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Ovenbird

Friday, June 28th, 2019

June 28, 2019 Ovenbird Seiurus aurocapilla by Chris Wood Walking along my regular birding/hiking route at Whittemore Sanctuary in Woodbury in late spring, two ubiquitous birds demand my attention: Red-eyed Vireo and Ovenbird. Red-eyed Vireos may be the most common woodland songbird in the Northeast, but looking over my eBird data for Whittemore (a 680 […]

The Wood Warblers

Friday, April 26th, 2019

April 26, 2019 – The next few weeks will be warbler weeks in Connecticut. True, vireos and thrushes and sandpipers and lots of others birds will be arriving too, but it seems almost beyond debate that warbler migration excites the spring birder more than those others.

“Sharp-tailed” Sparrows

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

October 15, 2018 – Although late September through October is the prime time-frame for migratory sharp-tailed sparrows, both species may be seen well into November in Connecticut. One of the best places to look is Connecticut Audubon’s Coastal Center at Milford Point.

Worm-eating Warbler

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

May 30, 2018. Once seen well, Worm-eating Warblers are unlikely to be confused with any other expected species in Connecticut. The trick is, of course, seeing one well. More often Worm-eating Warblers are identified by their song, although this, too, poses a field ID challenge.

Red-headed Strangers

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

March 28, 2018. Redheads and Canvasbacks occur in Connecticut in winter, one somewhat regularly, the other not so much.

Ipswich Sparrow

Friday, January 5th, 2018

January 5, 2018. For those birders who relish long walks in biting cold winds, coastal sparrow searches in winter can turn up one of the rarer subspecies of the common Savannah Sparrow, the “Ipswich” Savannah Sparrow.

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

October 19, 2017. Nominally a European species, the Lesser Black-backed Gull is now an uncommon but regularly occurring bird along Connecticut’s coast from October through March.

 

 

 

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