Forbush Bird Club
the Forbush Bird Club of Worcester, MA
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Here are reports from our most recent trips



Salisbury Beach and Plum Island

Participants - 4 including the leaders.    Weather - mostly cloudy to partly cloudy: temps upper 40's and breezy. Redpolls were definitely the highlight of the trip.  Good looks at Snow buntings and Horned larks and N harrier.  Species missed: Short-eared owl, A bittern, N shrike,

Species seen or heard (total 48):

Rough-legged hawk.
Red-necked grebe(4)(very poor views)
Horned grebe
Double-crested cormorant
Mute Swan
Canada Goose
A. widgeon
Green-winged teal
A. black duck
Northern pintail
Common eider
White-winged scoter
Hooded merganser
Common merganser
Red-breasted merganser
Great blue heron
Northern harrier
Cooper's hawk
Red-tailed hawk
A. coot
Purple sandpiper (4 or 5-poor looks)
Ring-billed gull
Great black-backed gull
Herring gull
Laughing gull(2)
Razorbill(1-very poor look)
Red-throated loon(many)
Common loon
Rock pigeon
Downy woodpecker(1 heard)
Blue jay
A. crow
A. robin
Northern mockingbird (2)
E. starling(very large flock)
Black-capped chickadee
Tufted titmouse
Horned lark(6)
A. goldfinch
Snow bunting
Song sparrow
Dark-eyed junco
Northern cardinal.

(Report from Peg and Dick Knowlton)

Richard Scarlet