After that, I stopped at a store. I've noticed that Fish Crows, that which look almost the same as regular crows, often hang out in large plaza parking lots. They have a nasally call compared to American Crows and appear a bit smaller. I ignored them all year so I decided why not take a picture of one?
I've continued to treat summer as a time to take a break from active birding. Instead, I have taken to passive birding in summer months. That means short trips or in this case, a spontaneous stop at Haddam Meadows for a quick look around.
Instead of doing a thorough search of the entire park, I keyed in on what appeared to be a family of Easter Kingbirds. I saw one in the grassy field.
I saw another kingbird perched in a tree surrounded by tangled greenery.
Then there was a couple of them sitting on a wood rail playing a game of stare. I have the attitude of no expectations in the summer so spending 20 minutes following kingbirds around was enough birding for me on this particular morning.
Summer is fine for kicking back and watching one bird at a time!