Bird Sightings

Recent sightings as reported to the Mass. Audubon Society:

Some of the recent spring migrants reported in this week were: double-crested cormorant, great egret, snowy egret, little blue heron, glossy ibis, piping plover, American oystercatcher, greater yellowlegs, pectoral sandpiper, laughing gull, purple martin, barn swallow, ruby-crowned kinglet, and yellow-rumped warbler.

Topsfield: At the Topsfield Fairgrounds, 50 green-winged teal and another pectoral sandpiper.

Ipswich: Two great egrets, 14 snowy egrets, 11 glossy ibises, and a black vulture. Another black vulture was reported from Gloucester.


Revere: At Revere Beach, a manx shearwater, a piping plover, and 11 ruddy turnstones.

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Lancaster: At Bolton Flats Wildlife Management Area, a blue-winged teal, two greater yellowlegs, and 11 Wilson’s snipes. At Dexter Drumlin, a sandhill crane was observed among a flock of Canada geese.

Cape Cod: Inside the Cape Cod Canal near the fish pier at Scusset Beach, a drake king eider continues to associate with a large flock of common eiders, and a yellow-crowned night-heron also continues to be observed in the vicinity of the pier’s parking lot.

Nantucket: Three Eurasian wigeons and two Barrow’s goldeneyes continue to be observed.

Miscellaneous: A Northern shoveler and a purple martin at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord; two bald eagles soaring over the Fenway Victory Garden; a laughing gull, an Iceland gull, and a lesser black-backed gull in Plymouth; a glaucous gull in Middleborough; a Northern rough-winged swallow in West Roxbury; the continued presence of a blue grosbeak in Merrimac; and six red crossbills and six pine siskins at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon.

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