Date: 9/7/19 1:07 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] First Encounter Beach Seawatch 9/7
Thanks to Joe Bourget for the following report.

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


From: Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2019 14:55:35 -0400
Subject: First Encounter Beach Seawatch 9/7

Hello Massbirders,

This morning, Nick Tepper, Keelin Miller, Sue Finnegan, and myself (and an
ever changing number of birders) camped at the First Encounter Beach
parking lot and watched for storm-blown birds. We had quite a few
Phalarope, terns, gulls, and shorebirds, but nothing too crazy.

The highlights were:
1 Long-tailed Jaeger (immature)
2 Pomarine Jaegers
7 Parasitic Jaegers
2 Pectoral Sandpipers
1 Whimbrel
1 Dunlin
25 Red-necked Phalarope (with 3 actually landing on the beach in front of
us, and 12 about 50ft away from the parking lot)
35 Forster's Terns
1 Black Tern
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Great Shearwater


Eagerly awaiting the Race Point sightings,

Joseph Bourget
Clinton, MA

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