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Bird Sightings: Some birds staying, others heading north

  • A least sandpiper<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

    A least sandpiper

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  • An indigo bunting<br/><br/>U.S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

    An indigo bunting

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  • An American bittern<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

    An American bittern

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  • A Virginia rail<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

    A Virginia rail

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  • A least sandpiper<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • An indigo bunting<br/><br/>U.S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • An American bittern<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • A Virginia rail<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.

Less common nesting species reported in small numbers this week were American bitterns, green herons, Virginia rails, whip-poor-wills, fish crows, brown thrashers, northern waterthrushes, worm-eating warblers, Canada warblers, grasshopper sparrows, indigo buntings, eastern meadowlarks and orchard orioles.

Regular migrating species found stopping here on their way north were northern harriers, lesser and greater yellowlegs, least sandpipers, solitary sandpipers, Swainson’s thrushes, Cape May warblers, Tennessee warblers, bay-breasted warblers, Wilson’s warblers, white-crowned sparrows and pine siskin.

Three sandhill cranes and a vesper sparrow were seen in Worthington.

A summer tanager was coming to a yard in Great Barrington.

A greater scaup, a great egret and a common gallinule were at the Pondside marsh in Longmeadow.

Two pectoral sandpipers were reported in Northampton.

An olive-sided flycatcher was found in New Salem.

A sora and a marsh wren were seen in Lenox.

A gray-cheeked thrush was found in Easthampton and a black vulture in Holyoke.

To notifiy the Voice of Audubon of a bird sighting, please call (781)259-8805 and leave a message.

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