Bald Eagles continue to show well, particularly at Round Meadow Pond (Westminster), Broad-winged Hawks have are arriving and Osprey are still passing through.
Common Mergansers and a few Common Goldeneye continue to linger on a few bodies of water in the area, notably Crystal lake (Gardner) and some back-waters at High Ridge WMA. They will clear out of the area in the next week or two.
Its time to hang out the hummingbird feeders, as a few very early arrivals have been noted from lower elevations of Massachusetts; the main influx is usually the first week of May.
Below are a few photos from afield during the past week:
|A pair of Common Mergansers at High Ridge WMA|
|A male Bufflehead on Lake Dennison|
|Osprey at Round Meadow Pond|
|male Northern Flicker|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow|
|Tree Swallow at High Ridge WMA|
|Ruby-crowned Kinglet at High Ridge WMA|
|a dorsal view of an "eastern" Palm Warbler|
|Front view of a different Palm Warbler|
|A handsome male Pine Warbler, in a pitch pine.|