|One of three Fox Sparrows|
|My first local American Tree Sparrow sighting of the fall|
|one of two migrant Red-shouldered Hawks on the move.|
Another nice surprise was small mix flock of blackbirds that contained Common Grackles, Red-winged Black birds and 9 Rusty Blackbirds, in about equal numbers!
A quick check of the Old Mill pond turned up a female Gadwall, a very uncommon species in this part of Worcester County. She was consorting with the usual large flock of Mallards, but was noticeably more skittish as I approached.
|A female Gadwall at the Old Mill|