Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Oct 12, 2021 7:20 AM – 12:04 PM
Protocol: Traveling
7.5 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Mostly sunny. 64-72 degrees with winds South 2 mph to WSW 5 mph. Outgoing tide with low tide at 10:42 am.  With Brookline Bird Club walk led by Dave Williams. Stops at main pans, Wardens Maintenance area, where we walked the dike to North Pool Overlook from Wardens. Also stopped at Lot 7 Emerson Rocks, Hellcat dike, and Hellcat boardwalk to old blind, finishing along road by Goodno Crossing back to Hellcat parking lot.
54 species (+4 other taxa)
Snow Goose  1    Continuing immature at Hellcat Bill Forward Pool
Canada Goose  29
Mute Swan  13    12 in main pans and another Hellcat
Blue-winged Teal  1    Bill Forward Pool Hellcat dike
Gadwall  4    North Pool from Hellcat dike
Mallard  8
American Black Duck  83
Northern Pintail  5    Hellcat Bill Forward Pool
Green-winged Teal  20    Bill Forward Pool
White-winged Scoter  50    Lot 7
Wild Turkey  4    Just outside refuge entrance when I arrived about 7:15 am.
Horned Grebe  1    Lot 7
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  3
Mourning Dove  3
Black-bellied Plover  1    Calling several times at Lot 1 boat ramp
Killdeer  2    One in middle of Lot 1 parking lot and another on mud in pans
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2    Pans
Greater Yellowlegs  19
Lesser Yellowlegs  1    Standing next to a Greater Yellowlegs at Lot 1 boat ramp. Good comparison of body size and bill length.
Ring-billed Gull  3    Lot 7
Herring Gull  36