[CT Birds] Clay-colored Sparrow at Naugatuck State Forest

Linda & Steve Broker ls.broker at cox.net
Wed May 28 12:33:24 EDT 2008

 From Steve Broker (Cheshire):
5/28 - Naugatuck, Naugatuck State Forest, Hunters Mountain Road --  
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW.  Observed in west end of weedy field from 10:40  
A.M. to 11:00 A.M..  Easy parking in the first, left hand, gravel lot  
adjacent to east end of field.  Entering the field here at metal gate  
and walking the trodden path north and west made for an interesting  
approach to this loud-singing bird.  It was highly visible most of  
the time, atop metal sign post with sapling and pink surveyor's tape  
and on surrounding vegetation within a 50 meter radius.  Three note  
buzzy song was being produced every 5 to 10 seconds (occasional two  
note buzz, and one four note buzz heard).  Excellent study (foraging,  
feeding, advertising). 

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