[CT Birds] Killdeer, etc.

Julie Keefer julie.keefer at gmail.com
Wed Mar 10 19:11:18 EST 2010

I have been hearing Killdeer in Lyme as well and was listening to some
tonight as I listened for the woodcock again.  I have heard the woodcock the
last 3 nights now!  Tonight there were 2 others peenting as well.  The
original bird was not amused by this and flew over where I could hear one
and started a scolding sort of noise as he flew around then he went back to
his normal route and back to the ground.  They are such neat birds!

I have heard what I am pretty sure is a Winter Wren singing outside my
bathroom window the last 2 mornings, he starts singing right about 5:45am
when it is just starting to get light and the cardinals are also starting to
chip.  At first I had no idea what it was, then I  realized it reminded me
of a House Wren but didn't sound right.  That was what made me think Winter
Wren and sure enough the recordings I have listened to are a good match!

The Red-winged Blackbirds are also back singing around the pond and invading
my feeders.  I have also seen some grackles.  The White-throated Sparrows
are singing too and I imagine they will be leaving here soon.

I love spring!  Well, other than the first of the year tick I also found
yesterday!  But all these things are signs of warmer weather finally!

Julie Keefer

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Subject: [CT Birds] Killdeer, etc.

First Killdeer for the season for me at HBSP this morning, in the reclaimed
marsh.  The only other shorebird was one lone Ruddy Turnstone on the
jetty.   Still 30 Horned Larks at the Nature Center parking lot, a few
Yellow-rumped Warblers at the entrance to Willard's Island, a  Northern
Harrier over the marsh.I have been hearing a Great Horned Owl around 2:30
AM  in my neighborhood.  I have also enjoyed watching the local RS Hawk take
on a larger RT.Judy MooreWoodbridge 
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