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Bird Sightings

Despite the snowstorm last week, birders got out and made interesting sightings.

Salisbury: At the Salisbury Beach State Reservation there were reports of two bald eagles, a merlin, five yellow-rumped warblers, and a mixed flock containing 20 horned larks, 30 Lapland longspurs, and 20 snow buntings.

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Newburyport: Along the Merrimac River, between the Chain Bridge and the harbor, there were seven brant, a canvasback, seven bald eagles, a Wilson’s snipe, and two common ravens.

Plum Island: At the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, there were two snow geese, 90 Northern pintails, four bald eagles, two rough-legged hawks, 27 razorbills, at least four snowy owls, one or two Northern shrikes, 20 horned larks, and 250 snow buntings.

Gloucester: Two king eiders were seen off Bass Rocks along Atlantic Road, and at Eastern Point a Northern goshawk was observed.

Concord: There was a merlin, 60 snow buntings, and at least two white-crowned sparrows, and at nearby Laurence G. Hanscom Field in Bedford, a turkey vulture and a rusty blackbird were noted.

Duxbury: Reports from Duxbury Beach featured a glaucous gull, four snowy owls, a merlin, and 20 Lapland longspurs

Plymouth: At Plymouth Beach another or the same glaucous gull was reported along with three snowy owls.

Middleborough: At the Cumberland Farms fields, a rough-legged hawk was observed, and a snowy owl and a female yellow-headed blackbird continue to be reported in this area.

Miscellaneous: Reports this week included three turkey vultures, a hermit thrush, and two purple finches at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, and elsewhere in Jamaica Plain a yellow-bellied sapsucker and a fox sparrow were seen; a snowy owl in Marion and another snowy owl along with a short-eared owl in the South Field area of South Weymouth; a Northern shrike at Nahanton Park in Newton; and six rusty blackbirds on Nantucket.

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