Also just finished up (12-14-14) a very successful Northampton C.B.C. (Area #8-Honey Pot Region) with James Smith and Brian Kane. We tallied 51 Species with the highlight being a Long-eared Owl that James picked out in the heavy tangles in the Honey Pot. Other highlights included a Peregrine Falcon, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Hermit Thrush, Northern Saw-whet Owl and a handful of Snow Buntings.
Next up the Quabbin Christmas Count......weather looks good so far!
|Ross's Goose (left) along with Imm. Snow Goose. Barton's Cove, Gill, Mass side.|
|Ross's Goose- Barton's Cove|
|Snow Goose-Imm. Barton's Cove|
|Cooper's Hawk-Adult. Northampton CBC Area #8|
|Coyote-early morning in the Honey Pot|
|Hermit Thrush-Hadley. Northampton CBC|
|Northern Saw-whet Owl-one of two in the early morning hours of the Northampton CBC (Amherst)|
|Long-eared Owl- Honey Pot. Certainly the best bird of the day was spotted by James Smith as we were walking along the thickets in the Honey Pot.|