Checklist S32518406

Sharing links

Owner Andrew Dasinger

Traveling
  • 1
  • 4.5 mi

Observations

  1. Number observed: 354

    Comments: most of these were flocks heading south earlier in the morning; some landed and therefore a few other flocks later in the morning were left uncounted since they might have been liftoffs of birds counted earlier

  2. Number observed: 30

    Comments: one tight flock that landed on the pond by Meadow Rd

  3. Number observed: 1

    Comments: released by hunting club - not a wild bird

  4. Number observed: 31
  5. Number observed: 85
  6. Number observed: 1
  7. Number observed: 2
  8. Number observed: 2
  9. Number observed: 1
  10. Number observed: 4
  11. Number observed: 8
  12. Number observed: 8
  13. Number observed: 4
  14. Number observed: 4
  15. Number observed: 1
  16. Number observed: 1
  17. Number observed: 1

    Comments: Seen around 9:30 a.m., in strip of tall weeds between dirt road and corn field at the edge of horse pasture. I was walking the dirt road, watching some bluebirds on the barbed wire fence on my left. In the weeds on the right I noticed a few goldfinch and Savannah/Song sparrows, then glimpsed a non-descript small passerine, initially assumed to be some kind of warbler based on size and behavior. The light was at my back and I was able to approach slowly. I obtained a good clear look at a distance of about 20 feet as it moved into an opening in the vegetation. The bird simply did not register. It had well defined eye arcs that flared a bit toward the auriculars. It had 2 definite, but not strongly defined, whitish wing bars. There was no streaking anywhere on the bird. The head, back and wings were predominately greenish gray, trending more green toward the lower back. The bird was pale underneath, with a slight yellow wash near the lower flanks and a little grayish wash on the breast. The bill had a heavier look to it, and I could clearly see a small hook at the tip, so concluded it was not a warbler but in fact was a vireo. As it fed in the weeds, presumably finding insects, which were active given the temperature and sun, it would hover in Ruby-crowned Kinglet fashion. I was able to watch it forage as it moved through the weeds and had more good looks that confirmed the features. It made a few high-pitched short chip notes that didn't match anything I was familiar with. I spent about 30 to 45 seconds with the bird, ending with it flying up and left across the road over the pasture toward the marsh and wetlands, where I lost sight of it. The bird did not stand out as having a particularly spectacled look, which I would have expected, but different pictures viewed on line show that the lores are not always light, perhaps a feature of immature birds.

  18. Number observed: 6
  19. Number observed: 125

    Comments: counted birds over about the first hour; later on the sky seemed to be full of crows (heading south from Hartford roost) and I stopped counting

  20. Number observed: 70
  21. Number observed: 28
  22. Number observed: 12
  23. Number observed: 8
  24. Number observed: 1
  25. Number observed: 1
  26. Number observed: 2
  27. Number observed: 6
  28. Number observed: 3
  29. Number observed: 35
  30. Number observed: 138

    Comments: Bulk of birds were in large field of peppers

  31. Number observed: 12
  32. Number observed: 33
  33. Number observed: 14
  34. Number observed: 9
  35. Number observed: 111
  36. Number observed: 6
  37. Number observed: 9
  38. Number observed: 46
  39. Number observed: 123
  40. Number observed: 18
  41. Number observed: 135
  42. Number observed: 500
  43. Number observed: 1
  44. Number observed: 1
  45. Number observed: 1
  46. Number observed: 28
  47. Number observed: 5