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Posts Tagged ‘waterfowl’


Cranes and Waterfowl

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

April 4, 2019 – Connecticut Audubon EcoTravel sent a group to the prairie to find these birds last week. The birding and the landscape were awesome.

Blue-winged Teal

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

March 13, 2019 – A male Blue-winged Teal is truly unmistakable. Its dark blue-gray face and black bill stand in strong contrast with the large white crescent that extends vertically between the bird’s bill and eye. That huge white slash on the front if its otherwise dark face can be seen from a great distance.

King Eider

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

November 20, 2018 – All birders, and now some non-birders after the arrival of the escaped Mandarin Duck in New York City, know that there are some seriously amazing plumages among duck species, among them the King Eider. One was found in near-shore waters of Long Island Sound off Waterford just a few days ago.

Wood Duck

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

November 8, 2018 – Once the temperatures begin to drop, the fall migration is just about over, and the bird diversity in woods drops significantly, there’s nothing quite like catching a glimpse of a beautifully marked Wood Duck passively floating on an otherwise vacant pond.

Black-bellied Whistling-Duck: Another Connecticut First!

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

August 14, 2018 – You may have heard by now that there is a Black-bellied Whistling-Duck in Essex! It’s quite the buzz in the birding community and if accepted by the birding powers as a wild bird, it will be a first state record.

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.

Pink-footed Goose

Friday, March 9th, 2018

March 9, 2018. Pink-footed Goose is becoming a more regular visitor to the United States east coast, with recent sightings in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Maryland, and out on Long Island.

Red-breasted Merganser

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

December 20, 2017. Red-breasted Mergansers can be found in large groups, as big as 50 to 60 individuals at times.

Thanksgiving Treats

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

November 22, 2017. Our Bird Finder authors are taking the week off so I’ve compiled a selection of their work from last fall and winter, and the previous fall and winter, as a guide to birds you might want to look for over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Barnacle Goose: Bird Finder for February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Barnacle Goose. Vagrant Barnacle Geese can be found in Connecticut, with the most reliable location today being along the Connecticut River in Enfield




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