Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MA - downtown waxwings 03/04

Another absurdly cold start to the day (-8 F/-22 C at dawn), but plenty of birds in song in Gill  including Northern Cardinal, Tufted Titmouse and Eastern Bluebird.......and in our yard at around 08:15am, a singing male Purple Finch. A little later I looked at Turner's Falls airfield where a Hermit Thrush was a bit of surprise at the eastern end of the perimeter fence. Apart from a single fly-over Horned Lark the airfield itself was virtually birdless. Downtown Turner's Falls was rather better with a nice group of Cedar Waxwings feeding from the trees along 3rd Street just outside the Rendezvous Cafe.  A few American Robins were present too.

Cedar Waxwings - from a flock of about 80 on 3rd Street, 
Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. March 4th, 2014.

Hermit Thrush - just a record shot of a bird seen briefly, east end of Turner's Falls airfield,
 Franklin Co., MA. March 4th, 2014. 

Turner's Falls airfield, Franklin Co., MA. March 4th, 2014. 

1 comment:

J. Kathryn Bryan said...

Great pics of the waxwings!

Your blog has such great information about the birds in the area. Great shots as well. Thanks for sharing!