May 2023-I have rediscovered Ludlow lately! I heard about the Stony Brook Wetlands and the birds did too apparently! I was still near the parking lot trying to photograph all the warblers after 20 minutes! It is located near where East and West Streets connect. It abuts a golf course and a pond and has lots of trees-what else do birds need!? I have been twice already. You need serious bug spray as there are paths through woods and near swamps and I waded through tall grass looking for birds. I just shared quite a few sights and sounds in my Spring Migration 2023 blog so check it out! I also went birding in the Ludlow Reservoir, but there were not too many birds there. I saw lots of turtles and a friendly Eastern Kingbird posing though!
Ludlow has some pretty neat places to watch birds! I have seen many as I drive through town. I saw 4 hawks in one day as I drove from Wilbraham to the house I was visiting in Ludlow. Two were near the bridge in the center and 2 were flying over the field near the reservoir. Then, heading to Monson, I saw the beautiful pair of Red-tailed hawks you see below on Bondsville Road! I have also seen some birds and other wildlife inside the Reservoir itself! The scenery is so beautiful there with lots of trees and water to attract different kinds of birds. Sometimes, you can get lucky and see some beautiful waterfowl on Haviland Pond too, such as a Pied-billed or Horned Grebe! A friend tells me that she sees a Bald Eagle near the center once on a while too.