Date: 1/4/21 6:19 pm
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gill/Turner's Falls - Harlequin Duck and Barrow's Goldeneye 01/04
Greetings birders,

The first-winter male Harlequin Duck first reported by Anne Jemas at the
Millers/Connecticut River confluence on Jan 1st has moved downstream to
Barton Cove, Gill. Today it was seen by many birders from Riverview Drive,
Gill and to a lesser extent from Unity Park, Turner's Falls. It was still
present on the cove at dusk. A first-winter Iceland Gull was also at Barton
Cove mixed in with a relatively small gull flock.

The last three evenings have also seen a first-winter male Barrow's
Goldeneye at the Turner's Falls power canal. This is the same bird that I
initially saw during the rainstorm on Christmas Day. It usually arrives at
the roost late, among the very last groups of Common Goldeneyes to drop
in.

A few pics from the day including both of the subject species can be seen
here;


http://pioneerbirding.blogspot.com/2021/01/ma-harle-on-move-plus-barrows-goldeneye.html



Good birding,



James

 
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