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Spring Walk Around the Pond

We saw a couple birds for the first time this spring on yesterday’s walk around Jamaica Pond. A spotted sandpiper was hopping along the banks, trying to keep its distance from us. When it flew away, it flew low over the water.

Spotted sandpiper by the banks of Jamaica Pond
Spotted sandpiper

We also saw a yellow-rumped warbler. We could easily see the yellow patch under the wing but had to wait until the bird ruffled its feathers for us to see the namesake yellow patch on its back.

Yellow-rumped warbler, sitting still and flashing its rump
Yellow-rumped warbler, flashing its namesake patch on the right.

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