Date: 12/5/18 1:08 pm
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Seabrook, & Hampton Beach State Park - 12-05-2018
David Moon and I led today's edition of the Wednesday Morning Birding
program out of Joppa Flats Education Center.  With Parker River Refuge
closed because of the annual one-day management deer hunt, we paid a
visit to Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Seabrook, and Hampton Beach
State Park.  The weather was pleasant with partly cloudy skies, temps
into the low 30s, and winds gentle out of the northwest.

Our list:

Salisbury --

American Black Duck - a few.

Common Eider (~ 65) - major share off end of jetty.

Surf Scoter (6)

White-winged Scoter (5)

Scoter sp. (~ 50)

Black Scoter (7)

Long-tailed Duck (~ 25)

Bufflehead (~ 10)

Red-breasted Merganser (3)

Common Loon (5)

Red-necked Grebe (2)

Northern Harrier (1)

Red-tailed Hawk (1)

Rough-legged Hawk (1)

Ring-billed Gull - common.

Herring Gull - common.

Great Black-backed Gull  (5)

Rock Pigeon - common.

Mourning Dove (2)

Blue Jay (4)

Horned Lark (2)

Northern Mockingbird (3)

European Starling

Yellow-rumped Warbler (1)

Song Sparrow (1)

White-throated Sparrow (1)

Dark-eyed Junco (2)

Northern Cardinal (1)

Common Redpoll (~ 40) - feeding on birch seeds just before turnoff
toward boat ramp.

House Sparrow


Seabrook --

Bufflehead (5)

Common Loon (1)

Ring-billed Gull - a few.

Herring Gull - common.

Glaucous Gull (1) - this white-winged gull mainstay has returned yet
again to assume its perch atop the bathhouse just south of the Hampton
bridge.  This must be the 4th or 5th year running that this gull has
paid us a visit.

American Crow (2)


Hampton Beach State Park --

Horned Lark (6)

Snow Bunting (~ 25)

Next Wednesday, Wednesday Morning Birding will return to Cape Ann.  We
will be meeting at 9:30 in the
Gloucester Crossing shopping center parking lot. Accessing Gloucester
Crossing:  from the southwest, take Route 128 toward Gloucester; go to
second rotary (Blackburn Circle) and take second exit (continuing on Rt.
128); after rotary, take first right hand turn into Gloucester Crossing
and then the first left into the parking area. Park to the left between
PETCO and AT&T (Market Basket is at the other end of the shopping center
to the right). For those wanting to hitch a ride from Joppa Flats, two
vans will be departing there at 8:30.

For more information about Joppa Flats programs, call David Moon or Dave
Larson at 978-462-9998.

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




 
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