[CT Birds] Essex and Old Saybrook

Jamie Meyers sunnyctredbird at gmail.com
Fri Dec 8 11:44:18 EST 2017

The 3 female Boat-tailed Grackles continue off CT 154 in Old Saybrook.  They were invisible in the marsh when I arrived but flew out and landed in a tree next to the road pretty much across from the town beach after a short while.

I spent some time birding various places in Essex.  Viney Hill Brook Park was fairly quiet but had a Fox
sparrow and hermit thrush.  There were 2 Northern Shovelers loosely associated with Mallards in the cove near the first place you can pull over at Riverside Cemetery.  I encountered 4 different sapsuckers in various places.  I finally found a Tree Sparrow  in that town. That one had proven to be surprisingly elusive for me, considering how much good looking habitat there is down there.

Jamie Meyers
Canton, CT

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