Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winter Birds

The Parker River Reserve  remains mainly inaccessible, but it does make for an impressive snowscape. 

The heavy snows have been tough on my birding, and I suppose also on the birds. I have seen the typical spread of Tree Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows around, but not much else in the way of passerines. Today after a lot of searching various fruit trees for two days I finally located a few small flocks of Waxwings, regrettably not Bohemian's.  
                                                                     Cedar Waxwing
                                            Red phase Eastern Screech Owl along the road, and the next day a Gray phase in the same hole.

                                                        The two photos combined.
Not everyone likes their neighbors 

                                         Adult Bald Eagle, Newburyport as the backdrop