Date: 11/19/18 3:42 am From: James P Smith <keenbirder...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Franklin County longspurs
There was a small, unexpected incursion of Lapland Longspurs into northern Franklin County over the weekend involving as many as nine individual birds with 3 together on the taxi-way at Turner's Falls Airfield on the 17th and 6 together in the Caldwell Road fields, Northfield on the 18th. Some pics along with other species from this weekend can be seen here;
Other locally notable species included an Iceland Gull (2nd-cycle) at Turner's Falls during 15th - 18th, a Cackling Goose at Turner's Falls power canal on the 16th/17th and a Bonaparte's Gull at Turner's Falls on the 17th.
The long staying female Surf Scoter was still present at Barton Cove, Gill on the 18th when it was joined by a pair of Greater Scaup.