Cackling Goose - Turner's Falls power canal, Franklin Co., MA. November 5th, 2015.
Newly arrived bird and the family group of four still present from the previous day.
This afternoon, the Turner's Falls power canal was 'heavy' with Canada Geese and numbers seemed to be up from recent visits with at least 720 present. Yesterday's family group of four Cackling Geese were still present, plus a new Cackler arrived this one hanging out much closer to the guard rail than the other birds. Greater and Lesser Scaups remained, seemingly very much at home on the power canal.
Cedar Waxwings - Barton Cove boat ramp, Gill, Franklin Co., MA. November 5th, 2015.
Quite a lot of Cedar Waxwings in Gill and Turner's Falls at the moment. These birds were part
of a group of about 40 or so.
A brief visit to Barton Cove in the morning found it completely shrouded in fog but the public boat ramp area provided a few nice species and included 40 or so Cedar Waxwings, 100 Dark-eyed Juncos (with a few White-throated Sparrows) and a smart Carolina Wren which, unlike most local Carolina Wrens, actually gave some nice views for once!
Carolina Wren - Barton Cove boat ramp, Gill, Franklin Co., MA. November 5th, 2015.