It was pretty quiet in the lower gardens at first. Barely a sound.
Finally, we saw a young Coopers hawk, with his back to us, but of very striking plumage. Unfortunately, he flew away before people arrived.
As the group moved around, we eventually saw many of our regulars - catbirds, song sparrows, cardinals, robins, blue jays, goldfinches and some seagulls overhead. Some chipping sparrows flitted around.
One of the most striking things in the lower gardens was this wasp nest that suddenly appeared a while ago. It certainly wasn't there in the spring or most of the summer.
It's a sizable nest and quite an amazing work of art considering a bunch of very small insects built it!
sparrows, savannah and more catbirds as well as a red-bellied woodpecker.
|Juvenile Coopers Hawk|
We took another look at the lower gardens before leaving, hoping to at least see a warbler, but no luck. However, we did get a nice view of an Eastern Phoebe.
Haynes will be leading another walk on October 5th at 8:00 a.m. Meet at the Nahanton Street entrance near the river.
Hope to see you there!