Study group-April 9, 2022 Hartford Riverfront Boathouse, Riverside Park -submitted by Annette Pasek

Trip Leader/Coordinator – Annette Pasek

April 9th, 2022, Meeting Location – The Hartford Riverfront Boathouse, Riverside Park

20 Leibert Rd, Hartford

Group of six, Cynthia, Jon, Maggie, Annette, Debra and Susan

Start time 11 am, Chilly 50 degrees and rain – 11:45 at the finish of our study and before our walk. After a brief wait in our cars the walk preceded, the group walked south on the west promenade walkway until water across the path stopped the group. The walk continued north of the boathouse with stationary views only due to water over the path northward. 21 species were noted.

Canada Goose
Mallard
Hooded Merganser

Mourning Dove
Killdeer

Double-crested Cormorant
Red-tailed Hawk
Downy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Carolina Wren
European Starling
American Robin

House Sparrow
House Finch
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
warbler sp. (parulidae sp.)
Northern Cardinal

Discussion of inland shorebirds and migratory, Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and Upland Sandpiper. Literature and dvd’s were shared. Extra binoculars were used by beginner birders.

This was the first of seasonal study group, a reprise to the original Hartford Audubon Study Group Club which began in 1908.

1 Comment

  1. Paul Desjardins on May 7, 2022 at 7:01 pm

    The club actually began in 1909.

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