Eastern Massachusetts Bird Sightings — Friday, June 4, 2021
Cape Cod: Sightings this week featured some interesting seabirds at Race Point in Provincetown including small numbers of seabirds that were highlighted by several Northern Fulmars, a Red Phalarope, 2 Long-tailed Jaegers, 3 Little Gulls, and a Sabine’s Gull. Most outstanding was the brief appearance of a White-winged Tern that was well observed by a handful of observers on Memorial Day. Elsewhere on the Cape a Chuck-wills-widow continues to be heard calling in North Falmouth, and a Blue Grosbeak is also being regularly observed at the Crane Wildlife Area in Falmouth.
South of Boston: Notables were 3 Sandhill Cranes at Burrage Pond Wildlife Area in Hanson, an Acadian Flycatcher at Manomet, and a Vesper Sparrow at Plymouth Airport.
Greater Boston: Highlights included 10 Glossy Ibis and a Purple Martin at Great Meadows Refuge in Concord, a Lincoln’s Sparrow at Danehy Park in Cambridge, and an Olive-sided Flycatcher and a Mourning Warbler in Brookline. Another Olive-sided Flycatcher was also sighted at Franklin Park.
North Shore: There were reports of a King Eider, a Clapper Rail, a Little Gull, and an Iceland Gull at Plum Island, and 4 Red Phalaropes, 2 Common Murres, and 5 Atlantic Puffins at Andrews Point in Rockport.
Western MA: Highlights included a Hooded Warbler in New Marlboro, a Least Bittern in Richmond, 2 Dickcissels and a Blue Grosbeak in Southwick, a Brewster’s Warbler at the Sweet Alice Reserve in Amherst, and a continuing Acadian Flycatcher at gate 8 at Quabbin Reservoir. At the Bolton Flats in Bolton shorebirds observed included both Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, several Semiplamated Plovers, a Wilson’s Phalarope, 6 Short-billed Dowitchers, and both Least and Semipalmated Sandpipers.