I decided to try my luck one more time at Arcadia marsh this morning trying to catch up with the Snow Goose that was there several days ago. Yet again I missed on the Snow Goose which has probably moved on to a new location. The marsh was yet again partially frozen but still managed to produce some birds including a Northern Pintail, 11 Black Ducks, 278 Mallards and 336 Canada Geese. The overall numbers and diversity dropped from just a few days ago. I also tried a couple other ponds in Easthampton but these had no activity at all.
In the afternoon I tried my luck at Quabbin to catch up with some more Pine Grosbeaks but I found none in a brief stop and the water was devoid of waterfowl.
Sorry, no photos today. It appears I have reached my 'free' limit with this site and now they want money for more storage. I'm trying to figure a way around it but for now no more photos and I may end up moving the blog to another hosting site such as wordpress. Stay tuned.