[CT Birds] Scoville Resirvoir, Wolcott - Common Loon, Eastern Kingbird

Jack Swatt jswattbirds at snet.net
Wed Apr 19 12:10:33 EDT 2017

The crisp morning air reminded me of hikes up north this morning.  Then I really had to look around and reorient myself when I heard a COMMON LOON call.  I was able to see it taking off from a cove, then it circled around twice, gaining altitude and then headed out, presumably for northern waters.Also, saw my first EASTERN KINGBIRD of the year, marked as rare by ebird.
Jack Swatt

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 Scoville Resirvoir, New Haven, Connecticut, US
Apr 19, 2017 7:55 AM - 9:15 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.2 mile(s)
31 species

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)  10    Female actively building a nest in the leaves on one of the islands off the dike
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)  2
Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)  3
Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)  2
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola)  6
Common Loon (Gavia immer)  1    
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)  1
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)  3
Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)  1    clearly seen and heard. easily identified.  Black body and head, white underside.  White tipped tail.
Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)  7
American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)  3
Fish Crow (Corvus ossifragus)  2
Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)  9
Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)  4
Tufted Titmouse (Baeolophus bicolor)  6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher (Polioptila caerulea)  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula)  1
American Robin (Turdus migratorius)  12
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  1
Louisiana Waterthrush (Parkesia motacilla)  1
Pine Warbler (Setophaga pinus)  1
White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis)  1
Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)  7
Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)  1
Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)  3
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)  15
Common Grackle (Quiscalus quiscula)  6
Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)  1
American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis)  3
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus)  1

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