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Posts Tagged ‘waterfowl’


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.

Blue-winged Teal

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

April 19, 2018. One of our most familiar and easily-observed groups of birds, the ducks, are in peak migration and can be seen readily in most wetlands. Keep an eye out for this dapper migrant species among the flocks of familiar waterfowl.

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.




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