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Bird sightings for week of Jan. 29 to Feb. 4


Monday, January 29, 2018

Here are this week’s bird sightings from the Voice of Audubon for western Massachusetts.

A redhead duck was seen at Lower Mill Pond in Easthampton, and a pair of Barrow’s goldeneyes were on the Connecticut River in Agawam.

A golden eagle was found at the Quabbin Reservoir.

Rough-legged hawks were seen in Williamstown and Sheffield, and red-necked grebes were reported at the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir and Turners Falls.

The Iceland gull and the lesser black-backed gull continue to be reported at Turner’s Falls.

Lapland longspurs were seen in Hatfield, Greenfield, and Egremont.

A snowy owl continues to be reported in Hadley.

Two red crossbills were found in the town of Washington, and a flock of pine siskins were seen in Windsor.

Red-headed woodpeckers continue to be reported in Northampton and Williamstown.

Other uncommon or lingering, species reported were: bufflehead, common goldeneye, hooded merganser, red-breasted merganser, common merganser, black vulture, sharp-shinned hawk, red-shouldered hawk, kestrel, merlin, peregrine, kingfisher, flicker, sapsucker, red-breasted nuthatch, winter wren, snow bunting, horned lark, fish crow, cedar waxwing, bluebird, hermit thrush, white crowned sparrow, red-winged blackbird, purple finch and evening grosbeak.