Date: 12/1/18 2:06 pm
From: David K Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island - 12-01-2018


> I led the Saturday Morning Birding program out of Joppa Flats Education Center on a beautiful December morning under partly cloudy skies. Winds were relatively light and the temp reached 42 before the morning was over. (Apologies for the double spacing - something screwed up with my email program!)
> Out list:
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> Canada Goose - common.
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> Mute Swan (10!) - 3, main panne, 2 ads, 1 juv; 7 ads, 2nd panne s. main panne.
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> Gadwall (5) - main panne.
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> American Wigeon (2) - main panne
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> American Black Duck - common.
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> Mallard (2) - small pannes.
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> Northern Pintail (7) - main panne.
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> Common Eider (~ 30) - north end PI, Merrimack River.
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> Black Scoter (~ 8) - one ocean.
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> Long-tailed Duck (1) - north end PI.
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> Bufflehead (10) - 3, PI Sound; 7, Bill Forward Pool.
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> Red-breasted Merganser (3) - one ocean.
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> Red-throated Loon (1) - north end PI.
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> Common Loon (1) - north end PI.
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> American Bittern (1) - marsh pannes, s. parking lot #3.
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> Red-tailed Hawk (1) - soaring over pannes.
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> Herring Gull (~ 12) - various.
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> Great Black-backed Gull (~ 5) - one beach.
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> Rock Pigeon - several large flocks n. refuge entrance.
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> Mourning Dove - utility wires n. refuge entrance.
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> Snowy Owl (3) - 2 relatively close together, n. side dunes s. boardwalk from parking lot #2; 1 perched on staddle ~ 400 yds s. The Warden's bench.
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> Barred Owl (1) - woods s. Goodno, e. refuge road.
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> Downy Woodpecker (1) - Hellcat restrooms.
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> Peregrine Falcon (1) - stooping on flock of American Black Ducks over marsh w. pannes.
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> Blue Jay (~ 5) - 1, middens; ~ 4, Hellcat.
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> Black-capped Chickadee (1) - Hellcat restrooms.
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> European Starling
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> Snow Bunting (1) - The Warden's (strange to see a single bunting!).
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> American Tree Sparrow (5) - 2, #2 boardwalk; 3, Hellcat restrooms-dike path.
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> White-throated Sparrow (2) - Hellcat restrooms-dike path.
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> Dark-eyed Junco (3) - Hellcat restrooms-dike path.
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> Dave Weaver
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> Manchester, MA 01944
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> <cygnus-dkw...>
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