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  1. Wingwatcher

    Connecticut Shoreline

    My brother and I went to the shore on Valentine's Day. Milford, Connecticut was fairly productive, even though it was icy cold and windy. We came up with Great Cormorants, a Red-throated Loon, 4 White-winged Scoters, Red-breasted Mergansers, a Pied-billed Grebe, Buffleheads, Common Goldeneye...
  2. Wingwatcher

    Hi to all the new members.

    I think I'll take Nigel Blake's keen approach and give all of you new people a WELCOME. Hope you post a lot and enjoy this Forum as much as I do.;)
  3. Wingwatcher

    Winter Ducks

    I took a trip to Bantam Lake in Connecticut today. Even though everything is frozen here, a small part of the lake stays open. The Bantam River flows through, plus Geese and Duck movement keep it open. I landed up seeing Mute Swans, Ring-neck Ducks, 4 Wood Ducks, a lot of Mallards, Canada Geese...
  4. Wingwatcher

    Bird feeder report.

    Today, at our feeders in Connecticut, my wife and I saw 3 Fow Sparrows, a female Red-bellied Woodpecker that I believe has been here since she fledged, a female Hairy Woodpecker, a few Downy Woodpeckers, 1 Red and many White-breasted Nuthatches, and more Dark-eyed Juncos than I have ever seen...
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    Fox Sparrows

    It seems like everywhere I go birding this fall has a Fox Sparrow hopping and scratching about. Went to a local feeder blind in Litchfield, Connecticut, where there were no less than ten feeding. In the past I had only seen 1 or 2 at a time so it was fun watching. This photo is a little blurry...
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    Whooping Cranes

    Hi, Anyone interested in following the migration of a flock of Whoopers led by an ultra-light airplane, can do so at www.operationmigration.org. These guys dress the part, too, by wearing Whooping Crane costumes. Awesome! The project will be under way shortly.
  7. Wingwatcher

    Birds around my yard.

    Today, 9/24/02, in Barkhamsted, Connecticut- Backyard: What a gorgeous day for birding! Stayed on the mountain hoping for Hawk sightings but wasn't lucky in that department. I did see a Pileated Woodpecker, a female Common Yellowthroat, Northern Flicker, a female Baltimore Oriole, Common...
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    Birding Connecticut

    Hi, Over here, in Connecticut, the shorebird migration is coming to an end. Some of the species I saw during the move were: a fairly rare Marbled Godwit, Whimbrel, Red Knots, Piping Plovers(endangered), Forster's Tern, Roseate Tern, Least Tern(another endangered species), Northern Harriers...
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    I would just like to take this opportunity to thank all you people from across the pond for being America's friend in need and for being our Ally.
  10. Wingwatcher

    Backyard Bug

    There are some strange looking critters in my mountain yard. Here's one now. A Tobacco Horn Worm .
  11. Wingwatcher


    Just saying Hi from U.S.A. I'm into birding a lot and hope to learn and share in here.:cool: