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Old Thursday 9th August 2007, 01:45   #1
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Fairfield, Connecticut, USA

Here in Fairfield, CT, I have a great location, close to the Mill River, near Long Island Sound, therefore getting a good mix of sea/water birds and feeder birds. Not bad for a novice birder. Yesterday we saw a nice group of 11 Great Egrets.

Other common sightings include:
Mourning Dove
House Sparrow (nesting in the eaves)
American Goldfinch
Brown-Headed Cowbird
Common Grackle
Red-Winged Blackbird
Northern Cardinal
Dark-Eyed Junco
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Northern Mockingbird
Gray Catbird
American Robin
Tufted Titmouse
Black-Capped Chickadee
American Crow
Blue Jay
Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Belted Kingfisher
Pigeon
Wild Turkey
Great Cormorant
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Mallard
Osprey
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Old Thursday 9th August 2007, 02:06   #2
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Hey maddove,

Plenty of nice birding where you are I quite often walk out on Penfield Reef at this time of year. The CAS Birdcraft Center in the center of town is also a great spot in migration.

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Maddove,
A very warm welcome to you, looks like a good list of birds to me!
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I forgot to add that we have frequent sightings of Monk Parakeets here in lower Fairfield, plus some unidentified swallows skimming for insects along the river.
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Sounds like a very nice local patch you have, maddove.
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Old Saturday 22nd September 2007, 14:02   #6
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I took streatham's advice and visited the CT Audubon Society a number of times over the last week and besides quite a few catbirds, cardinals, chicakdees, red-bellied woodpeckers and others found some brand new birds to add to my sightings list: Black-and-white warbler, Common Yellowthroat, and American Redstart (probably - it was a brief sighting but did notice an all-black head and body with a white breast and a red-orange patch on its flanks.)

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I was walking around the house this morning when I heard an unfamiliar trill in my backyard. I was rewarded with a pair of Carolina Wrens singing and responding in a tree right outside my window. Since I hadn't seen any in my yard before, the distinct curved bill, white eye stripe and throat, and song sealed the ID. Very nice sighting this far north for them this late in the year.
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