Date: 11/15/18 9:09 am From: James P Smith <keenbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gill - Hooded Mergansers
The annual late autumn build up of Hooded Mergansers is again taking place in Barton Cove, Gill. This morning I counted 67 and that number could climb to triple digits over the next 10 days or so.
On Nov 13th, a female Red-breasted Merganser showed up at Barton Cove but I haven't seen it since.
Late migrants have included a Gray Catbird in Northfield Meadows on Nov 9th, a Greater Yellowlegs on Meadow Road, Montague on Nov 14th and a Tree Swallow (adult male) at the Turner's Falls power canal on Nov 11th.
Also of note, a single Red Crossbill calling in Montague Plains this morning (Nov 15th).
Images of some of these, along with a summary of locally interesting observations for this month can be seen here;