Sunday, April 30, 2017

Newburyport Birders' May Migration Programs

Birders,

May, the month birders live for... 

Up before dawn, in the field with bug spray and boots...

We've got extra layers & gloves in the car for those cool mornings. 

Sleep deprived and visually stimulated by the colorful wood warblers, orioles, grosbeaks and hummingbirds... 

It's here; it's migration; it's unfolding; it's May! 

Join in the excitement of May birding…



MAY MIGRATION PROGRAMS

Wood Thrush by Jeremiah Trimble

Wednesday Evenings in Wild West Newbury

Dates: Wednesdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, & 31
Time: 6:00 pm to dusk
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: Pike's Bridge Road parking area on Turkey Hill Road in West Newbury

We'll be exploring highly productive, birding locations in West Newbury during these evening programs. Some carpooling is involved. No facilities are available during this program.

Directions: From the Scotland Road exit off I-95, take Scotland Road heading west; then take an immediate right onto Turkey Hill Road.  Drive north on Turkey Hill Road about half a mile to a large, dirt pull off on the left [this is where Turkey Hill Road curves right]. Pike's Bridge Road is a dirt road with a metal gate across it which allows no vehicles to enter.

Indigo Bunting by Margo Goetschkes

The Birds of Oak Hill Cemetery 

Date: Sunday, May 7 
Time: 5:30 pm - dusk
Meeting Location: Just inside the Parker Street entrance - park near the compost area
Fee: $15

Oak Hill Cemetery is one of the best birding spots in Newburyport for songbirds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Beginners are welcome, and loaner binoculars are available.

Bobolink by Bob Stymeist


Tuesday Morning on Plum Island

Date: Tuesday May 9
Time: 6:30 am - 9:00 am
Fee: $15 
Meeting Location: Meet Sue at the North Pool Parking Lot on Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. 

We won't ever be far afield, and there will be lots of birds for us to see! This easy-paced walk is great for new birders or for anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the morning sights and sounds. Loaner binoculars are available.

Cape May Warbler

Migrants at Oak Hill Cemetery 

Date: Sunday, May 14
Time: 5:30 pm - dusk
Meeting Location: Just inside the Parker Street entrance - park near the compost area
Fee: $15

Oak Hill Cemetery is one of the best birding spots in Newburyport for songbirds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Beginners are welcome, and loaner binoculars are available.

Northern Parula by Nate Dubrow


Thursday Morning in West Newbury

Date: Thursday, May 18
Time: 6:30 am to 9:00 am
Fee: $15 

Meeting Location: Pike's Bridge Road parking area on Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury 
We'll be exploring Pike's Bridge Road, a highly productive, birding location in West Newbury, during this morning program.  No facilities are available during this program. 

Directions: From the Scotland Road exit off I-95, take Scotland Road heading west; then take an immediate right onto Turkey Hill Road. Drive north on Turkey Hill Road about half a mile to a large, dirt pull off on the left [this is where Turkey Hill Road curves right]. Pike's Bridge Road is a dirt road with a metal gate across it which allows no vehicles to enter.

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Birding Wild Byfield  

Date: Sunday, May 28  
Time: 5:30 pm to dusk  
Meeting Location: District Courthouse at 188 State Street in Newburyport - just off the Route 1 Traffic Circle  
Fee: $15 
 
We will walk on fairly level, gravel roads, searching for breeding birds. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent and a beverage.

Scarlet Tanager by Margo Goetschkes

West Newbury's Ash Street Swamp  

Date: Monday, May 29 
Time: 7:00 am -  9:00 am 
Fee: $15  
Meeting Location: At the corner of Main & Maple Streets in West Newbury Center ~ Maple Street isopposite the West Newbury Post Office.  

Join us as we search for birds at West Newbury's Ash Street Swamp.  We'll listen to birdsong as well as use our trained eyes.  Participants should have good hearing ability and be able to walk on unpaved terrain.  The pace will be slow. Waterproof shoes are suggested. Please be prepared with a beverage, a long sleeved shirt, long pants, hat and bug repellent.


Robert of Lincoln 
by William Cullen Bryant
Merrily swinging on brier and weed,
Near to the nest of his little dame,
Over the mountain-side or mead,
Robert of Lincoln is telling his name:
Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink, spank, spink;
Snug and safe is that nest of ours,
Hidden among the summer flowers,
Chee, chee, chee.

Robert of Lincoln is gayly drest,
Wearing a bright black wedding-coat;
White are his shoulders and white his crest
Hear him call in his merry note:
Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink, spank, spink;
Look, what a nice coat is mine.
Sure there was never a bird so fine.
Chee, chee, chee.

Robert of Lincoln's Quaker wife,
Pretty and quiet, with plain brown wings,
Passing at home a patient life,
Broods in the grass while her husband sings
Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink, spank, spink;
Brood, kind creature; you need not fear
Thieves and robbers while I am here.
Chee, chee, chee.

Modest and shy is she;
One weak chirp is her only note.
Braggart and prince of braggarts is he,
Pouring boasts from his little throat:
Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink, spank, spink;
Never was I afraid of man;
Catch me, cowardly knaves, if you can!
Chee, chee, chee.

Six white eggs on a bed of hay,
Flecked with purple, a pretty sight!
There as the mother sits all day,
Robert is singing with all his might:
Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink, spank, spink;
Nice good wife, that never goes out,
Keeping house while I frolic about.
Chee, chee, chee.

Soon as the little ones chip the shell,
Six wide mouths are open for food;
Robert of Lincoln bestirs him well,
Gathering seeds for the hungry brood.
Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink, spank, spink;
This new life is likely to be
Hard for a gay young fellow like me.
Chee, chee, chee.

Robert of Lincoln at length is made
Sober with work, and silent with care;
Off is his holiday garment laid,
Half forgotten that merry air:
Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Nobody knows but my mate and I
Where our nest and out nestlings lie.
Chee, chee, chee.

Summer wanes; the children are grown;
Fun and frolic no more he knows;
Robert of Lincoln's a humdrum crone;
Off he flies, and we sing as he goes:
Bob-o'-link, bob-o'-link,
Spink, spank, spink;
When you can pipe that merry old strain,
Robert of Lincoln, come back again.
Chee, chee, chee.


Here's a clip of the Bobolinks vocalization:

This video celebrates the amazing song of the Bobolink, described by one author as "a mad, wreckless song fantasia—an outbreak of pentup irrepressible glee," and by another as "a bubbling delirium of ecstatic music that flows from the gifted throat of the bird like sparkling champagne."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TXIrXiyW6o


GIFT CERTIFICATES

Our Gift Certificates are always available for a private tour, our educational programs, birding basics, field study and birdwatching classes. 
What a great gift for the naturalists and birdwatchers in your family! Contact Sue at newburyportbirders@comcast.net or  978-204-2976.


BIRDING IS GOOD FOR YOU

There's a natural draw to appreciating birds. Get outside with Newburyport Birders; you'll observe, appreciate and identify birds. Birding is good for you!

Birding can reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve concentration. Take a deep breath of fresh air, listen to the sounds of the birds and appreciate their colors. There are millions of active birdwatchers in the United States who collectively spend more money watching birds than all Americans spend on movie tickets.


Good birding, 
Sue

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - April 27, 2017

Blue-headed Vireo by Jeremiah Trimble

Eastern Marsh Trail, Salisbury:
Eastern Towhee, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Hermit Thrush, Tree Swallow, Northern Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch, Chipping Sparrow, Herring Gull, Ring-necked Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Harrier 

Garden Street, West Newbury:
Hooded Merganser, Wild Turkey, Eastern Bluebird, Mallard

Kenoza Lake, Haverhill:
Common Loon

Various Areas in Manchester:
Little Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night Heron

Pike's Bridge Road, West Newbury:
Tufted Titmouse, Song Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Cardinal, American Goldfinch, White-throated Sparrow

Scotland Road, Newbury: 
Canada Goose, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Killdeer, Wilson's Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, European Starling, Song Sparrow, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Cardinal

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Willet, Bald Eagle, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Purple Martin, Hermit Thrush, Eastern Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Brant, Red-breasted Merganser, Mallard, Gadwall, Great Horned Owl, Northern Flicker, Common Eider, Blue-headed Vireo, Osprey, Brown Thrasher

Winter Island, Salem:
American Oystercatcher, Brant

Baker Road & Bartlett Street, Salisbury:
Wild Turkey, Hairy Woodpecker  

Crooked Pond (Bald Hill Reservation), Boxford:
Louisiana Waterthrush, Wood Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-headed Vireo, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Barred Owl, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Brown-headed Cowbird, Chipping Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, American Goldfinch, Mourning Dove, Eastern Phoebe, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Blue Jay

Ash Street Swamp, West Newbury:
Belted Kingfisher, Mallard, Canada Goose, Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow

Crow Lane, Newburyport:
American Kestrel

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Piping Plover 

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield: 
Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Greater Yellowlegs, Barn Swallow, Killdeer, Tree Swallow, Northern Cardinal, Mallard

Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Marblehead:
Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Blue-headed Vireo, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, House Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Black-and-white Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Eastern Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Wild Turkey, Great Horned Owl 

Newman Road, Newbury:
Gadwall, American Black Duck, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Greater Yellowlegs, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird 
  
Ferry Road, Salisbury:
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Chipping Sparrow, Osprey

Hamlin Reservation Area, Ipswich:
White-faced Ibis, Glossy Ibis

Artichoke Reservoir, West Newbury:
Eastern Bluebird, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Mute Swan, Mallard, Tufted Titmouse 

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Purple Sandpiper, Louisiana Waterthrush,  Greater Yellowlegs, Common Eider, Razorbill, Piping Plover

Merrill Street, Amesbury:
Wild Turkey, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Chipping Sparrow

J. B. Little Road, Groveland:
Mallard, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Fish Crow, Tufted Titmouse, Brown Creeper, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, American Robin, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Northern Cardinal

Exeter Waste Water Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Glossy Ibis, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Osprey, Marsh Wren, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Savannah Sparrow

Rogers Street, West Newbury:
Wood Duck, Tree Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport/Newbury: 
Great Blue Heron, Red-tailed Hawk, Chipping Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark

Pease Tradeport, Newington, NH:
Upland Sandpiper, American Kestrel, Eastern Meadowlark

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Piping Plover, Red Crossbill, White-eyed Vireo, Blue-headed Vireo, Hermit Thrush, Canada Goose, Northern Waterthrush, Gadwall, American Black Duck, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Cooper's Hawk, Bald Eagle, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Eastern Towhee, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird

Cherry Hill (Indian Hill) Reservoir, West Newbury:
Ruddy Duck, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Great Blue Heron

Bare Hill Road, Topsfield:
Broad-winged Hawk

Crane Neck Street, West Newbury:
Wood Duck, Canada Goose, Belted Kingfisher, Great Blue Heron, Mourning Dove, Great Horned Owl, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Tufted Titmouse, American Robin, Pine Warbler, Northern Mockingbird, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Rusty Blackbird, Common Grackle, House Finch

George Burrows Brookside Wildlife Sanctuary, South Hampton, NH:
Barred Owl, Osprey, Great Blue Heron, Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - April 20, 2017

Solitary Sandpipers

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
Glossy Ibis, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Ring-billed Gull, American Crow, Northern Cardinal, Song Sparrow, House Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Blue Jay, Mallard, Wild Turkey, American Goldfinch, Black-capped Chickadee, Northern Flicker, Eastern  Meadowlark

Newman Road, Newbury:
Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, American Black Duck, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Red-winged Blackbird, Savannah Sparrow  

Exeter Waste Water Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Glossy Ibis, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Bufflehead, Ring-necked Duck, Lesser Scaup 

Argilla-Northgate-Essex Rd. Fields Complex, Ipswich:                                                                                                                                                    Glossy Ibis, White-faced Ibis

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Bufflehead, Mute Swan, Pied-Billed Grebe, Osprey

Pike’s Bridge Road, West Newbury:
Ovenbird, Tree Swallow, Mute Swan, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck


Joppa Park, Newburyport:
Iceland Gull

Ipswich Town Wharf, Ipswich:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield:
Solitary Sandpiper 

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe

Cross Beach Road, Seabrook, NH:
American Kestrel

Patton's Pond, Amesbury:
Belted Kingfisher  

Crooked Pond, Boxford: 
Blue-headed Vireo, Louisiana Waterthrush, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Crow, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, American Goldfinch, Red-winged Blackbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Brown-headed Cowbird, Yellow-throated Vireo


Hamlin Reservation, Ipswich:
White-eyed Vireo 

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Purple Finch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Hermit Thrush

Pease International Tradeport, Newington, NH:
Hooded Merganser, American Kestrel, Northern Mockingbird, Pine Warbler, Song Sparrow

Various Areas in West Gloucester:
Hairy Woodpecker, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Eastern Towhee

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Glossy Ibis, Canada Goose, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Common Eider, Bufflehead, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Piping Plover, Dunlin, Wilson's Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Eastern Phoebe, Fish Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield:
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Eastern Bluebird, Palm Warbler, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Swamp Sparrow, Purple Finch

Ferry Road, Salisbury:
Osprey, Great Egret, Eastern Phoebe, Fish Crow

Heritage Trail, Nahant:
Killdeer, Mourning Dove, Belted Kingfisher, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Carolina Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Waterthrush, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Dark-eyed Junco, Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Great Egret, Osprey, Bald Eagle, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Mockingbird, Pine Warbler, Field Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Louisiana Waterthrush, Blue-headed Vireo, Pine Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler

Halibut Point State Park, Rockport:
Wild Turkey, Hermit Thrush, Northern Cardinal, Black-capped Chickadee, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Phoebe, Merlin, American Kestrel

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Merlin, Brant, Great Egret, Lesser Black-backed Gull

Plum Island Turnpike, Newbury/Newburyport:
Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, American Woodcock, Ring-necked Pheasant

Amesbury Boat Launch, Amesbury:
American Robin, Belted Kingfisher, Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant,European Starling, Common Grackle

Route 1A, Ipswich:
White-faced Ibis, Glossy Ibis, Gadwall, Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Wilson's Snipe, American Crow, Mourning Dove, Tree Swallow, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, European Starling, Common Grackle, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird

Scotland Road, Newbury:
American Wigeon, Great Egret, Green-winged Teal, Pectoral Sandpiper, Wilson's Snipe

Cross Street, Rowley:
Green-winged Teal, Glossy Ibis, Killdeer, Solitary Sandpiper

Elm Street, Salisbury:
Killdeer, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Tree Swallow

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Solitary Sandpiper, Canada Goose, Mute Swan, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Red-breasted Merganser, Wild Turkey, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, American Kestrel, Eastern Phoebe, American Crow, Common Raven, Black-capped Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Northern Cardinal, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird, Purple Finch, House Finch, American Goldfinch

Monday, April 17, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - April 13, 2017

Glossy Ibis by Bob Stymeist

Newman Road,Newbury:
Little Blue Heron, Blue-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, American Black Duck, Greater Yellowlegs

Route 1A, Rowley:
Wood Duck

Hamlin Reservation, Ipswich:
American Black Duck,  Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Glossy Ibis, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Swallow species, American Robin, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird

Central Cemetery, Beverly:
Bald Eagle

Lake Attitash, Amesbury/Merrimac:
Purple Finch, Ruddy Duck, Common Merganser, Mute Swan, Bald Eagle, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, American Robin, Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow 

Pine Island Road, Newbury:
Wood Duck, Eastern Towhee, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow  

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Palm Warbler 

Elm Street, Georgetown:
Eastern Bluebird, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jay

Various Areas in Nahant:
Wild Turkey, Winter Wren, Hermit Thrush, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, Hermit Thrush, 
Louisiana Waterthrush, Swamp Sparrow, Northern Flicker, Red-headed Woodpecker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet 

Water Street, Newburyport:
Common Loon

Parker River Area, Newbury:
Gadwall, Wood Duck, Mallard, Bald Eagle

Cross Street & Jellison Road, Rowley:
Eurasian Wigeon

Clarks Pond, Amesbury:
Glossy Ibis, Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Osprey, Ring-billed Duck, Mallard, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Wood Duck, Fox Sparrow, American Robin, Blue Jay, Herring Gull, White-breasted Nuthatch 

High Street, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture

Various Areas in Manchester:
Sandhill Crane, Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Carolina Wren, American Robin 

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Purple Martin, Pine Warbler, Palm Warbler, Brown Creeper, Northern Flicker, Song Sparrow,  Savannah Sparrow, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Tree Swallow, Northern Flicker, Northern Shrike, Blue-winged Teal, Brown Creeper, Brant, Canada Goose, Gadwall, American Black Duck, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Wild Turkey, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Osprey, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Sanderling, Purple Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, 
Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, American Crow, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Chipping Sparrow, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, Fish Crow, American Crow, Tree Swallow

Flax Pond, Lynn:
Mallard, Scaup Species, Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant
  
New Hampshire Seacoast:
Osprey, Brant, Canada Goose, Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Common Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Purple Sandpiper, Mourning Dove, Northern Flicker, American Kestrel, Merlin, Eastern Phoebe, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Snow Bunting, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark, Common Grackle, Brown-headed Cowbird 

Crow Lane, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture, Eastern Phoebe

Pike's Bridge Road, West Newbury:
Palm Warbler, American Bittern, Wood Duck, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Tree Swallow

 Exeter Waste Water Treatment Plant, Exeter:
Lesser Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Northern Shoveler, Blue-winged Teal, Wilson's Snipe, Killdeer, Tree Swallow, Osprey 

Crane Beach, Ipswich
Long-tailed Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Piping Plover, Horned Lark, Tree Swallow, Swallow Species, Northern Mockingbird, Savannah Sparrow (Ipswich), Song Sparrow, Common Grackle, House Finch 

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Winter Wren

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Pectoral Sandpiper, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Great Egret, Killdeer, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Wild Turkey, Greater Yellowlegs, Wilson's Snipe, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tufted Titmouse, American Pipit, Song Sparrow, American Crow, Red-winged Blackbird

Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury
Red-winged Blackbird, American Woodcock, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-bellied Woodpecker

J. B. Little Road, Grovleand:
Winter Wren

Various Areas on Cape Ann:
Tree Swallow, Rough-winged Swallow, Osprey, Peregrine Falcon

Appleton Farm, Ipswich: 
Sandhill Crane, Canada Goose, Great Egret, Glossy Ibis, Mourning Dove, Red-headed Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Eastern Bluebird, American Robin, Northern Mockingbird, European Starling, Pine Warbler, Chipping Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, House Sparrow

Niles Pond & Brace Cove, East Gloucester: 
Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Common Eider, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Belted Kingfisher, American Crow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow 

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Brown-headed Cowbird, Common Grackle, Red-winged Blackbird, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Goldfinch, House Finch, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, American Crow, Mourning Dove, House Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing

Island Road, Essex:
Red-breasted Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Greater Yellowlegs, Northern Mockingbird

County Road, Ipswich:
Chipping Sparrow, House Wren

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - April 5, 2017

Glossy Ibis by Bob Stymeist

Jodrey State Fish Pier, Gloucester:
King Eider, Thick-billed Murre, Common Eider, Surf Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Common Loon

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport:
Great Egret

Newman Road, Newbury:
Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, American Black Duck, Canada Goose 

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield: 
Tree Swallow, Rusty Blackbird

Pine Island Road, Newbury:
Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Cooper's Hawk, American Black Duck

Island Road, Essex:
Snowy Egret, Eastern Meadowlark, Eastern Phoebe

Chase Street, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture, Cedar Waxwing

Sagamore Golf Course, North Hampton, NH:
Sandhill Crane 

Concord & Atlantic  Marshes, West Gloucester:
Snowy Egret 

Main Street, Amesbury:
Hooded Merganser, Eastern Phoebe

Newbury Boat Launch, Newbury:
Gadwall, Wood Duck, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Turkey Vulture

Pease Tradeport Industrial Park, Portsmouth, NH: 
Fox Sparrow, Bohemian Waxwing, Cedar Waxwing, Common Grackle, Green-winged Teal, Osprey

Topsfield Fairgrounds, Topsfield:
Pink-footed Goose, Canada Goose 

Niles Pond, Gloucester:
Black-crowned Night-Heron

Salisbury Marshes, Salisbury:
Northern Harrier, Turkey Vulture, American Crow, Common Raven

Cashman Park, Newburyport:
Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Mallard,
Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Bald Eagle, Song Sparrow

Argilla-Northgate-Essex Rd. Fields Complex, Ipswich:
Pink-footed Goose, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Killdeer, American Crow, American Robin, Red-winged Blackbird, Eastern Meadowlark

Island Road, Essex: 
Great Egret

Meadowbrook Pond, Amesbury:
Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle

Curzon Mill Road, Newburyport:
Eastern Bluebird, Northern Mockingbird, American Robin, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, Red-winged Blackbird,Mourning Dove, Northern Cardinal, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Common Grackle

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Piping Plover  

Appleton Farm, Ipswich:
Red-headed Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, American Kestrel, Killdeer, Red-tailed Hawk 

Plum Island Airfield:
Eastern Meadowlark, Killdeer, Wild Turkey, American Woodcock, Turkey Vulture 

Various Areas in Exeter, NH:
Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull,  Iceland Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, American Crow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Grackle, American Tree Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird 

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Winter Wren, Wood Duck 

Hay Street, Newbury:
Great Egret 

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Winter Wren, Rough-legged Hawk, American Kestrel, Piping Plover, Dunlin, Sanderling, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Green-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Short-eared Owl, Northern Shrike, Great Egret, American Bittern, Purple Sandpiper, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper's Hawk, Merlin

Crane Beach, Ipswich:
Brown Creeper, Piping Plover, Sanderling, Snow Bunting

Old Merrill Street, Amesbury:
Belted Kingfisher, Mallard, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Song Sparrow, American Robin, Tufted Titmouse

Hale Street, Newburyport:
Wilson's Snipe, Turkey Vulture, Greater Yellowlegs

Rolfe's Lane, Newbury:
Wild Turkey 

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Peregrine Falcon, Snowy Owl, Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Northern Pintail, Common Raven, Snow Bunting, "Ipswich" Savannah Sparrow


Lake Attitash, Amesbury/Merrimac:
Bald Eagle, Pileated Woodpecker

Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Portsmouth, NH: 
Osprey, Northern Harrier

Amesbury Boat Ramp, Amesbury:
Common Merganser, Mallard, Tree Swallow

High Road, Newbury:
Wild Turkey

Cogswell Street,  Ipswich:
Fox Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco

Middle Road, West Newbury:
Wild Turkey

Onboard Eastman's Fleet out of Seabrook, NH:
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black Guillemot, Razorbill, Northern Gannet, Song Sparrow, Great Blue Heron, Common Eider, Black Scoter

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Wilson's Snipe, Greater Yellowlegs, Tree Swallow, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron 

Heartbreak Road Marsh, Ipswich
Mute Swan, Gadwall, Hooded Merganser, Red-winged Blackbird

Route 1A in Rowley:
Glossy Ibis, Canada Goose, Northern Harrier

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Tree Swallow, Northern Flicker, Bald Eagle

Turkey Hill Road, West Newbury:
Hooded Merganser, Great Blue Heron

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy 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, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin, Wild Turkey

Hamlin Reservation, Ipswich:
Gadwall, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Turkey Vulture, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - March 30, 2017

Black-crowned Night Heron

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Piping Plover, Osprey, Greater Yellowlegs, Killdeer, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Rough-legged Hawk, Song Sparrow, American Tree Sparrow, Savannah [Ipswich] Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Merlin, Northern Shrike, Barred Owl, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Hooded Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Blue Jay, American Crow, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, Wild Turkey
 
Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Brant, Killdeer, Osprey, Snow Bunting, Northern Harrier, Merlin 

Newman Road, Newbury:
Northern Pintail, Gadwall, Canada Goose, Mallard, American Woodcock 

Center Street, Groveland:
Fox Sparrow

Niles Pond, Gloucester:
Black-crowned Night-Heron, Redhead

Moseley Avenue, Newburyport:
Turkey Vulture

Clarks Pond, Amesbury:
Great Blue Heron, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Red-tailed Hawk, Red-winged Blackbird, Common Grackle, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Goldfinch, Herring Gull 

Scotland Road, Newbury:
Great Egret, Greater White-fronted Goose, Snow Goose, Canada Goose, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Eastern Bluebird, Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird, American Woodcock, Mute Swan, American Black Duck, Mallard, Mourning Dove, Downy Woodpecker, American Crow, House Sparrow, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird 

Snake Island, Winthrop:
American Oystercatcher

Jodrey Fish Pier, Gloucester:
Thick-billed Murre, King Eider

Hale Street, Newburyport:
Greater White-fronted Goose, American Woodcock

Nahant Town Wharf, Nahant:
Purple Sandpiper, Common Loon, Brant, Surf Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser

Town Farm Road, Ipswich:
Killdeer 

Lynn Shore Drive, Lynn:
Purple Sandpiper, Brant 

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Horned Lark, Snowy Owl, Cedar Waxwing, Common Goldeneye, White-winged Scoter, Purple Sandpiper, Glaucous Gull, Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Duck, 
Greater Scaup, Black Scoter, Barrow's Goldeneye, Long-tailed Duck, Hooded Merganser, Common Merganser, Black Guillemot, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Killdeer, Wild Turkey, Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Snow Bunting  

Northgate Road Field Complex, Ipswich:
Pink-footed Goose, Turkey Vulture

Sandy Point State Reservation, Plum Island:
Piping Plover

Route 1A, Rowley:
Killdeer, Snow Geese, Canada Geese, American Woodcock, Turkey Vulture

Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Saugus:
Short-eared Owl, Wilson's Snipe, Horned Lark, Smith's Longspur, Red-tailed Hawk, Eastern Meadowlark, Brant, Killdeer, Peregrine Falcon, American Kestrel

Linebrook Road, Ipswich:
Fox Sparrow, Eastern Bluebird, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Fish Crow, American Crow, White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco, Cooper's Hawk

Old Rowley Road, Rowley:
Killdeer, Red-winged Blackbird, Red-tailed Hawk 

Riverfront, Newbury:
Wood Duck, Gadwall, Mallard, Red-winged Blackbird, Turkey Vulture

Meadowbrook Pond, Amesbury:
Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle  

Plum Island Airfield:
Eastern Meadowlark, Killdeer, Wild Turkey, American Woodcock, Turkey Vulture 

Various Areas in Exeter, NH:
Wood Duck, American Black Duck, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, Common Merganser, Canada Goose, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Iceland Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, American Crow, American Robin, European Starling, Common Grackle, American Tree Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird 

Crooked Pond, Boxford:
Winter Wren, Wood Duck

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