RBA: Eastern MA 02/17/17


Macgillivrays Warbler,©David Sibley

- RBA
* Massachusetts
* Eastern
* February 17, 2017
* MAEA1702.17

- Birds Mentioned
Snow Goose
Green-winged Teal
Tufted Duck
Lesser Scaup
King Eider
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Killdeer
American Woodcock
Iceland Gull
Thick-billed Murre
Razorbill
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Northern Shrike
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
European Starling
Fox Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Red-winged Blackbird
Rusty Blackbird
Common Redpoll

- Transcript
Hotline:      Eastern Massachusetts
Date:         February 17, 2017
Number:     (781) 259-8805
To Report:   anytime day or night, 781-259-2178 (Wayne Petersen)
Compiler:   Wayne Petersen, Massachusetts Audubon Society
Coverage:    Eastern Massachusetts
Transcriber: Jason Forbes  jason@brewsterslinnet.com

Voice of Audubon for Friday, February 17, 2017

In spite of the recent alternation between snowy weather and more mild
days in between recently, increasingly signs of spring are beginning
to appear.  Most notable examples include the increased courtship
activity among flocks of COMMON GOLDENEYES, the periodic calling at
dusk of a few AMERICAN WOODCOCKS and GREAT HORNED OWLS, the courtship
whistles of BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEES and TUFTED TITMICE in the morning,
the yellowing of the bills of EUROPEAN STARLINGS, the appearance of a
few migrant FOX SPARROWS, and a scattering of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD
flocks.
At Parker River Refuge on Plum Island there was a BALD EAGLE, a
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, a PEREGRINE FALCON, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE.

At the Appleton Farm in Ipswich, 2 BARRED OWLS and a RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER were observed, and in Essex, a LINCOLN'S SPARROW continues
to periodically visit a feeder.

In Gloucester at the Jodrey Fish Pier, an ICELAND GULL and a
THICK-BILLED MURRE were noted, and a KING EIDER was seen off Salt
Island.

Noted at Deer Island in Boston Harbor was the continued presence of 2
BARROW'S GOLDENEYES, a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and 4 RAZORBILLS.
Reports from Nantucket featured a Eurasian GREEN-WINGED TEAL, the
continued presence of a TUFTED DUCK, a LONG-EARED OWL, and an EASTERN
PHOEBE.

Miscellaneous reports included a SNOW GOOSE in West Roxbury; 2 LESSER
SCAUP in Waltham; a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE and a KILLDEER at Tricentennial
Park in Dighton; 75 SNOW BUNTINGS in Lincoln; 50 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS
in Plymouth; 30 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS in Wayland; and a COMMON REDPOLL in
Woburn.
- End Transcript

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