After watching birds at the Petsmart parking lot on Tuesday I stopped off at the Geremonty Marsh in Salem, New Hampshire to count birds there. I saw fewer birds here than I did in the parking lot but I did see one new species for this location: A Cooper’s Hawk! I watched as it went into a stoop and dived for a dove on the ground but it missed and flew off casually as if nothing had happened! Right now all the flowering trees are in bloom and it is all so pretty and promising. However, we are in desperate need of rain as several wildfires have started all up and down the east coast. I notice that the water levels are dropping here at the marsh as well as at the Stirling Bog and in the Shawsheen River back in Andover, MA where I live. I hope you have a pleasant and bird filled weekend!