Date: 1/8/21 7:00 pm
From: James P Smith <keenbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Franklin County - Harlequin Duck, Rough-legged Hawk 01/08
Greetings birders,

The Harlequin Duck, initially found by Anne Jemas on Jan 1st, continues on
the Millers River just a little upstream from Cabot Camp. Yesterday evening
it was also observed swimming down the Connecticut River below the French
King Bridge.

A Rough-legged Hawk (light morph) was seen on the 7th and 8th along the
Mohawk Trail in Charlemont from the Deerfield River overlook/rest stop near
Hall Tavern Farm, and first reported by Brendan Murtha on the 7th.

In the Turner's Falls area the first-winter male Barrow's Goldeneye
continues to come into roost at the power canal but usually arrives very
late. A female Northern Pintail was present at the power canal this
evening, and there was a continuing Lesser Black-backed Gull at Barton
Cove, Gill.

Pics of the Rough-legged Hawk and some of the other species mentioned can
be seen here;

Good birding,


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