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