Date: 4/7/17 10:33 pm From: Joshua Rose <opihi...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Western Mass Birders reports
I’ve been a bit too busy to relay sightings this week, but Western Mass Birders on FaceBook has been very busy with new spring arrivals and particularly waterfowl migration. I’ve even gotten to see a few birds myself for once… Barton Cove has been especially good, with at least 16 duck species and 2 grebes reported, and tallies well over 100 for Ring-necked Ducks and Common Mergansers and over 200 for Tree Swallows. A quick recap of the most eye-catching reports this week (other than those that have already been shared here):
April 2 - Yellow-rumped Warbler, Norwottuck Rail Trail near Station Road, Dawn Winkler & Harvey Allen American Wigeon, Tri-town Beach, Stephen Baker Snow Goose, Tri-town Beach, Sheila Derosier Northern Shrike, Worthington yard, Sue Porada Lewis Winter Wren, Stebbins Refuge, Michele Moore
April 3 - American Wigeon & Green-winged Teal, Hadley Cove, Josh Rose Horned Grebe, N. Pintail, & GW Teal, Arcadia MAS, Joe Oliverio & Larry Therrien & Dave McLain 50+ GW Teal, 50+ Wood Duck, and 70+ Killdeer, Pilgram Airport, Larry Therrien
April 4 - Palm Warbler, Turners Falls Rod & Gun Club, Josh Rose Lesser Scaup, Quabbin Winsor Dam, Larry Therrien Bonaparte’s Gull, Cheshire Lake, Jonathan Pierce Long-tailed Duck, Lesser Scaup & RB Merg, Onota Lake, Jonathan Pierce Lesser BB Gull, Five Mile Pond, Lois Richardson
April 5 - Pine Warblers, Quabbin Park, Larry Therrien Eastern Towhee, Amherst yard/Amethyst Brook Conservation Area, Josh Rose
April 6 - White-winged Scoter, N Rough-winged Swallows & American Wigeon, Barton Cove, Josh Rose Greater Yellowlegs, Meadow St Fields, Keenan Yakola Barn Swallow, Northampton Oxbow, Keenan Yakola Bonaparte’s Gull & RB Merg, Barton Cove, Greg Watkevich Northern Shovelers, Barton Cove, Peter Gagarin Eastern Towhee, South Hadley yard, Anthony Hill RB Mergs, Lake Pontoosuc, Jonathan Pierce RN Grebe, RB Merg & Gadwall, Onota Lake, Jonathan Pierce N Pintail, GW Teal, Tri-town Beach, Jeremy Coleman
April 7 - Great Egret, Cheshire Reservoir, Jacob Morris-Siegel Red-throated Loon & Horned Grebe, Congamond Middle Pond, Dorrie Holmes Snow Geese (20+), Ashfield, Nancy Marshall Iceland Gull, Meadow St Fields, Larry Therrien & Keenan Yakola
Lots of woodcock, snipe, phoebes, cowbirds, Tree & Rough-winged Swallows, Fox Sparrows, Chipping Sparrows, Purple Finches, Hermit Thrushes, kestrels, and several Osprey and harriers in multiple locations on various dates. Also Hooded Mergansers all over the place, and Common Mergs in large numbers, triple-digit totals on several bodies of water.
And I probably missed a few things too… Gotta love spring migration!