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Bird sightings

Among the highlights observed at various places during last weekend’s Cape Ann Birding Weekend event were a king eider near Salt Island in Gloucester; many harlequin ducks between Halibut and Andrews Point in Rockport; a bald eagle and two peregrine falcons in Gloucester; several Iceland gulls, a glaucous gull, and a razorbill at the Jodrey Fish Pier in Gloucester; and several dovekies, a common murre, and many razorbills at scattered locations in Rockport and Gloucester.

Gloucester:A boat out to Stellwagen Bank on Feb. 2 was highlighted by the sighting of 18 black-legged kittiwakes, seven Iceland gulls, four dovekies, a common murre, 79 razorbills, four black guillemots, and two Atlantic puffins.

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Plum Island: At Parker River Refuge, the continued presence of a Western grebe off of parking lot 1, two rough-legged hawks, five razorbills, and a Northern shrike.

Newburyport: On the lower Merrimac River, three snow geese, two lesser scaup, and seven bald eagles.

Westport: Five turkey vultures, five red-shouldered hawks, two killdeer, a short-eared owl, a winter wren, 10 hermit thrushes, and a pine warbler. At Gooseberry Neck, Atlantic puffin and four Ipswich Savannah sparrows were observed.

Sudbury: A barred owl, a pileated woodpecker, and a merlin.

West Acton: Two pine grosbeaks.

Middleborough: At the Cumberland Farms fields, a rough-legged hawk and a merlin; in West Bridgewater, an Eastern towhee.

Miscellaneous: Three canvasbacks in Plymouth Harbor; five great blue herons in Cambridge in the vicinity of the Alewife station; two bald eagles on lower Mystic Lake in Medford; the continued presence of a gyrfalcon in the vicinity of Aqua Vitae Road in Hadley; a snowy owl on North Beach in Chatham; and a Northern shrike in Littleton.

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.
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