House Wren - Gill yard, Franklin Co., MA. September 6th, 2013.
In the general area, vireos continue to sing and yesterday (09/05) I once again the heard the long staying Yellow-throated Vireo singing close to the intersection of Main and South Cross Road in Gill. There was also Yellow-throated Vireo singing along the Connecticut River in Northfield on September 2nd, just north of the Rt 10 bridge where there was also a singing Warbling Vireo, and there was a singing Warbling Vireo in our yard on September 3rd.
Fairly major overnight thunderstorms on September 2nd inspired a visit to the sod fields in Northfield on Pine Meadow Road which this time produced a handful of newly arrived shorebirds including 9 Killdeer, 2 Semi-palmated Plovers and about 5 Least Sandpipers. In mid-morning, the Killdeers and Least Sandpipers just picked up and left for no obvious reason leaving the Semi-palmated Plovers behind.
Killdeers and Least Sandpipers - Four Star Farms, Northfield, Franklin Co., MA.
September 2nd, 2013.
Semi-palmated Plover - One of two, Four Star Farms, Northfield, Franklin Co., MA.
September 2nd, 2013. Distant digi-scope shot.