[CT Birds] Belding WMA --CT warbler, Clay-colored etc
arsmiley at comcast.net
Mon Oct 14 21:29:27 EDT 2013
I did not find the CT warbler (only YRWAs and COYEs), but the clay-colored
sparrow was seen/photographed Monday morning in the left corner of the field
where Tom indicated. Also found in this field and the field across Bread and
Milk Road were a pair of Lincoln's sparrows and many, many swamp and song
sparrows. Excellent habitat there.
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Tom
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2013 2:03 PM
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Subject: [CT Birds] Belding WMA --CT warbler, Clay-colored etc
Hello CT birders,
I'm from Oregon and here visiting the state where I was raised (lived here
This morning I was at Valley Falls Park and then went to Belding WMA. At
Valley Falls my best bird was a Blackpoll mixed in with a scad of
At Belding (what I remember as Bissell and Belding from before the days of
the WMA) I had, in quick succession, a Clay-colored sparrow, a Field
sparrow and then, while pishing the Field sp. an immature Connecticut
warbler popped up, posed clearly at about 6 yards, and flitted away. I
waited a few minutes, moved down the brush line a few yards to a clearing
and after pishing and owl-tooting briefly saw the bird again. I clearly
noted the complete eye-ring and the brownish breast which was complete (i.e
not interrupted by any yellow from belly up to throat as is the case for
Mourning fide Nat. Geo. 6). Also, I am Very familiar with MacGillivray's
. These birds were seen right around 11 a.m.
The birds were in the east field dissected by Bread & Milk Rd.
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