Good day for Christmas Bird Count (lots of photos)

 

Photo by Chris Bosak Peregrine Falcon at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Peregrine Falcon at Veterans Park in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

The weather was actually quite nice (cold, but calm) and the birds were plentiful. A story about the Christmas Bird Count (Westport Circle) is posted on http://www.theour.com.

I personally had a good day, too, in terms of finding birds. Below are more photos from the interesting birds I found during the count. Yes, I realize the photos aren’t of great quality, but it was very overcast and the photos were taken mostly to prove what was seen. Some of the photos aren’t too bad, though. Anyway …

The highlight was the three warblers I saw at Oystershell Park in Norwalk. Even one warbler species is pretty rare for a New England Christmas Bird Count, but I had three at one location. The warblers were an Orange-crowned Warbler, a few Palm Warblers and a few Yellow-rumped Warblers. They were in a mixed flock with American Pipits, another cool bird.

Other highlights were a Peregrin Falcon at Veterans Park, 900 Brant at Calf Pasture Beach.

For more information about what the Christmas Bird Count is, click here.

Photo by Chris Bosak Orange-crowned Warbler at Oyster Shell Park during 2014 Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Orange-crowned Warbler at Oyster Shell Park during 2014 Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak American Pipit at Oystershell Park in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
American Pipit at Oystershell Park in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak Brant at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Brant at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak Brant at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Brant at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak Carolina Wren at Taylor Farm in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Carolina Wren at Taylor Farm in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak Northern Mockingbird at Taylor Farm in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Northern Mockingbird at Taylor Farm in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak Palm Warbler seen during Christmas Bird Count at Oyster Shell Park in Norwalk, Dec. 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Palm Warbler seen during Christmas Bird Count at Oyster Shell Park in Norwalk, Dec. 2014.

Photo by Chris Bosak Song Sparrow at Taylor Farm in Norwalk, Conn., during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Song Sparrow at Taylor Farm in Norwalk, Conn., during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak Ring-billed Gulls at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

Photo by Chris Bosak
Ring-billed Gulls at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., seen during the 115th Christmas Bird Count.

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3 thoughts on “Good day for Christmas Bird Count (lots of photos)

  1. My unofficial mini-count in upper Central Park yesterday consists of a flock of Tufted Titmice & one small busy woodpecker. I checked the Reservoir, but the big flock of Shovelers was gone, & so was the one little coot I’d been seeing there.
    Can all those birds be American Pipits? They look so different.
    The Northern Mockingbird looks cold — better head South!
    A Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & your family. Birds of New England gives me a lot of enjoyment. Susan

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