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Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island


Here’s a list of recent bird sightings from Plum Island, located in Newburyport, Newbury, Rowley, and Ipswich, Massachusetts. Most sightings are from the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, which makes up the southern two thirds of the island. This information is only as complete as the reports received. To contribute your sightings please send them to Tom Wetmore. Reports to the MassBird mailing list are integrated into this page.

See the legend after the list for an explanation of terms. You can find most of the locations on the Parker River NWR map.

There are 80 species currently on the list. The list covers the last 10 days.



Recent Bird Sightings from Plum Island — updated December 20, 2014

  • Snow Goose, Chen caerulescens
    • 16 Dec, 1 n refuge, d adrien
    • 16 Dec, 1 pi rv n refuge, t wetmore
  • Canada Goose, Branta canadensis
    • 19 Dec, 250+ inc 130 stage, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, sev marshes, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 150+ var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 250+ most marshes, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, yes, q&a nial
    • 13 Dec, 300+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 150+ var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 150+ var, t wetmore
  • Mute Swan, Cygnus olor
    • 17 Dec, 2 stage, d weaver-joppa
    • 14 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 2, n landry
  • Gadwall, Anas strepera
    • 19 Dec, 50 pans, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 50+ pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, ~ 150, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 50 pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 45+ pans, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 55+ most pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 45 pans, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 30+ pans, fw others var, t wetmore
  • American Wigeon, Anas americana
    • 17 Dec, 4 pines pan, d weaver-joppa
  • American Black Duck, Anas rubripes
    • 19 Dec, 300+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 200+ var, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, mn, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 350+ var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 600+ var, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, yes, q&a nial
    • 13 Dec, 300+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 250+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 250+ var, t wetmore
  • Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
    • 19 Dec, 8 var, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 12+ pans & elsewhere, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, ~20, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 35 stage, fw others var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 40+ var, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 40+ most stage, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 30+ most forward & stage, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 25+ most forward & stage, t wetmore
  • Northern Shoveler, Anas clypeata
    • 19 Dec, 1 m 5 f pans, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 1 m 4 f pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 10 inc 2 m 8 f pans, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 1 m 5 f pans, d adrien
    • 16 Dec, 3 f pans, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 5 three pans, d adrien
    • 14 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1 m 4 f pans, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 1 m 5 f pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1 m 4 f pans, d adrien
    • 12 Dec, 3 f pans, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, pans, d adrien
    • 11 Dec, 1 m 4 f pans, t wetmore
  • Northern Pintail, Anas acuta
    • 19 Dec, 50 pans, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 45+ pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, ~40, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 65 pans, fw others var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 150+ pans & north marsh, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 30+ most pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 20 pans, 15 forward, 40+ stage, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 12 pans, 50+ stage, fw other flybys, t wetmore
  • Green-winged Teal, Anas crecca
    • 17 Dec, 1 pans, ~20 stage, d weaver-joppa
    • 12 Dec, 1 m pans, t wetmore
  • Greater Scaup, Aythya marila
    • 11 Dec, 1 f pans, t wetmore
  • Lesser Scaup, Aythya affinis
    • 19 Dec, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1 f pans, t wetmore
  • Common Eider, Somateria mollissima
    • 19 Dec, fk one ocean, 80 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 6 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 80 one ocean, 60 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 80 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, fw one ocean, 60 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 400-500 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 12 Dec, fk jetty f/one, sev seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 15+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Surf Scoter, Melanitta perspicillata
    • 17 Dec, 1 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 1 m five, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 2 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1 m seven ocean, t wetmore
  • White-winged Scoter, Melanitta fusca
    • 19 Dec, 40+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 1 - Bar Head., d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 25 one ocean, 50 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 60 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1 m ramp, 20+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 12 one ocean, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 10+ one ocean, t wetmore
  • Black Scoter, Melanitta americana
    • 19 Dec, 250+ seven ocean, fw others ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, ~200 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 420 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 250 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 200+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 100+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 100+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Long-tailed Duck, Clangula hyemalis
    • 19 Dec, 50+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 5 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 12 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 7, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 10+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 10+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Bufflehead, Bucephala albeola
    • 19 Dec, 6 pine ck, fw seven ocean, fw others, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 13 inc 1 pans, 12 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 1 pans, 25 wardens, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 12 seven ocean, fw others, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 3 forward, 8+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2 forward, 8+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
    • 19 Dec, 2 forward, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 2 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 1 m wardens, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 3 ramp, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 12 ramp, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 17 pi rv f/ramp, 2+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 4 forward, t wetmore
  • Hooded Merganser, Lophodytes cucullatus
    • 19 Dec, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 1 f pans, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 12 inc 9 forward, 3 pines, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 10+ var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 15, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 15+ var, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 14, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 5 ramp, 1 pans, fw others var, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 20+ var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 20+ stage, fw others var, t wetmore
  • Common Merganser, Mergus merganser
    • 16 Dec, 3 f pans, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 3 f pans, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 3 f pans, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 3 f pans, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Merganser, Mergus serrator
    • 19 Dec, fk one ocean, 4 pine ck, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 60+ one ocean, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1 m ramp, 2-3 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, fw one & seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 3-4 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Wild Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo
    • 14 Dec, 7 n refuge, t wetmore
  • Red-throated Loon, Gavia stellata
    • 19 Dec, 2 five ocean, 1 six ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 15 one ocean, 4 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 3 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Common Loon, Gavia immer
    • 19 Dec, 25 ocean, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 2 seven ocean, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 8 one ocean, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 6, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 10+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 11, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 10 one ocean, 35+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 4 one ocean, 6+ seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Horned Grebe, Podiceps auritus
    • 19 Dec, 20+ ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 12 one ocean, 20 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 10+ seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 8, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 6 one ocean, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 25-30 s end island, d adrien
    • 12 Dec, 5 one ocean, 10 seven ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 6 one ocean, 8 seven ocean, t wetmore
  • Red-necked Grebe, Podiceps grisegena
    • 19 Dec, 8 one ocean, 2 five ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 12 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 8 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 5-6 one ocean, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus
    • 19 Dec, 1 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Double-crested Cormorant, Phalacrocorax auritus
    • 11 Dec, 1 flyby south scrub, t wetmore
  • Great Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
    • 16 Dec, 1 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 2 jetty f/one, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2 jetty f/one, t wetmore
  • Great Blue Heron, Ardea herodias
    • 19 Dec, 4 inc 2 forward, 1 south marsh, 1 s cross, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1 ramp, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1 ramp, d adrien
    • 12 Dec, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
    • 19 Dec, 1 north pool dike, p roberts
    • 19 Dec, 1 ad north pool olook, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 1 ad wardens, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 1 ad north field, p roberts
    • 14 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1 ad north marsh, 1 ad pi sound f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 1 im south marsh, t wetmore
  • Northern Harrier, Circus cyaneus
    • 19 Dec, 8+ inc 1 ad m 7+ im, p roberts
    • 19 Dec, 5+ thruout, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 1 north scrub, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 6, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 8+ inc 1 ad m north field, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 4+, d adrien
    • 15 Dec, ~10 inc 1 ad m 1 ad f, 4+ im, p roberts
    • 14 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 6+ inc 1 ad m, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 5, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1-2 gate, q&a nial
    • 13 Dec, 8-10 thruout, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 6+ var, d adrien
    • 12 Dec, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 4-5 var, t wetmore
  • Cooper's Hawk, Accipiter cooperii
    • 19 Dec, 1 im, p roberts
    • 18 Dec, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 1 seven, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 1 im, p roberts
    • 13 Dec, 1 gate, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1 im n refuge, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 1 im n refuge, t wetmore
  • Red-tailed Hawk, Buteo jamaicensis
    • 19 Dec, 1-2, p roberts
    • 19 Dec, 1 o/pi sound, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 15 Dec, 2-3, p roberts
    • 14 Dec, 1 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Rough-legged Hawk, Buteo lagopus
    • 19 Dec, 4 inc 2 lt 2 dk, p roberts
    • 18 Dec, 1 dk north marsh, 1 lt north field, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 2 lt north field area, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 2, d adrien
    • 16 Dec, 1 lt north field, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 4 inc 2 lt 2 dk, p roberts
    • 14 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1 north pool olook, 1 grape is, s mcgrath
    • 14 Dec, 1 lt north field, 1 lt cross, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1 lt north field, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 2 cross, d adrien
    • 12 Dec, 2-3 inc 1 lt north field, 1 lt pine field, 1 lt cross, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2 lt north field, t wetmore
  • Greater Yellowlegs, Tringa melanoleuca
    • 15 Dec, 1, p roberts
  • Sanderling, Calidris alba
    • 15 Dec, 50 six beach, d adrien
    • 15 Dec, 10 five beach, p roberts
  • Dunlin, Calidris alpina
    • 19 Dec, 1 flyby five beach, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 250 six beach, d adrien
    • 15 Dec, ~140 five beach, p roberts
    • 14 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 2 flyby seven beach, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 2 flyby seven beach, t wetmore
  • Purple Sandpiper, Calidris maritima
    • 11 Dec, 3 barhead, d adrien
    • 11 Dec, 1 emerson, 3 barhead, t wetmore
  • Razorbill, Alca torda
    • 19 Dec, 2 five ocean, 1 six ocean, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 25 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Black-legged Kittiwake, Rissa tridactyla
    • 16 Dec, 2-3 one ocean, t wetmore
  • Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis
    • 19 Dec, 1 forward, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 12 seven beach, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 6, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1 pans, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 7, n landry
  • Herring Gull, Larus argentatus
    • 19 Dec, mn var, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, fw, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, sev var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 14 Dec, sev var, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, yes, n landry
    • 13 Dec, yes, q&a nial
    • 13 Dec, 40+ var, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, sev var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, sev var, t wetmore
  • Great Black-backed Gull, Larus marinus
    • 19 Dec, 5-6 ocean, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 2-3 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, yes, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 5-6 seven, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 11, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 10+ most seven, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 8+ most seven, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2-3 var, t wetmore
  • Rock Pigeon, Columba livia
    • 19 Dec, fk 12 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 5 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, ~10 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, ~12 n refuge f/one, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, fw n refuge f/one, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 15+ n refuge, t wetmore
  • Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura
    • 19 Dec, 1 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 6 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 3-4 n refuge, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 4+ n refuge, t wetmore
  • Great Horned Owl, Bubo virginianus
    • 19 Dec, 3 h pines opp north field, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 1 hellcat, s mcgrath
  • Snowy Owl, Bubo scandiaca
    • 19 Dec, 2 inc 1 dunes s one, 1 dunes s two, p roberts
    • 19 Dec, 2 dunes f/five, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 1 marsh w/one, 1 marsh w two, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 3 inc 1 one dunes, 1 marsh w pans, 1 north pool dike, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 6 inc 4 n wardens, 1 five bwalk, 1 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 16 Dec, 4 inc 1 w/one, 1 w/pans, 2 f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 1 two marsh, 1 six dunes, d adrien
    • 15 Dec, 5-6+ inc 4 north marsh, 2 five dunes, 4 flybys, p roberts
    • 14 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1 s pans, 1 south marsh, s mcgrath
    • 14 Dec, 2 f/wardens, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 4-5 one to marsh n wardens, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 3 north marsh, 1 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 12 Dec, 1 marsh w/two, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 1 one marsh, 1-2 pans marsh, t wetmore
  • Barred Owl, Strix varia
    • 19 Dec, 1 scurves, p roberts
    • 18 Dec, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 1 n end scurves, p roberts
    • 11 Dec, 1 scurves, s mcgrath
  • Downy Woodpecker, Picoides pubescens
    • 19 Dec, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 2 scurves, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 1 hellcat, q&a nial
    • 13 Dec, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2-3 scurves, t wetmore
  • Hairy Woodpecker, Picoides villosus
    • 13 Dec, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 1 scurves, t wetmore
  • Northern Flicker, Colaptes auratus
    • 13 Dec, 1 north pool olook, t wetmore
  • Merlin, Falco columbarius
    • 15 Dec, 1, p roberts
    • 12 Dec, 1 midden, d adrien
  • Peregrine Falcon, Falco peregrinus
    • 19 Dec, 2 inc 1 lg im f 1 ad, p roberts
    • 19 Dec, 1 im pines field, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 1 ad pines platform, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 1 gate, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 1, p roberts
  • Northern Shrike, Lanius excubitor
    • 15 Dec, 1 n scurves, 1 cross area, p roberts
  • Blue Jay, Cyanocitta cristata
    • 19 Dec, 1 one, 2 goodno, 1-2 others, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 5, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 3-4 var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 3+ var, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 13 Dec, h hellcat, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1-2, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2-3 var, t wetmore
  • American Crow, Corvus brachyrhynchos
    • 19 Dec, 8+ var, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 1-2 var, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 1-2, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 6, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 6+ var, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 6, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 4-5 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, ~8 var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2-3 var, t wetmore
  • Horned Lark, Eremophila alpestris
    • 19 Dec, 30 stage flyby, fw others, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 70+ sandy pt, d adrien
    • 16 Dec, 4-5 one wrack w/longspurs, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, sandy pt, d adrien
    • 14 Dec, lg fk sandy pt, s mcgrath
    • 12 Dec, 4 one dunes, fk ~8 north marsh, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, ~50 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 11 Dec, h one dunes, t wetmore
  • Black-capped Chickadee, Poecile atricapillus
    • 19 Dec, 15+ rdside var, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, sev rdside var, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 1, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 10+ five, fw others var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 6, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 3-4 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 9, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 3 hellcat, q&a nial
    • 13 Dec, h seven, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 8-10 var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 8+ var, t wetmore
  • Tufted Titmouse, Baeolophus bicolor
    • 13 Dec, 1 scurves, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 1 opp north field, t wetmore
  • Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta canadensis
    • 18 Dec, h opp north field, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 2+ five, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1+ opp north field, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 2+ opp north field, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 2+ h opp north field, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2+ h five, t wetmore
  • White-breasted Nuthatch, Sitta carolinensis
    • 14 Dec, 1, n landry
  • Hermit Thrush, Catharus guttatus
    • 14 Dec, 1 sandy pt, n landry
    • 12 Dec, 1 sandy pt, d adrien
  • American Robin, Turdus migratorius
    • 19 Dec, 5+ goodno, h seven thicket, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, ~8 n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, ~15, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 8+ rdside goodno, cross & six, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 14 Dec, fw scurves, opp north field, n hellcat, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 8, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 6-8 var, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 20+ opp north field and hellcat area, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 8-10 var, t wetmore
  • Gray Catbird, Dumetella carolinensis
    • 19 Dec, 1 goodno, t wetmore
  • Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos
    • 19 Dec, 2 north field, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 2, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 1 wardens, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 1 north pool olook, 1 north field, d adrien
    • 14 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1 north field, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 11 Dec, 3-4 rdside var, t wetmore
  • European Starling, Sturnus vulgaris
    • 15 Dec, n refuge, d adrien
    • 14 Dec, lg fk n refuge, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, fw n refuge, t wetmore
  • Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum
    • 19 Dec, 2 south field, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, fk 15 opp north field, t wetmore
  • Lapland Longspur, Calcarius lapponicus
    • 16 Dec, 3 one wrack w/larks, t wetmore
  • Snow Bunting, Plectrophenax nivalis
    • 19 Dec, 1 flyby one, 30+ flyby stage, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 12-15 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 15 Dec, 1 sandy pt, d adrien
    • 14 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 12 Dec, 1 sandy pt, w scott
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler, Setophaga coronata
    • 19 Dec, 1 six thicket, t wetmore
  • American Tree Sparrow, Spizella arborea
    • 19 Dec, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 6, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 6-8 six bwalk, d adrien
    • 14 Dec, 7, n landry
    • 14 Dec, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 13 Dec, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, fw rdside, t wetmore
  • Savannah Sparrow, Passerculus sandwichensis
    • 12 Dec, 2 ipswich sandy pt, d adrien
    • 11 Dec, 1 ipswich sandy pt photo, d adrien
  • Song Sparrow, Melospiza melodia
    • 15 Dec, 1 six bwalk, d adrien
    • 12 Dec, h seven, t wetmore
  • White-throated Sparrow, Zonotrichia albicollis
    • 19 Dec, h scurves, 4+ cross thicket, t wetmore
    • 18 Dec, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 4+ scurves, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 1, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 5+ scruves, fw others rdside, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 2, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 4-6 scurves, h goodno, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 5+ scurves, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 4-5 scurves, fw others h var, t wetmore
  • Northern Cardinal, Cardinalis cardinalis
    • 19 Dec, 5-7 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 17 Dec, 3, d weaver-joppa
    • 16 Dec, 3-4 rdside, t wetmore
    • 15 Dec, 2 rdside, d adrien
    • 14 Dec, 3, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 1+ rdside, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, 4, n landry
    • 13 Dec, 4-5 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 4-5 rdside var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 4-5 rdside var, t wetmore
  • House Finch, Haemorhous mexicanus
    • 19 Dec, h n refuge, fw six thicket, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, 12 rdside stage, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, h n refuge, t wetmore
  • American Goldfinch, Tristis tristis
    • 19 Dec, fw scurves, fw hellcat, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, fw var, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, 7, n landry
    • 14 Dec, 4 wardens, fw rdside, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, fw rdside var, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, 7, w scott
    • 12 Dec, 25-30 in fks var, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, 2-3 var, t wetmore
  • House Sparrow, Passer domesticus
    • 19 Dec, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 16 Dec, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 14 Dec, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 13 Dec, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 12 Dec, fw n refuge, t wetmore
    • 11 Dec, n refuge, t wetmore

Legend
  • m - male
  • f - female
  • pr - pair
  • fk - flock
  • ad - adult
  • im - immature
  • jv - juvenal
  • sm - small
  • lg - large
  • lt - light morph
  • dk - dark morph
  • n - north
  • s - south
  • e - east
  • w - west
  • inc - including
  • migr - migrating

  • forward - Bill Forward Pool
  • one - Lot one area
  • three - Lot three area
  • seven - Lot seven area
  • emerson - Emerson Rocks
  • cross - Cross Farm Hill area
  • pans - North pans to lot three
  • north field - North boundary field
  • south field - South boundary field
  • north marsh - salt marsh from gate to wardens
  • south marsh - salt marsh from pines to cross
  • stage - Stage Island Pool area
  • pines - Pines Trail area
  • gate - Gate house area
  • blind - Blind on Bill Forward Pool
  • wardens - Sub-headquarters area
  • sound - Plum Island Sound


December 20, 2014, Tom Wetmore