Category Archives: Migration

Spring Migration

Well, the birds are on the move North! Reports have been pouring in from around Connecticut about Warblers. Palm and Pine Warblers are showing in great numbers, a single Blue-gray Gnatcatcher was spotted, a Black-and-white Warbler was heard singing, a … Continue reading

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1 Lifer, 1 Year Bird

1 lifer, 1 year bird… not bad for a days worth of birding! I took a bike ride to the two swamps located near my house. The first one turned up a flock of Eastern Bluebirds, as it usually does. … Continue reading

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First Migrant Warbler

I had my first migrant Warbler this afternoon, a Pine Warbler! It was being very vocal in the trees around my yard. My real indicator that Spring is here! I also had an Eastern Bluebird flyover as well as the … Continue reading

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Birds Are On the Move!

The photo above shows a huge mass of birds moving North! It really shows Spring is on the way. I saw my FOY Fox Sparrow, and heard the call of a Purple Finch. To add to that, more and more … Continue reading

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Mixed Reports

The Spring birds are definitely pushing in. The Canadian Geese are causing quite the ruckus and there has been a constant stream of Red-winged Blackbirds and Common Grackles flying over my house. The snow has cleared up around my feeders … Continue reading

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Moss Rock Revisited

The bird photography was slow today, however, there was an abundance of Red-winged Blackbirds calling in the trees around my feeder. Another sign of Spring! I decided I would revisit “Moss Rock” from my last post, and focus on close-ups. … Continue reading

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2010 Year Recap

This year was by far the best year of birding I have ever had! My Year List ended up with 173 species, only 4 under my life list which is at 177 species. I added 82 species of birds to … 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 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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Fork-tailed Flycatcher

A Fork-tailed Flycatcher is being seen at Cove Island Sanctuary in Stamford, CT. It is being seen fairly easily, so it might be a good one to go look for. In other news, on Sunday I had a Red-breasted Nuthatch … Continue reading

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