[CT Birds] Question on Redstarts

Marty Swanhall swanhallm at gmail.com
Wed May 16 22:01:11 EDT 2012

hmmmm Orchard Orioles - did not think of them - guess I will have to go
back tomorrow and look again...

Thanks, Patrick


On Wed, May 16, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Comins, Patrick <PCOMINS at audubon.org>wrote:

> Orchard Oriole might be a possibility.  They're pretty small compared with
> Baltimore.   Redstarts, though a possibility as well, are pretty tiny.
>  Always very active, flitting around flashing their tails.
> Patrick M. Comins
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> Subject: [CT Birds] Question on Redstarts
> Was up at Logue's Farm today and saw birds flying around in a what can be
> described as an open area with shrubs and small trees that was surrounded
> in the distance by thicker and taller vegetation.
> The bird was black and orange/red - either a redstart or oriole.  My first
> impression was warbler!  But it seemed too small to be an oriole - it was a
> little bigger than a sparrow but no where near a robin size.
> Are redstarts found in an environment like that or was it an oriole?  Are
> redstarts found in places other than woods?
> I saw them on the road across from the barn and pond where I saw the wood
> ducks and solitary sandpiper a week or so ago.
> Thanks,
> Marty in Woodbury
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