A Chilly Morning Birding Walk at Bell’s Neck

21 species were spotted on this cold winter morning birding walk, with a few surprises. Participants spotted and heard a Virginia rail as it ran across a muddy tidal creek, a northern harrier flew close overhead, and there were great observations of a belted kingfisher. High numbers of waterfowl speckled the reservoir including Canada geese, hooded mergansers, and buffleheads.

Please enjoy photos of the field class below, courtesy of HCT volunteer photographer Gerry Beetham.