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