[CT Birds] Farmington
mantlik at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 7 06:38:18 EDT 2010
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.
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
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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