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Bird sightings

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts ­Audubon Society:

Concord: An obliging LeConte’s sparrow discovered feeding along the roadside on Shadyside Avenue near Kaveski Farm in Concord Tuesday was still present Friday, as were a northern shrike and a white-crowned sparrow.

Newburyport: Three snow geese, a king eider (possibly the same bird observed on Plum Island), five bald eagles, a glaucous gull, and 10 pine grosbeaks were spotted in the fruit trees along Opportunity Way.

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Plum Island: Reports from the Parker River Refuge this week included a king eider on the ocean off parking lot 1, an American bittern, and a northern shrike.

Gloucester: A king eider and a common murre were reported in front of the Elks Hall on Atlantic Avenue, a glaucous gull at the Jodrey Fish Pier, and a peregrine falcon on the roof of city hall.

Miscellaneous: Six snow geese observed over Route 2 in Fitchburg; a merlin and 30 white-winged crossbills at Salisbury Beach Reservation; six great cormorants and a bald eagle at Mystic Lake in Medford; the continued presence of a gyrfalcon in the vicinity of the Honey Pot in Hadley; the continued presence of two northern lapwings at Nantucket; a ruby-crowned kinglet in Plainville; a hermit thrush at a feeder in Holliston; 4 Ipswich Savannah sparrows at Crane Beach in Ipswich; the continued presence of a blue grosbeak at a feeder in Merrimac; and 14 common redpolls in Medford. A few signs of early spring included the sighting of turkey vultures in Cambridge, Norfolk, Needham, and Shrewsbury, and territorial red-shouldered hawks and three purple finches in Hanson.

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