Thursday, March 20, 2014
Here are this week’s bird sightings from the Western Voice of Audubon.
Migrant birds reported on the Connecticut River included northern pintails, ring-necked ducks, bufflehead, common goldeneyes, hooded mergansers and common mergansers.
Early arriving land birds included bald eagles, red-shouldered hawks, peregrine falcons, merlins, American kestrels, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, ruby-crowned kinglets, brown creepers, eastern bluebirds, hermit thrushes, gray catbirds, yellow-rumped warblers and fox sparrows.
Flocks of American robins are now very common.
Found at Turners Falls were 10 greater scaup, two lesser scaup, a red-breasted merganser and a glaucous gull.
A golden eagle was seen again at the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir.
Eight black vultures were found in Sheffield and one was reported in Palmer.
A long-tailed duck was seen in Holyoke, and a greater scaup was found in Agawam.
A northern pintail, an American wigeon and a greater scaup were reported in Northampton.
A snowy owl and a short-eared owl were seen in Hadley.
Three greater scaup and a northern shrike were found in Great Barrington, and two red-breasted mergansers were reported in Pittsfield.
To report a bird sighting, please call the Voice of Audubon at (781)259-8805 and leave a message.