Newburyport Birders Guided Birding Tours | Ash St. West Newbury – 5/26/14 AKA Hooded Mergansers’ “Jump Day”!
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Ash St. West Newbury – 5/26/14 AKA Hooded Mergansers’ “Jump Day”!

Ash St. West Newbury – 5/26/14 AKA Hooded Mergansers’ “Jump Day”!

I led a program from 6:30 to 8:30am at Ash St. in West Newbury.  It was an ideal morning for a visit as there was 
no commuter traffic on the unpaved road.

Hooded Mergansers by Nancy Smith


Ash Street, West Newbury: 
Virginia Rail – heard in several locations, no tape played 
Mallard 
Hooded Merganser – 4 hens, 7 downy fluffballs seen taking a leap of faith on “jump day” 
Wood Duck 
Canada Goose with young 
Great Blue Heron – 1 
Great Egret – 1 
Belted Kingfisher – 1 male 
Green Heron – 1 
Eastern Wood-Pewee – 2 
Eastern Phoebe – 1 
Eastern Bluebird – 2 males 
Great Crested Flycatcher – heard 
Willow Flycatcher 
Eastern Kingbird 
Chimney Swift 
Tree Swallow – numbers seemed low 
Black-capped Chickadee 
Tufted Titmouse 
White-breasted Nuthatch 
Veery 
Hermit Thrush 
Cedar Waxwing 
Common Yellowthroat 
Yellow Warbler 
Mourning Dove 
Chipping Sparrow 
Song Sparrow 
Swamp Sparrow 
Baltimore Oriole – 1 male 
American Goldfinch 

Good birding, 
Sue