I started the morning with a walk at Duxbury Beach.
Heart-Leaved Umbrella-Wort (non-native)
Remember that Willet I saw back at the beginning? On my way out, another one landed quite near it and made it very unhappy. I can just imagine him saying, "This is my section of the beach!" as he chased the second one away.
On to Mass Audubon's Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, where I had some really nice bird sightings, but the deer flies were really annoying.
I stopped in to the first Observation Blind on the pond loop trail. There were already 4 people inside, and they had hung hats and other items in some of the open windows in an attempt to leave only one window open for the barn swallows to use to access their nests inside the blind. That way, the photographers could get closeup flight shots as the birds entered the blind. Really, though, the swallows came in to the blind quite rarely.
Green Heron after a successful hunting expedition
(also seen from Observation Blind #1)
Look at those gorgeous feathers!
Green Heron #2 from Observation Blind #2
Red-Winged Blackbird (female)