Since I was back to work in the daytime, we had to make do with early morning, lunch breaks, or evening hikes. We did all right!
Westborough WMA (evening):
Red-Eyed Vireo at the nest
Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher nest
We also had great views of American Redstarts, both male and female, but as it was getting late and the light was poor and the birds were fast, I have no photos.
Westboro WMA (morning hike):
Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary (evening hike):
Eastern Bluebird juvenile
Poppa and juvenile
Again. So sweet
Another Scarlet Tanager!
(The babies were uncooperative. Thank goodness for that Scarlet Tanager!)
Breakneck Hill Conservation Land:
These are Lynn's beautiful photos.
Great Spangled Fritillary
Cloudywing (not sure whether Northern or Southern)
Monarch (first of year!)
Sherborn Power Line:
Tree Swallow feeding young
The fields which were usually filled with butterflies yielded only Cabbage Whites and one Black Swallowtail. It was dead.
Our daily dose of Cedar Waxwings
Blue-Eyed Grass with a pollinator
(I was thrilled to see this species!)
Mystery baby bird, recently fledged
We also had a nice Baltimore Checkerspot sighting in the meadow near the headquarters! I suspected we saw a couple fly by, but neither stopped. We went back at the end of our day and found one smack dab in the middle of the trail!
We saw so many Yellow Warblers at this sanctuary, which was nice for my sister! While we didn't see that many warblers, she was happy with those she did: Yellow, Prairie (heard), American Redstart, and Common Yellowthroat. Other breeding birds we found included: Blue Gray Gnatcatcher, Baltimore Oriole, Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting, Red-Eyed and White-Eyed Vireos and Warbling Vireos. I think she had a lot of life birds!