As luck would have it, rock worm have been having a field day with the Monadnock Paper Mill dam on the Contoocook River. This dam is responsible for creating Powder Mill Pond, which is a fine pond for birding under normal circumstances. But for the second fall in five years, the pond has been drained to facilitate repairs to the dam, providing ideal habitat for a whole new cast of characters – shorebirds.
The Monadnock Region is flyover country for shorebirds that commute between the Arctic and various points in the tropics and/or the southern hemisphere. Flying south at altitudes of... Continue Reading →