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Bird Sightings

  • A ruby-throated hummingbird<br/><br/>U.S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

    A ruby-throated hummingbird

    U.S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

  • A ruby-throated hummingbird<br/><br/>U.S FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

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

Common species reported in small numbers this week were ruby-throated hummingbirds, great crested flycatchers, yellow-throated vireos, red-eyed vireos, blackburnian warblers, northern parulas, redstarts, chestnut sided warblers, scarlet tanagers and bobolinks.

Regular, but uncommon, species seen included common loons, American bitterns, green herons, greater yellowlegs, Virginia rails, Wilson’s snipe, black-billed cuckoos, whip-poor-wills, common nighthawks, white-crowned sparrows and eastern meadowlarks.

On Monday, a common gallinule was found at the Pondside marsh in Longmeadow.

A prothonotary warbler was seen Sunday in Longmeadow.

Two great egrets were in the rookery, and a golden-winged warbler was in the adjoining woods at the Arcadia Sanctuary in Northampton.

Seven white-winged crossbills were reported in Tyringham.

A Lapland longspur and grasshopper sparrows were seen in the east meadows of Northampton.

An upland sandpiper and a grasshopper sparrow were found at Barnes Airport in Westfield.

A Bonaparte’s gull was reported in Cheshire, and two common redpolls were seen in Granby.

The mountain bluebird has not been reported since last Wednesday.

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

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