Cape Ann-Gloucester & Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jan 5, 2019 8:30 AM – 1:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
10.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Brookline Bird Club trip with John Nelson and I leading. Rainy forecast did not materialize and though there were a few sprinkles, it was mostly dry, mild and overcast. 40degrees the Harbor was glass like in the AM, wind did pick up some as morning wore on.
36 species

Canada Goose  27
Mallard  55
American Black Duck  46
Greater Scaup  8     Niles Pond
Lesser Scaup  1     Niles Pond
Common Eider  275
Harlequin Duck  65     Cathedral ledge and Andrews Point
Surf Scoter  23
White-winged Scoter  40
Black Scoter  28     Mostly at Andrews Point
Long-tailed Duck  16
Bufflehead  36
Common Goldeneye  14
Red-breasted Merganser  56
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  40
Purple Sandpiper  12     Dogbar Breakwater
Razorbill  1     Andrews Point
Black Guillemot  1     Gloucester Harbor
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Iceland Gull  1     Jodrey Fish Pier
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Red-throated Loon  3
Common Loon  14
Great Cormorant  8     Rockport breakwater by dry selvages
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  23
Common Raven  1
Horned Lark  13     Good Harbor parking lot
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Carolina Wren  1
Northern Mockingbird  2
European Starling  25
Song Sparrow  1
House Sparrow  10

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Jodrey State Fish Pier, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Dec 1, 2018 8:19 AM – 8:36 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     BBC Field trip led by Neil Hayward.
8 species

Common Eider  35
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  20
Herring Gull  200
Great Black-backed Gull  50
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  15
Peregrine Falcon  1
American Crow  3

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Eastern Point–General Area, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Dec 1, 2018 8:46 AM – 9:22 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     BBC field trip led by Neil Hayward.
12 species

Gadwall  6
American Black Duck  11
Common Eider  30
Surf Scoter  10
Long-tailed Duck  1
Herring Gull  50
Great Black-backed Gull  8
Common Loon  1
American Crow  4
American Robin  1
European Starling  3
Song Sparrow  4

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Niles Beach, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Dec 1, 2018 8:50 AM – 8:51 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     BBC Field Trip led by Neil Hayward
3 species

Bufflehead  2
Common Goldeneye  1
Common Murre  1     On grass on side of road. Basic plumage. Dark upperparts (brown / pale black), nape and crown. White face with post-ocular line extending back across ear coverts. Sharp, pointed bill. Underparts white, with smudgy flanks. White tips to secondaries.

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Niles Pond & Brace Cove, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Dec 1, 2018 9:30 AM – 10:15 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     BBC Field Trip led by Neil Hayward
17 species

Mute Swan  1
Mallard  15
Ring-necked Duck  1     Female
Greater Scaup  4
Red-breasted Merganser  71
Ring-billed Gull  1
Herring Gull  45
Iceland Gull (glaucoides/kumlieni)  1     Adult. Apparent glaucoides(?) although kumlieni reported to have entirely white wing tips too.
GLGU eliminated based on rounded head structure, small(er) bill, long primary projection. Smaller than nearby HERG. Seen briefly on water (couldn’t see orbital color) and then in flight as departed pond.
Great Black-backed Gull  20
Common Loon  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  4
Carolina Wren  1
House Finch  12
American Goldfinch  8
Song Sparrow  3

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6 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester US-MA (42.6186,-70.6417), Essex, Massachusetts, US
Dec 1, 2018 11:05 AM – 11:10 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     BBC Field Trip led by Neil Hayward
3 species

American Crow  1
Savannah Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1

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Cathedral Ledge, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Dec 1, 2018 11:15 AM – 11:25 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     BBC Field Trip led by Neil Hayward
3 species

Common Eider  25
Black Scoter  6
Red-breasted Merganser  3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S51721516


Andrews Point, Rockport, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Dec 1, 2018 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     BBC Field Trip led by Neil Hayward
9 species (+1 other taxa)

Common Eider  20
Harlequin Duck  10
Surf Scoter  2
White-winged Scoter  6
Black Scoter  3
Long-tailed Duck  4
Red-breasted Merganser  6
Common/Thick-billed Murre  1     Probably TBMU. Lighting average. Black murre (no hint of brown visible, which I’d expect on COMU), with clean white flanks. Dark head, no white in the face. Pointed bill, and lacking heavy bill of RAZO. In flight, didn’t see on water.
Black Guillemot  1
Common Loon  2

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