[CT Birds] Possible Tanager Id Help Please
donnacap at aol.com
Sun Apr 8 21:33:55 EDT 2012
While hiking along the Farm Mill River in Stratford I came across a lot of little song birds. There is one in this album that I posted on Facebook asking for help in IDing it. Several people believe it's a Western Tanager despite the fact it was taken in CT. A few say Scarlet Tanager. The photos are toward the end of the album. This are the only photos available unfortunately. I would be happy to email the original, uncropped versions if requested.
Along with this mystery bird, during my walk up the river I also saw a Ruby Crowned Kinglet, Palm Wablers, Eastern Phoebe, Juncos, Swallows (2) I believe flying like crazy under the bridge, Cardinals, many Robins and Sparrows, and an Osprey being harassed by a RTH above the parking lot of the sports store. Its the first time I've heard an Osprey make any noise and it sounded like he was upset.
I have pond behind the factories (550?) there was a Am. Bittern (he was there tonight).
Here is the link. You should be able to view it without being a member of Facebook.
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