Date: 4/8/17 11:49 am
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Scotland Rd & Plum Island - 04-08-17

I led this morning's edition of Joppa's Saturday Morning Birding under
partly cloudy skies, temps 38-43 F., and winds W-NW/10-20 mph. We
visited Common Pasture on Scotland Road and Colby Pasture on Turkey Hill
Road before heading for Plum Island.

Our list:

Common Pasture --
American Wigeon (7)
American Black Duck (4)
Mallard (2)
Northern Shoveler (1) - drake.
Green-winged Teal (~ 24)
Great Egret (1)
Killdeer (5)
American Crow (3)
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
NOTE: posted possible Eurasian Wigeon not present; not a single
Wilson's Snipe seen.

Colby Pasture -- aside from a Red-winged Blackbird, no birds seen.

Plum Island --
Canada Goose - common.
American Black Duck - common.
Mallard - a few.
Northern Pintail (2) - pr. flying north over south marsh.
Common Eider (1) - drake, seven ocean.
White-winged Scoter (1) - drake, seven ocean.
Red-breasted Merganser (4) - 2 pr, south marsh.
Double-crested Cormorant (~ 5) - various.
Great Egret (4) - various.
Osprey (2) - Pines platform.
Northern Harrier (2) - 1, f, North Field; 1, m, North Field.
Greater Yellowlegs (3) - small pannes.
Herring Gull - a few.
American Crow
American Robin (1)
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing (~ 12) - fly over, Pines.
Savannah (Ipswich) Sparrow (1) - wrack, Bar Head.
Song Sparrow (1)
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
Common Grackle (2)

NOTE:
* At 8:15 a.m., checked out wetland at junction of Jellison Road and
Cross Street in Rowley for Eurasian Wigeon -- negative.
* At 12:45 p.m., checked out Newman Road en route home -- could not
locate Doug's Little Blue Heron; ~ 12 Northern Pintails and ~ 12
American Black Ducks present south end of marsh.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944
<cygnus-dkw...>

 
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