Northern Shoveler (right) - female continuing from late December, Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. January 5th, 2014. Skillfully hiding among 350 Canada Geese!
Canada Goose - abberant bird with unusual amounts of white flecking on the black neck.
Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. January 5th, 2014. The goose flocks at Turner's Falls often
hold two or three birds like this which seem to have increased over the last five years or so.
Lesser Black-backed Gull - adult, Unity Park, Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. January 5th, 2014.
Cedar Waxwing - Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. January 5t., 2014.
Nice to see after completely dipping on this species during the Greenfield CBC.
Yesterday evening I hung around for the goldeneye roost at the power canal. It was a fine show with about 85 birds coming in and a great deal of displaying. There was, however, no sign of the male Barrow's Goldeneye which I don't think has been recorded here since the beginning of the New Year. The Eastern Phoebe was also calling toward dusk, continuing from late December.