Date: 1/6/21 6:17 pm
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Millers River - Harlequin Duck 01/06
Greetings birders,

After spending most of January 4th downriver at Barton Cove, Gill, the
first-winter male Harlequin Duck has returned to the Millers River just
below Millers Falls. The bird has been favoring the rapids about 1/4 mile
upriver from Cabot Camp which is at the end of East Mineral Road. The same
spot can also be accessed from Dorsey Road just off Rt 2. Other species
there today included a continuing Eastern Phoebe plus 6 Red Crossbills and
a Pine Grosbeak in the pines/spruces at Cabot Camp. Yesterday (01/05),
single Pine Grosbeaks were also at Meadow Road, Montague and Unity Park,
Turner's Falls.

A few recent pics of the Harlequin can be seen here;

Good birding,


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