|Orchard Orioles, Silvio Conte NWR, Hadley, MA, May 5, 2014|
|Orchard Oriole, Silvio Conte NWR, Hadley, MA, May 5, 2014|
|Great Blue Heron, Arcadia, MA, May 5, 2014|
|Greater Yellowlegs, Old Pilgrim Airport, Hatfield, MA, May 5, 2014|
My stops this morning included Aqua Vitae Rd, Arcadia, Old Pilgrim Airport, Silvio Conte NWR and the rail trail in Amherst. I spent the afternoon around the house with Wilson catching up on some yard work. Despite the cool temperatures and at times windy conditions I managed to find a total of 85 species with a lucky 13 of them warblers. The other new species (#180) for the year in Hampshire County was a pair of Orchard Orioles at Silvio Conte NWR...always fun seeing them.
|Hooded Merganser eggs in nest box, Belchertown, MA, May 5, 2014|
|Pine Warbler collecting Wilson fur, Belchertown, MA, May 5, 2014|