[CT Birds] NW CT birds......

Carrier Graphics carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
Sat Sep 3 11:51:29 EDT 2011

This  morning went to Bakersville Swamp, N Hartford. 
All residents are gone, and little migrants at all. sorta dead except for the 
many Catbirds.

Went to Brody Park New Hartford and it was better. 
By the parking lot was an Olive-sided Flycatcher with many Phoebes everywhere. A 
resident Raven was calling from a tree as well.
In the fields their was not a bird - (but Sparrows will be coming soon) In the 
back of the fields though, against the woods, I came across a small staging 
group of birds. 4 Towhee, 1 Gnatcatcher, many drab Warblers of 6 species, 
including a Nashville. Also several Warbling Vireo along with a lone 

Of note: Brody Park is a great place to find and see birds (and Butterflies as 
well). It is extensive with open fields that are not mowed till very late in the 
year cept for many cut walking paths within, and all this backs up to a very 
large tract of woods, with miles of extensive wooded trails. The elevation is 
high - guess 900+ feet? As the fall progresses, many migrants stop here, and it 
sure would be nice if this wonderful area could be covered more often. 

To get here: From rt 202 in Canton, go west to Bakersville (also spelled 
Bakerville). At the light take a right-north- on Cedar Lane. Go north till it 
splits. Take the right, Niles rd north. Shortly as you go up you will see on the 
left a big open field with a cut grass playing field near the rd. Park in this 
lot. It also has many large coniferous trees spaced here and there. You can walk 
the open grass trails in the large fields, or go into the back where wooded 
trails are plentiful, but don't get lost. if you do go, please report what you 
see on this post. The best is yet to come!

Paul Carrier - Harwinton

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