Saturday, August 21, 2010

Deerfield Herons & Cormorant

Spent a few hours this morning with Valerie and Priscilla in the Hatfield, Deerfield area. In Hatfield, some of the fields are starting to get plowed under, but with everything so dry, it's going to take a little while before shorebirds start to find these fields appealing. There's also a little open water at the Bradstreet Marsh, thus a few Herons were visible. (List Below)

In Old Deerfield, at least one Imm. Black-crowned Night-Heron still continues to be seen where the road splits two ponds before heading out into the cornfields. Also present, Great Blue & Green Herons and a bunch of Wood Ducks. (List Below)

Black-crowned Night-Heron. (Imm)

Double-crested Cormorant (Imm) Also took down info on leg bands, hopefully we'll find out where this bird was banded. (9-23...this bird was banded near Kingston, Ontario during this past summer.)

Green Heron- Deerfield.

Location: Hatfield, Hampshire County, MA, US
Wood Duck 2
Great Blue Heron 2
Green Heron 5
Cooper's Hawk 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
American Crow 125
Eastern Bluebird 4
Northern Mockingbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Savannah Sparrow 4
Common Grackle 925

Location: Deerfield Meadows/Marsh
Wood Duck 22
Double-crested Cormorant 2
Green Heron 2
Black-crowned Night-Heron 1
Red-tailed Hawk 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 2

location: Sunderland

Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Great Egret 1

Belchertown- Yard

Solitary sandpiper-1
Co. Nighthawks -30