Sudbury Reservoir at Parkerville Road
Chestnut Hill Farm
My friend Alan M. has confirmed for me that this was NOT a Cackling Goose. He said that Canada Geese come in a variety of sizes and that the bill would be significantly shorter and stubbier on a Cackling. So I continue to learn, and I will continue to search for odd geese.
Otto, an adorable Southboro resident
There were at least a dozen Killdeer in the fields at Chestnut Hill Farm. Their white coloring was showing up nicely now that most of the snow is gone.
best sighting of the morning!
While I was scanning the edge of the field for Killdeer, this popped into my view. It was a nice surprise. I then stopped to chat with the owner of Otto and lost sight of it before I had secured a photo. I thought I had missed my chance, but luckily, I was able to spot it again in spite of its excellent camouflage!
On the way back through town, I stopped at Deerfield Road where I saw two Common Mergansers.
You can tell the season has officially changed for birds. There are so many more around: singing, bathing, flying in the sky over the fields. It's wonderful!
I had to stop at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land on the way home. Took a walk through and enjoyed the sights. The sun started to peek out, too, but it didn't last long.
These sparrows were serenading me from all sides. A joy to hear it!
Someone has repaired all the bird nesting boxes, and Tree Swallows, recently returned, have already claimed one of them. Thank you!
Back at home, my crocuses were not open, but with the raindrops on them, they were still so pretty!