WOONSOCKET -- For hobby bird photographer Neil Caswell his new apartment overlooking Harris Pond has turned out to be like that box of chocolates Forest Gumpâ€™s mother talked about.
â€śYou never know what youâ€™re going to get,â€ť he says.
From juncos and jays to waxwings and wood ducks, Caswellâ€™s fifth floor perch at Waterview Apartments offers a birdâ€™s eye view of an unusual assortment of avian visitors to Soucy Falls. The picturesque spot where the cityâ€™s backup reservoir cascades over a dam into a trout-stocked stream is a natural magnet for waterfowl and other birds, so much so that Caswell calls Soucy Park â€śWoonsocketâ€™s Free Wildlife Refuge.â€ť
Armed with his Canon SD digital camera, Caswell, 64, regularly strolls the grounds of the park to snap photos of fancy-looking ducks and other flyers.
But he didnâ€™t even have to go outside to capture his most cherished images yet â€“ a few frames of an American Bald Eagle.
For full story, see Sunday's print edition of The Call.