Newburyport and Vicinity – 4/25/16

Newburyport Harbor, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 25, 2016 7:35 AM – 8:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Led BBC trip.  Quick visit to the Harbor as the tide was 2/3 out.  Lots of birds out there.  Probably undercounted most species.
16 species (+1 other taxa)

Brant  60
Canada Goose  25
American Black Duck  4
Long-tailed Duck  175
Red-breasted Merganser  5
Double-crested Cormorant  10
Osprey  1
Greater Yellowlegs  40
Lesser Yellowlegs  12     Minimum. Carefully observed.  Associating with Greater yellowlegs.
Greater/Lesser Yellowlegs  20
Dunlin  40
Ring-billed Gull  20
Herring Gull  45
Great Black-backed Gull  3
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29222975

 

Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Apr 25, 2016 6:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
14.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Led BBC walk.
64 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  9
Mute Swan  3
Gadwall  9
American Black Duck  7
Mallard  2
Common Eider  3     Emerson Rocks.
White-winged Scoter  7     Emerson Rocks
Black Scoter  9     Emerson Rocks.
Long-tailed Duck  500     Huge rafts from parking lot 1. Some from Sandy Pt. beachfront.
Bufflehead  3     Emerson Rocks
Red-breasted Merganser  8
Wild Turkey  6
Red-throated Loon  3     Parking lot 1 and Emerson Rocks
Common Loon  14     Emerson Rocks
Red-necked Grebe  1     Parking lot 1
Northern Gannet  1     Parking lot

[
Double-crested Cormorant  27
Great Egret  5
Osprey  4
Northern Harrier  1
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Piping Plover  7     Two from parking lot 1 and 5 from Sandy Pt. beachfront.
Killdeer  5
Greater Yellowlegs  6
Willet  2
Dunlin  6     Emerson Rocks.
Wilson’s Snipe  2     Seen at NPO.  Both birds were flushed several times by a Mink.
Razorbill  7     Well seen from The Sandy Pt. beachfront.  Big-headed appearing Alcid with large bill, faint, white line on the bill.  Black back.
Ring-billed Gull  6
Herring Gull  37
Great Black-backed Gull  6
gull sp.  X     We saw a couple of large feeding frenzies going off, way out.
Mourning Dove  5
Downy Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue-headed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  1
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  1
Tree Swallow  200
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Marsh Wren  1     Old blind.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  8
Brown Thrasher  1
Northern Mockingbird  3
European Starling  3
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Field Sparrow  1
White-throated Sparrow  2
Savannah Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  5
Eastern Towhee  10
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Common Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  9
Purple Finch  5
American Goldfinch  5
House Sparrow  3

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S29200711

2017-07-10T20:07:17+00:00