Wednesday, May 28, 2014

MA - Grasshopper Sparrows 05/28

This morning saw another rain bearing front pass through Franklin County. Hopeful that some late migrants might have dropped into Barton Cove, I tried a few of the vantage points (Riverview Drive, public boat ramp etc) with little success other than hundreds of hirundines hawking over the waters including good numbers of Bank Swallows. The Turner's Falls Rod and Gun Club had some nice Spotted Sandpipers and a breeding plumage Common Loon but little else. As I drove by the Turner's Falls airfield I started hearing Grasshopper Sparrows singing through the gloom and soon notched up three to five (heard-only) singing birds. Getting a visual proved a lot more difficult but eventually I found a singing bird close to the road giving really nice views.

 Grasshopper Sparrow - Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. May 28th, 2014. 

Spotted Sandpiper - Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. May 28th, 2014. 

No comments: