A visit to Hammonasset was supposed to yield rare and random seabirds. No seabirds minus the Double Crested Cormorants that are prepping for their migration. While the seabirds were disappointing, the rest of the day was incredible. Birds were literally dripping from the sky... or bouncing around on the ground. The Life Birds I got were: Orange-Crowned Warbler, Golden-Crowned Kinglet, Blue-Headed Vireo, Black-Throated Blue Warbler and the Elusive Marsh Wren! It was a great to be outside and birding!
On another note, it had been a while since I had such a good time meeting and encountering other birders. Not that other birders are rude, most follow the rules of etiquette and some will just ignore you. But everyone I encountered was great, friendly and helpful. It reminded me why I love to bird. The nature is fantastic but I always enjoy seeing people appreciating it as well. Next week, I am taking a class on Winter Sparrows and many more exciting Birding events are coming up!
The Blue-Headed Vireo (c) Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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