Sunday, August 19, 2012

MA - Red Crossbill - 08/19

A nice surprise this morning - a Red Crossbill calling from the northern end of Mountain Road in Gill, subsequently seen flying off to the south-west. Most certainly new for me in Gill and a bird that I've seen very little of statewide over the years. Yesterday evening, a brief stop on Montague Plains (on Plains Road) at dusk quickly produced a vocalizing Eastern Whip-poor-will.

On Friday (August 17th) a Least Flycatcher in the yard and 4 migrating Common Nighthawks overhead gave a welcome hint that fall migration is moving on a pace after our return from a family break in Oregon.


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