Date: 7/23/17 2:20 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crane Beach, Ipswich, Jul 23, 2017
> Crane Beach, Ipswich
> Jul 23, 2017 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.25 mile(s)
> Comments: Not much variety today (no black-bellies, whimbrels,
> godwits, knots, white-rumps, or dows, for example), but plenty of birds.
> I walked to the SE end and back, and was never off the beach.
> 25 species (+1 other taxon)
>
> Double-crested Cormorant 10
> Great Egret 3
> Semipalmated Plover 330
> Piping Plover 28 at least 10 juvs., some almost grown
> Killdeer 1
> Ruddy Turnstone 3
> Sanderling 175
> Semipalmated Sandpiper 1900
> Ring-billed Gull 225
> Herring Gull 170
> Great Black-backed Gull 40
> Least Tern 120 4 juvs. in colony down at SE end (there were others
> seen by staff). This is not a high count for the beach, which is a major
> nesting site for these birds every year.
> Common Tern 3 flying over towards PI
> Eastern Kingbird 0 remarkable miss, though I never went into the
> dunes
> Blue Jay 1
> Tree Swallow 4
> Bank Swallow 30 at 2 or 3 small colonies (did not see young in any of
> the burrows)
> Barn Swallow 2
> swallow sp. 20
> American Robin 3
> Northern Mockingbird 6
> European Starling 10
> Savannah Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 6
> Red-winged Blackbird 2 nesting pair in beach grass
> American Goldfinch 1
> House Sparrow 2
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38286219

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

 
Join us on Facebook!