Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings
The Common Ground-Dove discovered in the Waltham Street Fields property in Lexington a week ago has apparently not been seen since last Sunday, however the MacGillivray’s Warbler that has been present for two weeks in the Busa Farm/Lexington community gardens was still present as recently as Wednesday. Read More
Waterfowl numbers continue to build on local ponds and lakes, and along the coast the number of migrating Common Eiders, Long-tailed Ducks, Red-throated Loons, Horned Grebes, Northern Gannets is increasingly obvious, especially on days with north or northeast winds. Of even of greater interest is an apparent mini-invasion of Franklin’s Gulls from the Midwest and Great Lakes area. Several were seen along the Massachusetts coast today, and many more were recorded to the south of Massachusetts. Keep an eye out for Franklin’s Gulls this weekend among groups of Laughing Gulls and Bonaparte’s Gulls. Read More
Waterfowl numbers continue to increase on local ponds and lakes, and along the coast the numbers of migrating Common Eiders, Long-tailed Ducks, Red-throated Loons, Horned Grebes, Northern Gannets, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and Razorbills are also increasingly obvious on days with north or northeast winds. Read More
Coastal waterbird migration dominated much of the birding scene this week, and good numbers of freshwater ducks also appeared in substantial numbers on many local lakes and ponds.
Among the species recorded during a sea watch at Andrew’s Point in Rockport on Wednesday were 26 Harlequin Ducks, 1000 Black Scoters, 425 Long-tailed Ducks, 52 Red-throated Loons, a Pacific Loon, 107 Common Loons, 19 Red-necked Grebes, 5 Northern Fulmars, 347 Cory’s Shearwaters, 2850 Great Shearwaters, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 2060 Northern Gannets, 8 Pomarine Jaegers, 8 Parasitic Jaegers, 2 Dovekies, 113 Razorbills, and 77 Black-legged Kittiwakes. Read More