Monthly Archives: September 2010

Ovenbird ID Tips & HDR Techniques

(Ovenbird ID Tip:) Ovenbirds can present a challenge in the ID department. They can be easily misidentified as some type of Thrush, however, they are actually a type of Warbler. They are on the larger spectrum, in terms of size, … Continue reading

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Rare Sightings around CT.

Well, since nothing is going on today, I thought I would post some rare sightings I have read about in the last week, via the CT. Birds Website: http://lists.ctbirding.org/mailman/listinf/ctbirds_lists.ctbirding.org The White-tailed Kite continues at Stratford Point. A Gray-cheeked Thrush was … Continue reading

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Fall Migration Update

Fall Migration is in full swing now. The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are pretty much gone, with the exception of a few strays. Warbler migration is at its peak or even on the downward slide. So far, during fall migration, I’ve recorded … Continue reading

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Unusual Large Bird Over Danbury

While birding at Bear Mountain Reservation here in Danbury yesterday morning, I saw this large airliner fly over REALLY LOW. So low that you could smell the jet fuel! Turns out it was the Romanian Governmental Jet, probably carrying delegates … Continue reading

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Bear Mtn.

I took a trip to Bear Mountain reservation this morning. The trip turned up many good birds, including 3 species of Warblers and 4 species of Raptors. Other highlights included a a House Wren and a pair of White-throated Sparrows. … Continue reading

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Slow Day

Today was a rather slow day, but I did get an Ovenbird! I do have some sightings from previous days. 9/22- Northern Parula high in the tree tops. 9/23- A flock of 10+ American Goldfinches flew over.

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Warbler Day

Today was a very good day! I had a Black-throated Green Warbler right off the bat, and as I was out trying to relocate it, I came across a Golden-crowned Kinglet (FOS- First of Season for me.) To end off … Continue reading

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Ovenbird & Other Highlights

Today was fairly good with an Ovenbird, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk calling from the trees. Other highlights included an increase in activity at my feeders, but unfortunately, I didn’t spot the Red-breasted Nuthatch today. In reading the Cape May Blog: … Continue reading

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RBN Continues & Monarch Movement

The Red-breasted Nuthatch continued to visit my feeders frequently today! I feel this bird may stick around for the winter, but only time will tell! There was a good Monarch movement today, with many flying around overhead. I did record … Continue reading

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Red-breasted Nuthatch

Today was a very good day! I went down to the open water swamp today, and spotted a Female Common Yellowthroat foraging in the reeds. I also spotted an Eastern Phoebe sitting on a snag near the water. Back home … Continue reading

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