Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Accidental Big Day

So this past Weekend, I found myself doing something I had never done before.  After a productive stop at Bent of the River Audubon Center (link here) where I had over 50+ species of birds, I thought to myself after a friend mentioned it, if I could break 100 in a day.  Well, I tried and I did.  It wasn't a really planned big day and in fact, if i could do it all over again, I would structure my day a little differently.  But all that being said, I had a rather good day.  I've included my list and some photos from the day below.

Until the next time, get outside and go birding!

Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal
Common Merganser
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Bald Eagle
American Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Upland Sandpiper  FOY
Ruddy Turnstone
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Common Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher  FOY
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher  FOY
Eastern Kingbird
Blue-headed Vireo  FOY
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Tree Swallow
Bank Swallow FOY
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow FOY
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Ovenbird FOY
Worm-eating Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hooded Warbler FOY
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler FOY
Blackburnian Warbler FOY
Yellow Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler FOY
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler FOY
Black-throated Green Warbler FOY
Canada Warbler FOY
Wilson's Warbler FOY
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow FOY
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow FOT
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting FOY
Bobolink FOY
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Baltimore Oriole
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Canada Warbler, a first for CT for me

Short-Billed Dowitcher

Lincoln's Sparrow


Bobolink, another CT first for me

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday


  1. What a wonderful day you had.ell done chalking up 100 birds.

    1. Thanks! it was a fun day. Hopefully next year I can break 110.

  2. Wow, great variety and list of birds. I recently found the Bobolink too. Happy Birding!

  3. Great list But I think your picture of a short-billed dowitcher actually a greater yellowlegs.

    1. Marilyn. Can I ask what makes you say that?