[CT Birds] Shelton Lakes Recreational Trail - birds galore

James Winkelmann james.winkelmann at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 13:41:01 EDT 2014

Shelton Lakes Recreational Trail, Shelton, CT
Oct. 21, 2014, 09:30-12:00

Very birdy mid-morning on the Shelton Lakes trail, from the Pine Lake / Rt.
108 parking area southwest to the power cut. Numerous times standing along
the path with dozens of birds all around, mixed flocks in the canopy, hard
to keep up, surely missed a few, and just learning the sparrows so surely
missed a few there as well.

Blue-headed Vireo:  6
Golden-crowned Kinglet: 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet: 25+
Tufted Titmouse: dozens
Black-capped Chickadee:  dozens
White-breasted Nuthatch:  15+
N. Cardinal:  7
Blue Jay:  15+
Canada Goose:  3
Great Blue Heron:  1
American Robin:  30+
Red-tailed Hawk:  6  (1 perched in a clearing, 5 soaring overhead at the
power cut)
Cooper's Hawk:  1 (perched about 30 ft away, 6 ft up, offering great views
for about 5 minutes)
Turkey Vulture:  5
Downy Woodpecker:  8
Red-bellied Woodpecker:  6
Northern Flicker:  2
Pine Siskins:  5 or 6 in a tree, unknown add'tl # overhead, at least 10
White-throated Sparrow:  15+
Song Sparrow:  8
Field Sparrow:  5
Eastern Towhee:  2
Missed sparrows:  oh, dozen or more
Hermit Thrush:  2
Palm Warbler:  8
Yellow-rumped Warbler:  20+
Eastern Phoebe:  5
American Goldfinch:  6-8 overhead
American Crow:  8

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