[CT Birds] First bird for 2018

Arthur Shippee ashippee at snet.net
Mon Jan 1 11:52:17 EST 2018


Kathy, they also live on a diet of suet and bugs!

As for me, a couple of Blue Jays chattering grabbed the honor.  (My feeders had been deserted when I first checked.)

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> On Jan 1, 2018, at 11:27 AM, Kathy Van Der Aue via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
> ​Mine was Mrs. Northern Flicker.​  Some say your first bird of the New Year
> is your spirit guide for the year.  Maybe I'll be flickery?  I'll have to
> note her traits. I hope she is hard-working, diligent and filled with moral
> integrity, for that is my goal for the New Year.
> 
> 
> Kathy Van Der Aue
> Southport, Connecticut
> Visit my Blog at http://naturaliststable.wordpress.com
> 
> On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 11:11 AM, Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
> 
>> Every year I try and make my first
>> Bird something other than an invasive but normally, it ends up being just
>> that. This morning I was lucky enough to have Blue Jay be my first bird.
>> I'll take it.
>> 
>> Happy New Year!
>> Stefan Martin
>> 
>> On Mon, Jan 1, 2018 at 10:54 AM Paul Desjardins via CTBirds <
>> ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Paul Desjardins
>>> paul.desjardins2 at gmail.com
>>> Phone: (860) 623-3696
>>> 
>>> 
>>> Well David, you outshined me as my first bird for the new year was a
>> House
>>> Sparrow. Followed by 3 European Starlings. Oh well, the quality should
>>> improve when I get out this afternoon! Happy New Year everyone!
>>> 
>>> Paul Desjardins
>>> Windsor Locks
>>> 
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