Date: 11/7/17 6:47 pm From: James P Smith <keenbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gill - Redheads (late report)
I hadn't seen these reported on Massbird but yesterday (11/06) three Redheads showed up at Barton Cove, Gill and spent the day there. It seems that they left on the colder, clearer air overnight. Also of note yesterday at Barton Cove, a Red-throated Loon present for just a few minutes before noon. I can't recall seeing a RT Loon in Gill/Turner's Falls since I began watching the area regularly in fall 2005. A few pics from the day can be seen here; https://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/11/ma-redheads-and-red-throated-loon-in.html
15 Buffleheads from three different sites around Turner's Falls was the most notable arrival event today.
Despite lots of birder activity in the area, there's been no further sign of the Pink-footed Goose photo-documented, seemingly quite independently, by Josh Layfield and Joe Oliverio on Sunday morning (11/05). That particular bird does appear, fairly clearly actually, to be a different individual to that photographed in Gill on October 30th.