Monday, December 22, 2014

Back to Sudbury Reservoir Trail

Today dawned another grey day, but we did have occasional rare moments of sunshine, and it was in the low 40s.   Rain moved in in the afternoon.

I went back to the Sudbury Reservoir Trail once I saw a little bit of sun to see if I could get a look at the River Otters again, but they were nowhere to be found.

One of my favorite trees

I took a nice long hike, walking as far as the trail was cleared toward Middle Road, then backtracking and walking up the trail across Deerfield to the Beals Preserve Route 30 entrance, up Chestnut Hill Road to Chestnut Hill Farm and then back again.

Chestnut Hill Farm

That looks like original glass!

It was pretty not a spectacular bird day, but I did manage to see the following species:

  1. American Crow
  2. American Goldfinch
  3. Black-Capped Chickadee
  4. Blue Jay
  5. Canada goose
  6. Dark-Eyed Junco
  7. Downy Woodpecker
  8. European Starling
  9. Hooded Merganser
  10. House Sparrow
  11. Mallard
  12. Mourning Dove
  13. Mute Swan
  14. Northern Cardinal
  15. Northern Mockingbird
  16. Red-Tailed Hawk
  17. Rock Pigeon
  18. Song Sparrow
  19. Tufted Titmouse
  20. White-Breasted Nuthatch
  21. White-Throated Sparrow
 Song Sparrow

White-Breasted Nuthatch

 Blue Jay

European Starlings

I enjoyed the variety of the winter vegetation, or at least what remained of this summer's seeds and pods.

Now for some Christmas shopping and baking!  Tomorrow's weather is supposed to be even worse.  Guess I should ask for some sunshine for Christmas!

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