One Bird, One Place #7
August 28, 2020 — Each Friday experts from Connecticut Audubon’s staff and boards make one suggestion for where to see one interesting bird in one specific place — “One Bird, One Place.”
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|Red-breasted Nuthatch (photo by Scott Kruitbosch)|
If you’re birding in Connecticut’s Quiet Corner, look for them at West Thompson Lake in Windham, These cute squeak toy-sounding birds are moving south in large numbers. Also check your feeders, especially if you have evergreens in your yard.
|Suggested by Matt Bell|
|Common Grackle (photo by Patrick Comins)|
Recently listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of global species of conservation concern, look for them anywhere. They’re still relatively abundant but population has dropped by 50% since 1970. They are also beautiful and underappreciated bird. In the right light their purple and blue iridescence is striking. With breeding season over, they’re starting to gather in flocks.
|Suggested by Patrick Comins|
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (photo by Patrick Comins)
|Hammonassett Beach State Park, Madison. Across from the swan pond in the grassy parking area. Five reported from there today.||Suggested by Andy Griswold|
This week’s contributors
Matt Bell is EcoTravel Sales and Marketing Manager and leads Day Trips and Overnight Tours.
Patrick Comins is executive director of the Connecticut Audubon Society.
Andy Griswold is director of Connecticut Audubon’s EcoTravel program.