Monday, October 26, 2015

Bohemian Waxwing & Western Kingbird

A few great birds today ! The earliest Bohemian Waxwing I have ever had in Massachusetts. Also a Western Kingbird, a very late Baltimore Oriole, and a number of American Golden Plovers. Not to shabby.
                                                       Bohemian Waxwing

                                                            Western Kingbird
                                                           Baltimore Oriole

2 Bald Eagles out on the dike

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Banding & Yard Birds

I know for most people birds like Downy Woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatches  and  Chickadee's are "common" yard birds. But having these guys in our yard on Plum Island is exciting. I've seen more Snowy Owls from my old yard than Downy Woodpeckers. Anyways...really enjoying my new yard birding. Lots of Yellow-rumped Warblers moving though this week as well.

                                                               Northern Harrier
                                                              Y.R. Warbler
I have a field note in the October Bird Observer, you can get copies at Bird Supply in town or online at


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Various pictures

Lots of stuff building up in the old camera, even some sunset and forest shots ! I'm so artsy...
                                                        Light through the trees
                                                    Sunset from the new house
                                                       Golden-crowned Kinglet
                                             American Golden Plover in Rumney Marsh

                                                              Savannah Sparrow

Saw-whet banding has begun, a slow but steady stream of birds is moving though. More second year birds this year than last season. More on banding to come with the awesome team at Drumlin Farm. 
                                                            Dear lord....adorable
                                        Even being adorable those feet can still get ya !!!