Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings

The mild weather late in the week ushered in several Red-shouldered Hawks, a number of Killdeer and American Woodcocks, an early Tree Swallow, several migrant flocks of Snow Buntings, small flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles, and several Purple Finches. Read more >

In spite of the recent alternation between snowy weather and more mild days in between recently, increasingly signs of spring are beginning to appear. Read more >

Mild weather before the snow storm this week produced reports of the first calling American Woodcocks with three in Dighton and another in Marshfield. Read more >

Reports from the Parker River Refuge on Plum Island included 15 Gadwalls, 50 Northern Pintails, 2 Bald Eagles, a Rough-legged Hawk, a very late Semipalmated Plover, a Snowy Owl, a Barred Owl, a Short-eared Owl, a Northern Saw-whet Owl, 2 Peregrine Falcons, and a Northern Shrike. Read more >

The storm this week with its heavy onshore winds blew small numbers of Dovekies onshore and even inland in a few places. In addition, several Thick-billed Murres were similarly displaced. Read more >