[CT Birds] Farmington

Frank Mantlik mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 7 06:38:18 EDT 2010

Hi Paul,
Regarding your mystery bird, I consulted my Guide to Pet Birds.  The closest fit 
to your description is Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus), native to ne Africa.

Frank Mantlik

From: Paul Desjardins <paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Mon, October 4, 2010 3:36:43 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Farmington

Paul Desjardins
Phone: (860) 623-3696
paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com

This afternoon the 5 Surf Scoters were still there as of 1:00. Thanks Paul!  
Also here was a Pied Billed Grebe , Ruddy Ducks and many
Northern Rough Winged Swallows. From Batterson i went to Farmington meadows 
where i observed a male Black Throated Blue
Warbler at very close range at about four feet off the ground for a very long 
time. Usually they don't corporate like this! But what was
really interesting here was a mystery bird which must have been an escapee. 
Small bird a little larger than a Yellow Warbler all
yellow except for greenish wash on back with a black finch like bill. Dark eyes 
and had a blue band on it's leg. Guess it's anyone's
guess what it was.

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