Friday, June 3, 2011

Geremonty Marsh (SWF)

1. Marsh Geremonty Marsh, Salem, NH 5-25-11

Whenever I go to Salem, NH to do my shopping I try to stop at the Geremonty Marsh on Geremonty Drive. It is a place I found from looking at the Birding Hotspots on the eBird map of New Hampshire. The last time I was here it was still brown and gray but now everything is turning green. With a gorgeous blue sky and puffy clouds to boot, it was a perfect day to go bird watching. Gus recently bought us a new Nikon Coolpix as an easy camera to carry and take snapshots. On this particular day I was still recovering from a muscle strain in my back and could not carry around my Nikon D80 with its 70 – 300mm lens, plus bins, so I slipped the thin and lightweight Coolpix camera into my pocket and off I went. With a light breeze blowing the weather was perfect and I thought I would not have to worry about mosquitoes. Later on my ankle told me different as I spent days scratching or rather, trying not to scratch!

2. Path Path along north side of marsh

3. Library Wetland near Library and parking lot 5-25-11

Skywatch Friday!

4. Red-winged blackbird

eBird Data Report:

Location: Geremonty Drive marsh (Salem)
Observation date: 5/25/11
Notes: Sunny,78F. Parked at Library and walked trail to school parking lot and back. Saw and heard several chipmunks. Heard frogs croaking. Did not see or hear any warblers. Got bitten by mosquitoes around ankles.

Number of species: 12

Sora 1 heard descending whinny several times from reeds
Mourning Dove 4
Chimney Swift 2
Northern Flicker 1 heard
Eastern Kingbird 1
Blue Jay 1
American Robin 6
thrush sp. 1 heard flute-like call but not wood thrush
Song Sparrow 4
Red-winged Blackbird 20 saw 1 male juvenile with fuzzy head, short tail, all black with hint of wing bars. So cute!
Common Grackle 15
Baltimore Oriole 3
House Sparrow 2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(


  1. It's beautiful. Interesting name too.

  2. Smply gorgeous shots!

    thanks for sharing.

    visiting via Sky Watch Friday.

  3. Your Nikon Coolpix takes lovely photos Kathie. Another lovely bird-watching area you have shown us. Hope you continue to heal quickly.

  4. Beautiful green place to walk but there's got to be a mosquito reason for all the birds.

    New little camera works good.

  5. Thanks J-Bar, Betty, Denise, and Gaelyn! It was a fun walk, and yes Denise, I am getting better!

    As for the camera, it is very easy to carry. Light weight and slips into purse or pocket. Now I just need how to learn to use all the controls! It's a touch screen. Not sure I like that feature but we'll see. Hard to use when your fingers are cold and numb!

  6. Lovely shots! It looks like a great place for birding!

  7. Kathie, looks like a great place for birding. Ebirds is great to see hotspots and to find new birds showing up. Wonderful photos from your new camera.


Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.