[CT Birds] What a morning...
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Mon Sep 17 11:25:42 EDT 2012
What a morning...
First went to Bakersville swamp N Htfd 7:30 - nothing at swamp, but at overgrown
2 Lincoln's Sp
2 Song Sp
2 Swamp Sp
2 purple finch
2 House wren
2 Raven- Birds come in 2's here i guess...
On to Brody Park West: 8:00 - Completely Dead! just 1 Jay.
On to private rd going into woods off Niles Rd:( approx 900 feet El )
As I went in, 8:15- saw nothing! heard one Chickadee -
saw 1 Winter Wren way in, but that's it.
15 mins later, 8:30, On way out, as the sun was rising and hitting the woods
I saw some birds.Got out of car, here's what just showed up. I stayed 20 mins
>From a line of open Hemlocks all feeding from the tops within were -
12, yes 12 YB Sapsucker all Im birds!
Cedar Waxwing - everywhere.eating Poke Berry
2 S Tanager
1 Hermit Thrush
2 Red E Vireo
1 Blue headed Vireo
2 Philadelphia Vireo! - one in two different trees at same time.
2 yes 2 Cape May Warbler!
1 Chestnut Sided Warbler
2 Pine Warbler
10+ BT Green Warbler
3 Yellow Rumped Warbler
3 Magnolia Warbler
1 Black & White Warbler
3 Blackpoll Warbler - one poss a Bay breasted?
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Tennessee Warbler
7 plus Ruby c Kinglet - could have been more-
1 Least Flycatcher
and other common stuff......
All birds were very active, chasing each other around. Must be from being in the
So much for early birding in the fall! I think getting out after 8:30, giving
time for the sun to rise and warm the habitat is the best time of all.
After 20 mins there, most all birds dispersed into the surrounding area - with
only a few left to see. (Almost a Bluff point effect, cept birds were feeding
not flying. The early sun hitting a woods edge facing East seems to be the place
to look for morning birds in the fall.
But for sure, 2 is now my lucky number !
Paul Carrier - Harwinton
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