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 BROAD-WINGED 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 PHILADELPHIA VIREO 1 SEE ABOVE(A.J. McEachern) 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