[CT Birds] Colebrook - in for a surprise!
carriergraphics at sbcglobal.net
Wed Oct 3 11:32:28 EDT 2012
What made me go to Colebrook this rainy morning I don't know, but was I ever
in for a surprise! I drove through the rain, got there at 9:00. just before the
reservoir entrance, the rain stopped and the fog lifted. As I drove north on the
I encountered separate pockets of birds on the wooded side. The place was
I found these pockets of birds in the dead bushes, with most being on or just
above the ground feeding from the profuse weedy plants growing under them.
Giving a quick pish, many popped up into view. Here is what i saw...
counted 56 Pine Siskin, but were many more -
Many Goldfinch as well -
5- Swamp Sparrow
many Song Sparrow
3 - Lincoln's Sparrow
so many White-t-Sparrow I stopped counting them -
12 - Junco - also stopped counting after 12 -
12 - Yellow-r-Warbler - stopped counting after this -
1 BT Blue Warbler
5 - BT Green Warbler
4 - Palm Warbler
Just before the Mass line:
Kestrel chasing the many Junco
30 plus more Pine Siskin on, near ground, with more
flying about within the woods.
Very many Sparrows -
I did not count the Songs, White Throats, Chipping Sparrows
but was looking for other stuff within.
5 - Lincoln Sparrow
1- Possible Clay-colored on road with Chippers, but did not get a long enough
many Yellow-rumped Warbler
many Palm Warbler
many Yellow throat
15 - Purple Finch flew over
5 - Golden crowned Kinglet
1 - Ruby crowned Kinglet
Many Grackles at edge of woods - not often seen here.
My thoughts were - I sure could have used HELP!
These pockets continued over the Mass line, with the biggest one as the
road entered the woods - great stuff but will not mention here.
The reservoir itself was the most dead i ever saw it. No shore birds, no ducks
no Herons - not a bird cept one lone Common Loon.
On my way out - talked to a worker there. Said he had a Male Moose
at the waters edge 10 mins ago across from the boat launch. I did not see it!
note: Saw 8 Lincoln's Sparrow today. That beats my 7 daily record total of years
ago. Has this
been a banner year here in CT for this Sparrow? Would like to hear from you off
if you agree.
Paul Carriwer - Harwinton
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