Sunday, May 13, 2012

MA - Canada Warbler - 05/13

How nice to step out into the yard mid-morning and hear the jolty song of a Canada Warbler. Susannah and I had excellent views, not only a new yard bird but also a sweet addition to an impressive range of wood-warblers that I've already seen in the US this year. The bird hung around most of the day and was still singing from the Alders over the stream in the evening - very cool to have such a handsome addition to our yard list.

Elsewhere, we had a family visit to Laurel Lake in Erving State Forest finding singing Pine Siskins on the North Road, along with Purple Finch and numerous Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green and Blackburnian Warblers. The lake itself, whilst busy with folk, still had Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers to be seen. A lovely, warm spring day with temperatures reaching the low 80s. 

Canada Warbler - male, Gill yard, Franklin Co., MA. May 13th, 2012.

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