Sanderlings at Cape Ann, Massachusetts

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Some Warblers

May is the time when Warblers migrate into and through our area in great numbers. This attracts large numbers of birdwatchers as well. This is a long post but has a selection of the Warblers I have spotted in the past week. This is a Yellow Warbler that I caught in the open and aContinue reading “Some Warblers”

Nesting Activity

There is an old orchard near me that is now owned by a town and maintained as open space for nature and recreation. Someone or some group has scattered a number of nesting boxes around the three main meadows in the area. These attract Tree Swallows and Eastern Bluebirds and there are some encounters. IContinue reading “Nesting Activity”


We see a lot of shorebirds during migration season. Most only stop over for a while before heading further north to breed. Piping Plovers, for example, do breed along the Massachusetts shore and many beach areas are closed off to protect them. But this Semipalmated Plover will keep moving north to breed in the Arctic.Continue reading “Shorebirds”

Early Warblers

Warblers are arriving. These are some of the first I have seen. The first few pictures are representative of what it is like to pursue Warblers. Warblers (and Vireos, Gnatcatchers, Kinglets) are very active and stay in the foliage as they look for insects to sustain them on their long journeys. As a result, mostContinue reading “Early Warblers”


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  1. Nice action photos with beautiful detail and the ability to enlarge them for more detail. Nature keeps us centered. Glad you appreciate it too.


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