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Burrage Pond WMA
Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson and Halifax.
American Coot Burrage Pond WMA.
Glossy Ibis at Burrage Pond
Wood Duck duckling
Future Monarch Butterfly.
Sandhill Crane, Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane, Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane, Burrage Pond
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
Bluebirds at Burrage taken Feb 20, 2017
Bluebirds at Burrage Pond taken Feb 20, 2017
Swamp Sparrow
Birding. Great Horned Owl at Burrage Pond WMA.
Great Horned Owl at Burrage Pond WMA
House Wren Burrage Pond WMA
Sandhill Cranes Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes Burrage Pond
Stump Brook Audubon
Stump Brook Audubon Sanctaury
Stumpbrook Dam
Yellow Billed Cuckoo at Burrage Pond.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Green heron at Burrage Pond WMA Hanson.
Sandhill Cranes Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Orchard Oriole. Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Osprey Burrage Pond
Osprey Burrage Pond
Osprey Burrage Pond
Northern rough-winged swallow
Great Egret Burrage Pond
American Kestrel Burrage Pond WMA
Burrage Pond Sunset
Burrage Pond Sunset
Chickadee at Burrage Pond near Stump Brook dam.
Marsh Wren at Burrage Pond WMA
Pied billed Grebes at Burrage Pond WMA
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Merlin at Burrage Pond WMA
Merlin at Burrage Pond WMA
Merlin at Burrage Pond WMA
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Yellow-rumpted Warbler
Eastern Towhee EATO
Coopers Hawk at Burrage Pond
Marsh Wren at Burrage Pond
Burrage Pond Towhee
Double-crested Cormorant (DCCO) at Burrage Pond WMA
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA Hanson. Mass DFW.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Brown Thrasher at Burrage Pond.
Red-winged Blackbird
Belted Kingfisher at Burrage
Common Yellowthroat Warbler at Burrage Pond
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Eastern Kingbird Burrage Pond
Immature Orchard Oriole at Burrage
Spangled Skimmer - Female
Burrage Pond Halifax
Stump Brook
Stump brook
Blue Bird at Burrage Pond WMA
Burrage Pond WMA Hanson
Green Heron Burrage Pond
Green Heron Burrage Pond
Cedar Waxwing at Burrage Pond WMA
Burrge Pond Hanson Halifax
Burrage Pond WMA
Joe Pye Weed at Burrage Pond WMA
Monarch Butterfly Burrage Pond WMA
Monarch Butterfly Burrage Pond WMA
Slaty Skimmer-Male
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Northern Watersnake Burrage Pond
Orchard Oriole at Burrage Pond
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Black and White Warbler at Burrage Pond
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Water snake at Burrage Pond
Northern Water snake at Burrage Pond
Burrage Bald Eagle
Northern Water snake at Burrage Pond
Immature Bald Eagle at Burrage Pond
Yellow Winged Warbler Nest - Burrage
Tree Swallow at Burrage
Cedar Waxwing at Burrage Pond WMA
Burrage Osprey
Burrage Goldfinch
Eastern Pondhawk at Burrage Pond
Twelve Spotted Skimmer - Male
Tree Swallows Burrage Pond
Tree Swallows Burrage Pond
Cedar Waxwing at Burrage Pond WMA
Yellow Rumped Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA
Horseback Riding Burrage Pond
Swallows Burrage Pond WMA
Swallows Burrage Pond WMA
Swallows Burrage Pond
Swallows at Burrage Pond
Swallow Gathering Burrage Pond
Smith-Nawazelski
Smith-Nawazelski
Smith Nawazelski
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
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American Coot Burrage Pond WMA.
American Coot at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson MA.
Sandhill Crane in flight at Burrage Pond WMA. Hanson, Ma
Glossy Ibis at Burrage Pond
Glossy Ibis over Burrage Pond
Wood Duck duckling
Wood Duck ducklings. There are at least three separate broods in this one area of Burrage Pond WMA. Taken Aug 12, 2017.
Future Monarch Butterfly.
Future monarch butterfly feeding on milkweed at Burrage Pond. Aug 6, 2017
Sandhill Crane, Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond, Hanson, MA.
Sandhill Crane, Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond, Hanson, MA.
Sandhill Crane, Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond, Hanson, MA.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
Burrage Pond WMA Northern Red-bellied turtle release, 2017.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
Jon Regosin - Mass NHESP
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
Yellow Warbler nest at Burrage Pond WMA.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Yellow Warbler, Burrage Pond.
Flock (19) of Glossy Ibis flying low over Burrage Pond WMA.
2017 Northern Red-bellied Cooter Release, Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson.
Northern Red-bellied Cooter release at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson on Friday May 26, 2017. Jon Regosin - Natural Heritage &
Endangered Species Program, Division of Mass Fisheries and Wildlife explaining the program.
Bluebirds at Burrage taken Feb 20, 2017
Bluebird at Burrage Pond WMA taken Feb 21, 2017
Bluebirds at Burrage Pond taken Feb 20, 2017
Bluebirds at Burrage Pond WMA taken Feb 21, 2017
Northern red-bellied cooters release at Burrage Pond WMA Hanson. May 27, 2016.
Over 150 aquarium raised Northern red-bellied cooters were released by Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
These northern red-bellied cooters are approx 9 months old and were aquarium reared under a program developed by the Natural Heritage and Endangered Species program of the state's Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
northern red-bellied cooters release at Burrage Pond WMA
northern red-bellied cooters release at Burrage Pond WMA
northern red-bellied cooters release at Burrage Pond WMA
northern red-bellied cooters release at Burrage Pond WMA
northern red-bellied cooters release at Burrage Pond WMA
northern red-bellied cooters release at Burrage Pond WMA
Swamp Sparrow
Swamp sparrow at Burrage Pond WMA. October 2016
Birding. Great Horned Owl at Burrage Pond WMA.
Great Horned Owl taken at Burrage Pond WMA 9/2/16
Great Horned Owl at Burrage Pond WMA
Great Horned Owl taken at Burrage Pond WMA 9/2/16
House Wren Burrage Pond WMA
I believe this to be a House Wren. At Burrage Pond WMA 9/2/2016
Sandhill Cranes Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes, Burrage Pond WMA - Aug 14, 2016.
Sandhill Cranes Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes, Aug 14, 2016 Burrage Pond
Stump Brook Audubon
Stump Brook at Burrage Pond WMA. The Stump Brook Audubon Sanctuary is to the right.
Stump Brook Audubon Sanctaury
Stump Brook Hanson MA. Looking across the dam into the Stump Brook Audubon Sanctuary.
Stumpbrook Dam
Dam located on the Stump Brook at Burrage WMA. Stump Brook Audubon Sanctuary is on the right side of the dam.
Stump Brook
Monarch Butterflies at Burrage Pond WMA
Monarch Butterflies at Burrage Pond WMA
Yellow Billed Cuckoo at Burrage Pond.
Yellow Billed Cuckoo YBCU July 2016.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Feeding time for a young tree swallow.
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier, Burrage Pond WMA Oct 10, 2015
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Burrage Pond Sept 2, 2016
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Pair of Sandhill Cranes taken July 5, 2015 at Burrage Pond
Probably a Sharp-shinned but could also be a Coopers Hawk Aug 14, 2016.
Green heron at Burrage Pond WMA Hanson.
Green Heron at Burrage Pond. Aug 14, 2016.
Sandhill Cranes Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes July 17, 2016
Sandhill Cranes Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes Sunday July 24, 2016
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Pair of Sandhill Cranes taken July 5, 2015 at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes at Burrage Pond WMA 2015.
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes at Burrage Pond WMA 2015.
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes at Burrage Pond WMA 2015.
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Sandhill Cranes at Burrage Pond WMA 2015.
Sandhill Crane at Burrage Pond
Spotted the Sandhill Cranes again on July 16 at 6:20 AM. Northwest corner in the swampy area.
Orchard Oriole. Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Orchard Oriole May 11.
Osprey Burrage Pond
Osprey at Burrage Pond - Taken 4-30-16.
Osprey Burrage Pond
Osprey with what I believe to be a large mouth bass. Take 4/30/16.
Osprey Burrage Pond
Osprey taken 4-30-16.
Northern rough-winged swallow
Northern Rough-winged swallow.
This Northern Rough-winged swallow (brown) kept attempting to land on the nest box but was repelled by the Tree swallows.
Great Egret Burrage Pond
Great Egret @ Burrage Pond.
American Kestrel Burrage Pond WMA
Burrage Pond Sunset
Spring is close. Sunset at Burrage Pond WMA, Feb 17, 2016. Clearly quite a bit more bird activity than I've seen in a long time.
Burrage Pond Sunset
Burrage Pond Sunset. Feb 17, 2016.
Chickadee at Burrage Pond near Stump Brook dam.
Taken Jan 3, 2016. Group of chickadees were feeding on these waxy berries. They looked and smelled much like a the Northern Bayberry but the bush was quite tall and I suspect it's some other type of berry. At Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson MA.
Marsh Wren at Burrage Pond WMA
Marsh Wrens still present at Burrage as of Oct 10, 2015.
Pied billed Grebes at Burrage Pond WMA
Pied-Billed Grebes at Burrage Pond WMA (Fall 2015)
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier Burrage Pond WMA
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier, Burrage Pond WMA
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier, Burrage Pond WMA
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier - quite foggy on 9/25/15 so this was a bit fuzzy. There were three Harriers working in a group.
I've had three different opinions on this birds identification. First, an immature Redtail, then an immature Red-shoulder, then someone at Mass Audubon indcated this is ann immature Broad-winged hawk. I'm going with Audubon. Immature Broad-winged Hawk. (taken 9/25/15)
I've had three different opinions on this birds identification. First, an immature Redtail, then an immature Red-shoulder, then someone at Mass Audubon indcated this is ann immature Broad-winged hawk. I'm going with Audubon. Immature Broad-winged Hawk. (taken 9/25/15)
Merlin at Burrage Pond WMA
Merlin at Burrage Pond. (9/25/15).
Merlin at Burrage Pond WMA
Merlin at Burrage Pond. (9/25/15).
Merlin at Burrage Pond WMA
Merlin at Burrage Pond. There were two Merlins in the area and they were going after several Northern Flickers. (9/25/15).
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA
Northern Harrier at Burrage Pond WMA.
Northern Harrier & Crow battle over the central bogs at Burrage Pond.
Yellow-rumped warbler at Burrage Pond WMA - Sept 24.
Yellow-rumpted Warbler
Sept 24 Yellow-rumped warbler. Northwest corner along the upper resevoir.
Eastern Towhee EATO
Eastern Towhee at Burrage Pond WMA.
Coopers Hawk at Burrage Pond
Coopers Hawk down by Stump Brook.
Marsh Wren at Burrage Pond
I finally got a peek at one of these elusive Marsh Wrens. I often hear them chattering below the grass but today this one (looks like a yound bird) popped out for just a minute.
Burrage Pond Towhee
Eastern Towhee at Burrage Pond 7/21/15
Double-crested Cormorant (DCCO) at Burrage Pond WMA
Immature Double-crested Cormorant. DCCO
Downy Woodpecker at Burrage along the Indian Crossway.
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond
Female Yellow Warbler with Praying Mantis. This time the birds win! Praying Mantis are known to capture and consume hummingbirds.
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA Hanson. Mass DFW.
Female Yellow Warbler with Praying Mantis.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
July 5, 2015. Great Egret at Burrage Pond WMA. It's interesting to see the size of that fish in this newly flooded bog.
Brown Thrasher at Burrage Pond.
Brown Thrasher at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson.
Red-winged Blackbird
Red-winged Blackbirds are abundant here at Burrage Pond WMA.
Belted Kingfisher at Burrage
Not a great photo but good enough to see what this Belted Kingfisher looks like here at Burrage Pond WMA.
Common Yellowthroat Warbler at Burrage Pond
Common Yellow Throat Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA. June 18, 2015.
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA
Another abundant resident here at Burrage Pond, the Yellow Warbler (YWAR). June 2015.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Grey Catbird - GRCA at Burrage Pond. June 2015.
Burrage Pond Hanson - Grey Catbird just doing what catbirds do! June 2015.
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Burrage Pond WMA, Eastern Kingbird. June 2015.
Eastern Kingbird Burrage Pond
Eastern King - EAKI
Immature Orchard Oriole at Burrage
I believe this to be an Orchard Oriole - OROR - Immature. At Burrage Pond Hanson. There are also quite a few mature Orchard Orioles.
Spangled Skimmer - Female
Burrage Pond WMA - Spangled Skimmer - Female
Burrage Pond Halifax
Sunrise at Burrage Pond WMA, Jan 23
Stump Brook
Morning light over Stump Brook, Jan 23, 2015. This is on the southeast side of Burrage Pond WMA on the Halifax side.
Stump brook
Stump Brook above the dam. After following the frozen stream to the east, Burrage is on the right and Stump Brook Audubon Sanctuary is on the left.
Blue Bird at Burrage Pond WMA
Way too much digital zooming on this shot of an Eastern Bluebird at Burrage Pond WMA.
Burrage Pond WMA Hanson
Sunset - Dec 26 2014
Green Heron Burrage Pond
Green Heron spotted on Aug 30 at Burrage Pond WMA.
Green Heron Burrage Pond
Green Heron (GRHE) on the wing
Cedar Waxwing at Burrage Pond WMA
Cedar Waxwing on the east border of Burrage Pond WMA, Hanson MA
Burrge Pond Hanson Halifax
Late August 2014 - deepening color of the grasses fortell the approaching of autumn.
Burrage Pond WMA
Burrge Pond Hanson Halifax
Joe Pye Weed at Burrage Pond WMA
Joe-Pye Weed in full bloom at Burrage.
Monarch Butterfly Burrage Pond WMA
Viceroy Butterfly at Burrage Pond, Massachusetts Wildlife Managaement Area (WMA), Hanson MA.
Monarch Butterfly Burrage Pond WMA
I believe this is a Viceroy based on the somewhat visible horizontal bar across the hindwing. Taken at Burrage Pond, Massachusetts Wildlife Managaement Area (WMA), Hanson MA.
Blue Dasher Dragonfly
Slaty Skimmer-Male
Slaty Skimmer-Male. I originally thought this was a Spangled Skimmer Dragonfly but the absense of the white dots on the wings eliminates this as a possibility.
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond WMA
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond WMA
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Eastern Kingbird on nest at Burrage Pond
Yellow Warbler nestlings at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson.
Eastern Kingbird at Burrage Pond
Eastern Kingbird - May 12. Lots of EAKI approx half way down the east side road of Burrage Pond WMA. They have an obvious presence in the flooded bogs to the right of the road.
Burrge Pond Hanson Halifax
Northern Watersnake Burrage Pond
Northern Water snake fishing at Burrage Pond WMA.
Orchard Oriole at Burrage Pond
Orchard Oriole May 11 - Burrage Pond WMA
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Yellow Warbler nesting - May 11 at Burrage Pond WMA Hanson MA
Black and White Warbler at Burrage Pond
Black and White Warbler (BAWW) on the prowl. Two spotted along the east road at Burrage.
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA
Yellow Warbler at Burrage
Yellow Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA
YWAR - On the wing at Burrage.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Announcing the new day. Song Sparrow at Burrage Pond
Northern Water snake at Burrage Pond
I believe this is a Northern Water Snake -
Nerodia sipedon (24-42", up to 55"). Easily 39 inches and had no intention of backing off.
Northern Water snake at Burrage Pond
Northern Watersnake up close. Lots of these guys are present around Burrage Pond.
Burrage Bald Eagle
Not a great photo but here's a shot of a juvenile Bald eagle here at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson, MA. This was taken on Sunday April 20 approx 8:00 AM.
Northern Water snake at Burrage Pond
Watched this guy (Northern Watersnake) hunting fish in one of the bogs.
Song sparrow at Burrage.
Burrage Pond WMA Hanson entrance off Pleasant Street.
Immature Bald Eagle at Burrage Pond
Not a great photo but here's a shot of a juvenile Bald eagle here at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson, MA. This was taken on Sunday April 20 approx 8:00 AM. Hard to see it in this shot but this bird does have a band on it's leg.
Yellow Winged Warbler Nest - Burrage
Warbler nest at Burrage Pond WMA. Yellow and Blue Winged Warblers are present along the east boundary roads of Burrage WMA.
Tree Swallow at Burrage
Tree swallow on the east side of Burrage Pond WMA.
Cedar Waxwing at Burrage Pond WMA
Cedar Waxwing also on the east side of Burrage Pond WMA.
Burrage Pond December 2012
Burrage Osprey
Osprey fishing at Burrage Pond
Burrage Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Eastern Pondhawk at Burrage Pond
Possibly a male Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly.
Twelve Spotted Skimmer - Male
Twelve-Spotted Skimmer. This is a male based on the additional white spots on the wings and whitish tinge on the abdomen.
Tree Swallows Burrage Pond
Swallows on the south eastern edge of Burrage Pond WMA.
Tree Swallows Burrage Pond
Swallows nesting on the Southeast corner of Burrage Pond WMA, in Hanson and Halifax MA
Cedar Waxwing at Burrage Pond WMA
Cedar Waxwing at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson & Halifax MA
Winter at Burrage Pond WMA
Early morning mist rolls in from the east at Burrage Pond Wildlife Management area in Hanson MA.
Yellow Rumped Warbler at Burrage Pond WMA
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Morning mist in late fall at Burrage Pond.
Horseback Riding Burrage Pond
Swallows Burrage Pond WMA
Swallows on the southern side of Burrage WMA in Halifax, MA
Swallows Burrage Pond WMA
Swallows on the lines along the lower reservoir at Burrage Pond WMA
Swallows Burrage Pond
Swallow migration passinging through Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson, MA
Swallows at Burrage Pond
Swallows gather at Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson, MA.
Swallow Gathering Burrage Pond
The Swallow gathering prior to migration. Burrage Pond WMA in Hanson, MA
Smith-Nawazelski
Across from the Elm St entrance to Burrage Pond is the Smith-Nawazelksi Conservation Area. Poor Meadow Brook boardwalk shown here.
Smith-Nawazelski
Poor Meadow Brook in the Smith-Nawazelksi Conservation Area
Smith Nawazelski
Another view of the Poor Meadow Brook boardwalk shown here.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.
Three Sandhill Cranes flying out of the east towards the upper resevoir on Oct 10, 2015. They eventually landed on the far west shore.
Birds and Birding at Burrage Pond WMA.