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Trip Report

Tanager Hill May 4 – Trip report

On May 8th, twenty-one intrepid birders ascended the wilds of Tanager Hill and the Owen-Mortimer Trail in Simsbury. Luckily, a changing weather pattern yielded a reasonably good day of birding in an otherwise frustrating season. In all, thirteen warblers species were either seen or heard, including Black-throated Blue, Magnolia, Blackburnian, Louisiana Waterthrush, and our target, the sometimes elusive Hooded Warbler.…

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East Rock Park Bird Trip – May 11, 2019

Saturday May 11 was my annual trip to East Rock Park Hamden/New Haven. Our group assembled among many other birders which helped since there were so many migrants we did not want to miss anything. Also we were helped by the beautiful viewing conditions after so many days of wet or overcast days. The prime…

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Hartman Preserve Bird Trip – 5/11/19

A sunny cool morning warmed up a bit as nine HAS members roamed these beautiful woods and power line. We started with an open sighting of a Black-throated Blue Warbler after Redstarts and Ovenbirds at the cars. In all we identified 51 species plus a possible Orchard Oriole. The highlight, most likely,-close looks at a…

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Audibles and Edibles Walk – 4/27/19

Audibles and Edibles’ Trip report-4/27/19 On a just rainy and chilly morning, Kat Conte and Ernie Harris accompanied by Dorina Ademi and Rick Reed had a nice introduction to Burnt Hill Park off East Street in Hebron. The nutritious plants were plentiful. The birds less so but enjoyable- walk up view of Tree Swallow and…

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Wickham Park bird walk

Eighteen birders joined the walk this morning. Was colder than expected and too early for all the beautiful flowers that will be blooming soon. We had 26 species including three Ospreys circling overhead, Hermit Thrush and the song of a Winter Wren. We have to try again but in May when we can enjoy the…

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Satchuest Point trip – Saturday, March 30

Saturday, March 30 enticed only 6 participants to take in my annual Rhode Island trip. Surprising since it was a nice day for birding with temps in the 50s. We got off to a great start with the long continuing Snowy Owl flying around, on the ground and perching on the roof of the visitor…

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Western CT Shoreline bird trip – 3/24/2019

14 birders attended today’s Western CT Shoreline bird trip. We saw a total 52 species including 20 killdeers, 2 Ospreys, 2 Fox Sparrows and an early Great Egret at Sherwood. It was cool and windy. In Stratford at Bird’s Eye boat ramp we had various duck species including an Eurasian Green Winged Teal. At the…

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