|Black-billed Cuckoo, Quabbin Gate 8, May 19, 2012|
Later in the morning I took Wilson for a walk along the Jabish Canal and found the vocal pair of Broad-winged Hawks that have been in that area for a few weeks now.
|Common Yellowthroat, Wentworth Farm Conservation Area, Amherst, MA, May 20, 2012|
|Blue-winged Warbler, Wentworth Farm Conservation Area, Amherst, MA, May 20, 2012|
|Eastern Kingbird building nest, Rail trail, Amherst, MA, May 20, 2012|
|Bobolink, Wentworth Farm Conservation Area, Amherst, MA, May 20, 2012|
Today I began the day at UMASS on Orchard Hill. The area was fairly quiet so I decided to head over to the rail trail where I spent a few hours before walking over to Wentworth Farm and then back to the rail trail. There were mainly resident birds on territory throughout all the areas with only a small number of obvious migrants such as Blackpoll Warbler, Northern Parula and a flyover Common Loon. The Blue-winged Warbler giving a Golden-winged song continued to sing and show itself in the same area I had it previously. Lots of other breeding species were being quite vocal and staking out territories while others built nests, fed young or exchanged places on nests. Another cool start to the day but with a warm finish with the temperatures making up to the mid 80's.
|Tropical Storm Alberto projected path as of May 20|
|Projected path models for TS Alberto|