When: May 2015 Weather: Hot, 23C
Leica M240 35F1.4, 21F3.4. Nikon P900
In Boston for a few days and found time to make it out to the Blue Hills Reservation for an afternoon. It’s 20 miles out of Boston and a fair way out. An Uber car brought me out there cheaply enough but if I were to do it again, I’d hire a car. The Blue Hills area is big and you really need a car to get around to the different areas. Arriving there just after lunch, the sun was blazing and it made for a very warm afternoon indeed. The first place to visit is the Visitor centre on Hillside Street just north of Houghton’s pond…the rangers there are helpful and you can pick up your trail map there….
Not being able to reach the Ponkapoag Pond itself this way, I took the long way round and eventually reached the side of the pond….it’s huge so I think should be called Lake rather than Pond!
Other birds seen were the female red winged blackbird, some quails and a black and white woodpecker. Overall though, the birding was disappointing. It was a nice walk though.