Kumlien's Iceland Gull - first-cycle, fairly dark-winged bird present in the area since at least November 30th. Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. December 27th, 2010. This evening the bird was on the ice just off Unity Park in Turner's Falls offering better views and photo opportunities.
Kumlien's Iceland Gull - second-cycle, grayish-winged bird present in the area for about a week now. Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. December 27th, 2010.
American Wigeon (3) - with Mallards -Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. December 27th, 2010.
Made a quick run down to Turner's Falls in late afternoon to check for storm-driven birds. Apparently, the storm gripping much of the East Coast produced little in the way of new birds. I found only regulars amongst the gulls (1 Lesser Black-backed and 2 Kumlien's Iceland Gulls) and a couple of the regular Cackling Geese. The only obvious 'new' birds were three American Wigeon on the power canal.
At home on the feeders it was busy all day with over 100 Pine Siskin plus two Brown-headed Cowbirds, only the second time we've had the latter at the feeders.