Sunday, January 21, 2007

January 21, 2007

Nasketucket Bird Club Walk
Mike LaBossiere, Kay Langevin, and me
Pictures are here
The trip started this morning at 7:30 a.m. and our first stop was at Head of the Bay in Bourne and several Common Snipe were seen. We then made our way to the Railroad Bridge and then Scusett Beach. At the Fish Pier we were delighted to see approx. 8 Blue Birds at fairly close range. We then proceeded to the Parking area and found a large flock of Horned Larks. The canal was fairly quiet but we did get Purple Sandpiper, Common Eider, Great Cormorant, Common Loon, Surf Scoter, a dead White-winged Scoter, GREAT looks a Northern Harrier male, and an Accipiter species, likely Sharp shinned. We also had a visit by a rather large Grey Seal. Leaving Scusett we had a large 50+ flock of American Tree Sparrows. A quick look at the Herring Pond yielded Common Mergansers and Ringed Neck Ducks and a possible Red- throated Loon. Rounding out the day at the conservation area in Wareham we found a Pied- billed Grebe, Hooded Mergansers and American Wigeon.

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