Massachusetts Bird Sightings — Friday, June 25, 2021
Western MA: Interesting reports from Hampden County included 2 Dickcissels and 2 Least Bitterns in Southwick, and 3 Hooded Warblers near Mount Tekoa in Montgomery. In Hampshire County there were sightings of a Blue Grosbeak at the Honey Pot in Hadley, an Acadian Flycatcher in Williamstown, and a Sandhill Crane in Worthington. Berkshire County hosted a Clay-colored Sparrow at the Moran Wildlife Area in Windsor, a Least Bittern in Richmond, and a Hooded Warbler in New Marlborough.
Central MA: Worcester County sightings featured 8 out-of-season Ring-necked Ducks at the Eagle Reserve in Royalston, 2 Black Vultures in Uxbridge, and 4 Sandhill Cranes in Hardwick. An Alder Flycatcher and an out-of-season Dark-eyed Junco were seen in Westborough.
Metro West: A Common Loon was observed at Walden Pond in Concord, while an Acadian Flycatcher and 4 Winter Wrens were seen at Noanet Woods in Dover.
North Shore: Luminaries this week included the continued presence of a summering Horned Grebe at a private beach off Ocean Avenue in Marblehead, a Caspian Tern in Manchester, 2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons in Newburyport, and a King Rail near the Plum Island Bridge in Newburyport.
Boston: Highlights included a Mississippi Kite at the Arnold Arboretum and a Sandhill Crane at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.
Metro South: Norfolk County continues to host at least 3 Piping Plovers at Wollaston Beach. An Acadian Flycatcher is continuing on the Skyline Trail in the Blue Hills Reservation in Quincy.
South East: Interesting reports from Plymouth County were headlined by a Western Kingbird at Plymouth Airport, a Clapper Rail at Duxbury Beach, 2 Sandhill Cranes and 2 Orchard Orioles at Burrage Pond Wildlife Area in Hanson, a Great Cormorant at Plymouth Beach, and an American Bittern at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary in Plymouth. In Bristol County and the South Coast there was a Horned Grebe, a Parasitic Jaeger, and a Black Tern at Gooseberry Neck in Westport, and 2 Sandhill Cranes, an Alder Flycatcher, and 2 Winter Wrens at the Hockomock Wildlife Management Area.
Cape Cod: Highlights included 11 late-moving Broad-winged Hawks at Provincetown in addition to 2 Little Gulls and a Sandwich Tern at Race Point, a Caspian Tern in Orleans, calling Chuck-will’s-widows in Buzzards Bay and North Falmouth, and 2 Blue Grosbeaks at the Crane Wildlife Management Area in Falmouth.
Islands: Interesting discoveries from Nantucket included a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, a calling Chuck-will’s-widow, and a Black-necked Stilt in Nantucket Harbor. On Martha’s Vineyard a White-eyed Vireo continues to be reported.