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Breakfast & Upriver to Turners Falls

Turners Falls

April 14, 2018

Howard Schwartz & Seth Kellogg

There were 12 who met for a yummy breakfast in Northampton.  We then drove to Turners Falls starting at the dam, and then to Barton Cove for 5 Mute Swan, 3 Cormorant, 75 Common Merganser, 4 Ring-necked Duck, a few Tree Swallows.  We drove over to the Sportsman’s Club to find 10 Mute Swans, 10 Common Mergansers, 1 Hooded Merganser, Bald Eagle and 3 Kingfishers.  

At the airport, we found 2 Kestrel, 3 Meadowlarks, and 2 Killdeer.  We met a couple who got their spotting scope back from Airport attendant who had it for a year.  He gave me directions to a place where Crossbills had been spotted on Montague Plains, but they did not help much and we went to the west side to come in on Plains Road, which was no picnic.  No Crossbills, but we had Palm and Pine Warbler, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Sapsucker, Towhee and Field Sparrow, plus Hermit Thrush by some.