MASSBIRD
Received From Subject
5/22/19 8:12 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (18 May 2019) 95 Raptors
5/22/19 8:11 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (21 May 2019) 121 Raptors
5/22/19 8:04 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Three_Mississippi_Kites_at_Gay's_Head_?
5/22/19 6:19 pm Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/22
5/22/19 5:02 pm Josh <opihi...> [MASSBIRD] Nighthawks flying!
5/22/19 2:29 pm David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island (Parker River NWR) - 05-22-2019
5/22/19 1:51 pm alice morgan <morgan.alice...> [MASSBIRD] repost: Little Blue Heron at Ward's Pond, Brookline MA
5/22/19 1:16 pm Nash, Matthew (DCR) <matthew.nash...> [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh and other DC state parks FREE Nature Programs
5/22/19 1:14 pm Kat Birder <katbirder...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Walk report, Minute Man NHP, May 22, 2019
5/22/19 12:06 pm alice morgan <morgan.alice...> [MASSBIRD] Wards pond
5/22/19 11:40 am alice morgan <morgan.alice...> [MASSBIRD] Little blue heron at ward pond
5/22/19 10:48 am Jon Woolf <jswoolf01...> [MASSBIRD] NHA Spring Pelagic Trip - last call
5/22/19 9:25 am Robert Ross <plumisl...> [MASSBIRD] Parker River Indigo Bunting
5/22/19 7:04 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Quabbin: Summer Tanagerr 5/21
5/22/19 5:32 am Mary Keleher <maryeak...> [MASSBIRD] Mississippi Kite Mashpee
5/22/19 5:16 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Thank you Boston Birders
5/21/19 7:39 pm <mjo...> [MASSBIRD] thrush walk at Harold Parker State Park
5/21/19 4:10 pm Bates, David Westfall,M.D. <dbates...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret in Dunstable
5/21/19 4:10 pm Sandy <sandyselesky...> [MASSBIRD] Big wave Monday at Parker Riverff
5/21/19 4:10 pm Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...> [MASSBIRD] EBird Hotspots
5/21/19 12:53 pm John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] West Gloucester Whip-poor-will, Barred Owl, Others
5/21/19 12:12 pm Tim Spahr <tspahr44...> [MASSBIRD] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Thrushes (Westborough WMA)
5/21/19 11:57 am Peter Trull <petrull...> [MASSBIRD] Great-crested Flycatchers
5/21/19 9:45 am Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [MASSBIRD] Jeff Spendelow PhD on Roseate Terns - BirdCallsRadio
5/21/19 8:29 am Maryellen Stone <mstone816...> [MASSBIRD] Mississippi Kite at Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch
5/20/19 9:28 pm Tim Factor <tef617...> [MASSBIRD] Boston Public Garden sightings 5/20
5/20/19 9:03 pm Tim Factor <tef617...> [MASSBIRD] Massbird spam filter abuse
5/20/19 4:25 pm <lfkramer...> [MASSBIRD] Studying migrating Mourning Warblers
5/20/19 2:28 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck WS
5/20/19 12:23 pm John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Eastern Point Gloucester Sunday BBC Walk
5/20/19 11:52 am CRAIG GIBSON <cbgibson...> [MASSBIRD] Speaker: Prof. John Marzluff!
5/20/19 11:29 am Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] Hall's Pond Summer Tanager Continues, 5/20
5/20/19 10:55 am Sam Miller <zamziller...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret still present, Rt 113, Dunstablr
5/20/19 10:07 am Glenn Long <hdtwblg...> [MASSBIRD] East Natick
5/20/19 9:17 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Curlew Sandpiper - Monomoy NWR, Morris Island, Chatham
5/20/19 5:50 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] barred owl at home, May 19, 2019
5/20/19 5:48 am Tim Spahr <tspahr44...> [MASSBIRD] 40+ White winged scoter
5/20/19 5:11 am <lfkramer...> [MASSBIRD] Mourning Warbler present and singing, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 7AM, on Indian Ridge hillside across from Halcyon Pond
5/20/19 5:08 am Phil Brown <nebirdsplus...> [MASSBIRD] possible Swainson's Warbler - Arcadia - East Hampton - 05-19-19
5/19/19 6:47 pm Matt S. <accipiter22...> [MASSBIRD] May 19, 2019 Parker River NWR - 80+ species, bay-breasteds, cape-mays, chestnut-sideds. Tons of activity after the rain
5/19/19 1:13 pm Cassandra Oxley <cassandra.oxley...> [MASSBIRD] eBird Report - Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road, May 18, 2019
5/19/19 10:54 am Jason Forbes <jason...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret, intersection of route 113 and Westford street, dunstable
5/19/19 10:34 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Bradley Palmer SP, May 19, 2019
5/19/19 10:34 am Sophia Wong <skpwong6...> [MASSBIRD] Possible Varied Thrush
5/19/19 10:34 am Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] Pileated Woodpecker, Peabody
5/19/19 6:02 am MFB <badgerm...> [MASSBIRD] Trip report Magazine Beach Park -- May 19, 2019
5/19/19 4:57 am <lfkramer...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret, intersection of route 113 and Westford street, dunstable
5/18/19 7:46 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Parker River NWR - 5/18
5/18/19 5:50 pm <warbler...> [MASSBIRD] eBird Report - Hammond Pond, May 18, 2019
5/18/19 5:17 pm Brad Dinerman <bdinerman...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Birding Boston
5/18/19 3:16 pm Miles Brengle <brenglema...> [MASSBIRD] Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich - May 18
5/18/19 2:39 pm Gilbert Conn <gilconn...> [MASSBIRD] Birding Boston
5/18/19 1:34 pm Sean Williams <seanbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Mississippi Kite, Provincetown- 5/18
5/18/19 1:17 pm bank1941 <bank1941...> [MASSBIRD] Glossy Ibis - Kings Beach
5/18/19 12:48 pm newburyportbirders <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Wilson's Phalarope - Rowley
5/18/19 8:53 am Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Wilson Phalarope Pikuls on RT 1 Rowley
5/18/19 8:38 am Joe Battenfeld <jbattenfeld...> [MASSBIRD] Summer Tanager, Hall’s Pond
5/18/19 5:28 am Paul Champlin <skua99...> [MASSBIRD] Gooseberry migrant Red-bellieds, R-b Nuthatches, Nelson's Sparrow, etc.
5/18/19 4:20 am Jonathan Glover <jglover76...> [MASSBIRD] summer tanager
5/17/19 6:37 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] BBC walk Mt. Auburn Cemetery, May 17, 2019
5/17/19 6:19 pm judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Xanthochromic (?) Downy
5/17/19 5:47 pm Carolyn Longworth <bvm1290...> [MASSBIRD] Xanthochromic (?) Downy
5/17/19 3:39 pm Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Maybe Warbler, Peabody, 5/17
5/17/19 2:01 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (16 May 2019) 80 Raptors
5/17/19 12:42 pm <warbler...> [MASSBIRD] Hammond Pond BBC walk--date correction
5/17/19 12:15 pm Jonathan Center <jbcenter...> [MASSBIRD] Otter Slide Trail, Carlisle Conservation Land - Good afternoon for Thrushes
5/17/19 10:40 am Nickilas Paulson <grendelpgill...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Canoe/Kayak Bolton Flats tomorrow. Notes
5/17/19 8:07 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (15 May 2019) 18 Raptors
5/17/19 8:07 am Jim McCoy <jfmccoy...> [MASSBIRD] Hooded Warbler in Melrose
5/17/19 6:58 am Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] Cape May Warbler Tree in Mt Auburn
5/16/19 2:58 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] BBC walk Boston Public Garden, May 16, 2019
5/16/19 2:40 pm Bill Lafley <blafley...> [MASSBIRD] New Salem - 5/16/19
5/16/19 2:05 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Adult Laughing Gull Kings Beach
5/16/19 1:50 pm Sam Miller <zamziller...> [MASSBIRD] Orange-crowned, Tennessee, continuing Brewster's, Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, May 16, 2019
5/16/19 1:48 pm Larry O'Bryan <lobryan...> [MASSBIRD] Mount Auburn Cemetery May 16
5/16/19 1:26 pm Trimble, Jeremiah <jtrimble...> [MASSBIRD] South Cape Beach State Park - Gull-billed Tern
5/16/19 11:35 am Marjorie Watson <marjwtsn...> [MASSBIRD] Wilson’s Phalarope Pikuls Rt1A Newbury
5/16/19 9:53 am Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...> [MASSBIRD] Feeder Birds in Acton
5/16/19 7:44 am Paula McFarland <saltpannes...> [MASSBIRD] Artichoke Reservoir -- May 16, 2019
5/16/19 6:18 am Lakshminarayanan Sundaresan <lsundaresan...> [MASSBIRD] Kentucky at Marblehead Neck - Yes
5/16/19 4:47 am Patrick Fellion <pgfellion...> [MASSBIRD] Worm-eating Warbler in Cunningham Park Milton
5/16/19 4:40 am Lucas Hale <lhale...> [MASSBIRD] Green lawn Kentucky Warbler 5/15 - Yes
5/15/19 7:40 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (15 May 2019) 2 Raptors
5/15/19 7:13 pm Paula McFarland <saltpannes...> [MASSBIRD] Pike's Bridge Road -- May 15, 2019
5/15/19 7:13 pm Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...> [MASSBIRD] Rowley Wilson's Phalarope
5/15/19 6:26 pm <warbler...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Evening Walk--Mt. Auburn, Wilson's Warbler
5/15/19 4:58 pm David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] Rowley, Newbury, & West Newbury - 05-15-2019
5/15/19 4:39 pm GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Warblers on the ground
5/15/19 3:20 pm <lfkramer...> [MASSBIRD] Kentucky continues 5:30PM Greenlawn cemetery, Salem
5/15/19 2:35 pm Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] Another Kentucky Warbler, Marblehead, 5/15
5/15/19 2:15 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] farm fields and New England Biolabs, Ipswich, May 15, 2019: VIRA with 4 chicks
5/15/19 11:58 am Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/15
5/15/19 10:23 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] May 15, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge - Nighthawk roosting on the Ridge!
5/15/19 9:50 am Marjorie Watson <marjwtsn...> [MASSBIRD] Kentucky Warbler Greenlawn Cemetery Salem
5/15/19 8:51 am Childs, Jackson <jchilds...> [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn, 5/15/19
5/15/19 6:50 am Diana F. <diana.fru...> [MASSBIRD] Kentucky yes at Green lawn cemetery
5/14/19 9:05 pm Josh <opihi...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Warblers on the ground
5/14/19 7:30 pm Karen Idoine <kidoine...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Warblers on the ground
5/14/19 7:17 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] eBird Report - Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA, May 8, 2019
5/14/19 7:05 pm Neil Hayward <neil.hayward...> [MASSBIRD] Warblers on the ground
5/14/19 2:43 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> RE: [EXT] [MASSBIRD] Kentucky warbler, Yes! 500PM, Greenlawn Cemetery
5/14/19 2:34 pm MFB <badgerm...> [MASSBIRD] Magazine Beach, Cambridge
5/14/19 2:12 pm anhinga3 <anhinga3...> [MASSBIRD] Kentucky warbler, Yes! 500PM, Greenlawn Cemetery
5/14/19 10:49 am Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Massachusetts Daily Field Card
5/14/19 8:32 am Peter Laptop <orapendula...> [MASSBIRD] White-faced ibis Ipswich
5/14/19 8:07 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (11 May 2019) 53 Raptors
5/14/19 6:29 am Greg Dysart <gsdysart...> [MASSBIRD] Wablafest at Mt Auburn
5/14/19 4:35 am Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...> [MASSBIRD] Boston warblers, finally here!
5/13/19 8:28 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] Remarkable Bird Viewing in Mt Auburn Today, 5/13
5/13/19 6:43 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Kentucky Warbler - Greenlawn Cemetery Salem
5/13/19 6:06 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] RE: BBC Mt Auburn Walk Tuesday, 14 May
5/13/19 6:00 pm GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Field Sparrow
5/13/19 5:34 pm GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] BBC/SSBC trip to Moose Hill cancelled
5/13/19 4:11 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (13 May 2019) 4 Raptors
5/13/19 2:03 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Upcoming program featuring live owls - Mark and Marcia Wilson - 5/18
5/13/19 1:58 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Drumlin Farm - nice finds - 5/13
5/13/19 1:50 pm Miles Brengle <brenglema...> [MASSBIRD] Re: Hooded Warbler - Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich - 5/13
5/13/19 1:40 pm Josh <opihi...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Decline in bird habitat in Massachusetts this year
5/13/19 1:27 pm Miles Brengle <brenglema...> [MASSBIRD] Hooded Warbler - Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich - 5/13
5/13/19 1:01 pm Ida Giriunas <ida8...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Mah Warbler at Feeding Station
5/13/19 10:17 am Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] White-faced ibis
5/13/19 5:29 am Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> [MASSBIRD] Little Blue Heron, Belle Isle Marsh
5/13/19 3:30 am Liam Waters <liamwaters42...> [MASSBIRD] Outer cape highlights
5/12/19 6:50 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Amesbury's Woodsom Farm - 5/12/19
5/12/19 4:53 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Clark Pond and Crane Beach, Ipswich, May 12, 2019
5/12/19 3:37 pm Regina Harrison <onebirdlife...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Decline in bird habitat in Massachusetts this year
5/12/19 2:20 pm Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] Cape May and more- Eastern Point Gloucester May 12, 2019
5/12/19 1:09 pm Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Field Sparrow
5/12/19 1:02 pm Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] Captain Yellowthroat, Lynn
5/12/19 12:28 pm Jason Forbes <jason...> [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn 5/12
5/12/19 12:23 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Mt Auburn Walk Tuesday, 14 May
5/12/19 8:44 am Warren Tatro <wtatro...> [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, May 12, 2019
5/12/19 8:38 am Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> [MASSBIRD] Seaside Sparrow, Belle Isle Marsh, Boston
5/12/19 7:57 am Kevin Ryan <kr1946...> [MASSBIRD] Beautiful feeder bird
5/12/19 5:45 am <blafley...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Decline in bird habitat in Massachusetts this year
5/12/19 5:31 am Nickilas Paulson <grendelpgill...> [MASSBIRD] Birdathon results. Kentucky Warbler, Cory's Shearwater
5/12/19 3:04 am Chris Leuchtenburg <cleuchtenburg...> [MASSBIRD] Decline in bird habitat in Massachusetts this year
5/11/19 7:17 pm Jeremy Coleman <jcolemanarch...> [MASSBIRD] Summer Tanager
5/11/19 5:59 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (11 May 2019) 12 Raptors
5/11/19 5:57 pm Hank Levesque <hlevesque...> [MASSBIRD] How many Hummers can fit into a Volkswagen Beetle? - Middleboro
5/11/19 5:46 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann Birdathon (King Eider, Harlequin Duck, 18 species of warblers, etc.)
5/11/19 5:11 pm dpeloquin06 <dpeloquin06...> [MASSBIRD] Blue Grosbeak
5/11/19 4:37 pm David Scott <dscott0313...> [MASSBIRD] Mt Auburn 5/11 - birds!
5/11/19 4:33 pm Robert Ross <plumisl...> [MASSBIRD] Worm-eating Warbler at Hellcat, Plum Island
5/11/19 2:41 pm Frederick Collins <tcbirder...> [MASSBIRD] End of day Birding
5/11/19 11:45 am Joe Battenfeld <jbattenfeld...> [MASSBIRD] Arnold Arboretum Warblers
5/11/19 11:33 am Lindsey Nichols <pepper.please...> [MASSBIRD] Great day at My. Auburn Cemetery - Cape May, Worm-eating, Blackburnians
5/11/19 10:05 am Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Battis Farm & Lake Gardner, Amesbury - 5/11
5/11/19 9:55 am Childs, Jackson <jchilds...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Probable Cerulean Warbler at Mt. Auburn
5/11/19 8:35 am Ninad Thakoor <ninadst...> [MASSBIRD] Probable Cerulean Warbler at Mt. Auburn
5/11/19 4:45 am Jon Woolf <jswoolf01...> [MASSBIRD] NH Audubon spring Pelagic Birding Trip
5/10/19 9:17 pm Josh <opihi...> [MASSBIRD] Red Phalarope in South Deerfield!
5/10/19 2:21 pm Larry O'Bryan <lobryan...> [MASSBIRD] Mount Auburn Cemetery May 10
5/10/19 10:39 am Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> [MASSBIRD] Re: Golden-winged Warbler at Mt Auburn???
5/10/19 8:11 am Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler at Mt Auburn???
5/10/19 7:50 am Mark Fairbrother <bogelfin...> [MASSBIRD] CASPIAN Tern Barton Cove
5/10/19 7:47 am Louise Barteau <lbarteau...> Re: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
5/10/19 6:01 am John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Gloucester Black Vulture
5/10/19 1:39 am Robert Mussey <mussey.robert...> [MASSBIRD] early whip-poor-will
5/9/19 9:15 pm Josh <opihi...> [MASSBIRD] Valley uncommon migrants
5/9/19 8:22 pm Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] Singing Orange-crowned Warbler in Mt Auburn
5/9/19 7:01 pm David Sibley <sibleyguides...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Very surprising aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler
5/9/19 6:33 pm ppreeser <ppreeser...> [MASSBIRD] Pine Siskins
5/9/19 4:54 pm <jcolemanarch...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Very surprising aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler
5/9/19 4:36 pm Wayne Petersen <wpetersen...> [MASSBIRD] Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon
5/9/19 4:36 pm Michael Baird <rkramden1994...> [MASSBIRD] Lowell Cemetery/Concord River Greenway 5/9/19
5/9/19 4:36 pm Steven Simpson <stevensimpson...> [MASSBIRD] Newton Cape May
5/9/19 4:36 pm Theodore Gilliland <tedgilliland...> [MASSBIRD] Very surprising aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler
5/9/19 4:36 pm David Scott <dscott0313...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Mt Auburn trip 5/9
5/9/19 2:43 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] Newburyport & West Newbury & FYI: Newbury Bridge Construction
5/9/19 2:37 pm David Moon <dmoon...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island 5-8-2019, and Chimney Swift roost
5/9/19 11:03 am Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] Common Yellowthroat, Peabody, 5/9
5/9/19 10:24 am Ian Nisbet <icnisbet...> Re: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
5/9/19 10:16 am Joan Stoner <jsstoner...> [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows Concord weekly survey
5/9/19 9:04 am Robert Ross <plumisl...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: Worm-eating Warbler and Tree Sparrow
5/9/19 8:09 am Robert Ross <plumisl...> [MASSBIRD] Worm-eating Warbler and Tree Sparrow
5/8/19 9:00 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Bonanza at Willowdale SF, Ipswich, May 8, 2019
5/8/19 8:00 pm Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> [MASSBIRD] A goose with an injured wing in Rehoboth
5/8/19 6:31 pm Charlie <chaspatt...> Re: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
5/8/19 5:47 pm Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/8
5/8/19 4:05 pm <jcolemanarch...> Re: [MASSBIRD] FW: [CT Birds] Westfield, MA Audubon's Oriole
5/8/19 3:12 pm Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] American Redstart, Nahant, 5/8
5/8/19 2:26 pm Spector, David (Biology) <spectord...> [MASSBIRD] FW: [CT Birds] Westfield, MA Audubon's Oriole
5/8/19 2:08 pm alice morgan <morgan.alice...> [MASSBIRD] Leverett Pond, Brookline/Boston
5/8/19 2:01 pm Peter Trull <petrull...> [MASSBIRD] Beech Forest - Provincetown, second Hooded of the spring.
5/8/19 8:57 am Alvin T Laasanen <laasanen...> Re: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
5/8/19 8:09 am MFB <badgerm...> [MASSBIRD] Magazine Beach Cambridge
5/8/19 7:45 am Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...> [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
5/8/19 6:43 am Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Mt. Auburn trip Weds May 8
5/7/19 7:14 pm Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] Savannah Sparrow, Marblehead, 5/7
5/7/19 6:25 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> Re: [MASSBIRD] BBC trip Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, May 7,
5/7/19 5:53 pm Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...> [MASSBIRD] Jason Ward - BirdCallsRadio
5/7/19 5:02 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] BBC trip Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, May 7,
5/7/19 4:15 pm John Liller <john.liller...> [MASSBIRD] New Yard Bird - Grafton
5/7/19 3:56 pm bank1941 <bank1941...> [MASSBIRD] Ravens in Salem
5/7/19 3:09 pm Young, John (DPU) <john.young...> [MASSBIRD] North Truro birds 5/4
5/7/19 3:02 pm caroline <carolinawrencarolinawren...> [MASSBIRD] What a week!
5/7/19 2:50 pm <blafley...> [MASSBIRD] Lawrence’s Warbler- Erving
5/7/19 11:15 am Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> [MASSBIRD] Raptors on the move around Boston
5/7/19 10:51 am MFB <badgerm...> [MASSBIRD] Dinged on Yellow throated vireo at Mount Auburn
5/7/19 10:36 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Brewster's Warbler Pepperell, MA
5/7/19 9:10 am Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] BBC Report for Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 5/7; Worm-eating Warbler
5/7/19 8:56 am Trimble, Jeremiah <jtrimble...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Worm-eating, 15spp warbler
5/7/19 8:55 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Sandhill Crane in Barre, MA
5/7/19 8:31 am William Freedberg <4mrfish...> [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Worm-eating, 15spp warbler
5/7/19 8:29 am Robert Ross <plumisl...> [MASSBIRD] Encouraging Signs
5/7/19 8:22 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [MASSBIRD] Mt Auburn Highlight Today - Worm Eating Warbler in Dry dell
5/7/19 7:09 am Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...> [MASSBIRD] birding Cape May, images
5/7/19 7:06 am Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [MASSBIRD] West Newbury & Newburyport Morning Birding - 5/7/19
5/7/19 6:54 am Liz Pease <lizpease...> [MASSBIRD] catbird, hummer & others
5/6/19 9:17 pm William Freedberg <4mrfish...> [MASSBIRD] Finally, good winds & promising radar...
5/6/19 8:34 pm Joe Battenfeld <jbattenfeld...> [MASSBIRD] Indigo Bunting, Millennium Park West Roxbury
5/6/19 2:58 pm Kevin Ryan <kr1946...> [MASSBIRD] Chimney swifts
5/6/19 1:30 pm Steven Simpson <steven.simpson...> [MASSBIRD] Early Empidonax Flycatcher, Webster Woods, Chestnut Hill
5/6/19 1:02 pm <richardmfichera...> RE: [MASSBIRD] First hummer! - 05-06-2019
5/6/19 10:47 am David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...> [MASSBIRD] First hummer! - 05-06-2019
5/6/19 8:45 am Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] Grosbeak, Newton
5/6/19 8:36 am Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [MASSBIRD] Mt Auburn Yellow Throated Vireo and Continuing Orange Crowned Warbler
5/6/19 5:41 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] TOWNSEND'S WARBLER - Beech Forest in Provincetown
5/6/19 5:15 am Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...> [MASSBIRD] American Tree Sparrow return migration getting later?
5/5/19 10:04 pm Josh <opihi...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Rod and Gun Club
5/5/19 8:05 pm DOUGLAS E CHICKERING <dovekie...> [MASSBIRD] Great Moment in Birding
5/5/19 7:08 pm Cliff Cook <ccook13...> [MASSBIRD] Continuing Blu Grosbeak -- Delaney WMA
5/5/19 6:14 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, May 4, 2019
5/5/19 4:25 pm Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] Upland Sandpiper + Northern Bobwhite
5/5/19 2:25 pm Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...> [MASSBIRD] Oxbow Wildlife Reservation, Harvard MA
5/5/19 11:15 am bank1941 <bank1941...> [MASSBIRD] New yard bird
5/5/19 9:13 am Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Wompatuck SP -- May 5, 2019
5/5/19 9:10 am Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> [MASSBIRD] BBC seeking Blue Book Editor
5/5/19 8:50 am <blafley...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Rod and Gun Club
5/5/19 7:42 am Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...> Re: [MASSBIRD] OT: Bird Migration/Breeding Guide for Mass.
5/5/19 7:18 am judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...> [MASSBIRD] Turner's Rod and Gun Club
5/5/19 6:09 am Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> [MASSBIRD] BBC: Mt Auburn Sunday May 5
5/5/19 5:34 am Glenn Long <hdtwblg...> [MASSBIRD] East Natick
5/4/19 8:06 pm Neil Calabro <neil.calabro1...> [MASSBIRD] OT: Bird Migration/Breeding Guide for Mass.
5/4/19 6:11 pm Charlie <chaspatt...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Off-topic but...
5/4/19 6:05 pm George Gove <gwgove...> [MASSBIRD] Common Loons
5/4/19 5:35 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (04 May 2019) 8 Raptors
5/4/19 4:16 pm Janet Sherwood <sherwood63...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Off-topic but...
5/4/19 4:09 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Mansfield - American Kestrel, rb nut
5/4/19 4:09 pm <blafley...> [MASSBIRD] Pine Siskins - New Salem
5/4/19 3:46 pm HENRIETTA YELLE <hy.ce...> [MASSBIRD] Mini fallout in our Lexington Yard
5/4/19 3:46 pm Matt S. <accipiter22...> [MASSBIRD] May 4, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge - Female Scarlet Tanager, Blue-Winged Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Tons of Nashvilles
5/4/19 3:44 pm Walt Webb <wwebb24...> [MASSBIRD] Fw: eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, May 4, 2019
5/4/19 3:35 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary -- May 4, 2019
5/4/19 3:09 pm Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...> [MASSBIRD] Re: Off-topic but...
5/4/19 3:08 pm Mimi Bix-Hylan <mimibixh...> [MASSBIRD] Just welcomed back two RTH
5/4/19 2:05 pm Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...> [MASSBIRD] Off-topic but...
5/4/19 12:33 pm Josh <opihi...> [MASSBIRD] Giant fallout of Common Loons on Wachusett Res.
5/4/19 11:49 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Donovan Reservation, Hamilton, May 4, 2019
5/4/19 11:49 am Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] Little egret, Rt 1A Rowley
5/4/19 11:30 am Jim Malone <jamesjr_54...> [MASSBIRD] eBird -- Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon) -- May 4, 2019
5/4/19 11:14 am Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] To: Massbird
5/4/19 11:07 am Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] facepalm
5/4/19 10:09 am Paul Rennert <rennertp...> [MASSBIRD] American Kestrel Pair, Medfield
5/4/19 9:29 am Nickilas Paulson <grendelpgill...> [MASSBIRD] Leconte’s?
5/4/19 9:05 am Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Cold Spring Park, Newton, May 4, 2019
5/4/19 7:59 am Naeem Yusuff <naeem.yusuff...> [MASSBIRD] Me Auburn 5/4
5/3/19 7:15 pm Sandy <sandyselesky...> [MASSBIRD] RT Hummingbird and turkeys in Westford
5/3/19 6:56 pm Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> [MASSBIRD] Swallows at Chestnut Hill Reservoir
5/3/19 4:13 pm <treeswallow5...> Re: [MASSBIRD] The "Girls" are Back In Town - Hummer dramas in Middleboro
5/3/19 3:24 pm Hank Levesque <hlevesque...> [MASSBIRD] The "Girls" are Back In Town - Hummer dramas in Middleboro
5/3/19 2:49 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck 5/3
5/3/19 2:12 pm Josh <opihi...> [MASSBIRD] Great migration day in western MA
5/3/19 1:23 pm Lindsey Nichols <pepper.please...> [MASSBIRD] Highlights from Boston Public Garden this afternoon
5/3/19 1:14 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Willowdale SF (east), Ipswich, May 3, 2019
5/3/19 1:09 pm <john.mcelligott3...> [MASSBIRD] FOY Oriole
5/3/19 12:07 pm judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...> [MASSBIRD] Second hummer
5/3/19 11:32 am Derek Brown <derekbrownbuild...> [MASSBIRD] hummers
5/3/19 11:24 am David Pettee <brookfarm...> [MASSBIRD] Fresh Pond
5/3/19 11:21 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (01 May 2019) 2 Raptors
5/3/19 11:13 am Robert Baron <rjbaron1021...> [MASSBIRD] [Massbird] Hooded Warbler at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary!
5/3/19 9:04 am Andrea Bean <abean60...> [MASSBIRD] FOY birds
5/3/19 8:49 am Frederick Collins <tcbirder...> [MASSBIRD] FOY hummingbird
5/3/19 7:57 am Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [MASSBIRD] Lesser Black-backed Gull, East Haverhill
5/3/19 2:20 am <jcolemanarch...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Long-tailed Ducks in Breeding plumage Gloucester Harbor
5/2/19 2:57 pm linda pivacek <lpivacek...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Long-tailed Ducks in Breeding plumage Gloucester Harbor
5/2/19 2:11 pm Mary Small <mary.halm.small...> [MASSBIRD] FOY Goslings, Riverway, Emerald Necklace, Boston
5/2/19 2:11 pm Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] Long-tailed Ducks in Breeding plumage Gloucester Harbor
5/2/19 1:59 pm Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] just like Baseball Cards, 'cept different
5/2/19 1:42 pm Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] Oystercatchers and Ibis Manchester MA 5/2
5/2/19 1:21 pm David Gibson <20cabot...> [MASSBIRD] The iconic Osprey—the second installment
5/2/19 12:33 pm John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Association of Massachusetts Birding Clubs
5/2/19 11:22 am Daniel McDermott <dmcdermott1996...> [MASSBIRD] Vesper Sparrow, Chelmsford 5/2/19
5/2/19 9:38 am Kat Birder <katbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, May 2, 2019
5/2/19 8:25 am Young, John (DPU) <john.young...> [MASSBIRD] big media birds
5/2/19 8:16 am Frederick Collins <tcbirder...> [MASSBIRD] FOY species
5/2/19 6:46 am Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird -- Mt. Auburn Cemetery -- May 2, 2019
5/1/19 3:53 pm Regina Harrison <onebirdlife...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
5/1/19 3:27 pm Jonathan Center <jbcenter...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
5/1/19 3:25 pm Janet Sherwood <sherwood63...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
5/1/19 1:22 pm Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
5/1/19 12:16 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Boston Public Garden walk cancelled tomorrow May 2
5/1/19 9:40 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [MASSBIRD] Request for assistance – song recordings of migrating Mourning Warblers
5/1/19 9:04 am Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...> [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/1
5/1/19 9:01 am Regina Harrison <onebirdlife...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
5/1/19 2:42 am Peter Trull <petrull...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
4/30/19 7:39 pm Charles Patterson <chaspatt...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
4/30/19 4:56 pm Bonnie & Bob Buxton <bbxt...> [MASSBIRD] Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Merrimac
4/30/19 4:38 pm Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
4/30/19 2:39 pm alice morgan <morgan.alice...> [MASSBIRD] RT Hummer
4/30/19 1:00 pm Craig Jackson <jalecr49...> [MASSBIRD] Spring Warbler Survey
4/30/19 12:04 pm Gary Freedman <gmf7162...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Bobwhite in Fitchburg
4/30/19 11:59 am Eddie <emgiles62...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
4/30/19 10:44 am Diana F. <diana.fru...> [MASSBIRD] Bobwhite in Fitchburg
4/30/19 10:35 am Mike Habich <mike...> [MASSBIRD] Glossy Ibis, Beverly Farms
4/30/19 9:42 am Floyd, Chris <chrisf...> [MASSBIRD] Norfolk "Airport"; Cattle Egret Continuing 4/29
4/30/19 5:56 am D'Ann Brownrigg <brownriggs...> RE: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
4/30/19 5:02 am alice morgan <morgan.alice...> [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
4/29/19 7:45 pm Charles Patterson <chaspatt...> [MASSBIRD] Towhees and such
4/29/19 7:41 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Longmeadow arrivals - 4/29
4/29/19 6:00 pm <environment...> <environment...> [MASSBIRD] Eagle vs Great Black-backed Gull
4/29/19 5:52 pm Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] ManchesterEssexConservation Trust and Coolidge Reservation, Apr 28, 2019
4/29/19 5:37 pm GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] SSBC/BBC trip to Moose Hill 4/30 cancelled
4/29/19 5:05 pm Frederick Collins <tcbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Berkshire report
4/29/19 4:20 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (29 Apr 2019) 55 Raptors
4/29/19 12:39 pm alice morgan <morgan.alice...> [MASSBIRD] 4 goslings
4/29/19 12:24 pm Nancy Landry <nlandry5...> [MASSBIRD] Whip-poor-will program
4/29/19 10:57 am Jonathan Center <jbcenter...> [MASSBIRD] BBC trip eBird Report - Oxbow NWR (Worcester County), Apr 28, 2019
4/29/19 9:32 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Blue Grosbeak - Delaney WMA, Stow
4/29/19 7:27 am Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] Great Crested Flycatcher, Grosbeak, Ipswich 4/29
4/29/19 5:42 am Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Boston Globe - where to go birding article
4/29/19 5:11 am g watkevich <gwatkevich...> [MASSBIRD] Golden Plover
4/29/19 2:51 am Peter Trull <petrull...> [MASSBIRD] Cool hummer
4/28/19 8:20 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (28 Apr 2019) 34 Raptors
4/28/19 6:43 pm GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] Re: eBird Report - Wompatuck SP, Apr 28, 2019
4/28/19 5:19 pm Matthew Clark <mjcfromct...> [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - Female Scarlet Tanager
4/28/19 4:21 pm judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...> [MASSBIRD] FOY ruby-throated hummingbird
4/28/19 3:15 pm Lemmel <lemmel...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret
4/28/19 2:38 pm judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...> [MASSBIRD] Turkey hunting season at Martin Burns WMA
4/28/19 2:05 pm NEaton <nancyeaton...> [MASSBIRD] Longmeadow: Swallows
4/28/19 1:53 pm John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Essex wetlands highlights
4/28/19 1:41 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] RT Hummingbird Salem 4/28
4/28/19 12:04 pm <Lemmel...> <Lemmel...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret Norfolk Airport
4/28/19 7:00 am Mary Ellen <lemmel...> [MASSBIRD] Vesper Sparrows Millennium Park West Roxbury
4/28/19 5:50 am Matt S. <accipiter22...> [MASSBIRD] 04/27/2019 Quiet Day At Mount Auburn Cemetery
4/27/19 6:32 pm Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret Argilla/Northgate Rd Ipswich
4/27/19 5:44 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (27 Apr 2019) 16 Raptors
4/27/19 4:29 pm Ian Nisbet <icnisbet...> [MASSBIRD] FOY hummingbird, indigo bunting
4/27/19 3:50 pm Steve Knapp <brimel2527...> [MASSBIRD] Green Heron
4/27/19 2:30 pm Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/27/19 9:37 am Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret 12:30p
4/27/19 9:32 am linda pivacek <lpivacek...> Re: [MASSBIRD] A bird photographer's cautionary tale
4/27/19 9:32 am Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret update
4/27/19 9:09 am David Gibson <20cabot...> [MASSBIRD] A bird photographer's cautionary tale
4/27/19 9:08 am Marjorie Watson <marjwtsn...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: [Maine-birds] LITTLE EGRET - Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, 27 Apr
4/27/19 9:02 am Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret , Essex 4/27
4/27/19 8:30 am Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...> RE: [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird
4/27/19 7:46 am Mike Maurer <treeswallow5...> [MASSBIRD] Black vultures in Marion
4/27/19 7:32 am Mike Maurer <treeswallow5...> [MASSBIRD] Black vultures
4/27/19 6:59 am John <john.mcelligott3...> [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird
4/27/19 6:53 am Steve Arena <pokedaddy151...> [MASSBIRD] Race Point 4/26/19 - Manx Shearwaters
4/27/19 6:38 am Constance Lapite <peteorconstance...> [MASSBIRD] Little Blue Herons Magnolia
4/27/19 12:11 am John <john.mcelligott3...> [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird
4/26/19 5:48 pm GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Sunday's trip to Wompatuck-early bird(er)s start
4/26/19 5:34 pm GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] Sunday's trip to Wompatuck-early bird(er)s start
4/26/19 3:06 pm Marie Corcoran <mariecork...> [MASSBIRD] Orchard oriole
4/26/19 2:31 pm Robert Packard <packardr90...> [MASSBIRD] Ruddy Ducks-Ashfield
4/26/19 2:23 pm Cynthia Berkowitz <cynthberk...> [MASSBIRD] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
4/26/19 1:41 pm Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] No little Egret
4/26/19 12:16 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Apr 26, 2019
4/26/19 10:02 am John <john.mcelligott3...> [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird
4/25/19 7:05 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (25 Apr 2019) 37 Raptors
4/25/19 5:13 pm Richard Messer <pi_birder...> [MASSBIRD] Chimney Swifts
4/25/19 3:02 pm linda pivacek <lpivacek...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Little Egret south of Lot 3 pans PRNWR
4/25/19 11:31 am Shilo McDonald <shilocm...> [MASSBIRD] Tree + Barn Swallows, Marblehead Neck
4/25/19 11:31 am Linda <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Little Egret still present 2:22 pm
4/25/19 9:53 am Kat Birder <katbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit- Weekly species census-- Apr 25, 2019
4/25/19 8:44 am Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] Little egret update
4/25/19 8:27 am Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] Northern Waterthrush, Newton
4/25/19 8:12 am John Kamerud <jqkamerud...> [MASSBIRD] Black-throated blue
4/25/19 6:57 am Marjorie <marjwtsn...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: Little Egret south of Lot 3 pans PRNWR
4/25/19 6:55 am Marjorie <marjwtsn...> [MASSBIRD] Little Egret south of Lot 3 pans PRNWR
4/24/19 9:09 pm John Nelson <jnelson...> [MASSBIRD] Gloucester Eastern Point Yellow-throated Vireo, Other Highlights
4/24/19 8:49 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Wenham Canal, Apr 24, 2019
4/24/19 6:23 pm Liz Pease <lizpease...> [MASSBIRD] Rose-Breasted Grosbeak-Salisbury
4/24/19 6:02 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (24 Apr 2019) 76 Raptors
4/24/19 1:47 pm Barbara Volkle <barb620...> [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler - Fanny Stebbins, Longmeadow
4/24/19 1:43 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck , Apr 24, 2019
4/24/19 12:46 pm Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...> [MASSBIRD] GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER - Pilgrim Lake, Orleans
4/24/19 12:33 pm Martin Fox <martinfox1234...> [MASSBIRD] FOY Kingbird - Mansfield
4/24/19 12:03 pm Paula Chasan <paulachasan...> [MASSBIRD] Yard bird
4/24/19 11:51 am Fred Bouchard <frederickbouchard...> [MASSBIRD] Northern Waterthrush, Hall's Pond, Brookline (Norfolk Co)
4/24/19 9:57 am Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Killdeer expertise needed
4/24/19 9:47 am Nick Tepper <nicholastepper6739...> [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler Pilgrim Lake, Orleans
4/24/19 8:18 am <jcolemanarch...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Inland fallout (Westborough)
4/24/19 8:14 am Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...> [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird -- Mt. Auburn Cemetery -- Apr 24, 2019
4/24/19 7:34 am Daniel McDermott <dmcdermott1996...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Big inland movement-- GO OUT
4/24/19 7:14 am David Sibley <sibleyguides...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Inland fallout (Westborough)
4/24/19 7:00 am Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Crooked Pond Louisiana Waterthrush
4/24/19 6:23 am Constance Lapite <peteorconstance...> [MASSBIRD] Crooked Pond Louisiana Waterthrush
4/24/19 6:20 am William Freedberg <4mrfish...> [MASSBIRD] Big inland movement-- GO OUT
4/24/19 6:08 am <blafley...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Inland fallout (Westborough)
4/24/19 5:34 am Tim Spahr <tspahr44...> [MASSBIRD] Inland fallout (Westborough)
4/24/19 5:30 am <blafley...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Killdeer expertise needed
4/24/19 4:47 am David Gibson <20cabot...> [MASSBIRD] Killdeer expertise needed
4/23/19 5:56 pm Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...> [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck BBC Walk Apr 23, 2019
4/23/19 3:35 pm Mary Keleher <maryeak...> [MASSBIRD] 7 Year Old Purple Martin - Mashpee
4/23/19 2:45 pm Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield, Apr 23, 2019
4/23/19 11:27 am Edlow Banks <68edbanks...> [MASSBIRD] Tri-colored Heron, Bell’s Neck, Harwich
4/23/19 10:51 am Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...> [MASSBIRD] Tricolored heron, Harwich
4/23/19 10:14 am David Scott <dscott0313...> [MASSBIRD] Mt Auburn turkey news
4/23/19 9:53 am Frederick Collins <tcbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Early am visitors
4/23/19 6:56 am anhinga3 <anhinga3...> [MASSBIRD] Chimney swifts arrived, Lowell MA
4/23/19 5:16 am Birder <7brid85...> [MASSBIRD] Nesting Eagles on Cape Cod
4/23/19 4:20 am Chris Heys <chris.p.heys...> Re: [MASSBIRD] Feeders
4/23/19 4:14 am Peter Trull <petrull...> [MASSBIRD] Feeders
4/22/19 2:22 pm anhinga3 <anhinga3...> [MASSBIRD] Tree swallows arrived, Lowell MA
4/22/19 11:04 am Johnathon Benson <jbenson...> [MASSBIRD] Drumlin Farm Common Yellowthroat
4/22/19 10:38 am Hank Levesque <hlevesque...> [MASSBIRD] Ovenbird, 6 Northern Waterthrush, BAWW's, BGGN - Middleboro
4/22/19 9:06 am Jim Berry <jim.berry3...> [MASSBIRD] Correction to eBird Report - 142 County Rd., Ipswich
4/22/19 8:02 am wmchilds <wmchilds...> [MASSBIRD] Pileated Woodpecker Wampatuk
4/22/19 7:34 am Carolyn Longworth <bvm1290...> [MASSBIRD] Osprey taking shorebird - no pictures
4/22/19 7:26 am Frederick Collins <tcbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Addendum-Berkshire
4/22/19 7:25 am Frederick Collins <tcbirder...> [MASSBIRD] Central Berkshire Highlights
4/22/19 6:00 am Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...> [MASSBIRD] WHITE-WINGED DOVE, Mashpee
4/22/19 5:58 am David Gibson <20cabot...> [MASSBIRD] Killdeer question—I need your help
4/22/19 4:14 am GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> [MASSBIRD] SSBC/BBC trip to Moose Hill Apr 23 cancellation
 
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Date: 5/22/19 8:12 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (18 May 2019) 95 Raptors

Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 12:59:44 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Pilgrim Heights (18 May 2019) 95 Raptors


Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 62 233 576
Osprey 12 38 76
Bald Eagle 0 4 6
Northern Harrier 0 2 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 42 72
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 7
Broad-winged Hawk 3 22 36
Red-tailed Hawk 1 11 34
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 24 80
Merlin 3 18 31
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 1 1 1

Total: 95 409 973
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total
observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers: Michael Brokenshire

Visitors:
17 visitors


Weather:
Sunny with moderate NW winds

Raptor Observations:
1 Great Horned Owl (first for site) being mobbed by 6 American Crows

Non-raptor Observations:
53 Blue Jays (migrants)

1 Fowlers Toad vocalizing (first of year)

1 Tiger Swallowtail (first of year)
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Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=113

Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.

Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.

 

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Date: 5/22/19 8:11 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (21 May 2019) 121 Raptors

Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 12:40:22 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Pilgrim Heights (21 May 2019) 121 Raptors


Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 61 232 575
Osprey 9 35 73
Bald Eagle 1 5 7
Northern Harrier 0 2 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 35 65
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 40 59 73
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 33
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 20 76
Merlin 2 17 30
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 5 5 5

Total: 121 435 999
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers: Bob & Maryellen Stone

Visitors:
9 visitors


Weather:
Sunny with moderate W winds becoming partly cloudy with moderate NW winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
1 Black-billed Cuckoo, 1 Purple Martin (first of year), 1 Black-crowned
Night Heron

1 Spicebush Swallowtail (first of year)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=113

Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.


Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.

 

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Date: 5/22/19 8:04 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Three_Mississippi_Kites_at_Gay's_Head_?

From: Ted Gilliland <tedgilliland...>
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 14:25:21 -0400
Subject: Three_Mississippi_Kites_at_Gay's_Head_?


Hi All,

This morning there were three Mississippi Kites at Gay's Head on
Martha's Vineyard. Yesterday morning I had a Swallow-tailed Kite at the
same location. It's worth keeping an eye out if you're on the coast.
More details in the ebird checklists below.

5/22
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56615747

5/21
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56576767

Best,

Ted Gilliland


 

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Date: 5/22/19 6:19 pm
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/22
Hi Massbirders,
A group of 14 of us birded McLaughlin Woods
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L897808> in Boston this morning, and after the
official walk ended several of us continued combing through the park,
adding a few more species along the way. Things were unusually quiet
birdwise (or loud otherwise, with the mowing crew out and about), and we
ended up with 36 species. Highlights included a Cape May Warbler and 10
other warbler species, though they were hardly cooperative.

For those on the walk this morning who'd like to join the shared eBird
checklist, click this link
<https://ebird.org/shared?subID=UzU2NjE3MzQ3&s=t> (if
that doesn't work for some reason, just shoot me an email).

Next week will be our last outing for the spring, Wednesday at 7:30.
Hopefully we'll get one final wave of migrants to end the season on a high.
More info about that May 29th walk can be found here
<https://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/tripevent/mclaughlin-woods-migrants-boston-5/>.
We'll meet at the bleachers next to the lower baseball field, per usual.
The spot is accessible by T (a short walk from the Jackson Square stop on
the Orange Line) and there's usually ample parking along Fisher and Parker
Hill Avenues. This customized google map
<https://tinyurl.com/McLaughlinWoods> has more information on the location
of our meeting spot, how to walk over from the T, and where parking is
usually available.

Best,
Sebastian Jones
Jamaica Plain, MA

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, May 22, 2019 at 8:56 PM
Subject: eBird Report - McLaughlin Woods, May 22, 2019
To: <sebastianojones...>


McLaughlin Woods, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
May 22, 2019 7:25 AM - 9:56 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk braving mowers, throngs of loud
school children, and mostly uncooperative birds.
36 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 2
Herring Gull 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Kingbird 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 3
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 6
European Starling 8
House Finch 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Baltimore Oriole 1
Common Grackle 3
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 8
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 5 Including one female bird that seemed to have a
broken wing unfortunately.
Magnolia Warbler 4 Including one doing an almost spot on impression of
Acadian Flycatcher, which it repeated several times over the course of
10-15 minutes.
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Indigo Bunting 1 Seen by several group members at the lower ball field
right at the start of the walk
House Sparrow 12

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56617347

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/22/19 5:02 pm
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Nighthawks flying!
Hi MassBirders,

Anyone who hasn’t seen enough nighthawks yet this spring (and you can’t ever see too many) should head outside and sky-watch right now. No really big flights yet, but I’ve had 2-3 birds pass over my yard at least 3 separate times. Could be the same 2-3 individuals passing back and forth, but I strongly suspect 3 separate groups. Looked at Western Mass Birders on Facebook, and saw another report by Fred Baumgarten of 8 flying over Smith College, plus one sighted over Athol by Scott Lachance. So, seems to be some general movement happening for the species this evening, at least over the western part of the state...

Good birding,

JSR



Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

Webmaster, Hampshire Bird Club
https://hampshirebirdclub.org/

Northeast Chapter, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/

http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
https://www.facebook.com/opihi



 

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Date: 5/22/19 2:29 pm
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island (Parker River NWR) - 05-22-2019
David Moon and I led today's Wednesday Morning Birding program out of
Joppa Flats Education Center on to Plum Island and Parker River National
Wildlife Refuge in search of wood-warblers -- and I am happy to say,
with some success!  It was a beautiful day with partly cloudy skies,
temps in the upper 50s to low 60s, and winds NW/5-10 mph.  The biggest
concentrations of warbler activity were in the grove of Sassafras in the
S-curves and the Black Tupelo or Blackgum trees just north of Goodno
Crossing.  It was a very satisfying morning to be on the island . . . .

Our list:

Mute Swan (4) - ads; 1, marsh w. boat ramp; 3, small pannes.
Wild Turkey (1)
Double-crested Cormorant (8)
Turkey Vulture (1)
Osprey (2) - 1 on nest w. boat ramp.
[Bald Eagle (2) - juvs, Joppa Flats.]
Killdeer (2) - main panne.
Willet (~ 6) - various.
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull (1)
Least Tern (1) - main panne.
Mourning Dove (1)
Downy Woodpecker (1) - S-curves.
[Willow Flycatcher (2) - PRNWR HQ vicinity.]
Empidonax sp. (1) - n. Goodno Crossing.
Eastern Kingbird (2) - n. Goodn Crossing.
Blue-headed Vireo (1) - New Pines.
Red-eyed Vireo (4) - Goodno Crossing.
Blue Jay (2)
American Crow (1)
Purple Martin (~ 12) - lot #1.
Tree Swallow (3)
Black-capped Chickadee (2) - S-curves.
Red-breasted Nuthatch (1) - S-curves.
American Robin (4)
Gray Catbird - common.
Northern Mockingbird (3)
Brown Thrasher (2)
Black-and-white Warbler (1) - S-curves.
Common Yellowthroat - common.
American Redstart - common.
Cape May Warbler (6) - n. Goodno Crossing.
Northern Parula - common.
Magnolia Warbler (4) - 3, S-curves; 1, n. Goodno Crossing.
Bay-breasted Warbler (2) - n. Goodno Crossing.
Blackburnian Warbler (2) - S-curves.
Yellow Warbler - common.
Chestnut-sided Warbler (4) - 2, S-curves; 2, n. Goodno Crossing.
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1) - S-curves.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (~ 10) - thicket at main panne, S-curves, & n.
Goodno Crossing.
Black-throated Green Warbler (~ 7) - S-curves & n. Goodno Crossing.
Canada Warbler (1) - n. Goodno Crossing.
Eastern Towhee - common.
Song Sparrow (3)
Northern Cardinal (2)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1) - female, s. Goodno Crossing.
Indigo Bunting (1) - "1st spring male," roadside feeding on dandelion
seeds, s. Goodno Crossing (thanks, Tom!).
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
Common Grackle - common.
Brown-headed Cowbird (3)
Orchard Oriole (1) - S-curves.
Baltimore Oriole (4)
Purple Finch (1) - s. Goodno Crossing.
American Goldfinch (2) - S-curves.
House Sparrow

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.

Please note that Wednesday Evening Birding is being conducted during the
month of May. Meet at Joppa Flats Education Center at 5:30 for the
2-hour program.

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


 

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Date: 5/22/19 1:51 pm
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] repost: Little Blue Heron at Ward's Pond, Brookline MA
I saw this bird briefly as I walked to the pond from the nearby street
(Pond Ave). It moved immediately toward the pond and disappeared. I did not
remain long myself (about 20 minutes) and did not see it again.

--
Alice & Dane Morgan
Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA

 

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Date: 5/22/19 1:16 pm
From: Nash, Matthew (DCR) <matthew.nash...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Belle Isle Marsh and other DC state parks FREE Nature Programs
North Region Coastal District
Department of Conservation and Recreation
One Eliot Circle Contact: Matthew Nash
Revere, MA 02151
781-656-1485

Find yourself in a DCR State Park
Join a DCR Park interpreter to learn about the wonderful natural and cultural history of your state parks. All Programs are FREE and open to the public. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For program cancellations phone 978-937-2094 ext. 121, one hour before start time. Rain Cancels. Bring Water. Strongly recommend sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and footwear suitable for walking on the beach, and on paths. For more information phone 781-656-1485 or email <Matthew.Nash...> For a listing of programs at other DCR state parks visit
https://www.mass.gov/service-details/upcoming-programs-and-events

The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages over 150 state parks and oversees more than 450,000 acres throughout Massachusetts. These protected lands include mountains, freshwater beaches, saltwater beaches, and much more. The DCR works to ensure the accessibility and quality of our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes for the health and happiness of people across Massachusetts.

Belle Isle Marsh Reservation

An Oasis for Birds
Saturdays, June 1 & 15 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Suitable for adults and children ages 10 and older accompanied by an adult.
Discover the abundant birdlife at Belle Isle Marsh Reservation, a restored wildlife sanctuary. We will walk while birding for a distance of a mile on easy level terrain. Some binoculars and a spotting scope will be provided but please bring these items if you have them. Insect repellant is recommended and please follow the instructions on the label. Reasonable accommodations available upon request. Co-sponsored by the Friends of Belle Isle Marsh.
Meet at: On or near the boardwalk to the right of the Bulletin Board, located on 1399 Bennington Street, East Boston. Parking is on a paved lot and is free of charge. Accessible by public transportation: MBTA Blue line, Beachmont Station. Exit station, turn right, at intersection cross State Road/Bennington Street, travel right along Bennington Street to park entrance on the left. Visit www.MBTA.com for bus and train information.


At the New England Aquarium:

Stewardship by Design
Saturday, June 8 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Suitable for Adults. Create ideas for meaningful and impactful volunteer projects that solve both the ongoing concerns of visitors and the negative impacts of people on resident wildlife, in the DCR state parks of Constitution Beach and Belle Isle Marsh (East Boston), Revere and Winthrop Beaches. Register at https://serve.neaq.org/calendar For questions or more information contact Matthew Nash at <Matthew.Nash...>
Co-sponsored by the Liveblue Service Corps of the New England Aquarium.
Meet at: Full opportunity address and directions will be sent to you by email after you sign up


Location Varies:

Nature Inspired Design I (Bio-mimicry)
Saturdays, June 15 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
Suitable for adults and teenagers accompanied by an adult. Nature possesses time-tested and sustainable strategies for survival and there are an estimated 8.7 million species on the Earth that we can learn from. Join us as we take a closer look at nature to solve human design challenges and learn ways to live sustainably. Note: the date, location and activities are different for workshops I & II in this series. These workshops function independently of each other, so you may attend as many workshops as you like. Meet at: DCRs Belle Isle Marsh located on 1399 Bennington St, Boston, MA. Near the boardwalk to the right of the Bulletin Board, Parking is on a paved lot and is free of charge. Accessible by public transportation: MBTA Blue line, Beachmont Station. Exit station, turn right, at intersection cross State Road/Bennington Street, travel right along Bennington Street to park entrance on the left. Visit www.MBTA.com for bus and train information.


Nature Inspired Design II (Bio-mimicry)
Saturday, June 29 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Suitable for adults and teenagers accompanied by an adult. See description above. Note: the date, location and activities are different for workshops I & II in this series. These workshops function independently of each other, so you may attend as many workshops as you like.
Meet at: DCRs North Region Coastal District Office at One Eliot Circle Revere, MA (The tan DCR building at the corner of Dolphin Avenue). Free Parking available along Revere Beach Boulevard. Accessible by Public Transportation: MBTA Blue line Revere Beach Station, turn right on Revere Beach Boulevard and travel to One Eliot Circle, Revere, MA. Visit www.MBTA.com for bus and train information.




At the Parlin Library, Everett MA

A Visit to your State Park
Saturday, June 22 2:00 p.m.
Join a DCR Visitor Services Supervisor, who will discuss the details of DCRs Parking pass which allows you to park free of charge at many of our state parks and is available for loan at the Parlin Library in Everett. He will also provide a brief presentation that includes the history of the state parks, an introduction to the diversity of experiences available to park visitors, and some of the services that we provide. His talk will conclude with time for questions and answers. Meet at: Parlin Memorial Library 410 Broadway Everett, MA 02149




###


Matthew Nash
Visitor Services Supervisor
DCR North Region Coastal District
One Eliot Circle
Revere, MA 02151
(781) 656-1485

Find yourself in a DCR Park!

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Date: 5/22/19 1:14 pm
From: Kat Birder <katbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Walk report, Minute Man NHP, May 22, 2019
A strong breeze at times made birds easier to hear than see but we had some
nice looks at nesting Baltimore Orioles, Scarlet Tanager, and Indigo
Bunting. I find that there is always a surprise at this location and
today's surprise was a Yellow-throated Vireo singing near the Smith House
ruins. We were not able to locate the bird at that time but I did return
with another birder later in the morning and we were able to get good views.

Minute Man NHP - Hartwell/ Vernal Pool Trail, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 22, 2019 6:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.9 mile(s)
Comments: BBC - Spring Migrants at Minute Man NHP - Leader: Kathy Dia -
Sunny 50's to 60's F strong breeze.. We walked from the Hartwell lot to the
Vernal Pool loop, stopped at the Bloody Angle and back up the Battle Rd.
38 species

Canada Goose 2
Wild Turkey 2
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1 Heard but not seen on the walk. Will Martens
and I took a walk in at 12:30 and were able to locate the bird singing
loudly on a maple on the Battle Rd. just east of the Smith House ruins.
Red-eyed Vireo 7
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 5
Tufted Titmouse 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 3
House Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 9
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 1
Baltimore Oriole 7
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Ovenbird 3
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 7 In recent year's there have been one to two
nesting pairs in this area but this year there are likely multiple.
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 2 Vernal Pool area.
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 2 One seen near Smith house. One chip note heard just
west of Hartwell Tavern (area INBU pair seen several days ago)

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56622979

Kathy Dia
Concord, MA

 

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Date: 5/22/19 12:06 pm
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wards pond
Sorry i failes to locate it. Part of olmsted park in brookline/boston.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/22/19 11:40 am
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little blue heron at ward pond
I saw it as i walked in from pond abe. It immediate flew toward the pond but i didnot see it again.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/22/19 10:48 am
From: Jon Woolf <jswoolf01...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] NHA Spring Pelagic Trip - last call
Listfolk,

There's still time to sign up for NH Audubon's spring Pelagic Birding
Trip.  We have plenty of room left, and the long-range weather forecast
looks good, so if you were thinking about signing up, now's the time!

To recap:

WHAT:  An all-day trip into the Gulf of Maine, looking for pelagic birds
(although we'll also check out any whales and other marine life that we
encounter).   As always, we've chartered the whale-watching boat
/Granite State/ for this day of birding along Jeffreys Ledge and
wherever else the birds may lead us.

WHEN: Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day).

WHERE: Meet dockside at Rye Harbor at 7:30AM for an 8:00AM departure. 
We should return to Rye Harbor around 5pm.

WHAT TO BRING: Binoculars, of course.  A lunch if you want to. A digital
camera if you have one -- these trips often produce excellent photo
opportunities for both whales and birds. Weather on the open water is
unpredictable, so dress warm, in multiple layers.  Certainly bring
sunscreen, and either sunglasses or a hat.  Bring motion-sickness pills
if you're vulnerable to seasickness. /Granite State/'s seating is mostly
wooden benches, so a seat cushion is a good idea if you have trouble
with sitting on hard surfaces.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Hopefully, good weather and lots of interesting birds!

REGISTRATION: You must register in advance for this trip.  We need a
minimum of 30 people to pay for the trip.  We've set a maximum of 50 so
that the boat doesn't get too crowded.  Cost is $70 for NH Audubon
members, $90 for non-members.

To sign up, please either call or email Massabesic Audubon Center (phone
603-668-2045, email <mac...>), or use the NH Audubon website:
https://nh-audubon-nature-store.myshopify.com/products/mac-pelagic-trip-1
To go with the trip, I will be holding a 1-hour workshop at Massabesic
Center on Saturday May 25th, as a basic introduction to the most common
pelagic birds and how to identify them. Since we generally see both
whales and birds on these trips, the workshop also includes information
on the common whales of the Gulf of Maine.

Contact either MAC or me with any questions you might have. Please be
certain that you leave a phone number or email address where you can be
contacted on Sunday May 26th, in case we have to cancel due to weather. 
There is no rain date; we go on the 27th, or not at all.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH
(Massabesic Audubon Center Volunteer)


 

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Date: 5/22/19 9:25 am
From: Robert Ross <plumisl...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Parker River Indigo Bunting
There was an rather ratty looking Indigo Bunting hanging around the Hellcat
parking lot right at the trail start yesterday evening. Also, a juvenile
male Orchard Oriole kept popping up. Both made several appearances at
around 6:30-7:00 PM.

I am told there is a nesting pair of Indigos near the water tower in Oak
Hill Cemetery and other are reporting 3-4 nesting pairs at Martin Burns.

Bob Ross
Newbury, MA
<plumisl...>

 

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Date: 5/22/19 7:04 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Quabbin: Summer Tanagerr 5/21
Thanks to Nancy Eaton for the following.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA
<barb620...>


*


Quabbin: Summer Tanager

5/21/19  Quabbin Park: male Summer Tanager (quite near main road)
              2:30 p.m.

Nancy Eaton

Enfield, CT

<nancyeaton...>

 

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Date: 5/22/19 5:32 am
From: Mary Keleher <maryeak...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mississippi Kite Mashpee

This morning I observed a Mississippi Kite flying in from the north at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. It headed south/southeast. It might be woth checking coastal areas in Cotuit, Mashpee & Falmouth.
Mary KeleherMashpee, MA

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

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Date: 5/22/19 5:16 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Thank you Boston Birders
Thanks to Gilbert Conn for the following message.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

*


From: "Gilbert Conn" <gilconn...>
Subject: Thank you Boston Birders
Date: Tue, 21 May 2019 21:19:08 -0700


Hello:


What a surprise to receive birding information from all of you who were nice
enough to take the time to answer my inquiry - Paul, Josh, M. Badger, Sarah,
Robert, Correne(George), Brad, K Pike, and Becky.

Between all of your suggestions, there is probably a week's worth of birding
we could do just around Boston. So we've extended our stay in the
City....just kidding! Sounds like the Mount Auburn Cemetery is a must to
visit, even if most of the birds will not be around. The Arnold Arboretum
came up strong, as well as, Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond, and thanks,
Josh, for the whale watch recommendation - I never would have thought of
that one! We're going to a Red Sox game, so will check out the Muddy River
area. Actually, what we don't catch this time will give us the incentive to
visit your great City, again, another year. (I've been at least four times
in the past, and was actually walking around Fenway Park in 2004 as the Red
Sox won in St. Louis.)


Thank you all, again, for your kindness.. now, if anyone has any other
non-birding off-the-beaten-path suggestions for the already seasoned Boston
traveler.......


Sincerely,


Gil Conn

Pasadena, California



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enough to take the time to answer my inquiry - Paul, Josh, M. Badger, =
Sarah, Robert, Correne(George), Brad, K Pike, and =
Becky.<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Between all of your =
suggestions, there is probably a week's worth of birding we could do =
just around Boston.&nbsp; So we've extended our stay in the =
City&#8230;&#8230;&#8230;.just kidding!&nbsp; Sounds like the Mount =
Auburn Cemetery is a must to visit, even if most of the birds will not =
be around.&nbsp; The Arnold Arboretum came up strong, as well as, =
Franklin Park and Jamaica Pond, and thanks, Josh, for the whale watch =
recommendation - I never would have thought of that one!&nbsp; We're =
going to a Red Sox game, so will check out the Muddy River area.&nbsp; =
Actually, what we don't catch this time will give us the incentive to =
visit your great City, again, another year.&nbsp; (I've been at least =
four times in the past, and was actually walking around Fenway Park in =
2004 as the Red Sox won in St. Louis.)<o:p></o:p></p><p =
class=3DMsoNormal><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Thank you =
all, again, for your kindness&#8230;. now, if anyone&nbsp; has any other =
non-birding off-the-beaten-path suggestions for the already seasoned =
Boston =
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Conn<o:p></o:p></p><p class=3DMsoNormal>Pasadena, =
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Date: 5/21/19 7:39 pm
From: <mjo...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] thrush walk at Harold Parker State Park

The weather cooperated with a temperature of 72 F and mostly overcast
skies on May 19, 2019 for the annual thrush walk in Harold Parker State
Forest, attended by Bob Muldoon and Mike Onyon.

Our mission each year is to get 4 species of thrush in the same area
(wood thrush, hermit thrush, veery and robin), plus, by tradition,
ovenbird (yes, the ovenbird is a warbler, but we include it because it
is so thrush-like). Our goal was met within an hour of birding along
the wooded trails.

This was birding by ear, with sightings considered a bonus. Not a
mosquito was encountered, unlike some past years where we were dogged by
clouds of the insects.

The walk got off to an auspicious start at 7:30 PM with an immediate
wood thrush, robin and ovenbird. The pickings became slimmer until we
heard a hermit thrush around 8 PM. We became concerned as dusk rapidly
descended, but we pressed on, undeterred. Finally at 8:22 PM we heard a
couple of veeries: the Hail Mary Pass that pulled us back from the
precipice of failure.

Also of note were dozens of tree frogs trilling loudly from arboreal
perches from all locations covered.

What better way could there be to spend an evening in May than the
annual thrush walk?

- Mike Onyon, Haverhill, MA


 

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Date: 5/21/19 4:10 pm
From: Bates, David Westfall,M.D. <dbates...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret in Dunstable
Still present this a.m. at 5:54, by the red barn, same spot described by Jason Forbes.

David Bates
<dbates...>



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Date: 5/21/19 4:10 pm
From: Sandy <sandyselesky...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Big wave Monday at Parker Riverff
I am surprised no one posted anything about the great number of warblers in trees all day yesterday at the S- curves closer to the maintenance buildings and especially on the Pine Trail. I wasn't counting since I was busy trying for closer pictures so spent most of my day on the lot 5 connector path from the Pines trail by the low white flowering bushes where at least 20+ Magnolias, 2-3 Canada Warblers and 1-2 Blackburnians kept going in and out of them catching small flies and caterpillars. There was another Canada giving close looks off the trail and a couple of close Chesnut sided Warblers and Red-eyed Vireos. Never saw so many Canadas and for such consistent close-up looks and photographic opportunities!! I heard there were 3 Canadas in the same flowering tree at the S-curves too (I saw one on my way out later plus pretty sure I saw an Indigo Bunting). Lots of Black- throated Greens and I was told Bay-breasted at the S-curves plus many Redstarts and more Red-eyed Vireos !
too.
The Purple Martins are back and bringing nesting material to the housing by the restrooms.

Fantastic day there yesterday and 87 degrees!

Sandy Selesky
Westford MA
<sandyselesky...>

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Date: 5/21/19 4:10 pm
From: Joseph Bourget <joseph.bourget...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] EBird Hotspots
Good morning Massbirders,

It's one of your friendly, neighborhood eBird Hotspot reviewers again!
Once again, I need everyone's assistance. Along with submitting requests
to add new hotspots, please keep an eye out for any that have spelling
errors or any that need to be moved/renamed/etc. If you find something
that needs to be addressed, please email me (<joseph.bourget...>). In
the case of renaming, please include some form of proof. If an area is
privately owned/restricted access/etc, please let me know ASAP so I can
rename the hotspot to include that (I *REALLY *don't want Law Enforcement
Officers/Military Police called on any of you).

I will try to get back to you as soon as I possibly can, and most issues
brought to my attention are generally solved within one day. If they
aren't, feel free to follow up.

Thank you all for your time, and good birding!

--
Respectfully,

Joseph Bourget
Clinton, MA

 

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Date: 5/21/19 12:53 pm
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] West Gloucester Whip-poor-will, Barred Owl, Others
Last night around 11:00 I heard one Eastern Whip-poor-will at the only
place I know on Cape Ann to find whip-poor-wills, in the Tompson Street
Reservation woodlands along Bray St. in West Gloucester. As a bonus a
nearby Barred Owl was calling loudly the whole time I was there.

This morning I walked Dykes Pasture Road in West Gloucester, a wide dirt
trail that begins at Laurel St., parallels Lily Pond, and ends at a
reservoir. Highlights included 4 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, 3 Eastern
Wood-Pewees, a Nashville Warbler, and 3 Red-eyed Vireos. Two of the vireos,
presumably fighting over territory, were singing repeatedly, loudly, and
with a lot of variation while chasing one another so fast and furiously
that it took me five minutes to actually get one in my binoculars.

In our yard in West Gloucester, as many as five Baltimore Orioles, 4-5
Downy Woodpeckers, one Red-bellied Woodpecker, at least two Gray Catbirds,
and two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been competing to eat at a buffet
that includes a suet feeder, some oranges, and a hummingbird feeder. In
past years my wife Mary and I have often seen Downy Woodpeckers at the
hummingbird feeder, but this year, for the first time, a Red-bellied
Woodpecker has been making several daily visits to the hummingbird feeder.
Two Great Crested Flycatchers sing almost continuously around the yard but
don't partake of the buffet.

John Nelson
Gloucester

 

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Date: 5/21/19 12:12 pm
From: Tim Spahr <tspahr44...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Thrushes (Westborough WMA)
Hi Birders,

Westborough WMA is currently holding a couple of Gray-cheeked/Bicknell's
Thrushes, along with a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. All three of these birds
are along the wide trail that runs along the western shore of Chauncy
Lake. This collection of birds was located about 200 meters from the sharp
right-hand turn (east) in this trail as it bends around the north side of
the lake. You'll know you're in the right spot when you see a freshly-cut
stump from a fairly large tree right in the edge of the trail.

Photos and recordings in the checklist below. With tonight's winds from
the north I expect the birds will be in the area tomorrow.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56573924

good birding

Tim Spahr

 

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Date: 5/21/19 11:57 am
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great-crested Flycatchers

Massbirders,
Many sources provide preferred measurements for various bird species nesting boxes. I’ve made them all and have concludes that the birds could care less. I have Chickadees in a bluebird box and great-crested flycatchers in a screech owl box (2nd year in a row, different screech owl box) out side the window, hoping to provide good images when they start feeding young in June.
Peter Trull
Brewster
<petrull...>
www.petertrull.org


Sent from Mail for Windows 10


 

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Date: 5/21/19 9:45 am
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Jeff Spendelow PhD on Roseate Terns - BirdCallsRadio

Birders et al,

I thought many of your would be interested in my next guest Jeff Spendelow PhD on Roseate Terns
and his expert knowledge and life long study on this species. Perfect time of year to learn more
about these beauties. https://bit.ly/2akUsxp

Happy Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
 

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Date: 5/21/19 8:29 am
From: Maryellen Stone <mstone816...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mississippi Kite at Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch
All,

Don Manchester, Bob and I just had a Mississippi Kit fly over the Bay side of the Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch @ 11:20.

Good birding,
Maryellen Stone
North Reading, MA

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/20/19 9:28 pm
From: Tim Factor <tef617...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Boston Public Garden sightings 5/20
Several noteworthy birds this (5/20) morning at the Public Garden. Of
greatest interest for most people probably will be a Prothonotary Warbler
in the big green-leafed Norway Maple nearest the Taj hotel. Here are two of
the least crummy photos I managed:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/aRJNpd8JdwJU2b379 and
https://photos.app.goo.gl/eNnZ2wabwcJzxKyv7 . It didn't vocalize in the
couple of minutes I watched it. Maybe a female? It did seem less vivid than
others I've seen. I was unable to find it again on subsequent passes. That
was my second PROW sighting at the Garden (Linda Ferraresso discovered one
a few Mays ago) so less of a rarity to me than the Yellow-billed Cuckoo I
also found, my first ever at the BPG and something of a patch nemesis bird.
Other sightings of note: a singing Tennessee Warbler and a female Mourning
Warbler in the same river birch tree, Bay-breasted and (heard only) Canada
Warblers, Lincoln Sparrow, and an Alder Flycatcher, a Traill's-type by
sight identifiable as Alder based on its distinctive "reap!" call.

Tim Factor
<tef617...>
Boston

 

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Date: 5/20/19 9:03 pm
From: Tim Factor <tef617...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Massbird spam filter abuse
Somebody, probably more than one somebody, is marking posts to Massbird as
spam. It's been going on for a while but it's increased markedly the last
few weeks.

Are you that somebody? Cut it out. You completely misunderstand what a spam
filter is for and how mailing lists work. You're not marking spam, you're
marking legitimate posts to the list. If there's something in your inbox
you don't want to read then just don't read it. It's that simple and easy.
But when you mark something as spam your mail carrier and eventually others
will move legitimate posts from that poster to everyone's spam folder
effectively banning that poster from the list. It's not for you to decide
what posts the rest of us can see. If you think a post is inappropriate
then tell Barbara and let her deal with it. Otherwise ignore it. Or set up
a filter in your mail reader that only applies to you - search on "create
filter <your email reader>" for instructions. In gmail, for example, it
takes about five mouse clicks.

You're not that somebody? Then please go to your spam folder and mark any
and all Massbird posts there as not spam or move them to your inbox - which
approach to use will depend on your mail reader. If enough people do that
it'll counteract the spam filtering and everyone will once again be able to
see eveyone else's posts. Thanks.

Tim Factor
<tef617...>
Boston

 

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Date: 5/20/19 4:25 pm
From: <lfkramer...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Studying migrating Mourning Warblers
With the moderator's permission, I'm posting a request from a researcher:



Leslie,

Was anyone able to get a song recording of the Mourning Warbler? I am studying songs of migrants to better understand their migratory movements. If you hear any more or could you please spread the word, that would be great. A SmartPhone recording is good enough for this project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli
Professor, Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102
Voice: 603 641 7397
<jpitocch...>



 

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Date: 5/20/19 2:28 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck WS
Things started very slow at the Neck this a.m. but picked up as the temperature rose and sun came out. Thanks to Suzanne Sullivan for reporting an Olive-sided Flycatcher. It moved around a lot and took a lot of patience since it was not singing!

Other birds seen:
Eastern Kingbird
Eastern Wood Pewee
Great Crested Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

Warblers:
Northern Waterthrush
Black and White
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia
Bay-breasted (seen by Suzanne)
Blackburnian
Chestnut-sided
Blackpoll
Black-throated Blue
Wilson’s

Other usual suspects as well as White-throated sparrow, Baltimore Oriole, and Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher.

Ciao,
Linda


Sent from my iPad

Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
<Tattler1...>

 

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Date: 5/20/19 12:23 pm
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Eastern Point Gloucester Sunday BBC Walk
Ten birders joined me for an enjoyable morning on a Brookline Bird Club
walk around the Eastern Point area of Gloucester on Sunday morning.

24 Double-crested Cormorants
2 Great Egrets
2 Black-crowned Night-Herons
6 Canada Geese
4 Mallards
25 Common Eider
1 Cooper's Hawk
1 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Wild Turkey
6 Semipalmated Plovers
6 Semipalmated Sandpipers
1 Greater Yellowlegs
X Herring Gulls
4 Great Black-backed Gulls
6 Mourning Doves
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
4 Downy Woodpeckers
1 Willow Flycatcher
1 Empidonax sp.
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Red-eyed Vireo
4 Blue Jays
10 American Crows
1 Fish Crow
4 Tree Swallows
12 No. Rough-winged Swallows
18 Barn Swallows
6 Black-capped Chickadees
4 Tufted Titmouse
5 Carolina Wrens
3 House Wrens
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers'
1 Swainson's Thrush
6 American Robins
28 Gray Catbirds
1 No. Mockingbird
1 Cedar Waxwing
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 Nashville Warbler
14 Northern Parulas
22 Yellow Warblers
6 Magnolia Warblers
1 BT Blue Warbler
3 Yellow-rumped Warblers
1 Blackburnian Warbler
2 Bay-breasted Warblers
4 Blackpoll Warblers
5 Black-and-white Warblers
4 American Redstarts
3 Ovenbirds
1 No. Waterthrush
8 Common Yellowthroats
1 Eastern Towhee
6 Chipping Sparrows
4 Song Sparrows
4 Northern Cardinals
14 Red-winged Blackbirds
12 Common Grackles
6 Brown-headed Cowbirds
6 Baltimore Orioles
4 House Finches
4 American Goldfinches
X House Sparrows

John Nelson
Gloucester

 

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Date: 5/20/19 11:52 am
From: CRAIG GIBSON <cbgibson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Speaker: Prof. John Marzluff!
Greetings all,


On behalf of the Crow Patrol, and the the many intrepid souls who made a visit to the City of Lawrence this past winter to see the winter crow roost, please consider this upcoming event with Prof. John Marzluff. It will be hosted at the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA. The library is accepting registrations online, see the link below.


Dana Duxbury-Fox has been working overtime to schedule a visit to the Boston area by Prof. Marzluff since she, Bob, and I attended a three day workshop on Corvids last June, in the North Cascades National Park, 3 hours NE of Seattle. Dana deserves great credit for her tireless efforts in pulling this wonderful event together!


In response to a number of emails from earlier today requesting more background information, thought those of you with an interest, might appreciate further details. Prof. Marzluff is a dynamic and engaging speaker with a wealth of knowledge on Crows and Corvids. Don't miss the fun, sign up today!!


Enjoy,


Craig Gibson

2019 Crow Patrolhttp://www.wintercrowroost.com



Professor John Marzluff: Gifts of the Crow

Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/remind.cfm?curOrg=MHL&curEvtID=6038147&tfPopup=1


Crows are mischievous, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives and neighbors for years. And because they often live near people—in our gardens, parks, and cities—they are also keenly aware of our peculiarities, staying away from and even scolding anyone who threatens or harms them and quickly learning to recognize and approach those who care for and feed them, even giving them numerous, oddly touching gifts in return. The ongoing connection between humans and crows—a cultural co-evolution—has shaped both species for millions of years. And the characteristics of crows that allow this symbiotic relationship are language, delinquency, frolic, passion, wrath, risk-taking, and awareness—seven traits that humans find strangely familiar.

With his extraordinary research on the intelligence and startling abilities of corvids—crows, ravens, and jays—scientist John Marzluff tells amazing stories of these brilliant birds in Gifts of the Crow, shining a light on their fascinating characteristics and behaviors.

John Marzluff https://environment.uw.edu/faculty/john-marzluff/ is James W. Ridgeway Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington. His graduate (Northern Arizona University) and initial post-doctoral (University of Vermont) research focused on the social behavior and ecology of jays and ravens. He was especially interested in communication, social organization, and foraging behavior (e.g., The Pinyon Jay, 1992, Academic Press). His current research brings this behavioral approach to pressing conservation issues including raptor management, management of pest species, and assessment of nest predation. His book, In the Company of Crows and Ravens(with Tony Angell, 2005 Yale U. Press) blends biology, conservation, and anthropology to suggest that human and crow cultures have co-evolved. He is currently a member of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Recovery Team for the critically endangered Mariana Crow, a former member of the Washington Biodiversity Council, and a Fellow of the American Ornithologist's Union.

Register online https://www.eventkeeper.com/code/ekform.cfm?curOrg=MHL&curID=382731 or by calling 978-623-8430.
 

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Date: 5/20/19 11:29 am
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Hall's Pond Summer Tanager Continues, 5/20
In big maple closest to tennis courts, viewed from just south of gate in fence.

Other details, photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56538917 .

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

 

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Date: 5/20/19 10:55 am
From: Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret still present, Rt 113, Dunstablr
In the dirt field behind the red barn at intersection of 113 and Main St.

Sam Miller,
Acton, MA

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Date: 5/20/19 10:07 am
From: Glenn Long <hdtwblg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] East Natick
On Sunday 19/May/2019 I had a Pine Siskin at the feeder. They have been here almost every week since 18/October/2018.
Glenn Long
East Natick



From: <ebird-checklist...><mailto:<ebird-checklist...>>
Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 at 7:09 AM
Subject: eBird Report - 10 euclid ave Natick, May 19, 2019
To: <foxsparrow...><mailto:<foxsparrow...>>


10 euclid ave Natick<https://maps.google.com/?q=10+euclid+ave+Natick&entry=gmail&source=g>, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 19, 2019 5:33 AM - 9:33 AM
Protocol: Stationary
23 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 10
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 4
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 2
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 3
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 8
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 10

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56524052

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/20/19 9:17 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Curlew Sandpiper - Monomoy NWR, Morris Island, Chatham
Curlew Sandpiper reported via Cape Cod Birds on Facebook and via ebird. Reported yesterday and still present today at Monomoy NWR--Morris Island, Massachusetts.Reported today in the same location (Monomoy NWR Morris Island, taking
the visitor center trail down the stairs to the beach and headed west,
in a mudflat exposed during lower tides where people like to dig clams).
Barbara Volkle Northborough, MA <barb620...>

 

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Date: 5/20/19 5:50 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] barred owl at home, May 19, 2019
142 County Rd., Ipswich (home)
May 19, 2019 12:15 AM - 12:17 AM
Comments: I heard a barred owl close outside the back window as I
went to bed.
1 species

Barred Owl 1 This owl, which I had heard several nights earlier,
had a different call--not in pattern, but stylistically. It never
varied from the 8-hoot pattern, but the fourth note was clipped, not as
long as usual for the species, and the 8th note was not followed by a
gargle or even much of a drop in pitch--it too was cut off "too soon."
This individual's song is therefore unique in my memory and makes the
bird easy to ID, as it called exactly the same way several nights apart.

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56526160

--
Jim Berry Ipswich, Mass. <jim.berry3...>

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Date: 5/20/19 5:48 am
From: Tim Spahr <tspahr44...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 40+ White winged scoter
There is currently a tight flock of around 40 white winged scoter and Westborough wildlife management area at Chauncey lake!

Tim Spahr

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/20/19 5:11 am
From: <lfkramer...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mourning Warbler present and singing, Mount Auburn Cemetery, 7AM, on Indian Ridge hillside across from Halcyon Pond
Had to leave but the bird was present, singing, moving around for at least an hour. Thanks to a very helpful BBC group getting everyone on the bird.
Good luck!


Leslie Kramer
Medford
 

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Date: 5/20/19 5:08 am
From: Phil Brown <nebirdsplus...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] possible Swainson's Warbler - Arcadia - East Hampton - 05-19-19
Mike Stone asked that I post this to MassBird..... send any questions to
Mike at <mikestone01...>

I usually don't post sightings so I was wondering if someone could put this out for me - this morning 5-19 my brother and I found a Swainson's Warbler at Arcadia Wildlife Area in Easthampton, MA. If you go behind the visitor center and go right , follow the path to the back where 3 paths converge and you are looking down at the water/pond. The warbler was close to the ground within bushes and understory. Very drab plain looking bird with brownish to olive-brown upper parts and wings - underparts completely whitish to off-white with no streakings or markings whatsoever. Prominent whitish "eyebrow" really stood out . Heavy pointed bill . We believe we may have heard it singing after googling its song . Sorry but no photo obtained. We were unable to refind to get other birders on it but hopefully somebody can refind it - thanks ,- Mike Stone

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Date: 5/19/19 6:47 pm
From: Matt S. <accipiter22...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] May 19, 2019 Parker River NWR - 80+ species, bay-breasteds, cape-mays, chestnut-sideds. Tons of activity after the rain
Hi All,

I tried to beat the rain and get some AM birding in at Parker River, which
I did. It poured out for about 40 minutes, but I stuck around. As it
tapered I headed over to the Pines Trail, which I think is the most
under-rated part of Parker, there's almost always great birding there no
matter what season. As soon as the rain died down I got out before the
winds picked back up. I had probably the best 30 minutes of birding that
I've experienced. There are 15 warblers species that I saw at Parker
today, and I saw at least one of each of them at the Pines Trail in those
30 minutes. I also saw a Rose-Breasted Grosbeak, several towhees, thrushes,
and a couple ravens (carrying what looked like food to one of the
pines...nesting?), along with bobolinks, a cedar waxwing, 3 hummingbirds,
red-eyed vireos, and warbling vireos. It was one of those times I was
glad I had my camera because a lot of the birds were flitting around too
fast, and in too great numbers, for me to identify entirely.

I didn't really check out the beaches since wet sand didn't seem fun to
trudge through, so I'll leave others to comment on the pelagics.

80 species (+2 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 4
Gadwall (Mareca strepera) 1
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 21
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 5
Green-winged Teal (Anas crecca) 2
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 2
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 3
Black-bellied Plover (Pluvialis squatarola) 7
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 2
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 1
Least Sandpiper (Calidris minutilla) 19
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) 1
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 3
Willet (Tringa semipalmata) 11
Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) 2
Ring-billed Gull (Larus delawarensis) 10
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 15
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 2
Least Tern (Sternula antillarum) 2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 4
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 5
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 3
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 9 Single group
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) 1
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) 1 Pictures and a video. I'll
attach photos after I get them off camera
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 4
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 3
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 4
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 5
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 4
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 2 Pine loop. I think they're breeding there
Purple Martin (Progne subis) 6
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 4
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 6
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Marsh Wren (palustris Group) (Cistothorus palustris [palustris Group]) 1
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) 4
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 4
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 10
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 5
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 19
Bobolink (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) 9
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 8
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) (Agelaius phoeniceus [phoeniceus Group])
4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 25
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 15
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 11
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) 1
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 7
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 4
Bay-breasted Warbler (Setophaga castanea) 4 2 females hanging out on
dune loop by the road. Just found another two in one of my photos from the
Pine Trail
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 18 most common...everywhere
Yellow Warbler (Northern) (Setophaga petechia [aestiva Group]) 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 3
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 3 all females
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 1 Singing in pines at pine loop
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 6
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 3
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1 Male, Pine Loop

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56503053

That's all,

Matt S.
Brighton, MA
<Accipiter22...>

 

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Date: 5/19/19 1:13 pm
From: Cassandra Oxley <cassandra.oxley...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] eBird Report - Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road, May 18, 2019
Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, 100-132 Prospect Hill Road
<https://maps.google.com/?q=100-132+Prospect+Hill+Road&entry=gmail&source=g>,
Worcester, Massachusetts, US
May 18, 2019 6:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.3 mile(s)
Comments: Sunny, cloudless at the start, warming to nearly 70 degrees
47 species

Canada Goose 20
Wild Turkey 3
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Turkey Vulture 4
Red-tailed Hawk 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Eastern Kingbird 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 2
Tree Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 1
Tufted Titmouse 1
Eastern Bluebird 2
Veery 1
Hermit Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 2
American Robin 4
Gray Catbird 4
Northern Mockingbird 3
European Starling 5
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 20
Common Grackle 8
Ovenbird 6
Blue-winged Warbler 3
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 2
Northern Cardinal 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56449557

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/19/19 10:54 am
From: Jason Forbes <jason...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret, intersection of route 113 and Westford street, dunstable
The egret is still here at 1:40.
Jason

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Jason Forbes
Waltham, MA
<jason...>
http://www.brewsterslinnet.com

 

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Date: 5/19/19 10:34 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Bradley Palmer SP, May 19, 2019
Bradley Palmer SP, Hamilton
May 19, 2019 7:45 AM - 10:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: I went in from the Hamilton (east) end and finally heard a
couple pewees. Other highlights were a scarlet tanager (I've heard
hardly any this spring), 2 more yellow-throated vireos, and 12 warbler
species. No swallows or nuthatches.
39 species (+1 other taxon)

Larus sp. 3 flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1 not seen
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2 both singing
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Yellow-throated Vireo 2 heard two, saw one of them
Red-eyed Vireo 0 This is a surprise for the location (all forest)
and date.
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 18
Veery 3 all by calls--still have not heard one sing, which is the
case almost every year until late May
Wood Thrush 4
American Robin 6
Gray Catbird 12 one carried nest material
American Goldfinch 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Ovenbird 27 all singing males
Northern Waterthrush 7 all singing males
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 8 all singing males
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 3
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2 One of these sang a peculiar song,
consisting of 5 fast notes on one pitch, followed by a slightly longer
terminal note sung with emphasis. I don't recall ever hearing one of
these birds sing a song like that, and I had to track him down and see
the singer singing to have any idea what warbler this was.
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 2
Wilson's Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5 all singing males

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56492212

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


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Jim Berry Ipswich, Mass. <jim.berry3...>

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Date: 5/19/19 10:34 am
From: Sophia Wong <skpwong6...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Possible Varied Thrush
A fiend of mine at Cape Ann wanted to report a Varied Thrush seen in her yard yesterday. She is familiar with them and positive of the sighting though she hasn’t seen one since she lived in Alaska. She will continue to monitor her yard and try to get a pic if it returns.
Just wanted to let folks know to be in the lookout.

Sophia Wong
Hudson,NH


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Date: 5/19/19 10:34 am
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pileated Woodpecker, Peabody
Do you remember the first time you saw a Pileated Woodpecker? I remember mine like it was yesterday... Because it WAS yesterday! :-D
Wow! What an impressive bird!
Found him just off the Independence Greenway path in Peabody near mile marker 2.5. And I don't know about yours, but my Pileated viewing experience beat every Warbler viewing experience I ever had. :-)
Happy Birding!
Mr. Shilo McDonald, LynnBird Watcher and Bolt EV driver
ShiloCM at Yahoo dot com
 

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Date: 5/19/19 6:02 am
From: MFB <badgerm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Trip report Magazine Beach Park -- May 19, 2019
We had a wonderful group of about 12 birders this morning at Magazine Beach. While it was much less birdy than it has been in the past few weeks, we still managed to eek out 9 warbler species, observed goldfinches fighting like dragons and even got a decent look at a Peregrine. Black-crowned night herons were numerous. We did not get to see the Osprey that has been a frequent visitor around the BU bridge.

Wilson’s warbler loves this spot and they are quiet bold here.

Nice to see more birds coming back to this great little urban green patch.

M. Badger

Magazine Beach Park
May 19, 2019
6:30 AM
Traveling
1.30 miles
120 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

X Canada Goose
X Mallard
X Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
X Herring Gull
X Double-crested Cormorant
X Black-crowned Night-Heron
X Belted Kingfisher—rattle heard 2x
X Peregrine Falcon
X Eastern Phoebe
X Eastern Kingbird—good spot, likely nesting here
X Warbling Vireo
X American Robin
X Gray Catbird
X Northern Mockingbird
X European Starling
X House Finch
X American Goldfinch
X Song Sparrow
X Baltimore Oriole
X Red-winged Blackbird
X Brown-headed Cowbird
X Common Grackle
X Black-and-white Warbler
X Nashville Warbler
X Common Yellowthroat
X American Redstart
X Northern Parula
X Magnolia Warbler
X Yellow Warbler
X Yellow-rumped Warbler
X Wilson's Warbler -- Seen well, possibly two
X House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 32


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Date: 5/19/19 4:57 am
From: <lfkramer...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret, intersection of route 113 and Westford street, dunstable
Cattle egret in the farm field at the intersection of westford street and route 113, dunstable, Ma

Leslie kramer
Diana fruguglietti
 

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Date: 5/18/19 7:46 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Parker River NWR - 5/18


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 28
Osprey 0 0 16
Bald Eagle 0 0 2
Northern Harrier 0 3 139
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 5 53
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 28 374
Merlin 5 15 75
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 23 53 724
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 11:30:00 Total
observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Mark Schoene

Observers: Mark Schoene
Visitors:
Many

ps. End of year sale: Amer Kestrel magnets, see webpage of EMHW



Weather:
NNW wind, 15mph gusting to 27, sunny, clear, and temperature a comfortable
15-18 c. Wind turned NE after 10am slowing migration.

Raptor Observations:
Unusually late number of falcons causing me to use the term "rebels" Our
observer checking on the site was surprised on how the fork in our
migration expectations was removed.

Local raptors were TV 12, OS 4, BE 2, RT 1, CH 1

Non-raptor Observations:
Major migration on the Island and late for this location. Notables were
large numbers of Goldfinches

Predictions:
Showers predicted mid-morning followed by S winds and sunny weather. It
could be Interesting
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115


 

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Date: 5/18/19 5:50 pm
From: <warbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] eBird Report - Hammond Pond, May 18, 2019

Hammond Pond, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 18, 2019 7:30 AM - 10:05 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: A lovely morning with no big surprises compared to
previous years, except the lack of Great Crested Flycatcher.
35 species

Other taxa: A pair (unknown if mated) of rock climbers.

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 4
American Black Duck (Anas rubripes) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris pusilla) 2
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 1
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 7
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 3
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 4
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 2
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 2
Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 3
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 5
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 2
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 4 A location record;
different birds based on distance and location
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 3
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 2
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 3 Two seen together before the
train tracks, and one on the other side (Houghton Garden) of the tracks
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56468804


Good birding,

Sylvia Martin, Newton
<warbler...>


 

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Date: 5/18/19 5:17 pm
From: Brad Dinerman <bdinerman...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Birding Boston
Two of the sanctuaries you listed (Broadmoor and Waseeka) are both somewhat far from Boston, especially since you won’t have a vehicle. Both of those sanctuaries are deep in MetroWest, 45-60 minutes from Boston. Tidmarsh is in Plymouth, also a bit far from the city.

Two thoughts come to mind:

* Franklin Park – well known for the zoo, but the park itself is very large and scenic and hosts a variety of birds. Details at https://www.boston.gov/parks/franklin-park.
* Belle Isle Marsh – Details at https://www.mass.gov/locations/belle-isle-marsh-reservation.

One other thought… there are probably a number of birders on this list who would be willing to take you birding for the day to areas outside of the city, such as the ones you mentioned or even to more “interesting” areas such as Parker River Wildlife Refuge. Of course, it’s up to you if you want to go with strangers, but all birders are strange, right? 😊 Just put the request out there and see who responds.

Good luck, and I hope you have fun.

Yours,
Brad Dinerman
Ashland MA




From: <massbird-approval...> <massbird-approval...> On Behalf Of Gilbert Conn
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2019 3:09 PM
To: <Massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Birding Boston

Hello Birders

My wife and I will be staying in Boston for four days in early June. We would like to get in a day of birding, if possible, but will not have a vehicle. We would like to find an area close to the City if possible, reachable within proximity to public transportation (MTA). We are particularly interested In finding resident landside birds.

I found a few sanctuaries on-line, but have no detailed information on them:
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary; Waseeka wildlife Sanctuary; Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Any help in finding a location(s) would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,

Gil Conn
Pasadena, California
<gilconn...><mailto:<gilconn...>

 

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Date: 5/18/19 3:16 pm
From: Miles Brengle <brenglema...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich - May 18
Massbird,

I spent almost the entire day birding Boone Park to see how many species I
could tally in a day at my patch. I finished with 80 species...not bad for
a dinky wooded hilltop! Here is my complete checklist from the day (photos
to be attached in a day or two):

https://ebird.org/massaudubon/view/checklist/S56460505

If you have any questions about the park or my checklist from today, I
would be happy to answer them. The next two days should be equally as fun
up there...good birding!

--
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
<brenglema...>

 

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Date: 5/18/19 2:39 pm
From: Gilbert Conn <gilconn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Birding Boston
Hello Birders



My wife and I will be staying in Boston for four days in early June. We
would like to get in a day of birding, if possible, but will not have a
vehicle. We would like to find an area close to the City if possible,
reachable within proximity to public transportation (MTA). We are
particularly interested In finding resident landside birds.



I found a few sanctuaries on-line, but have no detailed information on them:

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary; Waseeka wildlife Sanctuary; Tidmarsh Wildlife
Sanctuary



Any help in finding a location(s) would be greatly appreciated.



Regards,



Gil Conn

Pasadena, California

<gilconn...> <mailto:<gilconn...>




 

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Date: 5/18/19 1:34 pm
From: Sean Williams <seanbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mississippi Kite, Provincetown- 5/18
Hello,

At 1:10 PM this afternoon, a Mississippi Kite flew over Provincetown, visible from the Provincelands Visitor Center. Sometimes these birds stick around for a couple days, so it might be worth a hawk watch if you are in the area tomorrow. The visitor center has an observation deck. The kite was seen by Jeff Offerman, Blair Nikula, Peter and Jeremiah Trimble, and myself.

Good birding,
Sean Williams
Westboro, MA
<seanbirder...>
 

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Date: 5/18/19 1:17 pm
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Glossy Ibis - Kings Beach
Mbers, earlier this afternoon while looking at gulls at the outfall there, 4 glossy ibis flew overhead heading towards MarbleheadJoeSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/18/19 12:48 pm
From: newburyportbirders <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wilson's Phalarope - Rowley
Subject birds still present on Route 1A Rowley in the pans by the brown Ranch house.Good birding, SueSue McGrathNewburyport BirdersNewburyportSent via the Samsung Galaxy S7, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 5/18/19 8:53 am
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wilson Phalarope Pikuls on RT 1 Rowley
Being seen now

Sent from my iPhone

Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
<Tattler1...>
 

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Date: 5/18/19 8:38 am
From: Joe Battenfeld <jbattenfeld...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Summer Tanager, Hall’s Pond

Massbirders Found a male adult Summer Tanager at Hall’s Pond in Brookline late this morning in the Rhodedendron garden at south end of Pond. Got great looks before it flew into woods. Bright red all around with large Tanager bill. Also at Halls Pond were a chestnut-sided Warbler and Wilson’s Warbler. 
Joe Battenfeld Roslindale <jbattenfeld...> 

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Date: 5/18/19 5:28 am
From: Paul Champlin <skua99...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gooseberry migrant Red-bellieds, R-b Nuthatches, Nelson's Sparrow, etc.
I spent two hours perched atop the mound of dirt at the Gooseberry parking lot (Westport, MA), and observed a marginally decent morning flight. As is typical for this location, the host of species (and a stiff, northerly breeze) suggested early May rather than the 18th. 3 Migrant Eastern Kingbirds, 4 American Robins, 8 Baltimore Orioles, 3 Catbirds, 5 Yellow Warblers, 2 Yellow-rumps, and a few other typically early-May species were pleasant to see making the jump from the island to the mainland, adding to the many resident Doves, Robins, Catbirds, Yellows, Common Yellowthroats. A constant flow of Double-crested Cormorants and Common Loons with a sprinkling of Great Cormorants and Red-throated Loons kept me busy during the lulls in activity, as did brief incursions of various terns. Surprising species that migrated to the mainland were 3 different Red-bellied Woodpeckers (two at once... I think this may be the first for me in the spring at that location), 5 Red-breasted Nuthatches, and a Nelson's Sparrow that sang at least twice, then eventually made its way across the causeway. A Scarlet Tanager, 8 Cedar Waxwing, Red-eyed Vireo, Prairie, Blackpoll, Black-throated Green warblers, and a few other migrants were fun additions, but several waves of migrants were high overhead, moving north.

Gooseberry (the only place I really bird anymore) is often best for spring warblers, tanagers, flycatchers, etc. in late May, so there's still plenty of time for a good day or two there (though the weather really does call the shots at that location).

Paul Champlin
Westport, MA

 

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Date: 5/18/19 4:20 am
From: Jonathan Glover <jglover76...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] summer tanager
Summer Tanager behind Mormon Church in Foxboro on 140 near Dairy Queen.
Path entrance is way in the back of the parking lot. Take the first left
off the path in 200 feet. It was about another 100 feet on the right.
Got a good look and a recording.

Jonathan Glover
Foxboro, Mass
<jglover76...>

 

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Date: 5/17/19 6:37 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC walk Mt. Auburn Cemetery, May 17, 2019
In spite of the drizzle and cold temperature (yes it was a glove day
though some of us thought we were past that!), there were migrants to 
enjoy.
@4 birders were not to be daunted by Mother Nature - we had 13 species
of Warblers, though no sign of the Cape May show from yesterday (yes, we
spent a fair amount of time at that tree).
On a drizzly day like today, we had high expectations of a thrush show,
but American Robins and one Veery were the only cast of
characters in the Thrush show this a.m.   Also of note was the lack of
bird song from most of the warblers - Warbling Vireo were
belting it out, and the Parulas were singing harmony, but mostly the
migrants were silent.

All in all, it was a fine day at Mt Auburn Cemetery!
Linda

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 17, 2019 6:00 AM - 8:45 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: BBC walk started at 50 degrees with cloud cover (though sun
rise was spectacular) but turned to drizzle for most of the trip.
41 species

Wild Turkey 1
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 Enjoying a gray squirrel as a breakfast treat.
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Kingbird 3
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Warbling Vireo 11
Blue Jay 5
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Veery 1
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 2
Cedar Waxwing 3
American Goldfinch 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Baltimore Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 9
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 12
American Redstart 8
Northern Parula 9
Magnolia Warbler 5
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Wilson's Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56425600

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/17/19 6:19 pm
From: judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Xanthochromic (?) Downy
Sorry- aberrant Red-belly pic-forgot to mention my info:Judy Parrot-WillisNorth Andover

On Friday, May 17, 2019, 8:45:23 PM EDT, Carolyn Longworth <bvm1290...> wrote:

A colleague sent this photos of a yellow male Downy Woodpecker.  She thought it was a Pine Warbler at first glance, then realized it was an aberrant Downy. We wondered if anyone else had seen birds like this.  We did find examples online, so know it's not rare, but it's unusual..Still it's an interesting bird.https://clongworth.smugmug.com/Birds/Xantho/i-VgBsn7x/A 

--


Carolyn Longworth
Acushnet, MA
bvm1290atgmail.com
Bird sightings at:

http://tinyurl.com/z489j5o


 

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Date: 5/17/19 5:47 pm
From: Carolyn Longworth <bvm1290...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Xanthochromic (?) Downy
A colleague sent this photos of a yellow male Downy Woodpecker. She
thought it was a Pine Warbler at first glance, then realized it was an
aberrant Downy.
We wondered if anyone else had seen birds like this. We did find examples
online, so know it's not rare, but it's unusual..
Still it's an interesting bird.
https://clongworth.smugmug.com/Birds/Xantho/i-VgBsn7x/A

--

Carolyn Longworth
Acushnet, MA
bvm1290atg <http://bvm1290atcomcast.net>mail.com
Bird sightings at:

http://tinyurl.com/z489j5o

 

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Date: 5/17/19 3:39 pm
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Maybe Warbler, Peabody, 5/17
Spent a couple hours birding early this morning, before the rain, over at the Independence Greenway in west Peabody. Didn’t have to walk more than 500 feet, before finding several different species of warblers all in the same tree.
They were the usual suspects, for the most part. But high up in the canopy, I did catch a glimpse of what MAY have been a Cape May Warbler.
I didn’t include the bird on my eBird report, because it disappeared just as soon as I spotted it. And having never seen one, I’m not 100% sure it is, what I saw. May... be? May... be not? 
Besides, my neck was not so subtly asking me to stop looking. Yeouch!
Happy Birding!
Mr. Shilo McDonald, LynnElectric Car Enthusiast and Bird NerdShiloCM at Yahoo dot com
 

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Date: 5/17/19 2:01 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (16 May 2019) 80 Raptors

Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 11:43:28 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Pilgrim Heights (16 May 2019) 80 Raptors


Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 40 171 514
Osprey 5 26 64
Bald Eagle 1 4 6
Northern Harrier 0 2 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 35 65
Cooper's Hawk 2 8 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 18 19 33
Red-tailed Hawk 3 10 33
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 19 75
Merlin 5 15 28
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 80 314 878
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 13:00:00 Total
observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers:
Visitors:
4 Visitors


Weather:
Partly cloudy, light winds shifting from W to N

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
5 Common Loons (migrants), 36 Cedar Waxwings, 88 Blue Jays (migrants)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=113

Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.

Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.

 

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Date: 5/17/19 12:42 pm
From: <warbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Hammond Pond BBC walk--date correction
Dear Birders,

There's an error in the current blue book and on the BBC website for
the Hamond Pond Reservation walk. It is Saturday, May 18, not the
19th. Sorry for the short notice.

Thanks,

Sylvia Martin, Newton
<warbler...>


 

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Date: 5/17/19 12:15 pm
From: Jonathan Center <jbcenter...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Otter Slide Trail, Carlisle Conservation Land - Good afternoon for Thrushes

Otter Slide Trail, Carlisle Conservation Land, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 16, 2019 3:30 PM - 5:40 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:    The Otter Slide Trail is part of the Carlisle town conservation lands and the trail head is located off of Curve Street and opposite of the Cranberry Bog Conservation Land. The trail runs parallel to a canal that serves as the out flow to the cranberry bog. Habitat is deciduous woodland with pine and some hemlock. Parts are fairly dense with fallen logs and up-turned stumps. It is not a loop trail and comes to an end at Old Morse Trail which may be used for horse back riding. Otter Slide Trail is about one mile long. Never observed Otter here despite its name.
15 species

Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  1
Winter Wren (Troglodytes hiemalis)  1
Veery (Catharus fuscescens)  1
Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus)  2
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina)  3
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  2
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)  1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)  2
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla)  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56406397

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
Jonathan <Centerjbcenter...>
 

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Date: 5/17/19 10:40 am
From: Nickilas Paulson <grendelpgill...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Canoe/Kayak Bolton Flats tomorrow. Notes
With all of the rain. The canoe launch is very wet and muddy to get into. I recommend knee boats or mud shoes.

Nick Paulson
Upton ma
Grendelpgill at yahoo com

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/17/19 8:07 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (15 May 2019) 18 Raptors

Date: Fri, 17 May 2019 06:35:51 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Pilgrim Heights (15 May 2019) 18 Raptors


Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 10 131 474
Osprey 2 21 59
Bald Eagle 0 3 5
Northern Harrier 0 2 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 33 63
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 15
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 17 73
Merlin 1 10 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 18 234 798
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 12:00:00 Total
observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers:
Visitors:
3 Visitors


Weather:
Mostly cloudy early becoming partly cloudy by mid day. Light NW winds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
1 White-winged Scoter, 10 Common Loons (Migrants)

1 American Lady
========================================================================
Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=113

Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.


Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.

 

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Date: 5/17/19 8:07 am
From: Jim McCoy <jfmccoy...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Hooded Warbler in Melrose
Lots of birds at Ell Pond in Melrose this morning. I had a singing Hooded Warbler to the right of "The Beach" just south of the dog area. Also had a Wilson's near the bridge, and both a female Orchard Oriole and a Black-crowned Night Heron by the northeast corner of the pond. Very birdy all around--there seemed to be a couple of Redstarts in every tree.

Jim McCoy
Melrose, MA
<jfmccoy...>

 

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Date: 5/17/19 6:58 am
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape May Warbler Tree in Mt Auburn
If you've been wondering, as I had been, exactly where to look:

The Sycamore Maple (cultivar) on Spruce Ave at Gentian path, not far NW of Bigelow Chapel

BBC reported 3 yesterday (continuing for 2-3 days?); other groups reportedly had 4 or 5. Perhaps they are still there today.

My report with photos and Cape May audio: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56394680

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

 

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Date: 5/16/19 2:58 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC walk Boston Public Garden, May 16, 2019

Boston Public Garden, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
May 16, 2019 6:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.5 mile(s)
Comments: BBC trip on a beautiful sunny day, started at 51 degrees but
warmed up quickly
37 species (+1 other taxa)

Mute Swan 2 domestic
Mallard 23 with 6 ducklings
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 28
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 13
gull sp. 11
Double-crested Cormorant 4
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 interacting with a gull sp for a split second. Heard
first and saw the bird flying away.
Least Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 2
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Hermit Thrush 1 late
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 19
European Starling 1
American Goldfinch 2
White-throated Sparrow 17
Baltimore Oriole 2
Common Grackle 3
Ovenbird 4
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 23 conservative count; they were everywhere
American Redstart 2
Cape May Warbler 1
Northern Parula 9
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 18
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 1
House Sparrow X

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56366740

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

--
Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
tattler1(at)comcast(dot)net

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" - Tagore



 

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Date: 5/16/19 2:40 pm
From: Bill Lafley <blafley...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] New Salem - 5/16/19
Hello,

Finally a sunny day and lots of birds around the "yard", town center
and environs.

New Salem 2, Franklin, Massachusetts, US
May 16, 2019 7:19 AM - 11:04 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
73 species

Canada Goose 2
Wood Duck 2
Mallard 1
Wild Turkey 1 Gobbling
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Eastern Phoebe 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Yellow-throated Vireo 1
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Philadelphia Vireo 1 Seen well about 10’ up in a clump of
saplings. Vireo sized bird with yellow wash across throat and upper
chest. Dark line through eye to bill, darkish cap. Sang a weak
Red-eyed Vireolike song.
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 2
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 2
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 2
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 2
Carolina Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 5
European Starling 1
House Finch 2
Purple Finch 2
American Goldfinch 4
Chipping Sparrow 6
White-crowned Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 2
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Baltimore Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 14
Common Grackle 3
Ovenbird 14
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 4
Magnolia Warbler 2
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 2
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 2
Scarlet Tanager 1
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56345954

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/16/19 2:05 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Adult Laughing Gull Kings Beach
On my way home earlier this afternoon, I made a quick stop at Kings
Beach on the Swampscott/Lynn Line and was surprised to see an adult
Laughing Gull bathing with the collection of Ring-bill, Herring and 2
Great black-backed gulls.   When I ran into Suzanne Sullivan yesterday
she mentioned we should be looking for gulls!  She really is a gull
whisperer!

Linda

--
Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
tattler1(at)comcast(dot)net

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" - Tagore

 

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Date: 5/16/19 1:50 pm
From: Sam Miller <zamziller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Orange-crowned, Tennessee, continuing Brewster's, Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, May 16, 2019
Carla and I birded Heald Street Orchard today and had some nice birds. More information in the eBird report below.
Sam Miller and Carla Dengler
Acton, MA

>
> Heald Street Orchard, Pepperell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
> May 16, 2019 7:02 AM - 12:52 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.0 mile(s)
> 49 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Canada Goose 1
> Wild Turkey 1
> Mourning Dove 3
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4
> Turkey Vulture 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Least Flycatcher 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 8
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 8
> Black-capped Chickadee 4
> Tufted Titmouse 3
> House Wren (Northern) 5
> Eastern Bluebird 4
> American Robin 5
> Gray Catbird 18
> Cedar Waxwing 7
> Purple Finch 1
> Pine Siskin 3 Interacting with the Tennessee and a male Indigo Bunting in a small sapling along the north edge of the orchards. Nice group!
> Field Sparrow 6
> White-throated Sparrow 3
> Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica) 8
> Lincoln's Sparrow 1 North edge.
> Eastern Towhee 2
> Baltimore Oriole 5
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 2
> Common Grackle (Bronzed) 1
> Ovenbird 2
> Blue-winged Warbler 8 Minimum. Not a high count for this location.
> Brewster's Warbler (hybrid) 1 Continuing. Seems to range fairly widely. Seen along the western edge of the orchard block that occupies the southeast corner, and later, near the dell, where the little creek crosses the path on the south edge.
> Black-and-white Warbler 1
> Tennessee Warbler 1 Excellent views at eye level and below; sang several times. Along north edge of property.
> Orange-crowned Warbler 1 Seen well for several minutes, off and on, in the southeast corner of the orchard, working the apple blossoms; sang fairly frequently. Dark olive-green overall, smudgy streaking on breast, yellow-olive underneath, pale eye arcs, hint of line through eye. Carla got a recording of it singing; we'll try to upload it at some point.
> Nashville Warbler 1
> Common Yellowthroat 16
> American Redstart 4
> Northern Parula 7
> Magnolia Warbler 4
> Blackburnian Warbler 1
> Yellow Warbler (Northern) 11
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 9
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
> Indigo Bunting 2
> House Sparrow 1
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56362744
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


 

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Date: 5/16/19 1:48 pm
From: Larry O'Bryan <lobryan...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mount Auburn Cemetery May 16
I was joined by about 25 birders on this beautiful sunny morning, low 50's.
Very nice variety of birds, although not huge numbers. My complete list
follows.



Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US May 16, 2019 6:00 AM -
8:30 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

48 species (+1 other taxa)



Canada Goose 2

Mallard 3

Wild Turkey 3

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1

Mourning Dove 4

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1

gull sp. 3

Double-crested Cormorant 2

Cooper's Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 2

Blue-headed Vireo 1

Warbling Vireo 2

Red-eyed Vireo 1

Blue Jay 5

American Crow 4

Black-capped Chickadee 2

Tufted Titmouse 2

White-breasted Nuthatch 1

Swainson's Thrush 1

American Robin 17

Gray Catbird 4

Purple Finch 1

American Goldfinch 2

Chipping Sparrow 5

White-throated Sparrow 1

Song Sparrow 2

Baltimore Oriole 5

Red-winged Blackbird 4

Common Grackle 10

Ovenbird 3

Northern Waterthrush 1

Black-and-white Warbler 8

Nashville Warbler 3

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 3

Cape May Warbler 3 Seen in the same tree they have been for the past
four days. Other birders reported four, but we saw only three.

Northern Parula 11

Magnolia Warbler 4

Yellow Warbler 3

Chestnut-sided Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 3

Yellow-rumped Warbler 7

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Wilson's Warbler 1

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 6



View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56363120



This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



Larry O'Bryan


 

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Date: 5/16/19 1:26 pm
From: Trimble, Jeremiah <jtrimble...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] South Cape Beach State Park - Gull-billed Tern
Hello Massbirders,


A Gull-billed Tern was spotted between the New Seabury Country Club and South Cape Beach State Park in Mashpee between 28 April and May 1st. It was first reported on Facebook on a private area of New Seabury Country Club. On subsequent days, including the checklists linked below, it was seen from the state park, including roosting on the public beach. It has not been reported to MASSBIRD and did not go out on eBird needs emails, so I thought it would be worthwhile posting it here so that others might be on the lookout for this lingering bird and excellent sighting!


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56001981


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55941166


Best,

Jeremiah Trimble

Cambridge, MA

 

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Date: 5/16/19 11:35 am
From: Marjorie Watson <marjwtsn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wilson’s Phalarope Pikuls Rt1A Newbury
Female. Distant scope looks. She kept disappearing behind tall grass but when visible the chestnut neck color was quite obvious.
Thanks to Doug Chickering, Paul Peterson and others for reporting yesterday they had returned to Pikuls again this year.

Marjorie Watson
Georgetown MA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/16/19 9:53 am
From: Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Feeder Birds in Acton
I had 2 Pine Siskins at first the Sunflower hearts feeder, then the Thistle
feeder aound back.

I think the competition from Bluebirds, WB Nuthatch and House and Gold
Finches was

too much at the Sunflower feeder!

A Bluebird pair has been coming in for mealworms, then going to the other
feeder when

they've finished the worms off.

Birds make me happy.



Jane Moosbruker, Ph.D.

<mailto:<Jamoos...> <Jamoos...>



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Date: 5/16/19 7:44 am
From: Paula McFarland <saltpannes...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Artichoke Reservoir -- May 16, 2019
The following birds were seen on the Newburyportbirders trip this morning.

Artichoke Reservoir
May 16, 2019
7:00 AM - 9:30 AM


4 Canada Goose -- On nest
1 Wood Duck -- 1 male
2 Mallard
4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
2 Spotted Sandpiper
2 Great Blue Heron
2 Osprey
1 Bald Eagle
1 Red-tailed Hawk (abieticola) -- 1 bird seen perched new log cabin house
1 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker -- At nest
1 Pileated Woodpecker -- Heard
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
4 Eastern Kingbird
3 Warbling Vireo
3 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
8 Tree Swallow - ON
1 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren - S1
1 Eastern Bluebird
1 American Robin -- On nest
4 Gray Catbird - CM
2 American Goldfinch
2 Chipping Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
4 Baltimore Oriole - NB -- 2 sep. females nest building
6 Red-winged Blackbird
10 Common Grackle - ON
1 Ovenbird
2 Black-and-white Warbler
4 Common Yellowthroat
3 American Redstart -- Female
1 Northern Parula
1 Yellow Warbler
2 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
6 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
4 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Number of Taxa: 46

Sue McGrath
Paula McFarland

 

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Date: 5/16/19 6:18 am
From: Lakshminarayanan Sundaresan <lsundaresan...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Kentucky at Marblehead Neck - Yes
Bird was seen at the pines behind the hill, behind the pond at the far end
of the sanctuary. He was walking around on leaf litter to the west of the
trail around 9 AM.

Sundar L,
Littleton, MA.

 

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Date: 5/16/19 4:47 am
From: Patrick Fellion <pgfellion...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Worm-eating Warbler in Cunningham Park Milton
On a quick tour (9 minutes) through Cunningham Park in Milton I was treated
to a singing Worm-eating Warbler! The bird was heard from the first
parking area on the southwestern corner of the park by the red barn. It
was quite birdy this morning; wish I had more time. I never see other
birders here, but this is a great park, especially along the pipeline
right-of-way near a scrub-shrub wetland to the east.

Other warblers seen/heard:
Ovenbird
Black-and-white
American redstart
Northern parula
Magnolia
Pine
Black-throated green

Cheers!

-Patrick Fellion
<pgfellion...>
Milton, Massachusetts

 

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Date: 5/16/19 4:40 am
From: Lucas Hale <lhale...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Green lawn Kentucky Warbler 5/15 - Yes
The Kentucky Warbler was present on the thicketed bank by the small pond
with the stone bridge through the middle of it last night until about 8:00
pm. The bird stayed close to the leaf litter and was very secretive
(possibly due to the presence of a large Cooper’s Hawk in the area
earlier). Excellent views from the areas above (up the stone staircase) and
to the right (near headstones with American flags) from 7:40-7:55 pm. Hope
he sticks around for others to enjoy!!

Lucas Hale
Concord, MA
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c: 978-831-3445 e: <lhale...>

 

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Date: 5/15/19 7:40 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (15 May 2019) 2 Raptors

Date: Wed, 15 May 2019 13:24:10 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (15 May 2019) 2 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 28
Osprey 0 0 16
Bald Eagle 0 0 2
Northern Harrier 0 3 139
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 51
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 12 358
Merlin 0 10 70
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 2 30 701
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00 Observation end time: 11:00:00 Total
observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter: Ted Mara

Observers: Mark Schoene, Ted Mara

Visitors:
About 20


Weather:
5-10mph winds from the NW slowing and becoming overcast and slow

Raptor Observations:
Raptors were rare mirroring what was happening on the Island.

Local raptors were only 1 TV, 1 OS, 1 NH, and 2 AK

Non-raptor Observations:
Lack of hawkfood migrants slowed everything. New was a Whimbrel, migrating
were a dozen BlueJays, and a Belted Kingfisher.

Predictions:
N winds turning E, showers, poor coastal migration on Plum is ending the
raptor season with a whimper.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115

 

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Date: 5/15/19 7:13 pm
From: Paula McFarland <saltpannes...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pike's Bridge Road -- May 15, 2019
Here is a list of birds seen during the Newburyportbirders program tonight.

Pike's Bridge Road
May 15, 2019
5:00 PM- 7:45 PM

1 Chimney Swift
1 Killdeer -- Heard
1 Osprey
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker -- Heard
1 Downy Woodpecker -- Female
1 Pileated Woodpecker -- Heard
2 Eastern Kingbird
2 Blue Jay
1 Tree Swallow
1 Barn Swallow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
4 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Wood Thrush -- Heard
1 American Robin
2 Gray Catbird -- 1 with nesting material
1 Song Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow -- Singing
2 Baltimore Oriole -- Female nest building
10 Red-winged Blackbird
1 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 Common Grackle
2 Ovenbird
4 Black-and-white Warbler
10 Common Yellowthroat
3 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula -- Male
1 Yellow Warbler -- Male
2 Chestnut-sided Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler -- Female
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Canada Warbler -- Female
1 Northern Cardinal
3 Rose-breasted Grosbeak -- 2 Males, 1 female

Number of Taxa: 33

Paula McFarland
Newton, NH

 

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Date: 5/15/19 7:13 pm
From: Paul Peterson <petersonpaul63...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rowley Wilson's Phalarope
It's that time of year again, the time when the Wilson's Phalarope(s) return to the former Pikuls Pan along Route 1A in the town of Rowley. I saw it at 6:00 p.m. I met Doug C. there, who deove me to the spot along Parker st. where the CATTLE EGRET WAS!

Paul Peterson
<petersonpaul63...>
Boston
 

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Date: 5/15/19 6:26 pm
From: <warbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Evening Walk--Mt. Auburn, Wilson's Warbler

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 15, 2019 5:00 PM - 7:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: There was quite a lot of activity compared with previous
years for this walk. 58 degrees at the start, dropping quick by the
end; slight breeze. We ran out of time to explore the Dell (cemetery
gates close at 7:00).
34 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor) 1 In the same oak tree in the
dry dell.
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 11
gull sp. (Larinae sp.) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 1 Halcyon Pond. We observed it
catch and eat two of what appeared to be goldfish or small koi--very
red.
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 2
Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 3
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) X
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 5
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 7 Spectacle Pond
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 3
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 5
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 9
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 1
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 2
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 3
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 2
Wilson's Warbler (Cardellina pusilla) 1 Spectacle Pond
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56331919

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


 

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Date: 5/15/19 4:58 pm
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rowley, Newbury, & West Newbury - 05-15-2019
David Moon and I led today's edition of Wednesday Morning Birding out of
Joppa Flats Education Center.  Knowing from an early-morning visit to
Plum Island that things were pretty quiet birdwise, we ventured inland. 
Skies were cloudy, brightening now and then, temps were in the middle
50s, and winds were light and variable.

Our list:

Canada Goose (~ 12) - Scotland Road.
Wild Turkey (3) - Rowley.
Double-crested Cormorant (1) - Joppa Flats.
Great Blue Heron (1) - Newman Road, Newbury.
Great Egret (2) - Newman Road, Newbury.
Snowy Egret (8) - various, but mostly Newman Road, Newbury.
Glossy Ibis (1) - Newman Road, Newbury.
Turkey Vulture (4) - Rowley.
Osprey (1)
Cooper's Hawk (1) - Martin Burns WMA, Newbury.
Yellowlegs sp. (~ 7) - Newman Road, Newbury.
Willet (5) - various.
Herring Gull (2) - Rowley.
Rock Pigeon - various.
Mourning Dove (2) - Rowley.
Great Horned Owl (1) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
Red-bellied Woodpecker (1) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
Eastern Phoebe (1) - Martin Burns WMA, Newbury.
Great Crested Flycatcher (2) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
Eastern Kingbird (3) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
Blue Jay (1) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
Black-capped Chickadee (3) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
Tufted Titmouse (2) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
White-breasted Nuthatch (2) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
House Wren (1) - FOY, Martin Burns WMA, Newbury.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (2) - Pikes Bridge Road, W. Newbury.
American Robin - common.
Gray Catbird (1) - Rowley.
Northern Mockingbird (2) - 1, Rowley; 1, Joppa Flats.
Ovenbird (4) - 2, Martin Burns WMA, Newbury; 2, Pikes Bridge Road, W.
Newbury.
Blue-winged Warbler (1) - Pikes Bridge Road, W. Newbury.
Black-and-white Warbler (2) - Pikes Bridge Road, W. Newbury.
Common Yellowthroat - common.
American Redstart (2) - 1, Martin Burns WMA, Newbury; 1, Pikes Bridge
Road, W. Newbury.
Northern Parula (2) - 1, Rough Meadows, Rowley; 1, Martin Burns WMA,
Newbury.
Yellow Warbler (2) - Pikes Bridge Road, W. Newbury.
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1) - Martin Burns WMA, Newbury.
Eastern Towhee (3) - Martin Burns WMA, Newbury.
Chipping Sparrow (2) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
Northern Cardinal (2)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1) - Martin Burns WMA, Newbury.
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird (2) - 1, Rough Meadows, Rowley; 1, Martin Burns
WMA, Newbury.
Orchard Oriole (2) - Rough Meadows, Rowley.
Baltimore Oriole (4) - 1, Rough Meadows, Rowley; 3, Martin Burns WMA,
Rowley.

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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Date: 5/15/19 4:39 pm
From: GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Warblers on the ground
One of the most interesting things we witnessed at Mt Auburn Sunday was a male Robin which began chasing warblers out of the top of a large tree. It would chase one out and land. Then after another, then another. It was 10-15 birds it chased. We could only think this was defending a food source, one which is fleeting and difficult to find given the cold temps and rainy conditions. These birds are visual feeders so looking for caterpillars moving in such conditions is difficult. The Robin is probably feeding young or close to it.


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA

> On May 14, 2019 at 11:57 PM Josh <opihi...> wrote:
>
> Hi MassBirders,
>
> Not a warbler, but something even stranger to see on the ground, I think: an Eastern Wood-Pewee! It was at Tri-town Beach in South Deerfield; not just at the general location but on the actual beach itself, away from any trees. It was making short flights from spot to spot and snatching up insects off of the sand. Clearest sight yet that the ongoing cool, damp weather is making life difficult for insect-eating birds, especially those that depend on flying insects as most of their prey…
>
> Good birding,
>
> Josh
>
>
> Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
> Amherst, MA
>
> Webmaster, Hampshire Bird Club
> https://hampshirebirdclub.org/
>
> Northeast Chapter, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
> https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/
>
> http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
> https://www.facebook.com/opihi
>
>
>




 

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Date: 5/15/19 3:20 pm
From: <lfkramer...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Kentucky continues 5:30PM Greenlawn cemetery, Salem
Flying around small pond and leaf litter in hillside alongside walk by pond.
Leslie Kramer
Barry Burden
Medford
 

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Date: 5/15/19 2:35 pm
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Another Kentucky Warbler, Marblehead, 5/15
Massbirders,Today I photographed a Kentucky Warbler at the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. It was last seen along the Warbler Trail in the bend/corner area before Migration Overlook.
Also of note, yesterday I photographed a Cedar Waxwing sitting atop a tree at the Lynn / Salem line on Route 107.
Happy Birding to all!
Mr. Shilo McDonald, Lynn, MAGeologist, Technologist, Photographer, Electric Vehicle Enthusiast and Avid BirderShiloCM at Yahoo dot com


 

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Date: 5/15/19 2:15 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] farm fields and New England Biolabs, Ipswich, May 15, 2019: VIRA with 4 chicks
Argilla-Northgate-Essex Rd. Fields Complex, Ipswich
May 15, 2019 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: I made one stop on each of the 3 roads, looking in vain
for a white-faced ibis.
16 species; highlights only

Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 70 They flew from the farm pond (where they were too
far away to examine with a scope) over to the horse paddocks on Essex
Rd. So I drove over there and studied them as well as I could (many
were obscured, though I eventually got to see most in the scope), but
did not see any white-faces.
Turkey Vulture 1
Barn Swallow 4
Savannah Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 2
Bobolink 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56314474


New England Biolabs, Ipswich
May 15, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.75 mile(s)
Comments: Zero migrant warblers, but the highlight was a VIRGINIA
RAIL WITH 4 BABIES. Also finally heard a warbling vireo and a green heron.
33 species (+1 other taxon); partial list:

Virginia Rail 9 5 adults (I actually saw 3 of them). Two were
paired and had 4 tiny black fluffballs that looked like they couldn't
have been over a day or two old, although BNA says "Precocial chicks
leave the nest within 3–4 days after hatching," and these chicks were
clearly out of the nest. The first adult, with whom I counted the 4
(minimum) chicks, later brooded them, I thought to keep them warm. I
had never seen this before with rails. (BNA says "Both male and female
parents brood the chicks immediately after departure from nest,
occasionally dividing up large broods. Chicks are brooded constantly by
parents for first 4–7 days, then less and less during the following 2
weeks." So I guess it was not just due to the cold weather.) Then the
mate came along and one of the young started to go with him or her, but
when he or she returned a few seconds later the chick decided to rejoin
its siblings under the warm belly of the brooding parent. What a treat
to watch the private lives of these birds without disturbing them.

Sora 0 could not get one to respond
Green Heron 1
Glossy Ibis 2
Bald Eagle 1 immature
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Warbling Vireo 1
Tree Swallow 0 Normally this place is rife with swallows by this
time, but not this cold rainy spring.
Marsh Wren 0 surprisingly, none of these either
Eastern Bluebird 1
Wood Thrush 1
Gray Catbird 13
American Goldfinch 8
Song Sparrow 6
Swamp Sparrow 4
Bobolink 1
Baltimore Oriole 4
Red-winged Blackbird 35
Common Yellowthroat 3
Yellow Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 7
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56313774

--
Jim Berry Ipswich, Mass. <jim.berry3...>

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Date: 5/15/19 11:58 am
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/15
Hi Massbirders,
A group of 14 of us birded McLaughlin Woods
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L897808> in Boston this morning, and after the
official walk ended several of us continued combing through the spot for
another hour or so. We ended up with 41 species, highlights of which
included 2 Cape May Warblers, one especially stealthy and uncooperative
Lincoln's Sparrow and a number of other migratory birds (11 warbler
species). Full checklist below.

For those on the walk this morning who'd like to join the shared eBird
checklist, click this link
<https://ebird.org/shared?subID=UzU2MzAyODI4&s=t> (if
that doesn't work for some reason, just shoot me an email).

Walks will continue weekly throughout May, Wednesdays at 7:30 am. More info
about the next walk on May 22 can be found here
<https://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/tripevent/mclaughlin-woods-migrants-boston-4/>.
We'll meet at the bleachers next to the lower baseball field, per usual.
The spot is accessible by T (a short walk from the Jackson Square stop on
the Orange Line) and there's usually ample parking along Fisher and Parker
Hill Avenues. This customized google map
<https://tinyurl.com/McLaughlinWoods> has more information on the location
of our meeting spot, how to walk over from the T, and where parking is
usually available.

Best,
Sebastian Jones
Jamaica Plain, MA

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, May 15, 2019 at 9:47 AM
Subject: eBird Report - McLaughlin Woods, May 15, 2019
To: <sebastianojones...>


McLaughlin Woods, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
May 15, 2019 7:29 AM - 9:34 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk. Sunny and cool. Slow going at the
start with some fairly uncooperative birds but ended on a nice note with a
couple Cape Mays.
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Wild Turkey 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 4
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1
Least Flycatcher 3 Two tangle, one lower ball field
Blue-headed Vireo 1 On path up from lower ball field
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 4
Veery 2 1 main stairs, 1 Iroquois Street Woods
American Robin 7
Gray Catbird 7
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 12
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 1
Chipping Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 5
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Continuing Iroquois Street Woods. Extremely
uncooperative, not sure how many got a chance to see it.
Swamp Sparrow 1 Like yesterday, with Lincoln Sparrow at Iroquois
Street Woods.
Baltimore Oriole 1
Common Grackle 1
Ovenbird 12 Spread throughout various areas of park. Leading a walk so
less meticulous of a count, though seemingly less than yesterday.
Northern Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Nashville Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 5
Cape May Warbler 2 Together in trees at the top tangle, viewed from
the orchard/along the edge of the top field. One singing at times.
Northern Parula 11
Magnolia Warbler 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1 Possible Canada singing towards lower
ball field, though didn't get enough of the song to be certain.
Northern Cardinal 4
House Sparrow 15

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56302828

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/15/19 10:23 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] May 15, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge - Nighthawk roosting on the Ridge!
Thanks to Matt S. for this post.

Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>


*

May 15, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge - Nighthawk roosting on the
Ridge!

Wed, 15 May 2019 09:40:29 -0400


Hi Everyone,

I'll pass along a full list later, but in the meantime I wanted to alert
people to the presence of a nighthawk sleeping on Indian Ridge.  When
you go to the dry dell, walk all the way to the end and turn left onto
Indian Ridge.  Almost immediately on your left there will be an oak tree
with tons of yellow buds on it.  On the middle left of the tree are two
branches that are fully exposed, running left.  The bottom one is
thinner, and the upper one is thicker.  This thicker branch, if you scan
along it, has a nighthawk roosting on it. TONS of good looks and an
opportunity for photographing.



Matt s.
<Accipiter22...> <mailto:<Accipiter22...>
Brighton, MA
 

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Date: 5/15/19 9:50 am
From: Marjorie Watson <marjwtsn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Kentucky Warbler Greenlawn Cemetery Salem
Continuing male near small pond with bridge.

Marjorie Watson
Georgetown

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/15/19 8:51 am
From: Childs, Jackson <jchilds...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn, 5/15/19
Glorious morning at Mt. Auburn, perfect conditions, abundant migrants in the sunlight, generally quite tame. I'd be interested to see detailed lists. I'm not so good at counting birds, but there were singing Parulas in seemingly every tree, I would guess 100+ for the cemetery? It's so interesting how the composition changes from day to day. Ovenbirds were especially common, many Black-throated Blue and Magnolia, Canada, Chestnut-sided and Tennessee warblers in numbers, still several Prairie and Nashville warblers. Usual other species. Heard only one Blackpoll, no Bay-breasted or Cape May, although the latter was reported.

Jackson Childs
<jchilds...><mailto:<jchilds...>
Arlington, MA

 

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Date: 5/15/19 6:50 am
From: Diana F. <diana.fru...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Kentucky yes at Green lawn cemetery
On the bank near the small pond with the bridge.

Diana Fruguglietti
Woburn

 

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Date: 5/14/19 9:05 pm
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Warblers on the ground
Hi MassBirders,

Not a warbler, but something even stranger to see on the ground, I think: an Eastern Wood-Pewee! It was at Tri-town Beach in South Deerfield; not just at the general location but on the actual beach itself, away from any trees. It was making short flights from spot to spot and snatching up insects off of the sand. Clearest sight yet that the ongoing cool, damp weather is making life difficult for insect-eating birds, especially those that depend on flying insects as most of their prey…

Good birding,

Josh


Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

Webmaster, Hampshire Bird Club
https://hampshirebirdclub.org/

Northeast Chapter, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/

http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
https://www.facebook.com/opihi



 

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Date: 5/14/19 7:30 pm
From: Karen Idoine <kidoine...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Warblers on the ground
We came across a Scarlet Tanager, looking exhausted, in the middle of Mountain Road in Greenfield. A woman had seen it ahead of her and stopped to protect it from potentially faster, less observant drivers behind. We stopped with the idea of helping to move it off the road and into the woods, but it flew away just as I was opening my door. I couldn’t help but wonder if it was tired and hungry due to the cold, wet weather and a paucity of insects...

Karen Idoine
Wendell, MA


> On May 14, 2019, at 8:57 PM, Neil Hayward <neil.hayward...> wrote:
>
> After reading Chris Floyd's commentary about tired and hungry warblers at Mount Auburn this past week, I was just about to head out there this afternoon when I flushed a small bird off my driveway. It was a female Black-throated Blue Warbler. She spent the next five minutes hopping on the driveway and the very small patch of yard next to the house. She looked tired and hungry, and would often hop within a foot of where I was standing. Certainly the most unusual yard bird I've had in urban Cambridge (I live between Harvard and Porter Squares).
>
> Mount Auburn was overcast this afternoon, very cold, but still birdy. The dell was chock full of Ovenbirds and an accommodating Wood Thrush. I also finally managed to catch up with a Wilson's Warbler working the edge of spectacle with a flock of American Redstarts. Northern Parulas continue to be the most abundant warbler.
>
> Good birding,
> –Neil
>
> Neil Hayward
> Cambridge, MA

 

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Date: 5/14/19 7:17 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] eBird Report - Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA, May 8, 2019
Apologies for this late report, lost in my inbox.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

*

To: <wwebb24...>
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 8:15 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA, May 8, 2019


> Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, MA, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
> May 8, 2019 9:27 AM - 12:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: Sky partly cloudy. Temp about 60. With few exceptions, I do
> not count birds unless they number 1 or 2; anything more receives the
> dreaded "X".
> 25 species
>
> Mallard X
> Mourning Dove 2 Heard only.
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 1 Circled over cemetery. Later, as we were finishing
> our walk, the same hawk landed in a nearby tree.
> Red-bellied Woodpecker X Heard only.
> Northern Flicker 1 Heard only.
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1 Heard only.
> Blue Jay 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 1 Heard only.
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> American Robin X
> Baltimore Oriole X
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Common Grackle X
> Worm-eating Warbler 1 Best looks ever at one seen for some days
> feeding in a tree on Indian Ridge.
> Black-and-white Warbler X
> Cape May Warbler 1
> Northern Parula X
> Blackburnian Warbler 1
> Yellow Warbler 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler X
> Northern Cardinal 2 Heard only.
> House Sparrow X
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56022252
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
> (https://ebird.org/home)

Walt Webb
Westwood, MA
<wwebb24...>
 

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Date: 5/14/19 7:05 pm
From: Neil Hayward <neil.hayward...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Warblers on the ground
After reading Chris Floyd's commentary about tired and hungry warblers at
Mount Auburn this past week, I was just about to head out there this
afternoon when I flushed a small bird off my driveway. It was a female
Black-throated Blue Warbler. She spent the next five minutes hopping on the
driveway and the very small patch of yard next to the house. She looked
tired and hungry, and would often hop within a foot of where I was
standing. Certainly the most unusual yard bird I've had in urban Cambridge
(I live between Harvard and Porter Squares).

Mount Auburn was overcast this afternoon, very cold, but still birdy. The
dell was chock full of Ovenbirds and an accommodating Wood Thrush. I also
finally managed to catch up with a Wilson's Warbler working the edge of
spectacle with a flock of American Redstarts. Northern Parulas continue to
be the most abundant warbler.

Good birding,
–Neil

Neil Hayward
Cambridge, MA

 

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Date: 5/14/19 2:43 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: RE: [EXT] [MASSBIRD] Kentucky warbler, Yes! 500PM, Greenlawn Cemetery
Noon photos, more details on Kentucky Warbler below:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56280609

Also, birders should take care not park on grass (as at Mt Auburn, that means park with tires only on pavement) and not obstruct intersections. Local birders there expressed concern that others coming to see this bird would not observe rules and upset the cemetery staff. Indeed, several of us outsiders were asked by a staffer to move our cars to a side road. There was extra sensitivity on account of a military funeral there today.

This is an extraordinary place to bird (previously unknown to the non-locals I talked to). We should be sure that birders continue to be tolerated.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

From: <massbird-approval...> <massbird-approval...> On Behalf Of anhinga3
Sent: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 5:05 PM
To: MassBird Posts <massbird...>
Subject: [EXT] [MASSBIRD] Kentucky warbler, Yes! 500PM, Greenlawn Cemetery

Hi MassBirders,

The Kentucky warbler is being seen at Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem, MA. It is working the small hillside next to the pond.

Good Birding!

Laura de la Flor
Salem, MA


Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/14/19 2:34 pm
From: MFB <badgerm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Magazine Beach, Cambridge

Another quick bird walk at Magazine Beach in Cambridge. We had 39 species earlier this week, including Wilson’s warbler.

M. Badger
Cambridge,MA

*Bird Walk at Magazine Beach Sun., May 19 @ 6:30-8am

Meet at the stone Powder Magazine at 6:30 am. We will explore the park, look and listen for migrating birds and search for residents and nesting species. Beginners and young birders with a parent are welcome. Please email leader M. Badger at <Mfbadger...> if you are coming and to reserve a pair of binoculars if you need them. Rain or high wind cancels.


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/14/19 2:12 pm
From: anhinga3 <anhinga3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Kentucky warbler, Yes! 500PM, Greenlawn Cemetery
Hi MassBirders, The Kentucky warbler is being seen at Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem,  MA. It is working the small hillside next to the pond. Good Birding! Laura de la Flor Salem,  MASent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
 

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Date: 5/14/19 10:49 am
From: Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Massachusetts Daily Field Card
Good afternoon all,

A while back, I made a word doc version of this that is editable. I haven't
used it in a while but can try and find it if anyone is interested.

Paul Guidetti
Westford, MA



On Tue, May 14, 2019 at 12:51 PM Soheil Zendeh <sohzendeh...> wrote:

>
> https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SLQI18c5Y3B1JYu3-9QN01-79XAm4lKc/view?usp=sharing
>
> * Folks, About a week ago my friend Neil Calabro inquired about a card
> published by MassAudubon that listed Massachusetts birds. Turns out that
> for a number of reasons (including the fact that the list order keeps
> getting shuffled by the genomics works in progress and also the fact that
> no none uses paper any more), MAS does not publish that list any more. I
> have posted a copy of it to google drive and the link is above. This one
> was published in 2005 and may have been among the last ones they printed.
> In my experience, this list was and remains a handy and compact reference
> guide which uses typography (bold type, italics, special symbols etc) to
> convey a lot of information about our local birds. The weeks – months of
> occurrence shorthand alone makes it valuable for beginner birders who
> wonder, for example, if that water bird they’re seeing could possibly be a
> loon or maybe it’s a cormorant. The 9A – 5C (first week of September to
> third week of May) tag for Common Loon of course does not mean that you
> absolutely cannot find Common Loons in Massachusetts outside of those
> dates. They in fact breed in the state (indicated by bold type in the list)
> and * indicates “scattered reports throughout the year”. The list also
> italicizes the name so you know it is listed by the Massachusetts Natural
> Heritage program, and there is a cross indicating that it is a rare and
> local breeder. So, lots of information in a tiny space. Things change of
> course and 2005 reality may not be 2019 reality for some species. Also, the
> list does not help with geographic or elevational variations. The frequency
> graphs you can generate from ebird are a far more powerful tool for keeping
> track of birds. But as I mentioned this card can be useful for someone just
> starting to look at our birds and wondering what all the migration fuss is
> about. This list really lays it out for you. Soheil Zendeh 42 Baker Ave
> Lexington, MA 02421 *
>

 

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Date: 5/14/19 8:32 am
From: Peter Laptop <orapendula...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] White-faced ibis Ipswich
1 white-faced ibis in flock of 102 glossy ibis. 106 argilla rd Ipswich.

Peter & Fay Vale
 

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Date: 5/14/19 8:07 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (11 May 2019) 53 Raptors

Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 06:27:39 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Pilgrim Heights (11 May 2019) 53 Raptors


Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 41 118 461
Osprey 2 18 56
Bald Eagle 0 3 5
Northern Harrier 0 2 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 29 59
Cooper's Hawk 2 6 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 15
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 12 68
Merlin 1 8 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 53 207 771
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers:
Visitors:
29 visitors


Weather:
Partly cloudy with light NW winds becoming sunny in the afternoon

Raptor Observations:
2 Local Northern Harriers

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Common Raven, 1 Baltimore Oriole (first of year), 50+ Northern Gannets, 1
Common Yellowthroat (first of year), 2 Belted Kingfishers
========================================================================
Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=113

Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.


Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.
 

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Date: 5/14/19 6:29 am
From: Greg Dysart <gsdysart...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wablafest at Mt Auburn
As Chris Floyd pointed out, yesterday was great at Mt Auburn. Here's one of
my best looks at a Tennessee.
https://dysart.zenfolio.com/birds_ma/hcba44d70#hcba44d70

Haven't been there for years...

and my eBird listing
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56241215

Greg Dysart
Natick MA

 

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Date: 5/14/19 4:35 am
From: Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Boston warblers, finally here!
My backyard in the Jones Hill section of Dorchester, after a very active early spring, has had very little warbler activity till yesterday early morning. It looks like there has been an invasion of American Redstarts and Northern Parulas, simply way too many to count them! Also a few Magnolias, Black-throated blue, Black-and white warblers. Many Hermit Thrushes on the ground in territorial dispute with Catbirds. Long wait but so many photographic opportunities. Looks like a great start of the day again! Will post images after this wave is gone.

Eduardo del Solar
<delsoar...>
http://delsolar.org
 

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Date: 5/13/19 8:28 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Remarkable Bird Viewing in Mt Auburn Today, 5/13
Although the cloud-filtered light was somewhat difficult at times, viewing conditions were unusually good with many birds sheltering in the lower limbs of trees or on or just above the ground in hedges. Despite the filtered light, photography good was for these low birds, which more often stayed still in one spot long enough to get multiple opportunities for a good shot. Highlights for me were great looks at low Tennessee and Cape May and a nice group of thrushes.

These birds won't leave tonight, and birding could be great again tomorrow after the rain subsides.

Details and photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56256027 .

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>


 

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Date: 5/13/19 6:43 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Kentucky Warbler - Greenlawn Cemetery Salem
On a second-hand report, this afternoon I checked out "the small pond
with a bridge at Greenlawn Cemetery in Salem" ( the only information I
had but it was enough to find the place) and re-found the Kentucky
Warbler originally found by Steve Ross earlier in the day.   The bird
never sang.  And it was relatively secretive though it showed itself 3-4
times the hour I was there.  It favored the scrubby hillside but was
seen twice in the small trees around the edge of the pond, once along
the side of the pond then it went under the bridge, but mostly kept
going back to the hillside.

Also in the same area were 3 Black-throated Blues, 2 American Redstart,
a Northern Parula, a Black and White, 2 Magnolia, a pair of Common
Yellowthroat, a singing Pine, a pair of Eastern Phoebe and a Great
Crested Flycatcher.  The winds were picking up and the pond was in a
somewhat sheltered area.

Thanks to Nancy from Salem who mentioned it to me at Marblehead Neck
though she wasn't so lucky when she was at the cemetery earlier.

Linda

--
Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
tattler1(at)comcast(dot)net

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" - Tagore

 

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Date: 5/13/19 6:06 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RE: BBC Mt Auburn Walk Tuesday, 14 May
BBC Mt Auburn Hopefuls,

Confirming my regrets, I will not be at Mt Auburn tomorrow at 6 AM to lead the scheduled BBC walk. The forecast weather at that time looks too unpleasant to me for comfortable or productive birding. Good luck to those who do get there early. Lots of birds (including many thrushes) were in Mt Auburn today, with excellent viewing, since they were largely sheltering low out of the raw wind. They aren't going anywhere tonight.

I may give it go after the steady rain quits, probably about 9 AM according to forecasts I've just watched.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

From: Floyd, Chris
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:17 PM
To: Massbird <massbird...>
Subject: BBC Mt Auburn Walk Tuesday, 14 May

With regrets, I am giving advance notice to prospective participants that I am unlikely to show up to lead this walk, assuming the current forecasts hold (Monday night NE winds and rain, with prob. of precip. not going below 50% until after 9 AM).

Rainy conditions can be good in Mt Auburn for seeing migrants, particularly thrushes on the ground, but what's forecast early seems too inclement to be productive. Later in the morning might be quite good for thrushes.

I will give definitive notice on Massbird on Monday night of my plans for Tuesday. No matter what the weather mid-May, intrepid birders seem to show up at the gate at 6 AM. So I would not be so bold as to say this trip is canceled.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...><mailto:<chrisf...>

 

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Date: 5/13/19 6:00 pm
From: GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Field Sparrow
This is a fascinating sound by Field Sparrow and has apparently learned song of two species from the area(s) of its upbringing-Chipping Sparrow and Prairie Warbler.


Perhaps 20 years ago there was a Field Sparrow in Myles Standish State Forest in Plymouth/Carver which had learned the song of Prairie Warbler. The bird sang in Field Sparrow, but the notes went up the scale like Prairie and ended more rapidly like the bouncing ball Field Sparrow song. Wish I could have recorded that one; I only encountered it once. I watched it sing so know the species ID was correct (I had to find it as I couldn't believe what I was hearing!).


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA

> On May 12, 2019 at 4:02 PM Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...> wrote:
>
> Jason, Massbirders,
>
> The aberrant Field Sparrow was still present at Mt. Auburn as of yesterday. It was to the north of the entrance to the dell, on Central.
>
> Here's a recording I made of it:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56131481
>
> The recording has two song types: a trill and a trill ending with 3 clear whistles. The trill sounds like a Chipping Sparrow. The same song, with the trill and the 3 whistles, was recorded by Robert Jilek on April 24, and has been seen and heard regularly since. It seems likely that the bird will be here for the summer.
>
> Good birding,
> –Neil
>
> Neil Hayward
> Cambridge
>
>
>
> On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 3:28 PM Jason Forbes < <jason...> mailto:<jason...> > wrote:
>
> > > The BBC group had a fairly good time for the first hour or two before the rain became too heavy. It was a bit dark to look up at Indian Ridge but there were cooperative birds at Halcyon and Spectacle. The rain seemed to shut down most activity although we did have another pocket heading back from the Dell.
> > Red-bellied Woodpecker - went to track one down for some of our foreign guests and it took 5 minutes of looking to realize the bird was smarter than us and calling from inside a hole, although it did eventually stick a head out
> > Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
> > Blue-headed Vireo - 1
> > Common Raven - 1
> > Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
> > Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
> > Veery - 1
> > Ovenbird - 2
> > Tennessee Warbler - 1 (Halcyon, thanks Jim)
> > Cape May Warbler - 1 (Spectacle)
> > Blackpoll Warbler - 2
> > 14 warblers total also included many Black-and-white, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Yellow-rumped, and Black-throated Green plus a few Yellow, Chestnut-sided, and Black-throated Blue. Didn't hear any reports of the Worm-eating, Orange-crowned, or Cerulean but they certainly could still be around.
> > Sparrow sp - I need to go back to other recordings but the oddball Field Sparrow may still be around, on the walking only road northwest of the Dell. We heard a trilled song with a few extra notes at the end but it stopped before we actually found the bird.
> >
> > Gave a very quick check of Fresh Pond and Cambridge Res on my way home but the rain didn't seem to drop anything in.
> >
> > Jason
> >
> > --
> > Jason Forbes
> > Waltham, MA
> > <jason...> mailto:<jason...>
> > http://www.brewsterslinnet.com
> >
> > >
>

 

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Date: 5/13/19 5:34 pm
From: GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC/SSBC trip to Moose Hill cancelled
The South Shore and Brookline Bird Clubs' Moose Hill trip tomorrow morning (Tue 5/14) is cancelled due to the endless rain and windy conditions.


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
 

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Date: 5/13/19 4:11 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (13 May 2019) 4 Raptors

Date: Mon, 13 May 2019 13:40:50 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (13 May 2019) 4 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 28
Osprey 0 0 16
Bald Eagle 0 0 2
Northern Harrier 0 3 139
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 50
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 11 357
Merlin 0 10 70
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 4 28 699
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 11:00:00 Total
observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Mark Schoene

Observers: Mark Schoene
Visitors:
Judd Nathan


Weather:
NE winds 10-15 mph with gusts to 25. Clear visibility with 50% cc. Rain
expected later in the day

Raptor Observations:
4 raptors fighting strong sea breeze and head winds

Local raptors: OS 4, SS 1, AK 3

Non-raptor Observations:
Piping Plover update via Plover Warden: As of 5/9/19 29, 9 countable
nests, 6 eggs. General migration was slow

Predictions:
Rain. Winds keeping raptors on inland migration routes and keeping coastal
count low
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115
 

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Date: 5/13/19 2:03 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Upcoming program featuring live owls - Mark and Marcia Wilson - 5/18
Thanks to Wendy Howes (<curiousbooks...>) for the following.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

*



Sponsored by WARE RIVER NATURE CLUB
ALASKA  WILDERNESS: A CANOE JOURNEY INTO THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
presented by Mark and Marcia Wilson of EYES ON OWLS
Saturday  May 18th  10:30 a.m.
Rutland Public Library
280 Main Street (Route 122A)  Rutland
Visit Alaska’s storied Arctic National Wildlife Refuge with two seasoned
naturalists! In this land of 24-hour summer sun, you’ll meet some of the
mammals, birds, plants and insects that thrive in our continent’s most
remote wilderness – the arctic tundra.
This program includes a colorful slide show and live owl appearance, and
will treat you to intimate views of Snowy Owls at the nest, caribou
maneuvering icy river crossings and Barren Ground Grizzly Bear foraging
the tundra. Close-ups of Musk Ox introduce you to a rarely seen species
of prehistoric appearance. Peregrine Falcons, Yellow-billed Loons, King
Eiders and Buff-breasted Sandpipers join the nesting fray. Meet
lemmings, jaegers and Arctic Foxes. Here above the Arctic Circle, learn
how light and weather, mosquitoes and lemmings, play into the symphony
of life in the remote arctic ecosystem.
In June and July 2001, Marcia and Mark Wilson spent nineteen days
canoeing the Canning River on the western edge of the Arctic Refuge.
Paddling north from a gravel riverbank that served as an airstrip in the
Brooks Range, the Wilsons navigated a 17-foot folding canoe to explore
seventy miles of arctic wilderness. With stunning photos and passionate
commentary drawn from this trip and 5 other visits to the arctic, the
Wilsons open a window to the arctic summer.
 This program is supported in part by a grant from the Rutland Cultural
Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council,
a state agency. It is free and open to all.


 

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Date: 5/13/19 1:58 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Drumlin Farm - nice finds - 5/13
Thanks to Pam Sowizral for the following.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

*


Some nice finds at Drumlin Farm this morning including a Blackburian,
Magnolia, Cape May, BT green, and N. Parula all in the same tree J

Pam Sowizral
Mass Audubons Drumlin Farm
Lincoln

Wild Turkey 3

Chimney Swift 1

Killdeer 2

gull sp. 3

Turkey Vulture 1

Red-tailed Hawk 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 1

Eastern Phoebe 2

Eastern Kingbird 1

Blue Jay 3

American Crow 1

Tree Swallow 8

Barn Swallow 1

Black-capped Chickadee 3

Tufted Titmouse 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

House Wren 1

Carolina Wren 1

Eastern Bluebird 4

Hermit Thrush 1

American Robin 4

Gray Catbird 3

European Starling 3

American Goldfinch 1

Chipping Sparrow 1

Savannah Sparrow

Song Sparrow 7

Bobolink 6

Baltimore Oriole 5

Red-winged Blackbird 30

Brown-headed Cowbird 1

Black-and-white Warbler 1

American Redstart 2

Cape May Warbler 1

Northern Parula 1

Magnolia Warbler 1

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Black-throated Blue Warbler 1

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

Black-throated Green Warbler 2

Northern Cardinal 3

Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1

House Sparrow 1

 

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Date: 5/13/19 1:50 pm
From: Miles Brengle <brenglema...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Hooded Warbler - Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich - 5/13
Initially found by Phil Brown.

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 4:17 PM Miles Brengle <brenglema...> wrote:

> Female on north side of Baker’s Pond (just southwest of parking area),
> calling often seen at 4:00pm
> --
> Miles Brengle
> Ipswich, Mass.
> <brenglema...>
>
--
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
<brenglema...>

 

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Date: 5/13/19 1:40 pm
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Decline in bird habitat in Massachusetts this year
Hi MassBirders,

As with Mount Auburn, the brush-clearing at Plymouth Airport seems to be an example of a short-term loss in exchange for a more significant long-term benefit. Apparently expansion of the airport destroyed habitat used by Upland Sandpipers and Grasshopper and Vesper Sparrows. All three of those species are state-listed, the sandpiper as endangered, the two sparrows as threatened. It sounds like the brush is being cleared to create new habitat for these three species, in mitigation for habitat destroyed by recent expansion of the airport:

http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20170310/plymouth-airport-wants-to-tweak-runway-system <http://plymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20170310/plymouth-airport-wants-to-tweak-runway-system>

Good birding,

JSR



Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

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Date: 5/13/19 1:27 pm
From: Miles Brengle <brenglema...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Hooded Warbler - Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich - 5/13
Female on north side of Baker’s Pond (just southwest of parking area),
calling often seen at 4:00pm
--
Miles Brengle
Ipswich, Mass.
<brenglema...>

 

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Date: 5/13/19 1:01 pm
From: Ida Giriunas <ida8...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Mah Warbler at Feeding Station
Just had a Cape May Warbler checking out my feeding station. Hope it comes
back.



Ida Giriunas,

Reading, Ma






 

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Date: 5/13/19 10:17 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] White-faced ibis
Phil Brown called the store at 1:10 to report a White-faced ibis in the Pikul's pannes at Tendercrop Farm, Rt 1A, Rowley. the bird was seen among a group of ~55 Glossy ibis and was quite close to the road.

Barrett S Bacall

Steve Grinley
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift
194 Route 1, Newburyport, MA 01950
<Birdwsg...>
978-462-0775
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgifts.com
 

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Date: 5/13/19 5:29 am
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little Blue Heron, Belle Isle Marsh
Hi Massbirders,There's a Little Blue Heron currently (8 am) on the main
pannes at Belle Isle Marsh. To your left from the main boardwalk,
though better views from the main path probably. Also a couple
Virginia Rails making a racket and at least one Saltmarsh Sparrow. No
sign of the Seaside Sparrow, though who knows--- they're secretive
birds.
Hoping these emails sent from Android devices finally work again!
Best,Sebastian JonesJamaica Plain, MA

Sent from my mobile.
 

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Date: 5/13/19 3:30 am
From: Liam Waters <liamwaters42...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Outer cape highlights
Had a fun day of birding the outer cape on Saturday with the following highlights:
Race Point: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56211240
Impressive numbers of Bonaparte’s Gulls with thousands present and at least 4 Little Gulls mixed in.
3 Iceland Gulls
2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
6 Manx Shearwaters

Provincetown Airport:
2 Cape May Warblers

Snake Hill (Ptown): https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56211367
3 Purple Finches
13 warbler species

Pond Village section of Truro: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56184173
Another 13 warbler species highlighted by a singing male Cape May
young male Painted Bunting(!!)
This was a very confusing bird initially, but eventually seen well feeding on grass seeds. Photos in the ebird checklist (more to be added eventually). I apologize for the delay in reporting, but this bird didn’t seem to be loyal to the area and attempts to locate the bird after the initial two sightings were not successful.

Happy birding,
Liam Waters
Sharon
Sent from my phone so please excuse any errors.


 

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Date: 5/12/19 6:50 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Amesbury's Woodsom Farm - 5/12/19
Birders,

I led a delightful small group at Woodsom Farm in Amesbury this morning.

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Common Loon, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier [male],
Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Yellow
Warbler, American Redstart, Brown Thrasher, Baltimore Oriole, Gray
Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Chimney
Swift, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, European Starling, American
Robin, Mallard, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated
Woodpecker, Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue Heron, House Sparrow, American
Crow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport Birders
Newburyport


 

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Date: 5/12/19 4:53 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Clark Pond and Crane Beach, Ipswich, May 12, 2019
Clark Pond, Ipswich
May 12, 2019 7:25 AM - 7:50 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Checked for waterfowl, rails, etc. No rails.
24 species; partial list:

Mute Swan 1 (mate prob. hidden on nest in reeds)
Willet (Eastern) 4
Least Tern 2
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Great Blue Heron 1
American Crow 4
Common Raven 1 Odd place for one.
Tree Swallow 40 rough estimate
Barn Swallow 4
Marsh Wren 2 singing
Northern Waterthrush 1 singing
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56174587


Crane Beach, Ipswich
May 12, 2019 8:10 AM - 10:50 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: I walked down the beach (SE) a mile, then reversed course
and walked up the beach (NW) about half a mile to the rocks at the base
of Castle Hill. Beach only; land birds were seen or heard from the
beach, boardwalks, or parking lot. No swallows!
29 species

Brant (Atlantic) 20 exact count
Gadwall 2 Pair. I don't often see this species along the beach.
Common Eider 50 More probable eiders in the distance toward Little
Neck.
Long-tailed Duck 33+ loose flock offshore
Red-breasted Merganser 54+ loose flock offshore, mostly females
Wild Turkey 3 One at gate, two at base of Castle Hill.
Piping Plover 26 (20 SE of parking lot, 6 NW. Much courting going on.)
Killdeer 1
Sanderling 165 Close count. No other shorebirds with them,
unfortunately. Many in transition to breeding plumage.
Willet (Eastern) 7
Ring-billed Gull 7
Herring Gull 85
Great Black-backed Gull 20
Least Tern 80
Common Tern 25
Common Loon 5
Double-crested Cormorant 16
Great Egret 3
Bald Eagle 1 immature flying along the beach
American Robin 2
Gray Catbird 3
Brown Thrasher 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
Field Sparrow 2 Both singing near parking lot.
Savannah Sparrow 1 Singing from beach grass.
Song Sparrow 10
Eastern Towhee 6
Red-winged Blackbird 3
Yellow Warbler 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56177610

--
Jim Berry Ipswich, Mass. <jim.berry3...>

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Date: 5/12/19 3:37 pm
From: Regina Harrison <onebirdlife...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Decline in bird habitat in Massachusetts this year
Hello all,
If the brushy habitat you are referring to at Mount Auburn was the tangle
of forsythia along Hazel Path (between Palm Ave and the Tower), please rest
assured that planting is progressing in that area with a variety of
fruiting and flowering shrubs and trees that will be of more benefit to
birds in the long run than that forsythia was, including many native
species which as we all know host more native insects, which is what our
native birds eat (forsythia, being a non-native, is a bit of a food
desert). Work in the area has been delayed by the spring rains but you
should see more plants going in as time goes by. I know it has been a
disappointment this year to find the area changed, but I think by next
year--even by this fall--it should become an improved bird habitat. The
design is intended to make humans feel as though they are in a secluded,
natural environment and I think the birds will feel the same way--and find
more to eat!

More info can be found here:
https://mountauburn.org/hazelpath/

I'm happy to answer any questions if anyone would like to contact me
directly.

Best,
Regina Harrison (birder and Cemetery employee)
Woburn, MA
<onebirdlife...>


On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 8:44 AM <blafley...> wrote:

> Chris and Massbirders,
>
> Thanks for raising this issue and I would encourage folks to let the
> airport and cemetery know how you feel. As Einstein once said, “The world
> will not destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them
> without doing anything.”
>
> Bill Lafley
> New Salem
> <blafley...>
>
> > On May 12, 2019, at 5:57 AM, Chris Leuchtenburg <cleuchtenburg...>
> wrote:
> >
> > Two companions and I had a glorious day of Birdathon, starting with
> Whippoorwills before dawn and including good looks at a Worm-eating
> Warbler.
> >
> > But I was saddened to see the devastation at Plymouth airport where
> large areas of brush and small trees that used to attract a community of
> Prairie Warblers had been cleared. My better hearing companions managed to
> catch snatches of Prairie Warbler song in the distance, but it is not the
> same at all.
> >
> > Added to the conversion of Cumberland Farms to fenced in marijuana
> farming and the clearing out of unkempt bushy habitat at Mount Auburn, this
> has been a dreadful year for birds in Eastern Massachusetts. This is the
> way it happens, drip, drip, drip. No single person thinks that removing a
> little brush can have much effect, but repeated over and over, year after
> year, the result is a steady slipping away of bird habitat.
> >
> > Chris Leuchtenburg
> > Newton, MA
>
>

 

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Date: 5/12/19 2:20 pm
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape May and more- Eastern Point Gloucester May 12, 2019
A group of six birders walked Eastern Point in overcast cool weather.
Minimal breeze, brief showers around 8:15 pared the group down to 4.
Showers ended and the day brightened. Managed to see and hear some very
nice birds.

Subject: eBird Report - Eastern Point General Area, May 12, 2019
Eastern Point General Area, Essex, Massachusetts, US May 12, 2019 6:31 AM -
11:14 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.591 mile(s)
60 species

Brant (Branta bernicla) 14
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4
Common Eider (Somateria mollissima) 25
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 12
Semipalmated Plover (Charadrius semipalmatus) 7
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) 1
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 9 Wow! A small flock ocean side
of the dike at Brace Cove
Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) 2
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 70 On breakwater
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) 20 On breakwater
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 12 Swimming in Niles
Pond and also in ocean
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 2 Niles Pond
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1 Alarm calls, Bird flew out of the
woods and eventually landed on a nest on Fort Hill Ave.
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 1
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 2
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
Merlin (Falco columbarius) 2 Seen flying and perched
Willow Flycatcher (Empidonax traillii) 1 Empid. flycatcher, yellow
green gray with strong wing bars and eye ring making soft wit call upright
flycatcher stance
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 15
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 15
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 15
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
House Wren (Troglodytes aedon) 3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
Veery (Catharus fuscescens) 1 On edge of road near retreat, reddish
brown back and tail
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 4
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 25 Pretty much every where
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 2
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 9
White-crowned Sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys) 2 Along edge of road
near retreat
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 10
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 3 On edge of road near
parking lot
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 6
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 12
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 8
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 6 Mostly heard
Northern Waterthrush (Parkesia noveboracensis) 2 Singing
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 6 Mostly seen no song
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 13
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 1
Cape May Warbler (Setophaga tigrina) 1 Yellow belly, heavily streaked
chest, chestnut brown patch in face. by retreat road to Brace Cove
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 18 Variety of males and females
very vocal widespread
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 15
Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica) 1
Blackpoll Warbler (Setophaga striata) 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 13
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 8 More heard than seen
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56173807

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



--
Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 5/12/19 1:09 pm
From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Field Sparrow
Jason, Massbirders,

The aberrant Field Sparrow was still present at Mt. Auburn as of yesterday.
It was to the north of the entrance to the dell, on Central.

Here's a recording I made of it:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56131481

The recording has two song types: a trill and a trill ending with 3 clear
whistles. The trill sounds like a Chipping Sparrow. The same song, with the
trill and the 3 whistles, was recorded by Robert Jilek on April 24, and has
been seen and heard regularly since. It seems likely that the bird will be
here for the summer.

Good birding,
–Neil

Neil Hayward
Cambridge



On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 3:28 PM Jason Forbes <jason...>
wrote:

> The BBC group had a fairly good time for the first hour or two before the
> rain became too heavy. It was a bit dark to look up at Indian Ridge but
> there were cooperative birds at Halcyon and Spectacle. The rain seemed to
> shut down most activity although we did have another pocket heading back
> from the Dell.
> Red-bellied Woodpecker - went to track one down for some of our foreign
> guests and it took 5 minutes of looking to realize the bird was smarter
> than us and calling from inside a hole, although it did eventually stick a
> head out
> Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
> Blue-headed Vireo - 1
> Common Raven - 1
> Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
> Veery - 1
> Ovenbird - 2
> Tennessee Warbler - 1 (Halcyon, thanks Jim)
> Cape May Warbler - 1 (Spectacle)
> Blackpoll Warbler - 2
> 14 warblers total also included many Black-and-white, Common Yellowthroat,
> American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Yellow-rumped, and
> Black-throated Green plus a few Yellow, Chestnut-sided, and Black-throated
> Blue. Didn't hear any reports of the Worm-eating, Orange-crowned, or
> Cerulean but they certainly could still be around.
> Sparrow sp - I need to go back to other recordings but the oddball Field
> Sparrow may still be around, on the walking only road northwest of the
> Dell. We heard a trilled song with a few extra notes at the end but it
> stopped before we actually found the bird.
>
> Gave a very quick check of Fresh Pond and Cambridge Res on my way home but
> the rain didn't seem to drop anything in.
>
> Jason
>
> --
> Jason Forbes
> Waltham, MA
> <jason...>
> www.brewsterslinnet.com
>

 

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Date: 5/12/19 1:02 pm
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Captain Yellowthroat, Lynn
Speaking as someone who had never seen the Common Yellowthroat before yesterday, I can tell you it is most undeserving of its name. There is nothing common or ordinary about it. What a beautiful bird!

The masked crusader was last seen at 7:30 this morning, jumping from branch to branch in the trees on Victory Road adjacent Floating Bridge Pond in Lynn.
- Mr. Shilo McDonald, Lynn, MAGeologist, Technologist, Photographer, Electric Vehicle Enthusiast and Avid BirderShiloCM at Yahoo dot com
 

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Date: 5/12/19 12:28 pm
From: Jason Forbes <jason...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn 5/12
The BBC group had a fairly good time for the first hour or two before the
rain became too heavy. It was a bit dark to look up at Indian Ridge but
there were cooperative birds at Halcyon and Spectacle. The rain seemed to
shut down most activity although we did have another pocket heading back
from the Dell.
Red-bellied Woodpecker - went to track one down for some of our foreign
guests and it took 5 minutes of looking to realize the bird was smarter
than us and calling from inside a hole, although it did eventually stick a
head out
Great Crested Flycatcher - 2
Blue-headed Vireo - 1
Common Raven - 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch - 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 1
Veery - 1
Ovenbird - 2
Tennessee Warbler - 1 (Halcyon, thanks Jim)
Cape May Warbler - 1 (Spectacle)
Blackpoll Warbler - 2
14 warblers total also included many Black-and-white, Common Yellowthroat,
American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia, Yellow-rumped, and
Black-throated Green plus a few Yellow, Chestnut-sided, and Black-throated
Blue. Didn't hear any reports of the Worm-eating, Orange-crowned, or
Cerulean but they certainly could still be around.
Sparrow sp - I need to go back to other recordings but the oddball Field
Sparrow may still be around, on the walking only road northwest of the
Dell. We heard a trilled song with a few extra notes at the end but it
stopped before we actually found the bird.

Gave a very quick check of Fresh Pond and Cambridge Res on my way home but
the rain didn't seem to drop anything in.

Jason

--
Jason Forbes
Waltham, MA
<jason...>
www.brewsterslinnet.com

 

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Date: 5/12/19 12:23 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Mt Auburn Walk Tuesday, 14 May
With regrets, I am giving advance notice to prospective participants that I am unlikely to show up to lead this walk, assuming the current forecasts hold (Monday night NE winds and rain, with prob. of precip. not going below 50% until after 9 AM).

Rainy conditions can be good in Mt Auburn for seeing migrants, particularly thrushes on the ground, but what's forecast early seems too inclement to be productive. Later in the morning might be quite good for thrushes.

I will give definitive notice on Massbird on Monday night of my plans for Tuesday. No matter what the weather mid-May, intrepid birders seem to show up at the gate at 6 AM. So I would not be so bold as to say this trip is canceled.

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>

 

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Date: 5/12/19 8:44 am
From: Warren Tatro <wtatro...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, May 12, 2019
> Hello Massabirders,

I led my annual “Warbler Workshop” for the Ipswich River Sanctuary in Topsfield this morning. We managed 15 species either seen or heard, with the highlights a stunning Blackburnian and goods looks of a
singing Tennessee. We had cloudy, cool, and a brief shower made for tough lighting conditions but overall not a bad morning


Warren Tatro
Peabody, MA
<wtatro...>


> Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Essex, Massachusetts, US
> May 12, 2019 6:00 AM - 10:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: This was a program I led for the sanctuary, concentrating on Warblers.
> 59 species
>
> Canada Goose 7 2 adults and 5 goslings.
> Mallard 2
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 5
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
> Killdeer 1
> Great Blue Heron 1
> Red-tailed Hawk 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 2
> Eastern Kingbird 2
> Yellow-throated Vireo 2
> Warbling Vireo 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 2
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 25
> Bank Swallow 1
> Barn Swallow 10
> Black-capped Chickadee 5
> Tufted Titmouse 5
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> House Wren 2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
> Eastern Bluebird 2
> Veery 1
> American Robin 10
> Gray Catbird 5
> American Goldfinch 1
> Chipping Sparrow 4
> White-throated Sparrow 10
> Savannah Sparrow 2
> Song Sparrow 2
> Swamp Sparrow 2
> Orchard Oriole 1
> Baltimore Oriole 5
> Red-winged Blackbird 20
> Common Grackle 25
> Ovenbird 3
> Northern Waterthrush 1
> Black-and-white Warbler 5
> Tennessee Warbler 1
> Nashville Warbler 2
> Common Yellowthroat 50 By far, the second most common species seen today-only surpassed by the Yellow-rumps.
> American Redstart 10
> Northern Parula 15
> Magnolia Warbler 2
> Blackburnian Warbler 1
> Yellow Warbler 2
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 2
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 3
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 100 Could have easily been more.
> Wilson's Warbler 2 Heard only.
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 4
> House Sparrow 10
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56173033
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)


 

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Date: 5/12/19 8:38 am
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Seaside Sparrow, Belle Isle Marsh, Boston
Hi Massbirders,
Starting Friday evening and continuing through this morning there has been
a Seaside Sparrow at Belle Isle Marsh in Boston, next to the main
boardwalk, singing in the grasses just off to the right. We heard the bird
singing late Friday and obtained a poor recording, though never were able
to see it. Marshall Iliff was able to photograph it this morning. Outside
Parker River NWR and some spots on the Cape, this is a fairly rare species
and I figured there might be some interest. Hopefully it sticks around!

Best,
Sebastian Jones
Jamaica Plain, MA

 

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Date: 5/12/19 7:57 am
From: Kevin Ryan <kr1946...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Beautiful feeder bird

Hello allLooked out at my feeders this morning to see if my Siskins were still here and had quite a surprise.  On my sunflower  ( chips ) feeder there was a beautiful maleIndigo Bunting. I don't remember having one in my yard  in  40 years. Has anyone ever had one at their feeders?  And I still have at least 4 Siskins.Kevin Ryan Easton 







 

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Date: 5/12/19 5:45 am
From: <blafley...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Decline in bird habitat in Massachusetts this year
Chris and Massbirders,

Thanks for raising this issue and I would encourage folks to let the airport and cemetery know how you feel. As Einstein once said, “The world will not destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”

Bill Lafley
New Salem
<blafley...>

> On May 12, 2019, at 5:57 AM, Chris Leuchtenburg <cleuchtenburg...> wrote:
>
> Two companions and I had a glorious day of Birdathon, starting with Whippoorwills before dawn and including good looks at a Worm-eating Warbler.
>
> But I was saddened to see the devastation at Plymouth airport where large areas of brush and small trees that used to attract a community of Prairie Warblers had been cleared. My better hearing companions managed to catch snatches of Prairie Warbler song in the distance, but it is not the same at all.
>
> Added to the conversion of Cumberland Farms to fenced in marijuana farming and the clearing out of unkempt bushy habitat at Mount Auburn, this has been a dreadful year for birds in Eastern Massachusetts. This is the way it happens, drip, drip, drip. No single person thinks that removing a little brush can have much effect, but repeated over and over, year after year, the result is a steady slipping away of bird habitat.
>
> Chris Leuchtenburg
> Newton, MA

 

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Date: 5/12/19 5:31 am
From: Nickilas Paulson <grendelpgill...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Birdathon results. Kentucky Warbler, Cory's Shearwater
Another fun but tiring Birdathon. About 20 hours in the field with a 3 hour nap. Areas covered: Bolton Flats, Wachusett Reservoir, Westboro, Upton on Friday. Then Wesport, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freeport, Fall River, New Bedford, Somerset and Upton on Saturday. 147 total bird species.
One noteworthy potential bird I did not count was a singing possible Cerulean Warbler in Freetown along Blossom Road, at the brook by the headquarters. We did not see the bird. It was calling the 4th call type in the Ibird app. Not sure what all types of their calls are mimicked by Black-throated Blue Warblers, so we did not count to be safe, I have heard them mimic other call types.

Brant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck - many at Bolton Flats
Northern Shoveler - pair while Kayaking at Bolton Flats
Gadwall
Mallard
American Black Duck
Black x Mallard
Green-winged Teal - Bolton Flats
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter - 120+ off Gooseberry Neck
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe - Egypt Lane Ponds
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Common Nighthawk - 1 Bolton Flats
Whip-poop-will - 4
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Clapper Rail - Egypt Lane saltmarsh
King Rail - I have heard them sometimes at Bolton Flats while Kayaking, but this time I finally saw one. In a different area than usual.
Virginia Rail
Sora - 7 at Bolton Flats. good year for them there. 3 together while Kayaking while still hearing others in the distance.
Sandhill Crane - while Kayaking at Bolton Flats, by Farm Pond beaver lodge.
American Oystercatcher
American Golden-Plover - Faihaven, marsh east of Egypt Lane
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Killdeer
Sanderling
Least Sandpiper
American Woodcock
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper - many at Bolton Flats while kayaking.
Lesser Yellowlegs - tons at Bolton Flats
Willet
Greater Yellowlegs - tons at Bolton Flats
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Common Tern
Common Loon
Cory's Shearwater - Gooseberry Neck. Surprise large shearwater. Seen heading east up into Buzzard's Bay. Long languid shearwater flight, with few strong flaps and long glides. Broad-winged, white below, brownish above and lighter pale brown head and neck. Very early, or maybe a non-breeding wanderer.
Northern Gannet - Gooseberry Neck
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern - Bolton Flats
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron - Star of the Sea Drive, Dartmouth
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel
Merlin - Bolton Flats
Eastern Wood-Pewee - Blossom Road, Freetown
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White-eyed Vireo - Star of the Sea Drive, Dartmouth
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow
Common Raven - Bolton Flats and Demarest Lloyd SP.
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Cliff Swallow - Acoaxet
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper - singing all over, several towns and locations
House Wren - all over, 100+ for the day
Winter Wren - several but I had one Nocturnal bird singing
Marsh Wren - many Bolton Flats
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow - Bolton Flats
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow - Bolton Flats
Saltmarsh Sparrow - Allen's Pond WS
Seaside Sparrow - Allen's Pond WS
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Bobolink
Orchard Oriole - Demarest Lloyd SP
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Rusty Blackbird - Bolton Flats and Gooseberry Neck
Common Grackle
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting

Warblers:
Ovenbird
Worm-eating
Blue-winged - several singing Golden-winged song
Black-and-white
Orange-crowned - 2 Gooseberry Neck, one at tower, one flying off from parking lot.
Kentucky - female at the curve along Division Road south of the Pig Farm in Dartmouth/Westport. This is a wooded marsh, there is a for sale sign by where the bird was seen. This is a usual breeding area for the Waterthrush and Worm-eating. New bird for me for Birdathon, It's actually been several years since I have seen one in Mass.
Magnolia
Yellow
Black-throated Blue
Pine
Yellow-rumped
Prairie
Black-throated Green
Northern Waterthrush
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Parula
American Redstart
 

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Date: 5/12/19 3:04 am
From: Chris Leuchtenburg <cleuchtenburg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Decline in bird habitat in Massachusetts this year
Two companions and I had a glorious day of Birdathon, starting with
Whippoorwills before dawn and including good looks at a Worm-eating
Warbler.

But I was saddened to see the devastation at Plymouth airport where large
areas of brush and small trees that used to attract a community of Prairie
Warblers had been cleared. My better hearing companions managed to catch
snatches of Prairie Warbler song in the distance, but it is not the same at
all.

Added to the conversion of Cumberland Farms to fenced in marijuana farming
and the clearing out of unkempt bushy habitat at Mount Auburn, this has
been a dreadful year for birds in Eastern Massachusetts. This is the way it
happens, drip, drip, drip. No single person thinks that removing a little
brush can have much effect, but repeated over and over, year after year,
the result is a steady slipping away of bird habitat.

Chris Leuchtenburg
Newton, MA

 

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Date: 5/11/19 7:17 pm
From: Jeremy Coleman <jcolemanarch...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Summer Tanager
After birding all morning in the Connecticut River Valley, Stacey and I
returned home to find that our neighbors had been watching the best bird of
the day - a second year male Summer Tanager! (Feeding on wasps, it turned
out). There have been a few birds of this species reported in the
Connecticut River Valley, Cape Cod, and elsewhere over the past few days,
but Shelburne Falls seems a bit less likely. Photos can be seen embedded in
the following eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56155675. I
have no direct experience with non-adult Summer Tanager, so correct me if I
am wrong on the ageing and sexing of this individual. Good birding,

Jeremy Coleman
Shelburne Falls

 

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Date: 5/11/19 5:59 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (11 May 2019) 12 Raptors
Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 14:44:26 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (11 May 2019) 12 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 28
Osprey 0 0 16
Bald Eagle 0 0 2
Northern Harrier 0 3 139
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 50
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 7 353
Merlin 4 10 70
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 12 24 695
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 13:00:00 Total
observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Secatore, Brian Rusnica

Observers: Bob Secatore , David Goodine, Mark Schoene, Ursula Goodine

Visitors:
Many


Weather:
NW-NNW moderate winds, 13-15mph, partly cloudy with good visibility
Raptor Observations:
Kestrels still migrating late for this site.

Local raptors: TV 8, OS 4, NH 2, RT 3

Non-raptor Observations:
Late FOY Common Tern, Com. Yellowthroat, Blue Gray Gnatcatcher, and 8 RT
Hummingbirds

Predictions:
P/C cloudy N winds 50's favorable for very late migrants to this site
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115

Site Description:
The Plum Island Hawk Watch is located in parking lot #1 of the Parker River
Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA, approximately 32 miles
northeast of Boston. It is a volunteer-run spring watchsite with coverage
between mid March to mid May.


Directions to site:
> From Interstate 95 take exit 57 for Route 113, (Newburyport). Travel east
on Rte 113 (which becomes Route 1A in Newbury) for a distance of 3.5 miles
to the intersection with Rolfe’s Lane (there is a traffic light at this
intersection). Take a left onto Rolfe’s Lane and follow to the end of the
road which terminates at a stop sign. Take a right at the stop sign. This
is the Plum Island Turnpike/Water Street, the only access to Plum
Island. Follow the Plum Island Turnpike until you go over the Sgt.
Donald Wilkerson
Bridge. After you have crossed the Bridge, take your first right. This road
will lead you directly to the entrance to Parker River National Wildlife
Refuge. The hawkwatch site is Parking Lot #1 of the Parker River National
Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA.
 

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Date: 5/11/19 5:57 pm
From: Hank Levesque <hlevesque...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] How many Hummers can fit into a Volkswagen Beetle? - Middleboro
Apologies for yet another RT Hummingbird post in the midst of Spring migration, but our 8’ by 12’ porch area set a new record of sorts this evening between 7:30 and 8:10.

Our largest feeder has 10 holes, which seems like overkill (and overcrowding) for one feeder. Several times this evening, we had 8 hummers feeding peacefully, shoulder to shoulder, at one of those larger feeders (sort of like Volkswagen Beetle stuffing back in the 60's). At the same time, my wife counted 8 more at various other porch feeders and flowers for a total of 16. It was too dark to look through the house at two other feeders on opposite sides of the house for other hummers. There were still 6 feeding (last call) when we moved into the house.

With last year's high count of approx. two dozen in mid-August, we had nothing like this in May.

I'm thinking that, as with a hawk watch, more eyes might make for more hummers, so a signup sheet might be necessary. Right now, my biggest concern is the future price of sugar.

Of note on our bike ride around our complex today:
2 Northern Waterthrush calling
2 Black-throated Blue Warblers
1 pair of Red-bellied Woodpeckers in and out of a tree hole
1 Scarlet Tanager
1 American Redstart hawking
1 Veery
Many Yellow Warblers, Common Yellowthroats, Black-and-white Warblers, Ovenbirds
Many Painted Lady Butterflies
1 Six-Spotted Tiger Beetle

Gotta love Spring!

Hank Levesque
Middleboro, MA


 

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Date: 5/11/19 5:46 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cape Ann Birdathon (King Eider, Harlequin Duck, 18 species of warblers, etc.)
Cape Ann, MA, Essex, Massachusetts, US
May 11, 2019 5:20 AM - 5:20 PM
Comments:     Jane and I covering Cape Ann for Joppa Flats and
Massachusetts Audubon Birdathon.  Cloudy in AM and clearing with
moderate NW winds.  Migration overnight.  A few nice pockets of
warblers.  Mostly early May migrants including LOTS of Black-and-whites
and Northern Parulas.  Not a lot of Magnolias. Poor showing of
flycatchers and vireos except Blue-headeds.
107 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant  3
Canada Goose  2
Mallard
American Black Duck  2
KING EIDER  1     Perennial adult male from Elk's Club.  Distant off
right side of Salt Island.
Common Eider
HARLEQUIN DUCK  1     Female hugging shoreline at Andrew's Point. Much
smaller than eiders.  Circular white spot, short bill.
Surf Scoter     Common.
White-winged Scoter     Fairly common.
Black Scoter     Common.
Long-tailed Duck     A few.
Bufflehead  1     Female on Niles Pond.
Red-breasted Merganser     A few.
Wild Turkey
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird     Several.
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer  0     None!
Dunlin  18     Flock on rocks off Pebbly Beach.
Purple Sandpiper  1     With flock of Dunlin off Pebbly Beach.
Least Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper  1     At Daan and Noel's pond.
Greater Yellowlegs
JAEGER SP.  1     Remarkable sighting of adult/subadult passing OVER
LAND at Halibut Point.  Picked out by Jane a it flew south over the
headquarter building.  Consistent with Parasitic.
Black Guillemot  4     Two at Andrew's Point.  Two at Eastern Point.
Laughing Gull  1     One adult at Andrew's.  Remarkably one of the only
for Joppa teams.
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Red-throated Loon  2     On water together at Andrew's Point.
Common Loon     Not a lot.  A small number migrating.
Northern Gannet  225     Spectacular dawn flight of birds for date.
Flying SE out of bay heading southeast.
Great Cormorant  1     One or two immatures on distant rocks.
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron  0     None.
Great Egret  1
Snowy Egret  1
Green Heron  2
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Merlin     At least 2 or 3 at Andrew's Point early.
Peregrine Falcon  1     One year old off Locust Grove Cemetery.
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird  2     Only two.
Blue-headed Vireo     Common with several+ for the day.
Warbling Vireo  1     Only 1.
Blue Jay  100     Every year we get a big flock like this at Halibut
Point.  Always a great sight as they flock together and try to fly north
over the ocean, but always return to the point.
American Crow
Fish Crow  1     Calling at Waring Field.
COMMON RAVEN  1     At least one large chick IN NEST in Spruce Tree in
downtown Gloucester!
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher     Several for the day from several locations.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Swainson's Thrush  3
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Brown Thrasher
Northern Mockingbird  0     Missed this species!
European Starling
House Finch
Purple Finch  2     Two or three.
American Goldfinch  110     Count of migrating birds early at Andrew's
Point.
Chipping Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow  2 or 3.
White-throated Sparrow     Still a lot of White-throats around.
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee
Orchard Oriole  4     3 adult males at Waring Field.  1 immature male at
Halibut Point.
Baltimore Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Ovenbird     A few.
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler     Abundant.  At least one or two at every stop.
Nashville Warbler     About 3.
Common Yellowthroat     Abundant.
American Redstart  3
CAPE MAY WARBLER  1     Beautiful adult male at community garden.
Northern Parula     Abundant.
Magnolia Warbler     A few, but not a lot.
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler  3
Black-throated Blue Warbler     A few.
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler     Several.
Black-throated Green Warbler     A few.
Wilson's Warbler  2
Scarlet Tanager  1     Female at Eastern Point.
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
House Sparrow

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA
 

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Date: 5/11/19 5:11 pm
From: dpeloquin06 <dpeloquin06...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Blue Grosbeak
Lovely male found late this PM, Saturday by Laura D, Mark B. & I at the Seaside Cemetery in Lanesville, MA.  Was working low in bushes at edge of woods on right side of the east entrance up to the corner that turns down the hill to the tiny white house.  Was a very busy bird and needless to say, the best one!Denise  Sent from my Verizon 4G LTE Tablet
 

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Date: 5/11/19 4:37 pm
From: David Scott <dscott0313...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mt Auburn 5/11 - birds!
I was at Mt Auburn from 6-8am this morning, many more birds than a couple
of days ago. Many Parula, B&W warblers, multiple BTG, BTB, Magnolia,
Redstart, Ovenbird. Worm-eating Warbler popped up on Indian Ridge first
thing, Cape May and Prairie there as well. Tennessee and Chestnut-sided by
Halcyon Pond. Blackpoll above the Dry Dell.

David Scott
Newton

 

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Date: 5/11/19 4:33 pm
From: Robert Ross <plumisl...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Worm-eating Warbler at Hellcat, Plum Island
Initial spotting at 4:35 PM, Saturday, 5/11. Just off Hellcat trail prior
to Goodno Woods and prior to stand of aspens on right, first spotted down
low to the left of the trail, then moved right (facing North) across trail,
and into brush. Popped up two additional times and last seen further down
toward Goodno Swamp area, before platform, again low, on ground, about 25
feet off boardwalk.

Warblers are finally in. Blackburnian pair, Chestnut-sided, Common
Yellowthroat, Black-throated Green and Blue, Yellows, Ovenbird, Northern
Waterthrush, Nashville, Magnolia, and the ubiquitous Yellow-Rumps, all
along Hellcat Trail. Bay-breatsted at Pines Trail.

Bob Ross
Newbury, MA
<plumisl...>

 

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Date: 5/11/19 2:41 pm
From: Frederick Collins <tcbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] End of day Birding
Excellent Bird A Thon today with special treat of five pine siskins on my thistle feeder at five pm. Nice way to start the close down of the day’s count.
Good Birding,
Tom Collins
Pittsfield.

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/11/19 11:45 am
From: Joe Battenfeld <jbattenfeld...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Arnold Arboretum Warblers
Hello Massbirders:Lots of Warbler activity even in late morning when I went out to walk the Peters Hill side of the Arboretum in Roslindale. Most were in the big oaks on south side. - Cape May Warbler-Bay-breasted Warbler Blackburnian Warbler-Black-throated Green Warbler-Black-throated Blue Warbler-Yellow-rumped Warbler -Yellow Warbler -Northern Parula (more than a dozen)
-Black and White Warbler -Veery-Baltimore Orioles -Orchard Oriole 
Joe Battenfeld Roslindale <jbattenfeld...>

Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

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Date: 5/11/19 11:33 am
From: Lindsey Nichols <pepper.please...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great day at My. Auburn Cemetery - Cape May, Worm-eating, Blackburnians
Mass birders,

I birded off the beaten path from 8:30am to afternoon. Highlights were 17
warbler species (including Cape May, Blackburnian, Prairie, Tennessee,
Magnolia, Nashville, ovenbird), and scads of scarlet tanagers.

Worm-eating warbler - on Fountain road, on the shady slope (feeding in
short flowering tree with pink flowers) on one side of road.

Good birding,

Lindsey Nichols
Boston, MA

 

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Date: 5/11/19 10:05 am
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Battis Farm & Lake Gardner, Amesbury - 5/11
Birders,

I led a walk at Battis Farm & Lake Gardner in Amesbury today, 5/11, from
7:30 - 9:30 am:

Eastern Bluebird, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Mockingbird, American
Goldfinch, Song Sparrow,
Common Grackle, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore
Oriole, Gray Catbird, Downy
Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Bobolink, American
Crow, Great Crested
Flycatcher, Ovenbird, Common Yellowthroat, American Robin, Brown-headed
Cowbird,
European Starling, House Sparrow, Great Blue Heron

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport Birders
Newburyport
 

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Date: 5/11/19 9:55 am
From: Childs, Jackson <jchilds...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Probable Cerulean Warbler at Mt. Auburn
Yes I saw this bird and wasn't a 100% sure but this is clearly a drab female Cerulean.

Cemetery very active this morning, tons of song in Dell, likely 20+ warbler species. Weirdly seemed like more Prairie warblers than Yellow-rumped.

Jackson Childs
<jchilds...>
Arlington, MA

________________________________
From: <massbird-approval...> <massbird-approval...> on behalf of Ninad Thakoor <ninadst...>
Sent: Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:28:16 AM
To: <massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Probable Cerulean Warbler at Mt. Auburn

Around 9:50 am, I had a probable Cerulean Warbler from the Violet Path in the Dell. eBird checklist with some photos is at:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56119774<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__ebird.org_view_checklist_S56119774&d=DwMFaQ&c=WO-RGvefibhHBZq3fL85hQ&r=Nha_zH7gdBgFBnEzo5HwcQr_ZSIEGzaBNeTmFyMdZr8&m=EyW4Th7J_1cBirW4F2TOz7wELhNqksHtRRePGnZTueA&s=fUhCrp82TrPq_XRBrQj_6xEZFJtXEWko4cHOEmAsA08&e=>

I have no previous experience with the species hence the probable.

Thanks,
Ninad Thakoor
Natick, MA


 

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Date: 5/11/19 8:35 am
From: Ninad Thakoor <ninadst...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Probable Cerulean Warbler at Mt. Auburn
Around 9:50 am, I had a probable Cerulean Warbler from the Violet Path in
the Dell. eBird checklist with some photos is at:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56119774

I have no previous experience with the species hence the probable.

Thanks,
Ninad Thakoor
Natick, MA

 

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Date: 5/11/19 4:45 am
From: Jon Woolf <jswoolf01...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] NH Audubon spring Pelagic Birding Trip
Hi all,

Time's slipping away to sign up for Massabesic Audubon Center's spring
Pelagic Birding Trip.  To recap:

As with last fall's trip, this one marks something of a milestone: the
first of these spring trips was ten years ago, in May 2009.  And like we
did that year, we've scheduled the trip for Memorial Day.  This year,
that's May 27th. Otherwise, the plan hasn't changed much since last year:

WHAT:  An all-day trip into the Gulf of Maine, looking for pelagic birds
(although we'll also check out any whales and other marine life that we
encounter).   As always, we've chartered the whale-watching boat
/Granite State/ for this day of birding along Jeffreys Ledge and
wherever else the birds may lead us.  We'll leave dockside at 8am and
stay at sea the whole day.  We should return to Rye Harbor around 5pm.

WHEN: Monday, May 27th (Memorial Day).

WHERE: Meet dockside at Rye Harbor at 7:30AM for an 8:00AM departure.

WHAT TO BRING: Binoculars, of course.  A lunch if you want to. A digital
camera if you have one -- these trips often produce excellent photo
opportunities for both whales and birds. Weather on the open water is
unpredictable, so dress warm, in multiple layers in case you get too
warm and need to take off a layer.  Certainly bring sunscreen, and
either sunglasses or a hat.  Bring motion-sickness pills if you're
vulnerable to seasickness. /Granite State/'s seating is mostly wooden
benches, so a seat cushion is a good idea if you have trouble with
sitting on hard surfaces.

WHAT TO EXPECT: Hopefully, good weather and lots of interesting birds!

REGISTRATION: You must register in advance for this trip.  We need a
minimum of 30 people to pay for the trip.  We've set a maximum of 50 so
that the boat doesn't get too crowded.  Cost is $70 for NH Audubon
members, $90 for non-members.

To sign up, please either call or email Massabesic Audubon Center (phone
603-668-2045, email <mac...>), or use the NH Audubon website:
https://nh-audubon-nature-store.myshopify.com/products/mac-pelagic-trip-1

Contact either MAC or me with any questions you might have. Please be
certain that you leave a phone number or email address where you can be
contacted on Sunday May 26th, in case we have to cancel due to weather. 
There is no rain date; we go on the 27th, or not at all.

To go with the trip, I will be holding a 1-hour workshop at Massabesic
Center on Saturday May 25th, as a basic introduction to the most common
pelagic birds and how to identify them. Since we generally see both
whales and birds on these trips, the workshop also includes information
on the common whales of the Gulf of Maine.

My thanks go out to all who have made these trips a success in past
years, and I hope to see you again this year ... along with as many new
faces as we can fit!  :-)

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH
(Massabesic Audubon Center Volunteer)


 

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Date: 5/10/19 9:17 pm
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Red Phalarope in South Deerfield!
Hi MassBirders,

I had lots of fun birding during what time I had today, which as usual for this month I’m not going to talk about because it’s too late, and somebody else found something more exciting. Specifically, Ted Gilliland found a Red Phalarope at Tri-Town Beach!

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56096028 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56096028>

Sounds like it has left the area, rather than sticking around to be chased….

Good birding!

JSR



Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

Webmaster, Hampshire Bird Club
https://hampshirebirdclub.org/

Northeast Chapter, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/

http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
https://www.facebook.com/opihi



 

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Date: 5/10/19 2:21 pm
From: Larry O'Bryan <lobryan...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mount Auburn Cemetery May 10
A raw morning, even at 50 degrees. Generally quiet. Most of the listed
birds were found either on Lime Avenue (highlight being the worm-eating
warbler), or on Bellwort Path in a large oak tree (highlight being the
prairie warbler). My complete list follows.



Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US May 10, 2019 6:00 AM -
8:45 AM

Protocol: Traveling

2.0 mile(s)

Comments: A rather raw 50 degree morning. Cloudy with light wind.

45 species (+1 other taxa)



Canada Goose 2

Mallard 3

Wild Turkey 2

Mourning Dove 2

Chimney Swift 1

gull sp. 6 Fly overs, all together

Great Blue Heron 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Red-bellied Woodpecker 2

Downy Woodpecker 1

Northern Flicker 3

Great Crested Flycatcher 1

Warbling Vireo 5

Blue Jay 7

American Crow 2

Common Raven 1

Black-capped Chickadee 1

Tufted Titmouse 2

Red-breasted Nuthatch 1

White-breasted Nuthatch 2

Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2

American Robin 24

Gray Catbird 3

American Goldfinch 2

Chipping Sparrow 6

White-throated Sparrow 4

Song Sparrow 1

Baltimore Oriole 6

Red-winged Blackbird 8

Brown-headed Cowbird 4

Common Grackle 10

Worm-eating Warbler 1 Seen in flowering crab apple tree on Lime Avenue
by entire group. One or more Worm-eating warblers have been observed there
and in the dry dell several days this week.

Black-and-white Warbler 3

Tennessee Warbler 1

Nashville Warbler 2

Common Yellowthroat 1

American Redstart 2

Northern Parula 5

Magnolia Warbler 1

Blackburnian Warbler 1

Yellow Warbler 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 2

Prairie Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 4

Scarlet Tanager 1

Northern Cardinal 5



View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56084751



This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)



Larry O'Bryan


 

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Date: 5/10/19 10:39 am
From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Golden-winged Warbler at Mt Auburn???
Thanks to a couple of folks contacted me offline, noting that today's GWWA
at Mt. Auburn was removed from the checklist, so presumably user error.

(I did the same thing with Eastern Whip-poor-will a few weeks ago, also at
Mt. Auburn, and generated a similar amount of panic!)

–Neil Hayward
Cambridge MA

 

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Date: 5/10/19 8:11 am
From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Golden-winged Warbler at Mt Auburn???
Dear Massbirders,

I just received an hourly eBird update for GWWA at Mt Auburn (see below). Anyone know anything more about this?

- Neil
Neil Hayward
Cambridge, MA

Golden-winged Warbler (Vermivora chrysoptera) (1)
- Reported May 10, 2019 07:00 by Lauren Bauschard
- Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts
- Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=42.371,-71.146&ll=42.371,-71.146
- Checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56079523
- Comments: "Rosebay Ave by Auburn Lake"



Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/10/19 7:50 am
From: Mark Fairbrother <bogelfin...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] CASPIAN Tern Barton Cove
As of 7:55 this morning there were 3 Caspian Tern flying around at Barton
Cove.



Mark Fairbrother

Montague, MA 01351


 

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Date: 5/10/19 7:47 am
From: Louise Barteau <lbarteau...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
Yesterday I watched in disbelief as a male Red-bellied Woodpecker figured out how to use the hummingbird feeder to the great dismay of the Baltimore Orioles, House Finches and several RT Hummingbirds. Have put up a second feeder that only hummingbirds can access because the bigger birds can drain the feeder so quickly.So interesting to watch him figure it out though. And saw him come back several times for more.

Louise, West Island, Fairhaven

> On May 9, 2019, at 1:18 PM, Ian Nisbet <icnisbet...> wrote:
>
> Chickadees and Downy Woodpeckers have been coming to my hummingbird feeders for many years. In the last two years they have been joined by Tufted Titmice, and this year I have seen a House Finch and a Hairy Woodpecker trying, though I don't think they were successful in getting any nectar. The yellow wasp guards prevent these larger birds from getting to the nectar, but the woodpeckers and orioles just pull them off and throw them away.
>
> Ian Nisbet.
>
> On 5/8/2019 9:24 PM, Charlie wrote:
>> I have seen chickadees feeding at tree wound sap flows right beside mourning cloak butterflies so there is a natural precedent.
>>
>> Charlie Patterson
>> Norwell, Ma
>> <chaspatt...>
>>
>> Sent from Middle Earth.
>>
>>> On May 8, 2019, at 11:50 AM, Alvin T Laasanen <laasanen...> wrote:
>>>
>>> I have also had chickadees coming to my hummingbird feeder recently in
>>> addition to the hummingbirds. This morning there was a female Oriole
>>> also there struggling to get its bill into the opening.
>>>
>>> Alvin Laasanen
>>> Sterling MA
>>> <laasanen...>
>>>
>>>> On 5/8/2019 10:38 AM, Robert Rotberg wrote:
>>>> I have chickadees regularly drinking from the hummingbird feeder. Is this common? Occasionally downy woodpeckers, too.
>>>>
>>>> Robert Rotberg
>>>> Lexington
>>>
>>>
>>
>>


 

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Date: 5/10/19 6:01 am
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Gloucester Black Vulture
A Black Vulture just flew over our hilltop house in West Gloucester, near
the corner of Concord and Atlantic.

John Nelson
Gloucester

 

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Date: 5/10/19 1:39 am
From: Robert Mussey <mussey.robert...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] early whip-poor-will
That lovely urgent, non-stopcall is back, for the earliest of the year
appearance in our neighborhood, at 4:00 AM. Usually they sing at night, not
this one. So welcome to hear again!

Robert Mussey, Milton
Edge of the Blue Hills

 

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Date: 5/9/19 9:15 pm
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Valley uncommon migrants
Hi MassBirders,

I’ve been trying to write up a post about all of the spring migration fun that I’ve seen over the past week or so, but keep being busy until too late at night. And I’ve done it again tonight. But wanted to get word out about a few other people’s sightings, even if I’m too sleepy to write up my own:

Summer Tanager, photographed by George Hall at the Arcadia MAS sanctuary on Thursday.

Yellow-breasted Chat, spotted Wednesday at Orchard Hill on the UMass-Amherst campus by Ben Peters.

White-eyed Vireo - two of them found on Thursday! One by Larry Therrien at Quabbin Park, the other by Corvus Sylvia near the far southeast end of the Turners Falls Airport.

Common Gallinule - Chuck Johnson, acting on a tip from a homeowner, saw one Tuesday in Williamstown, on private property.

Good birding!

JSR


Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

Webmaster, Hampshire Bird Club
https://hampshirebirdclub.org/

Northeast Chapter, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/

http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
https://www.facebook.com/opihi



 

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Date: 5/9/19 8:22 pm
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Singing Orange-crowned Warbler in Mt Auburn
Beautiful morning in Mt Auburn, though still remarkably low number of migrants.

Highlight for me was recording Orange-crowned Warbler in song:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56044626

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>


 

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Date: 5/9/19 7:01 pm
From: David Sibley <sibleyguides...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Very surprising aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler
Ted,
You are correct. Melanin pigments are controlled separately from
carotenoids, and the variations of albinism/leucism affect only melanin.

Melanin can be deposited in a growing feather with great precision to form
spots, streaks, bars and other complex patterns within a single feather.
Carotenoids are only applied broadly on whole feathers and across whole
groups of feathers.

On a Black-throated Green Warbler the entire head is colored yellow and the
familiar pattern is produced with melanin. A heavy dose of melanin on the
throat covers the yellow and makes the throat black, and a lighter dose of
melanin (gray) on the crown and eyeline combines with yellow and makes
those parts olive-greenish.

Your bird is simply lacking melanin on the head, and this allows the bright
yellow pigment all over the head to show. The identical lack of melanin on,
say, a Song Sparrow would produce a white head, because Song Sparrow has
only melanin pigments and no carotenoids.

So this striking bird is simply a “partial albino” Black-throated Green
Warbler

David Sibley
Deerfield


On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 7:34 PM Theodore Gilliland <tedgilliland...>
wrote:

> Hi All,
>
>
>
> Today at Mitch’s Way in Hadley, Hampshire County, I had a very surprising
> aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler (at least, that’s my
> assessment). Attached is an Ebird checklist with photos. I considered the
> possibility of some extremely rare vagrants as upon first impression the
> bird had characteristics of a Hermit Warbler or HermitXTownsends hybrid.
> However, a pure Hermit would have a grayer mantle and limited streaking on
> the breast and flanks. The bird has a greenish back and extensive
> streaking. A male HermitXTownsends hybrid should have yellowish on the
> breast or dark on the throat, though there are many variations. I’ve
> included a few photos that show the underside; there appears to be some
> yellowish patches on the vent, which is one of the more reliable
> characteristics for Black-throated Green. On closer examination, the bird
> has a pale bill (it should be black on all the taxa mentioned above), a few
> white primaries or outer secondary feathers, and pale feet (should be
> black). This seems to suggest the bird has some type of melanin deficiency
> that is causing its odd appearance. If my understanding is correct,
> melanins that control the black and brown coloration of feathers are
> produced via a separate mechanism than the carotenoids that control the
> yellows, oranges and reds (melanins are produced in the cells, carotenoids
> from diet). Perhaps that has a role in this bird’s surprising appearance?
> Happy to have input from anyone who may know more about bird coloration, or
> other things I may be missing.
>
>
>
> Ebird checklist:
>
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56039616
>
>
>
>
>
> Best regards,
>
>
>
>
>
> Ted Gilliland
>
> South Hadley
>
>
>
> --
Best,
David
<Sibleyguides...>
www.sibleyguides.com

 

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Date: 5/9/19 6:33 pm
From: ppreeser <ppreeser...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pine Siskins
Had eight pine siskins in my back yard this afternoon….not one all winter!

Patricia Reeser
West Newbury
 

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Date: 5/9/19 4:54 pm
From: <jcolemanarch...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Very surprising aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler
That’s an impressively logical analysis Ted. Had I encountered that bird I’m not sure where I would have run with it. Knowing what a Hermit and Townshends are supposed to look like but with no direct experience with either would not have helped. Cool bird! I’ll be curious to see what kind of consensus emerges.
Jeremy Coleman, Sherburne Falls

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 9, 2019, at 12:41 PM, Theodore Gilliland <tedgilliland...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> Today at Mitch’s Way in Hadley, Hampshire County, I had a very surprising aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler (at least, that’s my assessment). Attached is an Ebird checklist with photos. I considered the possibility of some extremely rare vagrants as upon first impression the bird had characteristics of a Hermit Warbler or HermitXTownsends hybrid. However, a pure Hermit would have a grayer mantle and limited streaking on the breast and flanks. The bird has a greenish back and extensive streaking. A male HermitXTownsends hybrid should have yellowish on the breast or dark on the throat, though there are many variations. I’ve included a few photos that show the underside; there appears to be some yellowish patches on the vent, which is one of the more reliable characteristics for Black-throated Green. On closer examination, the bird has a pale bill (it should be black on all the taxa mentioned above), a few white primaries or outer secondary feathers, and pale feet (should be black). This seems to suggest the bird has some type of melanin deficiency that is causing its odd appearance. If my understanding is correct, melanins that control the black and brown coloration of feathers are produced via a separate mechanism than the carotenoids that control the yellows, oranges and reds (melanins are produced in the cells, carotenoids from diet). Perhaps that has a role in this bird’s surprising appearance? Happy to have input from anyone who may know more about bird coloration, or other things I may be missing.
>
> Ebird checklist:
> https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56039616
>
>
> Best regards,
>
>
> Ted Gilliland
> South Hadley
>
>
>

 

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Date: 5/9/19 4:36 pm
From: Wayne Petersen <wpetersen...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mass Audubon Bird-a-thon
Massbirders,

This is a last minute reminder that Mass Audubon's annual Bird-a-thon (BAT) will take place this weekend between 6 p.m. Friday evening and 6 p.m. Saturday evening. Full details about how to participate in this annual birding and fund raising event are available at https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/birds-birding/bird-a-thon Interested birders and sponsors are also invited to contact their local sanctuary for more specific details. Last year Bird-a-thon raised over $275,000, once again making this Mass Audubon's largest annual fund raising event. Dollars raised during the BAT represent a hugely important source of support for much of the bird and other conservation work that is annually undertaken by Mass Audubon. I hope to see many of you in the field during BAT, and also encourage you to participate by financially sponsoring one or another Mass Audubon team or program.

Good birding this weekend!

Wayne R. Petersen
Director of Massachusetts Important Bird Area (IBA) Program
Mass Audubon
208 South Great Road
Lincoln, MA 01773
<wpetersen...>
(781) 259-2178


 

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Date: 5/9/19 4:36 pm
From: Michael Baird <rkramden1994...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lowell Cemetery/Concord River Greenway 5/9/19
A gorgeous spring morning on the Greenway and in the cemetery on a trip
co-sponsored by Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust and Brookline Bird
Club. If you decide to visit the Lowell Cemetery, please respect the areas
marked "do not enter".
Good birding
Mike Baird
Lowell, MA

Lowell Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 9, 2019 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: 16 folks joined me for a bird walk co-sponsored by the Lowell
Parks and Conservation Trust and the Brookline Bird Club on a spectacular
spring morning with blue skies, very little wind and temps starting in the
40s and rising steadily. We spent a good deal of time on the adjacent
Concord River Greenway getting great looks at Yellow and Yellow-rumped
Warblers and Baltimore Orioles before finishing in the cemetery and picking
up some additional species.
44 species

Wood Duck 1
Mallard 4
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 25 This is a low estimate and I have never seen this
many Swifts over the Concord River at one time in spring before. All the
more curious as the derelict brick chimney on Centennial Island was
recently dismantled.
Ring-billed Gull 1
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Eastern Phoebe 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Warbling Vireo 6
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
Common Raven 1
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
American Robin 15
European Starling 4
American Goldfinch 3
White-throated Sparrow 4 Still singing, surprised they haven't gone
north yet.
Song Sparrow 4
Baltimore Oriole 6
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Common Grackle 4
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 7
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow Warbler 10
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 20
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
House Sparrow 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56039628

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/9/19 4:36 pm
From: Steven Simpson <stevensimpson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Newton Cape May
At 1:20, had a singing Cape May Warbler at Houghton Garden in Newto.

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/9/19 4:36 pm
From: Theodore Gilliland <tedgilliland...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Very surprising aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler
Hi All,



Today at Mitch’s Way in Hadley, Hampshire County, I had a very surprising
aberrantly-colored Black-Throated Green Warbler (at least, that’s my
assessment). Attached is an Ebird checklist with photos. I considered the
possibility of some extremely rare vagrants as upon first impression the
bird had characteristics of a Hermit Warbler or HermitXTownsends hybrid.
However, a pure Hermit would have a grayer mantle and limited streaking on
the breast and flanks. The bird has a greenish back and extensive
streaking. A male HermitXTownsends hybrid should have yellowish on the
breast or dark on the throat, though there are many variations. I’ve
included a few photos that show the underside; there appears to be some
yellowish patches on the vent, which is one of the more reliable
characteristics for Black-throated Green. On closer examination, the bird
has a pale bill (it should be black on all the taxa mentioned above), a few
white primaries or outer secondary feathers, and pale feet (should be
black). This seems to suggest the bird has some type of melanin deficiency
that is causing its odd appearance. If my understanding is correct,
melanins that control the black and brown coloration of feathers are
produced via a separate mechanism than the carotenoids that control the
yellows, oranges and reds (melanins are produced in the cells, carotenoids
from diet). Perhaps that has a role in this bird’s surprising appearance?
Happy to have input from anyone who may know more about bird coloration, or
other things I may be missing.



Ebird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56039616





Best regards,





Ted Gilliland

South Hadley

 

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Date: 5/9/19 4:36 pm
From: David Scott <dscott0313...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Mt Auburn trip 5/9
About 20 birders joined the BBC walk this morning. Another cold start, but
at least it was sunny.

We saw around 45 species over nearly three hours, with the highlights being
Scarlet Tanager and Prairie Warbler up on the hill east of the
Dell. Another group reported hearing the Worm-eating Warbler, but we didn't
hear of anyone seeing it. Good looks at a Tennessee Warbler near the Dry
Dell. Most common warblers continue to be Parula and Nashville.

I'll post a full list on eBird later.

David

 

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Date: 5/9/19 2:43 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Newburyport & West Newbury & FYI: Newbury Bridge Construction
Birders,

Sightings from two recent group outings:

Plummer Spring Road, Newburyport & Middle Street, West Newbury - 5/9,
7:00am - 9:25am:
Chimney Swift, Wood Thrush, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-winged
Blackbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Canada Goose, Blue
Jay, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Gray Catbird, American Robin, Northern
Cardinal, Mute Swan, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern
Kingbird, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Ovenbird,
Mourning Dove, American Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, Osprey,
Great-Crested Flycatcher, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher,
Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Pine Warbler, Black-throated
Green Warbler, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron,
White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Cardinal, Blue-headed Vireo, Mallard,
Common Grackle Warbling Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Yellow Warbler,
Carolina Wren


Pikes Bridge Road, West Newbury - 5/8, 5:00pm - 8:00pm:
Hairy Woodpecker Northern Waterthrush, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wood Duck,
Red-winged Blackbird, Osprey, White-throated Sparrow, Barred Owl, 
Canada Goose, Gray Catbird, Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, Black-and-White Warbler

FYI

The bridge on Hay Street in Newbury leading out to Kent Island is
presently under construction:

For more info:
http://www.cleengineering.com/projects/kents-island-bridge-crossing-salt-marsh-restoration/

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport Birders
Newburyport

 

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Date: 5/9/19 2:37 pm
From: David Moon <dmoon...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island 5-8-2019, and Chimney Swift roost
Hello Massbirders -
Susan Yurkus and I led Wednesday Morning Birding yesterday in cool, sunny conditions. While I was greeted outside my door in Amesbury with warbler songs, Plum Island was a bit slow, though the thicket behind the Main Panne was busy with Yellow-rumped warblers and a few others. In our evening outing, however, that same area was alive with a different set of warblers and other migrants. Let's hope the forecast system from the south brings plenty of birds for Bird-a-thon!

I also want folks to know that there is a nice little Chimney Swift Roost to observe in Newburyport. Last night 50 - 60 birds put down in a chimney on the building next to (northwest of) the Black Cow restaurant. The show took place from 8:05 until 8:15 last night, with clear skies. It might be earlier if it is overcast. When it ends, there is not a swift to be seen. We will watch this roost to see how big the numbers get as migration progresses.

Our List:
Canada Goose (8) - pairs at various locations.
Mute Swan (6) - Main Panne :(.
American Black Duck (1) - North Pool.
Wild Turkey (2) - 1, PI Airport; 1, S-curves
Mourning Dove - common.
Killdeer (4) - 2, Main Panne; 2, Bil Forward Pool.
Greater Yellowlegs (6) - pannes and Wardens.
Willet - common.
Lesser Yellowlegs (18) - various.
Herring Gull - common.
Great Black-backed Gull (4) - North Marsh.
Double-crested Cormorant - common.
Great Blue Heron (2) - North Marsh.
Great Egret (20) - various.
Snowy Egret (1) - South Pannes.
Little Blue Heron (1) - North of Wardens.
Osprey (8) - 4, North Marsh; 3, off of Hellcat; 1, Pines platform.
Northern Harrier (3) - 2, North Marsh; 1, Bill Forward Pool.
Red-tailed Hawk (2) - 1, Joppa Flats; 1, S-curves.
Hairy Woodpecker (1) - S-curves.
Northern Flicker (1) - Dunes trail swamp.
American Kestrel (1) - Dunes trail flyover.
Blue Jay (7) - Migrating past parking lot #1.
Purple Martin (15) - parking lot #1.
Tree Swallow - common.
Barn Swallow (25) - some migrating north, others at Wardens setting up shop.
Black-capped Chickadee (3) - 1, parking lot #1; 2, Hellcat.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1) - Hellcat.
American Robin - common.
Gray Catbird (6) - various.
Brown Thrasher (1) - singing in thicket south of Parking lot #1.
Northern Mockingbird (2) - various.
European Starling - common.
House Sparrow - common.
House Finch (1) - Visitor Center.
Purple Finch (1) - Hellcat.
American Goldfinch - common.
Black-and-white Warbler (1) - S-cruves.
Common Yellowthroat (2) - 1, S-curves; 1, Hellcat.
Northern Parula (1) S-curves.
Yellow Warbler (8) various.
Yellow-rumped Warbler (12) - 10, Main Panne thicket; 2, Hellcat.
Eastern Towhee - common.
Savannah Sparrow (1) - Hellcat.
Song Sparrow - common.
Red-winged Blackbird - common.
Common Grackle - common.
Brown-headed Cowbird (1) Hellcat.
Orchard Oriole (2) 1, Main Panne thicket; 1, Hellcat.
Baltimore Oriole (2) - 1, Main Panne thicket; 1, Hellcat.

Additional birds Wednesday Evening:
Northern Parula (8) - Main Panne Thicket.
Blue-headed Vireo (1) - Main Panne Thicket.
Black-throated Green Warbler (1) - Main Panne Thicket.

David Moon
Sanctuary Director
Joppa Flats Education Center
Mass Audubon
1 Plum Island Turnpike
Newburyport, MA 01950
978-462-9998
www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats<http://www.massaudubon.org/joppaflats>

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Date: 5/9/19 11:03 am
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Common Yellowthroat, Peabody, 5/9
Another first of life! This morning I found two Common Yellowthroats in the marsh area, adjacent the Peabody Walmart parking lot.

Mr. Shilo McDonald

 

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Date: 5/9/19 10:24 am
From: Ian Nisbet <icnisbet...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
Chickadees and Downy Woodpeckers have been coming to my hummingbird
feeders for many years.  In the last two years they have been joined by
Tufted Titmice, and this year I have seen a House Finch and a Hairy
Woodpecker trying, though I don't think they were successful in getting
any nectar.  The yellow wasp guards prevent these larger birds from
getting to the nectar, but the woodpeckers and orioles just pull them
off and throw them away.

Ian Nisbet.

On 5/8/2019 9:24 PM, Charlie wrote:
> I have seen chickadees feeding at tree wound sap flows right beside mourning cloak butterflies so there is a natural precedent.
>
> Charlie Patterson
> Norwell, Ma
> <chaspatt...>
>
> Sent from Middle Earth.
>
>> On May 8, 2019, at 11:50 AM, Alvin T Laasanen <laasanen...> wrote:
>>
>> I have also had chickadees coming to my hummingbird feeder recently in
>> addition to the hummingbirds. This morning there was a female Oriole
>> also there struggling to get its bill into the opening.
>>
>> Alvin Laasanen
>> Sterling MA
>> <laasanen...>
>>
>>> On 5/8/2019 10:38 AM, Robert Rotberg wrote:
>>> I have chickadees regularly drinking from the hummingbird feeder. Is this common? Occasionally downy woodpeckers, too.
>>>
>>> Robert Rotberg
>>> Lexington
>>
>>
>
>
 

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Date: 5/9/19 10:16 am
From: Joan Stoner <jsstoner...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows Concord weekly survey
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 9, 2019 7:09 AM - 10:39 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.23 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly survey; from 40s to near 60. Sunny.
Joan,Kathy,Will,Kevin,Alan, Langdon,Carol,Julia,Larry,Tom
57 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 45 14 fledgings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) 1
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 5
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 1
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) (Columba livia (Feral Pigeon)) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Chimney Swift (Chaetura pelagica) 2
Virginia Rail (Rallus limicola) 2
Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) 2
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 3
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 1
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 4
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 3
Broad-winged Hawk (Buteo platypterus) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 4
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1
Hairy Woodpecker (Dryobates villosus) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
woodpecker sp. (Picidae sp.) 3
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 3
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) 3
Warbling Vireo (Vireo gilvus) 4
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 6
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 45
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 3
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 5
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 7
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 6
Marsh Wren (Cistothorus palustris) 16 Not unusual for time of year and
location
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 3
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 1
Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 13
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 10
Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 17
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 17
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 55
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 57
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 2
Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas) 17
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 18
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 2
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 5
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 1
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56040788

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

Joan Stoner
Lexington

 

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Date: 5/9/19 9:04 am
From: Robert Ross <plumisl...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: Worm-eating Warbler and Tree Sparrow
HI:

Failed to add Mount Auburn Cemetery as the location of my last email report!

Sincerely,

Bob Ross
Newbury, MA
781-535-9277
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From: Robert Ross <plumisl...>
Date: Thu, May 9, 2019 at 11:01 AM
Subject: Worm-eating Warbler and Tree Sparrow
To: <Massbird...>


Worm-eating Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Northern Parula,
Warbling Vireo, and Baltimore Oriole all in the same snow crabapple tree on
Spruce Ave., left off Crystal, just up from the Azalea Path pond at
7:15-8:15 this AM, 5/9.

Photo of Worm-eating Warbler at ebird CHECKLIST S56040081

Bob Ross
Newbury, MA
<plumisl...>

 

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Date: 5/9/19 8:09 am
From: Robert Ross <plumisl...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Worm-eating Warbler and Tree Sparrow
Worm-eating Warbler, Tree Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Northern Parula,
Warbling Vireo, and Baltimore Oriole all in the same snow crabapple tree on
Spruce Ave., left off Crystal, just up from the Azalea Path pond at
7:15-8:15 this AM, 5/9.

Photo of Worm-eating Warbler at ebird CHECKLIST S56040081

Bob Ross
Newbury, MA
<plumisl...>

 

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Date: 5/8/19 9:00 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bonanza at Willowdale SF, Ipswich, May 8, 2019
Willowdale SF (east), Ipswich
May 8, 2019 7:35 AM - 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: The weather dam broke this morning and I had a great walk
in Willowdale, entering from Topsfield Rd. at Gravelly Brook and walking
a loop to the west and north. I set my all-time record for ovenbirds
with 66, and I suspect most of those birds were not there yesterday.
Other highlights were 4 yellowthroats, 2 BTB warblers, 3 wood thrushes,
a Lincoln's sparrow, a pair of broad-wings soaring, 3 Baltimore orioles,
a raven, a La. waterthrush in a new location, and at least 4 EVENING
GROSBEAKS at a feeder across East St. from the forest. Details below.
46 species

Mute Swan 2 perennial breeding pair on the big beaver pond by Rt. 1
Wood Duck 1
Mallard 1
Mourning Dove 6
Double-crested Cormorant 1 adult on the beaver pond
Broad-winged Hawk 2 presumed pair soaring over my head and calling
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 20
Common Raven 1 flew over my car croaking as I was leaving
Tree Swallow 6
Black-capped Chickadee 19
Tufted Titmouse 23
White-breasted Nuthatch 8
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Hermit Thrush 2
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 10
European Starling 2

Evening Grosbeak 4 At least 4 at Roberta's feeder across East St.
from the forest at the outlet for the beaver pond. I heard them calling
before I saw them. Evenly paired, which is promising. I watched the
two females in a hemlock and in a crab apple, but they were just feeding
and not gathering nest material. (The species has never been confirmed
nesting in Essex County.)

American Goldfinch 12
Chipping Sparrow 19
White-throated Sparrow 11
Song Sparrow 7

Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Reddish cap, fine breast streaking, buffy
malars and buffy band across upper breast, a bit of a crest. It might
have been singing its pretty song, though I haven't heard the species
sing in years and did not see it in the act. Not really early. They
become uncommon in 5B in the county.

Eastern Towhee 5
Baltimore Oriole 3
Red-winged Blackbird 19
Brown-headed Cowbird 7
Common Grackle 6

Ovenbird 66 All but two were singing males. I studiously avoided
double-counting to the extent of letting a few birds go when there was
any doubt. This sets my new record for the forest and the county. My
previous record was 58, also in WSF, on May 9, 1998.

Louisiana Waterthrush 1 All previous records here were in Gravelly
Brook. This bird was singing over a slow-moving stream about half a
mile to the west.
Northern Waterthrush 3 One sang near the LOWA for a stark contrast
in songs.
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
Yellow Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 12
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 5
Scarlet Tanager 0 I expected this sp. to have arrived on the warm
front, but I didn't hear any.
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56007921

--
Jim Berry Ipswich, Mass. <jim.berry3...>

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Date: 5/8/19 8:00 pm
From: Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] A goose with an injured wing in Rehoboth
I had a second hand report of a goose with a possible broken wing on a pond
in Rehoboth this evening. I wonder if anyone knows of a list of licensed
wildlife rehabbers in Bristol County. Or the contact info for a local CO
who might deal with an injured goose. I am assuming a Canada Goose but I
will try to check in the morning.
Madeleine Linck
Rehoboth, MA

 

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Date: 5/8/19 6:31 pm
From: Charlie <chaspatt...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
I have seen chickadees feeding at tree wound sap flows right beside mourning cloak butterflies so there is a natural precedent.

Charlie Patterson
Norwell, Ma
<chaspatt...>

Sent from Middle Earth.

> On May 8, 2019, at 11:50 AM, Alvin T Laasanen <laasanen...> wrote:
>
> I have also had chickadees coming to my hummingbird feeder recently in
> addition to the hummingbirds. This morning there was a female Oriole
> also there struggling to get its bill into the opening.
>
> Alvin Laasanen
> Sterling MA
> <laasanen...>
>
>> On 5/8/2019 10:38 AM, Robert Rotberg wrote:
>> I have chickadees regularly drinking from the hummingbird feeder. Is this common? Occasionally downy woodpeckers, too.
>>
>> Robert Rotberg
>> Lexington
>
>
>


 

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Date: 5/8/19 5:47 pm
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/8
Hi Massbirders,
A group of 24 of us birded McLaughlin Woods
<https://ebird.org/hotspot/L897808> in Boston this morning, and after the
official walk ended several of us continued combing through the spot for a
few more hours. We were rewarded with a nice variety of species, 57 in
total, highlights of which included 12 warbler species, a Lincoln's Sparrow
(thanks to Paul Peterson who found it and tipped off the remaining walk
participants), three Thrush species, Orchard and Baltimore Orioles and two
Bobolink, a rare treat for this particular spot. Full checklist below.

For those on the walk this morning who'd like to join the shared eBird
checklist , click this link
<https://ebird.org/shared?subID=UzU2MDA0ODgy&s=t> (if that doesn't work for
some reason, just shoot me an email).

Walks will continue weekly throughout the May, Wednesdays at 7:30 am. More
info about the next walk on May 15 can be found here
<https://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/tripevent/mclaughlin-woods-migrants-boston-3/>.
We'll meet at the bleachers next to the lower baseball field, per usual.
The spot is accessible by T (a short walk from the Jackson Square stop on
the Orange Line) and there's usually ample parking along Fisher and Parker
Hill Avenues. This customized google map
<https://tinyurl.com/McLaughlinWoods> has more information on the location
of our meeting spot, how to walk over from the T, and where parking is
usually available.

Best,
Sebastian Jones
Jamaica Plain, MA

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Wed, May 8, 2019 at 8:17 PM
Subject: eBird Report - McLaughlin Woods, May 8, 2019
To: <sebastianojones...>

McLaughlin Woods, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
May 8, 2019 7:29 AM - 11:23 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments: Brookline Bird Club walk from 7:30-8:30, then continuing with
some participants after. Thanks to Paul Peterson for the tip on the
Lincoln's Sparrow.

57 species

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 3
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Herring Gull 4
Red-tailed Hawk 3
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Spotted by Linda F.
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Least Flycatcher 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue-headed Vireo 3
Warbling Vireo 2
Blue Jay 7
American Crow 2
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 6
Veery 2 One Iroquois Street Woods, one main section
Hermit Thrush 2 Both Iroquois Street Woods
Wood Thrush 3 2 end of dirt path, one Iroquois Street Woods
American Robin 11
Gray Catbird 8
Northern Mockingbird 1
European Starling 4
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 4
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 10
Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Heard/seen by Paul Peterson who alerted us. Heard
mostly, then seen briefly. Alan made a recording.
Eastern Towhee 1
Bobolink 2 Unusual here. Heard singing and then spotted atop one of
the trees just adjacent to the orchard. Photos. (Initially thought there
was only one but reviewing photos there was a second in a nearby tree).
Orchard Oriole 3
Baltimore Oriole 2
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Ovenbird 1
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 8
Nashville Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 2
Northern Parula 8
Magnolia Warbler 4
Yellow Warbler 2
Blackpoll Warbler 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 2
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 5 Pair along dirt path, 3 Iroquois Street
House Sparrow 17

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S56004882

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Date: 5/8/19 4:05 pm
From: <jcolemanarch...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] FW: [CT Birds] Westfield, MA Audubon's Oriole
Second year male Orchard Oriole? If so, that would not be the first time those have been confused.
Jeremy Coleman, Shelburne Falls

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 8, 2019, at 5:20 PM, Spector, David (Biology) <spectord...> wrote:
>
> This was posted to the Connecticut list. I'm just forwarding. Audubon's seems extraordinarily unlikely.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Michael & Jean DiBenedetto via CTBirds
> Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 5:07 PM
> To: <ctbirds...>
> Subject: [CT Birds] Westfield, MA Audubon's Oriole
>
> At automotive business on 22 Little River Road, 4 p.m., AUDUBON'S ORIOLE with 4 Baltimore Orioles in apple trees next to parking lot. Life bird for both of us, but no doubt about the ID.
> Mike and Jean DiBenedetto, East Hartford
>
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Date: 5/8/19 3:12 pm
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] American Redstart, Nahant, 5/8
My Fellow Massbirdians,Today at the Nahant Thicket (in Nahant), I found an American Redstart AND a Magnolia Warbler. Both are FOL's for me!*  :-)
*(For those of you who are newer to birding than I am, FOL means First of Life!)
Happy Birding!
Mr. Shilo McDonaldLynn, MassachusettsShiloCM at yahoo dot com
 

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Date: 5/8/19 2:26 pm
From: Spector, David (Biology) <spectord...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FW: [CT Birds] Westfield, MA Audubon's Oriole
This was posted to the Connecticut list. I'm just forwarding. Audubon's seems extraordinarily unlikely.

-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds [mailto:<ctbirds-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Michael & Jean DiBenedetto via CTBirds
Sent: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 5:07 PM
To: <ctbirds...>
Subject: [CT Birds] Westfield, MA Audubon's Oriole

At automotive business on 22 Little River Road, 4 p.m., AUDUBON'S ORIOLE with 4 Baltimore Orioles in apple trees next to parking lot. Life bird for both of us, but no doubt about the ID.
Mike and Jean DiBenedetto, East Hartford

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Date: 5/8/19 2:08 pm
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Leverett Pond, Brookline/Boston
not a lot doing, but you can hear Warbling Vireo and see a Spotted
Sandpiper and at least one Baltimore Orioke, as well as a Black and White
Warbler, in addition to more common birds.

--
Alice & Dane Morgan
Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA

 

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Date: 5/8/19 2:01 pm
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Beech Forest - Provincetown, second Hooded of the spring.


Sent from Mail for Windows 10
Massbirders, Each morning seems better than the day before. Still not jumping, but some beautiful birds in the beech forest this morning. Hooded Warbler and Summer Tanager made for a nice day.
Ebird list below.
Peter Trull
Brewster
<petrull...>
www.petertrull.org

CHECKLIST S56008941

 

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Date: 5/8/19 8:57 am
From: Alvin T Laasanen <laasanen...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
I have also had chickadees coming to my hummingbird feeder recently in
addition to the hummingbirds. This morning there was a female Oriole
also there struggling to get its bill into the opening.

Alvin Laasanen
Sterling MA
<laasanen...>

On 5/8/2019 10:38 AM, Robert Rotberg wrote:
> I have chickadees regularly drinking from the hummingbird feeder. Is this common? Occasionally downy woodpeckers, too.
>
> Robert Rotberg
> Lexington



 

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Date: 5/8/19 8:09 am
From: MFB <badgerm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Magazine Beach Cambridge
I will be leading a short neighborhood birdwalk on Monday the 13th at 6:30-8 or so. (Everyone welcome—please email me in advance for info) So I went late morning to scope out what’s currently around. Some nice birds. I hope they stick around!

Nashville Warbler
American Redstart
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Peregrine Falcon
Warbling vireo
Blue headed vireo
Indigo bunting
Eastern Kingbird






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Date: 5/8/19 7:45 am
From: Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] chickadees at hummingbird feeder
I have chickadees regularly drinking from the hummingbird feeder. Is this common? Occasionally downy woodpeckers, too.

Robert Rotberg
Lexington
 

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Date: 5/8/19 6:43 am
From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Mt. Auburn trip Weds May 8
A neat half century of species at Mt. Auburn today with 14 species of warbler. Highlights were excellent looks at the continuing Worm-eating Warbler, a pair of bright Cape May Warblers, a glowing Blackburnian, a singing Least Flycatcher and no rain! eBird checklist below.

Good birding,
- Neil

Neil Hayward
Cambridge

Mt. Auburn Cemetery
May 8, 2019
6:00 AM
Traveling
2.30 miles
168 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

3 Mallard
6 Wild Turkey
6 Mourning Dove
4 Chimney Swift
1 Herring Gull
2 gull sp.
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
1 Peregrine Falcon
1 Least Flycatcher -- Willow Pond. Singing.
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
4 Blue-headed Vireo
5 Warbling Vireo
6 Blue Jay
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow -- Willow Pond
1 Tufted Titmouse
2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Hermit Thrush
16 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
6 Cedar Waxwing
4 House Finch
4 American Goldfinch
6 Chipping Sparrow
2 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
8 Baltimore Oriole
2 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
12 Common Grackle
1 Ovenbird -- Reported from Dell.
1 Worm-eating Warbler -- Dry dell. Relocated by Dave Williams. Warm brown warbler with striped head. Silent. Feeding among blossom.
3 Black-and-white Warbler
5 Nashville Warbler -- Probably an undercount. Continues to be most common warbler.
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 American Redstart -- Reported by David Scott.
2 Cape May Warbler -- Together in oak tree southwest of Laurel. Bright red face, yellow head, black streaks across breast and flanks. White wing patch. Singing.
10 Northern Parula
2 Magnolia Warbler -- Reported by David Scott along Indian Ridge. Another later in “Cape May tree”
1 Blackburnian Warbler -- Laurel. Wow!
2 Yellow Warbler
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler -- Dry dell. Very confiding. Singing.
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
4 Northern Cardinal
3 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 51

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Date: 5/7/19 7:14 pm
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Savannah Sparrow, Marblehead, 5/7
Everyone's going crazy over Warblers and I'm over here oohing and awing over a Savannah Sparrow. :-D
Found him today at Chandler Hovey Park on Marblehead Neck. And he was a beaut!
Happy Birding!- Mr. Shilo McDonald, Lynn, MAShiloCM at Yahoo dot com
 

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Date: 5/7/19 6:25 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] BBC trip Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, May 7,
  Mea Culpa and many thanks to Davis Noble for noting a mistake in my
earlier report - we observed 5 Common Grackles, NOT 5 Rusty Blackbirds.
It has been amended in eBird.

Linda

On 5/7/2019 7:56 PM, Linda Ferraresso wrote:
> With sunny skies, though still glove weather (under 50 degrees!), more
> migrants are arriving.
> Nine species of warblers and one very cooperative Black-crowned Night
> Heron were the
> highlights, with great looks at the Great Crested Flycatcher too.
> Red-eyed Vireo arrived though
> Blue-headed still trumps it in numbers.
> Lovely spring birding morning!
> Linda
>
>
> Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Essex,
> Massachusetts, US
> May 7, 2019 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.0 mile(s)
> Comments: BBC trip, 48 degrees, sunny with a light SW wind
> 41 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Brant 2 Flyovers
> Mallard 2
> Wild Turkey 2
> Mourning Dove 1
> Chimney Swift 1
> gull sp. 6
> Double-crested Cormorant 21 flyovers
> Black-crowned Night-Heron 3 1 at front pond, 2 flyovers
> Cooper's Hawk 2 male and female
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Blue-headed Vireo 2
> Red-eyed Vireo 1
> Blue Jay 4
> American Crow 4
> Tree Swallow 1
> Black-capped Chickadee 7
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
> Brown Creeper 1
> House Wren 2
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
> American Robin 1
> Gray Catbird 8
> European Starling 1
> American Goldfinch 10
> White-throated Sparrow 4
> Eastern Towhee 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 6
> Brown-headed Cowbird 3
> Common Grackle  5
> Ovenbird 2
> Northern Waterthrush 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 6
> Nashville Warbler 3
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> Northern Parula 3
> Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 male
> Prairie Warbler 1
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Northern Cardinal 3
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55980970
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
> (https://ebird.org/home)
>
>

--
Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
tattler1(at)comcast(dot)net

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" - Tagore

 

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Date: 5/7/19 5:53 pm
From: Mardi Dickinson <mardi1d...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Jason Ward - BirdCallsRadio
Birders et al,

Thought many of your would be interested in my guest this week Jason Ward, Birds of NA series. https://birdcallsradio.com/

Happy Spring Birding!

Cheers,
Mardi Dickinson
www.kymrygroup.com


 

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Date: 5/7/19 5:02 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC trip Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, May 7,
With sunny skies, though still glove weather (under 50 degrees!), more
migrants are arriving.
Nine species of warblers and one very cooperative Black-crowned Night
Heron were the
highlights, with great looks at the Great Crested Flycatcher too.
Red-eyed Vireo arrived though
Blue-headed still trumps it in numbers.
Lovely spring birding morning!
Linda


Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Essex, Massachusetts, US
May 7, 2019 6:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: BBC trip, 48 degrees, sunny with a light SW wind
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant 2 Flyovers
Mallard 2
Wild Turkey 2
Mourning Dove 1
Chimney Swift 1
gull sp. 6
Double-crested Cormorant 21 flyovers
Black-crowned Night-Heron 3 1 at front pond, 2 flyovers
Cooper's Hawk 2 male and female
Downy Woodpecker 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 4
Tree Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 1
House Wren 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 8
European Starling 1
American Goldfinch 10
White-throated Sparrow 4
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Rusty Blackbird 5
Ovenbird 2
Northern Waterthrush 2
Black-and-white Warbler 6
Nashville Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
Northern Parula 3
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1 male
Prairie Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55980970

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Date: 5/7/19 4:15 pm
From: John Liller <john.liller...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] New Yard Bird - Grafton
I just had a Brown Thrasher land on our hanging tray feeder. I am not sure
if it counts as a feeder bird because it landed for one second before
taking off, without taking any food.
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Mathematics Department
Goalkeeper Coach, Girls Varsity Soccer
81 Providence St.
Worcester, MA 01604
Phone 508-754-5302
Fax 508-754-6571
<john.liller...>

WORCESTER ACADEMY is a co-ed day and boarding school for grades 6 to 12 and
postgraduates. Our urban setting, diverse community, and challenging
curriculum provide students with a solid, real-world education. Information
at www.worcesteracademy.org.

 

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Date: 5/7/19 3:56 pm
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ravens in Salem
Mbers, Sunday i got a new yardbird with a flyover of a Fish Crow and today 2 Ravens flew over the deck, and I suspect they are nesting again this year at the nearby Aggregate Stone Quarry. Later in the day a male hummer made its foy appearance. I bet tomorrow will bring an American Crow into the mix.

Joe



Joe PaluzziSalem, MA. USA

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Date: 5/7/19 3:09 pm
From: Young, John (DPU) <john.young...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] North Truro birds 5/4
Massbirders:

Unusual in my experience on the outer Cape was a collection of six spotted thrushes, representing four species, well-seen on the Woods Trail that comes out of the Highland Center in North Truro, on Saturday. Wood thrushes and veeries in particular are hard to find out where the sand runs out. Additional unusual birds for the area were a very handsome worm-eating warbler, pretty unusual for the area, a pair of siskins, and an evening grosbeak (heard only), plus two late golden-crowned kinglets, all in lovely Long Nook, a long hanging valley that runs east from the Little Pamet area of Truro. And an orange-crowned warbler at Pond Village, North Truro.

I mention all this here and clog up your inboxes because many of these have been disappeared from the so-called Massachusetts Rare Bird Alert -- silently, like dissidents in Argentina. They shall be remembered.

John Young
Jamaica Plain

 

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Date: 5/7/19 3:02 pm
From: caroline <carolinawrencarolinawren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] What a week!
Wow-what a birdy week it's been! Confirmed nestlings in the ravens' nest in downtown Gloucester. Then I had the first ever R B grosbeak in my yard, along with multiple male orioles and a RT hummingbird!and then there were the FOY chimney swifts over Blynman Canal, and to top it off a glossy ibis and black vulture flew over my deck!
So grateful for beautiful connections to our natural world!
Caroline Haines
Gloucester
<Songbirder...>

Sent from my iPhone-please excuse brevity, typos, or insults.
 

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Date: 5/7/19 2:50 pm
From: <blafley...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lawrence’s Warbler- Erving
Hello,

Found the subject bird on Pine Meadow Rd near the stream crossing about a mile N of where it goes under the French King Bridge.

Bill Lafley
New Salem
<blafley...>
 

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Date: 5/7/19 11:15 am
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Raptors on the move around Boston
Hi Massbirders,
Just a reminder to keep an eye out for migrating hawks as you hit your
passerine spots today. At McLaughlin Woods this mid-morning/early afternoon
(which is atop Mission Hill in Boston) I had some pretty good raptor
action: 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 2 Broad-winged Hawks, 1 Bald Eagle and a
minimum of 4 Red-tailed Hawks, in addition to several Turkey Vultures and a
few hawk sp that were too far away to ID, though probably more Red-tails
(and, of course, no shortage of Herring Gulls riding the same winds).
Things seemed to slow down as I was leaving about an hour ago, but given
these conditions it's probably worth having a scan from places like
Millennium Park, Peter's Hill at the Arboretum, etc.

Best,
Sebastian Jones
Jamaica Plain, MA

 

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Date: 5/7/19 10:51 am
From: MFB <badgerm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Dinged on Yellow throated vireo at Mount Auburn

Spent some time trying to re-locate this vireo. Got tantalizingly glimpses of something interesting in the same general location only to finally get great looks at a crisp, cooperative female black-throated blue.

Consolation prizes were an ebullient Canada song (near the top of Harvard hill, heard not seen) and great looks at (and crappy pictures of) a worm-eating warbler.
M. Badger

Cambridge
Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/7/19 10:36 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brewster's Warbler Pepperell, MA
Thanks to Sharon Harvell for this information.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>

*


Im a southern NH birder that frequents Heald Orchard in Pepperell MA
during migration.

Today I viewed a Brewsters Warbler at Heald.

Im not on ebird, but wanted to report this sighting.

Not that it necessarily needs to be posted to ABA (your call on that),
more so for recordkeeping of these hybridsif that is done?

Or if theres even an ebird listing for Brewsters?

The Brewsters was singing Blue-winged song, and when I got my
binoculars on himhmmm you arent a Blue-winged (or at least not a full
one!)

Two ID photos links:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133052166@N07/40831497823/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/133052166@N07/47797668221/in/photostream/

Thanks.

Sharon Harvell

Brookline, NH

 

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Date: 5/7/19 9:10 am
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Report for Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 5/7; Worm-eating Warbler
A very nice day with a chilly start, but modest numbers of migrants for the date and relatively favorable overnight winds.

The Worm-eating Warbler was certainly the star. It was not singing (that I could hear).

Full details and photos at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55960971

Chris Floyd (BBC Leader)
Lexington
<chrisf...>


 

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Date: 5/7/19 8:56 am
From: Trimble, Jeremiah <jtrimble...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Worm-eating, 15spp warbler
Hello MASSBIRD,

It was a fun morning of birding at Mt. Auburn. I dont have much to add but wanted to clarify that the Worm-eating Warbler was found by others prior to being seen by myself and Jeff Offermann. The BBC group with Chris Floyd was on the bird when we arrived at the Dry Dell.

Good birding,
Jeremiah Trimble
Cambridge, MA

____________________
Ornithology - MCZ
Harvard University
________________________________
From: <massbird-approval...> <massbird-approval...> on behalf of William Freedberg <4mrfish...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 11:32 AM
To: <massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Worm-eating, 15spp warbler

Massbirders,

Mt. Auburn this morning produced a Worm-eating Warbler in the dry dell (originally found by J Trimble and J Offerman, it was said), as well as:

6 Blue-headed Vireos
7+ Nashvilles singing all over
3 Blackburnian Warblers between Indian ridge and the dry dell, plus 1 behind the tower
1 Prairie Warbler at Indian ridge
1 Orchard Oriole at Auburn Lake

Numerous Parulas, Yellow-rumps, and 10 other species of warbler, but nothing exceptional. Birds are fairly silent and not singing much. Additional reports of Orange-crowned and Magnolia, but I got on neither.

A Least Flycatcher was singing a snappy "Che-bek" on the north side of fresh pond in Cambridge.

Good birding,
Will Freedberg
Belmont

 

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Date: 5/7/19 8:55 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Sandhill Crane in Barre, MA
Thanks to Dave Larson for this delayed email form 5/4.

Barbara Volkle

Norhtborough, MA

<barb620...>

*



Alison O’Hare asked me to post the following: “Just confirmed presence
of Sandhill Crane in Barre in farm field on Old Stage Rd, visible from
rd. Could you post for me? Thank you.”

David Larson
Bradford, MA

 

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Date: 5/7/19 8:31 am
From: William Freedberg <4mrfish...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mt. Auburn Worm-eating, 15spp warbler
Massbirders,

Mt. Auburn this morning produced a Worm-eating Warbler in the dry dell (originally found by J Trimble and J Offerman, it was said), as well as:

6 Blue-headed Vireos
7+ Nashvilles singing all over
3 Blackburnian Warblers between Indian ridge and the dry dell, plus 1 behind the tower
1 Prairie Warbler at Indian ridge
1 Orchard Oriole at Auburn Lake

Numerous Parulas, Yellow-rumps, and 10 other species of warbler, but nothing exceptional. Birds are fairly silent and not singing much. Additional reports of Orange-crowned and Magnolia, but I got on neither.

A Least Flycatcher was singing a snappy "Che-bek" on the north side of fresh pond in Cambridge.

Good birding,
Will Freedberg
Belmont
 

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Date: 5/7/19 8:29 am
From: Robert Ross <plumisl...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Encouraging Signs
Though the migration has been slow, there are some encouraging signs from
Plum Island. I saw my first catbird yesterday in the brambles off the
Hellcat dunes trail. Two wood thrushes were chasing each other nearby. A
white-crowned sparrow dug into the leaf litter. On the South end of the
Island, near Sandy Point, yellow warblers are here. Though I still have not
seen a common yellowthroat, another ubiquitous migrant, the black and white
warblers are plentiful. All are commenting on the numbers of blue-headed
vireos, found all over the Island. There are also numerous ruby- and
golden-crowned kinglets. Off the Pines Trail, a purple finch appeared,
though seemingly alone. A strange turn of events to find so few warblers
yet a Lawrence's on the Island.

 

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Date: 5/7/19 8:22 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mt Auburn Highlight Today - Worm Eating Warbler in Dry dell
Got to Mt Auburn relatively late again but the consensus seems to be more
birds than yesterday but not the number many hoped for. The best bird of
the morning seems to have been a Worm Eating Warbler seen in the Dry Dell
at least as late as 9 AM. Also heard reports of a singing Orange Crowned
Warbler around the Dell.

Good birding!

Cliff Cook
Watertown

 

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Date: 5/7/19 7:09 am
From: Eduardo del Solar <delsolar...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] birding Cape May, images
Earlier this spring I visited Cape May (April 21-24) hoping to find some song birds and warblers that nest there and seldom get here. I also did a one morning short trek to Cape May Point State park and surrounding beaches where it was too early for shorebird migration season. Most of the images I am sharing are from the Belleplain State Forest where local warblers were quite active. Images of birds photographed are below: Prothonotary warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pine Warbler, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and White-eyed Vireo. American Robin, nesting Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow (everywhere), American Crow, Red-winged Blackbird and Turkey Vulture . Red-bellied Woodpecker and a pair of mating Downy Woodpeckers. Osprey, Great Egret, Common Terns, Franklin’s Gull at the Point Park.
Link below has all images from this trip:
http://www.delsolar.org/webs/birds/capemay19/content/_32A4676_large.html
Eduardo del Solar
<delsolar...>
Boston, Mass
http://delsolar.org
 

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Date: 5/7/19 7:06 am
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] West Newbury & Newburyport Morning Birding - 5/7/19
Birders,

Morning outing from 7:00 - 9:30am:

Pikes Bridge Road, West Newbury:
Baltimore Oriole, Wood Thrush, Ovenbird, Black-capped Chickadee,
Killdeer, Swamp Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Wood Duck, Red-winged
Blackbird, Common Grackle, Tufted Titmouse, Mourning Dove, Red-tailed
Hawk, Common Raven, Blue Jay, Blue-winged Warbler, American Robin,
Canada Goose, Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Towhee, Gray Catbird,
Common Yellowthroat, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Double-crested Cormorant,
Great Blue Heron, Song Sparrow, Mute Swan, American Crow, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Tree Swallow

Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury:
Eastern Kingbird, Ring-necked Duck, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe,
Tree Swallow

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport:
Ovenbird, Eastern Kingbird Eastern, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Bluebird

Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury:
Eastern Towhee, Ovenbird, House Wren, Blue Jay

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport Birders
Newburyport

 

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Date: 5/7/19 6:54 am
From: Liz Pease <lizpease...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] catbird, hummer & others
Hi all,

Finally had an actual catbird (as opposed to the mockbird that tricked me a
few weeks ago) here in Salisbury yesterday, as well as a brief sighting of
a hummingbird as it zipped away from the feeder around dusk.

My mother, who is just down the road from me, had a catbird as well, and
her first orioles of the season.

Lots of chimney swifts twittering above me as I dropped my daughter off at
school in downtown Newburyport this morning as well.

Happy birding!

--
Liz Pease
*freelance writer, editor, and proofreader*
lizpease.com

 

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Date: 5/6/19 9:17 pm
From: William Freedberg <4mrfish...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Finally, good winds & promising radar...
Massbirders,

Finally, after a fairly lackluster early migration (at least in Eastern
MA), there is a fairly strong movement of birds tonight. There is at least
a good amount of turnover and fairly high densities of birds moving
overhead. Tomorrow should be a good day to check inland sites in
particular. Radar:

http://weather.rap.ucar.edu/radar/displayRad.php?icao=KBOX&prod=bref1&bkgr=gray&endDate=20190507&endTime=-1&duration=1

For a primer on reading the radar, check out

https://blogs.massaudubon.org/distractiondisplays/predicting-spring-migration-part-1/

https://blogs.massaudubon.org/distractiondisplays/predicting-spring-migration-part-2/

 

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Date: 5/6/19 8:34 pm
From: Joe Battenfeld <jbattenfeld...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Indigo Bunting, Millennium Park West Roxbury
Hi Massbirders:We had a beautiful male Indigo Bunting late Monday afternoon at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. It was feeding with a flock of Savannah Sparrows in the grass along paved path near the canoe landing and lower parking lot. Also had an Osprey, Baltimore Oriole, 3 Yellow Warblers, 24 Savannah Sparrows and 2 Gray Catbirds. 
Joe Battenfeld Roslindale <jbattenfeld...>


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

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Date: 5/6/19 2:58 pm
From: Kevin Ryan <kr1946...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Chimney swifts
HiHad a big flock of Chimney Swifts in Canton today. I counted 45 and that number may be low.Kevin Ryan Easton 





 

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Date: 5/6/19 1:30 pm
From: Steven Simpson <steven.simpson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Early Empidonax Flycatcher, Webster Woods, Chestnut Hill
I had a silent Empidonax FC in the scrub along the Hammond Pond shore at
lunchtime today. If compelled, I would guess it was a Least.
Also:
Yellow-rumps
Two Spotted Sandpipers (on a bar out in Hammond Pond)
The Blue-gray Gnatcatcher that breeds near the bridge over the brook every
summer (or its twin) was back and noisily tearing into spider webs.

Steven A. Simpson
(Arlington-Chestnut Hill)

 

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Date: 5/6/19 1:02 pm
From: <richardmfichera...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] First hummer! - 05-06-2019
Interesting you should mention that - I saw one this morning hanging around
my Rhododendrons (PJMs, early bloomers)

-----Original Message-----
From: <massbird-approval...> <massbird-approval...> On
Behalf Of David Weaver
Sent: Monday, May 6, 2019 1:42 PM
To: massbird <massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] First hummer! - 05-06-2019

At 1330 today, had first hummer at the feeder - a female Ruby-throated
Hummingbird. First sighting last year was on May 11.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944

Sent from my iPhone


 

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Date: 5/6/19 10:47 am
From: David Weaver <cygnus-dkw...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] First hummer! - 05-06-2019
At 1330 today, had first hummer at the feeder - a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird. First sighting last year was on May 11.

Dave Weaver
Manchester, MA 01944

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/6/19 8:45 am
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Grosbeak, Newton
Hi Folks,

The young male Rose-breasted Grosbeak has now been under my sunflower
feeder for the tenth straight day. He comes intermittently.

Pete Gilmore
Newton
<petegilmore79...>

 

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Date: 5/6/19 8:36 am
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mt Auburn Yellow Throated Vireo and Continuing Orange Crowned Warbler
This morning a Yellow Throated Vireo was present and calling intermittently
near the intersection of Poplar and Beech on the north side of the Dell.
An Orange Crowned Warbler is present by the southwest slope of
Auburn/Spectacle Lake in an apple tree. Amazingly, this seems to be the
same bird that has been present for over a week now. I got to the Cemetery
late and did not spend a lot of time there. Scattering of warblers and
other migrants but no wave, not even a small one. There do seem to be
migrating Blue Jays passing through.

Cliff Cook
Watertown

 

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Date: 5/6/19 5:41 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] TOWNSEND'S WARBLER - Beech Forest in Provincetown
Thanks to Joe Bourget for posting the following on the Massachusetts
Rare Bird Alert facebook page:


Yesterday, May 5th, Philip Kyle
<https://www.facebook.com/philip.kyle.16?fref=gs&__tn__=%2CdK-R-R&eid=ARDk4BedNiiq3q5UP7oGfug_7dLmShHkvWtrIlOjK1zsRRUod_ZV9X37Xm35gA-jX1umy_sdFoy3JatE&dti=352919131560055&hc_location=group>
found a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER at the Beech Forest in Provincetown.

https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/156214791
<https://macaulaylibrary.org/asset/156214791?fbclid=IwAR0RMssxNiW9yLg2lLj0CqdC51j5OdR_sTxxi3nCHBYZe5I7ywCMqgZpm3Q>

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55863279
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55863279?fbclid=IwAR30Mc6-cPZC5aKPdbxTek_YQKXumgmWfrXTdjxRMJgqT5MZHK4d87FoqJ4>



There's no easy way for me to include his list in plain text, so the
link will have to do.


Barbara Volkle


Northborough, MA


<barb620...>

 

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Date: 5/6/19 5:15 am
From: Lynette Leka <lynetteleka...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] American Tree Sparrow return migration getting later?
a small band of 3 or 4 were feeding on my deck (Newbury) this morning - prompted me to look up my records: 2017 last yard sighting was 4/15, 2018 was 4/22, and now 2019 I saw them here on 4/24, 4/25, 5/1, and 5/6

------------------------------------

Lynette Leka
Newbury, MA 01951
email: <lynette.leka...>
 

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Date: 5/5/19 10:04 pm
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Rod and Gun Club
Judy and MassBirders,

I visit the TFR&GC fairly often. I’ve spoken to at least two of the club members, both of whom were very friendly. One of them, a guy named John who is usually smoking, is interested in and fairly knowledgeable about birds. On New Year’s Day of 2003, several years before I moved to Amherst, Shawn Smolen-Morton found a Red-headed Woodpecker at the club; John was there at the time and still brings up what an impressive crowd of birders showed up to see it.

When I first learned about the club, I was told by one of the longtime local birders that there was a sort of informal handshake agreement that birders were allowed to visit so long as they behaved pretty much as Bill Lafley has described: stay out of the way, be quiet, don’t block the road or boat ramp, don’t damage anything or make any mess, etc. It helps that I visit mostly on weekday mornings during the colder parts of the year, times when the club is very sparsely populated by its members and usually has no events scheduled. Any time that I drive down and find a large number of people or cars present, I turn around and leave.

Good birding,

Josh


Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

Webmaster, Hampshire Bird Club
https://hampshirebirdclub.org/

Northeast Chapter, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/

http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
https://www.facebook.com/opihi


> On May 5, 2019, at 11:43 AM, <blafley...> wrote:
>
> Judy,
>
> I can’t really speak officially for the club but in my experience when there are members there they have not said anything to me. That said I generally park where I am not in the way, drive slowly and don’t stay too long. In years past when I birded there more often I have sent a donation to the club saying I was a birder and appreciated birding there.
>
> Good luck,
>
> Bill Lafley
> New Salem
>
> On May 5, 2019, at 10:11 AM, judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...> <mailto:<jep_willis...>> wrote:
>
>> We had attempted to visit the above location yesterday and chose to abort due to a sign stating: 'members only', so curious as to how birders made it down to the waterfront yesterday. Not familiar with this area until yesterday. Are they amenable to 'us foreigners' being there if NOT members.Thanks for any words of wisdom!
>> Judy Parrot-Willis
>> North Andover, MA


 

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Date: 5/5/19 8:05 pm
From: DOUGLAS E CHICKERING <dovekie...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Moment in Birding
Massbirders:




Birding on Plum this morning produced one of those transcendent and spectacular moments that suddenly appear during an ordinary, gray day of birding. From out of the chilly, colorless day. A day with little foliage day; and the threat of rain, or at least mist, an extraordinary surprise burst forth. A brilliant Lawrence’s Warbler suddenly popped into view at the crosswalk at Hellcat among astonished and perplexed group of birders. It took a little while to recognize the identity of the bird. After all, not many had ever seen one. But there it was in all its blazing glory. I wasn’t one the birders who were there at the first appearance but came along early enough before the bird was identified and still was not completely identified from the brief looks. Several of the more experienced observers theorized that it was likely a Lawrence’s Warbler. The bird reappeared after a short interlude and it became clear that this was indeed a Lawrence’s Warbler. In the chilled day it moved around a lot; sometimes only glimpsed deep in the underbrush, and sometimes in a clear opening for all to see. Naturally the word spread over the island and out over the texts and e-mails and the observer’s numbers grew quickly. The new arrivals were afraid they had missed it and the crowd was divided from those who were eager to inform the new comers that the bird was active, seemed to stay around and even though was out of sight for the moment would surely come back. And regularly did just that, sometimes flitting around the edge of the road by the crosswalk, and sometimes making its way fitfully in the bushes north. I think that everyone who stayed got a better than average look. I left after an hour or so when the Lawrence’s Warbler flew to the top of a bare high deciduous tree and then headed west and away. That was it for me I had terrific looks and had to run some errands that couldn’t be set aside. But I did find the time to return in the late afternoon. I was surprised when I returned to find that the Warbler was still in the same approximate location. I joined Warren Tatro (who had not seen the bird; much to his chagrin). We waited impatiently at the crosswalk, occasionally starting at the movement of Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Kinglets and a Blue-gray gnatcatcher. Then Warren caught sight of the Lawrence’s as it darted across the road and began feeding and continuing the pattern of great looks, followed by glimpses followed by brief appearances. When Warren left, I was joined by Bob Secator who was in that state of agonizing anxiety of arriving too late to see a spectacular bird. A little later we were joined by Katherine (I’m sorry I don’t have her last name). We searched the underbrush right after he arrived and found ourselves searching signs of movement or a spot of yellow in the dull brown tangles. To no avail. Then I had just glanced to my left.

“There it is Bob, It’s right here beside me.” Sure, enough the Lawrence’s had somehow emerged from nowhere and was calmly feeding not two feet from me. It proceeded to take short flights and stop at the grass giving up better than spectacular views as it fed in a semi-casual fashion so close that at times, I couldn’t use my binoculars. In this fashion it moved north in the underbrush right at the edge of the road and the grass that separated the pavement from the underbrush.

In the gray day, and the fading afternoon the Warbler seemed to glow. The back was gray. But it was a vibrant gray, a tone and richness beyond description. There was a large light-yellow patch on the wings and the yellow on the belly reached up into the head and neck were that was a classic Golden-winged pattern of black at the throat and around the eyes. The black was clear and perfect in shape and up in the face the yellow grew deeper and richer. But I though the highlight of plumage was the crown. I don’t think I have ever witnessed such a yellow. It shone in the fading light as if drawing upon an inner energy that seemed incandescent. It almost seemed it had come from a different reality, sometimes catching a reddish hue, sometimes changing to pure gold. It was a sight that recorded by many camera’s but partially because all photographs are two dimensional, they can’t quite duplicate that special beauty. A sight that attempt cling to in our memories but know that this too will fade in time, we must be satisfied with the moment that were rewarded with an in-depth encounter with the awesome beauty of the natural world.


Doug Chickering

Newburyport

<dovekie...> mailto:<dovekie...>




 

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Date: 5/5/19 7:08 pm
From: Cliff Cook <ccook13...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Continuing Blu Grosbeak -- Delaney WMA
The Blue Grosbeak reported over a week ago at Delaney WMA was still present this morning. From the boat ramp parking area on Harvard Road in Stow take the main path to the large field. The bird is frequenting the slope of the steep hill and upper plateau across and at the back of the large field. Also notable was a Magnolia Warbler seen with a mixed migrant flock in a clearing some distance away. Surprising lack of raptors.

Cliff Cook
Watertown

5 Canada Goose
6 Mute Swan
3 Wood Duck
3 Mallard
8 Mourning Dove
2 Chimney Swift
1 Killdeer
2 Spotted Sandpiper
1 Double-crested Cormorant
4 Great Blue Heron
1 Osprey
6 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Eastern Kingbird
5 Blue-headed Vireo
7 Warbling Vireo
1 Blue Jay
3 American Crow
40 Tree Swallow
6 Barn Swallow
15 Black-capped Chickadee
7 Tufted Titmouse
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
7 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Brown Creeper
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
2 Eastern Bluebird
15 American Robin
3 Gray Catbird
11 American Goldfinch
18 Chipping Sparrow
12 Song Sparrow
3 Swamp Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
1 Baltimore Oriole
30 Red-winged Blackbird
8 Brown-headed Cowbird
14 Common Grackle
4 Ovenbird
2 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Magnolia Warbler -- Early migrant but not unexpected. Adult male with yellow underparts and heavy black streaking and necklace. White panel in place of wingbars.
4 Yellow Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
9 Pine Warbler
22 Yellow-rumped Warbler
8 Northern Cardinal
1 Blue Grosbeak -- Continuing bird. Grosbeak style beak with primarily blue plumage. Rusty wing bars. Suspect this is a first year make as blue was not uniformly vibrant and many feather edges were showing rusty brown color.

Number of Taxa: 51


Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/5/19 6:14 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, May 4, 2019
thanks to Walt Webb for this post.

Barbara Volkle

Northboro, MA
<barb620...>


> To: <wwebb24...>
> Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2019 3:54 PM
> Subject: eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, May 4, 2019
>
>
>> Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
>> May 4, 2019 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
>> Protocol: Stationary
>> Comments: As part of Global Big Day, I periodically looked through my
>> kitchen window to check my feeders & back yard for birds, from about
>> 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Early showers then overcast. Temps 50s.
>> 18 species
>>
>> Mourning Dove 4
>> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
>> Downy Woodpecker 2
>> Northern Flicker 1
>> Blue Jay 2
>> Black-capped Chickadee 2
>> Tufted Titmouse 2
>> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
>> American Robin 1
>> European Starling 2
>> House Finch 1
>> Song Sparrow 1
>> Red-winged Blackbird 1
>> Brown-headed Cowbird 2
>> Common Grackle 2
>> Northern Cardinal 2
>> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 First male was joined by a second one on the
>> mixed seed feeder! What a sight! A first for me & the first male to
>> visit my feeders in 11 years. (I had a female on my window feeders
>> two years ago.)
>> House Sparrow 5
>>
>> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55789503
>>
>> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
>> (https://ebird.org/home)
>
> Walt Webb
> Westwood, MA
> <wwebb24...>
 

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Date: 5/5/19 4:25 pm
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Upland Sandpiper + Northern Bobwhite
Hello, hello,I have two First of Lifes to report!
Saw, heard and took pictures of an Upland Sandpiper and a Northern Bobwhite this morning, while walking Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary (Saugus).
Mr. Shilo McDonaldLynn, MassachusettsShiloCM at yahoo dot com
 

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Date: 5/5/19 2:25 pm
From: Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Oxbow Wildlife Reservation, Harvard MA


Sunday 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. walk around the parking area, up the hill on Depot
Rd.

and down the reservation to and along the Turnpike Road.



It wasn't clear but it never really rained either.



Complete list follows sans numbers - most were 2-5, common noted = C



Canada Goose

Mallard

Wood Duck

Red-Tailed Hawk - 1

Morning Dove

Downey WP

Northern Flicker - h

Eastern Kingbird - 1

Eastern Phoebe

Tree Swallow - C

Barn Swallow

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher

Eastern Bluebird

American Robin -C

Black-and-White Warbler

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Red-Winged Blackbird - C

Common Grackle

Northern Cardinal - h

House Finch

American Goldfinch - C

White-throated Sparrow

Song Sparrow - hhh



Jane Moosbruker, Ph.D.

<Jamoos...>



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Date: 5/5/19 11:15 am
From: bank1941 <bank1941...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] New yard bird
Mbers, surprised to no end yesterday, to hear and see a Fish Crow flying over the deck and equally disappointed not to have any hummers yet this year.
Joe




Joe PaluzziSalem, MA. USA

Sent by my Verizon tablet
 

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Date: 5/5/19 9:13 am
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wompatuck SP -- May 5, 2019
Two other adventurous souls braved the forecast to join Eddie Giles and I on what turned out to be a great birding morning at Wompatuck. We started slow then had nice flocks of birds many feeding on the ground or below eye level. We had crippling looks at a male Scarlet Tanager. And nary a drop of rain!! Full report below. Blue- headed count is not a typo!!

Linda

>
> Wompatuck SP
> May 5, 2019
> 6:35 AM
> Traveling
> 4.10 miles
> 270 Minutes
> All birds reported? Yes
> Comments: 48-52 degrees, overcast.
> Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9
>
> 1 Canada Goose
> 1 Wood Duck
> 2 Mallard
> 2 Mourning Dove
> 1 Spotted Sandpiper
> 1 Solitary Sandpiper
> 2 gull sp.
> 3 Double-crested Cormorant
> 1 Turkey Vulture
> 1 Broad-winged Hawk
> 1 Belted Kingfisher
> 8 Red-bellied Woodpecker
> 4 Downy Woodpecker
> 3 Northern Flicker
> 3 Eastern Phoebe
> 1 Great Crested Flycatcher
> 19 Blue-headed Vireo -- Common on every path we walked.
> 5 Blue Jay
> 2 American Crow
> 2 Fish Crow
> 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
> 2 Tree Swallow
> 3 Barn Swallow
> 3 Black-capped Chickadee
> 17 Tufted Titmouse
> 2 Red-breasted Nuthatch
> 1 Brown Creeper
> 2 Winter Wren
> 10 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
> 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
> 3 Wood Thrush
> 3 American Robin
> 2 Gray Catbird
> 2 American Goldfinch
> 20 Chipping Sparrow
> 7 White-throated Sparrow
> 1 Savannah Sparrow
> 8 Song Sparrow
> 1 Swamp Sparrow
> 12 Eastern Towhee
> 3 Red-winged Blackbird
> 4 Brown-headed Cowbird
> 20 Ovenbird
> 1 Louisiana Waterthrush
> 1 Northern Waterthrush
> 2 Blue-winged Warbler
> 14 Black-and-white Warbler
> 1 Blackburnian Warbler
> 1 Yellow Warbler
> 2 Palm Warbler
> 7 Pine Warbler
> 41 Yellow-rumped Warbler
> 3 Black-throated Green Warbler
> 1 Scarlet Tanager
> 2 Northern Cardinal
>
> Number of Taxa: 55
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> Linda Ferraresso
> Salem, MA
> <Tattler1...>


 

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Date: 5/5/19 9:10 am
From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC seeking Blue Book Editor
Dear Massbirders,

The BBC is seeking a new bulletin editor. The editor copy edits and
oversees the stakeholder review, proofing, and design process for four
bulletins per year. Editing the bulletin takes 5-10 hours per bulletin, and
is a great way to feel connected to the club and learn about our many
trips!

We are seeking someone with a strong editorial toolset (writing,
copyediting, proofreading), attention to detail, and project coordination
skills. Familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite a plus!

If you're interested please reply directly to me at: <neil.hayward...>

Thank you and now back to birding!
–Neil

Neil Hayward
President
Brookline Bird Club
brooklinebirdclub.org

 

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Date: 5/5/19 8:50 am
From: <blafley...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Rod and Gun Club
Judy,

I can’t really speak officially for the club but in my experience when there are members there they have not said anything to me. That said I generally park where I am not in the way, drive slowly and don’t stay too long. In years past when I birded there more often I have sent a donation to the club saying I was a birder and appreciated birding there.

Good luck,

Bill Lafley
New Salem

> On May 5, 2019, at 10:11 AM, judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...> wrote:
>
> We had attempted to visit the above location yesterday and chose to abort due to a sign stating: 'members only', so curious as to how birders made it down to the waterfront yesterday. Not familiar with this area until yesterday. Are they amenable to 'us foreigners' being there if NOT members.Thanks for any words of wisdom!
> Judy Parrot-Willis
> North Andover, MA

 

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Date: 5/5/19 7:42 am
From: Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] OT: Bird Migration/Breeding Guide for Mass.
While it’s not the same as a batteries-not-needed card, you may find this serves the purpose when you have an online connection:

https://ebird.org/barchart?r=US-MA&yr=all&m=

(Note, you can modify the URL above for other states by replacing the two letter state code.)

Scott Spangenberg
Amherst, NH

> On May 4, 2019, at 10:09 PM, Neil Calabro <neil.calabro1...> wrote:
>
> Hi everyone,
> Many of you are likely owners of a fold out guide to when various bird species are found in Massachusetts, in what amounts, and whether they breed here. Many of you use to track when migratory birds can be expected to arrive. I used to own one but lost my copy. I think Mass. Audubon used to publish it. I called the shop at Drumlin Farm seeking a replacement and was told they no longer stock it. Do any of you have a copy that you could scan and email to me offline?
> Thanks!
> Neil Calabro
> Brookline, MA
> neil.calabro at mac.com


 

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Date: 5/5/19 7:18 am
From: judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Turner's Rod and Gun Club
We had attempted to visit the above location yesterday and chose to abort due to a sign stating: 'members only', so curious as to how birders made it down to the waterfront yesterday. Not familiar with this area until yesterday. Are they amenable to 'us foreigners' being there if NOT members.Thanks for any words of wisdom!Judy Parrot-WillisNorth Andover, MA

 

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Date: 5/5/19 6:09 am
From: Neil Hayward <opororniswarbler...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC: Mt Auburn Sunday May 5
The birds on this morning’s Brookline Bird Club trip were a lot more inspiring than the weather. Colorful highlights were a silent Blackburnian Warbler and two singing male Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. eBird checklist below.

Neil Hayward
Cambridge, MA

Mt. Auburn Cemetery
May 5, 2019
6:03 AM
Traveling
2.37 miles
144 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Brookline Bird Club trip led by Neil Hayward.
Overcast, high 40s, dry to light drizzle.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

2 Canada Goose
3 Mallard
3 Wild Turkey
6 Mourning Dove
1 gull sp.
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Red-tailed Hawk
3 Red-bellied Woodpecker
1 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker
2 Least Flycatcher
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
2 Blue-headed Vireo
1 Warbling Vireo
8 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 Common Raven
1 Black-capped Chickadee
1 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
1 Hermit Thrush
16 American Robin
2 American Goldfinch
8 Chipping Sparrow
5 White-throated Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
1 Orchard Oriole
9 Baltimore Oriole
12 Red-winged Blackbird
4 Brown-headed Cowbird
12 Common Grackle
2 Ovenbird
1 Black-and-white Warbler
6 Nashville Warbler
3 Northern Parula
1 Blackburnian Warbler
3 Yellow Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler
1 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 44

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 5/5/19 5:34 am
From: Glenn Long <hdtwblg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] East Natick
4/May/2019 East Natick
We had a very surprising day in the yard yesterday with five grosbeaks. Four Rose-breasteds and one Evening.Our first Evening since 1985.We also had an uptick in Pine Siskin with six.
Glenn Long
East Natick
From: <ebird-checklist...><mailto:<ebird-checklist...>>

May 4, 2019 5:40 AM - 1:40 PM
Protocol: Stationary
26 species

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird (Archilochus colubris) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 6
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 5
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 3
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 6
Evening Grosbeak (Coccothraustes vespertinus) 1 Female.
House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 3
Pine Siskin (Spinus pinus) 6
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 4
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 5
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 8
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55807718

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/4/19 8:06 pm
From: Neil Calabro <neil.calabro1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] OT: Bird Migration/Breeding Guide for Mass.
Hi everyone,
Many of you are likely owners of a fold out guide to when various bird species are found in Massachusetts, in what amounts, and whether they breed here. Many of you use to track when migratory birds can be expected to arrive. I used to own one but lost my copy. I think Mass. Audubon used to publish it. I called the shop at Drumlin Farm seeking a replacement and was told they no longer stock it. Do any of you have a copy that you could scan and email to me offline?
Thanks!
Neil Calabro
Brookline, MA
neil.calabro at mac.com
 

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Date: 5/4/19 6:11 pm
From: Charlie <chaspatt...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Off-topic but...
Got plenty here. Want some?

Charlie Patterson
Norwell, Ma
<chaspatt...>

Sent from Middle Earth.

> On May 4, 2019, at 7:10 PM, Janet Sherwood <sherwood63...> wrote:
>
> Got plenty of husky ones in So Dartmouth.
>
>> On May 4, 2019 at 4:58 PM Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...> wrote:
>>
>> ...at the risk of jinxing myself, has anyone else noticed that there are no chipmunks around?
>>
>> Paul Guidetti
>> Westford MA
>
>


 

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Date: 5/4/19 6:05 pm
From: George Gove <gwgove...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Common Loons
I counted 78 Common Loons from Gate 36 at Wachusett Reservoir. The Loons were way out mostly resting on the water and the water was extremely calm, appearing like a mirror. 
In Princeton today, we heard two singing Winter Wrens, saw 4 Bobolinks in a field, heard Black-throated Green Warblers, an Ovenbird, and Gnatcatchers. We also saw a Red-breasted Nuthatch at the feeders at Wachusett Meadow. 
George Gove & Judy GordonMarlboro


 

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Date: 5/4/19 5:35 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (04 May 2019) 8 Raptors

Date: Sat, 4 May 2019 16:24:57 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (04 May 2019) 8 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 04, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 28
Osprey 0 0 16
Bald Eagle 0 0 2
Northern Harrier 1 1 137
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 49
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 346
Merlin 5 5 65
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 6

Total: 8 8 679
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Brian Rusnica

Observers: Brian Rusnica

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Light winds all day, 100% overcast, rain ended at 7:30am


Raptor Observations:
Unfavorable conditions yielded 5 Merlins. No AKs or SS

Local (non migrants) raptors: TV 6, OS 8, NH 2, CH 1, RT 3

Non-raptor Observations:
42 species seen from lot #1. FOYs Nashville Warblers, Blue-headed Vireos,
and Belted Kingfishers
Predictions:
Not great, weather cloudy, mid 50s, 20-30% chance of showers, wind has
6-8mp, easterly components.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115

 

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Date: 5/4/19 4:16 pm
From: Janet Sherwood <sherwood63...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Off-topic but...
Got plenty of husky ones in So Dartmouth.


> On May 4, 2019 at 4:58 PM Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...> wrote:
>
> ...at the risk of jinxing myself, has anyone else noticed that there are no chipmunks around?
>
> Paul Guidetti
> Westford MA
>


 

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Date: 5/4/19 4:09 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mansfield - American Kestrel, rb nut
Thanks to Denise Cabral for the following.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA

<barb620...>


*


On a short walk around the Mansfield Animal Shelter,  off Fruit St., my
daughter and I spotted a male American Kestrel flying and hunting all
around the (no-trespassing) fields behind the Mansfield Airport, next to
the animal shelter.

There was one pale probably female Red-breasted Nuthatch near the
feeders. Towhees, pine warblers, song, and chipping sparrows were common.

Thanks for helping me report this.

Denise Cabral,
West Bridgewater

 

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Date: 5/4/19 4:09 pm
From: <blafley...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pine Siskins - New Salem
Hello,

Had 12 Pine Siskins, 4 DEJuncos and 6 Purple Finches and 18 White-throated Sparrows at the feeders today. Must be stuck trying to get North.
On a gray day we also had over 60 species of birds and many wildflowers on a long loop walk from the house. Spring is here!
Thought the 7 flyover loons was pretty neat but I guess there were a few more than that around the past couple days.

New Salem 2, Franklin, Massachusetts, US
May 4, 2019 9:33 AM - 12:38 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
65 species

Canada Goose 1
American Black Duck 3
Hooded Merganser 1 Female
Common Merganser 2
Wild Turkey 2
Mourning Dove 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Common Loon 11 7 flyovers
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Barred Owl 1 Calling in the middle of day
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 5
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Merlin 1 Behind library
Least Flycatcher 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Blue-headed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 16 12 migrating over trees
American Crow 2
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 2
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 4
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 2
Winter Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Veery 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 4
House Finch 5
Purple Finch 6 At feeder
Pine Siskin 12 At feeder. Accurate count
American Goldfinch 6
Chipping Sparrow 10
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored) 7 4 at feeder, 3 along road
White-throated Sparrow 18
Song Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 10
Brown-headed Cowbird 12
Common Grackle 4
Ovenbird 3
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 1
Northern Parula 1
Blackburnian Warbler 2
Pine Warbler 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 7
Black-throated Green Warbler 15
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
House Sparrow 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55804099

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 5/4/19 3:46 pm
From: HENRIETTA YELLE <hy.ce...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mini fallout in our Lexington Yard
When the rain stopped this morning and it warmed up a bit, I ventured outside about 9:30am and was rewarded with a magical half-hour surrounded by birds coming through Sutherland Woods and over our little hill. Within a couple of hours, things had quieted down and we had THREE new yard birds. ** We're up to 88. Today's yard list below.


I love May.


Henrietta Yelle

Lexington, MA


Wild Turkey - Meleagris gallopavo
Mourning Dove - Zenaida macroura
Red-bellied Woodpecker - Melanerpes carolinus
Downy Woodpecker - Dryobates pubescens
Eastern Phoebe - Sayornis phoebe
flycatcher sp. (Tyrannidae sp.) - Tyrannidae sp.
**Yellow-throated Vireo - Vireo flavifrons
Blue-headed Vireo - Vireo solitarius
Blue Jay - Cyanocitta cristata
American Crow - Corvus brachyrhynchos
Black-capped Chickadee - Poecile atricapillus
Tufted Titmouse - Baeolophus bicolor
White-breasted Nuthatch - Sitta carolinensis
**Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Polioptila caerulea
Veery - Catharus fuscescens
**Wood Thrush - Hylocichla mustelina
American Goldfinch - Spinus tristis
Common Grackle - Quiscalus quiscula
Ovenbird - Seiurus aurocapilla
Black-and-white Warbler - Mniotilta varia
Blackburnian Warbler - Setophaga fusca
Pine Warbler - Setophaga pinus
Black-throated Green Warbler - Setophaga virens
Scarlet Tanager - Piranga olivacea
Northern Cardinal - Cardinalis cardinalis


 

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Date: 5/4/19 3:46 pm
From: Matt S. <accipiter22...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] May 4, 2019 Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge - Female Scarlet Tanager, Blue-Winged Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Tons of Nashvilles
Hi All,

Took a trip after the rain ended to see what was going on at Mount
Auburn....Nashvilles were out and about, the 4 count is probably low but I
didn't want to double. On the side of Spectacle Pond opposite the ridge
there's a large tree that the Warblers love, kind of lined up with the
bridge between the two 'lenses' of spectacle. Today a blue-winged was
chowing down in it. That's #129 for me at Mount Auburn. I had a list of 6
species I had somehow missed at Mount Auburn over the years and I've seen
two of them this past week (field sparrow being the other). Also of note,
the ridge had a blackburnian, and a female scarlet tanager.

That's all for now

Matt S.
Brighton, MA
Accipiter22 (a) Gmail.com

Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 4, 2019 8:22 AM - 10:26 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.74 mile(s)
44 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 2
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 1
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 2
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 2
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 13
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 1
Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 5
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 2
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 4
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 6
Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora cyanoptera) 1 Pictures coming. Seen by
dozens #129 at Mount Auburn.
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 1
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 4
American Redstart (Setophaga ruticilla) 2 Heard only
Northern Parula (Setophaga americana) 4
Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia) 1 singing male
Blackburnian Warbler (Setophaga fusca) 1 Male along Indian ridge
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler (Setophaga caerulescens) 2 Heard only
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Setophaga coronata) 2
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 3
Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 4
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55766062

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home
)

 

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Date: 5/4/19 3:44 pm
From: Walt Webb <wwebb24...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fw: eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, May 4, 2019

----- Original Message -----
From: <ebird-checklist...>
To: <wwebb24...>
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2019 3:54 PM
Subject: eBird Report - Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, May 4, 2019


> Walt's Yard, Westwood, MA, Norfolk, Massachusetts, US
> May 4, 2019 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Stationary
> Comments: As part of Global Big Day, I periodically looked through my
> kitchen window to check my feeders & back yard for birds, from about 7:30
> AM to 1:30 PM. Early showers then overcast. Temps 50s.
> 18 species
>
> Mourning Dove 4
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Blue Jay 2
> Black-capped Chickadee 2
> Tufted Titmouse 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 1
> American Robin 1
> European Starling 2
> House Finch 1
> Song Sparrow 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Brown-headed Cowbird 2
> Common Grackle 2
> Northern Cardinal 2
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2 First male was joined by a second one on the
> mixed seed feeder! What a sight! A first for me & the first male to visit
> my feeders in 11 years. (I had a female on my window feeders two years
> ago.)
> House Sparrow 5
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55789503
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3
> (https://ebird.org/home)

Walt Webb
Westwood, MA
<wwebb24...>
 

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Date: 5/4/19 3:35 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary -- May 4, 2019
More migrants today, though still very little song (except for the
Northern Waterthrushes!). Bring on the sun to jumpstart the chorus!
A nice day, and while still cloudy and chilly, no rain!!

Linda

Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)
May 4, 2019
8:15 AM
Traveling
0.50 miles
120 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

4 Mallard -- Male, female and 2 ducklings
2 Wild Turkey
1 Mourning Dove
1 Chimney Swift
2 gull sp.
5 Common Loon -- Flyovers, one calling
1 Belted Kingfisher
2 Downy Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
3 Least Flycatcher
6 Blue-headed Vireo
2 Blue Jay
2 Tree Swallow
4 Black-capped Chickadee
2 Tufted Titmouse
2 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
3 Veery
2 Hermit Thrush
3 Wood Thrush -- One singing
2 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
1 House Finch
2 American Goldfinch
7 White-throated Sparrow
1 Song Sparrow
1 Eastern Towhee
3 Red-winged Blackbird
6 Common Grackle
2 Ovenbird
4 Northern Waterthrush - all very vocal!A
5 Black-and-white Warbler
3 Nashville Warbler
1 Blackburnian Warbler
2 Yellow Warbler
1 Palm Warbler
8 Yellow-rumped Warbler
2 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Number of Taxa: 42


Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
<Tattler1...>

 

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Date: 5/4/19 3:09 pm
From: Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: Off-topic but...
General consensus is that I’m just lucky...I was wondering if two things
were happening. 1. My eradication program was more successful than I
thought or 2. The mild winter with more rain and flooding drowned them
while they were snoozing in their burrows.

Time will tell, I think!

Paul

On Sat, May 4, 2019 at 4:58 PM Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...> wrote:

> ...at the risk of jinxing myself, has anyone else noticed that there are
> no chipmunks around?
>
> Paul Guidetti
> Westford MA
>

 

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Date: 5/4/19 3:08 pm
From: Mimi Bix-Hylan <mimibixh...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Just welcomed back two RTH
Two male RTH seen at 5:45 PM. One was eating at my salvia and another was
drinking at a feeder.

MBH
Burlington

 

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Date: 5/4/19 2:05 pm
From: Paul Guidetti <guidettipaul...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Off-topic but...
...at the risk of jinxing myself, has anyone else noticed that there are no
chipmunks around?

Paul Guidetti
Westford MA

 

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Date: 5/4/19 12:33 pm
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Giant fallout of Common Loons on Wachusett Res.
Hi MassBirders,

Learned through FaceBook that yesterday afternoon, Joe Bourget, Mark Lynch, and Sheila Carroll counted

**FOUR HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIVE**

Common Loons on the Wachusett Reservior.

Joe noted that over 400 were still present this morning.

And here I thought that the waterbird fallout on Barton Cove was epic!

Mark and Sheila visited the Quabbin earlier in the day and saw (among many other things) a Black Tern. Larry Therrien saw what might have been the same individual this morning.

Speaking of Barton Cove, I heard that after I left yesterday, a flock of Black Scoters, 10+ Bonaparte’s Gulls, and a pair of Gadwall arrived, the loon count there increased to 30, the White-winged Scoter total to 24, and the Buffleheads to 63!

Good birding…

JSR


Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

Webmaster, Hampshire Bird Club
https://hampshirebirdclub.org/

Northeast Chapter, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/

http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
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Date: 5/4/19 11:49 am
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Donovan Reservation, Hamilton, May 4, 2019
Donovan Reservation, Hamilton
May 4, 2019 9:40 AM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: I birded parts of this big place thoroughly, looking for
new arrivals, but the only one was a wood thrush. Highlights were that,
a raven, and a bald eagle. And my count of towhees outnumbered even the
red-winged blackbirds. But I found no orioles or bobolinks, both of
which should be here if they are anyplace. And not a single tree
swallow or chimney swift over the grassy hilltop.
39 species (+4 other taxa)

Mourning Dove 7
Herring Gull 3 flyovers
Larus sp. 30 flyovers in distant flock
Turkey Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 1 immature flew over hilltop heading west
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Buteo sp. 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 2
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1 not seen
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 2 apparent pair, both seen
American Kestrel 1 female
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue-headed Vireo 5
Blue Jay 16
American Crow 4
Common Raven 1 flew over hilltop croaking
Barn Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 10
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 1
Wood Thrush 1 singing
American Robin 16
Gray Catbird 1
European Starling 2
American Goldfinch 9
Chipping Sparrow 3
Field Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 17
Eastern Towhee 32
Red-winged Blackbird 29
Brown-headed Cowbird 9
Common Grackle 1
Ovenbird 4
Black-and-white Warbler 3
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 1
Northern Cardinal 13
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55781732

--
Jim Berry Ipswich, Mass. <jim.berry3...>

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Date: 5/4/19 11:49 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little egret, Rt 1A Rowley
Mike Emmons from the South Shore Birding Club called the store at 2:10 to report a Little egret at Tendercrop Farm, Rt 1A in Rowley. The bird was spotted in a puddle. It flew off but may still be found in the area.
He also reported spotting earlier 3 American pipits at the Topsfield Fairgrounds and a Yellow-throated vireo at the Nahant stump dump.

Barrett S Bacall

Steve Grinley
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift
194 Route 1, Newburyport, MA 01950
<Birdwsg...>
978-462-0775
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgifts.com
 

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Date: 5/4/19 11:30 am
From: Jim Malone <jamesjr_54...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] eBird -- Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon) -- May 4, 2019
Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)
May 4, 2019
8:00 AM
Traveling
0.50 miles
60 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Dozens of blue-headed vireos. My count is probably low.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

4 Mallard
2 Wild Turkey
1 Downy Woodpecker
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Northern Flicker
26 Blue-headed Vireo -- Dozens. 26 is on the low end. Similar in Nahant May3.
1 Blue Jay
2 American Crow
2 Tree Swallow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
1 House Wren
1 Carolina Wren
2 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
2 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
4 Hermit Thrush
3 American Robin
1 Gray Catbird
2 House Finch
1 Chipping Sparrow
6 White-throated Sparrow
2 Song Sparrow
2 Eastern Towhee
2 Red-winged Blackbird
5 Common Grackle
1 Northern Waterthrush
3 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Northern Parula
6 Yellow-rumped Warbler
3 Black-throated Green Warbler
2 Northern Cardinal
2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Number of Taxa: 33
Jim Malone
781-261-0817

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Date: 5/4/19 11:14 am
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] To: Massbird
Hi Folks,

A female-type Purple Finch at my sunflower seed feeder at 11:30 today,


Pete Gilmore
Newton
<petehilmore79...>

 

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Date: 5/4/19 11:07 am
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] facepalm
Massbirders,While cleaning out what I thought was an abandoned nest box, a very surprised Black-capped Chickadee returned to find the front wall of his home wide open. And his nest missing.
I added fresh wood chips and returned his nest (minus some of its material, which had fallen/separated/blown away) posthaste.
Any chance he'll continue using my nest box as his home? Has my novice mistake totally ruined the Chickadees week (and mine)?
Anyone with any nest box experience feel free to write me personally. I feel absolutely terrible about this. I swear all signs pointed to an abandoned nest. 
Sullenly,Mr. Shilo McDonaldLynn, MassachusettsShilo at Yahoo dot com
 

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Date: 5/4/19 10:09 am
From: Paul Rennert <rennertp...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] American Kestrel Pair, Medfield
Yesterday I found a male American Kestrel on the wires overlooking the
grassy fields on the south side of Hospital Road (McCarthy Park). I went
back early today (May 4th) and the male is now paired up.

Also notable was a Chimney Swift yesterday afternoon, and a Prairie Warbler
singing this morning.
...................

Paul Rennert
Holliston
<rennertp...>

 

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Date: 5/4/19 9:29 am
From: Nickilas Paulson <grendelpgill...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Leconte’s?
Question. Does anyone know of any bird that sings like Leconte’s Sparrow. I had a bird singing the Leconte’s song in the yard at the NW corner of the Hartford Ave, Linwood and Granite St intersection in Uxbridge. Drove by a couple times and heard it calling, them found a place nearby to park and walked back but no luck finding the bird.

Also of note I a Prothonotary Warbler singing this morning in downtown Douglas along rt16 just south of the waterfall on that side of the road.

Nickilas Paulson
Upton ma
<grendelpgill...>

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Date: 5/4/19 9:05 am
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Cold Spring Park, Newton, May 4, 2019
Hi Folks,

Cold Spring Park made us work for each bird, but revealed some migrants
this am.

Pete Gilmore
Newton
<petegilmore79...>

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From: <ebird-checklist...>
Date: Sat, May 4, 2019 at 10:43 AM
Subject: eBird Report - Cold Spring Park, Newton, May 4, 2019
To: <Petegilmore79...>


Cold Spring Park, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 4, 2019 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: 52F, calm, overcast, two periods of drizzle
43 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 6
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 6
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 3
Green Heron (Butorides virescens) 1
Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
Eastern Screech-Owl (Megascops asio) 1
Great Horned Owl (Great Horned) (Bubo virginianus [virginianus Group]) 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 7
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Dryobates pubescens pubescens/medianus) 5
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) (Dryobates villosus [villosus Group]) 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) (Colaptes auratus auratus/luteus) 2
Great Crested Flycatcher (Myiarchus crinitus) 1
Blue-headed Vireo (Vireo solitarius) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 3
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
Common Raven (Corvus corax) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 4
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 4
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) (Sitta carolinensis carolinensis) 4
House Wren (Northern) (Troglodytes aedon [aedon Group]) 1
Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus) 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 4
Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) 1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 8
Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) 4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) 4
Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 8
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 7
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 3
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 4
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 4
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 6
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 11
Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapilla) 1
Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia) 4
Nashville Warbler (Oreothlypis ruficapilla) 1
Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia) 1
Black-throated Green Warbler (Setophaga virens) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55761081

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/4/19 7:59 am
From: Naeem Yusuff <naeem.yusuff...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Me Auburn 5/4
Hi all,
A pretty good morning at Mt Auburn, despite the drab weather! 
Some highlights
Yellow-rumped warbler -10Northern parula - 5Yellow warbler - 3Nashville warbler - 4Magnolia warbler - 1Black and white warbler - 5Northern waterthrush - 1 (willow pond)(Also saw one very tantalizing waterthrush, broad eye stripe, very whitish underparts.  near the Indian Ridge underpass on the Halcyon side.  In a very goofy spot- walking amongst puddles in the road.  Not singing, of course.  That would have made life easier)Blue headed vireo - 6Least flycatcher - 2Great crested flycatcher - 1Hermit thrush - 1Veery - 1Swainson’s thrush - 2
Happy Star Wars Day,
Naeem


Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

 

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Date: 5/3/19 7:15 pm
From: Sandy <sandyselesky...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RT Hummingbird and turkeys in Westford
My male finally arrived today at my feeder - 2 days earlier than last year. Great to see him again.

Several chipping sparrows are also back and coming to the sunflower feeder.

7-8 male turkeys have been displaying together as a group and following 1-2 females in our backyard the past few days in an hilarious attempt to attract their attention. (More of them are in our community.). Always fun to watch!

Sandy Selesky
Westford,MA
<sandyselesky...>

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Date: 5/3/19 6:56 pm
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Swallows at Chestnut Hill Reservoir
Hi Massbirders,
Over the past couple days there's been an assortment of swallow species
descending upon Chestnut Hill Reservoir in Boston/Brighton. At times when
cloud cover has dropped during the day, dozens of swallows and swifts have
arrived to feed above the water, with many zipping past just a few feet
offshore the Peninsula area
<https://www.google.com/maps/place/Chestnut+Hill+Driveway,+Chestnut+Hill,+MA+02467/@42.337564,-71.162083,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x89e37859945ad739:0xe23ea777f36afe0b!2sChestnut+Hill+Reservoir!3b1!8m2!3d42.3348962!4d-71.1582197!3m4!1s0x89e3785bb44e9a11:0xf7d8c3b72c236c!8m2!3d42.337737!4d-71.159955>,
which is on the opposite end of the reservoir from the hockey rink woods (a
nice little migrant trap where Ryan Doherty managed to find a
Yellow-throated Vireo this morning
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55710648>). Seeing dozens of swallows up
close is a pretty neat spectacle, and there's a chance of some unusual
species mixed in with the usual suspects (e.g. Bank Swallow yesterday
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55684146>, Bank and Cliff Swallow and
today <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55720660>). With a forecast of
rainy/overcast conditions tomorrow, it's possible this phenomenon will
continue.

Best,
Sebastian Jones
Jamaica Plain, MA

 

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Date: 5/3/19 4:13 pm
From: <treeswallow5...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] The "Girls" are Back In Town - Hummer dramas in Middleboro
Holy Crap...What a video!!  I thought that only happened in Arizona or Louisiana!!!   You guys are soooo lucky!!! Amazing!!

Mike Maurer
Marion, MA

"The time to save a species is while it is still common" Rosalie Edge, Founder of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

-----Original Message-----
From: Hank Levesque <hlevesque...>
To: massbird <massbird...>
Sent: Fri, May 3, 2019 6:21 pm
Subject: [MASSBIRD] The "Girls" are Back In Town - Hummer dramas in Middleboro

Unlike Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town" (circa 1976), our three male hummers were thrilled to see our first female of the
year.  We've had males for a week now, but very much lethargic (if a hummer can be that).  Long periods of sitting either at a
feeder, or a nearby bush.  They certainly perked up this afternoon with the young lady's appearance.  With five feeders on three
different sides of the house, we can see the drama unfold as each male performs, flashing his throat and performing acrobatics for
the interested female.

Last year in August, on our porch we had nearly two dozen buzzing around a setup of three large feeders, along with four single-hole
feeders.  It was an amazing site (and sound).  Here's a link to a video showing two of the three large feeders, and four single
feeders, on a typical late afternoon.  Pretty amazing site.

https://vimeo.com/285657727

Today appears to be a good start for a busy Summer.

Hank Levesque
Middleboro, MA




 

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Date: 5/3/19 3:24 pm
From: Hank Levesque <hlevesque...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] The "Girls" are Back In Town - Hummer dramas in Middleboro
Unlike Thin Lizzy's "The Boys Are Back In Town" (circa 1976), our three male hummers were thrilled to see our first female of the
year. We've had males for a week now, but very much lethargic (if a hummer can be that). Long periods of sitting either at a
feeder, or a nearby bush. They certainly perked up this afternoon with the young lady's appearance. With five feeders on three
different sides of the house, we can see the drama unfold as each male performs, flashing his throat and performing acrobatics for
the interested female.

Last year in August, on our porch we had nearly two dozen buzzing around a setup of three large feeders, along with four single-hole
feeders. It was an amazing site (and sound). Here's a link to a video showing two of the three large feeders, and four single
feeders, on a typical late afternoon. Pretty amazing site.

https://vimeo.com/285657727

Today appears to be a good start for a busy Summer.

Hank Levesque
Middleboro, MA



 

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Date: 5/3/19 2:49 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Marblehead Neck 5/3
Finally some birds have come into Marblehead Neck.   Some birds seen today:

Merlin
Hermit Thrush
Veery
Blue-headed Vireo ( most common bird present)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Gray Catbird
Black and White Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Parula Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Also had an Empidonax  flycatcher giving a 'wit' call repeatedly though
it did not look right for a Least.

Seen/heard by others:
Wood Thrush
Ovenbird
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Least Flycatcher

Most of the birds were high in the trees but there were no complaints
about warbler neck today!!

Ciao,
Linda

--
Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
tattler1(at)comcast(dot)net

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" - Tagore

 

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Date: 5/3/19 2:12 pm
From: Josh <opihi...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great migration day in western MA
Hi MassBirders,

I haven’t had time to post much here lately, but today, just had to make time for it. Not sure how things are in eastern MA, but the western part of the state is having a wonderful day bird-wise. Quoting from a post by Dave McLain, of Mass Audubon’s Arcadia Sanctuary, to the Western Mass Birders group on FaceBook:
"Huge fallout day. Birds everywhere. Get outside. Even in the rain. 87 species. Bonaparte’s Gull, both yellowlegs, bobolinks, 18 warbler species including bay-breasted and Canada. 3 vireos. And all the colorful ones except indigo."

And another post from Chuck Stern: "Amazing day. This morning at Orchard Hill: Black and white, Yellow-rumped, Nashville, Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided and Yellow warblers, Blue-headed and Warbling vireos, among others"

As for me, I started the day, like most weekdays, at Barton Cove, just after dropping my son off at school about 100 yards away. It had been fun this week: it went from a Ruddy Duck and my FOY Warbling Vireo on Monday; to 8 Horned Grebes, a pair of Lesser Scaup, and a Bonaparte’s Gull on Tuesday; to a five-species swallow flock (Tree, Barn, Bank, Rough-winged, and Cliff) Wednesday; to a trio of Red-necked Grebes on Thursday. And then today… totally blew the roof off!

The weather today was calmer and less rainy than the last couple, so I expected less bird activity. So much for that idea; I pulled onto Riverview Drive and found the water nearby swarming with birds! There had been a few Bufflehead around all week, all marked as unusually late by eBird, but today there were at least 38! Among them were a pair of Ring-necked Ducks (also late per eBird), and 7 Horned Grebes; meanwhile, I could hear a Common Loon yodeling in the background. Saw a group of birds approaching, pointed my optics their way: 7 Red-breasted Mergansers! Can’t tell you how many times I’ve scoured the cove looking for just *one* of them… At some point a Northern Harrier came skimming down the shoreline and right over my car. Scanning further into the background, I spotted the loon that I’d been hearing and 9 of its buddies, plus a raft of 5 Long-tailed Ducks; then a string of dark birds came flying down the river and Into the cove: 8 White-winged Scoters, and after I looked down at my phone for a minute to post about all this on FaceBook, when I looked up again, a second group of 10 White-wings had appeared as well! I felt like I was looking at the ocean from Cape Ann or maybe Nantucket, instead of looking at the Connecticut River from Gill…

One last impressive sighting from the Cove this morning, labeled as “rare” by eBird: I’d tallied about 30 Double-crested Cormorants on the cove from the Gill side. After I circulated around to the other side in Turners Falls, and encountered Greg Watkevich, Al Richards, and Chuck Stern at Unity Park, a multi-V flock of at least 80 more cormorants came flying in. We didn’t see where they landed, but they must have found some friends, because not much later, a raft of cormorants came swimming out from behind the island were the local Bald Eagle pair nests, which by my count numbered 195! It looked like you could walk from the island to the shore on cormorant backs without getting your feet wet...

I finally tore myself away, but with this much action, I had to check a couple of other places to see if they had any goodies. Greg said he’d been to the Rod & Gun Club earlier, and did well on warblers, but on the water only had a couple of Lesser Yellowlegs which had flown off. Chuck said he was going there too, so I skipped the club to save time. The power canal was much quieter except for an odd couple, a Bufflehead with a Horned Grebe. I continued down to Tri-town Beach in South Deerfield, where there was *another* Horned Grebe; they seemed to be everywhere today!

I figured that my birding had jumped the shark for the day at that point. But there was a muddy cornfield with a few puddles nearby, and I still haven’t ever managed to find a snipe for my Franklin County list, so stopped there for a look. Still no snipe…. But, in a wet grassy ditch along one side of the cornfield, an American Bittern, my first ever in Franklin County, species number 220!

Life returned somewhat to normal after that. But only somewhat. Our dog needed a walk, so I took her along Amethyst Brook near our backyard, and during that walk heard my first Ovenbirds of the year, plus Pine, Palm, and Black-and-White Warblers, a Brown Creeper, and a Blue-headed Vireo. Plus, noticed that our local Eastern Phoebe was sitting on her nest! Hope she doesn’t hatch her eggs too soon, not so many insects flying to feed them yet…

I had one last little surprise in store. After an appointment, was on my way to the local convenience store for a quick snack, and was driving past Wentworth Farm Conservation Area. A car came up behind me driving fast, so I pulled over into the Wentworth parking area to let them pass, and my pulling in scattered a small flock of sparrows. Most of them were Chipping, but I had binoculars in the car (of course), so took a look to be sure, and one turned out to be an adult White-crowned Sparrow!

And the day isn’t over yet…..

Good birding!

JSR



Joshua S. Rose, Ph.D.
Amherst, MA

Webmaster, Hampshire Bird Club
https://hampshirebirdclub.org/

Northeast Chapter, Dragonfly Society of the Americas
https://bryanpfeiffer.com/nedsa/

http://bugguide.net/user/view/2399
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Date: 5/3/19 1:23 pm
From: Lindsey Nichols <pepper.please...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Highlights from Boston Public Garden this afternoon
Massbirders,

I went out around 2:30 pm, and stayed out in spite of steady rain
alternating with drizzle. Thoroughly drenched, but in good birdy spirits!
Highlights included:

- Yellow-throated vireo (patch bird for me!)
- Blue-headed vireos (some singing)
- Blue-gray gnatcatcher
- Veery
- Woodthrush
- Nashville warbler (first of year for me)
- Black-throated green warbler (fos as well)
- Northern parula
- Ruby-crowned kinglets


:-)

Lindsey Nichols,
Boston, MA

 

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Date: 5/3/19 1:14 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Willowdale SF (east), Ipswich, May 3, 2019
Willowdale SF (east), Ipswich
May 3, 2019 8:35 AM - 11:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: I walked a long loop from Topsfield Rd., covering, among
other places, the wide marsh along Gravelly Brook where the trail
crosses it on a low dike behind Turner Hill. Highlights were a
broad-winged hawk, an early veery, a raven, and at least 3 Virginia
rails in the aforesaid marsh. Warbler variety was limited, however, and
at times the forest was silent.
33 species (+1 other taxon)

Wood Duck 1
Mourning Dove 8
Virginia Rail 3 At least this many, calling from 3 different spots
in the marsh; a mixture of ticket calls and grunts. No soras called.
Broad-winged Hawk 1
owl sp. 1 Large--barred or horned. Seen poorly as it flew away
from me. Could not get it to respond.
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1 female
Northern Flicker 2 not seen
Blue-headed Vireo 4 only one sang
Blue Jay 1
Common Raven 1
Black-capped Chickadee 11
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Winter Wren 1 singing; I may have heard a mate giving alarm calls
Carolina Wren 1 rare in this forest
Veery 1 Silent, as usual for early veeries. Only one other time
have I entered a veery this early in ebird in Essex County (May 3, 2010).
American Robin 2
American Goldfinch 4
Chipping Sparrow 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 4
Swamp Sparrow 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Red-winged Blackbird 25
Brown-headed Cowbird 3
Common Grackle 1
Ovenbird 8 all warblers except the palms were singing males
Northern Waterthrush 6
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 2
Pine Warbler 8
Northern Cardinal 2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55718232

--
Jim Berry Ipswich, Mass. <jim.berry3...>

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Date: 5/3/19 1:09 pm
From: <john.mcelligott3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY Oriole

Had our 1st Oriole today in the yard.Also our 2nd Ruby Throated Hummingbird at the feeder.

Ted McElligott
Lynn
<john.mcelligott3...>

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Date: 5/3/19 12:07 pm
From: judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Second hummer
Late yesterday afternoon, 'Sentry' arrived (he is constantly on alert on his perch), already wreaking havoc on our first arrival, 'Fred', poor thing. So much for being there first! Both were/are feeding heavily each visit so their journey was well rewarded. We also have our annual 'duck pond' in the lower end of our lawn-......no mallards yet but did have a GBH perusing the lawn close to it-first time that's happened! but only can assume it made an accurate assessment of the pond-a tad too shallow for 'Big Guy' and after 5min., took off for our neighborhood 'beaver dam' pond a block away. Today we had our first Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, a pair, at the platform feeder. Guess winter is officially DONE but April showers are literally 'spilling' into May.Judy Parrot-WillisNorth Andover, MA

 

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Date: 5/3/19 11:32 am
From: Derek Brown <derekbrownbuild...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] hummers
1 male just drank from the feeder, 1 day earlier than usual
derek brown, essex

 

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Date: 5/3/19 11:24 am
From: David Pettee <brookfarm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fresh Pond
I have been walking around Fresh Pond regularly this week to track migration, and today, things began to change: four Yellow Warblers, one Northern Parula, one Black-and-white Warbler, a Scarlet Tanager, two Warbling and Blue-headed Vireos and a spectacular Common Loon in breeding plumage.


Dave Pettee

Cambridge, MA
 

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Date: 5/3/19 11:21 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pilgrim Heights (01 May 2019) 2 Raptors

Date: Fri, 3 May 2019 09:37:59 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Pilgrim Heights (01 May 2019) 2 Raptors


Pilgrim Heights
North Truro, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: May 01, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 343
Osprey 0 0 38
Bald Eagle 0 0 2
Northern Harrier 1 1 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 30
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 56
Merlin 0 0 13
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 2 566
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 11:00:00 Total
observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Donald Manchester

Observers:
Weather:
Cloudy and calm with very gentle N winds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
10 migrating Common Loon, First of year Chipping Sparrow, first of year
Belted Kingfisher
========================================================================
Report submitted by Melissa Lowe (<mlowe...>)
Pilgrim Heights information may be found at:
http://massaudubon.org/wellfleetbay-hawkwatch


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=113

Site Description:
The Pilgrim Heights Hawk Watch is located in the town of North Truro, MA on
Cape Cod, approximately 100 miles southeast of Boston. The site is located
within the Cape Cod National Seashore and is the only formal site located
on Cape Cod. The site (elevation 50ft), is at the second or northernmost
overlook along an interpretive trail that runs through the area. The trail
is accessed only by foot but is open to the public. Currently the site is
used, with permission from the Cape Cod National Seashore, for the spring
migration, a 6-8 week period within the months of March through June.
Historically, the heaviest flights have occurred during the last week of
April and first week of May. At least 8 species are recorded as regular
migrants at the site. There is a large migratory movement of non-raptor
species including seabirds, gulls, ducks and passerines to name a few. The
site is also known for observing butterfly and dragonfly migrants. Whale
sightings off-shore are also common during these months. Muskrat, otter and
white-tailed deer are common residents.

Directions to site:
Pilgrim Heights is located within the Cape Cod National Seashore in North
Truro on the east side of Route 6, just north of the Truro and Provincetown
town line. Park in the first parking lot and take the Small's Swamp Trail
to the second overlook. It is an easy walk down the trail, approximately
one-half mile from parking lot.

 

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Date: 5/3/19 11:13 am
From: Robert Baron <rjbaron1021...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] [Massbird] Hooded Warbler at Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary!
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary, May 3, 8:30-10:30

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
Great Blue Heron (on nest at Green Heron Pond)
Mourning Dove
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
Tree Swallow
Black-cappe Chicadee
House Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Hooded Warbler (on trail from Power-lines to Green Heron Pond)
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grossbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch

Robert Baron, Worcester, MA. Photos: https://www.rjbaron.net/BMB-5-3-2019


 

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Date: 5/3/19 9:04 am
From: Andrea Bean <abean60...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY birds
Massbirders, I have my FOY Baltimore Oriole and Rose-breasted Grosbeak
today at my feeders. Still no hummer. Spring is here....so they say!
Andrea Bean
Peabody MA

 

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Date: 5/3/19 8:49 am
From: Frederick Collins <tcbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY hummingbird
Massbirders:
First of year hummingbird at my feeder at 11:33 am today. Sipping my mixture in a steady downpour for at least a minute with temps in low fifties.
Tom Collins
Pittsfield, Ma.

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/3/19 7:57 am
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Lesser Black-backed Gull, East Haverhill
Last night around 6pm I had a nice subadult Lesser Black-backed Gull among
the gulls at Kimball Farm on East Broadway. Photos:
https://flic.kr/p/2fLHWf2

Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

 

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Date: 5/3/19 2:20 am
From: <jcolemanarch...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Long-tailed Ducks in Breeding plumage Gloucester Harbor
Like many of my peers I grew up with “Oldsquaw” but understand the name change. It has been pointed out that it manages to demean 3 groups at once! Other AOU name changes seem far less reasonable. The IOU is better at respecting history.

Sent from my iPhone

> On May 2, 2019, at 5:52 PM, linda pivacek <lpivacek...> wrote:
>
> Thanks Susan, nice report. I like "Old Squaw" way better.
>
> Linda
>
> Linda Pivacek, Nahant, <lpivacek...>
>
>> On May 2, 2019 at 5:04 PM Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> wrote:
>>
>> Monday afternoon I took a look at the Harbor and found a couple of large flocks of Long-tailed Ducks all in alternate plumage. We don’t usually get to see this that often. They were also quite vocal reminding me of their former name Old Squaw. I thought the sound was beautiful. I was looking from Eastern Point Rd just past Niles Beach.
>>
>> --
>> Susan Hedman, Gloucester
>> "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright
>>

 

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Date: 5/2/19 2:57 pm
From: linda pivacek <lpivacek...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Long-tailed Ducks in Breeding plumage Gloucester Harbor
Thanks Susan, nice report. I like "Old Squaw" way better.

Linda

Linda Pivacek, Nahant, <lpivacek...>

> On May 2, 2019 at 5:04 PM Susan Hedman <2winterwren...> wrote:
>
> Monday afternoon I took a look at the Harbor and found a couple of large flocks of Long-tailed Ducks all in alternate plumage. We don’t usually get to see this that often. They were also quite vocal reminding me of their former name Old Squaw. I thought the sound was beautiful. I was looking from Eastern Point Rd just past Niles Beach.
>
> --
> Susan Hedman, Gloucester
> "I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright
>
>

 

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Date: 5/2/19 2:11 pm
From: Mary Small <mary.halm.small...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY Goslings, Riverway, Emerald Necklace, Boston
I was a bit surprised but delighted to discover 4 goslings on the Riverway
section of the Emerald Necklace on this drizzly afternoon.

Mary Small
Concord, Mass.

 

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Date: 5/2/19 2:11 pm
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Long-tailed Ducks in Breeding plumage Gloucester Harbor
Monday afternoon I took a look at the Harbor and found a couple of large
flocks of Long-tailed Ducks all in alternate plumage. We don’t usually get
to see this that often. They were also quite vocal reminding me of their
former name Old Squaw. I thought the sound was beautiful. I was looking
from Eastern Point Rd just past Niles Beach.

--
Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 5/2/19 1:59 pm
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] just like Baseball Cards, 'cept different
Hi there,For a First of Life! I found a Rose-breasted Grosbeak in my back yard not an hour ago. :-)
While I am still very new to Birding, already I'm hooked. Over the past few months, I've installed four nesting boxes in my yard (various types) to go with 5 different feeders. Purchased several birding books and audiobooks, including the highly recommended Birding by Ear. Attended several birding walks. And just last week, I planted a Kousa Dogwood tree behind my house specifically to attract more birds.
Now, I don't know about you? But, a big part of what's made my new hobby so addictive is eBird. Sometimes bird watching is a bit like a Scavenger Hunt. And for me anyways, checking off the names of birds I've ID'd adds a great deal of satisfaction to Birding. And I suspect also for you? As I've read on MassBird a similar excitement over your First of Season / Year / Life posts.
And in that way, Birding is also a bit like collecting baseball cards. You want to collect a whole set / whole team / favorite players (favorite birds). Only you can't trade with other Birders for the ones you need. Hmm... Or can you?? Is trading birds allowed? Because if so, I'll trade you an Eastern Towhee + a Ruby-crowned Kinglet for a Grasshopper Sparrow + a Cackling Goose? ;-)
Happy Birding!And thank you for sharing your tips, tricks, and lessons learned! This tenderfoot truly appreciates it.
Sincerely,Mr. Shilo McDonald, LynnShiloCM at yahoo dot com

 

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Date: 5/2/19 1:42 pm
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Oystercatchers and Ibis Manchester MA 5/2
This afternoon on the way home to Gloucester I saw 20 Glossy Ibis feeding
in a wet field on Bridge Street. Then a doing a quick cruise through Black
and White Beaches on Ocean St, I found a pair of A.Oystercatchers feeding
at low tide in the rain.




--
Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 5/2/19 1:21 pm
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] The iconic Osprey—the second installment
Hi MA birders, Here (finally) is "Osprey Country, Part 2
<https://birdpartner.com/2019/05/02/osprey-nests-nesting-and-behavior/>."
As in the last piece, it features my observations, a few stories, a number
of photos, and my usual attempts at humor. I hope you enjoy it—and good
spring birding, one and all!
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/

 

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Date: 5/2/19 12:33 pm
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Association of Massachusetts Birding Clubs
The Association of Massachusetts Birding Clubs was founded in 2016 to
improve communication within the birding community and work toward common
goals. The Association now includes 19 clubs representing well over 4000
birders from across the state.

One mission of the Association is conservation advocacy. In recent months
the Association has signed on as a co-sponsor of a Massachusetts Act to
Protect Pollinators, which would reduce residential use of pesticides, and
we have signed on to an American Bird Conservancy petition that opposes any
weakening in interpretation or enforcement of the Migratory Bird Treaty
Act. We also encourage members to participate in Citizen Science projects,
like breeding bird censuses of Mass Fish and Wildlife properties, reporting
of sightings of state-listed breeding birds, and current Mass Audubon
projects such as the Eastern Meadowlark Survey and an Avian Collision Team
survey of window strikes in downtown Boston.

Many member clubs have also joined the New England Birding Calendar,
sponsored by the journal *Bird Observer, *which provides a service to
birders by listing club field trips and other events across Massachusetts
and New England. You can access the calendar at www.birdingcalendar.com

The Association will hold its next meeting from 10:00 to 12:30 on Sunday,
July 14 at the Mass Fish and Wildlife offices at Westborough WMA in
Westborough. All meetings and the Association's Google Group are open to
any individual member of any member club. If you have questions, want to
join the Google Group, or need further information, you can contact me
privately.

John Nelson
Acting Chair, Association of Massachusetts Birding Clubs
Chair, Brookline Bird Club Conservation and Education Committee

 

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Date: 5/2/19 11:22 am
From: Daniel McDermott <dmcdermott1996...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Vesper Sparrow, Chelmsford 5/2/19
Hi Massbirds,

Fairly rainy and cloudy day but there is a VESPER SPARROW feeding at the Wotton St baseball fields in Chelmsford. It’s been in the open allowing for easy viewing since 1:45pm

Good birding,

Daniel McDermott

Lowell, MA



 

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Date: 5/2/19 9:38 am
From: Kat Birder <katbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird Report - Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, May 2, 2019
What a spectacular morning. One of the best in my nine years with Alan's
survey team. A good reminder that a rainy day may be great birding weather
in the right habitat! For photos follow link at end of list..

Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
May 2, 2019 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Weekly species census. Light rain 50's F.
48 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 10
Mute Swan 4
Wood Duck 8
Mallard 3
Hooded Merganser 1 On nest box
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 1
Virginia Rail 3
Sora 1 Running across main Dike Tr several timies (mid-dike past the
flooded area)
Greater Yellowlegs 5 Flew over Lower Pool twice
Ring-billed Gull 1
Caspian Tern 1 Large tern with bright red-orange bill. Spotted by
Cris. Photos.
Black Tern 1 Adult in breeding plumage feeding in air and hunting
water surface of Lower Pool with Swallows. Stunning. Velvet black body with
gray-white wings and tail. Spotted by Alan and survey group at 9:10 am.
Still present an hour later. Photos post shortly
Double-crested Cormorant 24 Group of three and group of 21.
Great Blue Heron 2
Osprey 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 2
Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 4 Several calling and seen along railroad
grade and dike
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
Warbling Vireo 3
Blue Jay 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 145
Bank Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 40
Cliff Swallow 8 Mostly staying together hunting with other swallows in
Lower pool. Squared off tail, head lamp, rump patch.
Black-capped Chickadee 7
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 2
Marsh Wren 4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 4
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 19
American Goldfinch 8
Song Sparrow 9
Swamp Sparrow 10
sparrow sp. 2
Red-winged Blackbird 60
Common Grackle 80
Northern Waterthrush 1 Sang softly a couple times below railroad grade
in wet area
Yellow Warbler 5
Pine Warbler 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 2
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Railroad grade
House Sparrow 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55668652

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

Kathy Dia for the Great Meadows Survey Team
Concord, MA

 

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Date: 5/2/19 8:25 am
From: Young, John (DPU) <john.young...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] big media birds
As highlighted on the first page of the Boston Globe, there are two very large barn swallows that have showed up in Dewey Square, opposite South Station in Boston. They give me the impression of being of an old world subspecies but perhaps others would have more defined views on that. I will concede that in spite of their length and breadth, their depth is only nominal. While on big media, check out the Bing home page today for a cool bird photo.

John Young
South Station by day

 

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Date: 5/2/19 8:16 am
From: Frederick Collins <tcbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY species
Canoe Meadows Pittsfield FOY’s today were Yellow Warbler and American Bittern.
About twenty-five other species ticked.
Tom Collins
Pittsfield.

Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/2/19 6:46 am
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: eBird -- Mt. Auburn Cemetery -- May 2, 2019
Hi Folks,

Even with Baltimore Orioles glowing in blossoming fruit trees and a
Yellow Warbler at Willow Pond, singing, another dank morning.

Pete Gilmore
Newton, MA
<petegilmore79...>

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Date: Thu, May 2, 2019 at 9:37 AM
Subject: eBird -- Mt. Auburn Cemetery -- May 2, 2019
To: Pete Gilmore <petegilmore79...>


Mt. Auburn Cemetery
May 2, 2019
5:46 AM
Traveling
2.00 miles
65 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: 44F, calm, drizzle started at 7:55.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

3 Mallard
1 Wild Turkey
7 Mourning Dove
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
3 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
2 Blue Jay
1 Common Raven
4 Black-capped Chickadee
3 Tufted Titmouse
1 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)
13 American Robin
2 European Starling
3 American Goldfinch
11 Chipping Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
6 Song Sparrow (melodia/atlantica)
3 Baltimore Oriole
6 Brown-headed Cowbird
19 Common Grackle
1 Yellow Warbler
3 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
4 Northern Cardinal
3 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 23


Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 5/1/19 3:53 pm
From: Regina Harrison <onebirdlife...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
They have loads of suet--I think the woodpecker is using the chimney to
amplify his territorial drumming.

Regina Harrison
<onebirdlife...>
Woburn, MA


On Wed, May 1, 2019 at 4:16 PM Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...> wrote:

> *Try putting out suet for them. They peck on my house only when their
> feeder is empty!*
>
>
>
> Jane Moosbruker, Ph.D.
>
> <Jamoos...>
>
> *From:* <massbird-approval...> [mailto:
> <massbird-approval...>] *On Behalf Of *Regina Harrison
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 01, 2019 11:54 AM
> *To:* MASSBIRD
> *Subject:* Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
>
>
>
> One of my local woodpeckers (I routinely have Downy, Hairy and Red-bellied
> woodpeckers, along with Northern Flickers, and haven't been able to see
> which one it is) has been drumming on our steel chimney cap--I kept hearing
> this strange thrumming noise that sounded like it was coming from our
> furnace. It was the resonance of the drumming on the steel cap carrying
> down through the house along the steel chimney liner! Rather alarming, but
> all's well that ends well.
>
>
>
> Regina Harrison
>
> <onebirdlife...>
>
> Woburn, MA
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:40 PM Charles Patterson <chaspatt...>
> wrote:
>
> I have the same problem with Downy Woodpeckers. I'm sure they are looking
> for food under the shingles but at sunrise when I'm trying to sleep it is
> annoying. I tried yelling at them but they just came back. Finally I
> pulled out my bird app and cued a Coopers Hawk call. We have Coopers so
> they know the call. It works for that day at least.
>
>
>
> Charlie Patterson
>
> Norwell, Ma
>
> <chaspatt...>
>
> On 4/30/2019 7:32 PM, Madeleine Linck wrote:
>
> Is it actually doing a nest cavity or is it going after insect larvae?
> There are often wasp larvae under cedar shingles and woodpeckers hear them
> and go after them for food. Hardware cloth might be a deterrent. Also
> Google Attack Spider on the web. It looks ridiculous but when there is bird
> motion the fake spider comes down! Balloons can help, but birds get used
> to them, especially if they want to eat the larvae hidden behind the wood.
>
>
>
> Madeleine Linck
>
> Rehoboth
>
>
>
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 2:59 PM Eddie <emgiles62...> wrote:
>
> On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
> > A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
> > starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?
>
> In a tree outside your window or into your actual home? If it's
> the former, why would you discourage it? I'd be thrilled!
>
>
> Eddie
>
> **************************************
> Eddie Giles
> East Bridgewater, MA
> <emgiles62...>
>
>
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Date: 5/1/19 3:27 pm
From: Jonathan Center <jbcenter...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
I wonder if we realize that woodpeckers do this in the spring for territorially reasons and are actually not looking for food. Flickers particularly like to drum on metal. But they do it also looking for food. Now that I think about it I have had problems with Downys doing the same on my shutters. They will eventually stop for both reasons.. 
Jonathan




-----Original Message-----
From: Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...>
To: 'Regina Harrison' <onebirdlife...>; 'MASSBIRD' <massbird...>
Sent: Wed, May 1, 2019 4:33 pm
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge

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Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge  One of my local woodpeckers (I routinely have Downy, Hairy and Red-bellied woodpeckers, along with Northern Flickers, and haven't been able to see which one it is) has been drumming on our steel chimney cap--I kept hearing this strange thrumming noise that sounded like it was coming from our furnace.  It was the resonance of the drumming on the steel cap carrying down through the house along the steel chimney liner!  Rather alarming, but all's well that ends well.  Regina <Harrisononebirdlife...>, MA  On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:40 PM Charles Patterson <chaspatt...> wrote:
I have the same problem with Downy Woodpeckers.  I'm sure they are looking for food under the shingles but at sunrise when I'm trying to sleep it is annoying.  I tried yelling at them but they just came back.  Finally I pulled out my bird app and cued a Coopers Hawk call.  We have Coopers so they know the call.  It works for that day at least.  Charlie PattersonNorwell, <Machaspatt...> 4/30/2019 7:32 PM, Madeleine Linck wrote:
Is it actually doing a nest cavity or is it going after insect larvae?  There are often wasp larvae under cedar shingles and woodpeckers hear them and go after them for food. Hardware cloth might be a deterrent.  Also Google Attack Spider on the web. It looks ridiculous but when there is bird motion the fake spider comes down!  Balloons can help, but birds get used to them, especially if they want to eat the larvae hidden behind the wood.  Madeleine LinckRehoboth  On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 2:59 PM Eddie <emgiles62...> wrote:
On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
> A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
> starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?

     In a tree outside your window or into your actual home?  If it's
the former, why would you discourage it?  I'd be thrilled!


Eddie

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Date: 5/1/19 3:25 pm
From: Janet Sherwood <sherwood63...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
Good idea. Also, the drumming on metal is an announcement of availability. Chimney toppers is a favorite and closer to the ground they'll drum on old oil drums used as rubbish barrels.


> On May 1, 2019 at 4:16 PM Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...> wrote:
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> Try putting out suet for them. They peck on my house only when their feeder is empty!
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> Jane Moosbruker, Ph.D.
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> <Jamoos...> mailto:<Jamoos...>
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> From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of Regina Harrison
> Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 11:54 AM
> To: MASSBIRD
> Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
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>
> One of my local woodpeckers (I routinely have Downy, Hairy and Red-bellied woodpeckers, along with Northern Flickers, and haven't been able to see which one it is) has been drumming on our steel chimney cap--I kept hearing this strange thrumming noise that sounded like it was coming from our furnace. It was the resonance of the drumming on the steel cap carrying down through the house along the steel chimney liner! Rather alarming, but all's well that ends well.
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>
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> Regina Harrison
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> <onebirdlife...> mailto:<onebirdlife...>
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> Woburn, MA
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> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:40 PM Charles Patterson <chaspatt...> mailto:<chaspatt...> > wrote:
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> > >
> > I have the same problem with Downy Woodpeckers. I'm sure they are looking for food under the shingles but at sunrise when I'm trying to sleep it is annoying. I tried yelling at them but they just came back. Finally I pulled out my bird app and cued a Coopers Hawk call. We have Coopers so they know the call. It works for that day at least.
> >
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> > Charlie Patterson
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> > Norwell, Ma
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> > <chaspatt...> mailto:<chaspatt...>
> >
> > On 4/30/2019 7:32 PM, Madeleine Linck wrote:
> >
> > > > >
> > > Is it actually doing a nest cavity or is it going after insect larvae? There are often wasp larvae under cedar shingles and woodpeckers hear them and go after them for food. Hardware cloth might be a deterrent. Also Google Attack Spider on the web. It looks ridiculous but when there is bird motion the fake spider comes down! Balloons can help, but birds get used to them, especially if they want to eat the larvae hidden behind the wood.
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> > > Madeleine Linck
> > >
> > > Rehoboth
> > >
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> > > On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 2:59 PM Eddie <emgiles62...> mailto:<emgiles62...> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
> > > > > A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
> > > > > starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?
> > > >
> > > > In a tree outside your window or into your actual home? If it's
> > > > the former, why would you discourage it? I'd be thrilled!
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Eddie
> > > >
> > > > **************************************
> > > > Eddie Giles
> > > > East Bridgewater, MA
> > > > <emgiles62...> mailto:<emgiles62...>
> > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > >
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Date: 5/1/19 1:22 pm
From: Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
Try putting out suet for them. They peck on my house only when their feeder is empty!



Jane Moosbruker, Ph.D.

<Jamoos...>

From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of Regina Harrison
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2019 11:54 AM
To: MASSBIRD
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge



One of my local woodpeckers (I routinely have Downy, Hairy and Red-bellied woodpeckers, along with Northern Flickers, and haven't been able to see which one it is) has been drumming on our steel chimney cap--I kept hearing this strange thrumming noise that sounded like it was coming from our furnace. It was the resonance of the drumming on the steel cap carrying down through the house along the steel chimney liner! Rather alarming, but all's well that ends well.



Regina Harrison

<onebirdlife...>

Woburn, MA



On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:40 PM Charles Patterson <chaspatt...> wrote:

I have the same problem with Downy Woodpeckers. I'm sure they are looking for food under the shingles but at sunrise when I'm trying to sleep it is annoying. I tried yelling at them but they just came back. Finally I pulled out my bird app and cued a Coopers Hawk call. We have Coopers so they know the call. It works for that day at least.



Charlie Patterson

Norwell, Ma

<chaspatt...>

On 4/30/2019 7:32 PM, Madeleine Linck wrote:

Is it actually doing a nest cavity or is it going after insect larvae? There are often wasp larvae under cedar shingles and woodpeckers hear them and go after them for food. Hardware cloth might be a deterrent. Also Google Attack Spider on the web. It looks ridiculous but when there is bird motion the fake spider comes down! Balloons can help, but birds get used to them, especially if they want to eat the larvae hidden behind the wood.



Madeleine Linck

Rehoboth



On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 2:59 PM Eddie <emgiles62...> wrote:

On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
> A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
> starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?

In a tree outside your window or into your actual home? If it's
the former, why would you discourage it? I'd be thrilled!


Eddie

**************************************
Eddie Giles
East Bridgewater, MA
<emgiles62...>



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Date: 5/1/19 12:16 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Boston Public Garden walk cancelled tomorrow May 2
Dear Birders,

It is with a heavy heart that I am cancelling the BBC walk at the Boston
Public Garden tomorrow.  Rain is predicted til at least 9 a.m.,
temperature in the 40's and easterly winds.  Not the best environment
for birders or migrating birds.
Patiently waiting for a change in this weather pattern!  May the sun
shine soon and the migrants take flight to our fair land!!

Linda

--
Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
tattler1(at)comcast(dot)net

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" - Tagore

 

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Date: 5/1/19 9:40 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Request for assistance – song recordings of migrating Mourning Warblers
It is year 5 of this project and I am once again writing to request your
help and participate in a Citizens Science Project that involves
recording migrating Mourning Warbler songs.Our lab is trying to
determine what role song can play in understanding migratory
connectivity in this species.We are interested in whether different song
populations of the Mourning Warbler (Western, Eastern, Nova Scotia,
Newfoundland) migrate together or separately to their respective
breeding areas.Here is a link to a map with previous years’ results
based on recordings from over 100 birders.

https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/mapping-songs-with-google-maps.html

All you need is a smartphone with a voice recording app and some
luck.Videos with recordings are also helpful.The web page link below
describes the project and how to make recordings on your Smartphone in
more detail.Please send song recordings to the Mourning Warbler Sound
Lab (jpitocch AT anselm.edu).

https://mowasongmapper.weebly.com/

There is also a link to a recent national Audubon Society story on this
research.

Audubon Society reporting

http://www.audubon.org/magazine/spring-2017/this-guy-mapping-how-warblers-migrate-just

I would really appreciate your help and contributions this year to this
Citizens Science Project.

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Chair, Biology Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102


 

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Date: 5/1/19 9:04 am
From: Sebastian Jones <sebastianojones...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Brookline Bird Club McLaughlin Woods Walk, 5/1
Hi Massbirders,
A group of 14 of us birded McLaughlin Woods in Boston this morning. Over
the course of an hour, we encountered 30 species including a nice
early-season feeding flock comprised of Northern Parula, Blue-gray
Gnatcatcher, Red-breasted Nuthatch, and Blue-headed Vireo, among others.
The complete checklist is below.

For those on the walk this morning who'd like to join the shared eBird
checklist , click this link
<https://ebird.org/shared?subID=UzU1NjI2NDE4&s=t> (if that doesn't work for
some reason, just shoot me an email).

Walks will continue weekly throughout the May, Wednesdays at 7:30 am. More
info about the next walk can be found here
<https://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/tripevent/mclaughlin-woods-migrants-boston-2/>.
We'll meet at the bleachers next to the lower baseball field, per usual.
The spot is accessible by T (a short walk from the Jackson Square stop on
the Orange Line) and there's usually ample parking along Fisher and Parker
Hill Avenues.

Best,
Sebastian Jones
Jamaica Plain, MA

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Date: Wed, May 1, 2019 at 9:54 AM
Subject: eBird Report - McLaughlin Woods, May 1, 2019
To: <sebastianojones...>


McLaughlin Woods, Suffolk, Massachusetts, US
May 1, 2019 7:41 AM - 8:43 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.06 mile(s)
30 species

Wild Turkey 1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 1
Mourning Dove 2
Chimney Swift 1
Herring Gull 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 3
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 3
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 8
European Starling 3
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
White-throated Sparrow 8
Song Sparrow 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Northern Parula 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 4
House Sparrow 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55626418

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 5/1/19 9:01 am
From: Regina Harrison <onebirdlife...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
One of my local woodpeckers (I routinely have Downy, Hairy and Red-bellied
woodpeckers, along with Northern Flickers, and haven't been able to see
which one it is) has been drumming on our steel chimney cap--I kept hearing
this strange thrumming noise that sounded like it was coming from our
furnace. It was the resonance of the drumming on the steel cap carrying
down through the house along the steel chimney liner! Rather alarming, but
all's well that ends well.

Regina Harrison
<onebirdlife...>
Woburn, MA

On Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 10:40 PM Charles Patterson <chaspatt...>
wrote:

> I have the same problem with Downy Woodpeckers. I'm sure they are looking
> for food under the shingles but at sunrise when I'm trying to sleep it is
> annoying. I tried yelling at them but they just came back. Finally I
> pulled out my bird app and cued a Coopers Hawk call. We have Coopers so
> they know the call. It works for that day at least.
>
>
> Charlie Patterson
>
> Norwell, Ma
>
> <chaspatt...>
> On 4/30/2019 7:32 PM, Madeleine Linck wrote:
>
> Is it actually doing a nest cavity or is it going after insect larvae?
> There are often wasp larvae under cedar shingles and woodpeckers hear them
> and go after them for food. Hardware cloth might be a deterrent. Also
> Google Attack Spider on the web. It looks ridiculous but when there is bird
> motion the fake spider comes down! Balloons can help, but birds get used
> to them, especially if they want to eat the larvae hidden behind the wood.
>
> Madeleine Linck
> Rehoboth
>
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 2:59 PM Eddie <emgiles62...> wrote:
>
>> On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
>> > A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
>> > starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?
>>
>> In a tree outside your window or into your actual home? If it's
>> the former, why would you discourage it? I'd be thrilled!
>>
>>
>> Eddie
>>
>> **************************************
>> Eddie Giles
>> East Bridgewater, MA
>> <emgiles62...>
>>
>

 

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Date: 5/1/19 2:42 am
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
A red coffee can lid or plastic lid colored red tacked to the area will do it..... try it...
Peter Trull
Brewster
<petrull...>

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 30, 2019, at 10:30 PM, Charles Patterson <chaspatt...> wrote:
>
> I have the same problem with Downy Woodpeckers. I'm sure they are looking for food under the shingles but at sunrise when I'm trying to sleep it is annoying. I tried yelling at them but they just came back. Finally I pulled out my bird app and cued a Coopers Hawk call. We have Coopers so they know the call. It works for that day at least.
>
>
>
> Charlie Patterson
>
> Norwell, Ma
>
> <chaspatt...>
>
>> On 4/30/2019 7:32 PM, Madeleine Linck wrote:
>> Is it actually doing a nest cavity or is it going after insect larvae? There are often wasp larvae under cedar shingles and woodpeckers hear them and go after them for food. Hardware cloth might be a deterrent. Also Google Attack Spider on the web. It looks ridiculous but when there is bird motion the fake spider comes down! Balloons can help, but birds get used to them, especially if they want to eat the larvae hidden behind the wood.
>>
>> Madeleine Linck
>> Rehoboth
>>
>>> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 2:59 PM Eddie <emgiles62...> wrote:
>>> On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
>>> > A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
>>> > starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?
>>>
>>> In a tree outside your window or into your actual home? If it's
>>> the former, why would you discourage it? I'd be thrilled!
>>>
>>>
>>> Eddie
>>>
>>> **************************************
>>> Eddie Giles
>>> East Bridgewater, MA
>>> <emgiles62...>

 

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Date: 4/30/19 7:39 pm
From: Charles Patterson <chaspatt...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
I have the same problem with Downy Woodpeckers.  I'm sure they are
looking for food under the shingles but at sunrise when I'm trying to
sleep it is annoying.  I tried yelling at them but they just came back. 
Finally I pulled out my bird app and cued a Coopers Hawk call.  We have
Coopers so they know the call.  It works for that day at least.


Charlie Patterson

Norwell, Ma

<chaspatt...>

On 4/30/2019 7:32 PM, Madeleine Linck wrote:
> Is it actually doing a nest cavity or is it going after insect
> larvae?  There are often wasp larvae under cedar shingles and
> woodpeckers hear them and go after them for food. Hardware cloth might
> be a deterrent.  Also Google Attack Spider on the web. It looks
> ridiculous but when there is bird motion the fake spider comes down! 
> Balloons can help, but birds get used to them, especially if they want
> to eat the larvae hidden behind the wood.
>
> Madeleine Linck
> Rehoboth
>
> On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 2:59 PM Eddie <emgiles62...>
> <mailto:<emgiles62...>> wrote:
>
> On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
> > A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
> > starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?
>
>      In a tree outside your window or into your actual home? If it's
> the former, why would you discourage it?  I'd be thrilled!
>
>
> Eddie
>
> **************************************
> Eddie Giles
> East Bridgewater, MA
> <emgiles62...> <mailto:<emgiles62...>
>

 

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Date: 4/30/19 4:56 pm
From: Bonnie & Bob Buxton <bbxt...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Merrimac
Our first-of-the-season Rose-breasted Grosbeak arrived at the feeder
today, a beautiful male with lots of red on his breast. Lovely bird, a
most-welcome sight!
Good birding to all,
Bonnie & Bob BuxtonMerrimac, MAbbxt(AT)comcast.net
 

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Date: 4/30/19 4:38 pm
From: Madeleine Linck <madeleine.linck...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
Is it actually doing a nest cavity or is it going after insect larvae?
There are often wasp larvae under cedar shingles and woodpeckers hear them
and go after them for food. Hardware cloth might be a deterrent. Also
Google Attack Spider on the web. It looks ridiculous but when there is bird
motion the fake spider comes down! Balloons can help, but birds get used
to them, especially if they want to eat the larvae hidden behind the wood.

Madeleine Linck
Rehoboth

On Tue, Apr 30, 2019, 2:59 PM Eddie <emgiles62...> wrote:

> On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
> > A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
> > starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?
>
> In a tree outside your window or into your actual home? If it's
> the former, why would you discourage it? I'd be thrilled!
>
>
> Eddie
>
> **************************************
> Eddie Giles
> East Bridgewater, MA
> <emgiles62...>
>

 

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Date: 4/30/19 2:39 pm
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RT Hummer
Frist one today!

--
Alice & Dane Morgan
Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA

 

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Date: 4/30/19 1:00 pm
From: Craig Jackson <jalecr49...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Spring Warbler Survey
Do you bird Mt Auburn Cemetery or some other spot regularly? If so, would
you like to participate in a Spring Warbler Survey, counting all birds on a
regular route at least once every three days during the month of May? If
your answer is in the affirmative, please email Craig Jackson (
<crleja1949...>) to find out more about the project. Thank you.

 

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Date: 4/30/19 12:04 pm
From: Gary Freedman <gmf7162...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Bobwhite in Fitchburg
I think I have posted same before. I know people buy Bobwhites to train hunting dogs. The NOBO are kept in a small covered pen with a one-way door. When they are flushed by the dog and fly away, they often return to their pen (when safe) to enjoy the company of other birds and free meals. I've had first-hand experience with this as my son in MT hunt's upland game (I know...no comments on hunting birds, please!). I watched him train Elsa his English Setter. She's an amazing dog. He's an amazing trainer.

That being said, we'll never know if this bird is truly wild or bought/released or even from a game hunting resort. Birds change their boundaries all the time. I remember as a kid seeing a Cardinal in eastern MA was an unusual treat.

Good birding!

Gary Freedman
Stow, MA

From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of Diana F.
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 1:39 PM
To: MASSBIRD
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bobwhite in Fitchburg

My brother just called me and said he had a female Bobwhite under his feeder on Fisher Road in Fitchburg. This is so rare I was wondering if anyone else has seen any Bobwhites in the area?

He borders apple orchards, woods and many fields so it is a good habitat for them.

Diana Fruguglietti
Woburn




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Date: 4/30/19 11:59 am
From: Eddie <emgiles62...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
On 4/30/2019 7:56 AM, alice morgan wrote:
> A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms,
> starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?

    In a tree outside your window or into your actual home?  If it's
the former, why would you discourage it?  I'd be thrilled!


Eddie

**************************************
Eddie Giles
East Bridgewater, MA
<emgiles62...>
 

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Date: 4/30/19 10:44 am
From: Diana F. <diana.fru...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Bobwhite in Fitchburg
My brother just called me and said he had a female Bobwhite under his
feeder on Fisher Road in Fitchburg. This is so rare I was wondering if
anyone else has seen any Bobwhites in the area?

He borders apple orchards, woods and many fields so it is a good habitat
for them.

Diana Fruguglietti
Woburn

 

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Date: 4/30/19 10:35 am
From: Mike Habich <mike...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Glossy Ibis, Beverly Farms
20 Glossy Ibis just dropped into the back yard, to keep the Mallards company. The Canada geese were, as usual, unimpressed.

The ibis often stay around for a couple of weeks.

Mike Habich
Beverly Farms
 

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Date: 4/30/19 9:42 am
From: Floyd, Chris <chrisf...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Norfolk "Airport"; Cattle Egret Continuing 4/29
Massbirders other than those already familiar with the area will likely be confused when first visiting this eBird hotspot - I certainly was, going just by what scant information there was in eBird reports and on Massbird and my visualiation of the area based on this current Google Maps image:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Norfolk+Airfield+-+32M/@42.1272636,-71.3724114,1208m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e47b45b881484b:0x506eaa73e31ddc2!8m2!3d42.1304492!4d-71.3712583

As I drove along Leland Road, I was looking for an obvious runway or other sign of an airfield, but this one no longer stands out on account of overgrowth and the low elevation of the runway. The "Norfolk Airfield" building shown is gone, replaced by a housing development. I drove right on at first and didn't realize I was in the right spot until on return I spotted a white bird out in the grass!

I'm curious to know when this airport was decommissioned.

Anyway, it was great to visit this beautiful grassland and get such a nice close look at a Cattle Egret, on publicly accessible land (vice a distant scope view across vast private property as is more normal for the Essex County birds).

Photos and other details at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55589933 .

Chris Floyd
Lexington
<chrisf...>


 

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Date: 4/30/19 5:56 am
From: D'Ann Brownrigg <brownriggs...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge




From: <massbird-approval...> [mailto:<massbird-approval...>] On Behalf Of alice morgan
Sent: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 7:57 AM
To: <massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge



A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms, starting daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?




--

Alice & Dane Morgan
Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA



You can try nailing bright mylar strips or balloons near the chosen area. Woodpecker can be very persistant.



D’Ann

Carlisle, ma


 

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Date: 4/30/19 5:02 am
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Flicker challenge
A Flicker has decided to excavate outside one of our bedrooms, starting
daily at dawn. Any thoughts on how we can discourage it?

--
Alice & Dane Morgan
Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA

 

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Date: 4/29/19 7:45 pm
From: Charles Patterson <chaspatt...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Towhees and such
Starting a few days ago the Towhees started to arrive.  I now have at
least three males on our land.  No females yet.

First House Wren arrived today and immediately started staking out the
various houses.  Singing his head off.  Had three last year.

Heard a Wood Thrush yesterday and finally got a look at it today.  Very
shy, and fast!



Charlie Patterson

Norwell, Ma

<chaspatt...>

 

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Date: 4/29/19 7:41 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Longmeadow arrivals - 4/29
Thanks to Nancy Eaton for the following report.


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA
<barb620...>


*


Longmeadow Arrivals


4/29/2019 Pondside Rd. (10 a.m.): Warbling Vireo, Chimney Swifts



Nancy Eaton

Enfield, CT
 

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Date: 4/29/19 6:00 pm
From: <environment...> <environment...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Eagle vs Great Black-backed Gull
Walking along Old Garden Beach path in Rockport Saturday evening at dusk we saw a juvenile bald eagle dive into the water near shore and pull up what turned out to be a juvenile Great Black-backed Gull. The eagle was able to carry the gull to a rock on shore and for the next 10-15 minutes struggled with it with a small flock of gulls circling overhead. The eagle then took off leaving the gull behind. We saw the gull swimming away, but it appeared its wing may have been broken. Dave PetersonRockport
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Date: 4/29/19 5:52 pm
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] ManchesterEssexConservation Trust and Coolidge Reservation, Apr 28, 2019
I ran my Manchester walk yesterday and we managed to avoid the rain till
7:30.
At MECT land the highlight was a pair of gnatcatchers and seeing the female
sit in the nest a few times. Over at Coolidge Point the Egret/Heron show
was missing some of the usual characters. We missed Little Blue Heron,
Glossy Ibis and Black-crowned Night Heron! This is quite unusual as these
species are often there in good numbers and we know that they are being
seen in Essex County. Did they come in early and we missed them? I don’t
know but I might have to give this a redo next week.

Manchester/Essex Conservation Trust, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 28, 2019 4:47 PM - 5:48 PM Protocol: Traveling
0.67 mile(s)
13 species
Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 2
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 1
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 3
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus) 1
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 1
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea) 2
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 2
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 2

Coolidge Reservation, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 28, 2019 6:00 PM - 7:35 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.902 mile(s)
22 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 5
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 4
Surf Scoter (Melanitta perspicillata) 5
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 4
Red-breasted Merganser (Mergus serrator) 5
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) X
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus) X
Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) 2
Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) 8
Great Egret (Ardea alba) 32 Watching Egrets fly to Kettle Island where
they breed
Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) 74 Watching Egrets fly to Kettle Island
where they breed
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 2
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 3
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (Stelgidopteryx serripennis) 1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor) 4
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica) 1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 2
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) (Agelaius phoeniceus [phoeniceus Group])
4
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55538167



--
Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 4/29/19 5:37 pm
From: GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] SSBC/BBC trip to Moose Hill 4/30 cancelled
Another week of rain and I am cancelling the South Shore and Brookline Bird Clubs walk scheduled to Moose Hill tomorrow at 6:00 a.m.


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
 

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Date: 4/29/19 5:05 pm
From: Frederick Collins <tcbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Berkshire report
FOY Northern rough-winged swallows today in Berkshire section of Lanesboro early am. Four in number along with a lone Tree Swallow.
Tom Collins
Pittsfield,Ma

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Date: 4/29/19 4:20 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (29 Apr 2019) 55 Raptors

Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:05:27 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (29 Apr 2019) 55 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 29, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 28 28
Osprey 3 16 16
Bald Eagle 0 2 2
Northern Harrier 3 132 136
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 48 48
Cooper's Hawk 1 12 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 30 341 346
Merlin 10 60 60
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 6

Total: 55 659 671
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:45:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total
observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Judd Nathan, Paul M. Roberts, Tom Graham

Observers: Bob Secatore, Kathryn Chihowski, Sam Miller, Ted Mara,
Tom Graham

Visitors:
Tom Wetmore and Phyllis Hodge, and about 15 individuals who stopped by, 1
of whom had great views of her first Merlin and was very excited.


Weather:
Beautiful sunny day with moderate NW winds on a moderate clearing cold
front. Seemingly ideal for good migration, which we have not had so far
this year.

Raptor Observations:
Weird movement all day long, with peak hours being 10 birds at 12-1 EST,
and 11 birds at 3-4. Birds were low, and as temps rose, they did too, with
some birds including several Osprey and a Peregrine rising to limits of
binocular vision. Ospreys, way out over ocean, were deemed migrating.
Spectacular views of Merlins, largely adult males. Had apparently local
Peregrine and immature and adult Cooper's hawks flying N to S into refuge
to hunt, one Peregrine tail- chasing a Willet as far as we could see.NH
included 2 fem, 1 imm. Local birds included 10 TVs, 5 OS, 2 CH, 2 RT, 1-2
PF. Strangely, no eagle sightings today.
Non-raptor Observations:
Had multiple adult Northern Gannets from the hawk watch platform, and small
numbers of C Grackles and Rw Blackbirds migrating, but overall numbers far
lower than in previous weeks. Had dozens of apparently migrating Purple
Martins, which at times mobbed migrating Sharpshins high up and avoided
migrating Merlins. The island was very quiet for passerines all day.

Predictions:
SE winds and rain are forecast for tomorrow. Most of the week will be wet
with showers and SE winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Paul Roberts (<phawk254...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115


 

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Date: 4/29/19 12:39 pm
From: alice morgan <morgan.alice...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 4 goslings
have appeared (with two adults) next door to us in Dartmouth.

--
Alice & Dane Morgan
Brookline & S. Dartmouth, MA

 

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Date: 4/29/19 12:24 pm
From: Nancy Landry <nlandry5...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Whip-poor-will program
Dear Birders,

As a volunteer for the Parker River NWR, I will be leading several Whip-poor-will walks during the month of May. Preregistration is required; enrollment limited to 15 people and this is a free program. Please visit the refuge web page on times and dates.

The website is: https://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Combined_AprilANDMay_2019_Program_Schedule.pdf


 

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Date: 4/29/19 10:57 am
From: Jonathan Center <jbcenter...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC trip eBird Report - Oxbow NWR (Worcester County), Apr 28, 2019
Brookline Bird Club trip to Oxbow NWR in Harvard on Sunday, Apr. 28. Best bird a very yellow Palm Warbler seen at eye level near the end of the walk. Also two brief looks of two Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and a distant Raven. Phoebes seemed to be everywhere. Full report below.
Jonathan <Centerjbcenter...>

Oxbow NWR (Worcester County), Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Apr 28, 2019 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:    Brookline Bird Club scheduled morning walk. We birded main parking lot, the bridge over the Nashua River, Still River Depot Rd., rail road tracks in both directions (portions of the tank road near the parking lot was flooded and water too high to cross even w/ high boots), crossed over from rail tracks and accessed the Turnpike Trail down to pond/swamp area.  Cold, raw and overcast morning. Rather quiet. It felt more like early April than late April.
24 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  4
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  7
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)  1
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)  1
Belted Kingfisher (Megaceryle alcyon)  1
Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)  1
Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)  7
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  2
Common Raven (Corvus corax)  1
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  22
Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  5
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  1
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)  2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  4
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  10
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  3
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  2
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum)  1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55559297

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

 

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Date: 4/29/19 9:32 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Blue Grosbeak - Delaney WMA, Stow
Nick Tepper reports on the Central Mass Birders facebook page (with
photo) about an hour ago:

Blue Grosbeak continues at Delaney WMA on the grassy plateau to the
south of the bowl. Hawking insects and vocal. Listen for the “pit” call.
Ring-necked Ducks continue as well.

Thanks for the report, Nick!


Barbara Volkle

Northborough, MA
<barb620...>


 

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Date: 4/29/19 7:27 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Crested Flycatcher, Grosbeak, Ipswich 4/29
Ava Steenstrup called at 10:00am to report that she and Carol Decker found a GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER and a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at Daniel Boone Park in Ipswich this morning. Both birds were along the path toward the water tower.

Steve Grinley
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift
194 Route 1, Newburyport, MA 01950
<Birdwsg...>
978-462-0775
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgifts.com
 

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Date: 4/29/19 5:42 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Boston Globe - where to go birding article
You don't have to wing it - spring birding from the Boston Globe:

https://www2.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/travel/2019/04/25/you-don-have-wing-here-where-migrate-with-spring-birds/nOvBprisEut1KyTRcfzxpI/story.html

Of course, we know there are lots more places to go!


Barbara Volkle

Norhtborough, MA
<barb620...>

 

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Date: 4/29/19 5:11 am
From: g watkevich <gwatkevich...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Golden Plover
Hello Massbirders,
The Golden Plover located earlier by Jeff Johnstone can still be viewed from the Admin Blg at the Orange Airport. Also a couple Horned Larks.
Greg Watkevich



Sent from my Samsung smartphone, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
 

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Date: 4/29/19 2:51 am
From: Peter Trull <petrull...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cool hummer
Massbirders, I was standing at the kitchen window......
5:39 AM, 38•f, male humming bird drinking from feeder. Never would’ve thought I’d see a hummer at that temp.....
Peter Trull
Brewster
<petrull...>

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Date: 4/28/19 8:20 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (28 Apr 2019) 34 Raptors

Date: Sun, 28 Apr 2019 16:18:35 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (28 Apr 2019) 34 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 28, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 28 28
Osprey 1 13 13
Bald Eagle 0 2 2
Northern Harrier 2 129 133
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 40 40
Cooper's Hawk 1 11 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 311 316
Merlin 2 50 50
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 6 6

Total: 34 604 616
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 11:30:00 Total
observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Brian Rusnica

Observers: Bob Secatore , Janet Kovner, Nancy Givens

Visitors:
Doug Chickering, Judd Nathan, Mark Timmerman, Steve Lifman, Tom Graham


Weather:
Cloudy with light, cool West winds. Cloudy cover increased from 50% to
100% at 10am.

Raptor Observations:
Confusing long winged Falcon turned into BW from photo study

Local raptors: TV 12, OS 6, BE 4, NH 2, RT 3

Non-raptor Observations:
None

Predictions:
Increased clouds and West winds will depend on what is the pipeline for
migrants
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115
 

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Date: 4/28/19 6:43 pm
From: GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: eBird Report - Wompatuck SP, Apr 28, 2019
A fun sunny morning. Not much but summer residents at Wompatuck today but interesting sightings still. There were a few migrants (non-breeders), but few.

The group began with a sitting (sunning?) Broad-winged Hawk from the parking lot. A Barred Owl presented itself, a Northern Mockingbird was flying south high over the main road; this bird is not normally here as limited habitat. I think this was a migrant, but why south flying?

An Osprey with fish did a display over our heads.

Louisiana Waterthrush was at the stream from Holly Pond (Aaron Brook?) and was singing at times from the entrance to about 3/4ths of the road. Eddie located a phoebe nest in the back of a overturned root system of a massive White Pine. At least 4 Winter Wrens and flyover Siskin and Evening Grosbeaks were interesting. We finally ran into Northern Waterthrush in the back of the loop with two birds and as we were leaving that spot a Black-throated Green Warbler sang several times.

Two more Broad-wings did a territorial squabble over the trail.

We ended the day with a pair of Pileated Woodpeckers which eventually went to a nest hole.

8 warblers. We commented on what we were expecting based on the week's reports: no Great Crested Flycatcher, Blue-headed Vireo, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Gray Catbird, Scarlet Tanager or Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

List below.

Glenn

Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA


> On April 28, 2019 at 9:16 PM <ebird-checklist...> wrote:
>
>
> Wompatuck SP, Plymouth, Massachusetts, US
> Apr 28, 2019 5:15 AM - 11:00 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 5.0 mile(s)
> Comments: BBC trip, Glenn d'Entremont/Eddie Giles co-leaders, 8 participants
> 45 species
>
> Canada Goose 2
> Wood Duck 2
> Mallard 3
> Mourning Dove 5
> Osprey (carolinensis) 2 one with fish doing display
> Broad-winged Hawk 3
> Barred Owl (Northern) 2
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
> Downy Woodpecker (Eastern) 3
> Hairy Woodpecker (Eastern) 1
> Pileated Woodpecker 2 pair, found nest hole
> Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 4
> Eastern Phoebe 5
> Blue Jay 8
> American Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 3
> Black-capped Chickadee 23
> Tufted Titmouse 13
> Red-breasted Nuthatch 3
> White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern) 4
> Brown Creeper 8
> Winter Wren 4
> Carolina Wren 1
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (caerulea) 7
> Hermit Thrush 1
> American Robin 7
> Northern Mockingbird 1
> Purple Finch (Eastern) 1
> Pine Siskin 1
> American Goldfinch 8
> Chipping Sparrow 16
> Song Sparrow 6
> Eastern Towhee 10
> Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged) 5
> Brown-headed Cowbird 12
> Common Grackle 9
> Ovenbird 11
> Louisiana Waterthrush 1
> Northern Waterthrush 2
> Black-and-white Warbler 7
> Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1
> Pine Warbler 13
> Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 12
> Black-throated Green Warbler 1
> Northern Cardinal 11
>
> View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55525141
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)
 

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Date: 4/28/19 5:19 pm
From: Matthew Clark <mjcfromct...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary - Female Scarlet Tanager
Productive morning birding at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Dozens
upon dozens of Yellow-Rumped and Palm Warblers, and a female Scarlet
Tanager. Couldn't locate any males.

eBird checklist with photos: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55534220

 

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Date: 4/28/19 4:21 pm
From: judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY ruby-throated hummingbird
He's here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!right now-one week earlier then last year! Glad to see him!
Judy Parrot-WillisNorth Andover, MA

 

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Date: 4/28/19 3:15 pm
From: Lemmel <lemmel...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret
My apologies it is not Miller Rd
South end of field, split rail fence
Small dirt parking area


Mary Ellen McMahon

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Date: 4/28/19 2:38 pm
From: judy parrot-willis <jep_willis...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Turkey hunting season at Martin Burns WMA
Just an fyi for those considering visiting Martin Burns WMA in Newbury in the near future. We were told by a very pleasant fellow practicing at the shooting range there this last Sat. that turkey season opens tomorrow, Monday, 4/29, and will run for 4wks. He stated the rule is they must stop hunting by noon each day.................................SO..............just thought to pass on to anyone to bring out their orange wardrobe and use your 'visibility/orange attire/cloak' for the next four wks! (Not ever sited a wild turkey there yet, but.......................................
Judy Parrot-WillisNorth Andover, MA

 

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Date: 4/28/19 2:05 pm
From: NEaton <nancyeaton...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Longmeadow: Swallows
4/28/2019:  Longmeadow (Pondside):  Many swallows including Tree, Rough-winged, Bank, Barn, Cliff (the most of this last species I have ever seen here);3-3:30 p.m.

Nancy Eaton
Enfield, CT



 

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Date: 4/28/19 1:53 pm
From: John Nelson <jnelson...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Essex wetlands highlights
Late this morning I checked the marsh behind Shea Bros. furniture (on Rt.
133) and Island Road, both in Essex. Some highlights:

15 Glossy Ibis (13 at SB, 2 on IR)
6 Great Egrets (4 at SB, 2 on IR)
15 Snowy Egrets (11 at SB, 4 on IR)
23 Greater Yellowlegs (21 at SB, 2 on IR)
2 Lesser Yellowlegs (SB)
1 Willet (IR)
1 Marsh Wren (IR)

I also saw an immature Bald Eagle flying over New England Biolabs in
Ipswich.
I searched in vain for a Cattle Egret along Rt. 133 and Northgate Road in
Ipswich.

John Nelson
Gloucester

 

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Date: 4/28/19 1:41 pm
From: Linda Ferraresso <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] RT Hummingbird Salem 4/28
Had my first RT Hummingbird at my feeder about 3:30 this afternoon. This
is the earliest I have had a hummer since living in Salem by 6 days!  
Hope it warms up for the little guy!

Linda

--
Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
tattler1(at)comcast(dot)net

"Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark" - Tagore

 

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Date: 4/28/19 12:04 pm
From: <Lemmel...> <Lemmel...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret Norfolk Airport

Hello

the cattle egret is still present at the Norfolk Airport, seen best off of Miller Street it can be quite hidden in the grass at times.


Marcia Dunham & Mary Ellen McMahon
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Date: 4/28/19 7:00 am
From: Mary Ellen <lemmel...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Vesper Sparrows Millennium Park West Roxbury
Hello,

Two Vesper Sparrows seen at Millennium Park today 9:30am

Continuing since Ryan Doherty had one yesterday; foraging in Road shoulder right before right turn to the boat ramp,  on the left side.
They flew into the tree along the fence then back down to grass and road.

Mary Ellen McMahon


 

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Date: 4/28/19 5:50 am
From: Matt S. <accipiter22...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] 04/27/2019 Quiet Day At Mount Auburn Cemetery
Hi All,

After the rain cleared I hoped there would be a burst of activity at Mount
Auburn. That was not really the case; I saw a solitary palm warbler and
that was it for warblers. Also saw a few RK Kinglets, and a female Towhee,
which was nice.

I ran into Rob and he helped me find the odd field sparrow. It was
actually a Mount Auburn first for me. For those not familiar there's a
male field sparrow with a completely different song than usual, it sounds
pretty much like a richer chipping sparrow. I'm curious to see what he
attracts. I attached a sonogram to the checklist here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55492727

That's all for now.



Matt S
Brighton, MA
Accipiter22 (@) Gmail.com



----
Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 27, 2019 8:13 AM - 9:34 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.43 mile(s)
22 species

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 1
Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) 2
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 2
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 2
Downy Woodpecker (Dryobates pubescens) 1
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) 4
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 2
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) 2
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor) 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula) 2
American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 10
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) 2
Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina) 1
Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla) 1 Male seen by several observers this
week, with a very odd song. Sounds like a chipping Sparrow. Watched him
sing for several minutes. Going to upload picture and sonogram.
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 4
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 1
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) 1 Female
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 2
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) 1 Stalking a Robin nest
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula) 5
Palm Warbler (Setophaga palmarum) 1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis) 5

 

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Date: 4/27/19 6:32 pm
From: Susan Hedman <2winterwren...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret Argilla/Northgate Rd Ipswich
Cattle Egret seen earlier in Essex by Margo and Steve, was refound in the
agricultural fields between Rt 133, Argilla Rd and Northgate Rd. I arrived
about 2:15 to find Phil Brown looking at the bird from the first access
point on Northgate Rd. It was near the gravel road that bisects the field
complex.



--
Susan Hedman, Gloucester
"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature." Frank Lloyd Wright

 

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Date: 4/27/19 5:44 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (27 Apr 2019) 16 Raptors

Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 16:02:08 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (27 Apr 2019) 16 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 27, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 28 28
Osprey 3 12 12
Bald Eagle 1 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 127 131
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 24 24
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 304 309
Merlin 9 48 48
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 16 570 582
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 14:30:00 Total
observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Brian Rusnica, Ted Mara

Observers: Bob Secatore , Brian Rusnicka, Harry Wales, Herrrick Wales,
Joe Bourget, Judd Nathan, Kathryn Chihowski, Paul Roberts,
Tom Graham, Ursula Goodine

Visitors:
Dave Goodine, Julie Roberts, Lynette Leka, Tom Wetmore


Weather:
Intermittent showers, cold with wind 10-27mph WSW to NW and temperatures
7-9 centigrade. Mostly cloudy 50-100% cc with visibility increasing after
am rains 1K to 5K to 10 K.

Raptor Observations:
Strong winds kept migration low. Merlins were over half the total, with an
immature BE migrating up the coast.
Local raptors: TV 4, OS 5, BE 2(ad), NH 2, CH 1, RT 2, PG 2



Non-raptor Observations:
Weather stifeled most movement

Predictions:
Could surprise with W winds and showers later in the day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115


 

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Date: 4/27/19 4:29 pm
From: Ian Nisbet <icnisbet...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY hummingbird, indigo bunting
A male Ruby-throated Hummingbird came to my feeder in North Falmouth
this evening (27 April).?? I saw two Indigo Buntings (MF) at Bourne Farm
in North Falmouth on 24 April.

Ian Nisbet

North Falmouth

 

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Date: 4/27/19 3:50 pm
From: Steve Knapp <brimel2527...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Green Heron
FOY Green Heron in the Ward Reservation beaver pond, Gray Road on the
Andover/North Andover line, just after 6 pm.

Steve Knapp
Andover

 

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Date: 4/27/19 2:30 pm
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Hi Folks,

A male Rose breasted Grosbeak eating seeds off the ground under my
sunflower seed feeder at 5:15 this afternoon.

Easy looking

Pete Gilmore
Newton
<petegilmore79...>

 

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Date: 4/27/19 9:37 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret 12:30p
Cattle egret is now visible in with the horses directly across from Cape Ann Golf Club entrance on Rt 133 in Essex.
Steve&Margo

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Date: 4/27/19 9:32 am
From: linda pivacek <lpivacek...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] A bird photographer's cautionary tale
Thank you so much for the insight into the situation, Dave. Makes me wonder about my own behavior at times.

Linda


Linda Pivacek, Nahant. <lpivacek...> mailto:<lpivacek...>


> .On April 27, 2019 at 11:43 AM David Gibson <20cabot...> wrote:
>
> Hi all, I've watched and photographed a Killdeer family since before hatch. I wrote the following in another forum about what took place after I'd been watching the Killdeer family for over an hour (my most recent stretch):
> "For no apparent reason, the parents decided to usher the chicks out of the meadow (lots of food, safety, and quiet), under the gate (they'd been in a gated preserve), across a busy road (there was no traffic at the time), onto some railroad tracks, and then to a small marshy area just beyond."
>
> Well, I went back to the area this a.m. The family had returned to that meadow (the breeding site). I carefully moved in, and at a "safe distance" sat down and began taking pictures with my 500mm Canon. In a matter of 4 or 5 minutes, the above scene played out all over again. The parents ushered their chicks out of the meadow and back to the railroad tracks. And I left the area with a clear understanding as to why they had done that in the first place. After I had written the above, someone responded and took me to task for "acting like a predator." This is a tough pill to swallow, but it turns out that she was probably right. And someone else has since reminded me that "it’s especially important during breeding season to give even more space to nature’s families."
> Dave Gibson
> https://birdpartner.com/
>
>

 

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Date: 4/27/19 9:32 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret update
At 12:15p the cattle egret lifted and flew 100 yards east and landed in the farm with cattle and horses
It landed somewhere behind the red barn not visible at the moment.
Steve&Margo

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Date: 4/27/19 9:09 am
From: David Gibson <20cabot...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] A bird photographer's cautionary tale
Hi all, I've watched and photographed a Killdeer family since before hatch.
I wrote the following in another forum about what took place after I'd been
watching the Killdeer family for over an hour (my most recent stretch):
"For no apparent reason, the parents decided to usher the chicks out of the
meadow (lots of food, safety, and quiet), under the gate (they'd been in a
gated preserve), across a busy road (there was no traffic at the time),
onto some railroad tracks, and then to a small marshy area just beyond."

Well, I went back to the area this a.m. The family had returned to that
meadow (the breeding site). I carefully moved in, and at a "safe distance"
sat down and began taking pictures with my 500mm Canon. In a matter of 4 or
5 minutes, the above scene played out all over again. The parents ushered
their chicks out of the meadow and back to the railroad tracks. And I left
the area with a clear understanding as to why they had done that in the
first place. After I had written the above, someone responded and took me
to task for "acting like a predator." This is a tough pill to swallow, but
it turns out that she was probably right. And someone else has since
reminded me that "it’s especially important during breeding season to give
even more space to nature’s families."
Dave Gibson
https://birdpartner.com/

 

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Date: 4/27/19 9:08 am
From: Marjorie Watson <marjwtsn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: [Maine-birds] LITTLE EGRET - Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, 27 Apr
Just forwarding message. Maybe the Plum Island Little Egret has returned to Gilsland Farm Falmouth ME.

Marjorie Watson
Georgetown MA


Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "'Doug Hitchcox' via Maine birds" <maine-birds...>
> Date: April 27, 2019 at 11:34:59 AM EDT
> To: Bird Alerts <maine-birds...>
> Subject: [Maine-birds] LITTLE EGRET - Gilsland Farm, Falmouth, 27 Apr
> Reply-To: Doug Hitchcox <dhitchcox...>
>
> The (a) Little Egret is back at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth. Just found during our first walk of the Maine Spring Live event here today. Currently with three Snowy Egrets in the marsh off the North Meadow.
>
> Good birding,
>
>
> Doug Hitchcox
>
>
>
>

 

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Date: 4/27/19 9:02 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Cattle Egret , Essex 4/27
There is a CATTLE EGRET in the flooded field just east and across from Island Rd on Route 133 in Essex at 11:53am

Steve Grinley&Margo Goetschkes
Essex

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Date: 4/27/19 8:30 am
From: Jane Moosbruker <jamoos...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird
I had one at the feeder in Acton on Thursday!


Jane Moosbruker, Ph.D.
<Jamoos...>


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Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:53 AM
To: <massbird...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird

I put the Hummingbird feeder out on Thursday. Friday morning a male Ruby
Throated Hummingbird showed up!!! That is the earliest we have had one in
our yard!!!

Ted McElligott
Lynn


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Date: 4/27/19 7:46 am
From: Mike Maurer <treeswallow5...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Black vultures in Marion

Think I sent first email to wrong address... Had two black vultures soaring over town beach at approx 10:20... Drift toward Rt 6

Mike Maurer
Sent from my iPhone

 

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Date: 4/27/19 7:32 am
From: Mike Maurer <treeswallow5...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Black vultures
Two soaring over Marion town beach

Mike Maurer

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/27/19 6:59 am
From: John <john.mcelligott3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird
I put the Hummingbird feeder out on Thursday. Friday morning a male Ruby Throated Hummingbird showed up!!! That is the earliest we have had one in our yard!!!

Ted McElligott
Lynn

 

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Date: 4/27/19 6:53 am
From: Steve Arena <pokedaddy151...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Race Point 4/26/19 - Manx Shearwaters
Hi Massbirders

I spent the afternoon yesterday at Race Point and wanted to share my
sightings - specifically Manx Shearwater.

Mid afternoon, in three fast moving flocks of 63, 339, and 29, Manx
Shearwater were streaming by very quickly out past the rips. They were not
even remotely dallying but were clearly migrating. I have never
experienced anything like this before. To be clear, these weren't flopping
around in the surf. They were out past the rips and required a scope. If
you blinked, you missed them.

Steve
Westboro

Race Point, Barnstable, Massachusetts, US
Apr 26, 2019 12:37 PM - 4:31 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.0 mile(s)
Comments: Low tide 1125 therefore rising.
Wind ESE 15-20 with higher gusts.
Good except when it rained

Manx Shearwater movement was surreal.
23 species


- Canada Goose 2
- Common Eider 16
- White-winged Scoter (North American) 12
- Black Scoter 4
- Oldsquaw 7 3 drakes; 4 hens
- Red-breasted Merganser 1200 Estimate by 50's. distributed across
Race Point Beach, huge flocks the length of Race Point South. Feeding
nearshore with the gulls.
- Red-necked Grebe 2 One bird approaching alternate plumage
- Piping Plover 11
- Sanderling 15
- Parasitic Jaeger 3 All at/near adult. 1 @ 1400 dynamically
soaring with the Manx; 1 inshore harassing the gulls @ 1515 pics; 1 @
1545 coming in from the east tacking westward
- Bonaparte's Gull 425 RPS on rising tide
- Laughing Gull 434 One flock of 156 RPS. Second flock of 178
RPS. Estimate by 5's along RPB to the Cove 100. Included 4 2cy.
- Ring-billed Gull 15
- Herring Gull (American) 50
- Iceland Gull (kumlieni) 25 Min. Mostly first cycle. several
adults including one that was most probably thayeri.
- Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 2 adult, 1 2cy
- Great Black-backed Gull 175
- Red-throated Loon 85 All loons were flying SE into the wind.
- Common Loon 45 All loons were flying SE into the wind.
- Manx Shearwater 434 * Migrating. Amazing. @1305 while scanning
west to east from the mid way point between RPB and the Cove, an extremely
fast moving flock (63) was dynamically soaring east to west out past the
rips. I kept my scope in one spot and then at 1325, 339 repeated the
first flock, again @ 1325, 29 zipped through. An additional 3 were within
the rips feeding with the gulls and some even sat with them. I had not
expected this. The past few years, I have spent time staring at the ocean
along RPS counting migrating jaegers. I had never expected to witness
this. The conditions were ideal. Strong ESE winds (15-20 with higher
gusts), and the soup lifting.
- Northern Gannet 300
- Double-crested Cormorant 450
- American Kestrel 1 ad female



Steve
-------------------------------------------------
Westborough, Massachusetts

Email: <pokedaddy151...> Photos: Steve Arena's Photos
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/pokedaddy/>

 

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Date: 4/27/19 6:38 am
From: Constance Lapite <peteorconstance...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little Blue Herons Magnolia
Two were feeding in the marsh behind White and Black beaches around 8:30 am. The blues were terrific in this low light.

Constance Lapite
Beverly, MA
 

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Date: 4/27/19 12:11 am
From: John <john.mcelligott3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird
I put the Hummingbird feeder out on Thursday. Friday morning a male Ruby Throated Hummingbird showed up!!! That is the earliest we have had one in our yard!!!

Ted McElligott
Lynn

 

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Date: 4/26/19 5:48 pm
From: GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Sunday's trip to Wompatuck-early bird(er)s start
I should have also mentioned I will be birding a different area and will not be at the main entrance at 5:00. You will need to contact me for a meeting place.


Thank you.


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA

> On April 26, 2019 at 8:27 PM GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...> wrote:
>
>
> I am co-leading the Brookline Bird Club trip to Wompatuck on Sunday 4/28. We are meeting at the main entrance at 6:30. The gate will be closed (unless there is some event) until 7:30. We will be walking the trails from the main parking area before the gate opens.
>
>
> If you would like to begin earlier I will be going earlier than that start time. This means meeting at 5:00.
>
>
> If you would like to join me please contact me before 7:00 p.m. Saturday..
>
>
> Glenn
>
>
> Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
>




 

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Date: 4/26/19 5:34 pm
From: GLENN D'ENTREMONT <gdentremont1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Sunday's trip to Wompatuck-early bird(er)s start
I am co-leading the Brookline Bird Club trip to Wompatuck on Sunday 4/28. We are meeting at the main entrance at 6:30. The gate will be closed (unless there is some event) until 7:30. We will be walking the trails from the main parking area before the gate opens.


If you would like to begin earlier I will be going earlier than that start time. This means meeting at 5:00.


If you would like to join me please contact me before 7:00 p.m. Saturday..


Glenn


Glenn d'Entremont: <gdentremont1...> Stoughton, MA
 

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Date: 4/26/19 3:06 pm
From: Marie Corcoran <mariecork...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Orchard oriole

Hello all,

Beautiful Orchard Oriole at my grape jelly here in East Dennis on the Cape.

Marie Corcoran
Sea St.
East Dennis, MA.
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Date: 4/26/19 2:31 pm
From: Robert Packard <packardr90...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Ruddy Ducks-Ashfield
Two on Ashfield Lake this afternoon.
Bob Packard
Riverside,CA

Sent from my iPhone
 

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Date: 4/26/19 2:23 pm
From: Cynthia Berkowitz <cynthberk...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Saw one on my bird feeder in Chestnut Hill this morning.

 

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Date: 4/26/19 1:41 pm
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] No little Egret
Hi Folks,

Chris Leuchtenburg and I took a run to Plum today. Two species of egrets
but no Little Egret for us.

Pete Gilmore
Newton
<petegilmore79...>

 

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Date: 4/26/19 12:16 pm
From: Jim Berry <jim.berry3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Apr 26, 2019
Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
Apr 26, 2019 8:35 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
6.5 mile(s)
Comments: The little egret was a one-day wonder, at least as of the
day after. There were almost no snowies on the island this morning, so
seeing the little egret was too much to hope for. But I hope it is
still around. Meanwhile, the wind and drizzle meant that I had the
refuge almost to myself, so I birded it to Lot 7 and found several new
arrivals (for me, anyway).
40 species (+1 other taxon)

Canada Goose 19
Mute Swan 6 3 scattered pairs
Gadwall 8
Mallard 11
American Black Duck 65
Mallard x American Black Duck (hybrid) 1
Bufflehead 4 Bill Forward Pool (BFP)
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Wild Turkey 7 2 toms with 2 hens and 3 isolated hens
Mourning Dove 3
Killdeer 2
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Willet (Eastern) 1 (Marshall Iliff and Ryan Dougherty said they
saw/heard a couple pairs near the gate, but I didn't hear any there.)
Herring Gull 25
Great Black-backed Gull 1
Double-crested Cormorant 13 all adults
Great Egret 15
Snowy Egret 1 They didn't show up this morning.
Turkey Vulture 1
Osprey 4 birds on all 3 platforms
Northern Harrier 1 adult female
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1 female at s-curves
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Blue Jay 4
Purple Martin 2 One pair holed up in their gourd. I don't envy
them with this weather.
Tree Swallow 260 rough estimate of flying birds, most over BFP
Barn Swallow 20 estimate of birds flying with TRES
American Robin 4
Brown Thrasher 1 Male singing from tree in North Pool field
Northern Mockingbird 1
Purple Finch 4 2 singing, 2 calling
American Goldfinch 2
Field Sparrow 1 Singing at s-curves
Song Sparrow 11
Eastern Towhee 21
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Brown-headed Cowbird 6
Common Grackle 14
Palm Warbler (Yellow) 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle) 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55434464

--
Jim Berry Ipswich, Mass. <jim.berry3...>

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Date: 4/26/19 10:02 am
From: John <john.mcelligott3...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] FOY Hummingbird
I put the Hummingbird feeder out yesterday. Today had a male Ruby Throated show up!!!

Ted McElligott
Lynn

 

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Date: 4/25/19 7:05 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Plum Island MA (25 Apr 2019) 37 Raptors

for <massbird...>; Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:45:24 -0800 (AKDT)
Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2019 16:45:24 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Plum Island MA (25 Apr 2019) 37 Raptors


Plum Island MA
Newburyport, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 25, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 28 28
Osprey 1 9 9
Bald Eagle 0 1 1
Northern Harrier 5 127 131
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 24 24
Cooper's Hawk 1 10 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 301 306
Merlin 6 39 39
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 37 554 566
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Brian Rusnica

Observers: Tom Graham

Visitors:
Doug Chickering, Sue McGrath


Weather:
Brisk with scattered clouds. Weak variable winds; NW switching to SE,
then mid morning strengthening
Raptor Observations:
NH still coming, SS starting to build

Local raptors: TV 10, OS 6, RT 4

Non-raptor Observations:
38 species

Highlights: 380 Double Crested Cormorants, 375 Tree Swallows, FOY Brown
Thrasher, 2 Fish Crows, 6 Purple Martins

Predictions:
Numorous showers, SE winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>)
Plum Island MA information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=115

 

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Date: 4/25/19 5:13 pm
From: Richard Messer <pi_birder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Chimney Swifts
Hello,Chimney Swifts arrived in Lawrence today.Best Birding!Richard Messer See My Pictures At:http://www.flickr.com/photos/pi_birder/
 

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Date: 4/25/19 3:02 pm
From: linda pivacek <lpivacek...>
Subject: Re: [MASSBIRD] Little Egret south of Lot 3 pans PRNWR
congrats on this ID ladies!!!
not an easy one.
Linda


Linda Pivacek, Nahant


> On April 25, 2019 at 9:47 AM Marjorie <marjwtsn...> mailto:<marjwtsn...> > wrote:
>
>
> Found by Andrea Bean and me with Snowy Egrets. 2 very long plumes.
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>

 

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Date: 4/25/19 11:31 am
From: Shilo McDonald <shilocm...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Tree + Barn Swallows, Marblehead Neck
Around 11 AM today, I photographed 3 Tree Swallows and 2 Barn Swallows at the Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. I was standing on Vireo Loop, facing the Private Wetlands.
Also photographed while there, a Great Egret in the Audubon Pond.
Mr. Shilo McDonaldLynn, MAShiloCM at Yahoo dot com
 

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Date: 4/25/19 11:31 am
From: Linda <tattler1...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little Egret still present 2:22 pm
Just south of main pannes on Plum Island. Currently it is by itself - 2 Snowy Egrets have moved a bit further south.

Linda

Sent from my iPhone

Linda Ferraresso
Salem, MA
<Tattler1...>

 

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Date: 4/25/19 9:53 am
From: Kat Birder <katbirder...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit- Weekly species census-- Apr 25, 2019
Great Meadows NWR--Concord Unit
Apr 25, 2019
6:45 AM
Traveling
2.50 miles
220 Minutes
All birds reported? Yes
Comments: Weekly species census for the NWR. Sunny with a few clouds 40-57F.
Submitted from eBird for iOS, version 1.9.0 Build 9

32 Canada Goose -- Occ nest
3 Mute Swan
9 Wood Duck
6 Mallard
1 American Black Duck
2 Hooded Merganser -- Visiting poss nest site
5 Mourning Dove
3 Virginia Rail
1 Killdeer
3 Great Blue Heron
1 Turkey Vulture
1 Northern Harrier
4 Red-bellied Woodpecker
5 Downy Woodpecker (Eastern)
3 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Warbling Vireo
1 Blue Jay
16 American Crow
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow -- A bit degraggled; missing some tail
feathers
12 Tree Swallow
4 Barn Swallow
12 Black-capped Chickadee
13 Tufted Titmouse
3 White-breasted Nuthatch (Eastern)
1 Brown Creeper
1 Marsh Wren -- Nest building
5 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
12 American Robin
13 American Goldfinch
2 Chipping Sparrow
18 Song Sparrow
7 Swamp Sparrow
100 Red-winged Blackbird
3 Brown-headed Cowbird
100 Common Grackle
1 Palm Warbler
3 Pine Warbler
8 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
5 Northern Cardinal
2 House Sparrow

Number of Taxa: 41

Kathy Dia for the Great Meadows Survey Team
Concord, MA

 

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Date: 4/25/19 8:44 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little egret update
Just talked with Sue McGrath at 11:30 who confirmed that the Little egret is still present at PRNWR, just south of the main pans, parking lot #3.

Barrett S Bacall

Steve Grinley
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift
194 Route 1, Newburyport, MA 01950
<Birdwsg...>
978-462-0775
www.birdwatcherssupplyandgifts.com
 

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Date: 4/25/19 8:27 am
From: Maurice Gilmore <petegilmore79...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Northern Waterthrush, Newton
Hi Folks,

Now, 11:15, waterthrush singing in wet area at Beacon St. entrance to
Cold Spring Park, right from the bridge as you enter.

Pete Gilmore
Newton
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Date: 4/25/19 8:12 am
From: John Kamerud <jqkamerud...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Black-throated blue
Decided to do some birding before work this morning, at Al Rettelle Reservation in Andover. I was walking along the Loop Trail where it parallels the Merrimack River, seeing nothing but the usual suspects, when I heard an unfamiliar call. Couldn't see the bird at first, so I pished a bit. I was treated by the sight of a male Black-throated Blue Warbler, flitting among the branches in plain view. Black face, blue back, white underside and small bright white patch on the wings. I haven't seen one for several years, and never this early. In fact, I'm wondering if this could be an early record for Massachusetts or at least Essex County.

The only other FOY for me was a singing Carolina Wren.

John Kamerud
Windham NH

 

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Date: 4/25/19 6:57 am
From: Marjorie <marjwtsn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Fwd: Little Egret south of Lot 3 pans PRNWR
Forgot to sign
Marjorie Watson

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From: Marjorie <marjwtsn...><mailto:<marjwtsn...>>
Date: April 25, 2019 at 9:47:16 AM EDT
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Subject: Little Egret south of Lot 3 pans PRNWR

Found by Andrea Bean and me with Snowy Egrets. 2 very long plumes.

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Date: 4/25/19 6:55 am
From: Marjorie <marjwtsn...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Little Egret south of Lot 3 pans PRNWR
Found by Andrea Bean and me with Snowy Egrets. 2 very long plumes.

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