Bird sightings

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society:

Outstanding reports last week included the continued presence of a Ross’s goose in the Carson Beach/Moakley Park area in South Boston and another one in Nantucket; five greater white-fronted geese on a field across from Short Beach, and later at the Nahant Golf Course; a Townsend’s solitaire in Demarest Lloyd State Park in South Dartmouth; and a continuing summer tanager at a feeder in Plymouth.

Plum Island: Reports from Parker River National Wildlife Refuge included 50 black scoters, two red-necked grebes, two razorbills, three bald eagles, a rough-legged hawk, a snowy owl, two common ravens, two hermit thrushes, and 11 snow buntings.

Lowell: On the Merrimack River near the Tsongas Arena were a Barrow’s goldeneye, 13 Iceland gulls, a lesser black-backed gull, and three glaucous gulls.


Miscellaneous: Reports included 17 harlequin ducks at Manomet Point; single Barrow’s goldeneyes in Somerset and New Bedford; a Pacific loon and a thick-billed murre at Andrews Point in Rockport; two rough-legged hawks at the Cumberland Farms fields in Middleborough and two more at Dunback Meadow in Lexington; three snowy owls in Squantum, and single snowy owls in West Gloucester and Bass Rocks in Gloucester; a short-eared owl at Allens Pond in South Dartmouth; and an orange-crowned warbler in Ipswich.

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