Halibut Point SP, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Jan 25, 2020 9:04 AM – 11:31 AM
Checklist Comments:    BBC walk with 12 participants; cloudy and mid 40’s with 8-10 mph easterly winds which picked up later in the afternoon.
30 species (+2 other taxa)
Mallard  50
Common Eider  13
Harlequin Duck  24
White-winged Scoter  1
Black Scoter  6
Long-tailed Duck  5
Red-breasted Merganser  1
Dovekie  20    Very small ball alcid both flying and in water.
Thick-billed Murre  5    Large alcid pointed bill but not as long as common
Common/Thick-billed Murre  15    Large alcids lacking larger bill of razorbill
Razorbill  42
alcid sp.  5
Herring Gull  5
Great Black-backed Gull  1
Pacific Loon  1    Chin strap. Medium size loon. Very dark mantle with white flank patch. White patch on face. Lacking heavy bill of Common Loon. Bill held parallel to water. Rounded head, not block shaped.
Common Loon  3
Great Cormorant  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  3
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2    Seen together. Lacking stripes of GCKI.
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
European Starling  10
Gray Catbird  1
American Robin  20
Cedar Waxwing  13
White-throated Sparrow  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  2
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