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Longmeadow & Agawam

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August 26, 2017

Seth Kellogg

The trip had ten people, starting at Pynchon Point, where we found 2 Great Blue Heron and many Waxwings.  At the Big E, we had Great Blue Heron and 2 Green Heron, 2 Cormorant, and a Kingfisher.  Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers were in the western pool and many Geese and a Killdeer were in the field.  The south pool had two Black-crowned Night-Herons, two Green Herons, and an Osprey.  Up over the dike, the river was low with a large sandbar where we found a Great Egret, some Killdeer, a Lesser Yellowlegs, four Common Mergansers, and a Pileated Woodpecker.  The wires over the dike had a family of three Kestrels dropping to the grass for prey.  After a break we went to Longmeadow, where the large sandbar had Semi-palmated Plover, Least and Semi-palmated Sandpiper, two Fish Crows, and a big flock of Geese.  The leader spotted a Baird’s Sandpiper briefly.  Pondside had 10 Wood Ducks, two Great Blue Herons, 2 Green Herons, a Great Egret, and the Mute Swan family.