Category Archives: Unusual Sightings

Details of events related to rare or unusual sightings

Purple Finch

At 9:16 this morning (Feb. 27), I spotted a male Purple Finch at my feeder. This was a FOY bird for me, so I thought it deserved a blog post.

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Juncos Galore

There were Dark-eyed Juncos everywhere today. I dug out a little “bunker” in the snow so I could get even lower than I normally do, as well as hiding me from the birds. It obviously worked because I had one … Continue reading

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Snowstorm Birds

As the snow came down today, I was out for a few hours looking for any birds that might have rolled in with this storm. I didn’t find any real rarities, but while photographing Junco’s, I did see some interesting … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning Gift

This morning, I had a young Red-tailed Hawk fly into one of the trees in my front yard. I ran for my camera and dashed outside. To my surprise, the hawk flew right up into a branch that was right … Continue reading

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December is Here!

Well, it has been a really miserable day! The rain has been coming down in torrents! I took a quick glimpse outside the window at school, and it looked like it was snowing because of how hard the rain was … Continue reading

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Winter is almost here………

“Winter is almost here”, is what I said to myself when I saw the thin layer of ice on the swamp near my house. I was able to get some cool shoots of it. Earlier this morning I had a … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Birds

I hope everyone had a very happy Thanksgiving! My day was highlighted by 10+ Blue Jays harassing a MASSIVE Red-tailed Hawk. Once he/she saw me, it flew right above the stone wall, just about 10 feet away from me. Only … Continue reading

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Backyard Birds

There were a lot of birds around today. Dark-eyed Juncos were everywhere, although I couldn’t get one decent shot of them. One Red-bellied Woodpecker worked one of the trees in my front yard for most of the day. White-breasted Nuthatches … Continue reading

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Fork-tailed Flycatcher

I was able to go down to Cove Island Sanctuary in Stamford, CT. with my Dad today. We got there at around 10:30 and immediately saw the Fork-tailed Flycatcher. This is an extremely rare bird from South America! We watched … Continue reading

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Fork-tailed Flycatcher Update

The Fork-tailed Flycatcher is still being seen at Cove Island Sanctuary in Stamford, CT. Many pictures and videos have been posted on various blogs. I have a short list of them below: Alexander Burdo’s Blog, CT Audubon Society, Under Clear … Continue reading

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