Monday, March 25, 2013

Plum Island & vicinity - 3/17/2013

The list for today's trip to Plum Island and vicinity. We visited West Newbury, Newburyport, and Gloucester.

G-Gloucester, W-West Newbury, others at Plum Island except where noted. The best bird was not seen on the trip and is not included below-two Sandhill Cranes were seen in Newbury before the trip. They could not be found afterwards.

Canada Goose 575 (200-W)
Mute Swan 7 (4-W)
Wood Duck 4-W (actually before the trip)
Gadwall 33
American Wigeon 15
Black Duck 325
Mallard 117 (50-G, 50-W)
Northern Pintail 71
Green-winged Teal 6 (5-W)
Ring-necked Duck 8-G
Greater Scaup 20-G

Common Eider 75 (50-G)
Surf Scoter 10-G
White-winged Scoter 50 (35-G)
Black Scoter 5
Long-tailed Duck 12
Bufflehead 93 (75-G)
Common Goldeneye 22 (15-G)
Hooded Merganser 9 (1-G, 6-W)
Common Merganser 7-W
Red-breasted Merganser 60 (50-G)
Ruddy Duck 12-G
Common Loon 12 (7-G)
Horned Grebe 18 (6-G)
Red-necked Grebe 3-G
Great Cormorant 8-G
Turkey Vulture 1-W
Bald Eagle 2 (1 ad, 1 5th yr)
Northern Harrier 1
Cooper's Hawk 1-G
Red-shouldered Hawk 1-Ipswich
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Rough-legged Hawk 2 lt
Killdeer 4
Sanderling 9
Purple Sandpiper 19-G
Purple Sandpipers

Dunlin 6
Ring-billed Gull ***-G
Herring Gull ***-G
Iceland Gull 1+ (1W)-G
Glaucous Gull 1 (1 or 2W)-G
Great Black-backed Gull ***-G
Black Guillemot 6-G
Rock Pigeon ***
Mourning Dove 2
Downy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 1-W
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 5
Horned Lark 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Carolina Wren 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
American Robin 52 (25-G, 25-W)
Northern Mockingbird 2
Starling ***
Cedar Waxwing 9-G
American Tree Sparrow 3
Song Sparrow 6
Red-winged Blackbird 5
Common Grackle 4
House Finch 3-Newburyport
House Sparrow ***

*Thanks to Liam Waters for these fine images.

Glenn d'Entremont: Stoughton, MA

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