Parker River NWR–Hellcat Dike, Essex, Massachusetts, US
16-Aug-2023 17:35 – 20:55
Protocol: Stationary
Checklist Comments:    An evening with the Swallows BBC trip.  The Swallow spectacle was good tonight, not great.  No Herons flew into BFP to roost.  Almost no Shorebirds in BFP.
27 species
Canada Goose  17    distant in BFP
Gadwall  3    NP
Mallard  45    BFP & NP
Green-winged Teal  5    Probably more in the distance, including the continuing bird with orange GPS transmitter on its back.
Mourning Dove  1
Least Sandpiper  4
Semipalmated Sandpiper  2
Greater Yellowlegs  12
Herring Gull  2
Least Tern  5
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Great Blue Heron  1
Snowy Egret  3
Osprey  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Kingbird  2
Tree Swallow  10000    The Swallow spectacle was good tonight, not great.  The Tree Swallows were spread out north above the expansive stand of phragmites in north pool.  The massive, swirling vortex of birds never really materialized.
Bank Swallow  4
Marsh Wren  2
European Starling  6
Gray Catbird  2
American Robin  2
Cedar Waxwing  1
American Goldfinch  2
Bobolink  3
Baltimore Oriole  1
Red-winged Blackbird  5
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