Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Hopkinton State Park and Sudbury Reservoir Trail

I had to check out the sunrise today at Hopkinton State Park.  Bird activity was fairly quiet, with the exception of Dark-Eyed Juncos and Song Sparrows.

 Song Sparrow

Boats are all put away for the winter.  I noticed they are all safely secured with locks.  Two years ago, someone was stealing the kayaks and selling them.  He was so greedy that he kept coming back for more until he was finally caught with a kayak tied to the roof of his car.  The boat owner had hidden a GPS device in the kayak so he was able to direct police to the criminal's location.

I spent my lunch hour on the Sudbury Reservoir Trail (Parkerville Road) in Southboro.  There were a lot of birds.  Not all were cooperative for photos though!

I saw:
American Robin 5
Black-Capped Chickadee 5
Blue Jay 3
Dark Eyed Junco 4
Double Crested Cormorant 2
Eastern Bluebird 10
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Mourning Dove 8
Mute Swan 1 (left leg has red band; not all visible but ended with 2)
Northern Flicker 1
Ruby Crowned Kinglet 3
Turkey Vultures 7 (flyover)
White Breasted Nuthatch 3
White Throated Sparrow 8
Yellow-Rumped Warbler 4

and one mystery warbler

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Mute Swan

Spindle Tree (Euonymus europaeus)

I came across this brilliant color combination (red/pink/orange) on a bush growing near the river.  If you know what it is, please let me know in the comments!   Thanks to Beth M. for help with ID.

Eastern Bluebird

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