Date: 8/1/17 5:03 pm
From: sean riley <newburyowls...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] eBird -- Belle Isle Marsh Reservation -- Aug 1, 2017
Belle Isle Marsh Reservation
Aug 1, 2017
5:00 AM

Comments: Good shorebird numbers first thing in the morning feeding in the main salt pans in the main part of the park . Seemed to die down in the heat of the day, but a friend reported numbers picking back up in the afternoon. Also by tomorrow the water level should be back down to a good level in the "key" again. The path around the key is also cleared about 2/3 of the way around, making it very easy to access.

10 Mallard
2 Least Bittern -- Adult with fledged juvenile flushed by peregrine with other shorebirds out of brackish pool.
8 Great Blue Heron -- High numbers of Great blues continue
16 Great Egret
20 Snowy Egret
2 Green Heron
1 Black-crowned Night-Heron
10 Glossy Ibis -- Flock in the main salt pans in the park
2 Osprey
2 Black-bellied Plover
20 Semipalmated Plover
5 Killdeer
2 Stilt Sandpiper
40 Least Sandpiper
100 Semipalmated Sandpiper
2 Short-billed Dowitcher
6 Greater Yellowlegs
3 Willet
5 Common Tern
1 Chimney Swift
1 Peregrine Falcon
5 Eastern Kingbird -- With fledged young
2 Tree Swallow
10 Cedar Waxwing
2 Savannah Sparrow -- Adult feeding young
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Baltimore Oriole

Number of Taxa: 27

-Sean Riley
Plum Island
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