Date: 3/19/17 3:33 pm
From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bear Creek - Smith's Longspur
Dear Massbirders,

I haven't seen it posted here yet - but this morning's walk at Bear Creek
was successful in relocating the Smith's Longspur. The bird was originally
spotted last Wednesday.

Additional highlights included an aerial fight between a Short-eared Owl
and a Rough-legged Hawk, a second perched Rough-legged Hawk, and a
terrestrial Snowy Owl. For many, the pair of Killdeer were a nice first of
year surprise.

A huge thank you to Geoff Wilson who hosted the group which numbered some
50 vehicles. For many this was a life bird, and for most, a state bird.
Thank you Geoff for coordinating the walk and for making many birders happy
this morning!

Good birding,
- Neil

Neil Hayward
Cambridge, MA

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