Monday, July 16, 2012

Ruby and Elizabeth Cohen Woodlands

Howdee all,

Friday Kathie Brown took me to one of her local birding haunts in Colchester.

Ruby and Elizabeth Cohen Woodlands

She birds here when visiting her mother.

I was impressed by the huge field of wildflowers.

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Cohen meadows_010Lots of Queen Ann's Lace

Cohen meadows_013There was also a ton of Milkweed in the field..

We saw many Monarch Butterflies flying over the field....I was only able to take this one photo..

Darn things wouldn’t cooperate!

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Picnic tables to sit and relax…if you don’t mind sharing it with a Bluebird or Eastern Phoebe.

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One of the two ponds on the property.

Cohen meadows_019Cohen meadows_020filled with Lily pads..

Are these a type of Lotus flower?

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Oh ..we did go birding here, though I didn’t get many bird photos..

American Robin foraging.

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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.

Cohen meadows_029Chipping sparrow

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Foraging Eastern Bluebird

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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?

Cohen meadows_038We saw this sparrow in the field..

Vesper?

Cohen meadows_040Second pond looking toward the road separating the park.

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Kathie and her big lens

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I took photos of Dragonflies and would really appreciate your help.

1-?

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2-Eastern Amberwing?

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3-Eastern Pondhawk?

Cohen meadows_055The Queen Ann's Lace was huge..

Cohen meadows_066Thanks Kathie~for showing me your local patch.

Its beautiful!

 

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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
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: <br />Submitted from BirdLog NA for iOS, version 1.4.4
23 species

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

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