Date: 11/13/17 6:57 pm From: James P Smith <keenbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] MacGillivray's Warbler and another notes
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; https://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2017/11/ma-macgillivrays-warbler-in-hadley.html
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).