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Bird sightings

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts ­Audubon Society:

Northern lapwings are still making headline news. Two lapwings continue to be seen at Hummock Pond at Nantucket, another individual is still frequenting farm fields along Summer Street in Bridgewater, and yet another was found at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth. Also seen at Allens Pond this week were a white ibis, six white-rumped sandpipers, two Forster’s terns, as many as 55 cave swallows, and 100 American pipits.

Plum Island: At the Parker River Refuge, a bald eagle, a black-headed gull, a red-headed woodpecker, and two cave swallows.

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Salisbury: At Salisbury Beach Reservation, 25 red crossbills, 150 white-winged crossbills, a hoary redpoll, and 25 common redpolls.

Middleborough: At the Cumberland Farms fields, 37 killdeer, four dunlin, five Wilson’s snipes, 160 American pipits, 350 red-winged blackbirds, and 750 brown-headed cowbirds.

Bridgewater: 37 killdeer, 100 American pipits, and six palm warblers.

Bolton: At the Bolton Flats, a white-rumped sandpiper, a pectoral sandpiper, six Wilson’s snipes, and a Lapland longspur.

Miscellaneous: The continued presence of a Ross’ goose at Wolomolopaug Pond in Sharon; a cackling goose on the School Street fields in Acton; an Iceland gull on the Charles River in Waltham; a Northern shrike at Cherry Hill Reservoir in West Newbury; a mountain bluebird at Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester as recently as Tuesday; a grasshopper sparrow in Concord; and a mixed flock of red- and white-winged crossbills at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain.

For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org.
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