Thursday, March 26, 2015

MA - a few new arrivals

On Monday I topped up the nyjer seed feeders having neglected them for a bit whilst I was in Florida. The chickadees and juncos found the seed straight away but the Pine Siskins and American Goldfinches only discovered the new seed two days later. Really good numbers of Pine Siskins (35-100) have been feeding around North Cross Road, Gill about one mile to the south of us so hopefully the feeders will start pulling some of those birds into our yard. No sign of any redpolls thus far.

The warmer air has finally arrived bringing plenty of rain this afternoon. A quick drive around Turner's Falls was pretty quiet but did show a continuing build of Ring-necked Ducks (3 on the 22nd, 7 on the 24th and now 14 on the 26th). A fine drake Green-winged Teal appeared to be a new arrival hanging out with the Mallards at Unity Park where the very pale second-cycle Kumlien's Iceland Gull continued.

Pine Siskin - Northfield yard, Franklin Co., MA. March 25th, 2015.


Green-winged Teal - male, Unity Park, Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. March 24th, 2015.


 Kumlien's Iceland Gull - second-cycle, Unity Park Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. March 26th, 2015.


 Ring-necked Duck - male, Unity Park, Turner's Falls, Franklin Co., MA. March 24th, 2015.


Ring-necked Ducks -  Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. March 24th, 2015.


 Ring-necked Ducks -  part of a group of 14, Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. March 26th, 2015.



1 comment:

Tuvia Kahn said...

Great stuff James! :-)