Bird Observer - The New England Birding Journal

Bird Observer

The Birding Journal for New England

August 2016

Vol. 44, No. 4

Bird Sightings: March-April 2016

Seth Kellogg, Marjorie W. Rines, and Robert H. Stymeist

March both came in and left like a lamb. The temperature averaged 42˚ degrees in Boston, four degrees above normal. There were five days with temperatures in the sixties and two days in the seventies. The temperature hit 77˚ on March 9, 34˚ above the normal for that date and ended at 71˚. The low was 21˚ on March 3. Snow was recorded on two days: 0.5 inch on March 4, and 3.6 inches fell on March 21 and quickly melted with readings in the sixties in less than 36 hours. Rainfall was just 3.16 inches, 1.16 below the average.

Yellow-crowned Night-Heron by Richard Johnson

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