[CT Birds] McKinney Refuge, Salt Meadow Unit, 10/7

Scholten, Andrew L ascholten at assumption.edu
Sun Oct 7 11:46:20 EDT 2012

Hello, CT birders,
  I birded the Salt Meadow Unit of McKinney NWR from 7:44 until 10:00 this morning.  Very birdy; list is as follows:

-Great Blue Heron (1)
-Great Egret
-Snowy Egret
-Little Blue Heron (1 adult, 3-4 immatures)
-Osprey (1, flyover near parking lot)
-raptor sp.
-Greater Yellowlegs (3-4)
-Herring Gull (West Beach on walk back)
-Red-bellied Woodpecker (1 seen, many heard)
-Downy Woodpecker
-Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted, 3-4)
-Eastern Phoebe
-Blue Jay
-American Crow
-Common Raven (2, flying over estuary)
-Black-capped Chickadee (X)
-Tufted Titmouse
-White-breasted Nuthatch (1)
-Red-breasted Nuthatch (several, heard only)
-Brown Creeper (1)
-Carolina Wren (1, heard only)
-wren sp.
-Swainson's Thrush (1)
-brown thrush sp.
-American Robin (2, surprisingly low count)
-Golden-crowned Kinglet
-Ruby-crowned Kinglet
-Gray Catbird
-Blue-headed Vireo (3-4)
-Red-eyed Vireo (1)
-Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
-Palm Warbler
-Northern Parula (1)
-Black-and-White Warbler (1)
-Common Yellowthroat
-Scarlet Tanager (1)
-Northern Cardinal
-Eastern Towhee (heard only)
-White-throated Sparrow
-Swamp Sparrow (1)
-Chipping Sparrow (1)
-sparrow sp.
-Dark-eyed Junco (Slate-colored)
-House Finch (2)
-Purple Finch (2-3)
-American Goldfinch (heard only)
-House Sparrow (1, walk back)

Good birding,
Andy Scholten
Sudbury, MA/Westbrook, CT

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