Monday, May 27, 2013

Belle Isle Marsh - Winthrop

I headed to Revere this morning in hopes of tracking down the Manx Shearwater. No luck there. Then over to Belle Isle where there were reports of hundreds of shorebirds on Thursday. I dont know if it was the nasty/cold weather but there wasn't one wading bird in the entire marsh (from my vantage). Highlights were terns feeding in the pools and a female Bobolink.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

GWNWR 5/19

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Magnolia from Mt. Auburn 5/18(just love the photo)


Yellow Warbler (F) building nest

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Life Birds and Life Changes

Since my last post I saw life birds 259: Red-shouldered Hawk, 260: Yellow-throated Warbler, 261: Nothern Rough-winged Swallow, 262: Ovenbird, 263: Orchard Oriole, and 264: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. That said, its been a bit of a slow Spring for me. As it turns out, having a new baby is hard work and doesn't leave a whole lot of time for chasing birds.
Orlagh and I had our first birding trip together last Saturday and while I loved the bonding time it was difficult to stare into the tree tops with 15lbs strapped to my chest. We didn't see the Kentucky Warbler we were hunting but the weather was gorgeous and Spring has arrived in New England.