Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Allens Pond Bird Walk to Mount Auburn, and Great Meadows

Over the weekend, I suffered a computer crash, and now that I am almost recovered from it, so I will catch up on my blog posts.
On Friday, May 18, 2012.  Paul Champlin led a birding walk for six participants, for Allens Pond Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary, to Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge and then after we finished at Mount Auburn, we spent part of the afternoon at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, Massachusetts.  For the entire trip, we saw approximately 60+ species of birds.
Mount Auburn Cemetery is and Important Bird Area, besides being an active cemetery, botanical garden and a wildlife preserve.  Mount Auburn is a wonderful place to visit, even if you are not a birder.
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord Unit is also an excellent place to visit and observe nature at its best.
Photos from Mount Auburn
American Robin - Turdus migratorius
American Robin on gravestone with food





Baltimore Oriole
Baltimore Oriole




Blue Jay
Blue Jay on Nest




Blue Jay
Blue Jay




Eastern Chipmunk
Eastern Chipmunk on top of a burial crypt




Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager Female




Tiger Swallowtail
Tiger Swallowtail
Scarlet Tanager
Scarlet Tanager Female











Photos from Great Meadows
Marsh Wren  - Cistothorus palustris
Marsh Wren
Marsh Wren
Marsh Wren
Painted Turtle
Painted Turtle
Pearl Cresent
Pearl Cresent
Snapping Turtle
Young Common Snapping Turtle sunning itself on top of a muskrat den