Date: 11/8/17 5:45 pm From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] West Newbury & Plum Island -- 11-08-2017
> Susan Yurkus and I led today's edition of Wednesday Morning Birding out of Joppa Flats Education Center first to Upper Artichoke and Cherry Hill Reservoirs and then on to Plum Island for the balance of the morning. Skies were clear to partly cloudy; temps in the low 40s; and winds N-NNE/5-25 mph. Wind chill significant on parking lot #1 observation platform!
> Our list:
> Reservoirs --
> Canada Goose (~ 50) - mostly Upper Artichoke; a few Cherry Hill.
> American Black Duck (1) - UA.
> Mallard (~ 15) - UA.
> Ring-necked Duck (~ 75) - CH.
> Bufflehead (3) - CH.
> Common Merganser (3) - 1 drake, 2 hens.
> Ruddy Duck (~ 150) - CH.
> Double-crested Cormorant (2) - UA.
> Red-tailed Hawk (1) - CH.
> Ring-billed Gull (1) - CH.
> Plum Island --
> Canada Goose
> Mute Swan (1) - ad, main panne.
> American Wigeon (~ 30) - main panne.
> American Black Duck (~ 30) - main panne.
> Mallard (~ 20) - main panne & Bill Forward Pool.
> Northern Pintail (~ 50) - BFP.
> Green-winged Teal (~ 60) - BFP.
> Black Scoter (3) - one ocean.
> Bufflehead (~ 20) - PI River from Warden's.
> Red-necked Grebe (1) - one ocean.
> Northern Gannet (3) - one ocean.
> Great Blue Heron (1) - marsh n. refuge gate.
> Northern Harrier (2)
> Black-bellied Plover (~ 10) - n. end main panne.
> Greater Yellowlegs (5) - pannes.
> Dunlin (1) - n. end main panne.
> Herring Gull - many, one ocean.
> Great Black-backed Gull - many, one ocean.
> American Crow
> Black-capped Chickadee (3) - new blind.
> Golden-crowned Kinglet (1) - new blind.
> European Starling
> Dave Weaver
> Manchester, MA 01944
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