[CT Birds] 4/19 -- 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, plus an early Eastern Kingbird at Chatfield Hollow SP, Killingworth

Gina Nichol sunrisebirding at aol.com
Fri Apr 19 14:57:34 EDT 2013


There were a few surprises on our Sunrise Birding walk this morning including 2 Rusty Blackbirds seen well from the boardwalk  (See Mahlon Hale's Photo at https://www.dropbox.com/s/k5oe9hb80y44nxc/rusty1.jpg) and an early Eastern Kingbird.  Also both Louisiana and Northern Waterthrush and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.  

For Roy: 
>From Gina Nichol, Frank Mantlik and Sunrise Birding Walk: 
4/19/2013 - Killingworth, Chatfield Hollow State Park --2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS plus an early Eastern Kingbird

40 species (+2 other taxa) total

1 Mallard
2 Double-crested Cormorant
2 Great Blue Heron
1 Great Egret
2 Turkey Vulture
1 Osprey
1 Buteo sp.
5 Ring-billed Gull
2 Herring Gull
2 Mourning Dove
2 Red-bellied Woodpecker
2 Downy Woodpecker
2 Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted)
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Eastern Phoebe
1 Eastern Kingbird - Well seen (and photographed) by all; early date
4 Blue Jay
1 American Crow
1 crow sp.
35 Tree Swallow
8 Barn Swallow
2 Black-capped Chickadee
7 Tufted Titmouse
3 White-breasted Nuthatch
3 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
3 Ruby-crowned Kinglet
15 American Robin
1 Louisiana Waterthrush
1 Northern Waterthrush - Seen and heard singing . Perhaps 2 birds
2 Palm Warbler (Yellow)
6 Pine Warbler
2 Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
1 Eastern Towhee
7 Chipping Sparrow
1 Swamp Sparrow
1 White-throated Sparrow
3 Northern Cardinal
13 Red-winged Blackbird
2 Rusty Blackbird - Seen well by all, feeding in swamp at west end of boardwalk
2 Common Grackle
4 Brown-headed Cowbird
1 American Goldfinch

See Frank Mantlik's eBird submission for this walk at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S13802089

Gina Beebe Nichol
Sunrise Birding LLC
Worldwide Bird Watching Tours & Wildlife Safaris
P.O. Box 274
Cos Cob, CT 06807-0274   USA
Office: 1.203.453.6724
Web site: http://www.sunrisebirding.com

 



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