Black-billed Cuckoo - on nest, Prescott Peninsula, New Salem, Franklin Co., MA. June 13th, 2013. One of several unexpected highlights during a week of field work inside the restricted area of the Quabbin Watershed. Mammalian notables included several sightings of Moose and American Porcupine. Much closer to home I had a chance encounter with a Bobcat on South Cross Road, Gill last Sunday morning which seemed to set the theme for a great week of mammals in Western Mass!
Wood Thrush - singing male.
Veery - singing male.