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Bird Sightings

  • A belted kingfisher<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
  • <br/>An Eastern bluebird<br/><br/>U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

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

The early migrants, including ring-necked ducks, wood ducks, turkey vultures, red-shouldered hawks, belted kingfishers, and red-winged blackbirds are filtering slowly into the region. Flocks of wintering robins, bluebirds, horned larks, pine siskins and common redpolls are being reported, as well as peregrine falcons, northern harriers, winter wrens and hermit thrushes.

The gyrfalcon was reported several times in both Hadley and Sunderland.

The vesper sparrow and clay-colored sparrow continue in Hadley and another vesper sparrow was found in Deerfield.

The pair of Barrow’s goldeneyes continue in the Connecticut River between Longmeadow and Agawam, usually north of the island.

An Iceland gull and a glaucous gull are still feeding at and near the Bondi’s Island landfill and boat ramp.

Two Lapland longspurs and 50 snow buntings were seen in the East Meadows of Northampton.

An American wigeon was in the Pondside Marshes in Longmeadow.

Two Iceland gulls and a lesser black-backed gull were reported in Turners Falls.

A northern goshawk was seen in Amherst.

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

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