Halibut Point State Park – 10/21/18

//Halibut Point State Park – 10/21/18

Halibut Point SP, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Oct 21, 2018 8:00 AM – 10:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments:     BBC – Halibut Point State Park, Rockport, Morning – Leader: Peter Van Demark – overcast, 50, light showers, very gusty
17 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  9     Drake with four females on quarry
Common Eider  1
White-winged Scoter (North American)  3
Ring-necked Pheasant  2     Along path around quarry, near path to Bayview Trail
Herring Gull  14
Great Black-backed Gull  5
Northern Gannet  31     Coasting south
Double-crested Cormorant  291     Most in groups heading south, one fishing in quarry that managed to catch and swallow an eel (after a long fight and many dives to recatch it)
hawk sp.  1     Chased juncos into hiding
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  3     Heard only
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  1
Dark-eyed Junco  5
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49404825

2019-01-12T17:49:36+00:00