Saturday, August 28, 2010

Bird numbers building at the Charles River Peninsula

Great Blue Heron in a tree, Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA

The Charles River Peninsula was extremely birdy this morning, most notably mourning doves, robins, goldfinch, catbirds, phoebes, and bluebirds (hooray!). A sign of the abundance--not one but two yellow-throated vireos singing away.

Here's a cute (if grainy) phoebe sample.

It was nice to see a gnatcatcher (relatively uncommon sight here).

And the kingfisher continues to rule the powerlines over the river.

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