Date: 2/10/19 4:54 pm
From: Sabrina Hepburn <s.k.hepburn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Trip to Plum Island and Salisbury 2/10
We had a slightly chilly but sunny day for today’s BBC trip to Newburyport and vicinity, which covered Plum Island and Salisbury. The highlight of the day was undoubtedly the ROSS’S GOOSE, which the group stumbled on shortly after its initial discovery. Other good birds included decent looks at Snowy Owl, Rough-legged Hawk, and Snow Buntings, including two very cooperative birds on the ice at Plum Island. Nice looks 4 squabbling Bald Eagles from the north end of the island, and Peregrine Falcon from the Salisbury Beach Boat Ramp. Complete species list below.


Plum Island (please use more refined location), Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 10, 2019 9:17 AM - 1:56 PM
Protocol: Traveling
16.99 mile(s)
36 species

Ross's Goose 1 Photographed by others. Feeding with flock of ~160 Canada Geese. Small white good with black wingtips. From snow goose by small, very triangular bill and round “cute” headed appearance.
Canada Goose 222
Mallard 2
American Black Duck 64
Northern Pintail 1
Common Eider 75
White-winged Scoter 18
Black Scoter 60
Long-tailed Duck 12
Bufflehead 30
Common Goldeneye 25
Red-breasted Merganser 3
Horned Grebe 17
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 16
Sanderling 75
Dunlin 25
Ring-billed Gull 3
Herring Gull 150
Great Black-backed Gull 2
Red-throated Loon 1
Common Loon 5
Northern Harrier 4
Bald Eagle 4 3 imm 1 ad
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Rough-legged Hawk 1
Snowy Owl 1
American Crow 5
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 2
American Robin 3
American Goldfinch 1
Snow Bunting 2
American Tree Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 1
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52571467 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52571467>


Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 10, 2019 2:10 PM - 2:50 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
20 species

Canada Goose 15
Gadwall 1
American Black Duck 10
Greater Scaup 1
Common Eider 50
White-winged Scoter 4
Black Scoter 6
Long-tailed Duck 3
Bufflehead 10
Common Goldeneye 8
Red-breasted Merganser 1
Red-necked Grebe 3
Ring-billed Gull 4
Herring Gull 40
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Common Loon 2
Peregrine Falcon 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
American Robin 1
Snow Bunting 24

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52571951 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52571951>

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Rt 1 Circle, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 10, 2019 2:00 PM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

European Starling 150

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52575466 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52575466>

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home <https://ebird.org/home>)



Newburyport Courthouse, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 10, 2019 9:00 AM
Protocol: Incidental
1 species

Turkey Vulture 40 This number was counted as the were going by - looks like there is a roost nearby

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52570824 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S52570824>

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home <https://ebird.org/home>)
 
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