Cape Ann (please use more refined location), Essex, Massachusetts, US
21-Jan-2023 08:00 – 14:00
Protocol: Traveling
13.0 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    BBC walk:  31 degrees, cloudy with light wind.  Trip started at Gloucester Harbor, then stops at Jodrey Fish Pier, Rocky Neck, Niles Beach, Eastern Point, Elks Club, Pebbly Beach, Loblolly Cove, Granite Pier, and Andrews Point.  Due to the # of cars and flooding on Brace Cove Rd, we were not able to visit Niles Pond/Brace Cove.  It was a bit icy to start, with some sleet but precipitation stopped, roads were clear and it warmed up to the high 30’s.
51 species
Canada Goose  85
Gadwall  15
Mallard  36
American Black Duck  33
Common Eider  125
Harlequin Duck  21
Surf Scoter  90
White-winged Scoter  37
Black Scoter  27
Long-tailed Duck  39
Bufflehead  83
Common Goldeneye  7
Red-breasted Merganser  53
Horned Grebe  6
Red-necked Grebe  12
Eared Grebe  1    Continuing, seen from Niles Beach
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  75
Mourning Dove  9
Ruddy Turnstone  7
Purple Sandpiper  2    Granite pier, Rockport
Common Murre  3    Andrews Point, Rockport, at the end of Long Branch Rd. Seen on the water moving NW One seen well showing black line through the white in the face.Longer thinner bills than Thick-billed.
Razorbill  4    Andrews Point – end of Long Branch Ave
Black-legged Kittiwake  1    Pebbly Beach
Bonaparte’s Gull  1    Andrew’s Point, Rockport
Ring-billed Gull  50
Herring Gull  180
Iceland Gull  1    Pebbly Beach
Great Black-backed Gull  66
Red-throated Loon  2
Common Loon  22
Northern Gannet  4
Great Cormorant  19
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  25
American Crow  35
Black-capped Chickadee  14
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Carolina Wren  6
European Starling  50
Northern Mockingbird  2
American Robin  100
House Sparrow  50
House Finch  25
American Goldfinch  3
White-throated Sparrow  3
Song Sparrow  15
Northern Cardinal  7
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