|Common Loon, Atkins Reservoir, Shutesbury, MA, Apr 15, 2013|
|Blue winged Teal (female-center of photo), Great Pond, Hatfield, MA, Apr 15, 2013|
|Green winged Teal, Great Pond, Hatfield, MA, Apr 15, 2013|
|Ring necked Duck, Quabbin Park, Apr 15, 2013|
I then headed back east to Quabbin Park where I ran across one of the best birds of the day when a Northern Goshawk (#127) cruised north toward Prescott Peninsula. I got some great views through the scope of an adult bird but was unable to get any photos. Nothing else too unusual around but some decent numbers of recently arrived migrants.
As I worked in the yard this afternoon I managed to add a new yard species when a Merlin cruised over. The Merlin became species number 150 for my two acre plot of land.