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roseclaw's third big year


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I'm not sure where this year will go, but I'm sure it will be interesting. Do not expect quality at any time! Do expect birds from the northeastern United States.

 

New Year's Day birds! All in Northwestern CT, USA.

 

1. Dark-eyed (slate-colored) junco

 

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2. Hermit Thrush

 

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3. American Robin

 

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4. Northern (yellow-shafted) flicker

 

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5. house finch (two males and a female)

 

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6. red-bellied woodpecker

 

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7. eastern bluebird

 

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8. downy woodpecker

 

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9. white-breasted nuthatch

 

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10. tufted titmouse

 

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11. black-capped chickadee

 

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12. hairy woodpecker

 

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13. red-tailed hawk

 

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13 unlucky for some but not in this case.

A great start.

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Off to a flying start - good to see you back 

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Good to see you join again. And with quite a harvest for the first batch!

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beautiful birds to celebrate the start of the new year!

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Welcome again, I'm happy you are taking part! 

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I remember the northern Flicker from last year, what a beautiful bird.

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An excellent start with some beautiful birds 

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Birding must be a welcome diversion from the insanity that is going on all around your country at the moment. Keep them coming!

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Yes, @Dave Williams Things here are Not Good, so birding is a great distraction. Hopefully I have more birds this weekend!

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Great start! You really have a great variety of Woodpeckers up there.

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  • 2 weeks later...

1/22 Northwestern CT, USA

 

Went out this afternoon to find some rare birds. Found them!

 

14. Hoary redpoll - lifebird!

 

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15. Common redpoll - haven't seen them in years

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

16. Coopers Hawk 2/9, northwestern CT, USA

 

It's been snowing here constantly, so I haven't been able to do much birding except from my window. Here's the very cold hawk sitting in the snow.

 

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2/14 Central CT, USA

 

All the arctic air brought arctic visitors. Second lifer of the year come to me!

 

17. Tundra Swan (lifer)

 

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18. Wood Duck

 

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19. Canada Goose

 

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20. Hooded Merganser

 

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21. Mallard

 

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22. Black Duck

 

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  • 7 months later...

I blinked and now it is somehow October? How did this happen? I don't know if I'll be able to catch up, but I hope to at least see how everyone else is doing!

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