Wachusett Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Leader: Joan Gallagher. Observers: 10. Weather: Sunny, 58 degrees to start ending with a sunny high of 76 degrees. Highlights: Green Heron seen at the pond during the drive in along the road. The majority of the birds were heard and seen dashing about from the parking lot near the bird feeders and the nearby trees; including a stunning and brightly colored European Starling posing atop a tree in the sunlight, an American Redstart and Scarlet Tanager. Young Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers were feeding in a tree located off the field in back of the parking lot. And like last year, we found a Monarch caterpillar sitting on a milkweed plant and Porcupines were seen in the trees.
Great Crested Flycatcher
(Trip report from Joan Gallagher)