On Sunday, I was scouting the local area for an upcoming Field trip that I'll be leading (scary thought). I led my first field trip last year as a fill-in for a local bird club. I discovered that it takes a lot more time to bird an area with a group, than if you were to cover the same area yourself.I plan on trying to move things along more briskly this year. I'm not too good at identifying Fall Sparrows, but there are others that will help me out.
I came across a few new fall birds along the CT. River. I counted 8 Golden-crowned Kinglets. Couldn't catch those pesky little guys in a photo though. The White-throated Sparrows arrived in big numbers. They're already across the whole state. I also spotted a few Dark-eyed Juncos.There were large numbers of Palm Warblers as well.
I took a break along the way at a Japanese Garden.I really wasn't sure what that is, but I was curious enough to stop in. It was a small but peaceful area with lots of evergreens, a man-made stream, special huts, and rocks. I talked to the owner who told me that the huts were tied together with special Japanese knots that supposedly never come apart.Unfortunately, someone put Bass in his water which will eventually eat all his Koi Fish. Next time, I'll bring some tea or shade-grown coffee.
Well, I'm going to finish the post up in a hurry tonight. It will be the first post that I actually finished within 10 minutes. I read that bloggers should be able to put out a post this fast, but it always takes me much longer than that. I'll be doing a Songbird game some time next week I think.(correction-20 minutes).