Category Archives: Connecticut Birding

6/5 – 6/7: Cape Cod

This past June, my dad and I enjoyed a couple of nice days up in Cape Cod. During that time, we split our hours between overseeing the renovations that were going on at the new house, and doing some birding. … Continue reading

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12/21 – Fairfield to Madison

Jim Orrico and I spent the greater part of Saturday, the 21st, birding the Connecticut coastline, from our hometown of Fairfield east to Madison. Our primary goals for this day of birding were to catch up with a number of … Continue reading

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12/22 – Stratford-Milford CBC: Seaside Park

Charlie Barnard and I covered the Seaside Park area of Bridgeport for a couple of hours this morning as part of the Stratford-Milford Christmas Bird Count, before we both had to head off to holiday commitments. We ended up recording … Continue reading

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11/27 – 11/29: Thanksgiving Birding

Thanks to a break in the treatment schedule, my family was able to enjoy Thanksgiving weekend at our cottage in Cape Cod. Having sold our beloved house in Yarmouthport just the year before, we ended up buying a wonderful abode just … Continue reading

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11/13 – Red-headed Woodpecker

Jim Orrico and I embarked on a rare after school chase this past Wednesday, in search of a juvenile Red-headed Woodpecker that had been frequenting the intersection of Bradley and Lincoln Streets in New Haven. Upon arrival, it didn’t take … Continue reading

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11/9 – Fairfield – LBBG, Black Scoters

Jim Orrico and I spent a little over an hour birding the Penfield Reef and parts of Ash Creek, in search of newly-arrived waterfowl. Our short stint out into the field provided us with a number of great birds, the … Continue reading

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11/2 – 11/3: Fairfield – BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD

An incredible bird for my hometown (and for CT!), an immature male BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (Archilochus alexandri) was found visiting a Fairfield yard around October 23rd. It wasn’t until the beginning of November, however, that this first state record’s identity and continued presence were confirmed. I … Continue reading

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