Final Bird

Finishing up the week, my last adventure was to Cadwell Loop found in Pittsford, VT. I arrived around 6:30 am, another beautiful blue sky day starting off at 54 degrees Fahrenheit. I must say, out of all my years growing up around here, I've never been to Cadwell Loop and I must admit some shame. This loop was something out of a fairytale, sun shining through flowering apple trees, the red covered bridge with a steady riverbed underneath it, and an abundance of bird activity greeted you. The birds seemed comfortable in this habitat where I was able to see over 20 species just through my binoculars. My first spot of the morning was an American Redstart, it was on a hanging branch over the trail. A surprising spot to say the least since I finally got to see that amazing colorization that they hold. As I continued, I spotted nearly 10 species in the first few bends of the loop. These included Common Yellowthroat, American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, Song Sparrow, etc. This area was a mixture of meadows, dense deciduous and coniferous woods, wetlands, and shrubbery. It was a great learning opportunity to use our knowledge from class to place a certain species and identify it within their relative habitat. Though I wasn't able to spot any reptiles, I did spot two foraging deer on the edge of a meadow while I was trying to scope out a Gray Catbird. As I made my way back to my car I met a woman named Sue, she and I exchanged some notes from our morning birding and observed a few species around us. It's always a wonderful opportunity to collaborate and gain knowledge from an experienced birder. I am thankful to have met a few experienced birders along my journeys this week and hope to be able to go birding in groups again soon!

Posted by chey_conn chey_conn, May 22, 2020 23:53

Observations

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Downy Woodpecker Dryobates pubescens

Observer

chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Hairy Woodpecker Dryobates villosus

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Tennessee Warbler Leiothlypis peregrina

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Starling Sturnus vulgaris

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Baltimore Oriole Icterus galbula

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Veery Catharus fuscescens

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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American Redstart Setophaga ruticilla

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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American Goldfinch Spinus tristis

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus

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chey_conn

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May 22, 2020

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Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Canada Goose Branta canadensis

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Yellow Warbler Setophaga petechia

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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House Sparrow Passer domesticus

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Passerines Order Passeriformes

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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American Robin Turdus migratorius

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chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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Tufted Titmouse Baeolophus bicolor

Observer

chey_conn

Date

May 22, 2020

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