This week was the first week I could really get out after recovering from Birding in Dixie. I have to say that the first trips outside were quite productive. I've added a bunch of birds to my Connecticut List, Year List, and my Life List. I even got one of my goal birds! Of the past couple of days, I've seen a lot of birds, I'll just outline some of my favorites.
I am so thrilled to finally seen Clapper Rails and Bobolinks. I can't count the numbers of close calls and dips for getting trying to find these two birds. The Bobolinks were fluttering around a tidal grassland. I didn't get great looks at them but its pretty hard to. I hope to get better looks at them in the near future.
The Clapper Rail was a great pick up for me as I had been searching for one for a while. They are awesome and mysterious birds. People call them 'Chickens of the Marsh' and when I heard their call, I knew I was close to finally seeing this elusive bird. When I finally saw the Rail, I can't tell you how excited I was. I probably don't have to since I imagine most of you have felt the same way.
What bird or birds have literally made your heart skip a beat?
A Clapper Rail!
A Monarch Butterfly, Haven't seen too many of these guys around
Can You Find the Sparrow???
Laughing and Herring Gulls
A Black-and-White Warbler
2013 Year List: 260
Bobolink LIFER and GOAL BIRD
Clapper Rail LIFER
Next: More Fall Migration! Waterfowl! Raptors! Hawkwatch!