A blog by a Southeastern Birder who is exploring new territory!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Fall Birds and Birding!
I finally broke the cycle of sleeping in and did some early morning birding. It was fantastic! Woodpeckers, Phoebes, Warblers galore. I loved walking around the park and I even managed to find some black bear scat. No worries though, I did not run into the bear, its a good sign that the park is supporting a diverse array of life! Back to birds, I saw a Brown Thrasher which was my second in CT and first in this park! Cardinals and Black-Capped Chickadees were also bouncing around the park and the air. No hawks that I could see from the air, but I did see both Hairy and Downy Woodpeckers and a noisy Red-Bellied that was chasing away all the birds it could. A few Blue Jays and White Breasted Nuthatches were also around. While I missed out on the American Redstarts, I did manage to find a couple of Chipping Sparrows and some very active Common Yellow Throats. The Highlight of Park was finding a bunch of Bay-Breasted Warblers that were eating away and getting ready for the migration. At my second site, I got a Blackpoll Warbler, a first for my Connecticut List and a Saltmarsh Sparrow. 2 Life birds in one day. I also managed to find some Black-Bellied Plovers, Juvenile Yellow-Crown Night-Herons and a Laughing Gull. All and all, a good day of birding!