Aug 092017
 

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

The transition from one season to the next at the Bird Sanctuary in Killingworth, Connecticut, might be as evident due to changes in the weather as to changes in wildlife seen and its behavior.

The calls of peepers are a distant memory as a very infrequent croaking of a frog is heard in the early Summer. On a rainy morning in early July, the extremely eerie call of a beast could be heard in the woods that I’ve concluded to be a Fisher Cat.

If you would like to hear my recording of the creature, contact me via the email gadget and I will send you the audio file.

The Hairy Woodpecker with juvenile above (image 25) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The Black-and-white Warbler above (image 1) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Gray Catbird above (image 2) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Pileated Woodpecker nest cavity attempts above (image 3) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Common Raven above (image 4) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Chipping Sparrow above (image 5) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Black-capped Chickadee above (image 6) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Blackburnian Warbler above (image 7) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Eastern Wood-Pewee above (image 8) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Cedar Waxwing above (image 9) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Purple Sensation Allium above (image 10) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

Birdlife at the Sanctuary at Casa Almeida has offered the loss of species seen with regularity to arrivals otherwise not seen earlier in the year. A keen eye was required to see the likes of Blackburnian Warbler, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Wood-Pewee and Great Crested Flycatcher.

The iris above (image 11) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Lena’s Broom with Gypsy Moth caterpillar above (image 12) was photographed at Casa Almeida in May 2017.

The Spicebush Swallowtail Butterfly above (image 13) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The “Threatened” Tiger Spiketail Dragonfly above (image 14) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The Great Crested Flycatcher above (image 15) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The Northern Cardinal above (image 16) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The defoliated tree above (image 17) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The juvenile Eastern Bluebird above (image 18) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The Brown-headed Cowbird above (image 19) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The Northern Cardinal above (image 20) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

While it was my intention to conclude this Killingworth series with this article, I will carry it at least one further with nearly a thousand images captured in the Bird Sanctuary that have yet to be reviewed. In this post I add Common Raven as my 318th bird species photographed.

The Ruby-throated Hummingbird above (image 21) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The garden statue above (image 22) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The plant life above (image 23) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The Northern Cardinal above (image 24) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The juvenile House Finch above (image 26) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The Black Oil Sunflower above (image 27) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The American Goldfinch above (image 28) was photographed at Casa Almeida in June 2017.

The juvenile Blue Jay above (image 29) was photographed at Casa Almeida in July 2017.

The juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk above (image 30) was photographed at Casa Almeida in July 2017.

The Common Grackle with juvenile above (image 31) was photographed at Casa Almeida in July 2017.

Please be sure to be reminded about this Wildlife Blog with the email gadget located at the top of the page.

The Red-shouldered Hawk above (image 32) was photographed at Casa Almeida in July 2017.

The Mourning Dove above (image 33) was photographed at Casa Almeida in July 2017.

 

Subscribe to our FREE Newsletter

 

 

Bob Pelkey

Bob Pelkey

This blog is updated every Friday (preferably) and randomly, primarily on the subject of wildlife observation in the state of Florida. This blog is in conjunction with my secondary photo site at http://www.pbase.com/jkrnm5/

Share this post with your friends

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  




Facebook Comments

Leave a Reply

avatar
wpDiscuz

Top-Viewed Posts Last 30 Days

  1. POLL: Should the MOTV trophy hunting channel be closed down? [1721 Views]
  2. POLL: Should the trophy hunting of lions be banned? [1589 Views]
  3. POLL: Should there be a tough crack down on the killing of raptors? [1246 Views]
  4. POLL: Should captivity for all killer whales be banned? [1213 Views]
  5. POLL: Should the keeping of dolphins in captivity be banned? [1196 Views]
  6. POLL: Should trophy hunting be banned? [1159 Views]
  7. POLL: Should elephants be kept in captivity? [1083 Views]
  8. POLL: Should the pangolin slaughter in Africa be banned? [883 Views]
  9. Karma? Another Trophy Hunter Has Been Killed by an Elephant [731 Views]
  10. POLL: Should the culling of Scotland’s mountain hares be banned? [719 Views]

Top-Viewed Posts Last 12 Months

  1. POLL: Should there be a worldwide ban on fur farms? [16951 Views]
  2. Gray Squirrels versus Red Squirrels – The Facts [9264 Views]
  3. POLL: Should foxes be culled to protect domestic pets? [3796 Views]
  4. POLL: Should Congress disband Wildlife “Killing” Services? [3084 Views]
  5. POLL: Should the cruel sport of bullfighting be banned? [2871 Views]
  6. POLL: Should the sale of elephant ivory be legalized? [2781 Views]
  7. POLL: Should Canada ban the hunting of seals? [2665 Views]
  8. POLL: Should the Tories be allowed to bring back fox hunting? [2574 Views]
  9. POLL: Should wild elephants be sold to Chinese zoos? [2321 Views]
  10. POLL: Should Japan be sanctioned for slaughtering Minke whales? [2239 Views]