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The Audubon Society has reported a variety of recent bird sightings for western Massachusetts.
The cool northwest winds of the past week brought some migrating songbirds from Canada to our region. Other species seen were eastern kingbird, barn swallow, Carolina wren, gray catbird, cedar waxwing, black-and-white warbler, common yellowthroat, American redstart, yellow warbler, indigo bunting, flocks of chipping sparrows, scarlet tanager, rose-breasted grosbeak and Baltimore oriole.
A pair of common gallinules with two young were found at Post Farm in Lenox.
Two common nighthawks and an olive-sided flycatcher were seen in Belchertown.
A yellow-bellied flycatcher and a Philadelphia vireo were reported in Southwick Orchard orioles were seen in Amherst.
Seven great egrets and three snowy egrets were at the north end of the Quabbin Reservoir.
During a day of banding, 66 ruby-throated hummingbirds were captured and released in Whately.
To report a sighting, please call the Voice of Audubon at (781)259-8805 and leave a message.