Date: 6/10/18 10:45 am
From: <blafley...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Natures Way

This morning while birding in town I was standing next to a pond and saw something small moving out in the middle. Thinking it was an otter, muskrat or beaver head I put my binoculars on it and saw it was a young fledgling (I suspect a Red-winged Blackbird but could have been a Grackle). It was ‚~@~\swimming‚~@~] with its wings vigorously at first and pausing frequently. Its swimming got less and less vigorous as it seem to be tiring. It ended up sinking and not making it to the marsh.....

Bill Lafley
New Salem
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