Yesterday held some nice opportunities to use the backyard blind. A tiny backyard, surrounded on all sides by houses, and many more houses, and just now getting more popular with the birds with the help of spring. Many new yard birds including White-throated Sparrows, Yellow-rumped and Palm Warblers.
Header image (above):
Wilson's Snipe in Boston
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" I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."
- Henry David Thoreau
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Colt State Park
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The birder behind the birds
I am a "young" birder and photographer. I'm interested in all things avian (and many things not), and I strongly believe that there is no such thing as an ugly species (Vultures in particular... they get discriminated upon way too often.. the phrase "a face only a mother could love" is getting a bit old.)
Weird things I've seen squirrels eating in my backyard:
• whole donut
• whole bagel
• snickers bar out of the wrapper
• whole potato
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• Friends of the Blue Hills
• Massachusetts Birding Listserv
• Maine Birding Listserv
• Rhode Island Birding Listserv
• Audubon Society of Rhode Island
• Massachusetts Young Birders Club