Today was an excellent day, good birds everywhere. Starting at Arlington Res with just under 50 species, including 5 species of swallow, 6 warblers, and 5 blackbirds. A quick stop at Arlington Great Meadows was less productive (I was hoping for duskywings and elfins, but the clouds kept butterflies away), but I picked up a few more good birds including a Brown Thrasher, an Eastern Towhee, and a flyby Accipipter.
Later in the day, we headed out to Great Meadows in Concord. It was surprisingly slow, with only cormorants, mallards, geese, and swans on the water. A few Least Sandpipers made the trip worthwhile though.
Quiz: which one’s which?
This parula was singing in a bush well below eye level, wish the shot was a little better.
And this guy was singing right above (and another to the side, and 3 more further, and …)
Now you see me
Now you don’t
That got boring, so let’s sing instead.
No clue what this one was up to
Savannah posed nicely.
As did this Least Sandpiper later in the day at Great Meadows.