Tuesday, December 3, 2013

12.2.13  - Green Briar Nature Center - Monday Morning Bird Walk
Mill Pond - Marstons Mills MA
Nye Pond - Sandwich MA

A raw and grey morning granted us with SO many birds!  Thanks for the morning and the suggested locations Suzanne!  Beebe Woods awaits us some other day!

Our List:
Great Blue Heron
Hooded Merganser
American Crow
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler!!!
Mute Swan

We Heard:
Belted Kingfisher

These photos are not great... most of our subjects were at such a distance...
too far for my lens.
Northern Shoveler among Wigeons
Mute Swan cygnets
The Northern Shoveler flag-like to me when his head is lowered
Mute Swan cygnets
Northern Shoveler - male
Lucky Penny that Therese spied
American Wigeon
Breakfast & Bath
Nice to have someone willing to pose!
Northern Shoveler
American Wigeon 
These two were too cute to ignore.
Then we headed over to the Nye Homestead for a glimpse in one of our lucky chilly weather spots... it did not disappoint!
We Saw:
American Coot
Ring-necked Duck
American Goldfinch
Downy Woodpecker
White-breasted Nuthatch
Double-crested Cormorant ( in a tree! )
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Carolina Wren
Black-capped Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Brown Creeper
Tufted Titmouse
Blue Jay
Mute Swan
Serene Spot
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Double-crested Cormorant 
Carolina Wren 
Brown Creeper (very hard to see!!!)
Click on the picture and s/he is on the left side of the frame. 
Look where the largest branch heading skyward is connecting with a strong
tree limb.  CAMOUFLAGE!!! 
When I start to lose faith in humanity...when I see
images like this against the sky, to me, it reminds me that
all is connected.  Sometimes I think this looks like neurons...
call me crazy...
More foliage silhouetted against the grey skies

I couldn't resist.  The contrast of the Mute Swan's white
is simply too irresistible to me.  I cannot stop snapping photos of them. 

American Wigeon (female) - seen after the bird walk - on the Smiling Pool
at Green Briar Nature Center 
American Wigeon

The next Monday Morning Bird Walk from Green Briar Nature Center will be in January.

I will be in touch with dates moving forward...

'til then, Happy Birding!


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