I returned to the Arboretum last Thursday to see if I could pick out a few migrating warblers. I was happy to see four species.
First, the American redstart. These birds
spend the winter in the region from southern Mexico and the Caribbean to northeastern South America.
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Yesterday was the last in a long streak of sunny and dry days in Boston. I visited Forest Hills Cemetery to see what I could find.
I saw this eastern forktail damselfly resting on a reed at the edge of Lake Hibiscus. Damselflies rest with their wings closed or only slightly open. According to
, eastern forktails emerge early in the spring and are very common in this area. A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts
Eastern Forktail Damselfly
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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.
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, flashing its namesake patch on the right.
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