Date: 9/4/19 12:12 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 8/31 Broad-winged Hawk and Philadelphia Vireo in Scituate, Etc.
Thanks to Paul Peterson for this post.

Barbara Volkle, Northborough, MA      <barb620...>


From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Sent: Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 8:32:46 PM EDT
Subject: 8/31 Broad-winged Hawk and Philadelphia Vireo in Scituate, Etc.

I birded in beautiful Scituate from 12:00-6:15. I was quite surprised to
see and hear  CALLING! a PHILADELPHIA VIREO and an immature Broad-winged
Hawk in the woods at A.J. McEachern Memorial Trails diagonally opposite
Widows Walk Golf Club along The Driftway. The hawk was perched on a tree
branch on one of the trails. The Philadelphia Vireo was up in an oak
near marker #4. Unfortunately, "The Spit" was crowded with people due to
it being a beautiful Saturday on Labor Day Weekend. Also, the tide was
too low for optimal observing.

Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 11
Snowy Egret 6                     together at dead low tide at The
Landing (along The Driftway near Widow's Walk Golf Club)
Northern Harrier 1                seen from The Landing; first of season
Osprey 2                             "The Spit"
BALD EAGLE 1                   "The Spit"
Cooper's Hawk 1                   at "The Spit" entrance; caught a bird
by hopping on the ground
Red-tailed Hawk 1
buteo sp. 2                           way out on an "island"; seen from
observation platform at A.J. McEachern
Piping Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover 100+
Black-bellied Plover 20
Semipalmated Sandpiper x
Least Sandpiper 6
Greater Yellowlegs 6            including five with the Snowy Egrets
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
COMMON RAVEN 1             or two; heard in same area as last time, i.e.
near Dunkin Donuts
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1       A.J. McEachern
Black and White Warbler 1    A.J. McEachern
Baltimore Oriole 1                new dog park; beautiful


Eastern Tailed-Blue 1
Black Swallowtail 1
Common Wood-Nymph 1
Orange Sulphur 1
Clouded Sulphur 1
Cabbage White x
butterfly sp. 1

Paul Peterson

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