Date: 3/3/17 4:39 am From: James P Smith <keenbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: Barrow's Goldeneye - Turner's Falls
Apologies for the broken links in my recent posts to Massbird. I'm not sure what's going on but the links are picking up additonal characters rendering them useless, so you may be seeing a prompt that says something like "this page does not exist".
In view of this, I'll refrain from posting links in the near future.
---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: James P Smith <keenbirder...> Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:50 AM Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye - Turner's Falls To: Massbird <massbird...>
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;