Friday, March 21, 2014

A few photos.......

A few digital shots from this winter....and it has been a long winter!!!
This little gem just was found and photographed by Barry Brooks in Amherst last November (2013) It hung around for only 10 minutes, but most likely is Western Massachusetts first Townsend's Warbler.

Bufflehead-Salisbury boat ramp

Always a good bird in Hampshire county -especially on the Connecticut River in Hadley. 

One of the nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the Honey Pot.

Red-tailed Hawk- Montague

Right-legged Hawk-(Light Morph) Honey Pot

Northern Cardinal- Feeder

Red-throated Loon-Salisbury.

Considering how tough this winter has been.....a couple of hardy American Kestrels managed to make it through the winter in Hadley.

Perhaps overshadowed a little by the Big Snowy Owl invasion into eastern North American this winter. This was one of four Short-eared Owls that called the Honey Pot home this winter. Here in Western Mass we basically had one Snowy Owl put on a great show for almost two weeks in Deerfield, but the Short-eared Owls in the Honey Pot just about put on a show every night during the winter.  

Short-eared Owl-at dusk along Cemetery Rd in the Honey Pot.