Plum Island, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Feb 22, 2020 8:44 AM – 1:04 PM
Greater White-fronted Goose 1 Continuing bird. Seen north of refuge entrance around 1pm.
Canada Goose 350
Mute Swan 2
American Black Duck 500 Estimate. Probably more.
Northern Pintail 10 Seen by one person at lot 6 from Stage Island dike.
Common Eider 15
Surf Scoter 3
White-winged Scoter 6
Black Scoter 1
Long-tailed Duck 20
Common Goldeneye 13
Hooded Merganser 3
Common Merganser 1
Red-breasted Merganser 6
Horned Grebe 8 4 at Lot 1 overlook and 4 at Emerson Rocks.
Red-necked Grebe 2 Lot 1 overlook.
Dovekie 1 Emerson Rocks. Fly out to sea then set down and could not relocate. Small alcid substantially smaller than Razorbills.
Razorbill 3 1 at Emerson Rocks and 2 at Lot 1.
Herring Gull 30
Great Black-backed Gull 3
Red-throated Loon 1 Lot 1 overlook
Common Loon 6
Turkey Vulture 1 Seen above tree line on mainland from Wardens.
Northern Harrier 1 North end of refuge. Multiple sightings but believe only one bird involved.
Bald Eagle 4 Three immature and one adult.
Rough-legged Hawk 1 New pines overlook south into marsh. Lighter bird. Appears similar to photos from recent observations.
Snowy Owl 2 One in marsh south of New Pines near Grape Island area. Second seen by one person at Sandy Point back lot.
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Shrike 1 Just north of Cro