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
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