Category Archives: Fairfield Birding

1/5 – Penfield Reef Barrow’s

I received a call from James Purcell late morning on Sunday to alert me to a Northern Pintail in the vicinity of his house at the Penfield Reef. Despite the extremely treacherous and icy road conditions, I couldn’t resist heading … Continue reading

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In the beginning…

…There was the heaven and the earth. There was a White-throated Sparrow, a Northern Cardinal and a Dark-eyed Junco, my first three birds of the year! I’ve been keeping a year list for a number of years now, and have really been enjoying it. New … Continue reading

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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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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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May Madness 2013

May. In the birding world, that single word is ’nuff said when it comes to conjuring up images of spring migrants, all decked out in their gorgeous breeding garb. If you’re a big wood-warbler fan like me, this month presents … Continue reading

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Fairfield BIG Day 2013

After an incredibly successful Fairfield Big Day run the year before, in which we shattered our previous record by ten species, Dave Hursh and I were looking forward to taking a stab at our new species record, 116, on the … Continue reading

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4/28 – Lake Mohegan #2

Having birded Lake Mohegan on the same day the year before, I thought it might be a good idea to head back Sunday, not only for the awesome birding that was likely in store, but also to get an idea … Continue reading

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