|Yellow-rumped Warbler "Myrtle" in Templeton, 1 of about 30 individuals.|
|Palm Warbler "Yellow" form in Gardner.|
|Common Yellowthroat in Gardner|
|A Hermit Thrush in Winchendon|
Many species of waterfowl have returned on their southbound migration and some joining the local Mallards and Canada Geese. It will not be long before Common Mergansers and Goldeneye will be wide spread. The American Wigeon, below, was a nice find on a small "puddle" of a pond in Templeton, it was consorting with Mallards and Wood Ducks.
|A hen Am. Wigeon in Templeton|
Bent's Pond, in South Gardner, is a good spot for waterfowl, herons and sometimes shorebirds (if the water is low). While I was waiting for a train to pass, the crossing in South Gardner, on the 13th I looked over the birds, but there was nothing of note except for few of Mallards. A few swam through the reflections of swamp and sugar maples (on the far shore) which created some nice images.
|hen Mallard on the reflection of autumn colors off Bent's Pond|
|a drake Mallard stretched its wings with perfect timing on Bent's Pond.|