The South Shore Bird Club (SSBC) was founded in 1946 and the first members set out to explore the birds and birding habitats of the South Shore of Massachusetts.
We concentrate on field trips for both members and non members. Most trips involve car-pooling with occasional canoe trips or beach hikes. Non-members are always welcome.
April 28 dawned clear and frigid with 15mph winds creating a wind chill that engendered a few complaints from the 7 assembled birders for the SSBC Turkey Hill walk. Our route took us from the 3A parking lot up over Turkey Hill to the Weir River Farm, down along the Weir River and back up to Whitney-Thayer Woods along the Thayer trail to the American Holly grove and back to Turkey Hill and down to the parking lot for a total of 4 miles in 4 hours. It was a slow and quiet morning for finding birds. Our final entry was the best of the day - a non-singing Blue-winged Warbler working the thickets on the path back to the parking lot.
35 species total
Non-singing bird working the thickets on Turkey Hill path in a territory used in previous years. Yellow head and body, with black eye line, blue-grey wings with white wing bars.