Date: 9/10/17 8:45 pm
From: Derek Brown <derekbrownbuild...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Essex Bay, Sep 10, 2017
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Date: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 11:02 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Essex Bay, Sep 10, 2017
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Essex Bay, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Sep 10, 2017 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Birded the Spit on a half falling tide. Low numbers for this
site, maybe due to shifting Crane beach dunes.Also low DCCO numbers
continue. A year ago there were about 600 in the bay, not at the time an
extraordinarily high number.
18 species

American Black Duck 17 Starting to congregate on the Spit, from their
summer quarters in the river basin, among other places
Double-crested Cormorant 180 Skeins of cormorants flying over the bay,
seems a couple weeks early
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 4
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1 Hatch year on the shore at conomo point
Turkey Vulture 1
Black-bellied Plover 73
American Golden-Plover 1
Semipalmated Plover 34
Red Knot 6
Dunlin 1 FOY
Semipalmated Sandpiper 72
Ring-billed Gull X
Herring Gull X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Belted Kingfisher 1 FOY
Peregrine Falcon 1

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