[CT Birds] good morning birding
carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 20 12:18:27 EDT 2009
Yesterday afternoon, went to Bakersville swamp and saw 2 Song Sparrows.This morning i went there and saw the following:
I saw the largest fall out of Sparrows i have ever seen here.
Uncountable Song and White-throated Sparrows everywhere!
They were feeding along both edges of the road. Also were:
In the swamp were:
6 RUSTY BLACKBIRD
2 Redwing Blackbird
1 BLUE HEADED VIREO
1 Ad GOSHAWK being harassed by crows above.
Countless Robins both sides of rd
2 Raven - they nest here.
Of interest: There are two White pine trees at the swamp edge loaded with cones. In them, feeding from the cones were:
1 PINE SISKIN
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
3 Purple finch
4 BC Chickadee - all eating cone seeds.
also Goldfinch were eating Maple tree buds.
never saw this in the fall.
On dirt Rd near swamp were:
Countless White-throated Sparrows - esp by stream
20 plus junco.
On Carpenter Rd by the corn field eating within the
Countless Chipping Sparrows. To many to count. They were also in the trees and rd edge.
Nepaug State forest
On power line: quarter mile walk in -
Once again, countless White-throated Sparrows everywhere.
6 Red-breasted Nuthatch - they do nest here.
40 Junco - they also nest here.
1 Brown Creeper, nest here.
and one BOBCAT.
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