Monday, April 19, 2010

Palms and Pines

7:30 - 9:30 this morning, in the sun and breeze. The bluebirds are still competing for the right box in front of the upper garden. There was a single Palm Warbler at the back of the upper garden. I met up with Suzette. We found a singing Ruby-crowned Kinglet along the soccer field. No Wood Ducks visible at the pond. A Downy Woodpecker was foraging near a snag with two holes ready for occupancy, one of which was used last summer. Eastern Phoebe on the nest at the activities house. We walked over to the JCC and in the red pine plantation we found a Pine Warbler, singing and very bright. Much discussion of the proposed expansion of Angino Farm into Nahanton Park.

Off topic - I then went to Newton South High School, where the construction around the astroturf at the track continues. Historically Killdeer have nested there, and, sure enough, there they were, apparently trying to nest in the rubble.

1 comment:

  1. Haynes,

    I'm so glad the killdeer are there. I remember we saw them last year. Can't believe what they put up with in the way of human activities and construction etc. They're determined little creatures, eh?