Notes about birds, birding and travel from the Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
MA - a few Swainson's Thrushes
Dull, soggy, rainy conditions over the last two days seem to have brought a few migrant Swainson's Thrushes to Gill. Yesterday (Oct 3rd), I had a brief view of a Catharus thrush at Giving Tree School which I thought most likely a Swainson's and then today three were present in our yard in late afternoon. I can thank Matan for discovering the latter as he 'pushed' them up from the edge of the drive way whilst riding his bike in the rain!
Swainson's Thrush - Gill yard, Franklin Co., MA. October 4th, 2012. Image taken using Panasonic Lumix FZ7.
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers appeared at Giving Tree School and in our yard on Oct. 3rd, and again there was a nice wave of Yellow-rumped Warblers with several Pine Warblers in tow.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Giving Tree School, Gill, Franklin Co., MA. October 3rd, 2012. Image taken using Panasonic Lumix FZ7.