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5/25/11 Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

At the pond near rt 16,the geese were still fighting over the beaver lodge. They seemed to have learned to stay away from the swan’s territory though. I didn’t see any great blue herons in the heron nest. But I did see two green herons near the stepping stones.

5/20/11

When I was at Great Meadows, there were quite a few great blue herons on the refuge. I suspected it was because their chicks had hatched and they were hunting more because they had more mouths to feed. When I got to the rookery I saw that indeed there were a number of great blue heron nests with chicks in them.

I took a lot of photos of the heron chicks so I divided them into five parts. I mostly photographed the activity in two adjacent nests. Part I shows the chicks in the nest on the right. Part II shows the chicks in the nest on the left. Part III has photos that show chicks visible in both nests at the same time. Part IV shows the nest on the right when an adult arrives and then the other adult leaves. Part V shows the nest on the left when the adult there departs, leaving the chicks by themselves.

There are two posts of a great blue heron fishing at Great Meadows. The second post shows the bird catching a fish.

Tracks III, 4/2/11 Waseeka

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Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary, Hopkinton, MA

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About These Photos

A description of the circumstances in which I took these photos can be found at: http://groups.google.com/group/massbird/browse_thread/thread/7a65707295a2c838

Bald Eagle, 12/20/10 Great Meadows – Concord

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, MA

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Hybrid Canada and Graylag Goose, 12/20/10 Great Meadows – Concord

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Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Concord, MA

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Dunlins I, 12/11/10 Parker River NWR

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Lot 6 Beach, Plum Island, Newburyport, MA

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Dunlins II, 12/11/10 Parker River NWR

 

 
 

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Lot 6 Beach, Plum Island, Newburyport, MA

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Snow Buntings, 12/11/10 Salisbury Beach State Reservation

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Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury, MA

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Ring-billed Gull, 12/11/10 Parker River NWR, Lot 6 Beach

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Lot 6 Beach, Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Newburyport, MA

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Double Crested Cormorant, 12/11/10 Merrimack River

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Merrimack River, Newburyport, MA

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Northern Mockingbird, 12/11/10 Parker River NWR

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Newburyport, MA

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Common Loon, 12/11/10 Parker River NWR, Lot 7 Beach

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Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island, Newburyport, MA

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Harbor Seals, 12/11/10 Salisbury Beach State Reservation

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Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury, MA

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