Opportunities for birding have been precious few to non-existent lately, a little frustrating perhaps when signs of fall migration are pretty evident all around us. On Wednesday (08/14) a family visit to Energy Park in downtown Greenfield produced our first migrant Wilson's Warbler of the fall. And this afternoon, just with a ten minute spell, I noticed several passerines coming to a secluded spot by the stream that passes through the yard - 2 American Redstarts, a Veery and a very young Chestnut-sided Warbler were amongst the species coming down to drink. Earlier in the day, a juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker appeared on the utility poles by the edge of the yard as well.
Chestnut-sided Warbler - juvenile, Gill yard. Franklin Co., MA. August 16th, 2013.
Canon PowerShot G10.