Date: 7/30/17 12:16 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Halibut Point SP, Rockport, Jul 30, 2017: BROWN PELICAN
> Halibut Point SP, Rockport
> Jul 30, 2017 8:25 AM - 10:25 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.25 mile(s)
> Comments: Miles Brengle and I birded Halibut Pt. Highlight was a
> (the) BROWN PELICAN!
> 31 species
>
> Mallard 11
> Common Eider 1
> Wilson's Storm-Petrel 1
> Northern Gannet 6 all ages
> Double-crested Cormorant 9
> Brown Pelican 1 Continuing immature bird flew right past us as we
> stood on the rocks. Large brown pelican-like bird (because it was a
> pelican), showing plain brown coloration and a huge bill with a pouch. I
> was looking through my scope when Miles spotted it and yelled at the top
> of his voice: PELICAN!! That silhouette is unmistakable, as I have seen
> thousands of these birds in the south (but never in the north). I've
> never said this before, but this time I will: STATE BIRD! WOO-HOO!
> Ruddy Turnstone 2
> Least Sandpiper 1
> Spotted Sandpiper 3
> Bonaparte's Gull 4
> Ring-billed Gull 10
> Herring Gull 35
> Great Black-backed Gull 20
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5
> Mourning Dove 4
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Eastern Kingbird 1
> Blue Jay 11
> American Crow 5
> Tree Swallow 15
> Barn Swallow 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 1
> House Wren 1
> American Robin 3
> Gray Catbird 9
> Magnolia Warbler 1
> Chipping Sparrow 2
> Eastern Towhee 1
> American Goldfinch 6
> House Sparrow 2
>
> View this checklist online at
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38394673


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

 
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