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!
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(http://ebird.org)