Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon
Rarities last week were headlined by a trumpeter swan that continues to be seen on Milford Pond in Milford along with a wood duck and a mew gull reported from Kings Beach in Lynn and Swampscott. Reports from Cape Ann included a common murre off of Bass Rocks and a thick-billed murre at the Jodrey Fish Pier. Evening grosbeaks continue to be seen in West Newbury, at Dunback Meadow in Lexington, and at the North River Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield. Red crossbills have been seen at Fresh Pond in Cambridge, Holyhood Cemetery in Newton, Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, and in abundance at the Myles Standish State Forest in Carver.
►Halifax: Twelve Northern harriers, a red-shouldered hawk, five rough-legged hawks, and four Eastern meadowlarks were seen at Cumberland Farms Fields
►Westport: Sightings from Gooseberry Neck included three harlequin ducks, 115 common goldeneyes, a black-bellied plover, a purple sandpiper, an Iceland gull, a snowy owl, and a yellow-rumped warbler.
►Nantucket: Two snow geese were observed off Bartlett Farm Road. Four Northern shovelers were spotted at Miacomet Pond. There was an American bittern near Coskata Pond, and one near Massasoit Pond. A brown thrasher was seen in Sesachacha, and a vesper sparrow was seen at the Sconset Water Tower
►Miscellaneous: A greater scaup was observed at North Point Park in Cambridge. In Acton, eight Northern pintails were spotted at the School Street fields in Acton. A Barrow’s goldeneye was seen off Coggeshall Street in New Bedford, and a rough-legged hawk was seen over I-495 in Taunton. There were four Eastern meadowlarks at the Cumberland Farm Fields in Halifax and a Bohemian waxwing off South Street in Plymouth. At the Lynnfield March, 13 rusty blackbirds were seen.For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call the Massachusetts Audubon Society at 781-259-8805 or go to www.mass-audubon.org.