Monday, December 3, 2012

December Day at Great Meadows

Great Meadows NWR, Concord, MA
A most beautiful December day, a good day to spend some time at Great Meadows. Not much in the way of aquatic bird diversity. Today it was mostly Canada geese and coots. But who could care on such a glorious day.
Canada goose sentry
The geese were feeding in large numbers all over the refuge. I am fond of the sentries. So alert.
Eastern Bluebird, Great Meadows NWR, Concord, MA
The biggest surprise: bluebirds. I don't remember seeing them in large numbers at Great Meadows before. But there they were, a half dozen at least, perching on cat-tails and singing on the wing.
American Robin, Great Meadows NWR, Concord, MA
And here's a bonus robin. I know they like baths but I never took them for aquatic birds.

Note: Photos hosted by a new service: Fotki. Testing them out. 

3 comments:

Matt said...

nice bluebird shot

Peter Oehlkers said...

Thanks. I love sunny days like this.

Chris Rich said...

Oh good, you're still at it. This bare tree period is its own subtle thing. Didn't know bluebirds were lingering.