Red-necked Grebe - Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. December 12th, 2014.
Up at Unity Park, gull diversity is picking up with increased numbers of Great Black-backed Gulls, especially adults. Yesterday, a lone Kumlien's Iceland Gull was loafing around and this evening an Lesser Black-backed Gull showed up very late in the day. The gulls seem very unsettled at the moment and are frequently flushed by the local Bald Eagles.
Kumlien's Iceland Gull - Unity Park, Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. December 11th, 2014.
One of hundreds of high flying gulls that never settled due to Bald Eagle activity.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (left) - adult, Unity Park, Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. December 12th, 2014.
Hermit Thrush - Greenfield Road, Montague, Franklin Co., MA. December 11th, 2014.