The pandemic has kept me close to home here in Massachusetts since early March. But a year ago in May, I visited the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge in the northern part of my home state of Vermont. It had been a wet spring and trails were a bit flooded in spots but the birds were plentiful.
There were resident warblers: Yellow Warbler and Common Yellowthroat (with the black mask).
I am not sure what this Tree Swallow did, but he got a pretty good scolding and a dirty look.
Speaking of dirty looks, doesn’t this Green Heron look like he’s telling the kids to get off his lawn?
A few other notable sightings were a Common Raven, an Osprey on the nest and a young Bald Eagle.
I’m looking forward to safer times and a return trip.