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Bird Sightings

  • A rusty blackbird<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • A rough-legged hawk<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

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

Two days of mild winds from the south brought many early spring migrants to our meadows and ponds, as well as to our doorsteps. Most numerous and notable were ring-necked ducks, wood ducks, red-tailed hawks, killdeer, American woodcocks, pied-billed grebes, turkey vultures, winter wrens, American robins, eastern bluebirds, common grackles and red-winged blackbirds.

The northern shoveler continues to be reported in the Pondisde Marshes in Longmeadow. Also seen were two American wigeons, two mute swan, four fish crows and a rusty blackbird.

Four northern pintails and two fish crows were seen in Northampton.

A greater scaup and a red crossbill were found in Quabbin Park at the Quabbin Reservoir.

An Iceland gull was seen in West Springfield, and three greater scaup were in Agawam.

A rough-legged hawk and white-winged crossbill were reported in Amherst.

A white-crowned sparrow was seen in Hadley, and a lesser scaup was found in Turners Falls.

A hoary redpoll was seen with a flock of 90 common redpolls in Shutesbury.

A rough-legged hawk and a red crossbill were noted flying over Amherst.

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

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