Date: 11/27/19 1:46 pm
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island - 11-27-2019
David Moon and I led today's edition of Wednesday Morning Birding out of
Joppa Flats Education Center on to Plum Island. Skies were clear to
mostly cloudy; temps upper 40s to 50; and winds NE-E/0-5 mph.  We
covered the north end, the pannes, Sandy Point, and Hellcat.

Our list:

Canada Goose - common.
Mute Swan (2) - ads, Main Panne.
Gadwall (5) - Main Panne.
American Wigeon (4) - 1, Main Panne; 4, small pannes.
Mallard (~ 20) - mostly vicinity of Hellcat; a few, Main Panne.
American Black Duck - common.
Northern Pintail (~ 35) - ~ 25, Main Panne; balance small pannes & Bill
Forward Pool (BFP).
Common Eider - common; mostly north end, then various.
White-winged Scoter (~ 13) - ~ 12, north end; 1, Sandy Point.
Bufflehead - common; various.
Common Goldeneye (~ 30) - north end.
Hooded Merganser (1) - Hellcat flyover.
Red-breasted Merganser (2) - north end.
Red-necked Grebe (2) - north end.
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
American Coot (1) - Stage Island Pool (thanks, Doug!).
Ring-billed Gull (5) - Sandy Point.
Herring Gull - common.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (1) - Sandy Point.
Great Black-backed Gull (~ 22) - 7, north end; ~ 15, Sandy Point.
Red-throated Loon (1) - north end.
Common Loon (2) - north end.
Double-crested Cormorant (2) - north end.
Great Blue Heron (3) - 1, marsh s. of Cross Farm Hill; 1, BFP; 1, Hay
Marsh..
[Great Blue Heron (1) - marsh across PI Tpk from Plum Bush.]
Great Egret (1) - marsh n. PI Tpk, e. PI Bridge.
Northern Harrier (3) - females; various.
[Red-tailed Hawk (1) - atop chimney of "Pink House."]
Red-tailed Hawk (2)
Downy Woodpecker (1) - Hellcat.
Peregrine Falcon (1) - flying with just-caught duck (some thought it was
a black duck) over South Marsh.
Black-capped Chickadee (3) - Hellcat.
American Robin (2) - Hellcat.
Northern Mockingbird (2) - parking lot #1.
European Starling
House Sparrow
American Pipit (5) - at first, perched on roadside fence, n. South Marsh.
Song Sparrow (2)
Swamp Sparrow (1) - shrub n. South Field.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (5) - various.

We will meet again next week back at Joppa Flats at 0930 for Wednesday
Morning Birding. For more information about Joppa Flats programs, call
David Moon or Dave Larson at 978-462-9998.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944
<cygnus-dkw...>


 
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