Bird sightings

Recent bird sightings as reported by the Massachusetts Audubon Society:

The Northern lapwing that has been frequenting a corn field behind the Bridgewater Correctional Complex on Summer Street was still present this week. On Nantucket, the two lapwings that have been along the shore of Hummock Pond were also still present this week.

Hyannis: At Kalmus Beach, a little egret was possibly observed and photographed in the marsh across from the entrance to the beach. Although identification has not been confirmed, photographs of the bird suggested this species. Birders are encouraged to relocate and photograph the bird further.

Newburyport: At the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at Plum Island, a Eurasian wigeon, four Northern shovelers, and a Western grebe on the ocean beach off parking lot number one; a rough-legged hawk; four greater yellowlegs; a barred owl; and the continued presence of small numbers of red- and white-winged crossbills.


Easton: An owling effort at Borderland State Park produced 23 Eastern screech-owls, three great horned owls, a barred owl, and two Northern saw-whet owls.

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West Roxbury: At Millennium Park, a merlin, a barred owl, a ruby-crowned kinglet, and a common yellowthroat.

Miscellaneous reports: Three snow geese in West Concord; four redheads at Hammond Pond in Brookline; a king eider and a Barrow’s goldeneye off Bass Rocks in Gloucester; 19 killdeer in Scituate; two barred owls on Boston Common; a common yellowthroat in Cambridge; a yellow-breasted chat at Mass. Audubon headquarters in Lincoln; two clay-colored sparrows at Busa Farm in Lexington; an Allen’s hummingbird at a feeder in the Pilot Hill area of Vineyard Havena; four Northern Shovelers in Groveland; a late great egret in West Gloucester; a lark sparrow at Rice Field on Emerald Street in Wrentham; and 11 pine grosbeaks in Royalston.

For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to