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    Bird sightings across the region

    Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society:

    Boxford: At Crooked Pond, there were reports of breeding songbirds: two yellow-throated vireos, six blue-headed vireos, two winter wrens, and two hermit thrushes.

    Plum Island: At Parker River National Wildlife Refuge there was a brant, four least bitterns, a little blue heron, a glossy ibis, and five purple finches.

    Westport: At Gooseberry Neck, there was a king eider, several white-winged scoters and black scoters, 40 Cory’s shearwaters, two sooty shearwaters, a Manx shearwater, a Northern gannet, a pomarine jaeger, and a parasitic jaeger. An unidentified skua was also seen from the shore.

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