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    Bird sightings

    Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts ­Audubon Society:

    The three Northern lapwings wintering on Nantucket were seen again Friday. Two American oystercatchers were also reported from the island. Three pine grosbeaks continue on Opportunity Way in Newburyport. The blue grosbeak wintering at a feeding station in Merrimac was seen again Friday as well. Also present at the same location in Merrimac were two golden-crowned kinglets, a common redpoll, and a common raven.

    Bridgewater: A male yellow-headed blackbird in the corn fields on Elm Street, along with approximately 1,200 red-winged blackbirds, 500 common grackles, and 300 brown-headed cowbirds.

    Cape Cod: a Pacific loon, one glaucous and two Iceland gulls, a dovekie, two razorbills, three common murres, more than 20 Northern gannets, and two black-legged kittiwakes at Race Point; two dovekies in Province­town Harbor; an Iceland gull at Pilgrim Lake; more than 25 ruddy ducks, at least 15 American coots, and an Iceland gull at Herring Pond in Eastham; a Leach’s storm-petrel at Sandy Neck in Barnstable; seven redheads on Little Pond in Falmouth; and four harlequin ducks at the end of Town Neck Road in Sandwich.


    Cape Ann: at least one king eider, two brant, 40 harlequin ducks, six ruddy ducks and a canvasback at Niles Pond in Gloucester; 25 purple sandpipers at Bass Rocks off Atlantic Road; two Iceland gulls in Gloucester Harbor; and 18 horned larks and eight snow buntings at Good Harbor Beach.

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    Plum Island: at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, a barred owl, a great horned owl, a snowy owl, two bald eagles, and a rough-legged hawk.

    Easton: A hermit thrush and at least 25 Pine Siskins at a feeding station.

    Amesbury: A hermit thrush was spotted last week. Displaying American Woodcocks have been reported from Plum Island, Newbury, and Haverhill, and flocks of blackbirds have been reported throughout the area.

    Miscellaneous: a great horned owl in Haverhill; two bald eagles on Spy Pond in Arlington; a clay-colored sparrow at the Busa Farm area adjacent to Arlington Reservoir in East Lexington; three cackling geese in the fields off Scotland Road in Newbury and nearby in the Artichoke Reservoir in West Newbury; single glaucous gulls in Revere and Billerica; a lesser black-backed gull at Christopher Columbus Park in Boston’s North End; a redhead at Leverett Pond in Brookline; a white-crowned sparrow in Uxbridge; five rusty blackbirds at the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord; and a territorial pair of peregrine falcons in Brockton.

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