Date: 11/7/17 10:11 pm From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Crane Beach, Ipswich, Nov 7, 2017
Crane Beach, Ipswich
Nov 7, 2017 2:20 PM - 4:05 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.7 mile(s) Comments: I birded the beach to the southeast for over half a mile on a cool, gray November day. Not much wind (easterly)--good conditions, though the water was a bit rough. 17 species (+1 other taxon)
Common Eider 1 Surf Scoter 21 White-winged Scoter 5 scoter sp. 4 Long-tailed Duck 4 Red-throated Loon 4 Common Loon 4 Great Cormorant 1 Northern Harrier 1 ad. male Black-bellied Plover 41 Sanderling 55 Dunlin 200 These birds were resting on the sand with the black-bellies. Most of them flew off before I could get a decent count (and before I had time to look for other sandpipers). This was my rough estimate. Bonaparte's Gull 2 Ring-billed Gull 9 Herring Gull 15 Great Black-backed Gull 3 American Pipit 5 Snow Bunting 20 I thought I was going to get skunked on this species, but this small flock was in the parking lot when I returned to my car. It's a pathetic total for early November at this beach.