Voice of Audubon: bird sightings
Here are some of this week’s bird sightings from the Western Massachusetts Voice of Audubon.
The first week of the summer breeding season featured reports of hooded merganser, American bittern, common loon, double-crested cormorant, black vulture, sharp-shinned hawk, Cooper’s hawk, Broad-winged hawk, upland sandpiper, yellow-billed cuckoo and black-billed cuckoo.
Also reported were barred owl, whip-poor-will, horned lark, golden-crowned kinglet, Swainson’s thrush, worm-eating warbler, mourning warbler, Nashville warbler, Canada warbler, grasshopper sparrow and orchard oriole.
A northern saw-whet owl was calling on the summit of Mount Greylock.
A white-winged scoter was seen in Rowe and three red-breasted mergansers were found 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.