I was pleased to see an American Bittern at High Ridge Wildlife Management Area, on 4/5, along with a few Tree Swallows and Northern Flicker. Glossy Ibis are "rare but regular" migrants in Worcester County, but usually down on the Bolton Flats. The 3 were feeding on the Monty Tech (Westminetr/Fitchburg) athletic fields Sunday evening 4/5 were a great surprise, my previous "north county" sightings were summer sightings (post breeding season), both from Gardner.
Are we sick of Bohemian Waxwings yet? I'm not and finding a flock of 150-175 along with Cedars was real nice, about 30 minutes before meeting up with the "Glossies". This time in Leominster at an athletic field near Fallbrook Elementary School.
A few photos are below:
|American Bittern in flight|
|Glossy Ibis trio at Monty Tech|
|One of the trio preening, careful with that thing!|
|A Fox Sparrow in Templeton|
|Part of the Leominster Bohemian/Cedar Waxwing "clan"|
|Mostly Bohemians in this portion, they were spead in 3 different trees.|