Sunday, May 10, 2015

Lansing Bennet Forest, May 9th 2015



Nine members met on this foggy and rather cool morning to explore a new area. While the day started promising with plenty of Ovenbirds and Eastern Towhee’s vocalizing, this lovely wood proved largely quiet until we were near the boardwalk. There we were treated to wonderful looks of four Brown Creeper’s. One was singing while we watched them – always so much more gratifying. Pushing on we found a few Black & White and Pine Warblers and finally observed some interactions of Hermit Thrushes. We could not quite figure out if the actions were territorial or sexual.... whatever it was, they afforded us wonderful looks and left us with the eerie sounds of thrushes – so very much part of the soul of a forest in spring.



While walking through the spring woods we admired the Canada Mayflowers Maianthemum canadense and Lady’s slippers Cypripedium acaule just emerging, as well as the very fragrant Trailing Arbutus Epigaea repens


Photos by Nancy Collins (plants) and Christine Whitebread


Christine Whitebread

Duxbury: Lansing Bennett Forest (incl. Phillips Mill Pond), Plymouth, US-MA
May 9, 2015 7:30 AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.4 mile(s)
Comments:     South Shore Bird Club trip
23 species

Broad-winged Hawk  1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue Jay  9
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  14
Tufted Titmouse  12
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Brown Creeper  4
Hermit Thrush  4
American Robin  4
Gray Catbird  1
Ovenbird  18
Black-and-white Warbler  3
Pine Warbler  3
Eastern Towhee  11
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  2
Brown-headed Cowbird  1

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