Date: 10/19/19 9:19 am
From: Paul Champlin <skua99...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gooseberry, Westport
In a little over an hour, I had a nice set of migrant waves passing to the mainland, the most interesting birds being an American Crow and a Raven (crow is rather rare on the island, and I'd never seen a Raven actually on the island, before. Seen at eye level, it was carrying what looked like a large orange sea sponge).

Other interesting birds:
Lark Sparrow
2 B-t Blue
B-t Green
Both Palms
100+ Yellow-rumps
Common Yellowthroat

2 Swainson's Thrush
3 Hermit Thrush
3 Blue-headed Vireos
9 Phoebes
Both kinglets
3 Juncos
12 Chipping Sparrows
3 Field Sparrows
Savannah Sparrows
Song Sparrows (migrants)
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
Northern Cardinal (migrants)
4 Towhees
7 Flickr's
3 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
3 Bonaparte's Gulls
Forster's Tern
3 Brant
1 Canada Goose headed due south over the water.

Lots of birds migrated past, unidentified, and many other birds on the move, too (scoters, cormorants, laughing gulls, etc.).

Paul Champlin

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