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Danehy Park, Cambridge – 9/7/16

Danehy Park, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Sep 7, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.5 mile(s) Comments:     BBC -DanahyPark witn Menotomy bird club.  Leader Karsten Hartel; Overcast with off and on rain. 21 species (+1 other taxa) Canada Goose  2 Double-crested Cormorant  1 Herring Gull  5 Great Black-backed Gull  1 Rock Pigeon [...]

Danehy Park, Cambridge – 8/31/16

Danehy Park, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Aug 31, 2016 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM Protocol: Traveling 0.75 mile(s) Comments:     BBC & Menotomy bird clubs - Leader. Karsten Hartel. Ruby-throated Hummingbird seen before trip and Red-breasted Nuthatch heard by 2 members at the same location but at different times, but not seen by group. 23 [...]

Extreme Pelagic. Hyannis to Hydrographer/Veatch Canyon – 8/20 – 8/21

Hyannis to Hydrographer/Veatch Canyon pelagic (General), Nantucket, Massachusetts, US Aug 20, 2016 6:00 AM - 7:00 PM Protocol: Traveling 140.0 mile(s) Comments:     First day of BBC Extreme Pelagic to the Continental Shelf edge. We cruised through the Nantucket Shoals towards Hydrographer Canyon, headed east from there, through Dogbody Canyon and towards Welker. We hit [...]

Extreme Pelagic. All Weekend. 8/20 – 8/21

Greetings:   Yes, this trip has become known as the White-Faced Storm Petrel trip by birders thru-out the country…The deep warm waters along the continental shelf off Massachusetts are magical and this weekend, they were calm and the weather was comfortable…    Three  WHITE-FACED STORM PETRELS were seen well by all on board, additional ones were seen [...]

Plum Island – 8/22/16

Perkins Park, Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, U, Essex, Massachusetts, US Aug 22, 2016 4:50 PM - 5:15 PM Protocol: Stationary Comments:     BBC walk.  After meeting at the train station we went to Perkins Park as the tide was too high in the Harbor.  Good choice!  Quite the Night-heron show. 14 species Mallard  3 Double-crested [...]

Newburyport and vicinity – 8/15/16

It was a great morning for birding at Plum Island (7:30-11:30) and I was joined by Jane Bean, Chris Martone and Barbara and Bill Drummond! It was a great team. I consider Bill by mentor and an outstanding birder and teacher of 24 years! It was great to see him. Thanks Bill! Here are the highlights in no particular order: 4 Piping Plover, Sandy Point [...]

Plum Island – 8/13/16

Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US Aug 13, 2016 8:00 AM - 1:15 PM Protocol: Traveling 6.0 mile(s) Comments:     Brookline Bird Club trip led by Sabrina Hepburn, 9 participants 59 species Cool overcast weather, modest crowds and some unusual birds combined for a great morning at Plum Island for the Brookline Bird Club trip. [...]

Newburyport & vicinity – 7/31/16

Several people joined me on our morning trip.   The weather was cool.  Skies were overcast  with occasional rain…No problem with greenheads, but mosquitoes were plentiful.. Forty nine species of birds were seen.  The highlight was the AMERICAN AVOCET which was still there after a week.. Also seen were two FOSTER’S  TERNS several RUDDY TURNSTONES, (thank [...]

Plymouth Beach – 7/23/16

A combined BBC/SSBC trip to Plymouth Beach occurred yesterday. The weather, although hot, was not as humid as the past days or past trips. The lack of birds is deafening. Only 2 Common Terns and a total of only 117 (!!!) individual shorebirds of which 29 are nesting there (true-the young birders group saw a [...]

Whale Watch out of Gloucester -7/23/16

Several birders joined us on our monthly trip aboard the Seven Seas Whale Watch boat on Saturday, 7/23/16… We were happy to find the YELLOW CROWNED NIGHT HERON on the flats behind the Ticket and Gift shop for the Seven Seas Whale Watch… The day at sea was delightful. A cool way to bird on [...]