Friday, July 11, 2014
The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.
A red crossbill was heard calling as it flew over the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir.
A black vulture was seen in Belchertown.
Black-billed cuckoos were heard calling in Pittsfield and Southwick. Two soras and an osprey were seen in Southwick.
Four blackpoll warblers, three magnolia warblers, two mourning warblers and a Canada warbler were found on Mount Greylock. Broods of hooded and common mergansers were reported.
Other notable nesting birds found were wood duck, great blue heron, green heron, pileated woodpecker, willow flycatcher, yellow-throated vireo, eastern bluebird, and raven.
Also seen were nesting brown creeper, hermit thrush, Louisiana waterthrush, prairie warbler, blackburnian warbler, black-throated green warbler and indigo bunting.
To report a bird sighting, please call the Voice of Audubon at (781)259-8805 and leave a message.