Date: 5/9/18 1:41 pm
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island (Parker River NWR) - 05-09-2018
David Moon and I led today's hefty contingent of Wednesday Morning

Birders out of Joppa Flats Education Center on to Parker River National
Wildlife Refuge for a beautiful but cool morning of birding.  Occasional
fog and partly-cloudy-to-cloudy skies with a 5-10 mph sea breeze kept
temps in the low 50s.  We came across a few pockets of migrant activity
as we worked our way down to Hellcat.

Our list:
Canada Goose (1)
American Black Duck (2) - main panne.
Double-crested Cormorant (2)
Great Egret (3)
Snowy Egret (1)
Osprey (2) - nesting platform, w. lot #1.
Killdeer (1) - pannes.
Greater Yellowlegs (2) - pannes.
Willet - common.
Lesser Yellowlegs (2) - pannes.
Herring Gull
Common Tern (2) - boat ramp, w. lot #1.
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1) - Hellcat.
Blue Jay (2) - migrating; lot #1.
Purple Martin (~ 12) - lot #1.
Tree Swallow (~ 20)
Barn Swallow (2)
Black-capped Chickadee (1)
Marsh Wren (2) - heard, marsh n. S-curves.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1) - thicket, e. main panne.
American Robin (5)
Gray Catbird (~ 5) - various, roadside.
Northern Mockingbird (1) - Hellcat.
Brown Thrasher (2) - 1, middens; 1, Hellcat parking lot entrance.
European Starling
Black-and-white Warbler - common.
Common Yellowthroat - common.
American Redstart (1) - Goodno crossing.
Northern Parula (3)
Magnolia Warbler (2) - 1, n. Goodno crossing; 1, Hellcat parking lot.
Blackburnian Warbler (1) - thicket, e. main panne.
Yellow Warbler - common.
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1) - n. Goodno crossing.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - common.
Eastern Towhee - common.
Song Sparrow (4)
White-throated Sparrow - common.
[White-crowned Sparrow (1) - Joppa Flats feeders.]
Northern Cardinal (~ 5)
Bobolink (1) - The Warden's.
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
Common Grackle - common.
Brown-headed Cowbird - common.
Baltimore Oriole (3) - various.
Purple Finch (~ 7) - ~ 5 n. Goodno crossing; 2, vicinity Hellcat parking
lot.
American Goldfinch (3)
House Sparrow

We will meet again next week back at Joppa Flats at 0930 for Wednesday
Morning Birding. For more information about Joppa Flats programs, call
David Moon or Dave Larson at 978-462-9998.

Please note that Wednesday Evening Birding is being conducted during the
month of May. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center at 5:30 for the
2-hour program.

Also be aware that during the month of May, "Friday Morning Bird Walks:
Focus on Warblers," will go from 8:00 - 11:00. Preregistration not
required.  Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944
<cygnus-dkw...>

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