Parker River NWR – 5/15/17

Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US
May 15, 2017 6:20 AM – 10:25 AM
Protocol: Traveling
13.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Led BBC walk.  No one showed up.  47 degrees, intermittent to light rain, wind NE 10-20 made it very cold.  Last vestiges of the Nor’easter.  Hypothermia today, heat stroke Thursday.
57 species

Canada Goose  9
Gadwall  4
American Black Duck  3
Mallard  5
Common Eider  9
White-winged Scoter  11
Black Scoter  5
Long-tailed Duck  17
Red-throated Loon  1
Northern Gannet  3
Double-crested Cormorant  5
Great Egret  4
Snowy Egret  2
Osprey  2
Northern Harrier  1
Bald Eagle  1     The eagle was trying to hijack a fish from an Osprey.  No luck.
Black-bellied Plover  2     Fly-overs calling.
Piping Plover  4
Killdeer  10
Purple Sandpiper  1
Least Sandpiper  2
White-rumped Sandpiper  12
Greater Yellowlegs  3
Willet  15
Lesser Yellowlegs  5
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  12
Great Black-backed Gull  7
Least Tern  2
Common Tern  45     Big flock feeding in the surf at parking lot 1.
Arctic Tern  10     Bar Head.  Actively feeding close to shore.  Well seen.  Probably more.  This number is not unusual after a Nor’easter.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  2
Blue Jay  2
Tree Swallow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
Marsh Wren  1
American Robin  7
Gray Catbird  8
Brown Thrasher  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  3
Common Yellowthroat  6
American Redstart  2
Yellow Warbler  2
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  2
Eastern Towhee  9
Northern Cardinal  3
Bobolink  1
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Common Grackle  15
Orchard Oriole  2
Baltimore Oriole  1
Purple Finch  6
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36915990

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