[CT Birds] Shelton, Blue Grosbeak
charles barnard jr
chbarnjr at gmail.com
Mon Oct 8 16:24:56 EDT 2012
There was a Blue Grosbeak feeding with sparrows in a wet,weedy field along
a stream in the Huntington section of Shelton this morning. Judging by the
rich, warm brown/buff colors of this bird, I think that it was a 1st year
female. This location is reached from Lane Street in Huntington.
Directons: Lane Street is entered from Huntington Street. Go down Lane
Street just over 1/10 of a mile and you will see a sign for the Open Space
area and some minimal parking space on the right side of the road. Enter
here and walk the path over a small wooden boardwalk that crosses a tiny
feeder stream. There will be fields on your left side and and a wetland on
your right side. About another 200 yards beyond the wooden boardwalk, look
for a small conifer (8' or 9') growing on the left side of the main path.
Just beyond it, there is a very narrow path which enters the woods to the
right side of the main path, near the southern end of the wetland. Take
the narrow path and position yourself to look back to the North (towards
where you left your car) across a low, weedy and very wet field. The
grosbeak was feeding in all those weeds with a group of
sparrows composed of various species.
Charlie Barnard Jr.
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