Date: 5/7/18 9:56 am From: Marne Onderdonk <marne37...> [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply...> Subject: [HMBirds] Late report Wilton Wildlife 5/6/18
Took a spin around the WWP last evening for about two hours... was hoping for walls of warblers but no such luck. It was pretty quiet overall, except for the firing at the shooting range next door.
The Usual Suspects (loads of blue jays and chickadees) Eastern phoebes American robins American goldfinch Song sparrow Field sparrow Chipping sparrow Hermit thrush (nice views) YB sapsucker Red-bellied woodpecker Brown creepers Ruby-crowned kinglet Eastern towhee Ovenbird (3) Red-shouldered Hawk Broad-winged Hawk American crow Winter wren FOS magnolia warbler FOS Black-throated blue warbler At the pond: Pair of nesting Canada geese Pair of belted kingfishers Green heron Great blue heron
Also please beware of ticks... one hitched a ride on my clothing even though I used repellant, stayed in middle of the trail and did not put my backpack down. Somehow they find a way... Best to tuck pant legs into socks!