Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings

Bitter cold temperatures and incredibly deep snow in many areas continued to keep many birds and birders under cover this week.  Feeder-watching may be the best way to enjoy this winter’s songbird bird populations right now, but where there is open freshwater, many waterfowl are currently gathering in large numbers where they afford nice looks at many species in their finest plumage of the year. Read More

Bitter cold weather and incredibly deep snow in many areas have seemingly kept both birds and birders under cover this week.  While such weather probably has relatively little impact on saltwater birds, freshwater species and many songbirds are likely to be significantly stressed by these conditions, and unfortunately some individuals may not survive this harsh weather.  Accordingly, observations of even the most common species and the way they are hopefully surviving are of interest, and for birders maintaining backyard bird feeders, feeder-watching may be the best way to enjoy this winter’s bird populations right now. Read More

The barrage of snowstorms hitting eastern Massachusetts continues to inhibit bird reports. Eastern Bluebirds are being driven into feeding stations, primarily feeding on sunflower kernels. Other feeder reports include Common Redpolls and Pine Siskins. Read More

Cold, snowy weather has apparently reduced the numbers of bird reports this week, but there are still some interesting birds being reported in eastern Massachusetts. Read More