Sunday, February 13, 2011

Allens Pond Bird Walk

Because I have been away, and have not posted my blogs in order, I will start adding them over the next week or so before my next trip to Vancouver Island.  I have many pictures to review prior to leaving. I finally arrived home late Friday night and Saturday morning I was out on a bird walk at Allens pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary in Westport, Mass. 10 hardy souls were out bird watching with Paul Champlin on a beautiful, clear, sunny day to start off with. We birded the beach loop and the marsh. At the field station, there was a red shouldered Hawk, bluebird, and a house finch. We birded from 9 AM until noon, when a few of us left, while the rest continued for a longer period of time. Up to that point, we had totaled 36 different species of birds. As usual a great time was had by all.

Bluebird on fence

House Finch in grass below fnce

Group watching the sea ducks

Mute swan in an open area on the pond


Red-shouldered Hawk