Wednesday, March 13, 2013


River Bend Farm, Uxbridge, MA
Perfect March day, time for an excursion. Reports of a northern shrike draw me to Uxbridge. No shrike today (wasn't really expecting it) but did get a glimpse of a small flock of meadowlarks flying overhead.

Eastern Bluebird, Uxbridge Community Farm, Uxbridge, MA
I'm reminded that I need to clean out the bluebird boxes at Charles River Peninsula....
Birdsong moment of the day: song sparrows having a song fight. While I've seen song sparrows fight physically, I've seen more cases where males have intimidated other males through the power of song. In the case above, the singer of the first phrase emerged as the victor and flew to the top of his tree and sang a loud victory song.

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