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Voices of Audubon

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

Resident birds have now settled down to breed and only a few late-arriving migrants are still being found, including northern harriers, Tennessee warbler sand blackpoll warblers. Some uncommon breeding birds reported were common loons, American bitterns, ospreys, Cooper’s hawks, broad-winged hawks, yellow-billed and black-billed cuckoos, mourning warblers, worm-eating warblers, cerulean warblers, vesper sparrows and orchard orioles.

Two olive-sided flycatchers were found in Gill and one was found in Blandford.

Acadian flycatchers were seen in Springfield and at Gate 22 of the Quabbin Reservoir.

A common tern was found on the Connecticut River Oxbow in Northampton.

A gadwall, a black bellied plover, 22 semi-palmated plovers and a common tern were reported in Turners Falls.

Three black-bellied plovers, a dunlin and a greater yellowlegs were seen at Gate 22 of the Quabbin Reservoir.

Two short-billed dowitchers and 26 black-bellied plovers were reported by the Winsor Dam at 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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