Frank Gardner shared results from the Concord Christmas Bird Count. The area encompassed by the count includes sections of Bedford.
In Frank's words:
We had a good outing for the Concord Christmas Bird Count - Bedford Sector.
Dale & Janice Landis, Barbara Centola, Rob Dobson, Andy Clerkin, and I were all able to participate. We had a total of 29 species and 509 individual birds tallied for the day. Highlights for Bedford included new all-time highs of 30 mallards (thanks to all the open water), 18 downy woodpeckers, 3 northern flickers, and 27 white-breasted nuthatches. We also added one new first-time species for the Bedford Sector - 2 swamp sparrows! The really exciting thing about this species is that it was seen in the restored wetland area behind the Pulte development (Hartwell Farms) off of Hartwell Road. As recently as last year this area was part of an old abandoned parking lot and now it is a nice-looking wetland!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Stewards Dan Hurwitz and Yan Thomas (taking photo), Paul Marcus (Trails Committee), Arthur Hildreth, Linda Kovitch, and Ron & Carol Reynolds went on a very pleasant Saturday trail walk (Jan 7th) to the Altmann conservation area and the Brothers Rocks (pictured). Every month on the first Saturday meet behind the library at 9:45 am rain or shine to walk one of Bedford's conservation areas. Sponsored by the Trails Committee.