Got a few pics of the GBH families …. here’s one for tonight…. go meet them!….what a treat to watch them grow…….
FOUR chicks in one nest. Fence keeps them safe and protected. 5/24
Kathy Johnson photo
Driving in by the Jerry’s Pond bus stop and looking northwest by the fence (at water hole), I saw both nests full of chicks straight across the water. It seemed they were standing on a tightrope. So wiry little things and quite agile.
You have to come from the COncord Av. direction, so you can turn right on RIndge Av. and then very soon left into the large bus stop area just AFTER the Pond. Go to the end by a pool of water outside the Pond and look through the fence, there are no obstructing branches. Unreal how much action with them.
The Alewife Reservation always has so much to offer. We walked from the stormwater wetlands over to blair pond. On this month’s walk we saw many of the spring birds migrating, including flycatchers, various sparrows, gold finches, and some lesser scaup. This was the first time that I have seen lesser scaup in the reservation. We also saw some of the migrating birds of prey like cooper’s hawk. The highlights of the walk were an osprey and a juvenile bald eagle flying over the stormwater wetlands.