Baltimore Oriole - Barton Cove, Franklin Co., MA. May 3rd, 2018.
Other passerines in the boat ramp area included warbling and Red-eyed Vireos, and several White-throated Sparrows.
May 3rd - another busy, interesting and extremely warm day. Most obvious was a broad wave of Wood Thrush arrivals in Gill with at least 12 males heard singing on my 5K run through the woods on North Cross Road this morning. Also strikingly obvious, many Blue-gray Gnatcatchers in all habitats with seemingly above average numbers of migrants for early May. With them came the first Black-throated Blue Warblers, Least and Great Crested Flycatchers. Two Solitary Sandpipers called overhead at 06:30, the birds seen heading west. Around that time Josh Layfield found a male White-winged Scoter at Barton Cove which had been joined by two Red-necked Grebes by the time I got there at around 11:00 hours, and the first Spotted Sandpiper of the year skimmed across the water. Fourteen Ring-billed Gulls were loafing around off the boat ramp at Barton Cove while overhead there was a light movement of Broad-winged Hawks (c.10) and a couple of Ospreys.
Red-necked Grebes and a White-winged Scoter (male) - Barton Cove, Franklin Co., MA. May 3rd, 2018.
Spotted Sandpiper - Barton Cove, Franklin Co., MA. May 3rd, 2018.
Double-crested Cormorants - Barton Cove, Franklin Co., MA. May 3rd, 2018.
Black Vulture - Barton Cove, Franklin Co., MA. May 3rd, 2018.
Elsewhere, Brian Kane noted the first Orchard Oriole of the season down in Montague.