Monday, 16 September 2013
Birds in Massachusetts and things
Plum Island is a great birding area with nearly every habitat you could want, costs $4 to drive on to and park almost anywhere. Probably the most important site for migrating birds along the east coast, (look it up). Everytime I go to Boston I have to give it a go, it's about 45 minutes from Andrew and Michelles place in Lexington to the (island). It's really a long strip of coastal land reached by one road where you pay at the start then drive along and stop almost where you want. There are freshwater and brackish pans along the route. Just as we got onto the Island there was a notice indicating Tree Swallows on the road, Take care! and they were. 34,000 were counted that day going through, what a sight! The downside was cloudy weather.