Friday, April 4, 2014

Birding at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land

I spent my lunch hour at BHCL.  It was mostly overcast, with a rare sliver of blue sky and occasional blasts of a chilly breeze.  I saw a lot of birds and was able to add two to my 2014 list:  Tree Swallow (on the wing overhead) and Brown-Headed Cowbird (among a flock of starlings).

American Goldfinch
American Robin
Blue Jay
Brown-Headed Cowbird (FOY)
Canada Goose
Dark-Eyed Junco
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Phoebe
European Starling
Great Blue Heron (fly-by)
House Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Northern Flicker
Northern Mockingbird
Red-Winged Blackbird
Song Sparrow
Tree Swallow (FOY)
Tufted Titmouse
White-Breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Phoebe

White-Breasted Nuthatch

Eastern Bluebird

When I walked near the Town Forest trail, I noticed a very loud chorus of Wood Frogs quacking in the vernal pool.  I wished I could go off-trail and get a photo of one, but I'll save that for my own property on a day when I have bug spray on for ticks.

I saw an orange moth flying in the meadow.  It landed briefly.  It had orange wings above and an arrow-shaped body at rest.  I have no idea what it was, but it was fun to see!

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