Date: 1/28/19 3:48 am
From: 'Alan Ankers' <alankers...> [arlingtonbirds] <arlingtonbirds-noreply...>
Subject: [Arlington Birds] Cape Ann trip report
Here is a report from Fran Perler about the Cape Ann trip she led on Saturday.

Alan Ankers

From: Fran Perler <franpix15...>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2019 7:44 PM
To: <alankers...>
Cc: Robin Cohn <cohnrobin...>; <KandyR...>
Subject: Cape Ann trip report

Hi Alan,

Here’s a report from my Cape Ann Bird Walk on Jan 26,2019. eBird reports by Robin Cohn.

Three enthusiastic birders met at Halibut Point State Park for an all day birding trip. We drove east around Cape Ann stopping at Andrew’s Point, Cathedral Ledge, Rockport Granite Pier, Bass Rocks (Elks Lodge), Eastern Point Gloucester, Niles Pond/Brace Cove Gloucester. It was a cool, but sunny day without strong winds.

Overall, we saw 22 species. We had closeup looks at Harlequins, Purple Sandpipers and Buffleheads amongst other birds. Highlights were Long-tailed Duck, Harlequin Duck, Gadwall, Purple Sandpiper, Black Guillemot, Common Goldeneye, Bufflehead, Red-necked Merganser, Black, White-winged and Surf Scoter, Common Loon and Great Cormorant. We were saddened to see a dead Common Murre at Eastern Point.

Our full bird list is below.

Take care,

Fran Perler

Andrew’s Point

Ring-necked Duck 2

Common Eider 21

Harlequin Duck 25

Surf Scoter 2

Black Scoter 6

Long-tailed Duck 6

Purple Sandpiper 8

Ring-billed Gull 4

Common Loon 1

Cathedral Ledge

Mallard 2

Common Eider 10

Harlequin Duck 21

Surf Scoter 1

Bufflehead 11

Red-breasted Merganser 1

Herring Gull 1

Great Black-backed Gull 1

Common Loon 1

American Crow 2

Granite Pier Rockport

Common Eider 21

Harlequin Duck 5

Surf Scoter 7

Bufflehead 2

Red-breasted Merganser 5

Common Loon 2

Great Cormorant 3

Bass Rocks

Surf Scoter 2

Bufflehead 25

Common Goldeneye 1

Red-breasted Merganser 4

Black Guillemot 1

Herring Gull 1

Common Loon 2

Eastern Point Gloucester

Canada Goose 6

Gadwall 4

Mallard 19

American Black Duck 5

Common Eider 360

Surf Scoter 2

Bufflehead 15

Red-breasted Merganser 5

Purple Sandpiper 5

Common Murre 1 Dead

Ring-billed Gull 1

Herring Gull 8

Great Black-backed Gull 1

Common Loon 4

Brace Cove (Niles Pond was frozen)

Mallard 4

Common Eider 8

White-winged Scoter 2

Black Scoter 2

Bufflehead 2

Common Goldeneye 3

Red-breasted Merganser 6

Purple Sandpiper 1

Black Guillemot 1

Ring-billed Gull 2

Common Loon 1

Take care,



Sent from Fran’s iPad

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