Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Brief stop along the rail trail

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.

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