It's not that I haven't been to Great Meadows, but often the trips have been more birding & less photography. Often, I've barely had time to upload my photos before I'm off to the next task.
That's why last night after disassembling, cleaning & reassembling my tripod (I have not yet figured how to take my tripod to a sandy beach without getting sand in the leg locks) I decided that it would need a test run to ensure that I did it correctly. So the rising sun found me at Great Meadows.
It was a quiet morning at the refuge. The baby geese are now getting large and starting to resemble their parents. In fact the parents were almost laid back about my traversing the path near them. Much more enjoyable than skirting the hissing geese several weeks ago.
A song sparrow just posed for me. I have tons of sparrow photos so I often pass up the opportunity to add to that collection. But this sparrow stayed in place as I approached to a distance where most would have flown. Since the morning light was so nice, I couldn't pass up the opportunity.