points 

> Accidentals, the                107    60
> Avian Avarice                                131    68
> Blue-gray Passcatchers 192 90 Directors Award with 90 species 

> Crex Crew                               120    68
> Flea Flickers 212 90 Zeiss Joppa Cup with 212 points 

> Fly-By-Nights                               120    65
> Gordon College KingPishers   151    76
> Grey Ghosts 111 64 Lifer Award - Lizzy Zhang with 32 lifers 

> Hail Mary Passerines                 84    52
> Ipswich River Robins                 73    44
> Ornitheologians 170 83 NewBies Award with 170 points 

> Pennsylvania Coal Tits 146 75 Parker River NWR Award with 45 points 

> Raucous Galls                               121    66
> Return of the Great Auks        157    77
> Saw-What                               161    76
> Spizamongus                               149    76
> Team Tanager                               190    89
> Touch Downys                               125    67
> Turneverystones               148    75
> Twitchers in the Rye                 90    58
> Unflappables                              138    73
> Wicked Pishahs 163 81 Essex County Award with 163 points 

> 
> We would like to thank our Lead Corporate Sponsor Zeiss for helping to make 
this event possible again this year. Birdwatcher's Supply and Gift, Houghton 
Mifflin Harcourt, Jim Fenton, Strickland Wheelock, and anonymous donors all 
supplied door prizes. Julia Yoshida supplied the cookies and fruit. 

> 
> We would also like to thank our staff and volunteers who worked so hard on 
this event, including the judges, especially Madam Chief Justice Ann Gurka, 
verifiers, coordinators, Lady Margaret of the Salad, and Ruthie. We think 
everyone had a great time on a glorious day. 

> 
> The Superbowl of Birding XV will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2018. Start 
planning your strategy now. 

> 
> Cheers,
> Dave
> 
> David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
> Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, 
Newburyport, MA 01950 

> Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Northern Saw-whet Owl sound diversity
From: "Dana Duxbury-Fox" <danafox AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 4 Jan 2017 07:05:11 -0500
Following the diversity of Northern Saw-whet Owl responses, I just would like 
to add another thread. Bob and I had just had dinner with Tony Vazzano (of 
Sandwich New Hampshire fame) and his wife on their screen porch on a Labor Day 
weekend a few years ago. Suddenly, from the woods below his house came a long 
eerie call which none of us had ever heard. Likely, an owl we thought but which 
one? 


Now just picture this – Bob and I soon return to our simple cabin – by boat 
– and we get inside an I go and by flashlight (since we do not have 
electricity) I go and find my i-pod and start playing the Stokes recordings 
just going through the owls. Well, when I got to Saw-whet it has a recording of 
Saw-whets “during fall migration”. There it was that eerie call. Go listen 
to it – it is dramatic and such a surprise for someone at my delicate age who 
had only heard the whistle call!! 


Tim’s recordings show even greater diversity.  What a marvelous little owl.

In our North Andover yard these nights we are being treated to a hooting Great 
Horned – it even greeted us as we returned from the Nantucket CBC with Steve 
and Jane Mirick to start our 2017 yard list. During the day, we have a Barred 
Owl on our street – not hooting though. An owly year!! 


Best wishes to all in 2017 and may your year be filled with wonderful birds.

Dana Duxbury-Fox

 

From: massbird-approval AT TheWorld.com [mailto:massbird-approval AT TheWorld.com] On 
Behalf Of James P Smith 

Sent: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 5:50 PM
To: Tim Spahr 
Cc: Massbird 
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Northern Saw-whet Owl sound diversity

 

Good stuff Tim. I thoroughly enjoyed those. Thanks for sharing!

 

 

James

 

On Tue, Jan 3, 2017 at 5:02 PM, Tim Spahr  > wrote: 


Hi Birders,

 

This year really has been exceptional in terms of local density of Northern 
Saw-whet Owls. The influx of these birds has allowed me to spend a fair bit of 
time listening to them in the field, and the variety of sounds they make is 
really astonishing. Some of the noises they make sound like anything but a 
bird. I also found, much to my chagrin, that I'd heard some of these sounds 
before in the field and did not even recognize them as birds! 


 

Below are links to some rather "interesting" sounds I've recorded this year.  

 

 

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/42352781

 

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/43266571

 

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/42997541

 

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/41944641

 

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/41944601

 

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/41944581

 

 

If there is further interest, I'd encourage folks to check out eBird's media 
search feature: 


 

https://ebird.org/media/catalog

 

There are lots of recordings there as well.

 

good birding!

 

Tim Spahr

Marlborough

tspahr44 AT gmail.com  

 

 

 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Sabine's Gull, Sabattus Pond, Sabattus, ME, photos
From: Henry D Mauer <henryd.mauer AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2016 15:18:59 -0400
This morning Deb and I went on a Merrymeeting Audubon bird walk led by John
Berry.  We went to Sabattus Pond in Sabattus, ME.  At our second stop, at
Martin's Point Beach, Deb spotted a distant Gull, with a black head, on the
water.  When it flew it became obvious that it was a Sabine's Gull.

John knew how to get us closer, so we followed him to F Sanborn Rd where I
was able to get some doc shots.  The pictures are at my usual link:

http://henrymauer.phanfare.com

Click on the Sabine's Gull thumbnail, then click on "Start Slideshow" and
then click on "Full Screen".

We observed the bird between 10 and 11 am.  It was still there when we left.

Henry Mauer
Harpswell, ME
henryd.mauer AT gmail.com

-- 
Maine birds mailing list
maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds
https://sites.google.com/site/birding207
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Maine birds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to maine-birds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Monday pelagic bird trip cancelled
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2016 18:41:47 +0000
Sorry to say that the Seabirds trip scheduled by Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats 
Education Center and Newburyport Whalewatch has been cancelled due to weather. 
This trip cannot be rescheduled before the end of the season. 

Better luck next year!
Dave

David Larson
Mass Audubon
Joppa Flats Education Center
Newburyport, MA
978-462-9998
Dlarson AT massaudubon.org

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Seabird cruise on Sept. 19
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 15:15:59 +0000
Our next Seabird Cruise out of Newburyport Harbor is on Monday, September 19, 
from 9am to 3pm. I will be aboard the Captain's Lady II to spot and narrate 
birds. This is a prime time for seabird diversity and we hope for a stunning 
trip! 

Please register for this cruise through Newburyport Whale Watch at 800-848-1111 
or online at newburyportwhalewatch.com. 

Dave 

David Larson
Joppa Flats Education Center
Newburyport, MA

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Optics Fair Tomorrow
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 18:22:44 +0000 (UTC)
Just a reminder of our FREE Optics Fair that is happening tomorrow, Saturday 
August 13, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift on the 
Route 1 Traffic Circle in Newburyport. Representatives from the major optics 
and tripod companies will feature their latest products and answer your 
questions. Once again, there are incredible savings of up to to 20%, instant 
and mail-in rebates, lots of give-aways, and even free binoculars! Also, you 
can trade in your old tripod (in any condition)and receive an instant rebate of 
up to $100 on a brand new Manfrotto aluminum or carbon fiber tripod! Many of 
the specials are listed on our website: www.birdwatcherssupplyandgift.com and 
extend throughout the weekend. 


You will save even more on this Optics Fair weekend as WE have decided to go 
ahead with our own TAX FREE WEEKEND here at Bird Watcher’s Supply & Gift by 
giving our customers an additional 6.25% DISCOUNT on EVERY TAXABLE ITEM they 
purchase on August 13 & 14! In that way, WE pay the tax, not you! 


Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift is is a proud, long-time supporter of Mass 
Audubon, the Brookline Bird Club, Essex County Greenbelt, the Cape Ann Birding 
Festival, and the Cape Cod Birding Festival, to name a few. 


Tomorrow's Optics Fair is FREE, NO pre-registration, just come and enjoy! We 
hope that you can stop by! 


Steve Grinley 
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift 
194 Route 1 
Route 1 Traffic Circle 
Newburyport, MA 01950 
Birdwsg AT comcast.net 
978-462-0775 
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgift.com 





-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Optics Fair
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2016 16:14:31 +0000 (UTC)
We would like to invite everyone to our FREE Optics Fair on Saturday, August 
13, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift on the Route 
1 Traffic Circle in Newburyport. Representatives from Swarovski, Zeiss, 
Ricoh/Pentax, Opticron, Nikon, and Manfrotto (tripods) will feature their 
latest products and answer all of your questions. At our Optics Fair, everyone 
will receive exceptional discounts on binoculars, scopes and tripods in all 
price ranges. Once again, there are incredible savings of up to to 20% from 
Swarovski, rebates and free binoculars from Zeiss, and instant rebates and /or 
free product from Opticron, Pentax and Nikon will be available! Also you can 
trade in your old clunker tripod (in any condition)and receive an instant 
rebate of up to $100 on a brand new Manfrotto aluminum or carbon fiber tripod! 
Many of these savings are going on right now! Details can be found on our 
website: www.birdwatcherssupplyandgift.com 


You will save even more on this Optics Fair weekend as WE have decided to go 
ahead with our own TAX FREE WEEKEND here at Bird Watcher’s Supply & Gift by 
giving our customers an additional 6.25% DISCOUNT on EVERY TAXABLE ITEM they 
purchase on August 13 & 14! In that way, WE pay the tax, not you! We will, of 
course, accept optics orders anytime before then and apply any applicable 
discount to offset the tax. 


We will also be happy to accept donations of used optics in good working order 
for the Birders' Exchange, a program of the American Birding Association. More 
information is available on their website: www.americanbirding.org/bex 


Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift is celebrating 21 years of serving the birding 
community. We are a proud, long-time supporter of Mass Audubon, including 
Bird-a-thon, The Superbowl of Birding, and the MAS Ipswich River WS Annual 
Audubon Nature Festival. We also support the Brookline Bird Club, Essex County 
Greenbelt, the Cape Ann Birding Festival, and the Cape Cod Birding Festival. We 
pass along sightings in support of the Massbird, NHBirds, PlumIslandBirds, and 
CapeCodBirds communities as well. 


Again, the Optics Fair is FREE, NO pre-registration, just come and enjoy! 
We hope to see you at our Optics Fair on Saturday, August 13th!

Steve, Barrett, Deb, Patte, Nick and Will.

Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift 
194 Route 1 
Route 1 Traffic Circle 
Newburyport, MA 01950 
Birdwsg AT comcast.net 
978-462-0775 
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgift.com 



-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: New England Osprey Symposium
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:19:35 +0000 (UTC)
Dave Rimmer, Director of Land Stewarship at Essex County Greenbelt, asked me to 
pass along information on this interesting (and free) upcoming event: 


Greenbelt, Essex County’s Land Trust is pleased to host this inaugural event:
New England Osprey 
Symposium 

Thursday September 22, 2016 

A FORUM TO DISCUSS The Conservation Biology, Management and Population Status 
of Osprey in New England 


VENUE:
Essex County Greenbelt Headquarters
Cox Reservation
82 Eastern Avenue Essex, MA 01929
www.ecga.org

Join conservation biologists, citizen scientists and other interested 
individuals from all six New England states for a day-long symposium focused on 
sharing information about Osprey in this region. 


AGENDA and REGISTRATION:
Pre-register by Sept 8th to guarantee lunch and a t-shirt. 
ecga.org/ospreysymposium 


FOR MORE INFORMATION: 
http://www.ecga.org/what_we_do/view_event/236-2016_new_england_osprey_symposium 

Contact: Dave Rimmer, Director of Land Stewardship 978-768-7241 x14 or email: 
dwr AT ecga.org 




Steve Grinley 
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift 
194 Route 1 
Route 1 Traffic Circle 
Newburyport, MA 01950 
Birdwsg AT comcast.net 
978-462-0775 
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgift.com 


-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Web site for eBird Rarities - NH, MA, ME - FOR CELL PHONES
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 19:19:55 -0400
A while back, I adjusted my web page to show all of the eBird rarities 
(sorted by date).  I published this on a "Start.me" page:

https://start.me/p/3LQXGM/ebird-rarities

This is fine, but unfortunately, this web page doesn't render very well 
on a cell phone.

So, I've gone to another web resource (Weebly) to create a few more web 
pages, that you can access, and hopefully, will be able to read better 
on your cell phone.  it looks OK, on mine, but it may look different on 
different phones.  Again, I know nothing about programming, but have 
relied on the great work that BirdTrax has provided.

And thanks to Tim Walker for bugging me to do this!

Below are the links:

Massachusetts only
---------------------------
http://rarebirdsma.weebly.com/

Maine only
--------------
http://rarebirdsme.weebly.com/

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine
----------------------------------------------------------
http://rarebirds-nh.weebly.com/


Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Web site for eBird Rarities - NH, MA, ME - FOR CELL PHONES
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2016 19:19:55 -0400
A while back, I adjusted my web page to show all of the eBird rarities 
(sorted by date).  I published this on a "Start.me" page:

https://start.me/p/3LQXGM/ebird-rarities

This is fine, but unfortunately, this web page doesn't render very well 
on a cell phone.

So, I've gone to another web resource (Weebly) to create a few more web 
pages, that you can access, and hopefully, will be able to read better 
on your cell phone.  it looks OK, on mine, but it may look different on 
different phones.  Again, I know nothing about programming, but have 
relied on the great work that BirdTrax has provided.

And thanks to Tim Walker for bugging me to do this!

Below are the links:

Massachusetts only
---------------------------
http://rarebirdsma.weebly.com/

Maine only
--------------
http://rarebirdsme.weebly.com/

New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine
----------------------------------------------------------
http://rarebirds-nh.weebly.com/


Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

-- 
Maine birds mailing list
maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds
https://sites.google.com/site/birding207
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Maine birds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to maine-birds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Hands-On Bird Photography Series at Joppa Flats with Eduardo del Solar in June
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 16:46:16 +0000
> We ran this program last year and it received rave reviews. Eduardo does a 
great job! 

> 
> Join avian photographer Eduardo del Solar in this hands-on photography 
workshop series designed to improve your technical and artistic bird 
photography skills. The workshop will have the following components each week: 

> 
> 1. Two-and-a-half-hour classroom session focusing on the skills required for 
photographing birds in several modes (flight, portrait, environmental, and 
artistic). 

> 
> 2. Two-and-a-half-hour shoot, with the instructor selecting the site and type 
of images we will shoot. 

> 
> 3. Homework assignments. Each participant will provide the instructor with 
their best images for the week. 

> 
> 4. Critique of student's three best images, with a focus on improving each 
participant's skill set. 

> 
> No specific camera equipment is required--we will work with what you have. 
All levels of skill are accepted. Eduardo will individualize instruction based 
on the skill set of each participant. 

> 
> Class dates are June 4, 11, 18, and 25 (7 am to noon)
> 
> To register, call Joppa Flats Education Center at 978-462-9998 or go to 
http://bit.ly/20qEXE4 to register online. 

> 
> You are going to be a better bird photographer for it.
> 
> Dave
> 
> 
> David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
> Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, Ma 
01950 

> Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org
> 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Great Egret catching fish, pictures
From: Henry D Mauer <henryd.mauer AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 22:08:07 -0400
Earlier this month while driving through Newburyport, MA Deb noticed a
Great Egret in the marsh looking for dinner.  The Egret put on a good show
and the lighting was perfect.  Also some other birds from Plum Island.

Pictures at my usual link, click on the Great Egret thumbnail.

http://henrymauer.phanfare.com

Henry Mauer
Harpswell, ME
henryd.mauer AT gmail.com

-- 
Maine birds mailing list
maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds
https://sites.google.com/site/birding207
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Maine birds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to maine-birds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Ruff, photos from Weskeag Marsh, Thomaston, Maine, Friday
From: Henry D Mauer <henryd.mauer AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2016 22:10:10 -0400
Last Friday Deb and I saw the Ruff at Weskeag Marsh in Thomaston, ME.
Photos of the Ruff at my usual link, below.  Click on the thumbnail with
the Ruff, then click on "Slideshow", then click on "Full Screen".

http://henrymauer.phanfare.com

Henry Mauer
Harpswell, ME
henryd.mauer AT gmail.com

-- 
Maine birds mailing list
maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds
https://sites.google.com/site/birding207
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Maine birds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to maine-birds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Swarovski Digiscoping Weekend Event
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 1 Apr 2016 19:54:42 +0000 (UTC)
There are still spaces available for our FREE Swarovski Digiscoping Weekend 
Event (described below) which begins tomorrow. We will continue to accept 
reservations for Saturday Afternoon's Presentation and/or Sunday's Field Trip 
and Photo Review Session until 11am tomorrow, as long as space remains 
available. 


Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift and Swarovski Optik invite you to join us for a 
FREE Swarovski Digiscoping Weekend with digiscoping expert Clay Taylor. The 
event will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 2-3 at the Mass Audubon Joppa 
Flats Education Center. The schedule is as follows: 


Saturday Afternoon 1 - 4pm - Classroom presentation: Digiscoping with DSLR, 
point and shoot cameras, and SmartPhones. Attendees should bring their 
equipment to discuss. 


Sunday - 8am to Noon - Field Trip: Digiscoping with DSLR/Point & 
Shoot/Smartphones in the Field 

 Noon to 3pm - Classroom review of images taken on the field trip. Lunch 
(pizza/drinks) will be supplied. 


The Saturday Classroom Presentation and Sunday Field trip/Classroom are FREE 
but pre-registration is required and can be done by calling Bird Watcher's 
Supply & Gift at 978-462-0775 or via Email: BirdWSG AT comcast.net. There is 
limited capacity, so please register early. 


**For those not attending the Workshop, Tom Baney of Swarovski Optik will be at 
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift 11am-3pm both Saturday and Sunday with in-store 
demonstrations of birding optics. Special prices on Swarovski binoculars, 
spotting scopes, and digiscoping accessories will be available all weekend. 


Steve Grinley 
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift 
194 Route 1 
Route 1 Traffic Circle 
Newburyport, MA 01950 
Birdwsg AT comcast.net 
978-462-0775 
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgift.com 
Swarovski Digiscoping Weekend Apr 2-3, Up to 20% Off Optics! 



-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Fwd: Superbowl of Birding XIII tomorrow
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 20:52:35 +0000

From: David Larson >
Date: January 29, 2016 at 2:44:33 PM EST
To: "'massbird AT theworld.com'" 
>, "'New Hampshire Birds 
(nhbirds AT googlegroups.com)'" 
> 

Subject: Superbowl of Birding XIII tomorrow

The Superbowl of Birding XIII will take place tomorrow (January 30, 2016) from 
5 am to 5 pm. So, if you see a group of maniacs out searching through thickets 
and scoping the sea, it could be one of the teams. Or it could be ordinary 
maniacs. 


This competition has 23 teams with over 100 participants in the field of play 
(Essex County, MA, and Rockingham County, NH). Please note that teams are not 
allowed to receive outside information during the contest from any source 
except judges at Joppa Flats, massbird, or nhbirds. So please don't act as 
illicit scouts for the teams. The checklist rates birds for their difficulty at 
this time of year, with the most difficult at 5 points and the least at 1 
point. The first team to report a 5-point species receives 3 bonus points. All 
5-point birds must be called in to Joppa Flats to count. During the course of 
the day I will be posting updates on these relatively rare birds as they are 
reported. So tune in tomorrow if you are interested. 


We gratefully acknowledge the support of Zeiss as our lead corporate sponsor 
for this event. Without their support, the Superbowl of Birding would not be 
possible. 


Dave

David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, Ma 
01950 

Telephone: (978) 462-9998 E-mail: 
dlarson AT massaudubon.org 


-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Superbowl of Birding XIII tomorrow
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 19:44:33 +0000
The Superbowl of Birding XIII will take place tomorrow (January 30, 2016) from 
5 am to 5 pm. So, if you see a group of maniacs out searching through thickets 
and scoping the sea, it could be one of the teams. Or it could be ordinary 
maniacs. 


This competition has 23 teams with over 100 participants in the field of play 
(Essex County, MA, and Rockingham County, NH). Please note that teams are not 
allowed to receive outside information during the contest from any source 
except judges at Joppa Flats, massbird, or nhbirds. So please don't act as 
illicit scouts for the teams. The checklist rates birds for their difficulty at 
this time of year, with the most difficult at 5 points and the least at 1 
point. The first team to report a 5-point species receives 3 bonus points. All 
5-point birds must be called in to Joppa Flats to count. During the course of 
the day I will be posting updates on these relatively rare birds as they are 
reported. So tune in tomorrow if you are interested. 


We gratefully acknowledge the support of Zeiss as our lead corporate sponsor 
for this event. Without their support, the Superbowl of Birding would not be 
possible. 


Dave

David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, Ma 
01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Superbowl of Birding XIII
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 14:54:54 +0000
> Folks,
> You might not care about the upcoming Super Bowl 50 anymore, but the more 
important contest, the Superbowl of Birding XIII, is this Saturday, January 
30th. There is still time to form a team, register, and win (or, at least, have 
fun.) 

> For details, see massaudubon.org/superbowl and you can register by calling 
978-462-9998. 

>   Cheers.
> Dave
> 
> David Larson
Joppa Flats Education Center
Mass Audubon
Newburyport, MA
> Sent from my iPhone

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Superbowl of Birding XIII
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:19:09 +0000
> Folks,
> As you are engaged in Christmas Bird Counts this year, give a thought to the 
upcoming Superbowl. Not the one with the gigantic rich guys running into each 
other, but the one that anyone can play--the Superbowl of Birding. We are in 
year XIII of this Winter classic, and no one has torn an ACL, or suffered 
long-term brain injuries. 

> This winter, the Superbowl of Birding will be held on January 30, 2016. 
Details are available on the Mass Audubon website at 

> http://www.massaudubon.org/superbowl. Get your team together and compete for 
prizes and glory in ten categories! 

> 
> 
> David Larson
> Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts rarities
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:45:58 -0500
I'm not sure if anyone had used my old Comcast web page for following 
the ME/NH/MA eBird rarities, but Comcast, in its infinite wisdom, 
decided to cancel its web page hosting services and DELETED all of my 
files/web pages in the last couple of weeks!!   With only one email 
warning me back in July!  A phone call yesterday was useless and all my 
files are now gone!

Anyhow, thanks to Sean Williams' post to Massbird for jogging my 
memory.....I have rewritten the web page and put it into Google Sites.  
It's free for anyone to bookmark and use as they wish.  It seems to 
render pretty well on an IPad.  I chose NH, MA, and ME because those are 
the only 3 states I usually visit and like to follow, and I have the 
lists sorted by the most recent sightings first.....for instance I see 
that Blair had the Brown Booby again this morning down on Corporation 
Beach in Dennis!

It is thanks to the wonderful folks that developed BirdTrax.  Just Click 
the "+" symbol on the far right for more details on that sighting....and 
then the box at the far right to see the entire eBird submission.

https://sites.google.com/site/ebirdrarities/

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts rarities
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:45:58 -0500
I'm not sure if anyone had used my old Comcast web page for following 
the ME/NH/MA eBird rarities, but Comcast, in its infinite wisdom, 
decided to cancel its web page hosting services and DELETED all of my 
files/web pages in the last couple of weeks!!   With only one email 
warning me back in July!  A phone call yesterday was useless and all my 
files are now gone!

Anyhow, thanks to Sean Williams' post to Massbird for jogging my 
memory.....I have rewritten the web page and put it into Google Sites.  
It's free for anyone to bookmark and use as they wish.  It seems to 
render pretty well on an IPad.  I chose NH, MA, and ME because those are 
the only 3 states I usually visit and like to follow, and I have the 
lists sorted by the most recent sightings first.....for instance I see 
that Blair had the Brown Booby again this morning down on Corporation 
Beach in Dennis!

It is thanks to the wonderful folks that developed BirdTrax.  Just Click 
the "+" symbol on the far right for more details on that sighting....and 
then the box at the far right to see the entire eBird submission.

https://sites.google.com/site/ebirdrarities/

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

-- 
Maine birds mailing list
maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds
https://sites.google.com/site/birding207
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Maine birds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to maine-birds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Western Kingbirds, Daniel Webster
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 1 Nov 2015 15:25:38 +0000 (UTC)
Bob Lessard called the store At 9:45 this morning to report that the 2 Western 
kingbirds reported by Jim McCoy the other day are still being seen by the 
Daniel Webster walkway. The birds were seen between the two entrances to the 
riverwalk and were observed picking bugs off the wires. 


Barrett Bacall

Steve Grinley 
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift 
Route 1 Traffic Circle 
Newburyport, MA 01950 
Birdwsg AT comcast.net 
978-462-0775 
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgift.com 
Celebrating 20 years of service to the birding community! 
Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/birdwatcherssupply 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: NH Audubon Pelagic Trip - 10/11/15
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:13:53 -0400
NH Audubon sponsored an all day pelagic bird trip yesterday aboard the 
"Granite State" out of Rye Harbor, NH.   We traveled east to the Isles 
of Shoals where we wandered around the lee side of the islands hoping 
for some easement from the strong southwest winds.  The winds stayed 
strong making it nearly impossible to get further east toward Jeffrey's 
Ledge, so we made a big, wet, bumpy push directly into the winds to get 
some protection from Cape Ann where there were some reported birds and 
dolphins.  Once there, we turned back to ride the wind for most of the 
afternoon, which was very pleasant.

Despite the fact that we couldn't get far offshore, there were plenty of 
birds to see as well as whales and dolphins!  Most of the time was spent 
in "New Hampshire waters", but some time was spent further south off 
Plum Island in Massachusetts waters and some time was spent around Maine 
islands at the Isles of Shoals.  The biggest area of activity was over a 
pod of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins which were working an area just 
south and east of the Isles of Shoals and inside of Old Scantum, near a 
"flotilla" of Tuna fishing boats.  The dolphins attracted a great 
concentration of shearwaters and gannets.

Thanks to Jon Woolf for organizing this trip and to Captain Pete 
Reynolds who nearly gave up on this trip, but planned an excellent 
strategy to work the wind and waves.  And thanks to Becky Suomala who 
tallied species totals for the afternoon.  I am using mostly her numbers 
for the list below and for eBird checklists to be submitted.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

Canada Goose  11 - Migrating flock
Common Eider  162 - Most near Isles of Shoals.
Surf Scoter  10
Black Scoter  1 - Migrating south.
White-winged Scoter  41 - Several small groups migrating
scoter sp.  7
Long-tailed Duck  1 - Migrating south.  First of fall.
Common Loon  7 - A few individuals migrating.
NORTHERN FULMAR  11 - Mostly light morph birds.  At least one dark morph.
CORY'S SHEARWATER  91 - Most in large feeding flock with dolphins just 
south and east of the Isles of Shoals.
GREAT SHEARWATER  317 - Most in large feeding flock with dolphins just 
south and east of the Isles of Shoals.  There was some discussion and 
disagreement about the ratio of Great to Cory's Shearwaters.
shearwater sp.  32
Northern Gannet  224 - The majority were adults or near adults.
Double-crested Cormorant  70
Great Cormorant  6 - Sitting on rocks out on Isles of Shoals.
Great Blue Heron  2 - One out on Smuttynose Island.
Black-bellied Plover  5 - Offshore.
Greater Yellowlegs  1
shorebird sp.  1
POMARINE JAEGER  1 - Dark individual.  Not too cooperative.  Unsure on 
age.  Bold double wing flash below.  Bulky size.  Chased Northern Gannet 
briefly.  Some photos.
Black-legged Kittiwake  1
Bonaparte's Gull  1
Herring Gull  96
Great Black-backed Gull  94
Merlin  1     Chasing the Peregrine Falcon on Appledore Island.
Peregrine Falcon  1     On Appledore Island, chasing Merlin.
Red-eyed Vireo  1     On rocks at Little Seavey Island.
Yellow-rumped Warbler  20     On Appledore Island.
passerine sp.  2

For Marine Mammals
-----------------------------
Humpback Whale - 6 including 3 identified as "Chromosome", "Cornucopia", 
and "Clamp".
Atlantic White-sided Dolphin - 50 to 75 in one nice pod.  A 2nd group 
off Cape Ann was just too far for us to get to.

A few photo pages:
-------------------------
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kylewilmarth/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock
https://www.flickr.com/photos/amandaaltena
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron


-- 
Maine birds mailing list
maine-birds AT googlegroups.com
http://groups.google.com/group/maine-birds
https://sites.google.com/site/birding207
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"Maine birds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to maine-birds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: NH Audubon Pelagic Trip - 10/11/15
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:13:53 -0400
NH Audubon sponsored an all day pelagic bird trip yesterday aboard the 
"Granite State" out of Rye Harbor, NH.   We traveled east to the Isles 
of Shoals where we wandered around the lee side of the islands hoping 
for some easement from the strong southwest winds.  The winds stayed 
strong making it nearly impossible to get further east toward Jeffrey's 
Ledge, so we made a big, wet, bumpy push directly into the winds to get 
some protection from Cape Ann where there were some reported birds and 
dolphins.  Once there, we turned back to ride the wind for most of the 
afternoon, which was very pleasant.

Despite the fact that we couldn't get far offshore, there were plenty of 
birds to see as well as whales and dolphins!  Most of the time was spent 
in "New Hampshire waters", but some time was spent further south off 
Plum Island in Massachusetts waters and some time was spent around Maine 
islands at the Isles of Shoals.  The biggest area of activity was over a 
pod of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins which were working an area just 
south and east of the Isles of Shoals and inside of Old Scantum, near a 
"flotilla" of Tuna fishing boats.  The dolphins attracted a great 
concentration of shearwaters and gannets.

Thanks to Jon Woolf for organizing this trip and to Captain Pete 
Reynolds who nearly gave up on this trip, but planned an excellent 
strategy to work the wind and waves.  And thanks to Becky Suomala who 
tallied species totals for the afternoon.  I am using mostly her numbers 
for the list below and for eBird checklists to be submitted.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

Canada Goose  11 - Migrating flock
Common Eider  162 - Most near Isles of Shoals.
Surf Scoter  10
Black Scoter  1 - Migrating south.
White-winged Scoter  41 - Several small groups migrating
scoter sp.  7
Long-tailed Duck  1 - Migrating south.  First of fall.
Common Loon  7 - A few individuals migrating.
NORTHERN FULMAR  11 - Mostly light morph birds.  At least one dark morph.
CORY'S SHEARWATER  91 - Most in large feeding flock with dolphins just 
south and east of the Isles of Shoals.
GREAT SHEARWATER  317 - Most in large feeding flock with dolphins just 
south and east of the Isles of Shoals.  There was some discussion and 
disagreement about the ratio of Great to Cory's Shearwaters.
shearwater sp.  32
Northern Gannet  224 - The majority were adults or near adults.
Double-crested Cormorant  70
Great Cormorant  6 - Sitting on rocks out on Isles of Shoals.
Great Blue Heron  2 - One out on Smuttynose Island.
Black-bellied Plover  5 - Offshore.
Greater Yellowlegs  1
shorebird sp.  1
POMARINE JAEGER  1 - Dark individual.  Not too cooperative.  Unsure on 
age.  Bold double wing flash below.  Bulky size.  Chased Northern Gannet 
briefly.  Some photos.
Black-legged Kittiwake  1
Bonaparte's Gull  1
Herring Gull  96
Great Black-backed Gull  94
Merlin  1     Chasing the Peregrine Falcon on Appledore Island.
Peregrine Falcon  1     On Appledore Island, chasing Merlin.
Red-eyed Vireo  1     On rocks at Little Seavey Island.
Yellow-rumped Warbler  20     On Appledore Island.
passerine sp.  2

For Marine Mammals
-----------------------------
Humpback Whale - 6 including 3 identified as "Chromosome", "Cornucopia", 
and "Clamp".
Atlantic White-sided Dolphin - 50 to 75 in one nice pod.  A 2nd group 
off Cape Ann was just too far for us to get to.

A few photo pages:
-------------------------
https://www.flickr.com/photos/kylewilmarth/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock
https://www.flickr.com/photos/amandaaltena
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron


-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Optics Fair Tomorrow
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Aug 2015 15:04:56 +0000 (UTC)
Just a reminder that our FREE Optics Fair is tomorrow, August 15, from 10:00 am 
to 3:00 pm at Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift at the Route 1 Traffic Circle in 
Newburyport. Representatives from Swarovski, Zeiss, Ricoh/Pentax, Opticron, 
Nikon, and Manfrotto will feature their latest products and answer all of your 
questions. At our Optics Fair, everyone will receive exceptional discounts and 
rebates on binoculars, scopes and tripods in all price ranges. You will save 
even more this weekend as August 15 & 16, is the 2015 Tax Free Holiday Weekend 
in Massachusetts! It is a great opportunity to compare, and to enjoy 
substantial savings! 


For those of you who may be unable to attend tomorrow, many of these savings 
will continue on Sunday and beyond. 


We will also be happy to accept donations of used optics in good working order 
for the Birders' Exchange, a program of the American Birding Association which 
provides new and used optics for educators and naturalists in Central and South 
America. More information is available on their website: 
www.americanbirding.org/bex 


Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift is celebrating 20 years of serving the birding 
community. We are a proud, long-time supporter of Mass Audubon, including 
Bird-a-thon, The Superbowl of Birding, and the MAS Ipswich River WS Annual 
Audubon Nature Festival. We also support the Brookline Bird Club, Essex County 
Greenbelt, the Cape Ann Birding Festival, and the Cape Cod Birding Festival. We 
pass along sightings in support of the Massbird, NHBirds, PlumIslandBirds, and 
CapeCodBirds communities as well. 


There is great shorebirding in Newburyport Harbor and Plum Island now, 
including reports this week of more than a dozen stilt sandpipers and a ruff at 
Stage Island Pool on the Parker River NWR. Low tide is around 7:30 am tomorrow 
with an early afternoon high tide. If you are in the area, do stop by the store 
for our Optics Fair! 


Again, the Optics Fair is FREE with NO pre-registration, just come and enjoy! 
We hope to see you tomorrow!

Steve Grinley 
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift 
Route 1 Traffic Circle 
Newburyport, MA 01950 
Birdwsg AT comcast.net 
978-462-0775 
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgift.com 
Celebrating 20 years of service to the birding community! 
Like us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/birdwatcherssupply 
SAVE THE DATE: OPTICS FAIR - SATURDAY AUGUST 15, 2015! 

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Hands-On Bird Photography Series at Joppa Flats with Eduardo del Solar in August
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 20:52:44 +0000
We ran this program last year and it received rave reviews. Eduardo does a 
great job! 


Join avian photographer Eduardo del Solar in this hands-on photography workshop 
series designed to improve your technical and artistic bird photography skills. 
The workshop will have the following components each week: 


1. Two-and-a-half-hour classroom session focusing on the skills required for 
photographing birds in several modes (flight, portrait, environmental, and 
artistic). 


2. Two-and-a-half-hour shoot, with the instructor selecting the site and type 
of images we will shoot. 


3. Homework assignments. Each participant will provide the instructor with 
their best images for the week. 


4. Critique of student's three best images, with a focus on improving each 
participant's skill set. 


No specific camera equipment is required--we will work with what you have.  
All levels of skill are accepted. Eduardo will individualize instruction based 
on the skill set of each participant. 


Class dates are 8/9, 8/16, 8/23, and 8/30/2015 (7 am to noon)

To register, call Joppa Flats Education Center at 978-462-9998 or go to 
http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#program:sanctuary=7:program_code=40377. 


You are going to be a better bird photographer for it.

Dave


David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, Ma 
01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Seabird Trip out of Newburyport today
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:13:42 +0000
Our Seabird trip with Newburyport Whale Watch was fairly productive today. We 
departed at 9am and returned just after 3 pm. Under very calm seas and hazy 
overcast conditions, we motored out over Old Scantum to The Fingers on Jeffreys 
Ledge, then south along the edge of the Ledge, and finally over New Scantum, 
the Cove, and back into Newburyport. 


Species recorded beyond the mouth of the Merrimack included:

4   Northern Gannets
10 Cory's Shearwaters
2  Sooty Shearwaters
4 Great Shearwaters
72 Wilson's Storm-Petrels
2 Leach's Storm-Petrels
5 Roseate Terns
64 Common Terns
xx Great Black-backed and Herring gulls

and, surprisingly since this was a bird trip and we only stopped for one whale 
(to avoid hitting it): 


7 Minke Whales
3 Finback Whales
1 Humpback Whale
Also
1 shark sp.

We will be running two more Seabird trips out of Newburyport this summer, on 
August 10 and September 14. I hope you can join us. 


Dave

David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, Ma 
01950 

Telephone: (978) 462-9998 E-mail: 
dlarson AT massaudubon.org 


-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Newburyport Pelagic Trip - Monday 7/13
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:52:07 +0000
Okay you pelagic birders, now's the time to get out on the briny deep. Joppa 
Flats Education Center and Newburyport Whale Watch are sponsoring three pelagic 
BIRDING trips this summer and the first one is on Monday the 13th, from 9 am to 
3 pm. This is not a whale-watching trip with the odd bird thrown in. This is a 
birding trip. All registrations are handled by Newburyport Whale Watch at 
1-800-848-1111. Sign up today - you'll be glad you did. I'll be happy to see 
you on Monday. 

Dave

David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, Ma 
01950 

Telephone: (978) 462-9998 E-mail: 
dlarson AT massaudubon.org 


-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Newburyport Pelagic Trip - Monday 7/13
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2015 14:52:07 +0000
Okay you pelagic birders, now's the time to get out on the briny deep. Joppa 
Flats Education Center and Newburyport Whale Watch are sponsoring three pelagic 
BIRDING trips this summer and the first one is on Monday the 13th, from 9 am to 
3 pm. This is not a whale-watching trip with the odd bird thrown in. This is a 
birding trip. All registrations are handled by Newburyport Whale Watch at 
1-800-848-1111. Sign up today - you'll be glad you did. I'll be happy to see 
you on Monday. 

Dave

David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, Ma 
01950 

Telephone: (978) 462-9998 E-mail: 
dlarson AT massaudubon.org 


-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Summer Seabird Cruises out of Newburyport, Mass
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:29:11 +0000
Joppa Flats Education Center and Newburyport Whale Watch are pleased to 
announce that this summer we will be sponsoring a series of three Seabird 
Cruises out of Newburyport. These are not whale watches but dedicated seabird 
trips. 


Details:
July 13
August 10
September 14

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Prices per trip: Adult $65.00, Child $30.00
Seniors receive a $7 discount. Children ages 4 to 12 are eligible for the 
children's rate. 


This program focuses on seabirds, including storm-petrels, shearwaters, 
gannets, jaegers, terns, gulls, and phalaropes. Onboard the Captain's Lady 
III, we will visit Jeffreys Ledge or Stellwagen Bank to find the best seabirds 
around. Dave Larson of Joppa Flats will spot and narrate bird sightings. 


To register for these marine birding trips, please call the Newburyport Whale 
Watch at 1-800-848-1111. 


Instructions and Directions:
Meet on the boardwalk off Merrimack Street in downtown Newburyport. Wear 
rubber-soled shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. Bring warm clothing, binoculars, 
sunscreen, and your camera. The Captain's Lady III has toilets and a 
well-stocked galley. No alcohol may be brought onboard. 


Please join us this summer as we search out the best birds at sea.
Dave

David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator     
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, P.O. Box 1558, Newburyport, Ma 
01950 

Telephone:  (978) 462-9998      E-mail:  dlarson AT massaudubon.org

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Blake-Nuttall Grant call for proposals
From: David Larson <dlarson AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2015 20:10:56 +0000
The Nuttall Ornithological Club is pleased to announce the call for proposals 
for Blake-Nuttall Fund grants. Please see the Nuttall website at 
http://nuttallclub.org/BlakeFund.htm for details on the grants and note the new 
application protocols and requirements. 


Cheers,
Dave

David M. Larson, PhD
Vice President
Nuttall Ornithological Club
Cambridge, MA
redpoll AT comcast.net, dlarson AT massaudubon.org
781-964-7765
978-462-9998

-- 
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
--- 
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups 
"NHBirds" group. 

To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email 
to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. 

To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com.
Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: CT Report 03/07/2015 Tufted Duck, Barrow's
From: Roy Harvey <rmharvey AT snet.net>
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 21:26:53 -0500
 From Stephanie Stewart:
03/07/15 - Bridgeport, Captain's cove -- 1:30 PM; Tufted Duck. Yes!!!!

 From Rick Gedney:
03/07/15 - Bridgeport, Captain's cove -- 4:00 PM; Tufted Duck in close
near inner  ice edge.  Nice afternoon light.

 From Jack Swatt:
03/07/15 - Bridgeport, Captain's cove -- When there earlier today the
area in front of the pavillion was mostly iced over with broken ice
and a large mixed flock congregated further south west past the docks.
The Tufted duck was seen from the public peir near the shops.  Also 15
Canvasback, 5 Redheads, 2 female Ring-necked Duck and 6 Horned Grebe.
Bridgeport, St Mary's by the Sea -- male Barrow's Goldeneye.

 From Frank & Linda Mantlik:
03/07/15 - Bridgeport, Captain's Cove (1 Bostwick) -- with Mike &
Wanda Moccio; it took 2 visits to locate the female TUFTED DUCK among
a large flock of Greater & Lesser Scaup. Also seen here were 9
REDHEADS (6 males), 1 CANVASBACK (sparse this icy winter), pair of
NORTHERN SHOVELERS (which flew away).
Bridgeport, St Mary's by the Sea -- w/ the Moccios; large flock of
500+-feeding Greater & Lesser Scaup contained 1 male REDHEAD, 1 male
CANVASBACK.

 From Russ Smiley:
03/07/15 - Madison, Middle Beach -- 8:40 AM; adult male Barrow's
Goldeneye (seen with 20 COGOs) at east rocks off shore (binocular
distance). Walk from small parking area to east end of sidewalk for
best viewing.
Madison, Hammonasset Beach SP -- 10:00; one Bonaparte's gull to east
of Meigs Point jetty.

 From Annie and Mike Perko:
03/07/15 - Colchester, yard -- Rusty Blackbirds continue under
backyard feeders for the 60th day from 3 to 8 of them. This morning 5
at 7:30 AM.

 From Ted Gilman:
03/07/15 - Greenwich, Audubon Center -- 10:15 AM; I first heard and
then saw, at close range, approximately 75 SNOW GEESE (including one
'blue phase') flying NW over Audubon Greenwich at treetop level.

 From Aidan Kiley:
03/07/15 - Fairfield, Larsen Sanctuary -- 3 Pine Siskins at the
large feeder by parking lot as you pull in.

Subject: Heron predation
From: Jeremy Coleman <jcolemanarch AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:23:49 -0500
I recently saw some behavior by an extremely opportunistic Great Blue Heron
on the banks of Deer Isle in the Merrimack River that was entirely new to
me. The heron flew out into the river and attacked a Common Merganser which
had just captured a chunky catfish, maybe close to a pound or so in size.
The heron forced the merg to drop its prey and seized the fish, landing in
deep water in the middle of the river. It then gave a giant surge with its
wings to get out of the water, looking to all the world like some weird
Leviathan, and flew back to shore, where it swallowed its ill-gotten goods.
You can see 3 photos of this thievery here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/113074700 AT N03/sets/72157650815764520/

If anyone can shed any light on how common this behavior is I'd appreciate
it.

Thanks!

Jeremy Coleman, Greenfield
jcolemanarch AT gmail.com
Subject: New bird relationships on display at Harvard MCZ
From: John Sharp <john.d.sharp AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 19:55:20 -0600 (CST)




Subject: Mew Gull- Kings Beach, Swampscott/Lynn- 3/7/15
From: Nathan Dubrow <nathan.dubrow AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 18:18:28 -0500
Hello Massbirders,

The Mew Gull at Kings Beach was present from at least 2:20 PM TO 4:00 PM
today. The gull was seen by Jim Guion, myself, and several other birders
for quite a while. He first showed up in the small stream, then flew off as
a dog passed by, but stayed in the area for my whole visit. It appeared
that he is roosting with the RBGU's as it was still with them as I left at
4:00. The first link below is to my checklist and the second link is to my
Flickr page with other photos.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22217044

https://www.flickr.com/photos/117813653 AT N05/

Sincerely,


Nathan Dubrow
nathandubrow AT gmail.com
Ipswich, Ma
Subject: Gloucester Harbor
From: caroline <carolinawrencarolinawren AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 17:14:35 -0500
Lots of seabirds today: 
Thick-billed murre
Glaucous gull
Iceland gulls in various plumages
WW scoter
Scaup
Eider
RBMerganser
Buffleheads
Multiple common loons
Harbor seal
Sadly, a co worker reported a dead immature eagle in the marsh off Thurston 
Point this past Friday. It's been a hard winter. 

Caroline Haines
Gloucester
Songbirder AT hotmail.com

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Turkey Vulture/Amesbury
From: Kirk Elwell <gentilisfinder AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 18:30:54 -0500
A single Turkey Vulture in Amesbury this afternoon riding the feeble
thermals.
Kirk.

-- 
Kirk S Elwell
Amesbury, MA.
Subject: Waltham Bohemian Waxwing.....yes!
From: Dan Prima <raptormafia AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 17:23:14 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Massbirders!
Figured my odds were good, so I headed down to Waltham this morning and enjoyed 
an hour with my lifer Bohemian Waxwing from 8-9 AM.   Fantastic looks!   
 Bird was foraging with a large group of about 40 Cedars.   It was a short 
distance down the Greenway trail behind the Biagio's restaurant parking lot on 
Moody St.   

There is metered parking across the street, so that made things easy.  Meters 
only take quarters, though!   

Photos:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/111992153 AT N02/
Good birding!
Dan PrimaTewksbury MAraptormafia AT yahoo.com 
Subject: Mt Auburn Cemetery BBC Walk - 4.23.14
From: Neil Hayward <neil.hayward AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:10:17 -0400
Dear Massbirders,

They're coming! Three species of warbler this morning - Pine, Palm and
Yellow-rumped. Highlights though were probably non-warblers: courting Wood
Ducks in the trees to the west of the dell, and a perched Sharp-shinned
Hawk in the dell.

Full list below.

- Neil Hayward
Cambridge, MA

+ + +

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, US-MA
Apr 23, 2014 6:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC Trip
28 species

Canada Goose  4
Wood Duck  2     Pair in trees west of the dell - around Mound Ave.
Mallard  3
Double-crested Cormorant  1     Flyover
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1     Spotted by Brooke Stevens in the dell. Seen to
fly out. Small, squarish tail, angled leading edge to wings.
Mourning Dove  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  6
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)  3
Eastern Phoebe  2     At the bridge, and another west of dell.
Blue Jay  10
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
American Robin  25
European Starling  2
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  1
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  3
Eastern Towhee  1     Near entrance
Chipping Sparrow  10
Song Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  12
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Common Grackle  12
Brown-headed Cowbird  8

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S18040263

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
Subject: Ravens in Groton
From: Tom Murray <tmurray74 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 21:38:48 +0000 (UTC)
Lately most of my birding has been around the house because of all the snow. 
Today I was out by the wetland behind the house viewing the open sky where I 
had a group of 6 ravens flying high overhead headed east with one crow 
bothering them. As soon as they were out of sight, another 2 ravens followed 
headed east. I was watching a Red-shouldered Hawk circling above the trees at 
the far end of the wetland when a Red-tailed flew in and flushed up a Coopers 
Hawk, giving me a view of all 3 raptors flying at the same time. A first of 
the year chipmunk made an appearance on the snow by my deck. I bet he was 
surprised by all the snow. 

For a complete list and a few photos, here's the ebird report. 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22216798 


Tom MurrayGroton, Ma.
Subject: Mew Gull at kings beach YES
From: Jim Guion <jim_guion AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 14:38:07 -0500
Currently in stream. Being seen by several birders.

Jim Guion
Arlington

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Bohemian Waxwing in Waltham
From: "Ann Gurka" <snowyegret7 AT verizon.net>
Date: Sat, 07 Mar 2015 11:06:40 -0500
There was a single Bohemian Waxwing still present with the flock of Cedars
feeding in the fruiting trees next to Biagio's Restaurant on Moody Street
from 9:30 to 10:45 this morning.  It took a little patience waiting for the
bird to arrive, but we got great looks at it once it was there.


Ann Gurka
Watertown, MA 

May the beauty of what you love be what you do,
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the earth.
 
Rumi


Subject: 3/7. BOhemian waxwing
From: lfkramer AT massed.net
Date: Sat, 7 Mar 2015 07:02:08 -0500 (EST)
One seen with 30+ Cedar Waxwings in fruit trees behind Biagio's Restaurant, 
Moody Strret, Waltham. 6:30 AM. 


Leslie Kramer
Barry Burden
Subject: Bohemian Waxwings- Waltham
From: Bob Stymeist <bobstymeist AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:56:56 -0500
Massbirders
 As previously reported, the three Bohemian Waxwings continue along the
Riverwalk Path off Moody Street in Waltham. I spent over two hours, most of
the time the Cedars and the Bohemians were rather sedentary and hiding
among the branches not allowing good photo ops. After awhile they went in
search for water at the building right on the corner of Moody Street and
the start of the walkway. The Cedars were hovering under the dripping
icicles and a nearby railing, here are some photos:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rstymeist/sets/72157650799190198/

-- 
Bob Stymeist
Arlington
bobstymeist AT gmail.com
Subject: Birders meeting carpool?; Hadley lark-longspur-buntings; WMB updates
From: Joshua Rose <opihi AT mindspring.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 17:47:58 -0500
Hi MassBirders,

Is anyone heading to the MAS Birders’ Meeting tomorrow from west of the 
Quabbin, and interested in carpooling? If so, please send me an off-list 
e-mail… 


Just after noon yesterday, I came across a farmer spreading manure on a field. 
This was in Hadley, just southeast of the Hampshire Mall, and just southwest of 
the USF&WS HQ. The manure had attracted just about the biggest Horned Lark 
flock I’ve seen all winter. My most precise tally was 290 birds, but I’m 
sure I missed a few. I set up my spotting scope in the corner of the mall 
parking lot and managed to spot at least two Lapland Longspurs and one Snow 
Bunting in the flock. When the farmer returned with a fresh load and his 
tractor flushed the birds, I heard a Killdeer calling, and spotted it flying 
around. eBird says that this is the first Killdeer anyone’s reported in 
Hampshire County this year, so I guess qualifies as the first actual migrant 
I’ve seen this year! 


I also observed a second large flock of Horned Larks yesterday at a farm on 
Comins Road in far north Amherst/Hadley. This one numbered around 150; I’ve 
been seeing this flock in the same location for about two weeks now. When I 
first found it back on February 24, it had two Snow Buntings and a Lapland 
Longspur mixed in, but I’ve been unable to find any non-lark birds in the 
flock in my couple of visits since. (I saw a third flock of larks too, on Aqua 
Vitae Road in Hadley, but much smaller, only 8). 


A few sightings by other people, gleaned from the Western Mass Birders group of 
FaceBook, for anyone who hasn’t heard these through one avenue or another: 

The Clay-colored Sparrow that has been visiting the Griffiths' feeder in 
Belchertown since December is still showing up, now accompanied by a Fox 
Sparrow. 


A flock of birds irregularly roosting near the Coolidge Bridge, over the CT 
River between Hadley and Northampton, has at times included an Iceland Gull 
(first spotted by Jacob Drucker) and up to 7 Northern Pintail. 


Frank Bowrys reported a Black Vulture and a female Barrow’s Goldeneye from 
the CT River in Agawam yesterday, and a Long-tailed Duck downstream in 
Springfield. Lois and Al Richardson found a Red-necked Grebe in the same 
vicinity. 


The Bohemian Waxwing flock at the Notchview Reservation in Windsor is still 
being seen, off and on. The flock reached 95 for Gael Hurley, and has come 
within view of the parking lot at times. The reservation apparently has skis 
and snowshoes for rent, in case any birders feel that adventurous. (I’ve been 
keeping tabs on the Cedar Waxwing party in Turners Falls, now over 100 birds, 
but no Bohemians there yet, though I did see a couple of the orange-tipped 
honeysuckle-eating waxwings there yesterday). 


Good birding!

Josh


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



Subject: yellow- headed blackbird relocated/rough legged hawks at Cumberland Farms in Halifax
From: Kathleen Rawdon <rawdonk AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 17:29:36 -0500
Ma. Audubon Friday morning birding group out of North River in 
Marshfield relocated the yellow-headed blackbird with 2000+ red winged 
b.b. at the River St. entrance to Cumberland Farms in Halifax at approx 
10 a.m.  The flock was heard before being seen. Once we got the sun 
behind us, he was easily found in the group.  ? same group seen later 
from Wood Rd. swirling around. We have packed down the snow anyone 
heading there since we walked to fork where road splits to head to 
manure pit.
  3 rough-legged hawks, light morph seen too.
Kathy

Subject: 3 Bohemians continue in Waltham
From: maurice.gilmore AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 19:49:42 +0000 (UTC)
Hi Folks,

  Still there, 9:30 Friday 3/6.

  With about 40 Cedar Waxwings, on the Greenway walk, 

  30 yards upriver from Moody Street, North side of the river.


   Pete Gilmore
Newton, MA
maurice.gilmore AT comcast.net
Subject: Salisbury Beach State Reservation, plowing status, photos
From: Henry D Mauer <henryd.mauer AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 22:04:20 -0500
Deb and I stopped by Salisbury Beach State Reservation this afternoon.
There was a front end loader hard at work on the roads.  The road all
around the campground is now wide enough for two cars to pass each other,
and it goes all around the campground.  The short stretch of road from the
campground out to the boat ramp is still only wide enough for one car.
Some streets in the campground are "somewhat" plowed.  We did not check out
the parking lots today.

At the boat ramp there were some White-winged Scoters not too far out so I
set up the camera and took some shots.  When I took a break from the
viewfinder there were two gulls at point blank range, so I took head shots
of them.

Pictures at my usual link:  http://henrymauer.phanfare.com

click on "Start Slideshow" and then click on "Full Screen".

Henry Mauer
Salisbury, MA
henryd.mauer AT gmail.com
Subject: 3/4 Grackle in Squantum; Cedar Waxwings Yes, Bohemians NO
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63 AT yahoo.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 00:26:03 +0000 (UTC)
Hi,
Squantum is dead right now, as is every other place. For one thing, all of 
Marina Bay is iced over, making it mandatory to have a spotting scope to view 
waterfowl from Squantum Point Park. (provided one can even figure out how to 
access the park). HOWEVER, I saw my first Common Grackle of the year at Victory 
Rd. and Commander Shea Blvd. Also, There were lots of Cedar Waxwings in the 
crabapples of Victory Rd. on both sides of the rotary. 

Cooper's Hawk 1            imm. perched in tree on Marina Dr.
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 visiting bell suet at Tilden Commons Dr. and Victory 
Rd. 

Cedar Waxwing 30 flying between crabapples on both sides of the rotary 

Common Grackle 1
Bohemian Waxwing 0 I searched and searched to no avail (what else was I to do 
in such a dead place?) 

Paul Peterson
petersonpaul63 AT yahoo.com
Boston    
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] TIRED OF THE SNOW? For a helpful solution attend Mass Audubons Birders Meeting!
From: Joshua Rose <opihi AT mindspring.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:28:55 -0500
We should have a post-meeting expedition to see if the Bohemian Waxwing 
recently reported in Waltham is still around! 


;-)

JSR



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


Subject: Waxwings and restaurant in Waltham
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:12:40 -0500
Several people have asked about this. The Greenway, where the birds are
located, is extremely icy. I was not going to walk it (not sure I could
even get down to the walking level -- I am extremely careful now that I am
aging). I decided I should skip the whole thing. But Dane pulled the car
into the parking lot for Biagio's, on the NW corner of Moody St., just
opposite the Enterprise Car Rental. The trees are right there along the
river -- after lunch (which was very good) we saw about 40 Cedars, but I
failed to find the Bohemian I had seen earlier. (We didn't stay long.) Just
FYI, the restaurant has a bar with several screens, some of which are
watching the parking lot. So don't be surprised if they notice you. No one
said anything to us, however, and we were there for at least 10 minutes
before deciding to eat.

-- 
Alice & Dane Morgan
Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA
Subject: TIRED OF THE SNOW? For a helpful solution attend Mass Audubons Birders Meeting!
From: Wayne Petersen <wpetersen AT massaudubon.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 18:04:40 +0000
If the snow has gotten you down and you have not registered for the Birders 
Meeting, here is an opportunity not to be missed. Saturday~Rs Birders Meeting 
promises to be an informative and entertaining way to escape spending another 
snowbound weekend without getting your birding fix! The meeting will take place 
March 7 at Bentley University in Waltham, and there~Rs still time to register. 


The agenda, Managing for Birds: Balancing the needs of wildlife and people, 
will be relevant to birders and conservationists of all levels. The program 
will highlight the stewardship needs of habitats and species that have been 
identified in Mass Audubon~Rs State of the Birds 2013 report as requiring 
specific management to effectively sustain them in Massachusetts. Management 
topics will range from entire ecosystems, to habitats as small as suburban 
backyards. Author and artist Julie Zickefoose will keynote the meeting, and 
will be joined by a talented lineup of other habitat management specialists. In 
addition a rich assembly of vendors, raffles, and silent auction items will be 
available. For complete program details and to register for the meeting visit: 
http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/birds-birding/birders-meeting Walk-in 
registration is also welcome. 


Wayne R. Petersen
Director of Massachusetts Important Bird Area (IBA) Program
Mass Audubon
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
wpetersen AT massaudubon.org
(781) 259-2178
Subject: Waxwings in waltham
From: Alice Morgan <morgan.alice AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:17:17 -0500
1 bohemian and 28 cedars. Seen well from the parking lot of the restaurant on 
the corner. No ice there! 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: addendum: gray seals in Gloucester harbor
From: "Jim Berry" <jim.berry3 AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:20:27 -0500
I forgot to mention that I saw 2, possibly 3, GRAY SEALS in the inner harbor 
yesterday, right alongside the moored fishing vessels.  I wonder what they 
were waiting for. . . .

Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
jim.berry3 AT verizon.net

Subject: Slim Pickens at S Boston Bay
From: Greg Dysart <gsdysart AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:22:32 +0000
9 Greater Scaup and a Merlin were seen Wednesday March 4, 2015 Wm. Day Blvd, S. 
Boston MA March 4, 2015 


http://dysart.zenfolio.com/birds_ma/e26f8d83






Greg Dysart
Natick, MA
Subject: FW: 2015-03-04 - John Hoye - Picasa Web Albums
From: "John Hoye" <Lt.Jaeger AT verizon.net>
Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:50:35 -0500
Hi All
  Some pictures of the Mew Gull at Kings beach Lynn taken yesterday at 2
P.M. March 4th.     The bird suddenly appeared in front of us in the small
outflow "stream" close to the road  where it bathed and drank for at least
10 minutes before flying to the flat to the north altho still close where it
did more grooming  and was still there when we left 2:20 p.m.   The darkness
of the mantle was to me not as impressive as prior pictured 
 perhaps due to the overcast conditions   The unmarked yellow bill the
brownish eye the broad White tertial crescents and scapular crescents and
yellow legs all seen well. 
   John Hoye Wayland

-----Original Message-----
From: John Hoye [mailto:Lt.Jaeger AT verizon.net] 
Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 7:10 AM
To: Lt.Jaeger AT verizon.net
Subject: 2015-03-04 - John Hoye - Picasa Web Albums

https://picasaweb.google.com/101375529793030642051/20150304#
   some pictures of the Mew Gull taken 1400 on March 4th at Kings Beach Lynn
     Enjoy
      John Hoye Wayland Ma
      Lt.Jaeger AT verizon.net
Subject: Gloucester Harbor, Mar 4, 2015
From: "Jim Berry" <jim.berry3 AT verizon.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:59:52 -0500
> Gloucester Harbor
> Mar 4, 2015 11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments:     I had a few minutes to scan the inner harbor from the fish 
> pier this morning following an appt. in Gloucester.  I found a (the) 
> thick-billed murre being attacked by a GBBG, but after several escape 
> dives by the murre the gull gave up, after which the murre stayed on the 
> surface and swam closer, giving me good looks.  I saw dozens of Iceland 
> gulls but no glaucous.  I forgot to look at the city hall tower for the 
> peregrine(s).  Because time was short, I only estimated the flocks of 
> ducks and Iceland gulls.
> 17 species
>
> Greater Scaup (Aythya marila)  X     There were about 40 scaup, but I 
> never had a look at any wings.  Both species were present, but most 
> appeared to be greaters.
> Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)  X
> Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  150     Again, all the big numbers 
> are estimates.
> Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata)  40
> White-winged Scoter (Melanitta fusca)  10
> Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis)  2
> Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  10
> Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula)  1     drake
> Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator)  50
> Common Loon (Gavia immer)  8
> Thick-billed Murre (Uria lomvia)  1     Continuing bird in the inner 
> harbor.  Seen being attacked by GBBG (see notes above).
> Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  2
> Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)  X
> Iceland Gull (Kumlien's) (Larus glaucoides kumlieni)  40   Most were 1W 
> birds, but I did not have time to count them by age.
> Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)  X
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon))  50
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
>
> View this checklist online at 
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22173265


Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
jim.berry3 AT verizon.net
Subject: Acoaxet Redhead and Am. Coot
From: Paul Champlin <skua99 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:47:29 -0500
Heavy concentration of waterfowl where Cockeast Pond empties into the Westport 
River, including those listed in the subject line, many Black Duck, Mallard, 
Am. Wigeon, Pintail, Scaup, Canada Geese, Mute Swans. They are all quite close 
to the road (River Road). 


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: SPRING TRAINING: Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Mar 4, 2015
From: Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 18:11:02 -0500
Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 5:57 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Mar 4, 2015

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, US-MA
Mar 4, 2015 12:05 PM - 12:55 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments: Spring training: exhibition match. Roads poorly plowed.
12 species

Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)  4     eddy monument
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  2     one quietly sitting in snow
patch at foot of Auburn Lake, not on prey apparently
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis)  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  5
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  3
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)  1
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis)  4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  1
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S22174946

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

-- 
frederickbouchard AT gmail.com
78 farnham st
belmont 02478 ma
617-484-6692
www.fredbouchard.com

'One ought, every day, to hear a little song, read a good poem, sip a tasty
wine,
see a fine picture, and if possible, to speak a few reasonable words.'
                                          -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(1749-1836)
Subject: Kendall Square Falcons Mating
From: Jim Guion <jim_guion AT hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 17:28:53 -0500
On my way to work in Kendall Square this morning, I was walking to the Dunkin 
Donuts on Broadway going west a couple of blocks past Portland Street. As I 
approached Portland Street, I looked up at the US Trust building, I saw that 
the 2 local Peregrine Falcons were perched not far apart and looking East. I 
have seen them flying in the area recently and have seen 1 on this building at 
a time before. As I watched, 1 took off and flew Northeast and out of sight. 


After getting my coffee, I headed back in the same direction and still saw just 
the 1 bird on the building. A couple of blocks later at 1 Kendall Square, I 
glanced back one more time and saw the other bird, the male, fly in from the 
Northeast, land directly atop the female and perform some light wing flapping 
to balance in place for the few seconds needed to copulate before hopping down 
beside her. My first time to witness this in a raptor, though I have seen 
Belted Kingfishers and American Oystercatchers mating. 


Pretty cool and a sign of Spring coming!

A few years ago, a pair of Peregrines nested on the MiT building next to where 
I worked and I was able to see into their scrape from our offices. After they 
fledged, I would frequently be distracted during meetings as the whole family 
would fly down Broadway together. Since then, a new building was constructed 
next door and I do not believe they have nested there since. If anyone knows 
for sure where they nest and if this is the same pair or not, please let me 
know. I would like to be able to find some location to monitor them, from a 
distance of course. 


Jim Guion
Arlington, MA
 		 	   		  
Subject: Good Blog Post on Gyrfalcon "Invasion"
From: Paul Roberts <phawk254 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:10:05 -0500
Alex Lamoreaux has a very interesting and informative blog post on the
Gyrfalcon Invasion 2015 at
http://www.nemesisbird.com/birding/rarities/gyrfalcon-invasion-2015 with
great photos of the Wallkill gyr.

Best,

Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
phawk254 AT comcast.net
 

Subject: Dark Morph Gyrfalcon Sighted in Salisbury MA 3.4.15
From: Paul Roberts <phawk254 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:55:42 -0500
Tom Graham of Seabrook, NH just called to inform me that he had just seen a
dark morph Gyrfalcon at Salisbury State Reservation at about 2:15. The bird
was flying north up the main road in the reservation, as though heading for
Hampton, NH. He had good, close looks at the flying bird and thinks it is
almost certainly the bird he photographed in Seabrook, NH on January 26. He
could not refind the bird.

That bird clearly had a preference for eating gulls, so Salisbury can offer
her some tasty treats, although I am not sure where the gulls now roost with
all the snow.

If you've looked at the photos of the dark morph Gyrfalcon seen
intermittently in upstate New York (Mark Miller's photos at
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=881929055198897&set=gm.7206738146967
69&type=1&theater), at Tom's incredible Jan 26th photos of the Gyr in
Seabrook, and at Luke Seitz's incredible photos from Wells
(https://mebirdingfieldnotes.wordpress.com), with the Gyr challenging a
Redtail, you can see the impressive range in sizes of Red-tailed Hawk and
Gyrfalcon. 
 
Best,

Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA
phawk254 AT comcast.net
 


Subject: Bohemian Waxwings -- Waltham
From: Don Heitzmann <dheitzmann AT dovetl.com>
Date: Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:34:59 -0500
The two subject birds continue in Waltham, about 50 yds upstream from Moody St. 
on the Charles River path. They were with a flock of 30 Cedar Waxwings. As 
noted by others, walking on that path is difficult, but the section from Moody 
St to where the birds were is fairly packed down. The birds weren't around from 
about 11 a.m. to 12:30, but when I went back after lunch they were there -- at 
about 2 p.m. And they were still there at 2:30 when I left. 


-Don Heitzmann
Rehoboth
Dheitzmann AT dovetl.com