Sunday, February 22, 2015

Snow and cold continues

Winsor Dam, Quabbin Park, MA, Feb 21, 2015
Not much in the way of bird life to report on yet another cold and snowy weekend.  Yesterday morning was one of the coldest morning in a long time with a low of -18!  Overnight into this morning we picked up another 4-5" of snow so the morning was spent cleaning it all up...again.  At least it warmed a bit today and actually made it above freezing for the first time in several weeks...probably the warmest day since early January!  I managed to get out a little late morning yesterday once it warmed above zero and headed over briefly to the south Quabbin area.  Highlights included a single Common Merganser in the short stretch of open water in the Swift River and a group of 13 Cedar Waxwings at Winsor Dam (sadly no Bohemian Waxwings with them).  While out shoveling and playing with Wilson at home today the highlights among the usual feeder birds included a Sharp shinned Hawk that unsuccessfully tried to take a bird at the feeders and a Red breasted Nuthatch.  The next week looks to feature continued very cold weather but hopefully little new snow.

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