Coming home from Quabbin we decided to take back roads. The reason was Mark felt it would be a perfect day to look for a Sandhill Crane. Damn if he wasn't right!!! Sure enough along Hardwick Road in New Braintree (just west of Winimusset Meadows) at the back side of a mowed cornfield was an adult Sandhill Crane. He/she was trying to stay out of the wind so hopefully it was going to stay for a little while, since we called as many Worcester County birders whose numbers I had programmed into my cellphone.
MA - more heat and more migrants
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