Date: 4/5/17 3:09 pm
From: Rick Bowes <rbowes...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 4/5 Duxbury: Beach (Short-eared Owl, Gannets, Piping Plovers); Town Pier (2 other FOY)
4/5 11:15am: Checked Mattakeeset Court (Town Pier) and found 2 Laughing
Gulls and 2 Double-crested Cormorants. Both First of Year birds for me in
town.



Duxbury Beach: Wed 4/5/17 8:00-11:05am; HiTide 7:06am (10.6ft); 37F;
foggy/hazy;Wind N-8; Ocean: mod surf; Bay: choppy with occas. caps. Birded
entirely from car except from Gurnet east-facing lookout point.



Highlights: Short-eared Owl, Gannets, Horned Grebes in alternate plumage
with one still in basic, 6 Piping Plovers (all from car); also a striking
flock of 7 male cardinals at a puddle out on Saquish - don't usually see
them in flocks. Also, surprised not to get any egrets as they have arrived
on west side of Duxbury Bay - and somehow missed House Sparrow!

Full eBird list of 39 species with documentation pix and species comments
including re SEOW at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35717546



Note: SEOWs occasionally set up shop at the Daniel Webster Wildlife
Sanctuary in Marshfield (not very far as the owl flies!). Birders heading to
DWWS for Timberdoodles/Woodcock may want to also be alert out by the Fox
Hill Overlook in case this beauty has decided to settle in and is hunting at
dusk.



Rick Bowes, Duxbury, MA

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Duxbury Beach info at http://www.duxburybeach.com/visit.htm










 
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