Oct 102017

Somewhere between the Arctic and Southwest Florida is a place to relax and do some good birding.

One of those great places to bird is in Killingworth, Connecticut. With the ability to observe action at a leisurely pace, typically 15 minutes before sunrise and beyond with a desire to increase my bird list, it has been great fun to document my sightings. In fact, immediately after my last report I had the good fortune to see a “double-crested” Eastern Bluebird.

Leisurely here doesn’t mean to imply that birding fails to require a large degree of effort. A typical morning has averaged more than a few hours of observation. There is sometimes a surprise or two that breaks up the routine such as the incidental when glancing out the window to observe an unusually large count of 15 Northern Flicker seeking sustenance in the lawn and flower beds which occurred the day of this publication.

The American Goldfinch above (image 2) was photographed at Casa Almeida in September 2017.

The Eastern Bluebird above (image 1) was photographed at Casa Almeida in September 2017.

The Rose-breasted Grosbeak above (image 3) was photographed at Casa Almeida in September 2017.

Much time has additionally been devoted to making reports to eBird. You are invited to check out the lion’s share of wildlife images processed this month that are available to view there. In the coming months I will be evaluating my continued membership with Pbase.

The American Goldfinch above (image 4) was photographed at Casa Almeida in September 2017.

If you have not already done so, I strongly encourage you to investigate eBird and contribute your observations to it. It is a magnificent resource of give and take. My thanks to eBirders Greg Hanisek and Tom Obrock for assisting me in correctly identifying several birds this month.

The Eastern Wood-Pewee above (image 5) was photographed at Casa Almeida in September 2017.

The Black-throated Green Warbler above (image 6) was photographed at Casa Almeida in September 2017.

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The Eastern Phoebe above (image 7) was photographed at Casa Almeida in September 2017.


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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/

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