I tried to hit Charlestown Breachway on my way to Trustom, but it was high tide and I wasn't prepared to brave the frigid Atlantic temps to get to the sandbars.
So I drove to Trustom Pond. It was pretty birdy, but more quiet then normal. The usual suspects. Alot of people there to check out the Osprey hatchlings.
I could see these birds everyday and I'd never get sick of them.
Social almost darn right jovial in their interaction.
These two birds were playing a game with a berry. They would pass the berry and then jump and face in the opposite direction. They did it for probably 10 minutes before the bird on the left got bored and flew to another branch. Can birds have ADD?
I know you all are probably going to say Awww how cute, but the trouble with Mute Swans are they are terribly aggressive and are kicking alot of the native species out of the habitates. This swan had 15 young. That's just not right. I wonder if nature will be enough to control this species. I have to admit that it is majestic.
Willow Flycatcher (lifer) Not a great photo, but still enough to ID the species. Flycatchers are a huge challenge to ID. The only way I could ID this particular species was by call.... Fritz bew.
Another great call. Sweet...Sweet.....I'm so sweet.
On Sunday morning I went on a trip with the South Shore Bird Club to Freetown State Forest. Its amazing that such a large track of land is preserved in Southeastern Massachusetts. 5000 acres of multi-use recreational land. A bit too many off-road vehicles for me, but each to their own. Most of the trip we saw very few vehicles, but you could definitely see signs of damage.
It isn't often that you find old homesteads preserved in eastern Massachusetts, but we came across several in the woods. No buildings, just old foundations. Cool stuff. There were so many habitats in the forest that you can pretty much find any species that calls Massachusetts home (beside marsh and salt water species). Trip wasn't great for photograph. Most of the trip was spent in mature forest habitat.
By far the coolest call of any bird goin!!!