[CT Birds] Fw: eBird Report - Farmington Meadows , 12/26/09 (Farmington)

Scott Baron brnpelican at yahoo.com
Sat Dec 26 19:49:54 EST 2009


Hello, birders.

Visiting family for Christmas.  I birded Farmington Meadows this morning.  Had a decent variety of birds, including a few uncommon species.  Highlight was 6 WOOD DUCKS in the Farmington River.

Merry Christmas and good birding,

Scott Baron
Fairfax, Va.



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Subject: eBird Report - Farmington Meadows , 12/26/09



Location:     Farmington Meadows
Observation date:     12/26/09
Notes:     Parked at intersection of Meadow Road and Red Oak Hill Road to scope geese.  Then drove to Larry Kolp Garden Plots area.  Walked e. along Meadow Rd. from there to Pequabuck River.  Then path to Farmington River.  Along path to car again.  Backtracked to intersection of rivers twice to 1) get scope and then 2) look for reported Bald Eagle nest (unsuccessful).<br><br>Weather - 34 to 37F.  Cloudy, light breeze.  Approx. 3" snow cover.  Water open.<br><br>Note - walking and driving equals approx. 2 miles.  All waterfowl in Farmington River except as noted.<br><br>Mammal - E. Gray Squirrel, 1.
Number of species:     35

Canada Goose     776     Mostly in one big flock (770) in one of the fields.
Wood Duck     6     (On and near fallen tree in river).
American Black Duck     12
American Black Duck x Mallard (hybrid)     2
Mallard     59     Farmington River, mostly.  6 in Pequabuck River and some flyovers.
Ring-necked Duck     1
Greater Scaup     2
Hooded Merganser     8
Common Merganser     4
Wild Turkey     6     field on s. side of road, in corn stubble
Great Blue Heron     1     Farmington River edge
Sharp-shinned Hawk     1
Red-tailed Hawk     2
Ring-billed Gull     1
Rock Pigeon     76
Mourning Dove     3
Belted Kingfisher     1
Red-bellied Woodpecker     2
Downy Woodpecker     5
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)     4     feeding on berries in a vine.  I wasn't paying attention to the species, may have been Poison Ivy.
Blue Jay     8
American Crow     70     I'm assuming that they were almost all American.  Only 1 Fish Crow heard.  Number of American Crows is approximate.  Most feeding in fields and along roadside.
Fish Crow     1     I'm assuming that they were almost all American.  Only 1 Fish Crow heard.  Number of American Crows is approximate.
Black-capped Chickadee     2
Tufted Titmouse     4
White-breasted Nuthatch     4
Carolina Wren     1
American Robin     12
Northern Mockingbird     1
European Starling     2
Song Sparrow     4
White-throated Sparrow     13
Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)     12
Northern Cardinal     6
Red-winged Blackbird     1
American Goldfinch     2

This report was generated automatically by eBird v2(http://ebird.org)



      


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