July 2016

Posted on 31 July, 2016 in Summaries

A hot and quiet month with only two Leverett Pond patch visits.

The first visit caused some mild excitement as I mis-identified a non-breeding/female Green-Winged Teal as a blue-winged teal; the latter being more unusual than the former. A couple local birders visited after my initial report and took much better pictures and picked out more features than I had been able to, good to know for future reference.

Green-Winged Teal

The second visit was with a new camera lens, the Canon 100-400mm USM II. Despite its heaviness it was worth carrying around as I managed to get some good photos including a juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron.

Black-Crowned Night-Heron

Wednesday 13th & Tuesday 26th, Leverett Pond, Suffolk County, MA, USA.