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Today's weather vane was spotted by reader Gerry Savard. It was seen atop the visitor's center at the Perk River National Wildlife Refuge in Newburyport, Massachusetts. I know that Gerry is a birding fanatic, as well as a locally known genealogist. He was here at Plum Island in Newburyport photographing the snowy owls and other wildlife this winter. Gerry also provided a photo of another weather vane last year, an antique fire engine seen at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.
This weathervane is a three dimentional replica of the symbol for the National Wildlife Refuges. You may have seen this symbol on signage, maps and brochures.
Plum Island is on the Atlantic flyway, a pathway for migrating birds on the East Coast of the United States and Canada. It is a fantastic place to spot migrating birds, as well as a beautiful coastal barrier island of dunes and salt marshes.
The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge website http://www.fws.gov/refuge/parker_river/
Click this link to view a historic Parker River visitor guide written by conservationist Rachel Carson in 1947
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