Bird sightings

A snowy owl, like the one above, was spied on Cuttyhunk.
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A snowy owl, like the one above, was spied on Cuttyhunk.

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Bridgewater: The Northern lapwing that had been frequenting a field on Summer Street near Bridgewater Correctional Complex was still present Friday.

Nantucket: Two Northern lapwings continued to be seen at Hummock Pond. Other recent reports included two Eurasian wigeons, an unidentified Selasphorus hummingbird, a Western kingbird, and a Northern shrike.

Chatham: A little egret that had been frequenting Cape Cod during the past several weeks was sighted on Wednesday at Bucks Creek, where an American oystercatcher was also ­observed.


Rockport: A seawatch at ­Andrew’s Point on Thursday produced 228 Harlequin ducks, 11 Northern fulmars, 240 Northern gannets, 465 black-legged kittiwakes, seven pomarine jaegers, 43 dovekies, 66 common murres, two thick-billed murres, 680 razorbills, 12 black guillemots, and three ­Atlantic puffins. At Pebble Beach, two American pipits were observed.

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Newburyport: At the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, a great egret, two rough-legged hawks, a peregrine falcon, and 20 white-winged crossbills. At Salisbury Beach Reservation, 89 white-winged crossbills.

Wilmington: There were ­reports of two Iceland gulls and a glaucous gull on Silver Lake. In the vicinity of the Wilmington Industrial Park, 18 pine grosbeaks, 35 common redpolls, and a hoary redpoll .

Miscellaneous reports: Two snow geese in Essex; a greater white-fronted goose on the ­athletic fields of the Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School; a Eurasian green-winged teal at the Newton City Hall pond; 325 ring-necked ducks and 105 ruddy ducks at Kenoza Lake in Haverhill; five redheads and 100 hooded mergansers at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir; a late osprey in ­Acton; a snowy owl at Cuttyhunk; a Nashville warbler and a yellow-breasted chat in the Fenway Victory Gardens; and a mixed flock of red- and white-winged crossbills in the pines near the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester.

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