Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Plymouth Beach - 7/26/2014

A combined South Shore/Brookline Bird Club/Friends of Myles Standish State Forest trip had the following. 4 others joined me for a very comfortable (for July) walk. THE highlight had to be the Peregrine Falcon flushing all the birds out of the colony and the beach. Thousands of birds in the air at once, calling and carrying on. The Black Skimmer(s) were barking and well seen by all. I had seen one bird fly by us and into the colony earlier, but the others could not get on it in time. I had moved to adjacent where I thought they went in when the Peregrine helped me; we were only 75 or so feet away from the nest site (not able to be seen as blocked by dune). Large numbers of Semipalmated Sandpiper and Sanderling; must be just arrived as very alarmed-the least amount of disturbance and they were flying around.

 49 species

Mallard 19
Double-crested Cormorant 3
Great Blue Heron 4
Great Egret 2
Green Heron 2
Osprey 6
Black-bellied Plover 2
Semipalmated Plover 50
Piping Plover 14
Killdeer 3
Solitary Sandpiper 2
Greater Yellowlegs 5
Willet (Eastern) 8
Sanderling 750
Semipalmated Sandpiper 1500
Short-billed Dowitcher (Atlantic) 500
Laughing Gull 500
Ring-billed Gull 400 1 juv
Herring Gull (American) X
Great Black-backed Gull X
Least Tern 60
Common Tern 1000
Black Skimmer 2 Continuing pair, coming and going to unseen nest in colony
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) X
Mourning Dove 19
Chimney Swift 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 Flushed all birds in colony and beach
Willow Flycatcher 3
American Crow 8
Horned Lark 1
Tree Swallow 35
Barn Swallow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Carolina Wren 2
American Robin 12
Gray Catbird 4
Northern Mockingbird 6
European Starling X
Yellow Warbler 6
Song Sparrow 21
Northern Cardinal 2
Red-winged Blackbird 2
Common Grackle 1
Baltimore Oriole 2
House Finch 8
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow X

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

Glenn d'Entremont

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