Saturday, November 23, 2019

Patience rewarded

I got to Nahanton Park at 8:40 this morning. Mary Lou was already there, and we decided that it wasn't very birdy. But I persisted. The upper garden revealed this attractive Field Sparrow. It looks like a different bird than the one I found at the lower garden a few days ago. 

Another boy scout project: This one is a "bug hotel." There's one at the lower garden, and this one on Woodcock Field. It looks like a piece of artwork by Louise Nevelson to me.

This beautiful male Eastern Towhee was certainly a nice surprise, at the soccer circle. 

An active group of American Tree Sparrows and Song Sparrows were working the reeds on the pond - just a little hard to photograph! And a beautiful raft of 17 Canada Geese were navigating the river. A productive morning after all! 

Monday, November 4, 2019

Another bright morning

A quick tour this morning of the gardens and the new lawn proved quite productive. The White-throated and Song Sparrows

posed nicely, and the Field Sparrow at the end of the upper garden at least allowed a photograph:

The new lawn was quite busy: Myrtle Warbler, Juncos, and two rather early Fox Sparrows:

Stopping in the woods next to the parking area produced a Golden-crowned Kinglet and this Brown Creeper (maybe the hardest to photograph of all birds):

Saturday, November 2, 2019

A bright morning

Seasonably bright and chilly! First birds at the park was a small group of Red-winged Blackbirds ...

The far corner of the upper garden was busy: Field  Sparrow, Hermit Thrush, and this Orange-crowned Warbler

There and elsewhere, lots of Song Sparrows, Swamp Sparrows, Juncos, ... the usual suspects. Overhead, this Cooper's Hawk.