Monday, July 30, 2012

Red Headed Woodpecker

Casey & I hit New England Bio-Labs to check out the Redheaded Woodpecker. The Redhead an infrequent migrant & rare breeder in Mass, was actively feeding about the swamp area. Managed to get a few pictures in, but more of a watching experience. Great bird, I had only seen one previous to this venture. 

The Bio-labs had some other great species about, I haven't been out there since I was a teenager. Of note where; a Green Heron, a jv Yellow-crowned Night Heron, a Coopers Hawk, and lots of Eastern Blue Birds.

Here on P.I. the Tree Swallows are starting to mass by the thousands, if you have not been out on the island for this, there have to be hundreds of thousands of them... given the right day. I had at least 5,000 + at lot one, and another group by the Wardens. Lots of peep's in the pannes on Sunday, and a few BCN Herons flying threw the mist. A Peregrine & a jv N. Harrier.

Gray day

                                                    Also a few cool yard creatures as well.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Early Morning on P.I.

I got up early today & caught some good birds in the reserve. 3 total BCNH, 1 mature in North pool, and 2 imm at Stage pool. 2 American Bitterns. One of the Plover pairs at Sandy Point had young running around. I didn't get to close but managed to get a few shots in of them. Alot of peeps around in the pannes, and also alot of Short-billed Dowitchers all over ??. 


Great Egret & BCNH's

P.P Chick

You'll see this prior to being attacked  by Terns

Least Tern

The Victoria

Fence Turkey 

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Some stuff around P.I.

Spent some time milling around the island in the early morn, here are a few of the finds. Casey & I also found a long-tailed weasel den...Casey got one ok picture, as soon as I find the pic, I will post that to.

                                 As promised here is Casey's shot of the weasel, w/ prey ( mouse)

Amazing how fast this sequence happend. The weasel bounded across the street, then maybe 30 seconds later was running back across the street with the kill. 


Good morning PI