One thing is for certain and that is photographing birds has become SO MUCH more difficult. I am telling you I spend most of my time taking pictures of these small birds that are fluttering about and I really don't know what they are half the time unless they sit still for a few seconds so I can get a good look at them. They are so quick that I try and take a picture so I can review that vs the bird who is behaving like Kramer after consuming a pot of black coffee.
Anyhow, despite the obstacles S Quabbin was a lot of fun and rich with warblers including Ovenbirds, Redstarts and other hyper birds I couldn't get a decent photo of. The picture above is that of Prairie Warbler. Lifer!!! We spent 10 minutes or so trying to get these birds to sit still for one minute while I got a half decent photo. Dozens of people strolled by us with coolers in hand to picnic looking at us and wondering who the weirdos were taking pictures of picker bushes. HA!
There is still evidence of nesting everywhere we go. Here are a pair of Tree Swallows who are beyond annoyed that we were near their nest box. I took a quick photo and we ventured elsewhere to not disturb them anymore.