More brant photos

Photo by Chris Bosak A brant seen at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Conn., April 2019.

You didn’t think I’d see thousands of brant and limit the experience to just one post, did you? Here is the first follow-up to Saturday’s post. The original post is here in case you missed it.

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Brant at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, 2019.

This brant is banded with silver bands on each leg. I can’t make out the numbers and letters, however.

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Brant at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk, Connecticut, 2019.
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Birds in snow: Red-bellied woodpecker and mourning dove

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A red-bellied woodpecker and mourning dove share a platform feeder in March 2019 in Danbury, Connecticut.

As promised, another snowy bird photo taken during this three-day stretch of overnight snow. “There will be more, lots more.” (An obscure line from my favorite movie, The Jerk.)

More snow means more snowy bird photos

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A pine siskin perches on the top of an evergreen in Danbury, CT, March 2019.

For the third consecutive day, southern New England was hit by an overnight snowfall. None of the “storms” amounted to much in terms of accumulation but they did create some good bird photography opportunities.

Here are a few to get started. Many more to come …

Photo by Chris Bosak A pine siskin perches on the top of an evergreen in Danbury, CT, March 2019.

Chickadee on Ice: Winter storm hits southern New England

Photo by Chris Bosak A black-capped chickadee rests on an icy branch during a winter storm in Jan. 2019 in New England.

The weather forecasters got this one right: a little snow followed by ice. In southern Connecticut, we went to bed with snow falling and woke up to everything covered in a sheath of ice. Photo opps abound! Send your best shots to birdsofnewengland@gmail.com and I’ll share them on this site.

Photo by Chris Bosak Winter ice storm in New England, Jan. 2019.

More ice shots I

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Ice on Little Merganser Lake in Danbury, Conn., winter 2019.

With a winter storm expected to hit New England this evening, here is another ice shot from my walk on the frozen pond the other day. I’ll post one more later tonight. Be safe and enjoy the snow tonight!

Appreciating ice: Walking on a frozen pond

Photo by Chris Bosak Ice on Little Merganser Lake in Danbury, Conn., winter 2019.

The walk yielded no birds except for a raven making strange noises overhead. No matter, the ice kept me busy.

The following photos were taken at the beaver pond (what I like to refer as Little Merganser Lake) at Lake Waubeeka in Danbury, Connecticut. We’ve had cold Continue reading