Shrubland and Grassland Life

The date is May 19, 2020, a Tuesday. The destination is about 35 miles from my home base, I set out to the Helen Buckner Preservation Area in West Haven, VT and arrived around 7:30 am. I was unsure if I was even going to be able to bird at this site due to some repaving of the road being done but after waiting a few moments I was able to park at the kiosk in the preservation area. It was a great day to set out for a birding adventure being sunny with only a few clouds and the temperature already being 45 degrees Fahrenheit before 8:00 am. A marsh leads to an abundance of grasslands and shrubs, the perfect spot for a diverse ecosystem. Though it was hard to spot these species, hearing them was unremarkable. My first sporting was a Wood Duck perched up in a tree, a beautiful first species to spot, to say the least. I was able to record some fascinating calls of Blue-winged Warbler, American Bittern, Woodpeckers, etc. Unfortunately, some species like House Wren, Song Sparrow, Osprey, Yellow Warbler, etc. were too quick to capture a photo. Regardless, today's birding adventure was rich in diversity and a great learning opportunity.

Posted by chey_conn chey_conn, May 20, 2020 00:18

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Pine Siskin Spinus pinus

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Square

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Square

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Wood Duck Aix sponsa

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Square

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Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Square

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Sandpipers and Allies Family Scolopacidae

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Pileated Woodpecker Dryocopus pileatus

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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Osprey Pandion haliaetus

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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Blue-winged Warbler Vermivora cyanoptera

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chey_conn

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May 19, 2020

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No photos or sounds

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House Wren Troglodytes aedon

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chey_conn

Date

May 19, 2020

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Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

Observer

chey_conn

Date

May 19, 2020

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