One of our earliest-emerging moths, Roland's Sallow (Psaphida rolandi) came to lights in Hubbardston 3/30/16.
Song Sparrows arrive. 3/19/16 High Ridge WMA, Gardner
Great Blue Herons at nest site, Rutland 4/1/16. Photo by Ted Purcell
At the suggestion of state ornithologist Drew Vitz, Dept. of Conservation & Recreation staff have mounted a kestrel box at DCR's Riis Hill property in Barre after an American Kestrel was seen there last fall. A male kestrel was seen at the site on 4/1/2016. We'll be watching for a mate!
Barred Owl, Rutland, 4/1/16 Photo by Ted Purcell
Territorial Red-winged Blackbird at High Ridge WMA 3/19/16.