Sunday, November 22, 2009

MA - Quabbin Beaver, Fox Sparrow - 11/20

Had a late afternoon drive out to New Salem followed by a walk down to Quabbin Reservoir from Gate 22. The walk very pleasant and peaceful highlighted by a Fox Sparrow feeding with a relatively large flock of Dark-eyed Juncos about a 1/2 mile from the gate. The reservoir itself held about 8 Common Loons and 4 Horned Grebes from this vantage point, and I was treated to great views of an inquisitive Beaver just offshore.


Larry said...

Gate 22 is a great spot. I have had some great luck down there.

James P. Smith said...

Yes, I enjoyed it. I was impressed by the expanse of the north end of the reservoir that can be seen from that spot. Nice walking besides all that.