Date: 3/3/17 12:50 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann - 3/1
Here's a complete list from the BBC trip to Cape Ann on Wednesday. Seas were calm, the weather warm and the rains never came!
While we did not have high numbers of birds, we had a wonderful variety. Many thanks to the birder who came by and pointed out the King Eider at Andrews!
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA <barb620...>
Jodrey State Fish Pier, Essex, Massachusetts, US Mar 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM Protocol: Traveling 16.0 mile(s) Comments: BBC - Midweek Hunt for Alcids and Seabirds - Leader: Barbara Volkle - calm seas, more choppy in Gloucester, high of 65 degrees 40 species
Brant 5 Plum Cove, low tide Canada Goose 2 American Black Duck 2 Mallard 35 Ring-necked Duck 7 Niles Pond Lesser Scaup 7 Niles Pond King Eider 1 female, Andrews Point looking towards Halibut Common Eider 95 Harlequin Duck 85 most at Andrews Point and Cathedral Ledge, visible because of calm seas Surf Scoter 3 White-winged Scoter 12 Black Scoter 6 Long-tailed Duck 6 Bufflehead 41 Common Goldeneye 1 Barrow's Goldeneye 1 Plum Cove, low tide Red-breasted Merganser 36 Common Loon 12 Horned Grebe 1 Red-necked Grebe 1 Northern Gannet 2 Great Cormorant 2 Thick-billed Murre 1 Jodrey Fish Pier, continuing bird Razorbill 21 Ring-billed Gull 51 Herring Gull 430 Great Black-backed Gull 230 Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 7 Mourning Dove 3 Downy Woodpecker 2 Blue Jay 3 American Crow 14 Black-capped Chickadee 2 American Robin 1 European Starling 25 Song Sparrow 5 Northern Cardinal 1 Common Grackle 8 House Finch 1 House Sparrow 11