|Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, May 1, 2014|
|Double crested Cormorant, Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, May 1, 2014|
I finally managed to make it out late this afternoon and spent an hour at Winsor Dam watching birds take advantage of the southwest winds with the highlights being four Common Loons, 47 Double crested Cormorants, three Great Blue Herons, six Osprey, 34 Broad winged Hawks, two Merlins, 23 Chimney Swifts, 20+ swallows of three species as well as my first Black throated Green Warbler. After getting home I had a singing Northern Parula adding yet another new species for the year.
The winds should stay out of the southwest for at least a portion of the overnight and I expect a large influx of birds to take advantage of the improved migration conditions. Tomorrow could be a really good day...time will tell.