Brown-headed Cowbirds in Brimfield. Photo by Bill Platenik.
Female American Redstart in Rutland. Photo by Anne Greene.
Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris) visiting the water tub. Photo by Bill Platenik.
Baltimore Orioles. Photo by Bill Platenik.
White-tailed Deer, May 2020. Photo by Ted Purcell.
Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in Rutland, presumably heading back to water. Photos by Doug Wipf.
Migrant Blackpoll Warbler (Dendroica striata) investigating the drip in Brimfield. Photo by Bill Platenik.
Eastern Bluebirds in Hardwick. Photo by Alan Rawle.
A Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) takes a drink from the tub while Pickerel Frogs look on. Photo by Bill Platenik in Brimfield.
Northern Cardinal in Brimfield. Photo by Bill Platenik.
A Wood Duck ( Aix sponsa) swims by a well-established beaver lodge in Hardwick. Photo by Alan Rawle.
Song Sparrow in bathing pool with solar-powered water pump. Photo by Bill Platenik.
Green Frog (Rana clamitans) in Hardwick.
Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta), Petersham. Photo by Alan Rawle.
Song Sparrow, Hardwick. Photo by Alan Rawle.
Immature Baltimore Oriole just after a bath in Bill Platenik's outdoor tub with drip.
Hooded Merganser in Hardwick.
A Cape May Warbler passing through Princeton on its way south in September found a water source in Barry Van Dusen's yard. Photo by Alan Rawle.
Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) in Petersham. Notice how the lateral fold curls around the tympanum (eardrum disc next to the eye) and does not extend down the length of the back as in Green Frogs. Photo by Alan Rawle.
Female Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus) in Brimfield. Photo by Bill Platenik.
What we're all pretty sure is a Tennessee Warbler (Oreothlypis peregrina) on migration in early October--a bit late--made a stop at the bird tub with its splashing, recirculating water (solar pump) in Bill Platenik's yard, Brimfield.