Date: 4/6/17 11:54 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bear Creek, Saugus and Flax Pond, Lynn, Apr 5, 2017
> Bear Creek Sanctuary, Saugus
> Apr 5, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:10 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: When I asked Geoff Wilson if there was a trip today (now
> yesterday), he said none scheduled, but invited me down anyway. I tried
> to round up a few others but nobody was available on short notice, so I
> had a personal tour with Geoff and his son Lucas. We saw the Smith's
> longspur, 3 short-eared owls, 7 kestrels, and other good birds.
> 25 species
>
> Canada Goose 150 This and several other counts of common birds are
> rough estimates.
> American Black Duck 17
> Mallard 4
> Bufflehead 4
> Red-breasted Merganser 1
> Wild Turkey 4
> Osprey 2 One on the marsh nest; a 2nd nest on a power pole had been
> occupied earlier today, perhaps by the 2nd bird, which was perched on a
> metal power pole.
> Red-tailed Hawk 3
> Killdeer 6
> Wilson's Snipe 6
> Herring Gull 400
> Great Black-backed Gull 50
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 40
> Short-eared Owl 3, but no harriers to interact with
> American Kestrel 7, plus the remains of an 8th, a female whose feathers
> we found
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 5
> Horned Lark 15
> American Robin 5
> European Starling 400

> Smith's Longspur 1 Spotted by Geoff in the grass on the ridge nearest
> the active dumping area, where he said it had been found before. I saw
> the striking face outlined in black, the spotted or speckled crown, the
> pale-buffy nape and underparts, the dark-striped back, the white wingbars,
> and the white outer tail feathers in flight, when I also heard its
> distinctive rattle. What a cool bird. I just missed this bird last year
> and am delighted that it saw fit to return.

> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 70
> Common Grackle 10
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35722423


Flax Pond, Lynn
Apr 5, 2017 3:45 PM - 3:50 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Not a complete list.
3 species (+1 other taxon)

Mallard 8
Greater/Lesser Scaup 5
Common Merganser 21
Double-crested Cormorant 17

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35722482

Jim Berry
Ipswich, Mass.
<jim.berry3...>

 
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