[CT Birds] yard work equals bird watching!

jayne.amico at cox.net jayne.amico at cox.net
Fri Apr 16 14:59:46 EDT 2010

 CT Birders -
Thank god the gardens were screaming for me to get out there. I spent four hours yesterday afternoon working in the gardens, which means I got to bird watch for four hours!

 All the usual suspects with the highlight  of the afternoon being a male RUBY- CROWNED KINGLET. While I was at the waterfall garden the tiny guy entertained me with his song while foraging through spruce. I then moved to the side yard to the wren and butterfly garden with him moving with me where I delighted in watching him forage through a mature Serviceberry displaying all the antics the species employs while seeking out insects, the entire time either singing their endearing chattering notes or calling out  tigit. He made me day! Can't help it, :))))  they are seriously cute little birds!

I woke up this morning to hearing the bird singing again( or another male) right outside my window in the Serviceberry once again.

There was an upset PILEATED WOODPECKER vocalizing the KUT KUT calls distressed over the resident RED TAIL HAWK who made an appearance in the birds area. 

Late afternoon had my first small group of CEDAR WAXWINGS(10) out by the pond. They were actively fly catching near blooming cherry trees. Nice ending to a great day outdoors.

This A.M had a singing PURPLE FINCH and another singing EASTERN TOWHEE.

Life is good....


Jayne Amico
Southington, CT

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