Birding July 16, 2013: Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield, MA

Marshfiled, MA: Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary has a birding hot spot reputation.  Whether the vast number of observed species correlates more with the number of serious birders who visit matters not, because this Mass Audubon site is by far, one of the most outstanding places to see birds.  

If you are not feeling up to a long walk, the pond loop has two bird blinds and is a fine spot to sit and watch.  The meadows are huge, bordered on one side by Green Harbor River, complete with a boardwalk that eventually leads to Fox Hill where there is an observation platform.

Be warned that the warm weather beats down on you out there in these vast meadows, so bring plenty of water, and plan to be out for hours if you want to walk the whole thing.

Today it was too hot to go far, so I spent some time at the cemetery before making a brief visit to one of the blinds.  I was excited to add a new bird to my collection today.  All but the Cedar Waxwing had red eyes!

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield, MA: Eastern Towhee


Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Marshfield, MA: Red-bellied Woodpecker


 Cedar Waxwing


Wood Ducks