Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The nor'easter begins

Winsor Dam, Oct 22, 2014
Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, MA,  Oct 22, 2014
Winsor Dam (with Bald Eagle flying by), Oct 21, 2014
A nor'easter continues to slowly move up the coast, throwing rain/drizzle in from the east and cranking up the north and northeast winds.  The winds started yesterday but really increased today.  A stop by Winsor Dam yesterday evening didn't produce any waterfowl and another stop this evening produced just three Double crested Cormorants on the very choppy water.  On my way home I saw some geese dropping into a field off Middle St and Hadley so I made a quick stop and found a flock of 230+ Canada Geese but no unusual geese among them.  So far nothing unusual from the storm but I wouldn't be surprised if something good shows up.  Downed waterfowl are the most likely but a late shorebird, an unusual gull or some other coastal species is always possible with a storm like this.  Time will tell I guess.

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