[CT Birds] Harris' sparrow, Trumpeter Swans - yes
sunbirdjan at cox.net
Wed Feb 22 20:03:28 EST 2012
Went to Woodbridge and found the two Trumpeter Swans at Knolds Pond, Warren Road. I left a 3:30 p.m. and they were mostly resting with heads tucked. Also present, many Ring-necked ducks, two Mute Swam, Ring-billed Gulls and two male, 4 female, Hooded Mergansers. Another Hooded Merg. looked like a juv. male, though I don't know if this could occur at this time of year. I have photo if anyone would like to see it. This bird had a silvery patch at the back of its head, and the hint of darkening on front of head.
The Harris's Sparrow was observed from 4:40 to 5:10 p.m. at Norwich Rd, Lebanon. Beautiful bird. Song sparrows and White-throated Sparrows were also still feeding that late in the day.
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