[CT Birds] New to birding

Anthony Zemba ajzemba at gmail.com
Thu Apr 18 09:35:08 EDT 2013

Hi Chris and Alyssa
In about another week or so the Forest surrounding Millers Pond State Park
here in my home town of Durham will come alive with returning songbirds.
That would be a short drive from where you live.  These forests are home to
Broad-winged Hawks, Ovenbirds, Wood Thrushes, Veerys, Yellow-throated
Vireos, Red-eyed Vireos, Black and White Warblers, Eastern Wood Pewees,
Great-crested Flycatchers, etc.

The brushy margins between the pond trail loop and adjacent forest often
attract Gray Catbirds, Blue-winged Warblers, Chestnut-sided Warblers,
Eastern Towhees, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, etc.

In addition to these migratory songbirds, there are resident bird species
that can be found year round such as Barred Owls, Hairy Woodpecker, Downy
Woodpeckers, and the chickadees, nuthatches, titmouse that you see at your

Check out Durham meadows  too beginning now for a chance to see American
Kestrel, Bobolink, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Meadowlark, various swallows,
Black Vulture, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, Great Blue Heron and
visiting shorebirds

This should get you started at least

Welcome to birding!

Anthony Zemba
Director of Conservation Services, Connecticut Audubon Society

On Thu, Apr 18, 2013 at 8:11 AM, nightnurse860 <nightnurse860 at yahoo.com>wrote:

> just wondering if I can get any advice to encourage my budding birder.  My
> 8 year old daughter has taken an avid interest in birds for the last 6
> months and can identify birds that come to our and my parents bird feeder
> far better than I can and gets very excited whn she sees new birds.    We
> have recently moved to the Middletown / higganum border in the middle of
> the woods and if there is anyone who has idea of what we might commonly
> see?  So far we have seen nuthatches, tufted titmouse, black capped
> chickadees...
> Thanks!
> Chris and my daughter Alyssa :)
> Sent from my Galaxy S®III
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