At Fitchburg Airport I scanned the runways for about 15 minutes with "only" 20 Killdeer to show for the effort, then I heard a shrill "voice" or two from low the sky. I couldn't find the birds in flight, but after re-scanning the area I was able to find 2 American Golden Plovers, that had likely flown into view from the south end of the airport. They stayed in view for several minutes as they fed in the short grass in typical "stop and go" plover fashion.
|A Merlin at Crystal lake Cemetery|
|A nice array of fall color|
|One of two Am. Golden Plover|
|Two Am. Golden Plover "loafing" at Fitchburg Airport.|