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Roughly six years ago I saw a male pheasant in East Windsor a couple miles east of the Flaherty Field Trials area - in the spring, as I recall. From the location, I knew it was a release.
On Mon, May 22, 2023, at 4:04 PM Bianca Beland via CT Birds firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For those who aren’t aware, the state stocks RNPH at approximately 38
wildlife management and privately owned areas for hunting purposes.
“Residual” males have been found after hunting season closes for them -
personally I’ve seen them at the Lower Greenwoods (MDC New Hartford)
stocking site in the spring in New Hartford/Barkhamsted.
For more info and a list of stocking sites, visit:
On Sun, May 21, 2023 at 8:27 PM Mark Aronson via CTBirds <
While walking the southern section of the Tidal Marsh Trail which starts
in North Haven behind the Target store, I heard the distinct old car horn,
two note call of what in my Rolodex of bird calls sounded like Ring Necked
Pheasant. (My ears, not Merlin’s.) I heard it call twice but in the dense
ticket I never found a bird, nor could I record it. Least Bittern can sort
of kind of maybe, make a similar call note, I think, maybe? For sure
bittern occurs in the marsh, but I heard this bird in grassy thicket woods,
not marsh. My memory heard pheasant.
Am I not thinking of something else? Ideas?
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