Happy Migratory Bird Day!!! oh and Happy Mother’s Day!

I had the pleasure of going out on a hike with Dave King at the Alexandra Dawson Conservation Area on the Connecticut River.   The birding walk was sponsored by Kestrel Land Trust and organized by their very own Ann Kearns.  Dave was a great guide as we walked along the dike in Hadley.  By the end, I think we saw over 20 species including song sparrows, yellow warblers,  a rose breasted grosbeak, and a wonderful look at a common yellow throat!  Here’s a video of Dave talking about Kestrels:

Click on the pics to enlarge, take a look:

A common yellow throat that is anything but common!

Now I know why they’re called rose breasted grosbeak!

A fun group of birders!

All the way from Baltimore…a beautiful oriole!

a very cute mourning dove

The river in shades of pastels!

About John Body

I live in Western Massachusetts, in the incredibly beautiful Connecticut River Valley. I've been hiking, kayaking, and tracking wildlife throughout the Valley with lots of photos and videos that people may like to see. Whenever I travel I also take my cameras just in case I see great scenery or wildlife. My passion is wildlife conservation so I try to attend wildlife workshops and land preservation events (Habitat, Habitat, Habitat!). When I get a chance, I videotape the experts, they're just so knowledgeable and inspiring. I hope you enjoy my posts.
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