One Foggy, Chilly, but Magnificent Day on the Parker River NWR
November 6, 2005

A combination of days of southwesterly breezes brought in strays and blow-backs.

The star of the day was this Sage Thrasher - a second state record
(and the first record was on the refuge too, on October 26, 1965!)- discovered by Tim Spahr.
I finally saw the bird late in the afternoon in low light.

Phil Brown located a cooperative Ash-throated Flycatcher.

Of course, it was sparrow time on the island, including:
Grasshopper Sparrow

Clay-colored Sparrow

and Field Sparrow.

Snow Buntings were everywhere.

Return to Birding in Massachusetts.