Friday, November 25, 2016

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - November 22, 2016

Wild Turkey by Phil Brown

Mill Pond, West Newbury:
Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Hooded Merganser

Haverhill Post Office, Haverhill:
Peregrine Falcon

Cottage Road, Newbury:
Pileated Woodpecker

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Harlequin Duck, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Snow Bunting, Great Blue Heron, American Black Duck, Ipswich Sparrow, House Finch, Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Horned Grebe, Bonaparte Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Black Guillemont, Red-breasted Merganser, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Shearwater species

Lake Attitash, Merrimac /Amesbury:
Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Common Merganser, Mallard, Mute Swan, American Coot, Bald Eagle

Daniel Boone Park, Ipswich:
Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, American Crow, Winter Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Pine Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, American Goldfinch

River Road, West Newbury:
Red-tailed Hawk, American Tree Sparrow, Mallard

Pease International Tradeport, Newington, NH:
Dickcissel, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, American Goldfinch

Argilla-Northgate-Essex Roads Field Complex, Ipswich:
Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Horned Lark, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Purple Finch, House Finch 

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Red-winged Blackbird, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, House Finch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco

Johnson's Pond, Groveland:
Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, American Black Duck,  Hooded Merganser, Tufted Duck, Pied-billed Grebe

Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir, West Newbury:
Pink-footed Goose, Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Scaup species, Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Great Blue Heron, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning Dove, Barred Owl, Northern Flicker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow, Blue Jay, Carolina Wren, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch

Furbush Road, Nahant:
Yellow-breasted Chat

Various Areas on Cape Ann:
Ring-necked Duck, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Mute Swan, American Black Duck, Mallard,  Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Wild Turkey, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Northern Gannet, Great Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret,  Cooper's Hawk, Merlin, American Coot, Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin, Bonaparte's Gull, Herring Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Mourning Dove, Rock Pigeon, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, White-eyed Vireo, American Crow, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Winter Wren, Carolina Wren, Gray Catbird, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Towhee, House Finch, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch

Scotland Road, Newburyport:
Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose

Loblolly Cove, Rockport:
Common Eider, Red-throated Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Cooper's Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Hermit Thrush, Carolina Wren, Northern Cardinal, Northern Mockingbird, American Pipit, European Starling, American Tree Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch, Red-winged Blackbird, Red Crossbill   

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, White-rumped Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Merlin, Dunlin, Black-bellied Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Snowy Owl, Short-eared Owl
Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, American Black Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Sanderling, Dunlin, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Merlin, Blue Jay, American Crow, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, Lapland Longspur, Snow Bunting, Savannah Sparrow 

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, Dark-eyed Junco, Blue Jay, American Crow, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, American Tree Sparrow, American Robin, White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, European Starling, Mallard, American Goldfinch, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - November 17, 2016

American Coot

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Northern Shrike, Short-eared Owl, Pacific Loon, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Ipswich Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, American Black Duck, Common Eider, Red-breasted Merganser,  Red-necked Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull, Rock Pigeon, Blue Jay, Horned Lark, Northern Mockingbird, Snow Bunting, American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, Black-capped Chickadee,  Mourning Dove, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Great Blue Heron  

Route 133, Ipswich:
Eastern Screech-Owl

Lake Attitash, Amesbury/Merrimac:
American Coot, Bald Eagle 

Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury:
Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Crow, European Starling, American Goldfinch

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose

Route 1, Rowley: 
Ring-necked Pheasant

Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury:
Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Snow Bunting

Chebacco Woods, Essex:
Wood Duck, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Mallard, American Black Duck, Great Blue Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Brown Creeper

Graf Road, Newburyport:
American Kestrel

Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir, West Newbury:
Cackling Goose, Canada Goose, Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Eastern Bluebird, Belted Kingfisher

Furbush Road, Nahant: 
Yellow-breasted Chat

Argilla-Northgate & Essex Roads Field Complex, Ipswich:
Greater White-fronted Goose, Horned Lark, Canada Goose, Northern Cardinal, White-throated Sparrow

Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Marblehead:
Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, Herring Gull, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Brown Thrasher, American Robin, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, House Finch, Northern Cardinal, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch 

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Fox Sparrow, 
American Tree Sparrow, Short-eared Owl, Great Horned Owl, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, American Wigeon, Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Pectoral Sandpiper

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Ring-necked Duck, Wild Turkey, Common Grackle, Carolina Wren

Various Areas on Cape Ann:
Brant, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, Common Eider, Harlequin Duck, Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Bufflehead, Northern Gannet, Common Loon, Great Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-tailed Hawk, Black Guillemot, Iceland Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon 

North Hampton State Beach, North Hampton, NH:
Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Grebe, Snow Bunting

Broad Street, Merrimac:
Swainson's Thrush, Pine Siskin, Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch 

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Downy Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, House Finch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Dark-eyed Junco, Wild Turkey
 
Maudslay State Park, Newburyport:
Belted Kingfisher

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield:
Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Mallard, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, American Tree Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch  

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
American Tree Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, American Crow, Northern Mockingbird, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-tailed Hawk, American Robin, Eastern Bluebird, European Starling, Blue Jay, Northern Harrier, Mallard, House Finch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Canada Goose, 
American Goldfinch, White-throated Sparrow, Tufted Titmouse, Downy Woodpecker

Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton, NH:
Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Common Loon, Northern Gannet, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Great Blue Heron, Horned Lark, Snow Bunting

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Dunlin, Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling, Herring Gull, Great-black backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Snowy Owl, King Eider, Scoter species, Snow Bunting

Parker River NW Refuge - Deer Culling on Wed., 12/7

White-tailed Deer by Nate Dubrow

Parker River NWR on Plum Island will be closed on December 7th for the annual culling of the deer herd.

Best wishes,
Sue

Friday, November 11, 2016

Newburyport Birders' Upcoming Programs

On the Wing in West Newbury

Date: Sunday, November 13
Time: 2:30 pm to sunset
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: The Park & Ride on Storey Ave. [Route 113], Newburyport - we'll carpool from there 

We'll be birding the the Artichoke Reservoir area and will focus on field marks. Dress in layers.


Thanksgiving Morning Walk at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury

Date: Thursday, November 24
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fee: 2 for $20
Meeting Location: At the end of Little's Lane in Newbury - look for the Newburyport Birders' A-Frame sign


We'll walk the agricultural fields in search of American Pipits, sparrows, hawks, Snow Buntings and Horned Larks. Directions: In Newbury Center, head south on Route 1A and continue through the only set of lights. Then take your first left onto Little's Lane. 



Look at Every Bird at Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir in West Newbury

Date: Friday, November 25
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: First parking area you encounter on Moulton Street in West Newbury - look for the Newburyport Birders' A-Frame sign 


The Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir is a perfect setting for waterfowl viewing. This public water source hosts Ruddy Duck & Ring-necked Duck, and both spend the fall here in the hundreds. Other species that can be seen here are Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Scaup, Bufflehead, the occasional Canvasback, Redhead and mergansers.



Sunset Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Date: Saturday, November 26
Time: 2:30 pm to sunset
Fee: $15 each
Meeting Location: The boat ramp parking lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

The campground area is a prime area for Horned Larks, Lapland Longspurs and Snow Buntings. The pines along the marsh edge often harbor owls and hawks. On Badger's Rocks at low tide, we usually see Harbor Seals hauled out.



Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Meeting Location: Boat Ramp Parking Lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Fee: $15. 


Join Sue for a birding program focused on the importance of the coastal habitats for birds. Salisbury Beach State Reservation is a fine birding destination.



Birding Along the Merrimack River

Date: Sunday, December 11
Time: 1:00 pm to sunset
Meeting Location: Cashman Park Boat Launch at Sally Synder Way which is off Merrimac Steet in Newburyport
Fee: $15.

Join Sue for a program focused on the importance of the Merrimack River for birds..

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - November 10, 2016

Pink-footed Goose

New Hampshire Seacoast:
White Wagtail, Western Grebe, Western Kingbird, Red-throated Loon, Ipswich Sparrow, Pectoral Sandpiper, Horned Lark, Snow Bunting, American Golden-Plover, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Prothonotary Warbler, Eastern Bluebird, Baltimore Oriole, Chipping Sparrow, Orange-crowned Warbler, American Golden-Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Purple Sandpiper

Eastern Point, Gloucester: 
Western Tanager

Gillis Bridge, Newburyport:
Peregrine Falcon

Argilla-Northgate-Essex Roads Field Complex, Ipswich:
Greater White-fronted Goose, Canada Goose, Blue Jay, Cooper's Hawk, Northern Cardinal, European Starling

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Facility, Exeter, NH:
Purple Finch, Common Redpoll

Route 133, Ipswich:
Eastern Screech-Owl  

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, American Black Duck x Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Lesser Scaup, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Bufflehead, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Rough-legged Hawk, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Sanderling, Dunlin, White-rumped Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Mourning 
Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee,  Red-breasted Nuthatch,  Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Snow Bunting, Yellow-rumped Warbler, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch

Nahant Beach, Nahant:
American Kestrel

Cherry Hill Reservoir, West Newbury:
Pink-footed Goose, Belted Kingfisher, Red-tailed Hawk, Swamp Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Canada Goose, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Ruddy Duck, Wild Turkey, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Mourning 
Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Bluebird, American Tree Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow  

Sunset Boulevard, Newbury:
White-rumped Sandpiper, Dunlin

Chandler Hovey Park, Marblehead:
Canada Goose, Common Eider, Common Loon, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Mourning Dove, Red-breasted Nuthatch,  Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling, Yelllow-throated Warbler, House Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Pike's Bridge Road, West Newbury:
Rusty Blackbird

Meadowbrook Pond, Amesbury:
Ring-necked Duck

Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury/Newburyport:
American Golden-Plover, Black-bellied Plover, Northern Harrier

Broad Street, Merrimac:
Fox Sparrow, Purple Finch 

Johnson's Pond, Groveland:
Ruddy Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Tufted Duck, Mallard, Mute Swan, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron, American Crow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Horned Lark, Northern Gannet, Merlin 

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Red-tailed Hawk, European Starling, American Robin, Blue Jay, Fish Crow, American Crow, American Tree Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Black-capped Chickadee, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow,
American Black Duck, Mallard, Cooper's Hawk, White-breasted Nuthatch, Canada Goose, Tufted Titmouse

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
American Tree Sparrow, Eastern Screech-Owl

Essex Bay, Essex:
American Black Duck, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, American Crow, Northern Mockingbird 

Salisbury Beach State Reservation:
Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Purple Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - November 3, 2016

Eastern Screech-Owl by Phil Brown

Lake Attitash, Merrimac/Amesbury:
American Coot, Bufflehead, Pied-bill Grebe, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Ruddy Duck, Hooded Merganser, Mallard, Mute Swan, American Goldfinch, Purple Finch, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco

Gully Point, Rockport:
Northern Gannet, Common Loon, White-winged Scoter, Common Eider, Double-crested Cormorant, Shearwater species, Harlequin Duck

Johnson Pond's, Groveland:
Tufted Duck, Ruddy Duck

Various Areas in Nahant:
Little Gull, Surf Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Sanderling, Bonaparte's Gull, Little Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Hooded Merganser, Mallard, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Harlequin Duck, Snow Bunting, Black-bellied Plover, Pectoral Sandpiper, Lapland Longspur, White Wagtail, Western Kingbird, Nashville Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Savannah Sparrow, Brant, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Greater Scaup, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Western Grebe, Northern Gannet, Great Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Northern Harrier, Laughing Gull, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull, Merlin

Eastern Point, Gloucester:
Ring-necked Duck, American Black Duck, Mallard, Canada Goose, Common Eider, Bufflehead, Cooper's Hawk, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Northern Mockingbird, House Sparrow, European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Field Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, American Goldfinch 

Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir, West Newbury:
Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Ruddy Duck, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Herring Gull, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow, Blue Jay, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Fox Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, American Goldfinch, House Finch 

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Northern Shoveler, Ruddy Duck, Common Raven

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Brown-headed Cowbird, Carolina Wren, Eastern Screech Owl, House Finch, White-throated Sparrow, American Crow, White-breasted Nuthatch

Annisquam, Little and Jones Rivers, West Gloucester:
Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Canada Goose, Red-tailed Hawk, American Crow, European Starling, House Sparrow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow 

Route 22,  Essex:
Evening Grosbeak, Common Loon, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Dark-eyed Junco, European Starling, Golden-crowned Kinglet, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport:
Harlequin Duck

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Grebe species, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, Northern Gannet, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Peregrine Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Dunlin, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-back Gull, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Brown Creeper, Rock Pigeon, Morning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, House Sparrow, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Song Sparrow, American Pipit 

Chebacco Woods, Essex/ Hamilton:
Evening Grosbeak, American Black Duck, Mallard, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Mourning Dove, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, American Crow, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, American Robin, Golden-crowned Kinglet, European Starling, Dark-eyed Junco, Blackpoll Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow,  Swamp Sparrow, Rusty Blackbird, Northern Cardinal, Purple Finch, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Pine Siskin

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Horned Lark, Savannah Sparrow, Snow Bunting, Piping Plover, Baird's Sandpiper, Brant, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Yellow-rumped Warbler 

Route 133, Ipswich:
Eastern Screech-Owl  

Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Marblehead:
Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Winter Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, House Finch, Purple Finch, House Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Mallard, Herring Gill, Mourning Dove

Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury/Newburyport: 
American Golden-Plover, Red-tailed Hawk

Bare Hill Road, Groveland:
Ring-necked Pheasant

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - October 27, 2016

Northern Shoveler by Margo Goetschkes

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Brant, Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Hooded Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-belled Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Dunlin, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, 
Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Blue Jay, American Crow, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Snow Bunting, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Downtown Haverhill:
Peregrine Falcon

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Black-bellied Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, American Pipit, Pectoral Sandpiper, Snow Bunting, Northern Gannet, Common Eider

Newman Road, Newbury:
Sandhill Crane 

Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury:
Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Gray Catbird, American Robin, Pied-billed Grebe, Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, American Crow, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Palm Warbler 

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Seaside Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow,  Lincoln’s Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Field Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur 

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Short-eared Owl, Rough-legged Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Bald Eagle, Wilson's Snipe, Northern Gannet, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Brant, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Double-crested Cormorant, White-rumped Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Laughing Gull, Great Egret, Cory's Shearwater, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Peregrine Falcon, Western Kingbird, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Orange-crowned Warbler, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Baltimore Oriole 

Newbury Town Launch, Newbury:
Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Exeter:
Ruddy Duck, Northern Shoveler, American Black Duck, Mallard, American Black Duck x Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Double-crested Cormorant, Cooper's Hawk, Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow, Blackpoll Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow

Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir, West Newbury
Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, American Crow, Palm Warbler 

Hay Street, Newbury:
Great Blue Heron

7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester:
Common Eider, Northern Fulmar, Cory's Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Northern Gannet, Pomarine Jaeger, Black-legged Kittiwake, Bonaparte's Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Sabine's Gull

Johnson Pond, Groveland:

Tufted Duck, Ruddy Duck, Pied-billed Grebe

Newburyport's Industrial Park:
Great Blue Heron, Mallard, Rock Pigeon, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Mourning Dove, Turkey Vulture, Northern Mockingbird

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Brant, Canada Goose, Northern Harrier, Common Eider 

Mill Pond, West Newbury:
Dark-eyed Junco, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Canada Goose, Hairy Woodpecker

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, European Starling, American Crow, House Sparrow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Northern Harrier, Turkey Vulture, Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Mockingbird, Common Yellowthroat, Golden Crowned Kinglet, Ovenbird

"Red-shafted" Flickers in the Northeast

Northern Flicker by Tim Spahr

Here's an interesting article about the red in Northern or Yellow-shafted Flickers in the Northeast:

http://tinyurl.com/jbhx8nd

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - October 20, 2016

Ruddy Duck by Phil Brown

Atkinson Common, Newburyport:
Dark-eyed Junco, Blue Jay, Cooper's Hawk, Black-capped Chickadee, Chipping Sparrow, Palm Warbler, Cedar Waxwing 

Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir, West Newbury:
Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, American Crow, Palm Warbler 

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury: 
Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Phoebe, Song Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow,  House Sparrow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Northern Flicker, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Yellowthroat

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Little Gull, Bonaparte's Gull, Forster's Tern, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Merlin, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Nelson's Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, House Finch, Purple Finch, Dark-eyed Junco

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:Yellow billed Cuckoo, Townsend’s Solitaire, Snow Bunting, Bald Eagle,  American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, American Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Dunlin, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Belted Kingfisher, Blue Jay, American Crow, Horned Lark, Black-capped Chickadee, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Chipping Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Orange-crowned Warbler

Kenoza Lake, Haverhill:
Ruddy Duck, American Wigeon, American Black Duck, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Ring-billed Gull, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, 
White-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Blackpoll Warbler

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport: 
American Golden-Plover, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Killdeer

Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm, Newbury:
Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Canada Goose, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Mourning Dove, Eastern Screech-Owl, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Blue Jay, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Bluebird, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, American Pipit, Common Yellowthroat, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Lincoln's Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Sparrow, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Dickcissel, Bobolink

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport: 
Black Guillemot, Northern Gannet, Scoter species, Common Eider, Common Loon

Lorum Street, Newburyport:
Black-crowned Night-Heron, Mallard, Canada Goose, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Green Heron

Exeter Waste Water Treatment Facility, Exeter, NH:
Redhead, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, American Black Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Ruddy Duck, Barn Swallow, White-crowned Sparrow, Baltimore Oriole

Broad Street, Merrimac:
Orange-crowned Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler   

North End of Plum Island, Newburyport:
Bonaparte's Gull, Common Eider, American Black Duck, Mallard, Common Loon, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Great Black-backed Gull, House Finch, House Sparrow, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Peregrine Falcon

Pike's Bridge Road, West Newbury:
Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Mourning Dove, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow,  Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Northern Flicker, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Common Yellowthroat, Hermit Thrush, Great Blue Heron

Nelson Island, Rowley:
American Black Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Black-bellied Plover, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Herring Gull, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Blue Jay, American Crow, European Starling, Nelson's Sparrow, Saltmarsh Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Palm Warbler

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Dark-eyed Junco, Common Grackle, Gray Catbird, White-throated Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, House Finch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, American Crow, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Brown-headed Cowbird, Black-capped Chickadee

Malcolm Hoyt Drive, Newburyport:
Mallard, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, European Starling

Depot Road, Hampton Falls, NH:
Great Egret, Orange-crowned Warbler, Nelson's Sparrow

Moseley Woods, Newburyport:
Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Double-crested Cormorant, Herring Gull, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Brown Creeper 

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield:
Snow Goose, Canada Goose

Essex Bay, Essex:
Sanderling, Dunlin, Greater Yellowlegs, Black-bellied Plover, Merlin, Osprey, Scoter species, Belted Kingfisher

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Common Eider, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Scoter species, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Semipalmated Plover, Piping Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, White-rumped Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Blue Jay, Horned Lark, American Pipit, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow