Saturday Morning Birding

Our Bald Eagle program at Joppa Flats was cancelled due to rain, so we decided to go on a Saturday Morning Birding tour with Mass Audobon guide Dave Williams.  GMG Jimmy and I are distinctly NOT birders, just interested in birds and taking photos.  Although the more experienced were disappointed by the number of birds we saw, we were very pleased to bring home several decent shots.

We found a snowy owl at Parker River Wildlife Refuge.  A note if you intent to visit: a large portion of the main road in was closed on Saturday due to icy conditions and you may not be able to get as far into the Refuge as you might like.



We also visited the Salisbury Beach State Reservation.  Our guide believes this is a juvenile bald eagle.  This is zoomed in quite a little and has lost a few pixels but is still pretty interesting. That’s as close as we got to an eagle on this trip.


Northern harrier taking off


These tours are only $10 for members and $12 for non-members.  No pre-registration is required.  Give it a try!


  • IT IS indeed a juvenile bald eagle – 1st or 2nd year at most. They get their white heads at age 4 or 5. We now have 70 pair of bald eagles in this state. Until recently there were none. They were extirpated because of DDT.


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