Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Indigo Buntings at BHCL

I met Freddie at Breakneck Hill at lunch today.  We ran into Jim near the parking lot, and the three of us enjoyed walking around together.  It was hot and sunny, but pretty breezy.  Highlights were:

Indigo Buntings were back!

 Red-Tailed Hawk

 Baltimore Oriole (female)

Freddie noticed that the Baltimore Oriole was working with nesting materials.  See the grasses hanging from the branches?  We'll have to check this spot again and see if she finishes the basket!

Jack in the Pulpit
also found by Freddie

I was off my game today.  Freddie found all the good stuff!  


If you live near Southboro, you may be interested in a bird walk being held there Saturday, May 16, from 7:00-9:00AM.  The walk is being hosted by the Southboro Open Space Preservation Commission and will be led by Mass Audubon's Jeff Collins.  All levels of birders are welcome, but the walk is geared toward adults.  For beginner birders, Jeff will start with a brief introduction on how to use your binoculars.  Then he will lead the walk looking for both resident birds and spring migrants.  You may encounter Bluebirds, Warblers, Baltimore Orioles, and Indigo Buntings.  You will learn about the different birds that use the various habitats at BHCL, including wetlands, forest, shrublands, grasslands and meadows.  You will also learn how to identify birds by their songs.  Bring your binoculars and birding ID book and dress appropriately for tick and poison ivy prevention.  Meet at the parking lot at 7AM.

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