Friday, May 16, 2014

Crystal Lake (Gardner, Ma.) 5/16/2014

On Mother's Day Karin and I saw an Eastern Screech Owl peeking out of its roost/nesting hole at the Crystal Lake Cemetery. This species is fairy uncommon in the hill towns of northern Worcester County, so needless to say I/we were thrilled to see this cute little owl, especially in daylight. Before work, 5/16, I stopped by and it was again looking outside, so I was able to snap a photo.

An Eastern Screech Owl nicely camouflaged in a large mature oak. 

This pair of White-wing Scoters was not completely unexpected, especially with a fair stiff SE wind, regardless I was thrilled.
Female and Male White-winged Scoters

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