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Tanager Hill and Goodrich Road, Simsbury

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 10, 2017 |

Fifty-three species of birds, a howling pack of coyotes, and one garter snake met at the Simsbury Land Trust’s Tanager Hill and nearby Goodrich Road properties to observe eighteen birders from HAS. Despite the cool, early morning temperatures, a spectacular male Scarlet Tanager serenaded us from high in a tree, just yards from the parking…

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Jug Bay, MD

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | May 7, 2017 |

In spite of awful weather, eight members of HAS joined me in Upper Marlboro, MD to go on one of Greg Kearns pontoon boat trip up the Patuxent River in Jug Bay. The drive down was hard for people, some arriving just in time for dinner at a local place in Upper Marlboro, but the…

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Beginners Bird Walk #4 – Station 43

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | April 29, 2017 |

Twenty-seven people enjoyed a long, hot and muggy morning at Station 43. Boots were still needed at the swamp area. Highlights of birds seen were: Wood Ducks, Common Mergs (on the river), Mallards, Great Blue Heron, Wild Turkey. Also – D.C. Cormorants and Common Loon (on the river), Red-tailed Hawk, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted…

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Great Pond Simsbury CT

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | April 15, 2017 |

A group of twenty-seven people arrived at 8:00 a.m. It was a very cool morning that warmed up as time went on. Many of the ducks had moved on but Wood Ducks remained, as well as Blacks, Mallards and one pair of Green-winged Teal. The Killdeer are staying – also many Tree Swallows and Belted…

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Sachuest Point, RI

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | March 25, 2017 |

Saturday March 25 enticed only five birders to show up for the annual Rhode Island trip. We birded all day under overcast skys but at least the rain held off. We started off at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge where we saw the usual assortment of ducks including Harlequins, Common Eiders, several White Winged Scoters…

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Beginners Birds Walk #3 – Station 43

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | February 25, 2017 |

On a very warm morning with temperatures in the sixties, thirty-one birders enjoyed a snow-less walk. A large group from the Manchester Garden Club attended. The swamp produced Wood Ducks, Mallards, Green-winged Teal and Ring-necked Ducks. Many Red-winged Blackbirds were back. Belted Kingfishers were heard and seen. A flying and perched Cooper’s Hawk showed off…

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Hartford County Boat Launch Tour

By Hartford-Audubon-Society | February 5, 2017 |

Twelve birders gathered at the Donald Barnes Boat Launch in Enfield for the first of seven visits to local boat launches along the Connecticut River. Tolerable temperatures, light winds and clear skies made for a near perfect day of birding. Our first task of the morning was sorting through the two-thousand or so Canada Geese…

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