Monday, March 28, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I spent the last two morning checking Quabbin Park to see what new birds have arrived with the rapidly approaching spring and I found a few despite the fact that the main reservoir continues to be frozen solid. The Bald Eagle nest continues to have an adult sitting on it, waterfowl in the open water of the Route 9 marsh included Hooded and Common Mergansers, Wood Ducks, Mallards and Canada Geese, Red winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles have arrived and staked out territories. In addition I found my first of season Tree Swallows at the marsh. To round out the mornings I had a pair of River Otters working the marsh too.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Fox Sparrow, Belchertown, MA, March 14, 2011
Spring continues to roll along with some new birds arriving. Waterfowl numbers are starting to increase but many lakes and ponds continue to be frozen so they are concentrated in the rivers and farm fields. At least five Fox Sparrows showed up at the house this afternoon with a least one singing a few times. They were not very cooperative for photos but I managed a few.