Early May Highlights (before the storm)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, male, 5/5/06, Bradford

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, 5/8/06, Parker River NWR, Hellcat Swamp

Black-throated Blue Warbler, 5/8/2006, PRNWR, Hellcat

Blue-winged Teal, pair, 5/8/2006, PRNWR, North Pool

Cedar Waxwing, 5/8/2006, PRNWR, Hellcat

Cape May Warbler, 5/8/2006, PRNWR, Hellcat

Eastern Towhee, 5/8/2006, PRNWR, Hellcat

Northern Waterthrush, 5/8/2006, PRNWR, Hellcat

Wood Duck, pair, 5/8/2006, Great Meadows NRW, Concord

Mid-May and the Northeaster

(storm-wrecked birds)

Black Tern flying over the Merrimack River, 5/14/2006, Merrimack

Bonaparte's Gull, Merrimack River, 5/14/2006, Merrimack

Red-necked Phalaropes, 5/14/2006, PRNWR, North Field

Red-necked and Red Phalaropes flying over the Merrimack River, 5/15/2006, West Newbury

AFTER THE STORM (5/16/2006):

This Great Black-backed Gull has nesting on the mind

While this Merlin seems to be still drying off

And this Peregrine Falcon was dining on something white

This exhausted Solitary Sandpiper was too pooped to get off the road

And these two Roseate Terns at Sandy Point SR were left-overs

While this Red Fox kit waited nearby for lunch (hopefully not Piping Plover tartare).


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