Date: 10/8/17 2:02 pm From: Jeremy Nance via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Easton Clay-colored Sparrow, N. Shoveler
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was in the hedgerow in the NE corner of the Trout Brook Valley Preserve orchard this afternoon (right where the Say's Phoebe was last year), along with single White-crowned and Lincoln's Sparrows. A quick check of Aspetuck Reservoir on the way home turned up two female NORTHERN SHOVELERS, along with 41 Am. Wigeon, 27 Ring-necked Ducks, and 7 Gadwalls (locally scarce) among others. The ducks on Aspetuck this fall have been avoiding the fountain area, favoring instead the middle of the lake near the pull-off along 58 (just north of where the highway runs right along the west edge of the reservoir). Both Aspetuck Reservoir and TBV Preserve are off 58 in Easton.