Sunday, May 9, 2010

MA - Wood Thrush - 05/07

Wood Thrush - Amherst, Hampshire Co., MA. May 7th, 2010.

It's amazing how approachable some birds will be if one just stands quietly in the woods. Wood Thrushes only arrived a few days ago (May 2nd/3rd) but already seem to be widespread and common. This bird was foraging just a few yards off the bike path in Amherst.

Also along the bike path on the 7th, Black-throated Blue and Chestnut-sided Warblers and a singing Indigo Bunting, plus good views of a Great Horned Owl.
Another busy day locally with at least 7 Northern Parulas singing along North Whitney Street/Redgate Lane, two rather nice Magnolia Warblers, 3 Black-throated Greens and at least 30 Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Great Horned Owl - Amherst, Hampshire Co., MA. May 7th, 2010.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great photos of the Wood Thrush! i have yet to see one of those and add to the Life List. Point Pelee is just a few days away so here's hoping. Great shot of the owl!