Date: 9/10/19 5:30 pm From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Baird's Sandpiper and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Winthrop
Thanks to Paul Peterson for the following report.
Barbara Volkle, Northborough, MA <barb620...>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 00:16:20 +0000 (UTC) From: Paul Peterson<petersonpaul63...> Subject: Baird's Sandpiper and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron in Winthrop
I was surprised to find a YELOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON immature at Fisherman's Bend Park. From the entrance, take the right-hand path. Then take the left. When you get to the four-way intersection, take the right. (open, grassy area with several small salt pans) The bird was perched in a small tree just beyond the new construction that's occurirng off to the right. A Great Egret was also perched in another tree nearby. THE BAIRD'S SANDPIPER juvenile was on Winthrop Beach when I arrived there at dead-low tide at 3:45 p.m. The only other shorebirds there were six Sanderlings. The BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was foraging along the shore at first. It then flew much further back from the shore and dropped down in the upper area. Later, (about one-half hour later, I relocated the bird in the dense seaweed wrack line opposite Irwin St. The sightings were all contained within Cutler St. to Irwin St., which is a four block area in front of the middle sister or so. I couldn't find Laura Markley's BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER from yesterday evening.
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON 1 SEE ABOVE Great Egret 2 Lewis Lake 1, Fisherman's Bend 1 Snowy Egret 2 Lewis Lake Cooper's Hawk 1 Fisherman's Bend Park Red-tailed Hawk 1 Lewis Lake Semipalmated Plover 1 Killdeer 6 Pico Beach 4, Winthrop Beach 2 Black-bellied Plover 1 Snake Island BAIRD'S SANDPIPER 1 killer looks, including mostly dark tail as it flew; call similar to Pectoral Greater Yellowlegs 10 including eight at Crystal Cove Jetty Lesser Yellowlegs 1 Crystal Cove Jetty Short-billed Dowitcher 1 Crystal Cove Jetty Spotted Sandpiper 1 Lewis Lake American Oystercatcher x Snake Island 4, Crystal Cove Jetty 3, Winthrop Beach 1 Sanderling 6 Winthrop Beach Belted Kingfisher 2 Lewis Lake
Common Buckeye 2 Monarch 1 Red Admiral 1 Orange Sulphur 2 Cabbage White 4