Atlas Tack (aka Egypt lane Ponds) information
- More information with photos
- Another overview of effects on site
- Atlas Tack Superfund Site - EPA - Lots of cool links to reports
February 3, 2019 - Canada Geese, Snow Goose, Mallards at Acushnet River. Boats, Long-tailed Ducks, Common Loon at Fort Phoenix. Savannah Sparrows, lots of ducks and wigeons at Hacker. Dunlin, Ruddy Turnstones at West Island.
January 1-6, 2019 - Eurasian and American Wigeons at Riverside Skate Park (Coffin Ave); Dunlin at West Island; Red-bellied Woodpecker at Winsegansett; Nashville and Orange-crowned Warblers at Egypt; Towhee at Riverside Cemetery
December 26-31, 2018 -- Common Mergansers and Common Loons at Mary's Pond; Field Sparrow, Palm Warblers, coyote scat, Mockingbird, Heron, crows at Egypt; Barrow's, Brant, Canada Geese, Swans at Fort Phoenix State; Nice Mockingbird, Nice Long-tailed Duck, Weird Ducks at Sawmill
August 20-22, 2018 - Yellow-crowned Night-heron, Pied-billed Grebe at Egypt; Carolina Wren and web, fungi, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Goldfinch on thistle, turtle with snail attached, lousy crow and Great Horned Owl
August 13-17, 2018 - Black-crowned Night-herons, Yellow-crowned Night Herons, Willow Flycatcher, Long-tailed Weasel, heart stone, Goldfinches, King Rail with chicks at Egypt; Saltmarsh Sparrow at Hacker
August 1-4, 2018 - Spotted Sandpiper, Great Blue Herons (one with eel), Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-heron, Pied-billed Grebe (one sad), Clapper Rail, Egrets, Flycatcher, Osprey with fish and with crow at Egypt
February 1-7, 2018 - Horned Grebe, Cormorant, boats at Fort Phoenix; Snowy Owl, gulls, Ruddy Turnstones and Purple Sandpiper at Ruth Street; Surf Scoters at Town Landing; Great White-fronted Geese at Shipyard; scenes at Shaw Farm trail.
December 20-24, 2017 - Swans, Ruby-crowned Kinglet at Sawmill; Wigeons, Hooded Mergnasers and Gadwall at Veranda Ave; Hoodies, nice Cooper's Hawk at Slocum Street; Long-tailed Ducks, Common Loon at Fort Phoenix
December 1-4, 2017 - Common and Barrows Goldeneyes, Horned Grebe, and Red-throated Loon at Fort Phoenix; birders, Pipits and Fox Sparrow at Shipyard Farm; Red-throated Loon at Hoppy's
June 29-30, 2017 - Grebes, cowbird, graffiti at Egypt
May 30-31, 2017 - Grebes, Willow, Clapper, Green Heron at Atlas Tack; Saltmarsh, Osprey, AMOYs, shell, fish at Hacker
April 30, 2017 - Turkey and Black Vultures on Rogers School; weird squirrels at Riverside
March 29, 2017 - King Eider and Common Eider at Canal
February 23-26, 2017 - Black Vulture at Little Bay; Ring-necked Ducks at Lake Street
January 29, 2017 - scenes at Fort; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Riverside Cemetery
October 30, 2016 - Blue Jay with acorn, Pied-billed Grebe, Green-winged Teal; nice Kingfisher at Egypt Lane; scenery at Sawmill
October 1-2, 2016 -- Clay-colored (lousy pic,) smooching Wood Ducks, at Egypt; Kingfisher, Nelson's and Saltmarsh at Hacker; nice young Red-tailed Hawk (near Dove), sparrows and weeds, Phoebe at Sawmill
September 22-23, 2016 - Red-shouldered Hawk, Peregrine, Wood Duck, smiling Mallard, at Egypt; Saltmarsh, Marsh Wren at Hacker
May 12-14, 2016 - Pied-billed Grebe, Willow Flycatcher, Catbird on sign, Spotted Sandpiper at Atlas Tack; Eagles at Quitticas; Oystercatchers, Seaside and Saltmarsh Sparrows, Least Terns at Hacker Street
April 4-18-2016 - Snipe in the snow and in the grass, Pectoral Sandpipers, Bluebird at Shaw's Cove Road; Pine Warbler at Little Bay; Northern rough-winged Swallow at Atlas Tack; Oystercatcher and boat at West Island State
March 13-31, 2016 - Fox Sparrow at Bike Path; snake at Mill Road; Snipe at Shaw Road; Wood Duck at Egypt
March 1-9, 2016 - Fish Crow in Acushnet; Barrows Goldeneyes, Mergansers, Bonaparte's Gull, Black squirrel, snow at Fort Phoenix
February 28, 2016 - Barrows and Common Goldeneyes, Mockingbird, Long-tailed Duck at Fort Phoenix
February 22-24, 2016 - Snowy Owl at West Island; Barrows Goldeneye, pigeons, love note in sand at Fort Phoenix
January 1-2, 2016 - Northern Shovelers at Fall River Interchange; Ruddy Duck at Buttonwood; Harlequin Ducks and seals at Beach Avenue; hunters at Angelica Rock; black squirrel, Barrow's Goldeneyes at the Fort
May 1-13, 2015 - White-eyed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Least Terns, Ovenbird, snake, Towhee, Red-bellied Woodpecker nest at Little Bay; Warbling Vireo at Mill Road; Pied-billed Grebe, Northern Rough-winged Swallow at Egypt Lane
January 10 - 18, 2015 -- Snowy Owl, Ruddy Turnstones, Purple Sandpipers, Bald Eagle at Ruth Street; Eastern Meadowlarks at Berkely Drive; Mallard moochers at Acushnet Riverview; Snow Bunting on shell heap, Hoppy's; ivy on tree; White-crowned Sparrow at Shaw Road
January 1-7, 2015 - Harlequin Duck at Acoaxet; Northern Shoveler, Ring-necked Duck and a goose fight at Acushnet Riverview Park; Eurasian Wigeon at Veranda; townsend's Solitaire at Marion. Snow Bunting at Hoppys; Lesser Black-backed Gull at fort Phoenix; Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Long Road (closeup); Snowy Owl at Winsegansett; nice gravestones in Acushnet
December 1 - 10, 2014 - Decoys, Lapland Longspur at Town Beach, Eurasian Wigeon at Veranda, Purple Sandpipers at Ruth Street, Ruddy duck at Mary's Pond, American Pipit at Shaw's Cove Road, Dragon Tree near East Fairhaven School
January 1-11, 2014 -- Snowy Owls at Hoppy's and Bella Vista; Eurasian Wigeon, Swans, Hoodies, Gadwall at Veranda; Dunlin and Cooper's Hawk at fort Phoenix; Fog photos; Man feeding gulls; Sparrows, stairs, cormorants at Westport
November 1-3, 2013 - Common Loons, Merlin at Hacker; Yellowlegs and Turnstone at Winsegansett; Boat with Kingfisher at Dogwood Street; ring around the marsh, Saltmarsh Sparrow; Black-bellied Plovers, Dunlin at West Island town beach; Field Sparrow and field at Long Road; site of former century old tree behind Wood School; Osprey over Acushnet River.
July 3-14, 2013 -- Baby Piping Plovers, immature and adult American Oystercatchers, baby Common Terns at West Island; Common Loons at Hacker Street; Tree Swallows at Allens Pond June 2013 Galleries -- mostly Great Blue herons
January, 2013 -- Ruddy Duck, American Coot, Red-breasted and Hooded Mergansers, Common Goldeneyes at Acushnet Riverside Park; Yellow-rumped Warbler, Crows on ice at Long Road. Hermit thrush at Long Road. Dead Long-tailed Duck at West Island. Common Mergansers at Mary's Pond.
December, 2012 -- Harrier at Hacker Street; Sapsucker at Long Road; Wilson's Warbler, House Finch, Cooper's Hawk at Fort Phoenix; Snipe, Meadowlark at Shaw Road; Gadwall at Atlas Tack; Rowers (human), Horned Grebes at Fort Phoenix; birds at Pam's feeders; Lapwing in Bridgewater
November 15 - 22, 2012 -- Tree Sparrow at Hacker Street; Kingfisher at Atlas Tack; Salp, Bluebird at Allen's Pond; White-winged Crossbills and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker at Long Road; Kestrel and slugs at Shaw's Cove
September 25-30, 2012 - Laughing Gulls at Winsegansett, Gadwall, Tree Swallows, Egret, American Wigeons, Pied-billed Grebes at Atlas Tack, Northern Harrier and Saltmarsh Sparrow at Town Beach West Island.
April 17-24, 2011--Glossy Ibis at Christmas Tree Farm; Turkey at Egypt Lane; Piping Plovers and starfish at Town Beach; Great Horned Owl, singing Brown Thrasher and Northern Parula at Little Bay; Dunlin at West Island
January 1 - 17, 2011 -- Dunlin at Hacker Street and Fort Phoenix, Chat and Merlin at Fort Phoenix, Common Loon at Little Bay, Red-tailed Hawk eating bird at Acushnet River Side, Red-tailed Hawk pair at Bay Club, Fox Sparrow on Bike Path.
November - December, 2010 - Egypt Lane Winter Wren, Gadwall, Hooded Mergansers; Hoppy's Landing Magus; Backyard Oriole; Soccer Field Coyote; West Island Snow Bunting; Long Road Hairy Woodpecker; Fort Phoenix Long Tailed Duck; Hacker Street Harrier
June 8 to 26, 2010 - Backyard birds; Allen's Pond Stilts and Tree Swallows; Atlas Tack Gadwall, Barn Swallow babies; Red-shouldered mobbed; patrolling Spotted Sandpiper; Long-tailed Duck at Hacker Street
April 5 - 8 -- West Island and Winsegansett. Sunny but very windy and so cold it snowed...flurries. Three Snowy Egrets and an Osprey pair at Winsegansett. Oystercatchers and frisky mergansers at West Island.February 25-28,- Pintails at Atlas Tack and various birds at Winsegansett and West Island
May 31 - June 2, 2008 -- Winsegansett -- Dunlin, Sanderlings, American Oystercatchers (movie) worried about nest and eggs. Long Road Cedar Waxwings, Goldfinch, Green Heron; West Island Piping Plovers, Shaw Road Black-bellied Plover
May 18-20, 2008 - May 22 - Lawrence's still at Little Bay; Yellow-billed Cuckoo and Chestnut-sided Warbler (no pic) ; Little Bay -- Red-eyed Vireo, Veery; Swan Point Cemetery (RI) - lots of birds and also some goldfish and turtles
October 1- West Island - Black-bellied Plovers; October 8 - West Island - AMOY and various birds; October 18- White-crowned and Swamp Sparrows; October 21- Northern Harrier at Winsegansett beset by 17 crows. At State Res.,Lapland Longspur. October 28 - Purple Finch, RB Nuthatch at Long Road. October 31- Field Sparrow, Red-tailed Hawk and Palm Warbler at Long Road
September 7 to 10,
2006 -- West Island: Green Heron, Least Sandpiper, Gr. Yellowlegs, Moonrise,
Semipalmated Plover, Spotted Sandpiper; Bobolink, Great Blue Heron, Saltmarsh
Winsegansett: Least Sandpipers, Spotted Sandpiper, Herring Gull & Snowy Egret, Savannah Sparrow.
July 21 -- Long
Road ducks and dragonfly; Hacker St. crows, Saltmarsh Sparrow, terns, willet,
July 22 - West Island Piping Plover, AMOY, Dowitchers, Terns; Mattapoisett Dump road Kingbirds and flycatchers
July 23 - water lilies at Tinkham Pond
July 26 -- Long Road deer, butterfly, Red-Eyed Vireo and muskrat
June 13 -- Nesting
AMOY at Winsegansett; Riverside Cemetery mocker
June 14 -- Pratt Farm...Eastern Phoebe
June 15 -- Fort Phoenix -- Cedar Waxwing and mocker
June 16 -- Cedar Waxwing at Long Road. Geese at Quittacas Waterworks
April 23 & 26, 2006--AMOYat Winsegansett and Hoppy's Landing; Greater Yellowlegs at West Island; Egrets at Winsegansett and Little Bay; Savannah Sparrow, Brown Thrasher, Green Heron, Canada Goose, Robin at Long Road; Yellow-rumped Warblers at Tinkham; Osprey and Mockingbird at Winsegansett.
January 7 -- Starling at Shaw Road, Northern Harrier at soccer fields, Northern Flicker at feeder. January 8--Marbled Godwit at Stony Point Dike, Common Loons, Peregrine Falcon. Sharp-shinned hawk at feeders.
Sept. 3, 2005--Mill
Rd.- Eastern Phoebe
Sept. 1, 2005--Town Beach--Semipalmated Plovers
August 31, 2005--Town Beach--Terns, amoy, Laughing Gull
August 21, 2005--Long Road - Butterfly
August 20, 2005--Hacker St.--Swallows and Waxwings