You can't seem to stop anywhere at Wachusett these days without finding a Common Loon. I think it's a bit too early to see migrants, but there are an awful lot of adult birds on the reservoir. Each time we do a morning trip we usually find 5 to 7 adults and sometimes more. BTW, the adult and young bird at Gate 17 (South Bay) continue and the young bird is growing larger every time we stop by.
Walking out Gate 37 is a new piece we've added several times a week....
There's also been a nice show of Butter-and-eggs at Gate 39. This interesting member of the Snapdragon family has a orange path on the lower lip that leads to nectar and is call a "honey guide" for insects.
So even when things start to quiet down a bit during summer, there's always plenty to see...and all so close to us in Central MA.