The most dismal June in Massachusetts on record and it's not supposed to get better before July. So when the sun is out, you gotta grab the chance. This I did yesterday in Marblehead during my lunch-break. And then found that Marblehead Neck was all fogged in. Nevertheless, forged ahead to the sanctuary, made a quick walk through the trail, took the sad robin photo above and then slipped on a wet rock (totally my fault) and gashed up my elbow (blood streaming down my arm as I walked to the car. People, carry first aid kits in your nature bag!).
Today, a few moments of sun. I rushed to the CRP when my wife came home.
The oriole children are out in public these days.
Momma's looking pretty good.
Junior's still at that awkward phase...
And a painted turtle out on the gravel path. I assume she's trying to lay eggs. Is it possible on such a hard surface?
By the way, the bobolink effort at the CRP seems to have failed again this year. I haven't seen our guy around for a week and a half. Must have moved on to a place that actually had females.