Date: 3/2/17 6:56 am From: James P Smith <keenbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Barrow's Goldeneye - Turner's Falls
Slightly belated news and perhaps a one-day event, but a nice female Barrow's Goldeneye at the Turner's Falls power canal on Feb 27th. It was reported by Mark Taylor around 11am and still present in late afternoon when I found it feeding close to an orange-billed Common Goldeneye;
For some reason this has been a particularly poor winter for Barrow's at Turner's Falls and this was the first individual that I've seen to date. Thanks very much to Mark for his report.
A few other birds of note include a peak count of 9 Kumlien's Iceland Gulls at Turner's on Feb 18th with smaller numbers throughout to 4 birds on Feb 28th. Also, a Black Vulture over the power canal on Feb 26th, Merlins in Gill on Feb 23rd and Mar 1st, and a migrant Northern Harrier (male) in Gill on Mar 1st.
Images of some of these and other species in the area can be seen at;