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.

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
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

Paul Peterson

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