Date: 5/13/18 2:59 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann - Birdathon list (King Eider, etc.)
Jane and I got out yesterday to help out Joppa Flats Education Center
for the Mass Audubon Birdathon.  We covered Cape Ann only as we always
do and had a great time.  Unfortunately, we couldn't put in a full day
due obligations, but still got a few nice birds, although nothing
terribly rare.  We focused on seabirds but didn't have time to cover
Halibut or the inner Gloucester harbor area. Clear early, but clouding
up.  Light NE winds and very cool for mid-May.  Started raining as we
left.  Warblers were rather quiet but there were a few around.

5:30 AM to 1:00 PM

86 species
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
American Black Duck
KING EIDER 1     Perennial adult male at Salt Island.  I guess this guy
is now a year-round resident!!?!??!?!
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
RED-NECKED GREBE  1     Off Bass Rocks.
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron  1     Adult off Penzance Road.
Osprey  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover  2
Purple Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
BLACK GUILLEMOT  4     Together off rocks at Eastern Point.
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
MERLIN  1 off Bass Rocks
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird  1 (just one)
Blue-headed Vireo  5     Relatively high count for date.
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Waterthrush
Black-and-white Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Pine Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Eastern Towhee
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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