[CT Birds] Busy weekend in Willimantic backyard...
mudbat13 at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 7 10:44:25 EDT 2010
Sorry for the belated nature of this holiday weekend update.
Friday July 2 was apparently feed your young day at our house with Chickadees, Tufted titmice, House Wrens, Red-bellied woodpeckers, Baltimore Orioles, White-breasted Nuthatches, and of course House Sparrows all feeding fledglings on our 100 x 60 foot lot.
As a result of much effort put into flowering plants this year we have had a vertiable explosion of hummingbirds in our yard. As many as 4 different hummers using flowers and feeders throughout the day each day. Saturday saw 3 different females and our first male RT Hummers visiting all day.
Sunday we had a pair of juvie Eastern Wood Pewees foraging along the fenceline for several hours and providing numerous close-ups. Although I first assumed they were Eastern Phoebes, they both had two distinct buffy-colored wing bars and although they occasionally flicked their tails it wasn't the constant tail flicking you expect from Phoebes. This is the first house/yard record for this species. Later in the afternoon a Pileated woodpecker, also a new yard record, flew overhead.
The short version:
Friday July 2, 2010
BAOR 4 (2 adults feeding 2 young)
HOWR 2 adults feeding young in front house
WBNH 2 (1 adult feeding 1 young)
BCCH 6 (2 adults feeding 4 young)
TUTI 5 (2 adults feeding 3 young)
HOSP 11 (4 adults feeding 7 young)
RBWO 2 (1 adult feeding 1 young)
Sunday July 4, 2010
EWPeewee 2 (both young)
RUTH 4 (3 females, 1 male)
HOWR 3 (2 feeding young, 1 calling elsewhere)
CAWR 1 calling
Black and White warbler 1 feeding on oak tree at 2 pm
Pileated Woodpecker 1 flyover
BAOR 1 calling
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