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Subject: [MASSBIRD] RE: massbird-digest V16 #485
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Subject: massbird-digest V16 #485


massbird-digest Friday, March 3 2017 Volume 16 : Number 485




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Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 09:50:41 -0500
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Barrow's Goldeneye - Turner's Falls

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Greetings birders,

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;

http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/03/ma-barrows-and-orange-billed-common.html

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;

http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com


Good birding,


James

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<div dir=3D"ltr">Greetings birders,<div><br></div><div>Slightly belated new= s and perhaps a one-day event, but a nice female Barrow&#39;s Goldeneye at = the Turner&#39;s Falls power canal on Feb 27th. It was reported by Mark Tay= lor around 11am and still present in late afternoon when I found it feeding= close to an orange-billed Common Goldeneye;</div><div><br></div><div><a hr= ef=3D"http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/03/ma-barrows-and-orange-bill=
ed-common.html">http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/03/ma-barrows-and-o=
range-billed-common.html</a><br></div><div><br></div><div>For some reason t= his has been a particularly poor winter for Barrow&#39;s at Turner&#39;s Fa= lls and this was the first individual that I&#39;ve seen to date. Thanks ve= ry much to Mark for his report.</div><div><br></div><div>A few other birds = of note include a peak count of 9 Kumlien&#39;s Iceland Gulls at Turner&#39= ;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.= =C2=A0</div><div><br></div><div>Images of some of these and other species i= n the area can be seen at;</div><div><br></div><div><a href=3D"http://pione= erbirding.blogspot.com">http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com</a><br></div><di=
v><br></div><div><br></div><div>Good
v>birding,</div><div><br></div><div><br>=
</div><div>James</div></div>

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Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 10:22:10 -0500
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rockport/Gloucester - yesterday highlights

The BBC Midweek Seabirds walk yesterday (3/1/2017) had the following
highlights:

Barrow's Goldeneye - 1 male at Plum Cove in Gloucester at 9am consorting with a female Common Goldeneye

King Eider - 1 female seen from Andrews Point looking northeast off the point near the Hooper house

Thick-billed Murre - 1 continuing bird at Jodrey Fish Pier looking straight out in the harbor

Brant - 5 at Plum Cove

Northern Gannet - 2 seen from Andrew's Point

Razorbill - 21 - seen from Andrew's Point, Cathedral Ledge and Bass Rocks

Steve Moore

Northborough, Ma

<barb620...>

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Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2017 11:11:12 -0500
From: Joan Stoner <jsstoner...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows concord weekly survey

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Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Mar 2, 2017 6:54 AM - 9:18 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments: 40s sun changing to all clouds, high blustery winds, weekly
survey with Kathy,Will, Maryellen,Kevin,Tom,Frank,Audrey, Andy,Joan,
27 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 72
Mute Swan 2
Wood Duck 19
Mallard 4
Common Goldeneye 10
Hooded Merganser 3 Female on box, 2 males
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Accipiter sp. 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Mourning Dove 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 4
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 4
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 3
American Tree Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Song Sparrow 13
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Common Grackle 50
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S34912540

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

Joan Stoner
Lexington

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Great Meadows NWR--Concor= d Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><= span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Mar 2, 2017 6:54 AM - 9:18 AM</span><br sty= le=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Protocol: Travelin= g</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">2.5= mile(s)</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8=
px">Comments:=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A040s sun changing to all clouds, high blust= ery winds, weekly survey with Kathy,Will, Maryellen,Kevin,Tom,Frank,</span>=
<wbr style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Audrey, An= dy,Joan,</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8=
px">27 species (+1 other taxa)</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><br sty= le=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Canada Goose=C2=A0= 72</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">M= ute Swan=C2=A0 2</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-s= ize:12.8px">Wood Duck=C2=A0 19</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span s=
tyle=3D"font-size:12.8px">Mallard=C2=A0 4</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8= px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Common Goldeneye=C2=A0 10</span><br st= yle=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Hooded Merganser=
=C2=A0 3=C2=A0 =C2=A0 =C2=A0Female on box, 2 males</span><br style=3D"font-= size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Sharp-shinned Hawk=C2=A0 1</s=
pan><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span
pan>style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Accipit=
er sp.=C2=A0 1</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-siz= e:12.8px">Bald Eagle=C2=A0 1</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span sty= le=3D"font-size:12.8px">Red-tailed Hawk=C2=A0 2</span><br style=3D"font-siz= e:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Mourning Dove=C2=A0 5</span><br = style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Red-bellied Woo=
dpecker=C2=A0 1</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-si= ze:12.8px">Downy Woodpecker=C2=A0 4</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><s= pan style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Hairy Woodpecker=C2=A0 1</span><br style=3D"= font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Blue Jay=C2=A0 2</span><= br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">American Cro=
w=C2=A0 4</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.= 8px">Black-capped Chickadee=C2=A0 8</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><s= pan style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Tufted Titmouse=C2=A0 3</span><br style=3D"f= ont-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">White-breasted Nuthatch=
=C2=A0 2</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8= px">Eastern Bluebird=C2=A0 1</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span sty= le=3D"font-size:12.8px">American Robin=C2=A0 3</span><br style=3D"font-size= :12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">American Tree Sparrow=C2=A0 1</sp=
an><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span
an>style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Dark-eye=
d Junco=C2=A0 2</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-si= ze:12.8px">Song Sparrow=C2=A0 13</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span= style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Red-winged Blackbird=C2=A0 50</span><br style= =3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">Common Grackle=C2=A0= 50</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">A= merican Goldfinch=C2=A0 2</span><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style= =3D"font-size:12.8px">House Sparrow=C2=A0 2</span><br style=3D"font-size:12= .8px"><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">View = this checklist online at=C2=A0</span><a href=3D"http://ebird.org/ebird/view=
/checklist/S34912540" rel=3D"noreferrer" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"font-si= ze:12.8px">http://ebird.org/ebird/view/<wbr>checklist/S34912540</a><br styl= e=3D"font-size:12.8px"><br style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><span style=3D"font-s= ize:12.8px">This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (</span><a = href=3D"http://ebird.org/" rel=3D"noreferrer" target=3D"_blank" style=3D"fo= nt-size:12.8px">http://ebird.org</a><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px">)</spa=
n><br><div><span style=3D"font-size:12.8px"><br></span></div><div><span
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le=3D"font-size:12.8px">Joan Stoner</span></div><div><span style=3D"font-si= ze:12.8px">Lexington</span></div></div>

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Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2017 20:04:32 -0500
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Great Gray Owl in Newport, NH

<html><head></head><body lang=3D"en-US" style=3D"background-color: rgb(255,=
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<div style=3D"width: 100%; fo=
nt-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif= ; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, = 255, 255);">Hi All,</div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; fon=
t-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, = 125); text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">A quick u= pdate=E2=80=8E on the Great Gray Owl in Newport: after being absent for alm= ost the entire day the bird arrived at yesterday's location at 4pm and was = still present when I left an hour later.</div><div style=3D"width: 100%; fo=
nt-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif= ; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, = 255, 255);"><br></div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-f=
amily: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125= ); text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">It seems to = hunt in this field around dusk, though clearly found another roost througho= ut the day. If you are planning on trying for the bird, i'd suggest arrivin= g around 3, even 3:30 and staking out the field it seems to frequent.</div>= <div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate= Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial= ; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style=3D"font-size: initial;=
line-height: initial; text-align: initial;"><br></span></div><div style=3D=
"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-s= erif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; background-=
color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style=3D"font-size: initial; line-height:= initial; text-align: initial;">Also, while the walk to the field is not a = long one the trail is very iced over. Appropriate footwear is recommended.<= /span></div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-family: Cal= ibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-al=
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ze: initial; line-height: initial; text-align: initial;"><br></span></div><= div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate = Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial;=
background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style=3D"font-size: initial; =
line-height: initial; text-align: initial;">If you do trek out there, good = luck!</span></div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-famil=
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ont-size: initial; line-height: initial; text-align: initial;"><br></span><= /div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, '= Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: in= itial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style=3D"font-size: ini= tial; line-height: initial; text-align: initial;">Sebastian Jones</span></d=
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text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Sent&nbsp;from=
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<table width=3D"100%= " style=3D"background-color:white;border-spacing:0px;"> <tbody><tr><td cols= pan=3D"2" style=3D"font-size: initial; text-align: initial; background-colo=
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: 1pt; padding: 3pt 0in 0in; font-family: Tahoma, 'BB Alpha Sans', 'Slate P= ro'; font-size: 10pt;"> <div><b>From: </b>Sebastian Jones</div><div><b>Sen=
t: </b>Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:49 AM</div><div><b>To: </b>Massbird</div><=
div><b>Subject: </b>Great Gray Owl in Newport,
div>NH</div></div></td></tr></tb=
ody></table><div style=3D"border-style: solid none none;
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rgb(186, 188, 209); border-top-width: 1pt; font-size: initial; text-align: = initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div><br><div id=3D"_origi=
nalContent" style=3D""> =
<div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: ini= tial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb= (31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">= Hi Massbirders,</div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-fa=
mily: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125)= ; text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Since i've no= t seen any reference to it on here, I thought i'd forward the below =E2=80= =8Ereport of a Great Gray Owl yesterday in Newport, NH (just shy of two hou= rs north from Boston). I'm trying my luck today and figured it might be of = interest to others in the area.&nbsp;</div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-=
size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; c=
olor: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255= , 255);"><br></div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-fami=
ly: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); =
text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">The approximate= street address for yesterday's site is 118 Oak St., Newport, NH and the bi= rd was located about a half mile north on a bike trail across the street fr= om the address.</div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-fa=
mily: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125)= ; text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><br></div><di= v style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pr= o', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; b=
ackground-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">Best,</div><div style=3D"width: 100%;=
font-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-se= rif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(25= 5, 255, 255);">Sebastian Jones</div><div style=3D"width: 100%; font-size: i= nitial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: r= gb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);= ">Jamaica Plain, MA<span style=3D"font-size: initial; text-align: initial; =
line-height: initial;"></span></div> =
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ly: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, sans-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); =
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<div styl=
e=3D"font-size: initial; font-family: Calibri, 'Slate Pro', sans-serif, san= s-serif; color: rgb(31, 73, 125); text-align: initial; background-color: rg=
b(255, 255, 255);">Sent&nbsp;from&nbsp;my&nbsp;mobile.</div> =
=
=
<table width=3D"100%" style=3D"background-color:white;border-s=
pacing:0px;"> <tbody><tr><td colspan=3D"2" style=3D"font-size: initial; tex=
t-align: initial; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"> =
<div style=3D"border-style: solid none none; border-top-color: rgb= (181, 196, 223); border-top-width: 1pt; padding: 3pt 0in 0in; font-family: = Tahoma, 'BB Alpha Sans', 'Slate Pro'; font-size: 10pt;"> <div><b>From: </b=
>Steve Bennett &lt;<sbennett999...>&gt;</div><div><b>Sent:
></b>Wednesd=
ay, March 1, 2017 7:30 PM</div><div><b>To: </b>nhbirds Google Groups</div><=
div><b>Reply To: </b><sbennett999...></div><div><b>Subject:
div></b>[NHBir=
ds] Newport GREAT GRAY OWL Upate, 7PM Weds</div></div></td></tr></tbody></t=
able><div style=3D"border-style: solid none none; border-top-color:
able>rgb(186=
, 188, 209); border-top-width: 1pt; font-size: initial; text-align: initial= ; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"></div><br><div id=3D"_originalCont= ent" style=3D""><p dir=3D"ltr">A little before 10AM this morning, Susan Wri= sley, Jenna Pettipas &amp; I were able to find the Great Gray Owl that was = recently reported in Newport, NH. From 10AM until 4PM it pretty much sat in= a tree and slept, occasionally stretching and yawning. Shortly after 4 o'c= lock it perked up and immediately began hunting the large field abutting th= e rail trail. It did several short flights out over the field and eventuall= y came back with a big black rodent in its talons which it promptly ate. A = small group of us watched it hunt for another hour as it worked its way Nor= th along the tree line at the edge of the field. </p> <p dir=3D"ltr">As darkness set in, it was last seen flying North across the= fields towards the airport as I could see the large orange windsock in the= background!
.</p> <p dir=3D"ltr">The highlight of the day, though, was when the bird flew acr= oss the field and landed at the feet of nature writer &amp; photographer Ll= oyd Alexander, so close that Lloyd could have reached down and patted the b= ird on the head.</p> <p dir=3D"ltr">Also, thanks to Dylan Jackson for his local knowledge advise= to Susan &amp; Jenna on where to look for the bird, and to Marcel Ledoux f= or spending a few early morning hours with me scouring the fields of Newpor= t. Fortunately Marcel was able to come back later and get some amazing flig= ht shots, as he always does due to his keen sense of readiness &amp; prepar= edness.</p> <p dir=3D"ltr">Also, thanks to Steve Mirick &amp; Becky Suamola for getting= the word out quickly. A lot of people were able to get on the bird today, = a lifer for many and a state lifer for a lot of us, as well.</p> <p dir=3D"ltr">Wow, what a great day !</p> <p dir=3D"ltr">Steve Bennett<br> Rye, NH</p>

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Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 07:33:57 -0500
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: Barrow's Goldeneye - Turner's Falls

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Greetings birders,

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.

Good birding,

James






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From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 9:50 AM
Subject: Barrow's Goldeneye - Turner's Falls
To: Massbird <massbird...>


Greetings birders,

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;

http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/03/ma-barrows-and-orange-billed-
common.html

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;

http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com


Good birding,


James

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<div dir=3D"ltr"><div>Greetings birders,</div><div><br></div><div>Apologies=
for the broken links in my recent posts to Massbird. I&#39;m not sure what= &#39;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 &quot= ;this page does not exist&quot;.</div><div><br></div><div>In view of this, = I&#39;ll refrain from posting links in the near future.</div><div><br></div=
><div>Good
>birding,</div><div><br></div><div>James</div><div><br></div><div=
><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><br><div
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mail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: <b class=3D"gm= ail_sendername">James P Smith</b> <span dir=3D"ltr">&lt;<a href=3D"mailto:k=
<eenbirder...>"><keenbirder...></a>&gt;</span><br>Date: Thu, Mar = 2, 2017 at 9:50 AM<br>Subject: Barrow&#39;s Goldeneye - Turner&#39;s Falls<=
br>To: Massbird &lt;<a
br>href=3D"mailto:<massbird...>">massbird@thewo=
rld.com</a>&gt;<br><br><br><div dir=3D"ltr">Greetings birders,<div><br></di=
v><div>Slightly belated news and perhaps a one-day event, but a nice
v>female=
Barrow&#39;s Goldeneye at the Turner&#39;s Falls power canal on Feb 27th. = It was reported by Mark Taylor around 11am and still present in late aftern= oon when I found it feeding close to an orange-billed Common Goldeneye;</di=
v><div><br></div><div><a
v>href=3D"http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/03=
/ma-barrows-and-orange-billed-common.html" target=3D"_blank">http://pioneer= birding.<wbr>blogspot.com/2017/03/ma-<wbr>barrows-and-orange-billed-<wbr>co=
mmon.html</a><br></div><div><br></div><div>For some reason this has been a = particularly poor winter for Barrow&#39;s at Turner&#39;s Falls and this wa= s the first individual that I&#39;ve seen to date. Thanks very much to Mark= for his report.</div><div><br></div><div>A few other birds of note include= a peak count of 9 Kumlien&#39;s Iceland Gulls at Turner&#39;s on Feb 18th = with smaller numbers throughout to 4 birds on Feb 28th. Also, a Black Vultu= re over the power canal on Feb 26th, Merlins in Gill on Feb 23rd and Mar 1s= t, and a migrant Northern Harrier (male) in Gill on Mar 1st.=C2=A0</div><di=
v><br></div><div>Images of some of these and other species in the area
v>can =
be seen at;</div><div><br></div><div><a href=3D"http://pioneerbirding.blogs=
pot.com" target=3D"_blank">http://pioneerbirding.<wbr>blogspot.com</a><br><=
/div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Good birding,</div><div><br></div><=
div><br></div><div>James</div></div>
</div><br></div>

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Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 13:08:24 +0000 (UTC)
From: Kathleen <kab2769...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Eastern Phoebe, Red-winged Blackbirds Rehoboth 3/3

Just now there is an Eastern Phoebe on the ground under my feeder, picking at the dried mealworms I've been putting out for the dozen or so Eastern Bluebirds that have overwintered in my yard. I just know it is one "my" phoebes, returning to nest under my garage deck, or perhaps one of the offspring that I rescued from a mite infestation a few years ago. I hand bathed each nestling in a warm solution of Dawn and rubbing alcohol, destroyed the nest and gave them a new one (tupperware dish with paper towel/mesh), and they fledged successfully.


Also, a female/juvenile and an adult male Red-winged Blackbird.

Kathleen Bartels
Rehoboth
<kab2769...>

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Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 14:25:34 +0000
From: "Childs, Jackson" <jchilds...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Video of Plum Island in May

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Hi,

I finally put together some video I had from the last couple years at Plum = Island in May. Here it is (five minutes, lots of warblers):

https://youtu.be/zkLGS4bp_Yg

Best,
Jackson Childs
Arlington, MA
<jchilds...><mailto:<jchilds...>


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<p class=3D"MsoNormal">I finally put together some video I had from the las= t couple years at Plum Island in May. Here it is (five minutes, lots of war= blers):<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=3D"MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
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Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2017 15:44:27 -0500
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

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34937096

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

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