Birding At Turkey Hill Farm

Massachusetts Big Year Birding

This morning I had only one bird in mind, the Indigo Bunting. Although this bird had been reported all over the state, it had managed to elude me for the entire year so far. When I received news that one had been seen at Turkey Hill Farm, just a few minutes from my house, I knew I had to go. I used to go there quite often when I was much younger, but I hadn’t gone in a few years.

When I arrived at Turkey Hill this morning, I started up my eBird checklist and began walking. One of the first things I heard was an Osprey circling above my head, a sound that I had become very familiar with over the summer. As I continued walking, I heard some of the more expected birds of the walk such as Common Yellowthroats and Yellow Warblers. I also kept my eyes…

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