Parker River NWR, Essex, Massachusetts, US
Sep 20, 2016 7:20 AM – 12:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling – Leader: Dave Williams
12.0 mile(s)
Comments:     Led BBC walk.  Started in “4 Pole” fog and by 8:15 it had lifted.  Dave Adrian found a Lark sparrow at the Wardens that he got us on.  Five Forster’s teens silently came out of the fog and flew down the river at the boat ramp.  The Black guillemot continues at Emerson Rocks.  The highlights, though, came from the BFP blind around noon.  Three, possibly four Buff-breasted sandpipers were straight out from the blind on the little, grassy island.  As well, there was a Baird’s sandpiper walking in and out of the grass, too.  We also had our second Am. golden plover of the day here, to.  There continues to be a lot of White-rumpled sandpipers here as well as  Dunlin, a single Red knot, and lots of BB plovers.
64 species

Gadwall  1
American Black Duck  29
Mallard  2
Green-winged Teal  7
Wild Turkey  1
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  11
Great Blue Heron  10
Great Egret  46
Snowy Egret  45
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron  2     Right next toothed old Beaver lodge in the NP from the Hellcat dike.
Turkey Vulture  8
Osprey  1
Northern Harrier  2
Cooper’s Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
American Avocet  1     Continuing bird at SIP.
Black-bellied Plover  75
American Golden-Plover  2     One seen from the southern end of the Hellcat dike in BFP around 9:00.  At this time it was low tide and there were two machines mowing and almost no birds.
Around noon, we observed a second AMGP fr