Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter morning 2013

Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA
Delighted to hear robins joining the dawn chorus this morning (they've been tentative this week). And trills galore (courtesy juncos, chipping sparrows, and might it be...palm warblers!).

Down at the end of the peninsula, woodpeckers drumming from all directions on dead branches tuned to different pitches (below).  It has already become too noisy with other birds (white-throated sparrows, blue jays, cardinals) to hear the drumming distinctly.
Fox sparrows are moving through the area this week so I was particularly anxious to hear one before they left. And there it was, singing sporadically from the brush by the train track while kicking up leaves and eating bugs.

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