A snow goose U,S, FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings in western Massachusetts.
Lingering waterfowl include green-winged teal, ring-necked ducks, hooded and common mergansers, common goldeneyes, common loons, horned grebes, pied-billed grebes and American coots.
Some late migrating land birds were also reported this week including yellow-bellied sapsuckers, horned larks, winter wrens and red-breasted nuthatches.
Pine grosbeaks were reported in Turners Falls, and Pittsfield, as well as on the Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts and in Quabbin Park at the Quabbin Reservoir, and new small flocks were found in Easthampton and Northampton.
A flock of 50 snow geese was discovered in a Southampton cornfield.
Two northern shovelers, two gadwalls, 30 American pipits, and 50 common redpolls were in Longmeadow.
A northern shoveler and 77 ruddy ducks were seen on Richmond Pond.
A lesser scaup, a long-tailed duck, a red crossbill and three white-winged crossbills were noted at Quabbin Park.
A snow goose, a Bonaparte’s gull, and a Northern saw-whet owl were seen in Amherst.
To notify the Voice of Audubon of a bird sighting, please call 781-259-8805 and leave a message.