Massachusetts Bird Sightings — Friday, July 9, 2021
Western MA: A Short-billed Dowitcher was seen at Great Barrington, an Acadian Flycatcher at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, and a Least Bittern in Richmond. Another Least Bittern was recorded in Deerfield, and at the Honey Pot in Hadley 2 Blue Grosbeaks continue to be reported, as do Acadian Flycatchers in Williamsburg and at gate 8 at Quabbin Reservoir in Pelham. Also still present were 2 Dickcissels and a Blue Grosbeak at the Southwick Wildlife Area in Southwick.
Central MA: Reports were highlighted by 4 Sandhill Cranes in Hardwick, a group of 15 Black Vultures in Millbury, and a tally of 6 Eastern Meadowlarks near gate 36 at the Wachusett Reservoir in Clinton.
Metro West: At Great Meadows Refuge in Concord both American and Least Bitterns were recorded, as well as an Alder Flycatcher, and in West Concord 4 Glossy Ibis were tallied.
North Shore: Highlights included a Common Murre at Andrews Point in Rockport, a continuing Horned Grebe in Marblehead, and at Plum Island 5 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, a King Rail, a Royal Tern, a Black Tern, and a Black Skimmer.
Boston: 25 Wilson’s Storm-Petrels and a Black Skimmer were observed in Boston Harbor near the Boston Harbor Islands, and 2 Red-shouldered Hawks were noted at the Arnold Arboretum. On the beach in Quincy, near Quincy Shore Drive, 2 Piping Plovers were seen.
South East: There were 3 Sandhill Cranes at the Burrage Pond Wildlife Area in Hanson, a Red-throated Loon and a Clapper Rail at Ellisville Harbor in Plymouth, a Worm-eating Warbler at Wompatuck State Park in Hingham, and a Black Skimmer in Marion.
Cape Cod: The Cape continued to include sightings of a wandering Swallow-tailed Kite in Woods Hole and Mashpee, 2 Blue Grosbeaks at the Crane Wildlife Area in Falmouth, as many as 5 Black Skimmers in the Cotuit and Sampson’s Island area, 6 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons at Hallets Pond in Yarmouth Port, a Royal Tern in Chatham, and as many as 3 Worm-eating Warblers in the Falmouth Town Forest. Seabirds at Race Point in Provincetown featured 3 Common Murres, 5 Atlantic Puffins, and a continuing Little Gull.
Islands: On Nantucket there was a Merlin, a Royal Tern, and 6 Common Ravens.