Took a tour alonf rt. 5 north to the Ompompanusic River to Campbell Flats
and back to Ledyard Bridge, and Wilder Dam. Highlights were:
Rt. 5 near Quonset hut:
Starlings- a family sitting on the telephone wire
Cliff and Barn Swallows still nesting under the bridge rt. 91.
7 Turkey Vultures- close views
1 Green Heron
Canada Geese with family
Rock Doves under bridge
2 Baltimore Orioles 1M 1F
2 Am. Redstarts
12 Cedar Waxwings
Black & White warbler
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers making a big fuss
Ledyard Bridge area:
Rock Dove nesting under bridge
Watched a female American Redstart building her nest in a Sumac bush.
At Wilder dam, a brief visit confirmed that:
1 Ring-necked Duck
are still hanging out at the South end before the dam. Pretty amazing.
A short visit to Lyman park behind Listen in White River produced:
and more. Great birding spot
Sadly, no Bank Swallows or evidence of holes in the bank.
Spotted, photographed (and heard) a Pewee near the Beaver Pond on Tigertown
We still have at home:
Hairy, Downy Wp
Occasional RW Blackbird
Life is Good! Birds are great!
Creature Kinships and Natural Affinities
Animal and Nature Paintings, Portraits and Prints