|Poor Farm Swamp, Amherst, MA, June 18, 2013|
|Marsh view from horseshoe dam along rail trail, Amherst, MA, June 18, 2013|
Stopped briefly along the rail trail in Amherst this morning trying to catch up with a Black crowned Night Heron seen there yesterday. No luck with the night heron but I did have a couple Green Herons as well as a Virginia Rail that walked up the banking and stood in the middle of the bike path for several seconds before a robin landed nearby and the rail flew out across the marsh. Some fantastic looks at the bird carrying some food. I also managed to give some blood to the growing numbers of thirsty mosquitoes before I headed off to work.