Plymouth Beach – 5/29/16

Plymouth Beach, Plymouth, Massachusetts, US
May 29, 2016 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.5 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC – SSBC – FMSSF – Paskamansett – Plymouth Beach and vicinity – Leader: Glenn d’Entremont
35 species

Canada Goose  22
Mute Swan  8
Mallard (Northern)  5
Common Loon  2
Double-crested Cormorant  8
Osprey (carolinensis)  3
Black-bellied Plover  25
Semipalmated Plover  1
Piping Plover  19
Willet (Eastern)  4
Ruddy Turnstone  4
Sanderling  10
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2
Laughing Gull  50
Ring-billed Gull  2
Herring Gull (American)  10     adult birds, now nesting with at least one bird sitting on nest
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Least Tern  75
Common Tern (hirundo)  3     scary quiet at the end of beach, first time in 47 years there were NO groups of terns at the end.  Per the warden(s) there is a coyote and raccoon which are predating.  colony is abandoned and seemingly the gulls too.  there is this one pair which seem to be making a stand
Mourning Dove  5
Chimney Swift  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Willow Flycatcher  1
American Crow  4
Tree Swallow  4
Bank Swallow  15
Gray Catbird  2
Northern Mockingbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  3
Yellow Warbler (Northern)  5
Song Sparrow  24
Red-winged Blackbird (Red-winged)  2
Common Grackle  14
House Finch  3
House Sparrow  X

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S30022605

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