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Bird sightings

Recent sightings from the Massachusetts Audubon Society:

Chappaquiddick: A report from last week included a buff-breasted sandpiper, four whimbrels, two horned larks, four American oystercatchers, and three western willets.

Marshfield: Birds reported from the Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary included 14 wood ducks, two green herons, a red-shouldered hawk, two pectoral sandpipers, and two short-billed dowitchers.

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Westport: At Gooseberry Neck, migrants tallied Friday morning included 173 double-crested cormorants, seven least terns, a Bonaparte’s gull, an American golden plover, five barn swallows, two eastern kingbirds, four veeries, 15 yellow warblers, six prairie warblers, and nine waterthrushes.

Plum Island: Reports last week included two Caspian terns and a common nighthawk. On the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, there was a horned grebe, a black guillemot, four stilt sandpipers, a Hudsonian godwit, and a Forster’s tern.

Ipswich: In the field complex within Argilla, Northgate, and Essex roads, birders reported nine blue-winged and 27 green-winged teal, four little blue herons, approximately 100 semipalmated plovers, 31 killdeer, three spotted sandpipers, two greater and six lesser yellowlegs, approximately 150 semipalmated sandpipers, two white-rumped sandpipers, two pectoral sandpipers, three stilt sandpipers, 56 short-billed dowitchers, a Wilson’s phalarope, and a peregrine falcon.

Essex: At Conomo Point there were 70-plus snowy egrets, 60-plus common terns, and at least 100 double-crested cormorants.

Central Worcester County: A survey of the Ware River Watershed area tallied eight wood ducks; a red-shouldered hawk; a broad-winged hawk; six solitary sandpipers; a Wilson’s snipe; four ruby-throated hummingbirds; 11 eastern wood-pewees; two alder flycatchers; 15 eastern phoebes; an eastern kingbird; one yellow-throated, one warbling, and 62 red-eyed vireos; 19 red-breasted nuthatches; two brown creepers; 11 hermit thrushes; 12 species of warblers, including one Tennessee, one Nashville, five chestnut-sided, and 17 pine; 35 eastern towhees; two rosebreasted grosbeaks; and 875 common grackles .

Miscellaneous: Reports included an olive-sided flycatcher at Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, marbled godwits in Essex Bay and Revere, and three Sabine’s gulls found on southeast Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.

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