Saturday, February 18, 2012

Townsend's Warbler - Ipswich

Jim Berry got a surprising Christmas present last year when a Townsend's Warbler showed up at his feeders in Ipswich, MA. Jim has been very generous allowing hundreds of birders to stand in his backyard to see this vagrant. Today is Feb 18 and the bird is STILL showing up at his feeders, constantly feeding on the mealworms Jim puts out daily. I was able to see this bird twice; once on 1/16 and then again (very briefly) during the Superbowl of Birding on January 28. 

And here is the normal range of the Townsend's Warbler. How did this bird end up in Mass? Will it return to its normal range?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Strange Squirrel Death

I saw this while driving and I needed to take a photo because it boggled my mind.Not quite sure what happened here. My first guess was that it fell from above, but looking at it more it almosts seems like it got its right leg wedged between two twigs. What do you think?