|Blue gray Gnatcatcher, Quabbin Park, MA, Apr 21, 2019|
|Black and White Warbler, Quabbin Park, MA, Apr 21, 2019|
|Eastern Towhee, Quabbin Park, MA, Apr 21, 2019|
|Solitary Sandpiper, Belchertown, MA, Apr 18, 2019|
To illustrate how good it has been this month (and year) so far for both early migrants and rarities in the county I looked at my eBird data for the last few years and found that so far this month I have had 125 species which is 12 ahead of my previous best year by the third week of April. For the year I have 145 species so far with the average for the last four years being 130 (with the previous best YTD total being 133). Certainly above average all around even without trying for every rarity that has shown up.
|Eggs in duck box #2, Home, Belchertown, MA, Apr 21, 2019|
|Palm Warbler, Home, Belchertown, MA, Apr 21, 2019|