Monday, October 17, 2011

Birding and Chatting~ BwBTC~Wilton, CT

Howdee all,
Saturday was our BwBTC Outing to Wilton, CT
~Birders who Blog Tweet and Chirp~
(BwBTC=A crazy, fun group of Bloggers that also love to Bird)

It was a lovely morning~we met at 7:30 am
 BwBTC Wilton CT_021 Allen Meadows…
one of Luke Tillers local haunts.
BwBTC Wilton CT_022The place was full of Sparrows…
And us…
BwBTC Wilton CT_023Are those distant birds?
BwBTC Wilton CT_025Nope..Birders… :)
BwBTC Wilton CT_026I have to say..I did so much chatting…I didn’t photograph many birds.
Not that I would have captured much with my small lens~there were some mighty big Camera lenses being used. Looking forward to everyone else's bird shots.
BwBTC Wilton CT_028I will show you this very lousy photo of a Chickadee taken with my baby camera… I just saw one Christopher took of the same bird… His is Awesome!
BwBTC Wilton CT_005I did get this amazing photo of a Yellow Chatty Bird
In honor of all the Chatting going on during the day~and believe me~We did as much chatting as we did birding. Ok, speaking for myself…I chatted more than I birded.
BwBTC Wilton CT_004It was a super morning of birding and socializing in the meadows
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Birds seen at Allens Meadows Ebird list thanks to Kathie Brown
Canada Goose
Turkey Vulture
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
gull sp.
Mourning Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Blackpoll Warbler
Palm Warbler (Yellow)
warbler sp.
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Common Grackle
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Time for a Coffee Break and
Birding the parking lot 
BwBTC Wilton CT_043More birding..
BwBTC Wilton CT_045
More chatting..BwBTC Wilton CT_049Super People!
BwBTC Wilton CT_047Birds seen at Schenck's Island~Wilton ebird list via Kathie Brown
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
American Crow
Tufted Titmouse
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Palm Warbler (Yellow)
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Turkey Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Indigo Bunting
House Sparrow
We then did a quick stop at Sherwood Park
BwBTC Wilton CT_051The wind was picking up…
BwBTC Wilton CT_053Towny tromped thru the grass and muck to try and get us a view of a Seaside sparrow.
BwBTC Wilton CT_054Not much luck~ a few quick pop ups.
Don’t bother looking~no bird in this photo. :)
BwBTC Wilton CT_059Looking for water birds..
BwBTC Wilton CT_061
and finding a few…
It was a great day~The weather was perfect…the company stupendous..
BwBTC Wilton CT_062Thanks Luke for showing us a few of your favorite birding areas!
Stay tuned~ Catherine Hamilton will be on BirdCallsRadio. If you havent listened to BirdCallsRadio..get on over there and check out the archives.
BwBTC Wilton CT_063
22 species total at Sherwood Park~ebird list thanks to Dan Huber
Canada Goose
American Black Duck
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Blue Jay
Northern Mockingbird
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Chipping Sparrow   
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird

The Bird Bloggin Gang~
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Diana Fruguglietti and Paul Ippolito~Travelling Birders
Mardi and Townsend Dickinson~Kymry ~ A look in time….
Kathie Brown ~ Kathie's Birds
Christopher Ciccone~Picus Blog
Jeff and Dawn Fine
Luke Tiller~Under Clear Skies
Catherine Hamilton~Birdspot
Daniel Huber ~Nature Observances
Vincent Mistretta~Vincent Mistretta Photography
Other posts of our day~

Cindy~Birders who Blog Tweet and Chirp
Vincent Mistretta- BWBTC Outing in Wilton, Connecticut
Dawn Fine- Birding and Chatting ~ BwBTC ~ Wilton, Connecticut
Larry- Fall Camping At Pawtuckaway & BWBT&C
Cindy- Birders Who Blog Tweet And Chirp
Dan- Lovely Little Sparrow
Cynthia Cage- Sparrows and More, Allen's Meadow with the BwBTC Gang


  1. How fun! Glad the weather cooperated for you.

  2. You birders always have so much fun.

    BTW, I like the little birdie changes on your blog page.

  3. Hi Dawn, looks like a fun time was had by all. Good company and birds, what more could you ask for. I enjoyed your photos, even if they do not have birds in them. Have a great day!

  4. Looks like a great day! Great company and beautiful weather!

  5. I think its a "Chatting Gang" rather than a "Blogging Gang Dawn." {:)

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  7. Sounds like you spent a glorious day with your birding friends. Lots of birding and chirping going on. Fun times!

  8. What a beautiful area. It would have been a nice day even without the birds. Having so many of them as well makes it a wonderful day.

  9. Kerri
    Howdee Kerri~Finally the we got perfect weather for an outing. Not that the other two days were that bad. This day was mavelous..:)

    Glad you like the little Birdies~ they are just visiting while Audubon has thier little facebook collect the bird contest.

    Hee hee~Glad you enjoyed my birdless photos :) Yours are always bird filled. :)

    Hilke Breder
    It was a great day..still hope you will meet with us all someday!

    Hee hee..I think Bloggers are chatters for the most part!

    RoyalIndiaTours said...
    Thanks :)

    Julie G.
    Thanks dear Julie~was a whole lot of chirpping going on!

    Yes~Birds are always a bonus on these outings.

  10. I should have put my last comment down here. Thanks for doing this again. I had a lot of fun meeting up with everyone! Glad you got some nice photos-Trying to bird, talk,eat,and take pictures all at the same time is a challenge for me.

  11. Another great outing brought to you by Jeff and Dawn Fine. What a wonderful asset you are to the birding community! I can't wait for you to get back to the West Coast so I can visit with you again.

    I really appreciate the eBird lists too. Isn't THAT a great resource? So easy to use and beneficial to everyone ;-)

  12. Larry and Larry~
    Thank you both for your comments on my blogs post about the BWBTC outing..I cant believe I am so far behind on responding to comments on my blog posts.
    I am trying to catch up now..

    I am looking forward to doing more bird outings in the future..It has been a very difficult month or so while my nephew was recovering.
    All is well now..back to normal!


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