The South Shore Bird Club (SSBC) was founded in 1946 and the first members set out to explore the birds and birding habitats of the South Shore of Massachusetts.
We concentrate on field trips for both members and non members. Most trips involve car-pooling with occasional canoe trips or beach hikes. Non-members are always welcome.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Squantum May 20th 2015 : A day of Wilson's
“not much out here today”
were the first words two of us exchanged when meeting at 05:50 am and looking
into the salt pannes on East Squantum Street. How wrong we were! As soon as we
put up the scope we were struck by this gorgeous looking female Wilson’s Phalarope!
As the rest of the group joined us I rushed back home to get Steven and his
camera! Good thing I live so close…
And because the bird is so handsome in the early
Thanks to Steven
Whitebread for these wonderful photos
Once we all had looked our fill, we carried on to Squaw Rock
Park. This place had been hopping with warblers over the weekend, but was again
quiet today – until we heard a Black-billed Cuckoo which we finally located
sitting quietly. Everyone had great looks at the bird to observe the field marks
including the red iris. Another highlight at Squaw Rock was a hard to locate Wilson’s
Warbler. The third location today was the “wilderness” off of Seaport Drive.
Here we heard our first of the season Willow Flycatcher.
Full lists of all three locations visited are below.
Quincy: Squantum Salt Pannes, Norfolk, US-MA May
20, 2015 5:50 AM - 6:30 AM
American Black Duck6
Wilson's Phalarope1Female in full breeding plumage, A couple
of photos can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/60295555@N06/
Song Sparrow1carrying nesting material.
Quincy: Squantum, Squaw Rock Park, Norfolk, US-MA May
20, 2015 6:40 AM - 8:40 AM
Black-billed Cuckoo1seen and heard well, down to red in eye!.
Great Crested Flycatcher2
Black-throated Green Warbler2
Quincy: Seaport Drive / Commander Shea
Boulevard, Norfolk, US-MA May 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
American Black Duck5
Willow Flycatcher1very brief looks, but heard well.