Inspired by a friend’s photo of a juvenile bald eagle at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, we took a ride over there for a return visit. It’s a Mass Audubon property located on Perkins Row in Topsfield, a short drive from Gloucester. We checked in as members at the office, were given a map and off we went.
We did not find the eagle, but the discoveries we made along the way were nearly as delightful. We took note of beaver activity as well. We saw mostly relatively common song birds, but they are extraordinarily tame and will come to you looking to be fed. I have to admit it felt great to have them land briefly in my empty hand so that was worth the trip right there. We also saw a hawk atop the Wildlife Tracking Network Station. I wondered which does the better wildlife tracking job, the hawk or the machinery? Some additional photos and story details available at Pat D’s Photos and Adventures on Facebook.