Saturday, November 8, 2014

A Visit to Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

I began my nature part of my day at the Wayland Community Gardens, just taking my time and checking out whatever happened to be flying about.  I saw the following species (all common, but a nice variety):

American Crow
American Goldfinch
Black-Capped Chickadee
Blue Jay
Dark-Eyed Junco
European Starling
House Sparrow
Mourning Dove
Red-Tailed Hawk
Song Sparrow
Tufted Titmouse
White-Throated Sparrow

 American Goldfinch

Dark-Eyed Junco

Song Sparrow

White-Throated Sparrow

And....even though it was only in the 40s, there were several Cabbage Whites and Autumn Meadowhawks flying about.

Cabbage White

Autumn Meadowhawk

In the afternoon, I took a short walk at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, with only about an hour to spare before the sun went down.  It was still cool, and there were lots of families with young children, but I did still manage to see a few interesting things.

Eastern Bluebird

Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Dark-Eyed Junco

The reflection from the crooked bridge

mystery fungus

American Coot




  1. Good to see you still have some butterflies. Further south in the UK butterflies have been emerging because of the mild weather. Sadly they won't be able to reproduce so I suspect there may be fewer butterflies around there next spring.

    1. I suppose it is a trade-off, but I do enjoy seeing them so late in the season!