Date: 3/3/18 4:20 pm From: Will Sweet <wsweet321...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Canvasback, Barrow's Goldeneye- Lake Massapoag, Sharon
Over the past few days there has been a nice variety of waterfowl at Lake Massapoag in Sharon. On February 27, I found a male Canvasback on the lake in with a flock of Canada Geese. It is still present as of this afternoon, associating with a flock of scaup.
On March 1, after alerting Liam Waters that I had refound the Canvasback from the Community center on the south side of the lake, we ran into each other and watched the waterfowl coming to roost in the lake. While scanning through the waterfowl, Liam spotted a Barrow's Goldeneye with Common Goldeneye. Although it was pretty dark we got decent enough views to confirm the ID. As of this afternoon the bird is still present.
Other notable birds in the lake include a Red-throated Loon and a Horned Grebe.