Friday Kathie Brown took me to one of her local birding haunts in Colchester.
She birds here when visiting her mother.
I was impressed by the huge field of wildflowers.
We saw many Monarch Butterflies flying over the field....I was only able to take this one photo..
Darn things wouldn’t cooperate!
Picnic tables to sit and relax…if you don’t mind sharing it with a Bluebird or Eastern Phoebe.
One of the two ponds on the property.
Are these a type of Lotus flower?
Oh ..we did go birding here, though I didn’t get many bird photos..
American Robin foraging.
The song of a Red-eyed Vireo had us into the woodlands in search of it.
We did find it along with a few mosquitos..so we headed back out into the hot sun.
Foraging Eastern Bluebird
Kathie and I walked across the street to the other pond and meadow.
I saw these pretty little flowers coming out from another lily type pad…
Anyone have a clue what they might be?
Kathie and her big lens
I took photos of Dragonflies and would really appreciate your help.
The checklist below is just species seen so you will only see the number 1 after the bird.
Kathie counts all the birds she sees and had the same birds but with actual number seen.
Cohen Meadows Nature Park, New London, US-CT
Jul 13, 2012 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Wild Turkey 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 1
Mourning Dove 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 1
Tree Swallow 1
Barn Swallow 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 1
Gray Catbird 1
Cedar Waxwing 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Chipping Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 1