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Bird Sightings

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A red crossbill

WIKIMEDIA COMMONS A red crossbill

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

A red crossbill was heard calling as it flew over New Salem.

A northern shoveler was seen flying low over Pittsfield.

A hooded warbler was found in Westfield.

An osprey was reported in Chicopee and a grasshopper sparrow was seen in Southwick.

Four common gallinules, including two young were reported at the Post Farm in Lenox.

Yellow-billed Cuckoos were seen in Pelham, Sheffield and Southwick.

Other notable nesting birds reported were great blue heron, green heron, red-shouldered hawk, broad-winged hawk, Virginia rail, American woodcock, black-billed cuckoo, willow flycatcher, prairie warbler and orchard oriole.

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

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