Last Friday's field trip to the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge (Plum Island) in Newburyport, MA went very well! While the weather was partly sunny, the wind was blowing quite strong. This kept the bird watching below average. We did see the following birds: Lesser yellow legs, Great blue heron, Great egret, Gadwall (duck), Yellow-rumped warbler, and several others. We walked the Hellcat Trail through a marsh and then continued it up into the sand dunes where we got spectacular views of the ocean and the salt marsh. Here are some photographs from the trip.