September 2nd-5th 2022-I went to the LA area in California! I saw many birds that I can’t see in Massachusetts! I also saw some neat birds in the same family as some of our local birds, but different species. I visited the Simi Valley area near my hotel and in both the Rancho Simi Valley Park and the Sage Canyon Parks. I also birded in and near the Oxford Lagoon in Marina Del Ray. I was amazed at all the different hummingbirds and orioles I could see in one area! I posted Check out the neat birds I saw!
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August 28th-Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Massachusetts! It was an AMAZING day to see the shorebirds during migration! SO many beautiful egrets and I was lucky to see the American Avocet who is quite the local celebrity!
August 13th and 14th-I went back to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Pennsylvania. Was very surprised to see a Wood Stork there! The shore birds are definitely on the move! There were 11 Great Egrets, 2 Green Herons, 2 Great Blue Herons, a Little Blue Heron and the Wood Stork all in 1 spot!
May 27-May 30th-I went to Pennsylvania to see my Bestie who just happens to live on a farm very close to Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area! So…I had to go bird watching! Apparently, in the fall, there are thousands of Snow Goose migrating through this sanctuary! Many pretty birds lived on her farm as well. Thank you to my budding birder and photographer Vivi for the Tree Swallow shot!
April 2022-I went to visit with family on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. The birding was amazing! Many songbirds and wading birds stop by here to fuel up and rest on their spring migration route. Others remain on this island to breed. It was difficult to choose which pictures to share as there were just SO MANY beautiful birds! I decided to share the birds that we usually can’t see in Western Mass.
February 2022-I finally DID see the Snowy and more at Salisbury Beach on February 12th!
February 2022-I went back to Plum Island to try and see the Snowy Owls again before they migrated back to the Arctic. I did not see them, but I saw SO many beautiful birds and many of them were firsts for me! Here is my checklist with lots more photos! https://ebird.org/checklist/S105730443
January 28th-I went to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Massachusetts! I was hoping to see the Snowy Owls. I did not see them, but I saw a rare American Bittern and other pretty birds as well as an interesting mystery creature!