|Charles River Peninsula, Needham, MA|
|Vandalism to Box 7, which had been replaced just this year|
But just as I was feeling down, a hummingbird zoomed out of the canopy over head and I snatched a bit of oriole song. I spent a while tracking down a blue-gray gnatcatcher in the leaf cover and listening to the loud "zzz"s of fussy waxwing children.
A lunch-time excursion to earlier in the week to Milton revealed this young great blue heron resting on a Neponset Riverwalk dock.