[CT Birds] Aspetuck Reservoir: White-winged crossbill, Pine Siskin, Redhead, Black Vulture

William Huber huber.wm at gmail.com
Thu Jan 1 11:37:04 EST 2015

Jeremy Nance and I birded Aspetuck Reservoir this morning at the fountain
(now off) (on Route 58 about a mile north of Route 136/Westport Road).  We
got great looks at a male WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL in a pine just south of
the parking pull-out.  It was associating loosely with a mixed finch flock
containing AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES and one PINE SISKIN.  A nice waterfowl
flock, which congregated on a little remaining open patch in the reservoir,
contained one female REDHEAD and a single female LESSER SCAUP mixed in with
numerous RING-NECKED DUCKS and other regular ducks.  A BLACK VULTURE
cruised over the reservoir.

-William Huber

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