[CT Birds] Fwd: NW Hills, Dec. 23

Scott Baron brnpelican at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 25 13:32:37 EST 2007


It may not have been clear from my post that the Fox
Sparrow was at White Memorial Foundation.

Scott
--- Scott Baron <brnpelican at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2007 22:12:09 -0800 (PST)
> From: Scott Baron <brnpelican at yahoo.com>
> To: "Connecticut listserv\) Birds"
> <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
> Subject: [CT Birds] NW Hills, Dec. 23
> 
> Hello, birders.
> 
> I'm trying to squeeze in some birding while visiting
> family.  I've been following w/ interest the great
> birds being seen in Conn. so far this season.
> 
> On Sunday I braved the drizzle and fog to look for
> northern goodies in the NW Hills, from Litchfield to
> North Canaan.  The highlights:
> 
> RING-NECKED PHEASANT, 1 male
> RUFFED GROUSE, 1
> These 2 birds were seen w/in a minute of each other
> in
> Canaan along Barnes Rd. 1/2 mile E of Rte. 63, or
> about 1 mile W of Under Mountain Rd.  This spot is
> just E of the "dangerous curve" sign.  I wonder if
> the
> pheasant is truly wild or a recent introduction?  It
> was walking parallel to the road just a few feet off
> the S side of the road.  The grouse flushed from the
> woods on the other side of the road.
> 
> YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, 1 imm. near the
> intersection
> of routes 43 and 63 in Cornwall.
> 
> FOX SPARROW, 1 under feeders near the bird blind w/
> other sparrows.
> 
> COMMON REDPOLL
> 2 at office feeders at White Memorial Foundation in
> Litchfield.  They were mixed w/ House Finches and
> Goldfinches.  There may have been more than 2
> initially.
> 
> I stopped at Hageman Shean Rd. in Goshen in dense
> fog.
>  At the first stop, I heard at least 3 redpolls just
> into the woods on the N side of the road.  I could
> not
> find these birds despite the fact that they were not
> far into the woods.  This was at the second
> telephone
> pole on the right side as you drive W from East
> Street
> North.
> 
> Merry Christmas!
> 
> Scott Baron
> Fairfax, Va.
> 
> 
>      
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