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.

  They soon moved, don't know why they did this

Some of the 34,000 Tree Swallows

Great Egret


Juv Cedar Waxwing

Northern Harrier


Semi-Palmated Sandpipers

Greater Yellowlegs

Semi-Palmated Plover

S P Sandpipers

American Plover

American Goldfinch from Andy and Michelles Balcony

Same Again

Yellow Warbler From the balcony again

Nuthatch on the balcony

Not on the balcony,  Conservation area, Lexington,  Little Green Heron

Watched it catch a Frog.

Wood Snake, common.

Look where you're walking.

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