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Voices of Audubon: area bird sightings

Here are some of this week’s bird sightings from the Western Voice of Audubon.

Migrant birds reported on the Connecticut River included northern pintails, ring-necked ducks, bufflehead, common goldeneyes, hooded mergansers and common mergansers.

Early arriving land birds included bald eagles, red-shouldered hawks, peregrine falcons, merlins, American kestrels, yellow-bellied sapsuckers, ruby-crowned kinglets, brown creepers, eastern bluebirds, hermit thrushes, gray catbirds, yellow-rumped warblers and fox sparrows.

Flocks of American robins are now very common.

Found at Turners Falls were 10 greater scaup, two lesser scaup, a red-breasted merganser and a glaucous gull.

A golden eagle was seen again at the southern end of the Quabbin Reservoir.

Trudy Tynan, a member of the Hampshire Bird Club and a retired reporter for The Associated Press, edits the sightings that are compiled by Seth Kellogg of Southwick. For more information www. hampshirebirdclub.org. Call 781-259-8805 for state bird sightings. To record sightings, call 781-259-8805, ext. 2, and wait for the end of the tape. It is a long-distance call.

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