Monday, November 11, 2013

Sudbury Reservoir Trail at Parkerville Road

I missed the sunrise at Hopkinton State Park this morning, and the bird activity was limited to a Blue Jay and a small flock of Dark-Eyed Juncos, so I decided to continue on to Sudbury Reservoir Trail at Parkerville Road in Southboro.  Good decision!  I had a great look at a Belted Kingfisher.  The Belted Kingfisher is usually very elusive (at least to me).  Just seeing one is exciting, but to be able to get close enough to come away with a decent photo is a real thrill!

Hooded Mergansers (first of this winter season)

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet

Canada geese

Belted Kingfisher
(chestnut colored band is only on female)

Same photo cropped

Bird List:
Canada Goose 34
Mute Swan 1
Hooded Merganser 3
Mourning Dove 2
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 9
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1 photo
American Robin 5
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 8
Song Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 1
Dark-eyed Junco 9
House Finch 2

In honor of Veteran's Day, click here to read Kathie Fife's great blog post about a veteran living with a brain injury who feels best when he's spending time with hawks.  

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