Recent bird sightings in Western Mass. (as of Aug. 13) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.
Among the birds found in meadows of Northampton were 33 killdeer, 220 tree swallows, 20 bank swallows, 35 barn swallows, 16 savannah sparrows, two indigo buntings, and 72 bobolinks. Another 42 bank swallows, 12 turkey vultures, and a red-shouldered hawk were found in Hadley.
Meanwhile, 64 wood ducks, eight green herons, 34 killdeer, and a Louisiana waterthrush were reported in Belchertown. And 16 common mergansers, a spotted sandpiper, 12 eastern wood-pewees, two yellow-throated vireos, a red-breasted nuthatch, and 12 eastern towhees were seen in Quabbin Park at the Quabbin Reservoir.
Eight great egrets were found in Deerfield, one was in Hinsdale and one in Belchertown.
Two least sandpipers, three solitary sandpipers, and a yellow-billed cuckoo were also seen at Quabbin Park.
A northern harrier, nine semipalmated plovers, a greater yellowlegs and two least sandpipers were also found in the meadows of Northampton.
A northern goshawk was reported in Windsor and a least sandpiper and black-billed cuckoo were seen in Belchertown.
to report sightings, call the Massachusetts
Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org.