Date: 11/13/17 6:57 pm
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] MacGillivray's Warbler and another notes
Greetings birders,

The MacGillivray's Warbler found by Ted Gilliland at That's a-Plenty Farm
in the Hadley Honeypot was still present this morning. It was calling
fairly frequently but not at all easy to observe favoring a patch of dying
nettles right by Honeypot Road. I did manage to get a few record shots
after spending about 90 minutes at the scene with other birders;

Further north, a Red-breasted Merganser was present at close range off
Unity Park, Turner's Falls and there was a Long-tailed Duck at the Turner's
Falls Rod and Gun club on the 11th. But overall, waterfowl migration does
seem to have tapered a little over the last week or so. On the plus side,
Hooded Mergansers continue to build up at Barton Cove, Gill with around 55
birds present and displaying yesterday (Nov 12th).

Also of interest, a third Snowy Owl (ebird) report from the greater Quabbin
area this time from Pelham, today (Nov 13th).

Good birding,


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