[CT Birds] 9/23 - Fairfield, Metro Conservation Area

Alex Burdo aburdo10 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 23 19:25:24 EDT 2012

I spent an enjoyable two hours at the Metro Conservation Area in Fairfield
today, recording thirty species. Highlights included 1 Nashville Warbler
(appearing quite odd foraging in the grasses and forbs), 1 NELSON'S SPARROW
(race unclear; likely subvirgatus), and 1 BOBOLINK. This is a fantastic
area that has a lot of potential both as a migrant trap and as a location
that might hold rarities (in particular Northern Wheatear and other species
partial to open, grassy areas come to mind). I encourage those in the
vicinity to stop by if they get the chance, as every visit seems to turn up
something new and exciting (in this case today's Nelson's Sparrow).

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Alex Burdo

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